Austin, TX
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$33,128 ($9,790)
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Reviews 3402 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy my program, it feels like I am learning everything I need to. The workload challenges me and there are plenty of opportunities to learn.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship, but I plan on it. I believe they can be very helpful, but I am a bit worried about finding one.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus can be strict, yet there are plenty of opportunities for students to have freedom. Academic dishonest is very strict here however, and there is a no tolerance for it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As long as you are smart about walking around campus, it is very safe. Walk in groups and avoid listening to music while walking so you can be aware of your surroundings. A downside is that bikes are very commonly stolen here at UT.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is a lot of peer pressure from different groups of people to drink alcohol.

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3 College Junior

Majors: If I could do it all over again, I would have liked to know from the very beginning what my major would be so that I could do all that I could with it. I would have liked to travel abroad at some point in my college career.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Getting into my program was not too bad. My only difficulties that I encountered was deciding what my major would be.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food at the dining halls is very good and all dine dollars or Bevo bucks are accepted. These locations have a large variety of foods that are enjoyable anytime. If one does not want to eat at a dining hall there are other restaurants throughout campus where you can eat (e.g Zen, Taco Cabana, Wendy's, etc). One problem that I have encountered with the school meal plan is that students are not allowed to choose how much money we want to put in our dine in dollars account. The plan requires a student to pay a very large amount, much of which is not used by the end of the year.

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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: All policies at the university are put into place in order to keep school integrity and for the safety of its students. I do not believe there are any unfair or unjust policies that are detrimental to the students in any way. We are all allowed to voice our opinions and make our own decisions. We have options for any type of protest that we might feel the need to bring up.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Many Greek fraternities and sororities host events that pretty much everyone at the university can attend. They are pretty open to who they let into events. At this university there are many fraternities and sororities. They make up a lot of the student body and tend to liven the school atmosphere. Greek housing usually consists of nice looking houses off campus. They are mostly located in West Campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Many off campus apartments that are near the campus tend to be very pricey if you want your own space and bath and so you essentially pay for the closeness of it. There are cheaper apartment complexes farther out and the good thing about it is that the university shuttles travel to these apartments as well. So even if you have no personal transportation and want to live farther from campus than others, you have the choice of taking the UT shuttles.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are small but one does not really need a lot of space to begin with anyway. You get the opportunity to meet many new students from all over the world every year and you can form long lasting friendships. Prices are high so community baths are usually the best as well as sharing the space with another student. Some dorm buildings have dining halls within, which is very convenient.

4 College Junior

Academics: There are a variety of great studying areas around campus. The professors could be a bit more involved with the students but overall, they are okay. Registration process can be a bit difficult due to the way that registration times are assigned. Classes are challenging but it is what expected from such a large and influential university.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You just have to put yourself out there and not be afraid to talk to people.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: If sports are your thing then its great.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: It depends how far you want to go and what time of day.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Always something new to try.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Sometimes the internet is down.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics is a large part of the university. Not only does it invoke school spirit, but it brings everyone together in a large celebration. Students from all schools and clubs cheer athletes on as part of a united front. Watching events is very fun and enjoyable. The best part is it brings an opportunity for parents and family members to also interact with the university. It is a great way to experience college and really feel like a part of something big.

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers are readily available and the printing in certain locations is very affordable. Some dorms, like Kinsolving, even have their own computer labs within the building and lower cost printing. The only problem is the lab is restricted to residents. The network is usually reliable except in the occasional spot on campus that tends to have low wireless access. I typically prefer to have my own personal mobile device or laptop with me on campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I enjoy eating off campus because the atmosphere of the city is great and there are many options of restaurants to choose from. There is a place for all occasions as well as for any group (i.e. for families, for a group of friends, etc.) the location of certain dining locations off campus are also very convenient. Many are within walking distance of the university.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is one of the biggest sports events on campus. Most of the student body during the fall attends the home football games, and sometimes even tail gates to the games if they're close enough.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Based on the people I hang around, not a lot of them get drunk on the weekdays and if they do drink/do drugs they're smart about it, so that they aren't incapacitated the next day. And they make sure that they can still function in class.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: All the off-campus housing in West Campus is pretty expensive, and when you want to look at cheaper places, it always has bad reviews that make you want to run into the hills. But of course it's always different for everyone, so you never know until you try.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: To this day, I'm still not quite sure how the whole financial aid thing works. It's very confusing and it's like a game of waiting to know how much you get or something.


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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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