Austin, TX
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$33,128 ($9,790)
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Reviews 3854 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports Are Top of the Line – Varsity sports at the University of Texas are pretty huge, especially the way campus treats us. We have wonderful training and workout facilities, including our own trainers, psychologists, and academic advisers. IM sports are pretty huge, too, because anyone can play.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Tuition Is Crazy! University of Texas is the place to go and the people know it. that is why they raise tuition rates so high. It is a great college but is just a little to expensive. With the possibility of receiving a scholarship makes it better.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Enforcement Is Average – kids are carrying illegal substances, but it's concealed

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very Adventursome – There is always something to do around campus and always someone to do it with, whether it be trying a new extracurricular activity, studying, going to a lecture, or partying.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: West Campus Is the Way to Go – There is always something going on in west campus no matter what day of the week it is.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: OK but Repetitive – The food is not the best, but it suffices. However, it gets very repetitive, dull, and tasteless as the year goes on.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Weather is hardly a problem in Texas. You may find yourself wet on occasion but that's from the cars paying you little respect as they zoom by over puddles.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Everything about the campus was conducted well. Gyms were outstanding, libraries welcoming, and the campus as a whole was inviting.

4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Labs Are Convenient – Whenever a computer was needed it was readily available. I had no problems with the efficiency of the computers or their overall performance. Everything was great.

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking in and around campus is next to impossible. We have come to rely on a fairly well run public transport system.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Breeds Cultural Blandness. The greek life at UT is giant and very well connected.

3 College Junior

Academics: I am in the School of Architecture at UT. I really have enjoyed the experience. Here I am surrounded by impressive faculty and students. Also the resources available such as wood shops and computer labs are amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: First of all, UT is the home of the Longhorns. If you live here, you will automatically become involved with the football team spirit this entire town has fallen prey to. Trust me, I still don't even know the rules, but when Texas is out playing some other school, it's time to hit the bars and shout at the screens with your fellow Austinite.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Variety at It's Best – Well, UT is known for it's diversity and you can tell that this is true whenever you walk across campus. If you can think of a lifestyle or group, you'll be able to find people here that fit the bill. However, they seem to stay together, so there is definitely an invisible line seperating all of them.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Nothing Beats the Drag – If you're going to the University of Texas, you have to check out the restaurants on "the drag" near by. From your typical sandwich place to vegan and high society restaurants, they've got it all. Usually the prices tend to increase the further you go, but those places immediately next to campus are unbeatable.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Ditch the Car, Take the Bus – You can get just about anywhere in Austin by bus. UT has shuttles than run every 10 minutes to popular off-campus housing areas. The city of Austin runs a ton of buses all over town - even to the airport every 40 minutes. All of these are free for students. You run into trouble in the later evening hours when the bus runs are limited. There are also buses to Houston and Dallas that cost about $40 round trip. Parking is a pain on and around campus and downtown.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty of Options for Any Price – If you want to live right near campus in one of the fancy apartment complexes, expect to pay A LOT! Head north past campus for cute and decently priced houses. If you need cheap, look in East Austin, even though you're sacrificing convenience and possibly safety. There's also a ton of co-op housing for those looking for ultra inexpensive - but you will have housework to do.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Laid Back or Crazy - Take Your Pick – Austin has everything you could ever want. Whether you're into live music (Austin is home to SXSW), kayaking (Lake Travis), mountain climbing (Mt. Bonnell), sports (UT Longhorns), or partying (6th Street), you'll find something here for you.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It Is Very Lenient – I enjoy the campus strictness. It isn't too strict, but it is strict on certain things that matter.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I honestly dislike every Greek person I know. The crowd is full of the snobbiest people I have ever seen. Greek life is for people who can't make "real" friends.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: It's Great – The nightlife in Austin is incredible if you are over twenty one. However, there are limited options if you are not. There are a few 18 and up clubs on 6th Street, but other than that, most people stick to parties.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms Are Great – love the location of jester. super convenient and right next to gregory gym. jester is older, but newer dorms are really nice looking.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Everything About UT Is Wonderful – The professors are very knowledgeable, and teach outstanding. The resources at UT are better than you would expect. The campus is beautiful, and the activities going around are so entertaining. The whole atmosphere is amazing

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: Best Engineering Program – UT's engineering program is ranked in the top ten programs in the country.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of options for living off-campus at UT, but they are ridiculously over-priced. I am not one of the many college students that get everything paid for by their parents, which I am glad to be independent, but there needs to be more options for cheap student housing.


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Tony Griffin
Houston, TX
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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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