Austin, TX
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$33,128 ($9,790)
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Reviews 3867 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Many off campus apartments that are near the campus tend to be very pricey if you want your own space and bath and so you essentially pay for the closeness of it. There are cheaper apartment complexes farther out and the good thing about it is that the university shuttles travel to these apartments as well. So even if you have no personal transportation and want to live farther from campus than others, you have the choice of taking the UT shuttles.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are small but one does not really need a lot of space to begin with anyway. You get the opportunity to meet many new students from all over the world every year and you can form long lasting friendships. Prices are high so community baths are usually the best as well as sharing the space with another student. Some dorm buildings have dining halls within, which is very convenient.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: There are a variety of great studying areas around campus. The professors could be a bit more involved with the students but overall, they are okay. Registration process can be a bit difficult due to the way that registration times are assigned. Classes are challenging but it is what expected from such a large and influential university.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You just have to put yourself out there and not be afraid to talk to people.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: If sports are your thing then its great.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: It depends how far you want to go and what time of day.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Always something new to try.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Sometimes the internet is down.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics is a large part of the university. Not only does it invoke school spirit, but it brings everyone together in a large celebration. Students from all schools and clubs cheer athletes on as part of a united front. Watching events is very fun and enjoyable. The best part is it brings an opportunity for parents and family members to also interact with the university. It is a great way to experience college and really feel like a part of something big.

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers are readily available and the printing in certain locations is very affordable. Some dorms, like Kinsolving, even have their own computer labs within the building and lower cost printing. The only problem is the lab is restricted to residents. The network is usually reliable except in the occasional spot on campus that tends to have low wireless access. I typically prefer to have my own personal mobile device or laptop with me on campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I enjoy eating off campus because the atmosphere of the city is great and there are many options of restaurants to choose from. There is a place for all occasions as well as for any group (i.e. for families, for a group of friends, etc.) the location of certain dining locations off campus are also very convenient. Many are within walking distance of the university.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is one of the biggest sports events on campus. Most of the student body during the fall attends the home football games, and sometimes even tail gates to the games if they're close enough.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Based on the people I hang around, not a lot of them get drunk on the weekdays and if they do drink/do drugs they're smart about it, so that they aren't incapacitated the next day. And they make sure that they can still function in class.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: All the off-campus housing in West Campus is pretty expensive, and when you want to look at cheaper places, it always has bad reviews that make you want to run into the hills. But of course it's always different for everyone, so you never know until you try.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: To this day, I'm still not quite sure how the whole financial aid thing works. It's very confusing and it's like a game of waiting to know how much you get or something.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The Drag always has food places open, like a pizza joint or like a frozen yoghurt place. There's lots of food places around here, just because our school is pretty much in the middle of Austin.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't heard of any sexual assault or anything like that, but as a personal safety precaution I carry pepper spray on me.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's always things food places open in the drag, and if you go a bit further away from campus, there's 6th St, SoCo and all the attractions.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: There's a train and a bus that gets me to and from school, and that's enough for me, although buses can be late at times, it's not really a big deal.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The only gripe I have about the Greek Life here is that they wear pretty awful things, such as over sized shirts with itty bitty Nike shorts, but that's just me. They don't usually bother me unless they're pretty obnoxious and what not.

4 College Freshman

Majors: For the program I'm trying to get into, they only let in maybe 12-14 students per year. It's very competitive and there are a handful amount of prerequisites. The class load isn't too bad, but that may be just because I'm not in the program yet.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm planning to do an internship/volunteer work over the summer in the lab that I plan to join in the fall. It's just very interesting stuff, and I have the opportunity to work with some great minds and top notch researchers.

College Freshman

Computers: I haven't used a computer in school, nor printed in school. I have my own laptop and printer at home.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Students get access to UT and Austin busses for free. The buses can be crowded but they're always there.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics here are top notch. A great public school for academics. You have to work hard but it's not overwhelming and the opportunities that are available are great.


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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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