Location
Austin, TX
Undergrads
37,083
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3886 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I love my classmates, professors, and classes. Everyone is interested in the major but also interested in having a good time.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many companies in Austin that are perfect for interning at as a Computer Engineer.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are very small, the rules are very strict, and the housing assignment priority system is confusing and somewhat unfair. As a freshmen, I was given my first choice of campus housing (which landed me in the worst of the honors dorms). As a sophomore, I've been assigned my THIRD choice of dorms, missing out on the other two honors dorms and landing right back in a closet sized dorm with no sink, same as freshman year.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You can live off campus in an apartment larger than a dorm room for LESS money than you would pay to live on campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: While the weightroom in Gregory Gym can get crowded, there are other facilities to make up for that, if you're willing to walk a few extra minutes. Intramurals are fantastic and available for all skill levels. Varsity sports (mostly football) are a huge part of campus life as well.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are incredibly challenging. This is not high school all over again; a degree from UT, especially from engineering, has a lot of sweat and tears behind it.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is intense but I'm somehow finding time to add a minor in Mandarin to my major in Computer Engineering. All the work that is required of me, I believe is necessary to learn what I need to learn to be very successful. The Electrical and Computer Engineering professors are the bomb.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While Non-students on campus are my largest concern, the Campus Police Dept does a fantastic job of deterring most roaming non-students.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: Despite a few douchebags, the campus as a whole is incredibly accepting.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: You pretty much have to stick to the buffets if you only buy the standard meal plan; everything else is too expensive (though much, much better).

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: It's all over the place. That's Texas for you though. We'll have ice days one week and 70 degree weather the next, no joke.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: The network is phenomenally fast and the free data plan is all you need. Computer availability is great, but I can't imagine not having your own laptop because there is so much work to be done you sometimes need to work in your own dorm.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most of the people at this school have worked hard and continue to work hard. There are many interesting people with actual personalities and the diversity on campus is great too, you are exposed to so many different people with different values/cultural backgrounds.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm liking it so far. Yet to see where it may lead.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: The selection is competitive, but fair.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options at a decent price, in more cases.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As long as you're not breaking rules, you're fine.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Nightlife: Not involved. No time as an engineering major.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Parking: I don't drive and live fairly close to campus, so this isn't an issue for me.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Lots of fun with a variety of people.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Open and friendly people everywhere, easy to socialize.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: There was an issue with my SSN as it was transcribed incorrectly between FAFSA and UT Austin, so I did not receive many scholarships, but the University was generous with what they could give.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have loved my UT Austin experience so far. The vibe you get from the university and people is hard to beat.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Austin is a friendly and wonderful place. Good folks all around.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I've never been involved with Greek life at all.

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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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