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

Greek Life: Most of the fraternity guys I've met are entitled jerks, but most of the sorority girls I've met are really nice and sweet and down to Earth. I will say, however, some of the sorority girls look like they'd eat you alive. Stay away from those.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Most people are either students, alum, or are related to students/alum, OR they make money off of us, so they don't mind us too much.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I plan on living off campus as soon as i can find some decent roommates. The more the better. It costs just as much (and sometimes more) to live off campus than it doe to live on if you don't have enough roommates.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I got sick, and was able to talk to one of the physicians who helped a lot. The only sign of campus police that I've seen so far, though, are those little Police poles. You push a button ans they're supposed to come help you. A girl got snatched on 22nd a few weeks ago, and that was scary as hell.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I've met some of the best people through Moody (our communications college). We get some of the best opportunities for travel, internships, etc. I feel like it's the best school to be apart of just because the students are great, the faculty are great, and we get more opportunities than everyone else.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I mean the only illegal drug I've seen people use is marijuana. Of course people underage drink (including myself), but i feel like that's to be expected on all college campuses.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I think mine might be an isolated case, though. They told me that they had the wrong SSN on file, so I brought a copy of my SS card to check. The person who helped me said that the numbers matched, but the person emailing me said that they didn't (someone is clearly doing their job wrong). So now I have to give another copy to the dean's office, and I have to fax ANOTHER signed copy (because they neglected to tell me it needed to be signed) back to the financial services office. I'm doing ALL of this just to see WHY I haven't received my financial aid yet.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The climate in housing is wonderful, everyone is very friendly. They're also not relatively strict, which is awesome. They treat us like adults which i really appreciate seeings as though most of us are still in that not-an-adult-but-not-a-child-anymore phase.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: They have a great selection of computer labs, and there's an abundant availability of technology available. However, the fact that we have to pay for wifi separately, it's not included in any of our costs, kind of left a bad taste in my mouth.

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: We have a reputation as a party school, and honestly i think UT has some of the best parties. I've never been to any North Campus parties, they're mostly sorority/fraternity parties and that's not my thing, but the west campus ones are great. They're more about getting drunk and listening to good music and enjoying everyone's company.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: They promote healthy living on campus, and pretty much no matter where you live there's a work out facility near by. It's great!

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3 College Freshman

Weather: There were a lot of snow days last month, we missed almost a whole week of school. Other than that it's pretty neutral. It hasn't really effected my school work, or my experience here as a whole.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are quite a few drug users at this school, but most of them only do it on the weekend and it's usually something like marijuana. Not too many hard drug stories surface, as far as I'm aware.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is great for those involved in it, but there's definitely a separation between those who've pledged and those who haven't. Individually, Greek members are usually pretty fun and cool. But as groups, they get to be very cliquey, very quickly.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Computers: Computer lab availability is pretty abundant, but connection with our own devices is very hit-or-miss.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't think you could ever try every restaurant in this town.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Strictness is pretty much all over the board; it's very subjective to where you live & who you're dealing with.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are wonderful and I learn a lot. However, registration is a nightmare.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: Most people are pretty cool with whatever here, but there's always room for improvement.

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Whether it's a frat party, a kickback, or going downtown, you can always find somewhere to let loose at the end of the week!

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: The city buses are pretty reliable and so are the campus buses, but the ones servicing campus run at odd times and I can never seem to find any that run conveniently with class schedules.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Of course football season is the biggest deal around here, but all school sports are fun to go to. I just wish that seating at football games had a specific student section; we're all spread out and that doesn't help with community.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I can actually do two majors with the degree plans I'm on & I love both of them. The faculty are all still fully involved professionals in their industry & offer solid, real-world advice for how to survive after college. We learn how to think for ourselves and have plenty of opportunities to work with great spaces and technology.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm an acting/kinesiology major, so as far as acting goes, anyone would be terrified about finding work. BUt I know I'm getting taught about the business side of it as well and that makes me feel a lot more ready for embracing the years of auditions I will surely experience. As for kinesiology, I hope to become a certified personal trainer, and there are always places to find work in that field.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: People love UT students here! Lots of discounts and always job opportunities/internships to apply for.

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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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