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

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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.

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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
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The overall experience is I like the city of Austin a lot more than the school itself. It has great resources and a lot of opportunities for students to get involved on campus but unless you're really into football there's really no sense of school spirit. It revolves all around sports. It's really easy to feel insignificant. The other negative was the academics. They are very poor quality compared to my old AP classes. The class size makes it really difficult to learn since most of the time, the classes are just lecture styled and don't appeal to all teaching styles. The professors were varied. A lot of them were really engaging but didn't care about the individual at all. The others were really caring professors that had no clue how to keep a class engaged. The academics really disappointed me in this school.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UT offers a lot of resources and opportunities for you to get connected and help for you to search for jobs and internships.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Atmosphere of UT revolves around football. It is one of the major things of campus. Almost all traditions have something to do with football or sports.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most close by restaurants on Guadalupe Street(The Drag) are awesome. They are a little pricey but they stay open til 3am and are convenient for late night snacks. The Austin food trucks are amazing!

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's a very accepting community of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Both the City of Austin and the University campus are great environments that make people feel comfortable with being who they truly are.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining at The University of Texas at Austin offers a lot of options for people that are vegan, vegetarian, or even have food allergies. The menus are on display and show the ingredients that could be harmful to people with allergies with symbols. The dining halls have also taken initiative to advertise eating smaller portions as well as not wasting food. They also started an ecological project that helps students help the environment by reducing waste and save money by being part of the program.

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5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: A lot of stuff to do, the list is never ending

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Attractive, athletic, and smart people, some people can be stuck up though

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: On campus is very safe. Downtown is more dangerous, and west campus can be dangerous too

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is something I wanted to be in but it's too expensive. Sometimes it's harder to get into parties and there's less social opportunities, but people don't look down on you if you aren't in it

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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