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

Health & Safety: There are always tons of people around, so being alone is not an issue. I've walked back to my dorm from the library a few times after midnight, and there are always other people milling about as well. You'll see police cars rolling around on campus, but I've never actually seen a police officer in the flesh. There are quite a few of those emergency phone booths as well, and they're well-illuminated so they're easy to find, but they could probably stand to be closer together. If you're planning to bike, you should bring the locks that they suggest. I don't bike, but I do know that bike theft can be an issue.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are TONS of options for off-campus dining near UT! Guadalupe, or The Drag, is right behind campus and is literally packed with restaurants. You will definitely have a variety of choices - from pizza to Thai to Tex-Mex. If you get tired of food on the Drag, you can always take a bus to South Congress, where some of the best food trucks are. The bus takes about half an hour to get there, which isn't too bad, especially if you're looking to go out to eat on the weekend. I recently tried Hopdoddy's Burger Bar, and I thought it was great!

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of computer labs on campus, both more well-known ones and a few scattered within the buildings that students are in most often for class. Printing can get expensive if you have to print in color, but black and white printing is pretty affordable, more so in some computer labs than others. You can always connect to the WiFi on campus, which is great, and it tends to be pretty fast. I would definitely recommend having your own computer just because it makes it easier for you to squeeze in time to work while you are waiting in between classes.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: UT has a TON of restaraunts. There is everything from American to Indian food. Also, you have to go to Tiff's Treats at least once - they have to most amazing cookies. The dorms all have meal plans as well.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Finding housing can be very difficult. In order to get the apartment/dorm you want, you have to apply pretty early on. The best option for girls would probably be SRD or Hardin. THe worst would be Jester. San Jacinto is also a good choice because it is close to campus and near the football stadium. The social atmosphere is great - Austin is a great college town.

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5 College Junior

Computers: UT Austin has so many tools on campus to help you succeed. There are so many libraries, computer labs and printing labs.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Public Transportation is really good, and mostly reliable. There are the ocasional days where busses are off schedule, but dependable in most cases.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Austin is possibly one of the best places to live. The community is beautiful and offers many community attractions, such as SXSW, ACL, Barton Springs, etc. The campus in general always has something going on, and there is an organization for every interest, from student government to cancer awareness to magic. This college is arguably a perfect fit for anyone who is seeking the next big thing.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many great dining options around campus. The Drag is located right by campus and features many restaurants, both chains such as Which Wich, and local places. Austin is especially friendly to vegetarians and vegans and you'll find options located on the menu pretty much anywhere you go. My favorite place is Halal Guys, which serves great middle eastern food based on the food cart in New York.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am in the Dean's Scholars program at the University of Texas. This program is geared towards students who are interested in research in the natural sciences. There are weekly lectures by local faculty who discuss what they do, as well as many opportunities to get involved in academic research. Writing an honors thesis is a requirement for the degree.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Austin is a small but vibrant city with a strong cultural flavor that stands out from the rest of Texas. The slogan "Keep Austin Weird" is embodied by the collage of cultural that can be scene walking around in Austin. The music scene is great and plenty of unique dining experiences can be found at the many food carts popular in the city.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: UT is known as a party school. Austin has Sixth Street, a local attraction to students. There is also kayaking, various malls. The locals enjoy the students. There is the Austin Film Festival as well as ACL.

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5 College Freshman

Computers: There is computers labs all over The University of Texas. There is some in dorms, of course in the library. Some colleges have labs just for there students. During finals most labs are crowded but you always find some if you know where to look, the less known places. You can rent laptops and the WiFi has great connection over UT.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are great, you are able to choose from very different environments and types of rooms. The most common dorm for freshman are jester west and east, which are located conveniently placed near dining areas and is close to the gym and library.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is very unique, your not judged on how you look or speak. I love that UT is very diverse and everyone is excepted. If you meet people from out of state or even country, your welcomed and people are actually intrigued by you and your culture.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There are many parking spots in the garages, but there pretty far from campus so you have to walk a long while. Also, there very little meters around campus to park and the limit is 45 min.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid at my school has been great with answering any questions I might have and I'm very blessed to be receiving financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It is great (JCL and J2) for the first few weeks, but then it gets old. I dine 1-2 times a week on Guadalupe now. I'm so tired of eating chicken.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: A lot of people >:) I love seeing my Asians again. I have not seen much Asian after moving from NY. It is very multi-cultural place. Also, I never know that Asians go to church, haha. I joined a fellowship group - the people there are very friendly.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Really safe, everywhere I go I feel safe, always people around.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload varies from class to class but it has never been overwhelming.professors vary as well, but they are all above par and very attentive to their students. the registration process is a little crazy but i'm sure its like that at any university.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Austin, TX is the live music capitol of texas! And football in texas is a lot of fun! Apart from that UT is a lot of fun and provides a great college campus experience.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: the curriculum is created especially to prepare you for physical therapist schooling which is a very good thing.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are plenty of facilities for students on campus, but around finals time it can be very hard to find somewhere to study. Any other time besides finals time the campus is amazing and there is always something to do.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everybody here is extremely friendly and open about their ideals. However there are few that are extreme in their beliefs. There seems to be more attractions to follow certain trends and at times is frowned upon to stick out.

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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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