Location
Austin, TX
Undergrads
37,083
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3460 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Austin is a vibrant and funky town. There are tons of things to do, especially outdoor/athletic and live music activities. You will never be bored here.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: Between all the Greek parties of west campus, to the craziness of East aka "Dirty" 6th Street, to the classier West 6th street to the funky Rainey street, there is something for everyone in the nightlife category.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: We have organizations such as "sure walk" that will give you an escort home after studying late, and there are police poles all over campus that you can press if you feel you are in danger. There are many other resources as well.

College Senior

Drug Safety: I don't do drugs, except occasional alcohol in social outings, so I do not feel able to answer this.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: We have a ton of options within walking distance and even more if you are willing to take a car or bus. Austin is very environmental and full of people living "alternative" lifestyles, so there are a lot of vegan/health food options, but there are also a lot of various ethnic options. Additionally, many local restaurants allow the use of "Bevo Bucks" which are part of our university meal plan.

3 College Senior

Majors: I felt that my professors were very well-qualified, and I feel this school was worth it in that respect, however the variety of classes in my majors (Spanish and Music) was limited.

3 College Senior

Majors: For my music major, I needed to audition and first be accepted into the music program prior to the admission to the university. I felt that that process was very straight-forward, except that I was told I would have to sight-read at my audition and in fact I did not have to.

4 College Senior

Athletics: There is a ton of school spirit surrounding varsity sports, particularly football. Intramurals are pretty popular and fun ways to hangout with friends... they are not taken too seriously.

College Senior

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life, so I feel that I cannot accurately describe what it is like to be a part of, however we have a very large Greek presence, and as a freshman I felt left out to not be a part of a sorority, but by my senior year, I realized no one cares about Greek life at that point.

3 College Senior

Transportation: UT has a great bus system that goes to all of the main off-campus student housing spots. There is also a bus (the 40 acres bus) that runs solely on the UT campus. The problem with these busses is that they get very crowded and as such the 40 acres bus is not a practical way to go between classes if you only have the standard 10 minute passing period.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I found the dorms to be a great way to meet people. Typically only freshmen live in the dorms, however. San Jacinto and Duren are believed to be the nicest dorms whereas Jester (the largest) is considered by many to be the worst. Nevertheless, I lived in Jester and really enjoyed its convenient location, being near most of my liberal arts classes and having several dining options right inside the dorm, as well as multiple study lounges.

College Senior

Campus Strictness: I am in general a rule-follower and did not personally experience or witness any scholastic disciplinary actions.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial aid was frustrating for me because the FAFSA bases everything on my parents' incomes since I am technically still a dependent, however I am actually paying for three years of my undergrad on my own, so I feel that I should have qualified for more aid than I received.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: convenient for saving on gas

College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I don't live on campus

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Luck just simply isn't on my side it seems.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Good variety. A little sketchy.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am still waiting for my most recent financial aid package to be released, but at least the financial aid counselors are nice.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses are convenient, assuming they arrive on time. Generally they do, but I have sat around for the ONE Forty Acres Bus to come pick me up and I'd eventually just walk across campus. Public transit off campus takes very long, for example it takes thirty to forty-five minutes to get to Walmart by bus. This is an inconvenience.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Usually available and usually works fine.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: In the little time that I've gone out, the parties were fun

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Though I feel moderately comfortable walking around campus at night, I would appreciate slightly higher security presence on campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: As a student at the University of Texas at Austin, I seek to mature not only academically but also culturally. Though I have these desires, the moderately high prices, lacking variety of options, and nutritionally substandard food options that off campus restaurants provide stops me from eating out as often as I'd like.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Psychology has a lot of research opportunities and has a great pick of professors.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't go to parties

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Tony Griffin
Hometown
Houston, TX
Major
Marketing
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Most students agree that they have loved their time here at UT, and they wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. College is the best time of your life, and I can’t think of a better place to spend it than at the University of Texas. Students get a great education while having an awesome college town with everything at their disposal. Don’t try to graduate early. Enjoy your time at UT—go cheer on the Longhorns at all the home games for all sports: football, basketball, baseball, intramurals. See the amenities that the Forty Acres has to offer—the Harry Ransom Center, go to our libraries and see our more than eight million volumes. Go to Gregory Gym and the Rec Center—you have a free gym membership for four years or more—use it.

I came to UT convinced that I was going to transfer to a school in California in the spring. I spent two days here before school started and I never wanted to leave, even to go home and visit my parents and high school friends! I couldn’t leave because I was always afraid that I would miss something because there was always something exciting going on. If you are worried about the fact that UT is so big, don’t. All you have to do is find your niche, and everything else should fall into place. You can find it within your dorm, apartment, organization, fraternity, sorority, or classmates. Although, at times, it may seem overwhelming, UT is not nearly as big as it sounds. All you have to do is make friends, which you will, and the campus will seem infinitely smaller. Come join us!

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