Location
Austin, TX
Undergrads
37,083
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3422 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: UT Strictness – UT is not extremely strict but if you mess up, you could suffer huge consequences.

4 College Senior

Academics: UT has a great Advertising program and all around great programs within the Communications School. There are a lot of good professors who have had significant experience doing what you are studying to do. The course load is tough but worth it knowing that you're graduating from a highly rated school.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: It Depends on Who You Hang Out With – Drugs and alcohol all depend on who who hang out with.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Generally, the rooms are small. The best options, bigger rooms, and nicer facilities come with higher cost. The halls are pretty clean for the most part. The location of the dorm doesn't really matter since walking cross campus only takes 10 minutes and there are always shuttles. The food option is great, much better than what I can make. The community isn't like the ones at small libral art colleges, but you can always make friends in other places.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Help Is Available If Asked – Due to the amount of students in the science undergrad program, the lower division classes are pretty big, many with more than 300 students. Most of the lower division classes have average work load, and the curriculum is decent. The upper division classes have fewer students per class session. There are many opportunities for research positions or other positions for students, but you have to look for it.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Well... It's Austin – I actually didn't know too much about the Austin scene until I attended the university, but boy was I missing out! There are so many different communities in the area that mix and match with each other, and rarely a week goes by without something unique happening in town. As a film major nothing beats the Alamo Drafthouse and the Austin Film Society, and that is just the tip of the film iceberg.

4 College Senior

Academics: It's a Small World – One thing I really enjoy about the University of Texas at Austin is the fact that, while there are over 50,000 students attending the university, the school feels mostly connected. I see friends from various majors all the time just walking to class. It is easy to get lost in such a big sea of students but I've never felt disconnected.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Night Owl's Dream – With one of the liveliest bar scenes in the country, Austin's legendary Sixth Street creates a party atmosphere for students over 21 while maintaining fun options for those underage. The public transportation has worked with the campus to run a number of routes that run through student housing and provide a safe ride for patrons.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Top of the Line – The dining halls on campus are fantastic! The University of Texas truly makes an effort to have a variety of options for every student. From buffet lines, different food types, vegetarian options and national and local chain restaurants, there is no shortage of places to eat! The meal plan comes automatically to those who live on campus, but to students who don't, you really get the quality and amount of food that you pay for. The dining halls also make an effort to create unique events every week to shake up the food routine.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: An Opportunity of a Lifetime – At the University of Texas, being a student of the school of journalism is a prestigious opportunity to learn from talented, award-winning professionals of the field. My instructors have invested greatly in bringing guest speakers to lectures to discuss the future of journalism and how each student can get their feet in the door. Each of my professors are highly knowledgable and have increased my appreciation for the profession.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: As long as you fill out the FAFSA ON TIME!! then you should be fine. If you come from a low income family, you will more than likely get plenty of money to pay for school. If you need more money, do not be afraid to visit the office and ask for more. They will find a way to give you more money! Also, if you do end up running across a problem, visit their office! Once you are in their face, they get things done immediately.

1 College Senior

Parking: Not So Great – If you have a parking pass, which are pretty expensive ($100+) then you may can get a good parking space if your classes are early in the morning. If your schedule starts after 10am, you'll be lucky to get a good spot (one that isn't across the highway). On game days, forget about it!! There are several other strict rules also, it's just pretty much a nighmare overall.

5 College Senior

Academics: Best Campus Around – I came to the University of Texas because of the diversity the campus offers. No matter what kind of personality you have, there will be someone around that is just like you. There is plenty of school spirit around. The campus is huge and most of the classes are as well, but those that need to be small (such as discussion classes) are just that... small! Professors are top of the line because as our motto says "What Starts Here Changes the World!"

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The process is tedious but worth it. All should get as early of a start as possible.

5 College Junior

Academics: I like the diverse field and hands on/person to person interaction that comes with corporate comm.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity is very accepted here. Everyone is tolerant of another and are encouraged to do so by the staff.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys Are Just OKAY – I've met some guys in class that are very friendly. There's tons of cute guys at the gym. But overall, it seems like a lot of the guys think there too good for the average girls (even if they're average their selves). Especially frat guys.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: I think there needs to be updated computers. However, they are reliable except during testing time, it would be nice if color printing was cheaper also.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at UT is very big and most students are associated in it some way or another.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Off campus housing in Austin is usually very nice. the only downside are the high prices.

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.

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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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