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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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4 College Junior

Academics: The University of Texas is a wonderful university full of opportunities for advancements and achievement. This university offers challenges for the sake of greatness and aids those that need help by providing programs such as PAC, one on one tutoring, and group tutoring opportunities. Being at this university opens the doors for networking, internships, and other means to obtain top jobs in the country.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is usually great in Austin. When it rains it pours, but most people enjoy getting our their umbrellas and rain boots.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is easy to get and as long as you don't walk on the street with a cup in your hand it is okay to drink underage. The frats hire companies to keep everyone safe and the cope out, so it is pretty decent.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Front Lawn – Ut has a beautiful front lawn that students lounge on to study, relax, and rest on. The University keeps it really nice and replaces the grass twice a year. It is a great place to lounge if you have a short break in between classes or if you need to regain some sanity before heading home.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The Bus WILL Become Your Bestfriend – If you are going to live on campus, my advice would be not to bring a car. You will most likely ride the shuttle buses most of the time to get to class, and depending on your schedule, you most likely wont have time to do anything that would require a car. Of course, if you want to go grocery shopping or if you visit home a lot, then I say go ahead and bring it. But personally, you can always carpool! Now, if you are going to live off campus, you may want a car. Not to come to school (because you'll spend forever looking for a parking spot especially if youu dont have a permit for the garages) but for other things. From what I have seen with friends who live off campus, you tend to go out and do more things that might require a car. Carpooling is always a good option, but if your friend isnt available, then youre kinda stuck. If youre not the type to go a lot of places or if youre like and dont have a license yet, the shuttles buses and city buses are a great buses. They usually run late into the night, so if you have to stay on campus, or somewhere else, you can easily get home without having to pay!

4 College Junior

Nightlife: If You Love to Party, This Is the School for You – I personally dont party much, but the few times I have been out have been the best times ever! Most of the good clubs are 21 and older, so thats the downside. But as long as you are partying with good responsible friends, whether its at a club or house/frat party, trust me youre bound to have fun! Austin is the place if you love to have a great nightlife!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Hook 'Em Horns! The University of Texas has a lot of school spirit. The entire school will come out to support the football, basketball, baseball, all the athletic teams. Decked in your Texas burnt orange, walking around campus and going to the games makes you feel how connected the whole university is.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Private Bathrooms for the Win – The quality of the dorms at University of Texas vary from dorm to dorm. San Jacinto, in my opinion, is the best dorm on campus because of one little thing: private bathrooms! Not having to share a bathroom with the whole floor, like you would have to do in the Jester dorm, makes the college dorm experience so much better!

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Keep Austin Weird – Austin, Texas is the hub of music in Texas. The scenery is so pretty. Everywhere you look there is something new! Across from campus there is the Texas History Museum and even the capital. Nothing beats Austin, Texas and it's music venues, local shops, unique culture and The University of Texas!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I Would Not Choose Any Other College – UT Austin is the college for me. The professors are great. The staff is very friendly. It is a beautiful and history-filled campus.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks Are Noticeable – Greek life is noticeable but does not come up in conversation everyday. There are many sororities and fraternities just off campus.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports at Their Best – The workout facilities are wonderful and always in use. Intramural sports are a big part of campus life.

4 College Student

Campus Strictness: Just Right – Too much partying isn't suggested, and offenders will be reprimanded, but there is a decent amount of freedom. Students' social lives can be awesome.

4 College Student

Campus Dining: The food is pretty good. Lots to choose from. Meal plan is required for those who live in dorms. Flexible use of money though.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Pretty OK – Because it's in a downtown location, there might be some crime, especially at night. Always use the buddy system! Otherwise, in the daytime, it's all good!

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The University of Texas at Austin is known for its diversity. Walking around campus you are guaranteed to find people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Most people are accepting and welcoming of diversity and eager to learn more of various cultures. (The numerous cultural restaurants surrounding the campus stand evidence to this fact.) It's for this reason, that I greatly love and enjoy UT.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Everything You Need, Except Cheap Food – Within two blocks of campus you have every major type of restaurant represented. It's one of the most concentrated blocks of eateries in Austin. Finding cheap food here will be difficult (expect lunch to start around $6 and dinner around $10) but most of it is good. There's plenty of fast food, but there are also a lot of healthier alternatives at about the same price point and speed. With a car, you can head north to cheaper food, or go to H-E-B (most students' grocery store of choice, which also offers a variety of rather decent prepared food).

4 College Senior

Computers: Depends on Your Department – Some colleges have very solid computer labs; the film school has several Mac-centric editing labs with gigabit LAN and 5-6MBps off-campus connections. Other places on campus barely even have WiFi, and getting a stable connection is nearly impossible. I have seen some improvement in this in the last two years, so there is hope for the dead spots going away. Printing is awkward, requiring you to install a special set of drivers to print from your computer. These drivers are not yet Snow Leopard compatible (and by repute are spotty on Win 7). Printing costs $0.10 per page for black and white laser, and usually about $1.10/page for color (varies by printer used). If you don't have a computer, you won't absolutely need one, but I've always been glad to have my own. Composing essays, PowerPoints, and editing video or audio is just easier at your apartment than in a lab. Plus, you can guarantee availability of your own gear, but not UT's. Around project due dates, the labs are really crowded.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It doesn't matter what you're into, you'll find it here among one of the most diverse (and largest) student bodies in the country. Asian and middle eastern nations are well represented, as are almost all US states. Texans make up a slight majority, though you won't find any reason to complain there. Whether you want studious companions or stoners, partiers, patricians, or pizza delivery drivers, you can get it pretty easily.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive, but Cheaper Than on Campus – UT has a lot of options for living near but off campus. Most of these options were built in the 1980s, and are starting to show wear and tear. Some are remodeled consistently, but most aren't. Finding anything under $750 a month is difficult, and the newer apartments start at about $1200 (and go WAY up from there). Your main problem will be finding one with a decent landlord; most of the apartments around campus are managed by a few large conglomerates - none of which are noted for common decency.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Two words: Scarce and overpriced.

But if you live on campus, you don't really need a car. Campus is compact and for off-campus, city buses are clean and useful.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Austin Is Great – There is so much to do. You can always find live music somewhere. There are lots of opportunities to be outside, like hiking, kayaking, frisbee golf, etc. The film scene is great. Lots of festivals, such as SXSW and Austin City Limits Music Festival. There is a lot of diverse shopping, and great restaurants. Great place for dog lovers--many dog parks across the city.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Electrical Engineer – The school of engineering at The University of Texas at Austin speaks for itself, ranked at #10 of all engineering schools in the United States. From what I've experienced the curriculum is very rigorous and the workload is just the same. The professors are very helpful and friendly if you get to know them.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Not So Great – I've heard that they will give out five parking passes for each actual parking spot. I don't know how true this is but it sure seems like it! It's hard to find a spot.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: A Good Mix – Everyone here is different. All of the guys and girls have different personalitied. If you're looking to meet people you haven't met before Austin is the place to go.

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Tony Griffin
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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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