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

Transportation: You can walk, take the bus, or bike it. Whichever way you do it though, it's free (unless you have to buy a bike) which is the best thing to hear as a college student.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: I Don't Know – I haven't attended but I've heard rumors that it's moderate.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I am less that 18 so I can't get into clubs anyway so I really have no idea.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Based on academics, you can get a fairly good amount of financial aid. Most scholarships though, really look into picking the best candidate to hand out their money to. My advice would be to get involved with the community as much as possible. That really helps distinguish a hard-working student among the rest.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Keep Austin Weird – What I love best about UT is that it is located in one of the best cities ever, Austin! There are so many things to do here, from outdoor activities, to nightlife, to campus life. You get it all here!

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4 College Senior

Weather: It's definitely hot here most of the time. I enjoy the heat, even though during spring/summer/fall you will work up a sweat on campus. It's really not that bad, and the buildings have AC. If you don't like warm weather, you probably shouldn't move to Texas!

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to live in a decent apartment that is close to campus, you don't have that many options. West campus housing is very close and convenient but is very expensive, and the affordable apartments are not very close to campus. I live less than 10 minutes driving distance from campus and luckily there is a UT shuttle, however it takes almost 40 minutes on the bus.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Rec Center Is Perfect – Gregory Gym is perfect. They have a good amount of workout equipment, large pools, and plenty of basketball courts. They even have rock climbing which is different, but very fun. Its is even open until midnight.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Texas has amazing school spirit and fan support for both football and basketball. We take pride in our athletics, and have great facilities as well.

4 College Student

Computers: At UT there are always enough computers to go around. However, in some places, printing is expensive. I would rather use my own printer than pay fifty cents per page in the dorm computer labs. However, some colleges offer a certain number of pages of free pages, which is great.

3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Keeping Austin Weird, and Entertaining – Austin is a city full of entertainment. Riding a bus can take you to countless restaurants, clubs, stores, and just about anything else a student would need.

2 College Student

Diversity: Diverse, or in Sync – The University of Texas often hosts events that seemingly embrace diversity in all shapes and forms. However, within these groups are a homogenous people who are as unwelcoming as they claim others are to them. In effect, a reverse discrimination is common at this school.

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Not Too Strict – There is plenty of freedom at UT. With over 50,000 undergraduate students alone, frankly the administration couldn't care less about your academic life as long as you aren't failing, or your social life as long as you aren't harming anyone.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It Takes All Kinds – UT really has every type of person you could ever imagine. Insane diversity.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Good So Far. I don't rely on the Health and Safety services much, but they are definitely available and I hear good things about them. I have never had any problems.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of campus life. I think the Greek personality type is completely different than the non-Greek. The parties freshman and sophomore years are definitely impacted most by Greeks.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Not Required – I never lived on campus, so I'm not really sure how it is. I've heard both good and bad things. I'm glad that we're given the option of whether or not we want to live on campus.

4 College Junior

Academics: Classes at UT – If you have a more specialized major, your classes will be more intimate and more enjoyable. At UT, your education is what you make of it. If you work hard, your classes will be worth while. There are hundreds of opportunities that are offered, and it's up to you whether or not you want to take advantage.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's Amazing Here – It's amazing at UT! I love it here and I found some of my greatest friends. Make sure not
To get too consumed with your social life because academics are not all the simple! Make sure you study enough to keep your grades up! But at UT, make sure you branch out or you can find yourself stuck doing things by yourself!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The Drag Is Where It's at – The Drag or Guadalupe street is a great place to find food. Restaurants include Potbelly, Chipotle, Pita Pit, Jamba Juice, Einsteins, Whataburger, etc. The costs are just like normal. There arent many student discounts but there are so many options!

1 College Sophomore

Parking: It is extremely hard to find parking spaces. It is easy to find garages, but they are extremely expensive and inconvenient. They are also kind of far from campus.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I've seen a police car bump a longboarder. I understand the police giving him a ticket, but bumping him while he was riding could have been dangerous.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Fairly Good – My experiences have been average so far. It can be crowded at times, generally easy to find spots. Using your own laptop is much faster.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Nutrition Major at UT Austin – I find the University of Texas as a whole to be an amazing campus to live on and a great university to attend. The only issues I've ever had are with registration. The class availability is incredibly low and the actual process of registration can sometimes be more stressful than actually taking the course. I find all the professors in the college of natural sciences at UT to be extremely knowledgeable and I always find myself learning when I am in the classroom.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus Life – Living on campus is great in UT. There's pride and passion for the school and it's demonstrated at sporting events. Students fill up the stadiums with our school colors and support our athletes.

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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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