Location
Austin, TX
Undergrads
37,083
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Freshman

Facilities: I don't live on campus and I haven't started classes so it's hard to describe life on campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UT Austin has its own police department. They have a program that allows students to have one amnesty call, and the police will go and help you if you're at a party and can't drive home for example. They want to make sure that everyone is safe, not so much as give tickets to those who aren't supposed to be at events as mentioned.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Austin is such a nice place to be. There are so many things to do!

College Freshman

Academics: I haven't started classes yet so I don't know how the curriculum is like.

College Freshman

Academics: I haven't started classes for my major.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship. I hope to get one as I study to become an athletic trainer. I do, however have a part time job. It's nice to not have to work all the time, but when you do work, it's good to gain experience in a certain field. I get paid minimum wage. The time commitment could be hard at times because of things you have to do at work and for school but it's all about tie management.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The program I got into is pre-athletic training. It was tough to get into because it only accepts 60 people per year. There wasn't anything special to do to get in.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: It's crazy how there are so many people who could be "just like you" on campus, but in reality, there is hardly anyone like you. There are so many different people, identities, religions, nationalities. Everywhere you go there is someone unique and different.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus, but I had to stay in the dorms for my freshmen orientation. My dorm was nice. It was very cold, but the view was nice. I like how just a couple flights down is the food court/ restaurant area. There's everything you need in one building.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The different sports teams may not be the best, but it's also about fan involvement and UT Athletics do an outstanding job at making everyone feel like part of the team. And that's what matters.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Can't expect too much from dining hall food and you shouldn't to begin with. It's average. Plenty of vegetarian options. If you live on campus, you get a meal plan, though the prices of eating in the dining hall are so inflated, you really aren't saving money.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: UT is consistently ranked one of the best party schools for a reason. Fraternities throw some of the biggest and best parties year round, especially during Roundup. Overall, Greeks definitely throw the best parties. Despite being a party school, UT has some of the smartest students, so partying clearly doesn't take away from getting a prestigious education.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a pretty big deal. Formal rush in the spring is hectic and stressful and it must be taken serious in order to receive bids. Greek houses are very nice, especially those of the top tier fraternities and sororities. Non-greeks are kind of viewed as less cool. Many fraternity men refer to non-Greeks as geeds. Non-greeks aren't shunned, but I'd say they're definitely looked down upon a little by those involved in Greek life.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I'm not big in to eating fast food.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The police do their job, that's all I care about.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: The school is drowning in the amount of school spirit it has! I love it.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Pretty much everyone on campus are rocking some kind of style. I love how they seem to know who they are.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's waaaaayyyy too expensive to join a national greek institution but there are a lot non greek affiliated fraternities that are gender inclusive and many that are designated for different ethnicities.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's a very diverse and accepting campus but it still has a lot to work on. The population of African Americans is less than 5% and there are current reports of racism. That is just NOT OKAY.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It depends where you move to. West campus is really pricey, but riverside though cheap is shady.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are a lot of interdisciplinary programs at UT that are helpful for students with a lot of different interests. The academic advisers have a lot of information but you usually won't know about it unless you personally look for it. It isn't well advertised.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are many different programs for people with different interests. It is one of the best things about UT. You can find a club on almost everything.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The most crimes that occur on campus are thefts. Sexual assaults do occur but UT is taking the innitiative of BeVocal to create a much safer environment.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There's a lot to do and a lot of places to go. 6th Street sucks if you are under 21 though.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It depends on the residence hall you live in. Jester sucks. It's always under construction and has cockroaches. But it's right next to the PCL and to most classes. Other residence halls are really pretty and old but have tiny rooms, and others are nice and spacious but are a bit more pricey.

3 people found this useful Report
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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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