Austin, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
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Reviews 3881 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I didn't live on campus, and barely ate at the facilities

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Austin is the most AMAZING atmosphere for college aged individuals, definitely a town built by foodies for foodies, and athletic, accepting, & vibrant. 6th street is legendary for nightlife, the entire street is shut down weekend nights and many students participate in 6th street bars regularly. Just walking around UT you can get beautiful views of the capitol building, and the outdoor mall the Domain is really amazing.

Weather is sunny, although sometimes hot, but all around, I never want to leave this place

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is gorgeous, definitely has a home-y feel that you wouldn't expect being around 54K other people.

As for the facilities on campus, the school is so big that there is pretty much everything, and you can bet it will be top notch minus some outdated buildings, but even those are pretty

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: UT campus kinda feels like all the actually cool/outgoing nerds from the Texas high schools. Guys and girls are very dateable, and likely have a bright future and good looks.

very few people are overweight and many come from money

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't apply for any scholarships through the university

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Some majors are really difficult to get in to, while others are auto-admission. Tips for admission: "planning on transferring" to business or a better engineering degree will be very challenging.

important criteria for transferring is pretty much all GPA.

My program was auto-admit, although I did take it further and apply for the Honors program in my field, and that went smoothly and I got in

College Sophomore

Majors: I already discussed my nutrition major specifics on a previous page that asked a similar question

5 College Sophomore


"Texas fight" runs in our blood, sports are huge. Mainly football and basketball. #1 in memorabilia sales in the country and second largest college stadium in the country.

We have our own TV network for Christ's sake

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pros are that there are a lot of options that are close, but the cons are they fill up extremely quickly and vary on cost about 800-1300/month since the school is basically in downtown

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Austin is a very liberal city in Texas, and is a haven for diversity of all kinds

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UTPD is a thing, a whole police department for just students and the campus. However there are lots of bike theft. Nothing too crazy.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Social atmosphere of UT is an absolutely HUGE one. Greek life does not usually dominate but you can definitely feel Greek life around you on campus, (they all dress the same & wear their letters) Greeks in general are not looked down upon by non-Greeks but can be viewed as snobby, undeservedly rich, annoying, and judgemental, although I don't see how this could be much different than other schools.

During RoundUp weekend, Greek takes over campus, inviting big artists to come perform at the different frat houses. The west campus neighborhood is on fire all weekend with parties and over-capacity houses. Everyone goes, whether you are greek or not

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Workload is high, the school is difficult but well worth the quality of education.

Registration process is not easy and competitive, since the school is so big and everyone wants the top professors.

I am a member of the biggest College, the College of Natural Sciences, and I must say it is not just the biggest but our research opportunities are phenomenal.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I believe that the general Natural Sciences student at UT does not have an easy workload whatsoever, but I do find the Nutrition major to be more lenient than others, although I am in Honors Nutrition.

Due to the prestige and huge alumni family, the job opportunities feel endless and even as a freshman I am working an awesome internship.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's very dependent on the dining hall you go to; many are overpriced.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Longhorn pride goes a long way with athletics here

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I once got aid, but I didn't the following year.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Very large college and large classes. Have to make an effort to get to know the profs but always worth it.

3 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Majors: Haven't had an internship but plan to intern for different career prospects for chem majors

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A bit of a bad reputation. Lots of parties and often blamed for the noise and mess.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The vibe on campus is diverse; you can find anything your heart desires.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Lots of recruiting events on campus, often for CS or business students

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Some buildings have been renovated or recently built, while others truly suffer

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: They're getting better; they often alert us of any suspicious activity on and off campus.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Certain things, like life in the dorms, are highly regulated. Parking can be a nightmare

2 people found this useful Report

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Tony Griffin
Houston, TX
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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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