Location
Austin, TX
Undergrads
37,083
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3837 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of campus life. I think the Greek personality type is completely different than the non-Greek. The parties freshman and sophomore years are definitely impacted most by Greeks.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Not Required – I never lived on campus, so I'm not really sure how it is. I've heard both good and bad things. I'm glad that we're given the option of whether or not we want to live on campus.

4 College Junior

Academics: Classes at UT – If you have a more specialized major, your classes will be more intimate and more enjoyable. At UT, your education is what you make of it. If you work hard, your classes will be worth while. There are hundreds of opportunities that are offered, and it's up to you whether or not you want to take advantage.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's Amazing Here – It's amazing at UT! I love it here and I found some of my greatest friends. Make sure not
To get too consumed with your social life because academics are not all the simple! Make sure you study enough to keep your grades up! But at UT, make sure you branch out or you can find yourself stuck doing things by yourself!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The Drag Is Where It's at – The Drag or Guadalupe street is a great place to find food. Restaurants include Potbelly, Chipotle, Pita Pit, Jamba Juice, Einsteins, Whataburger, etc. The costs are just like normal. There arent many student discounts but there are so many options!

1 College Sophomore

Parking: It is extremely hard to find parking spaces. It is easy to find garages, but they are extremely expensive and inconvenient. They are also kind of far from campus.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I've seen a police car bump a longboarder. I understand the police giving him a ticket, but bumping him while he was riding could have been dangerous.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Fairly Good – My experiences have been average so far. It can be crowded at times, generally easy to find spots. Using your own laptop is much faster.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Nutrition Major at UT Austin – I find the University of Texas as a whole to be an amazing campus to live on and a great university to attend. The only issues I've ever had are with registration. The class availability is incredibly low and the actual process of registration can sometimes be more stressful than actually taking the course. I find all the professors in the college of natural sciences at UT to be extremely knowledgeable and I always find myself learning when I am in the classroom.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus Life – Living on campus is great in UT. There's pride and passion for the school and it's demonstrated at sporting events. Students fill up the stadiums with our school colors and support our athletes.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: University Safety – The UT Austin campus is generally safe. Studens are comfortable walking around campus with their belongings. And like in any college, incidents do occur, but they are resolved in a timely and professional matter.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football Games, School Spirit, Fan Support – Our College Football team is great and our games are great!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Make sure to apply for financial aid and scholarships early!!

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The UT campus bus system is a great way to get around campus if you don't want to walk all the time. It will take you to any major spot on campus. Also, the e bus that can take you to 6th street and back is a wonderful resource!

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The University of Texas is a large campus in the middle of the bustling city of Austin. Although it would be easy to assume that UT's campus is too large, it really is a little community with many options of extracurricular activities and ways to get involved. The dining at UT is the best of any college campus I've seen. It is new and offers many healthy interesting foods as well as some good down home country food.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Live Music Capital of the World! Austin, TX is home to one of the best live music scenes in the world right now and it's really easy and a lot of fun to be a part of. With great live bands every night of the week, volunteer programs through Austin City Limits music festival, and a great student radio station on campus, there are plenty of ways to enjoy or take part in the industry.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: 6Th Street – If I could rate this A++++, I would. There is no other place like Austin to experience nightlife. If you are looking for bars, we have got what you want. 6th street, one of the greatest places in Austin, has a stretch of blocks that is specifically designated to bars. Transportation to and from the bars is made very accessible to the students, so we are always safe. And of course, we do have a HUGE Greek life, which includes a whole weekend dedicated to parties. ROUND UP, is what it is called.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Many of the students here, like myself, just fit in. We dress according to society. Though some stray away from acting the "norm", many are similar. Girls, that are in sororities are easy to point out, much like a guy that is in a fraternity. Although we may be easy to point out, we do take pride at our University for the strong Greek life.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Keep Austin Weird – Austin is for sure a college town. I come from Houston, and I am so glad that I am able to live and go to school in Austin. There are so many things to do. One of the things I have grown to love is the excessive amount of food diversity. The people and sights you will encounter are truly one of a kind. Many of the students are glad that they attend University of Texas at Austin.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life seems to be very active at UT. There is always a party occurring at a Frat. Not so much for sororities though. It's not mandatory to be in a Frat, but they are always welcoming when I have been.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Although parking permits may seem rather pricey, it becomes extremely convenient to purchase one in the case that you will need your car for everyday tasks. Tasks include grocery shopping, bargain hunting for school appliances, concerts, etc. By being strict with parking permits, it allows students the benefit in knowing they're being rightfully respected in terms of money and parking spaces. The consequences for parking without a permit are immediately put into affect. Parking spaces are not determined on age, sex, or ethnicity, etc. They are simply based on first come first serve as it should be. The security is also of great need and greatly provided to ensure that student's cars aren't being tempered with or damaged and to monitor that students leave and reach their automobiles safely. 24 hour camera monitoring is also provided to perfect the surveilance of students.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Extreamly Open – So far I have not found any racial issues. I have heard that there were large divides between races, but maybe as students become more progressive, that there are less problems. Personally I have found people to be very open and accepting of everyone for any and all reasons. Sexuality, gender, race, disability. Much more open then any high school.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol Scene – As far as i'm concerned, the school does a great job to assure that minors do not mix in with the wrong crowd that deals with illegal substances such as drugs and alcohol. Because a majority of the younger generation stays on campus in a dorm, there is 24 hour monitoring. Moreover, it becomes fairly impossible to sneak around when you're being watched like a hawk. However, young adults will find a way to do just about anything, so while the school may be doing a good job to keep the campus as drug-free and safe as possible, there is no way they can monitor all fifty thousand students attending. realistically speaking, there is no way that they can over look every single decision a student makes. Thus far, the university of Austin does a great job in making sure they relay the message towards these illegal substances by displaying a zero tolerance towards drugs and under aged drinking. Peer pressure is constantly talked about and by upper level students you are taught how to steer away from the unwanted pressure of being influenced to give into the party scene. All in all, i believe that the university of Texas does a great job to keep its students on the right path towards learning and a healhty life style.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Great City With a Great School – The University of Texas's great football team and amazing academics were both great drawing points. I was also very excited to learn about an Architectural Engineering program, which I found to be very rare. Going for architecture, but wanting an Engineering base difficult until UT. The buildings are beautiful and every professor so far seems to be incredibly interested in the students, maybe because only interesting students make it to UT

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: What makes the off campus housing so convenient and safe is the fact that it isn't too far off from campus itself. Also you are surrounded by plenty of familiar faces that attend the same school as you do, therefore it becomes easy to make friends and accompany one another on the road to school as well as the ability to look out for one another. The costs are usually moderated to accomodate a college student who more than likely can't afford the most luxurious cost of living. In this case, the off campus housing such as Riverside are most convenient for college students by already including most of the utility costs and what not. I also believe that the off campus experience allows for students to fully understand and comprehend what it is to be a full time adult rather than the accomodations met by living on campus in a dorm in which you are constantly monitored.

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Tony Griffin
Hometown
Houston, TX
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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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