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

Guys & Girls: With 50,000 You Can't Go Wrong – Guys and girls come in all shapes and sizes here. Get involved in what you like and you're sure to make cool friends.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love It – I love it here in Austin. I wouldnt change it for nothing. The environment is friendly and chill. So many people to meet & things to get involved in!

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Alot to Do! Austin is a great city for checking out agriculture, while also going shopping! It was a diverse amount of food served throughout the city. Plus, downtown has tons of restaurants and clubs for entertainment.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Great Location for Experience – Im a Government Major, and being in Austin, Texas where the capital is is an awesome location. Many students are able to get internships at the Capital and obtain a new experience that is hard to find elsewhere.

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Dorms Great for Chicks – There are two private dorms available for girls to live in that are absolutely amazing. (SRD and Hardin). Great facilities, mostly greek/greek hopefuls, meal plan included, gym, lounges, you name it. But I haven't heard of anything even remotely similar for boys. The other off-campus "dorms" are pretty grody. The apartments range from nice to terrible. And there are lots of houses for rent.

4 College Senior

Weather: As in most large colleges classrooms are spread apartment which could affect the amount of time it takes you to get from class to class.

5 College Senior

Transportation: If you live on campus or off campus you are able to conveniently ride the bus to drop-off spots located around campus. The bus is free for students!

5 College Senior

Computers: Computer Labs – The University of Texas has a number of computer labs. Most buildings have at least one included in them. On these computer, which are normally Macs, you are able to print and the internet is highly reliable.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I Bleed Orange – I was not a huge football fan coming into college, but have fully embraced my Longhorns. We always seem to do well in volleyball, soccer, basketball, football, and swimming, and on game days, the campus is all clad in burnt orange. Plus, the 100,000 other fans screaming next to you in DKR Stadium certainly helps the atmosphere.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I Feel Safe – Our police force was praised when we had the shooter on campus last year. The response was quick and the administration did a good job at alerting the students through SMS messages and other various means. I feel comfortable walking back to my dorm at night, which isn't something you can say at other big universities.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Unlimited Fun – Whether you are into music, food, the arts, or really anything you can think of, Austin is the place to be. My friends and I have trouble deciding on something to do just because of the many options to choose from!

2 College Freshman

Parking: The campus parking police are constantly circling the premises looking for excuses to ticket students and visitors so you have to be careful. If you plan on purchasing a parking pass it can be somewhat expensive (~$750-1000 per year)

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It doesn't matter whether or not you particpate in the Greek system. If that's what you want there are plenty of available frat and sorority options. If you don't want to associate you can still be just as active in the social scene

4 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of Opportunities – Like I mentioned above, there is a plethora of available opportunities at the University of Texas at Austin. The sheer size provides something to satisfy any of your interests, whether academic, social, or cultural. The professors tend to be on top of things, and if you struggle in a class there are plenty of ways to find help. The school offers free drop-in or payed scheduled tutoring. The undergraduate writing center is great; you can come in for help multiple times on any paper.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities are extremely nice and easy for all to access. I do wish that the gym was larger in order to have a larger capacity for students. The weight room and the basketball courts tend to get crowded.

5 College Freshman

Computers: The network speed and reliability are great. I have experienced no problems at all. I would recommend having a laptop just for your own personal convenience, not because there aren't sufficient resources at the university.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The university of Texas is a great school, and as far as the degree plan I have chosen I am extremely satisfied with my education thus far. I have no complaints. The workload is a bit heavy, but being a science major I expected that. The faculty do a great job at making the students feel like they are valuable and that they care about our learning. Some might think that it's scary because the Universisty is a big place, however I have found that I don't get lost in the crowd despite the size.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety First – I feel safe enough when I walk around campus. I'm a new student and sometimes I have to roam around looking for buildings and certain places near the campus and I dont feel like my life is threatened. It's a big change up from where I'm from and I can actually say I dont fear for my life. You may not see the cops but trust me they're there.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: As a Psychology major and business minor, I am extremely happy with the program offered at UT. My career goal is to become an I&O Psychologist and the academic course range/variety open to me has been a strength in the program. Although I am an international student, I have no concerns about finding a job be it here in the US, my home country or most locations around the world. However, I am concerned about the idea of obtaining a MA and Phd in order to be a qualified I&O Psychologist - a program that UT does not offer at graduate or doctoral level.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: People are of the belief that nightlife is mostly for students older than 21, however, there are many options for students younger than 21. There are many bars and clubs on 6th street and in and around Austin that college students can attend; Austin is known as the live music capital of the world and there's always some kind of performance/concert scheduled; Austin is also known as a party school and you are guaranteed to find the right party scene if you are involved in different organizations on campus or off campus. Austin has a very extensive public transit system, however, the hours of operation end shortly after midnight so for students going out looking to consume alcohol, having a designated driver or making arrangements for cab fares is necessary.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The computer labs at UT are usually crowded at peak hours (during exams, midday etc), however, students have access to so many computers it's very rare not to find an open computer. The high speed wireless network is very reliable and extends throughout the UT campus and immediate surrounding areas. The printing is very affordable, however, access to printing during peak hours can be limited.

Students can get by without a personal computer or printer, however, with the demanding workload throughout the semester, it is highly recommended that students have a personal computer and/or printer.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Just Don't. Parking is a nightmare. There are no spots and it costs way too much. There are plenty of garages if you're willing to pay 20 dollars a day or 500 for a permit. I don't even think about parking on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Common Sense – Everything's pretty common sense. It's follow the law and you'll be fine. Plagiarism, drinking, drugs. UT wants to keep it's reputation as a good school, so of course it will enforce laws, but that's what laws are for.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Internship VS Co-Op – At UT there is many opportunities for internships. However, they are not as good as co-ops. Internships are still good but don't entirely secure a job. I'll be doing a co-op hopefully very soon. They offer more cash, experience, and opportunity to travel.

5 College Freshman

Weather: It's Texas weather, nothing like any other place.
It can be freezing cold in the early morning but in the afternoon can be nice and warm. The weather can change drastically or stay in good weather.

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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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