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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: UT Austin is probably one of the friendliest public schools in Texas for LGBT students. Politically, there's a heavy representation of both sides on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Housing seems to be pretty available, and at an acceptable price for living in Austin.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The people here are generally extremely friendly and willing to help each other. The greek life presence is also pretty strong.... which may or may not be to certain people's liking.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: At such a large school, most rules regarding student life are not super strictly enforced. Rules relating to dorm life depend heavily on your RA.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have absolutely loved my time here at UT. The large school atmosphere paired with the focus towards research has been a great platform for my future academic aspirations.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a whole street called "the drag" right off the side of campus. It's not a whole lot, but it is a break from the monotony of the dining hall. Food trucks are also a great place to visit if you want to try something different once in a while.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall, I have felt safe with my possessions on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Austin is a great city for a college student. It's a city with a young population, great food, and lakes/hills for the occasional weekend outing.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Because most students live off-campus after their first year, Austin is has a plethora of apartments and off-campus housing options. Although not as conveniently located as dorms, apartments are located very close. They are also very affordable (most people rent with multiple roommates), and almost all include parking.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek-life is pretty large at the University of Texas at Austin. It's a great way for people to find a smaller community of people to be around with such a large student population. People in sororities or fraternities definitely uphold their responsibility to charity and are very inviting.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The University of Texas at Austin has a very diverse group of students. Really there is no "type" that can define the entirety of the student population. I would even go as far as to say that the University of Texas has any type of person you could ever imagine.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Austin is a diverse and thriving city, filled with everything you could ever imagine. An active and eco-friendly city, Austin boasts anything from bike-riding to paddle boarding, and everything in-between. Austin also hosts some of the most popular music festivals every year, and is an epicenter for musical talent.

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: If your parent makes too much money yet not enough for you to go to school, be very wary and prepared, financial aid will not help you as much as you would like for it to. Make plans for scholarships outside of the awards you get from financial aid.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't actually know much about Greek Life, so I wouldn't be able to tell.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Some people love the Greek life, and I do not. I'd say that living really near campus you will be immersed in it, so if you don't want to be live further out.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It costs a lot to live in Austin these days. However, there are a lot of great options a bit further out for cheaper, that are directly on bus lines, or metro lines. This makes it much more doable.


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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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