Location
Austin, TX
Undergrads
37,083
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3844 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They do a great job of reminding you and I have not waited a long time and they are accurate with their procedures.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I think they are good but I do not know. live in a on campus but private dorm

3 College Freshman

Athletics: As the university of Texas, we care a lot about rivalry and have many accomplished athletes

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4 College Freshman

Academics: It is quite challenging even in intro classes

3 College Freshman

Weather: Class gets delayed due to really cold weathers and sometimes the right decisions aren't made.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I come from a small town so it seems like the city is always alive

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many convenient places but I wish there were more cafes with good sandwiches like Panera Bread.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I have yet to feel that the campus is strict. Everyone is friendly and nice

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Austin has wonderful parks and is known for its nightlife. What would Austin be without its 6th street?

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: The guidance counselors here don't know how to help you unless you know what you want to do with your life. Funny how that works out.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Plan II and the school of business are the hardest programs to get into. Have extremely high grades if you want to make it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's bothersome to me because my dorm is close to several frat houses and the drunk yelling past two am gets old very quickly.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The classes are so large that sometimes the professor will never know who you are. My personal favorite experience with large classes was one class that relied on students to teach themselves with youtube videos that the professor had uploaded. The course load is a little heavy but I didn't have too much trouble with it because I went to a competitive high school. Fifth floor of the PCL (library next to jester) is a popular spot to study but if you have a big test or want quiet, I recommend the third or fourth floors.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: For the most part the variety is good and the chain restaurants aren't too bad. I find it humorous that there are three chinese restaurants next to each other though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The buildings are old and some have community bathrooms. Not all dorms have cafeterias, which can be frustrating.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: It rarely rains and is quite sunny most days. I leave my windows open almost every day because it is so nice.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletes are taken care of at this school. The gym is large and has its own pool.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The Greek Life is very big on UT campus. Every weekend West Campus (where the frat houses are located) are spilling over with drunk kids stumbling off to their next party. Weed isn't hard to find either. It's Austin. You could ask a homeless guy and he'd know where to find it.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is large and has a great number of daily visitors who do not go to the school. Homeless people live close to the campus and can be bothersome on the walk to class. I make it a point to get home before it gets dark out, or I have a friend to walk with if I know that I will be staying late.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school does a poor job of letting transfer students how to receive financial aid when they are transferring to the school. I have not had any aid this year because of the financial aid office's inability to inform students of how to get scholarships.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are lots of international students.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I have my own laptop so I am able to utilize that instead of the technology available on campus. I hear from my friends that on-campus technology isn't very efficient.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: UT Austin has absolutely fabulous off-campus dining options. They are very cost efficient and some local restaurants even accept Bevo bucks. The off-campus dining options are all close by and offer local varieties, in fact I believe there's more local dining options than chain options. Another thing I have come to appreciate is the fact that there are always so many vegetarian and vegan options - it helped keep the "freshman 15" off!

5 College Freshman

Weather: Weather has an impact on my mood and in Austin, there always seems to be some sunshine to keep me moving in a positive direction...and I love it!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life is pretty big on UT with a large Greek population. However, most are welcome to parties and the parties are really fun.

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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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