Austin, TX
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$33,128 ($9,790)
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Reviews 3837 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Upperclassman Are Best – Freshman halls are greats and all but Im waiting for that moment to become a senior and have better quality.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Dining Options – Well its ok I mean I can afford it and all.They give me discounts and all.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Buiness Administration Management – Its good because I get to pursue my dreams and become somebody in life.I like what I do everyday.Im very pleased with what I accomplished so far.They have some of the best teachers ever.

4 College Junior

Transportation: it is very easy to get around the city with the bus service, and especially if you are a student. With your student ID, students can use the buses for free. If you do not have a smart phone, capitalmetro has this great service in which you can text your current address and the address you want to go to and it will tell you which bus to take and at what time. I have had trouble with taxis; they are usually late and tend to be more expensive. Having a car is not very convenient around campus. The traffic tends to get pretty bad, and the worst thing is that you never know when is rush hour. The cost of parking is also expensive. As for long distance transportation, greyhound buses are the best option. However, they get very busy during Spring Break and Thanksgiving, causing delays.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The University of Texas at Austin has numerous well equipped libraries. The main library has many computer available for students as well as printers, copiers, scanners, and computers with software necessary for people with disabilities. All the libraries, especially the Benson Library, has a vast selection of books. It is a great place to do research!

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The athletic centers, which include three to my knowledge, are absolutely beautiful! You have everything that you need in these gyms conveniently spread out around campus, along with an extremely helpful staff. A daily notice is usually sent out to students via e-mail letting them know what campus activities are going on the next day so you can plan accordingly. There is always something going on everyday, ranging from regular sport club activities like judo or table tennis to random guest speakers on, for example, the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The campus is quiet large and at first it is a lot for any one person to take in, but after a week or two of walking around and getting to know where your classes are, the campus tends to feel not as large and more like a comfortable society within itself.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: UT-Austin is a very diverse campus. I have met a handful of Foreign students, and I love it. You also learn about different cultures just by walking around campus and hearing about the different celebrations going on. I honestly do not see one dominate culture. we are all different, we all have our culture and UT accepts it!

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You can notice who is here because their parents sent them, who is working for a better future and those who got lost in the mix after graduation and followed the crowd into College. Overall everyone looks dedicated, determined and self-driven.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Student Life – Compared to other campuses in Austin, UT has the best student living by far. Everything is catered for our needs, local businesses expect our presence. Austin is a great city and feels like a college campus all around.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I had an internship before I attended the University of Texas at Dell Children's Hospital. I wasn't paid during that time, I was merely shadowing doctors and nurses. I have been keeping an eye out for them even though I don't plan on getting an internship this semester, and there are many opportunities that the university provides. The internships seem very promising and enjoyable, so I am thinking about getting an internship next semester.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not one who is into sports, so this is not my best subject to discuss. I have noticed that there is a lot of school spirit. Whenever the football team wins a game, it is expected that the clock tower will be lighted orange at night to support our winning. Athletes get to pick their classes first, which I personally find unfair.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I receive financial aid and have been pleased with it. It normally comes on time and is reliable.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: If you are looking for diversity then The University of Texas is the place for you! Every economic background, race religion, sexual orientation and political background is accepted. You are guaranteed to find tons of people that have your "difference" in common with you.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Nowadays it would seem everyone has a laptop. There are places on campus to rent them or use a computer lab. However I have yet to meet someone who didn't bring their own computer to college. The network here is reliable and fast. You can print on campus but mostly in small increments, i would recommend bringing your own printer.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is relatively important at UT almost all parties are through Greek life and while there are many campus organizations almost everyone participates in Greek life and tries to be apart of it. It affects the social atmosphere on campus in that if you are lucky enough to get a bid there is a sort of dress code on campus, all sorority girls were the same thing and you can easily pick out the frat guys. There are many houses near by campus and most are very nice. Non-Greek girls are refereed to in a derogatory way as "GDI's" (G-d Damn Independents.)

3 College Sophomore

Weather: NEVER KNOW – You never know if it's going to be hot or cold here. It's typical Texas weather. One day will be extremely hot and the next will be extremely cold. I always have a sweater or umbrella with me, just in case. I usually always dress wrong for the days. (shorts when it's cold, sweats when it's hot)

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: the SAC is a great place to find food, talk with friends in between classes, relax or to study. The comfortable setting and furniture makes it a great place to just go to when you need a breather. I go here a lot to eat food and to catch up with friends when there is a break in between class. It's also very conveniently placed near my classes.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Places to Eat – The places off-campus are pretty expensive, but there are coupons to the chain restaurants. There's a lot of variety, but it's not a good idea to eat out a lot if you're a college student on a budget.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of good looking girls who attend the university, but I wish I could saw the same for the guys. The typical attire for girls is an over-sized T-shirt, Nike shorts, and Nike tennis shoes. Austin is a very social city, so it only makes sense that the university, which is located in the middle of Austin, would be a very social place as well.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always people riding in the go carts to keep an eye out for any problems that might occur on the streets of the campus. There are not any security guards around at night though. Everywhere around campus there are bright yellow Help Centers that are easily accessible by students walking around campus. I don't worry about my safety while walking around campus.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Life as a College Student Living in Austin – Austin's motto is "Keep Austin Weird" because everything from across the spectrum is not only accepted, but encouraged. By promoting new and diverse people, Austin is brimming with innovative ideas that nurture the young minds of the college students. Students at the University of Texas are able to study hard as well as take a break and enjoy a good time with friends at the Drag, which is the name of the street across campus, with a variety of entertainment every day.

4 College Student

Weather: The weather is pretty average. It's not too hot or to cold (but of course, that all depends where you grew up).

4 College Student

Campus Housing: San Jacinto Dorms for Freshman Year – You will have to pay an extra $250 per semester, but these are definitely the best. They're cozy, and the best part, you don't have to use a community bathroom. I recommend getting San Jacinto because it is worth the investment.

3 College Student

Computers: Wireless Access Dependent on Your Tier – The wireless access speed is excellent, but sometimes you have to upgrade your tier. If you are planning on downloading a vast amount of information, be ready to pay the price.

3 College Junior

Academics: Professors Vs. Tas (Upper Division Vs. Lower) – In general, since UT is so large, the lower-division classes are taught by Teaching Assistants, and not actual professors. This can make classes extremely uninteresting and devoid of in-depth information for those just starting off in college and really detracts from the learning experience. Once you reach the upper-division classes however, all of this is gone for they are much smaller and taught by professors who are interested in their subjects as well as their students. So, I would give UT a C- for lower-division classes and an A+ for upper-division, leveling out to a B


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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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