Austin, TX
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Reviews 3886 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Live on Campus Starting Out. The dorms at UT are really not bad, and you NEED to live on-campus starting out to get the full college experience. You might hear horror stories about Jester (typical freshman dorm) but even it isn't truly that awful, and you are right in the middle of all the buzz, which makes going to class, getting involved, etc. Duren/San Jac are the nicest, newest dorms, also the most expensive.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Everywhere, Depends on Where You Go. West Campus is pretty expensive, but the apartments are the most convenient, within walking distance of UT. North Campus is quieter, usually for an older crowd. Riverside and Far West are most affordable but also require a commute every day.

5 College Senior

Academics: Excellent Center for Academia – Great center for research, professors at the top of their field.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The Research – UT is known to be a research school, and I can not stress enough how great FRI( Freshman Research Initiative) allows incoming freshmen to get a grasp on what research entails. I personally came into the university thinking of becoming a professor, and this program allowed me to partially experience the research atmosphere. Even if research is not your thing, there is still a lot that one can learn and take in from research that just makes a student ambitious to search for other internship opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Top Notch – I find the challenge of the biological sciences enticing. It is a hard goal in life to aspire the medical field, but doing research under a professor at UT has inspired me to continue in the science field. Courses such as organic chemistry are difficult, but with determination and having the mindset on the day in which graduation comes it is definitely worth it! I took organic chemistry lab this past semester and it was difficult but not impossible due to the course work that was more time consuming than anything else. That is where time management comes in to play with courses like this.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Proactive Place – The university is located around a lot of places such as lakes and museums. In the city of Austin there is always something going on if its not a marathon there are community service projects everywhere. In downtown I have heard that every first thursday of the month there are giveaways by that restaurants.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am currently a human biology B.S major at the university and for the entry it is not difficult, but the process of staying within the college is challenging. For certain classes such as calculus and chemistry, students have to take a placement test in order to qualify to get enrolled in the course. In order to continue and be officially declared under a biological major one has to complete certain courses out of the curriculum.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls and food options are well rounded. There are different food options revolving around different cultures. A top notch dinning hall on campus would be Kinsolving because it is a buffet that offers good quality food.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Physician Assitant Internship – If I could do an intership under a physician assistant, I would manage my time wisely because my ultimate goal in life is to become a physician assistant. Currently I am a UT undergrad student taking pre-med courses along with pre- physician courses. I have done a program at UT called freshmen research initiative and enjoyed doing research under a professor. I hope this semester to be in the look out for an internship just to expand my horizons towards the medical experience.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Good Biology Program – As a Cell and Molecular Biology major, I had the opportunity to take challenging, fun courses with some of the best professors in the nation. The UT Austin Biology program has a variety of options for students to pick from and it allows flexibility to also take courses from other departments. Overall the biology program is very good and satisfying.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: UT Sports Are Very Popular – UT sports are very popular both on campus, in the community and the nation. Football is the most popular sport and many students and other people engage in football games. Sports are a big part of the University.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Popular Among Social Groups – Drug use on campus is barely noticeable on campus. However, many social groups such as sororities and fraternities engage in frequent drinking off campus. It is a popular activity among these socially engaged groups, but it does not pose any pressures on other groups and it does not disturb the learning environment on campus.

3 College Senior

Diversity: UT makes a concerted effort to be diverse in its course/program offerings and admissions with the Division of Diversity and Culture. However, it is not particularly friendly to students who are not 100% students - those with families, those who work to their education, the University makes it hard to complete degree requirements by limiting the offer of evening classes, as well as limiting the number of classes not "in residence" one can take - including those through the University Extension.

3 College Senior

Transportation: UT Shuttles – Public Transportation isn't exactly a priority in Texas, unfortunately. Despite that, the UT Shuttles are okay - they sometimes fill up or don't show for a pick-up time, but overall my experience with them was decent.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Student Safety – While the campus police are sort-of around and they have placed call boxes throughout, the campus is large, and West Campus is a breeding ground for debauchery. Car break-ins are common, and I try not to walk alone after 8.

4 College Senior

Academics: Student Experience – This really depends on the school. Liberal Arts is inundated with aimless students seeking a degree, any degree, making the overall student experience as an LA major less than pleasant - auditorium-sized classes, advisers who don't know your name much less your interests or progress toward a degree. More specialized programs offer a better experience - more flexible curriculum, intimate guidance and wider study options.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Longhorn Life – Collegiate sports overshadow just about everything else on campus. Part of this is the Texas way - football may as well be a religion in this state. However, I think too much emphasis is put on them. I worked full time through my first undergrad degree and couldn't partake in the festivities due to time and financial restraints, so while the team spirit can be endearing, it can also be intimidating and exclusionary to those who can't quite bleed orange.

3 College Senior

Academics: UT Liberal Arts – The LA programs are student-heavy & lack attention to student needs.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Business Is the Way to Go – The McComb's School of Business is one of the highly ranked business schools in the nation. I loved that I am part of this school because to start with being a business student already gives you a certain air of importance within the university. Moreover, recruiters are always teeming the school and the job and internships opportunities are always high.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Myriad of Internships Available – As business students we are high in demand. Recruiters are always coming to my business school wanting to recruit students and sometimes it doesn't even matter that you are a freshman, they will still take you! All you have to prove is that you are interested in the company. I am planning to get an internship abroad next summer through AIESEC.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Number 1 Accounting Program in the Nation. of Course I'm Happy! I am extremely happy with my choice of major, accounting. When I first started school I did not know what I wanted to study but my school having the #1 accounting program did it for me. Moreover, you have a high opportunity of getting employed right after college with big companies and good paying jobs.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Laid Back Culture – Austin is characterized by their saying "Keep Austin weird" and the students at the university take seriously this saying. Around campus you can see individuals singing on top of trees or playing guitar in the grass. The whole student community is very open and understanding of different cultures. Moreover, school sponsored activities also show the spontaneity that the school is know for. One example is "Foam Sword Friday" that happens every last day of classes. This activity is sponsored by the school of architecture and it consists of student waiting on either side of the street and when it turns green for them to walk, they "charge" and hit each other with foam swords.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Austin Attracts the Attractive – Austin, home to the University of Texas, attracts the most attractive ladies across the state and beyond. Our hot weather and opportunity for refreshment at our wonderful area lakes ensure that the ladies will be dressed to impress all summer long... did I mention our summers last 6 months or longer here in Austin!

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Best Choice: Have Your Own Computer and Possibly a Printer Too – The main computer lab is in the library and it is not always easy to get a computer especially during the middle of the day. However, there is a quick printing station that helps out a lot. Wireless access is excellent! As long as you don't run out of bandwidth, then you have to wait until next week.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Perry-Castaneda Library is an excellent place for research and to study. There are six floors, and one of them is reserved for collaborative learning. It is the only floor where you can be loud. There are endless resources. The computer lab only has 100 computers which can create a waiting list throughout the day, and it is not open 24 hours. However, the library is a great place to get work done!! (except not on the collaborative learning floor)


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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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