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

Academics: Mccombs Student Services – The advisers really know how to help each student individually. They offer plenty of tips on how to truly enhance each student's learning experience.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug Availability – I would say that drug availability on campus is average but that they're pretty easy to get in austin in general.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love the University of Texas because of the variety of classes available and the dedication of the professors. I like that there are so many options but I wish it was easier to take classes from other departments. The professors are really awesome, though and obviously dedicated to their subjects.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Characteristics of Students – The University of Texas is one of most diverse schools in the state, as well as country. They come in different shapes and sizes, have different interests, different cultures, beliefs, etc.

4 College Freshman

Academics: It Is Very Important and Quite Competitive. People Have to Be Prepared for the Workload That They Have to Complete, as Well as the Critiques. There Are Numerous Internships and Opportunities That Are Related to Healthcare. The academics of the University of Texas is indeed ranked very high.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Buses Are Convenient – A student at UT can ride the public buses for free, which are constantly running through campus and can take you everywhere. They also offer shuttles to get around the huge campus. The only downside is that after 11 pm, there are no more buses.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: Downtown Austin – The nightlife is very vibrant and there's always something to do. Most people like to pre-party on campus and head out Downtown. The school provides free bus shuttle to and from downtown, so it is safer.

4 College Junior

Computers: Never Had an Issue With the Techonology – The computers are always really nice and fast. They are EVERYWHERE on campus too. Copiers and printers run smoothly, and if you ever have trouble with one, someone is always there to help out.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Austin is really the perfect college town. It's the Music Capital of the World, how can it not be? There are concerts going on every night, several places to go dancing, and always something interesting to do. I've never had so much fun in a city of this size.

3 College Junior

Academics: Overall, the academics here are very good. Professors usually know a lot about what they are teaching and are available to meet with after class for extra help. Most of the first 2 years of school here are filled with classes of 200+ students which makes it very difficult to bond with teachers and other classmates, which is the biggest downfall of the school. TA's tend to grade everything, so if you don't get a patient and understanding TA, you're almost out of luck for the semester unless you're able to suck up enough to pull a decent grade. Professors are usually pretty good about picking capable TA's though (however I have had a handful of unhelpful ones).

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Don't Know If I'd Settle for Anything Less! UT is great. I've met a rediculous amount of people here, and done things i'd thought i'd never do. People are frendly, and there's never a shortage of things to do. Join a club at UT there's plenty to go around! And student events practiacally every day of the week.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Hot and Windy – You're going to get the full experience of texas. It's 90 in early fall, and temperatures never go below 60. It can get very windy in the city. Ocassionally we get heavy rain, but making it from one end of the campus to the other without getting too wet is easy enough if you cut through the buildings.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Unbeatable Atmosphere, Great Classes – The University of Texas at Austin has an unparalleled atmosphere. The music scene is unbeatable, and there's always something to do any night of the week. The teachers know their business, and while some classes can be head-to-wall hard, you're definately learning something. The computer science department is especially great, constantly keeping students connected with career opportunities.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's a Small Small UT World – UT is a mini world unto itself. There are so many different nationalities attending. It's incredible and exciting.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You Can Eat Away Your Life at Austin Restaurants – There are so many fantastic restaurants right off the UT campus. It's almost impossible not to gain more than the freshman 15. Most restaurants also let you use your Bevo bucks.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Be Prepared to Study Your Life Away – The average to get into nursing school at UT is a 3.75! Think about checking out the extension program that UT has with Austin Community College as a way to get some of the harder science classes out of the way!

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Football Team – UT has one of the country's best football teams. The team is loved by not only current UT students but alums. The 100,000 seat stadium is always at total capacity and the school spirit is awe inspiring. There is nothing better in the world to experience then to attend a UT football game!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: UT Cares About the Safety of Its Students – My first month at UT Austin was an exciting and scary experience. A crazed student was going around campus with a gun wildly shooting at people. Before I even knew what was going on, my emergency contact received a text from the university saying it was going into lock down for safety reasons. Soon after that, announcements could be heard around campus instructing students to stay inside. Additionally, we received texts, emails and verbal instructions from our dorm RAs to stay in our rooms. In a matter of seconds the campus was on total lock down and we were safe. Within a few minutes the gunman was also isolated. I could not have felt any safer and secure in thought with the quick and efficient methods UT campus police took to secure each and every student.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: What It's Like to Be a Nursing Student at UT – UT really has its act together for students. There are excellent advisors, professors and resources to facilitate learning. There are numerous organizations to join, make new friends/study partners, and ultimately use to network with after graduation. I love UT and all the people that support the UT community.

5 College Student

Academics: Well I LOVE School – i like 2 play b-ball after school with my homeboyz

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors Are Always Willing to Help – I always feel comfortable being able to go up to a teacher and ask for help.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Always Available for Help – I love the fact that all of my professors are totally willing to help in every way possible. Anytime I have a hard time with a subject, they will do everything possible to try to help me.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Dorms Are Good. I was lucky to get my floor in Jester renovated the year I moved in. Jester East is slowly getting itself renovated, and it is super nice. Overall, dorms are a good way to get to know people. The Jester Market, J2 (the school cafeteria/all you can eat buffet) is AWESOME. $4.75 for an all you can eat buffet? That's great. Plus, they've just finished remodeling, so it's going to be a nice and new environment.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Random Campus Activities – There are tons of free events on campus. They offer free food, free music, and much more. The campus is very much alive, as you can almost hear music playing from everywhere around the campus. You can choose to join and watch the entertainers, or you can walk away. There is so much to do at UT Austin- there is the great Gregory Gym in which everybody goes to.

5 College Junior

Academics: Great- Tons of Experience and Wonderful Professors – I've been really happy with the education I am receiving. Professors strive to help you do well and understand the course material. The music school is at a good size- not too overwhelmingly big, but not painfully small. It is like a family at the Butler School of Music. You will make great friends, and be well respected there.

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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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