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

Facilities: Athletic centers: could not be better. easily accessible and very nice.
student centers: very nice and two of them
Libraries: amazing
Activities: plentiful.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls at UT – I don't mean to gloat but I can pretty much say that UT has some of the best looking and intelligent people you'll ever see. There are people from every where, from different countries, different ethnic backgrounds, you name it we got it. People are friendly and outgoing here and because Austin has a very active atmosphere everyone is constantly working out or training to maintain good health and shape. In other words I'm pretty sure there's someone of your liking here.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The one thing you got to love about Austin is the many places that you can eat off-campus. For one, we have what is known as The Drag. This is a place that is literally across the street from campus that offers anything you can think of as far as food. It accommodates every type of eater for a decent price. Now once you've visited every location at least once, which I surely doubt, and decide you want to try something new I gaurantee there is a place you have yet to visit around each and every corner.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining on Campus – We have multiple places spread amongst our campus that provide dining services to the students. One's dining experience depends on where you go. Although the prices are similar everywhere, the quality of food is different. Some places have different preparation techniques than others as well as the portion of food that they serve. The menus are different and so are the atmospheres. Now even though having dining areas on campus is a commodity, I'm not going to lie, it does become expensive. My best suggestion would be to hit up any place on campus that offers buffets, it's definitely a lot cheaper and you can eat as much as your heart or stomach desires.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UT Is Awsome – UT is an extraordinary experience that provides you with everything you need to succeed. The professors are professional and distinguished, the atmosphere is a positive one, and there are many activities in which one can make connections.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Not Sure – UT has a massive police force, but I don't know much about them. I do know rules are quite strict because the University has a Judicial services office that treats students who misbehave.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: UT Is Great – Jester Dormitory can turn into quite a horrible experience after some time but in general it is fine. UT gives you the ultimate student experience with its student population and urban environment.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: About half the time it came at the last minute and i would have to do a "tuition loan" till my actual financial aid came in.

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: If you are a Mac user then UT is great for you (I personally am not) so i always used my personal laptop....

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: UT offers a huge variety of classes that fulfill basic requirements in a unique way. Classes vary from bat caves, Grimms Brother original fairy tales, to modern poetry. It is great to take classes you wouldn't take without needing a requirement - but classes that also still interest you.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: A great great culturally diverse school. I get to meet so many people from different backgrounds,religions,countries, ect. a wonderful experience. Austin in itself is a wonderful city outside of school, amazing outdoor activities and a very active and youthful lifestyle is appreciated.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Longhorn Pride – UT is absolutely full of pride - athletic events are major and well appreciated by students. Some of the best memories I have.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Housing close to campus (within walking/non dorm) is relatively high due to convenience and access to downtown night spots. Most students with low/average income reside off riverside which is popular with "bedroom leasing" apartments - but you have the possibility of unknown roommates if you do not fill up the bedrooms with people you know. In the end there is a place for everyone to fit budget and style.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: the buses pretty much cover all of campus and pretty much all around austin. you normally don't have to wait long for a bus to come back around either. plus the costs are included in tuition.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Very Clear and Nice Whether – Excepting for several weeks of August, Texas is very good place to live and study for me. It's not hard to see a such clear and nice whether in Texas. Owing to wonderful weather, Texas people seem to feel a very comfortable and peaceful in their daily life.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Very Safety in Usage of Drug – Socail activities through alcohol is very usual for students.But this doesn't seem to interupt the regular life of school.Also, I've heard about drug but I've never seen the sene for my graduate student.UT is very safe zone I think.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: For UT campus's period, I can totally experience diveristy of racial. Students learn how to understand the diverisity of custom, thinking, ideology from the background of diverse countries. Also, UT campus is one of the most big beutiful campus in USA. Lots of student who graduated from UT positively contribute on society of USA.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: West Campus Sucks – West campus is notorious for partying and nightlife. I personally hate every experience I've ever had there. I say skip West Campus and create your own fun. I love experiencing Austin and everything this magical city has to offer.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe – Our campus police always has their guard up, and there is rarely any concerns on campus. You must be responsible for your own stuff, as theft is not unheard of here. Whenever there is an emergency, UT is quick to respond and tells us exactly what to do via text message and email.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Very Handy – I love the shuttle routes on campus. I basically don't even need a car because I live on campus and have a shuttle to take me to school. However, I find that even though not having buses run on Saturdays making sense, I just wish sometimes that it would so that I dont have to drive to campus and find parking--that's always a real hassle.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Relaxed and WEIRD – Keep Austin WEIRD. That's what everyone says and at first, I didn't get it...but now I do. There's a unique culture that's distinctly Austin. All kinds of initiatives are welcome, you are introduced to so many things...and you can experience feelings of nature and the big city all in one place. It's fantastic. There are also so many places to go like Mount Bonnell, Soco, the Greenbelt, etc. and so many things to do that's uniquely Austin that you'll never run out of things to do. And it really helps that everything is so close together so it's not like when you are in another city and you have to drive an hour just to go do something.

4 College Junior

Facilities: I think the SAC is a very nice place that they have built. It looks very modern and is a great hang out spot in addition to the numerous space that it provides for student organizations to have meetings in. However, I do find that it's a little confusing to get around the SAC because at times, there are some stairs that dont lead to certain floors and some elevators that do not as well. Also, the wifi and phone signal is horrible in the SAC and I can never use my phone when I am on the first floor.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Occasional Take Over – There is no doubt that the Greek Life is a huge part of UT. You can't leave your room without seeing someone in a neon sorority shirt and nike shorts. I'm not too familiar with the sororities in Panhellenic since they seems to only socialize within themselves. That being said, the smaller sororities are very approachable and friendly. I've gotten several invitations from them to parties and events they are holding around the campus.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Better Get a Permit – Parking is such a hassle if you do not own a permit. And most of the permits are ridiculously expensive. One permit to be able to park at a garage on campus costs nearly 800. The further ones are cheaper but are inconvenient because they involve a 20 minute walk to your car.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Freedom Freedom and More Freedom – There really is no level of strictness at UT. Many rules are basic general rules that everyone adheres to. I always feel free to do whatever I want. The only strictness is underage drinking in downtown. It is pretty strict but it's the law so it is completely understandable.

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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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