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International Students at University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering

GPA & GRE Scores for Cockrell Engineering – Texas at Austin

This is part of our series profiling different graduate degree programs and graduate schools at U.S. universities for international students on an F1 Visa or J1 Visa. This week we profile the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas – Austin .

Located in the state capital of Texas

As a top ranked engineering program, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin draws some of the best applicants.

  • Recently admitted students averaged a GPA of 3.74 on a 4.0 scale and averaged a 590 verbal GRE score and a 770 quantitative GRE score (159 verbal and 163 quantitative Revised GRE scores).

Engineering degrees can lead to a highly lucrative career and the University of Texas – Austin is one of the best universities in the world at which to start your future. The 20-year net return on investment for Out-of-State students (international students would fall into this category) with an engineering degree averages $878,000.

The ten departments that make up the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas – Austin are:


Please click on the links above to explore more information about each school.

The graduate program at the Cockrell School of Engineering was ranked ninth overall by U.S. News in 2017 and the following programs are individually ranked as well.

  • Petroleum Engineering – 1st
  • Civil Engineering –  4th
  • Environmental Engineering – 4th
  • Architectural Engineering – 2nd
  • Chemical Engineering – 6th
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering – 8th
  • Computer Engineering – 7th
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering – 8th


The cost of attendance to the University of Texas – Austin will vary depending upon the school and level (i.e. graduate or undergraduate) that an international student would attend. For purposes of an international student’s costs, please refer to the “non-resident” information. Nomad Credit can help you find international student loan options.

The University of Texas – Austin has a large and diverse international student body hailing from 120 countries.

For additional information about international student life at the University of Texas – Austin, please visit their International Office’s website or find them on twitter at @WorldandUT. The international student admissions process can be found here.

As always, we encourage you to reach out to a school directly to get the most up-to-date and accurate information. Speaking to someone from the school can help you make a better decision and they can also put you in touch with alumni who can speak to their experiences of attending that school.

For those international students on an F1 Visa or J1 Visa needing an education loan or study loan to help fund their studies, please visit us at We also can help you find student medical insurance options. We are more than happy to help and if you have any questions about international student loan options, please email us at


Nathan Treadwell

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