By all measures, The University of Texas at Austin is one of the best and most diverse public universities in the United States. While too much emphasis is often given to the various "rankings" published by several organizations, such evaluations of graduate programs have consistently ranked the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the top five in the nation. Our excellent teaching and research program draws the best students from around the nation and world. Graduates of our program are highly sought after by leading geotechnical consulting firms, academic institutions, and other employers.