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

Athletics: Lots of fun with a variety of people.

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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.

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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.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Austin itself is very diverse, and the University is no exception.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The timing can be a bit off, but its a solid service.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: I love the academic facilities here. The technology in classrooms is very advanced as well. I like that UT is very modern, and a fun place to be.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe on campus, and the health services are amazing with free condoms, convenient pharmacy, and lots of education on how to be safe.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Texas has the #1 richest athletic program in the nation, the #1 highest revenue football team, and the #1 most recognizable logo in college sports. My 3rd year of college, 9 of our sports teams went to the national championship. Texas is a school that will be ranked in multiple sports, providing an exciting varsity sports experience no matter what sport you enjoy. Fans are energetic here and supportive of the school, and we have some amazing traditions that make it fun. School spirit is huge here and adds to the experience. I also really like the gyms here, specifically Gregory Gym because it has everything from weight room to track to leisure pools to water sports pools.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: I think the girls here are very, very attractive! There are certain majors that lack good looking girls, and some that are very nerdy, but overall, everyone here is hot. It could be the year-round nice weather, the fact that Austin is a very fit city, or because Texas is an attractive state overall. People are dressed to impress on weekends when going out, and even Tuesday nights are very popular for Dollar Beer Night in west campus where all the hotties come out to play. People are very friendly here so that's the cherry on top, and relationships vary from girlfriend-boyfriend to random hookups. It just depends on what you're looking for but whatever it is, you'll find plenty here.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Weather: I love hot weather, so I like it here. There are still 4 seasons though but it only snows once or twice every year. I like to think of it as being Spring for 9 months of the year, 2 months of brutally hot summer (which I like and is not too bad because the humidity is low), and 1 month of cold winter.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: There are few things in this world I hate more than the parking employees at UT. In fact, this is the one thing I do not like about my school. It's as if a job requirement to be a PTS officer is to be the rudest, biggest jerk possible. They will not reason with you like a normal human being, and they will be mean to you for no reason. You will get a ticket sometimes for being 1 minute over, or for not putting on your blinkers, or for being on the parking line. The parking signs can also be so confusing you'll see 2 signs saying you can park there but miss a 3rd that negates the 2 other signs. Parking on game day is even harder. The busiest spot on campus will have 10 student spots and 9 million handicapped spots (exaggeration) of which usually only 3 are taken. Parking here sucks and everyone agrees.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Austin, Texas shows up on almost every top 10 list, and often shows up top 3. It is the live music capital of the world and has more music venues than New York City, period. That's right, I didn't say "per capita" or "if Austin were the size of NYC". There are always live shows going on and fun things to do. Austin has amazing weather, great food such as the best Barbecue in America (at Franklin's). I have been here 6 years and still have things on my bucket list to try. There is great shopping, awesome nightlife, sports, heart-pounding activities, comedy, outdoor activities, unique businesses, and most places have student discounts. You can reach all of these places with free bus system that the school provides.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The academics at UT are first-rate and phenomenal. We have some of the best professors and it shows in the rankings!

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I live in West Campus and will never go back. It is great living here, as the social life is unbeatable and the location is super convenient to classes and buses. It is easy to find parking most of the time, and prices are very reasonable. They are growing a lot though, so in a few years this may be different, since everyone wants to move here!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: One thing I can't stand is potheads, and they seem to be somewhat rare at UT, or maybe just because I don't notice. They do exist though, but drinking is far more common. Almost everyone I know drinks, and who can blame them with the party and nightlife options we have available? Drinking and driving is a bit of a problem though but initiatives like the e-Bus and Safe Ride Home are helping a lot.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life seems pretty huge at UT, because sorority girls and fraternity guys are always wearing their letters, and throwing their parties. Especially if you live in West Campus, you will be right in the middle of it. It is less overwhelming if you live elsewhere or live on campus. The statistics show that only 1/8 of students are in Greek Life. Most people do go to Greek parties once in a while though, and men will find it hard to get in if they're not in a frat. Round up is the best party weekend of the year and involves every frat throwing a huge party full of rap concerts, crawfish boils, and heavy drinking. It is my favorite weekend of the year. I do find some Greeks to be stuck up and snobby, and they seem to date exclusively within Greek Life.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The campus is not very strict when it comes to drinking and drug use. However the university provides many resources to help students make the right decisions. That should be how it is, since everyone here (for the most part) is grown up and capable of making adult decisions. The campus is moderately strict with dorm policies and this is good to ensure students' safety and comfort. Parking however is extremely strict. The Parking Ticket officers are horribly rude, terrible people, and will write you a ticket for being 1 minute over, with no hope of appeals. I once got 3 tickets in a day.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I could not have been happier with my experience at UT. I think this is one of the most well-rounded schools in the nation, as it excels in so many areas. We have an amazing top-10 nightlife, and are almost always in the top-10 party schools, so your social life will be awesome, especially with 50,000+ students. We are located in a city on almost every top-10 list (Austin, TX). As a business major, my major has been consistently in the Top 5. The weather is nice year-round, and I love being in hot weather so it's even more perfect for me. We also have the #1 richest athletics program in the nation by far, and all sports here are exciting and well-attended, with many championships won. Could all these rankings be wrong? They're not; UT really is that awesome in all aspects!

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I absolutely loved majoring in Marketing. It is in the prestigious business school and was very interesting to me. We have world-class professors in that department and I learned so much. It was extremely easy to find a job upon graduating as I learned skills every company needed and was looking for. I had 6 job offers upon graduation and interviewed at major companies such as Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and Boston Consulting Group.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I had 3 internships at my time at UT, and I enjoyed all of them. It is very easy to find a job because your degree here will be worth a lot. I recommend doing as many internships as possible to earn money, gain experience, build up your resume, and figure out early on what you will like and not like.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Austin's food is definitely some of the best I've ever had. Number one would be variety. Austin's food is very health conscious and vegan/vegetarian-friendly. You will have no problem finding multiple options here if you have food restrictions whether it be Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, etc... Whole Foods is headquartered near UT so there's the flagship store. We have almost EVERY regional chain in America, whereas other cities may have only 2-3. Yes that's right, we have In-n-out, Taco Cabana, Whataburger, Carl's Jr, Raising Cane's, and the list goes on and on. There is fantastic Tex-Mex, barbecue, and steaks you can't get elsewhere. Student discounts are everywhere, and many places are open late. 5 stars for sure.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Although students don't get free laptops, there are so many computer labs it almost isn't necessary. Printing can be pretty expensive though so be aware of that. There is wireless throughout campus and even a bit outside the boundaries, and the internet is extremely fast (70-300 Mbps). I suspect it will get even faster when Google Fiber arrives in a few months and AT&T also offer internet up to 1 gig in Austin.

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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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