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

Off-Campus Dining: I don't think you could ever try every restaurant in this town.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Strictness is pretty much all over the board; it's very subjective to where you live & who you're dealing with.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are wonderful and I learn a lot. However, registration is a nightmare.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: Most people are pretty cool with whatever here, but there's always room for improvement.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Whether it's a frat party, a kickback, or going downtown, you can always find somewhere to let loose at the end of the week!

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: The city buses are pretty reliable and so are the campus buses, but the ones servicing campus run at odd times and I can never seem to find any that run conveniently with class schedules.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Of course football season is the biggest deal around here, but all school sports are fun to go to. I just wish that seating at football games had a specific student section; we're all spread out and that doesn't help with community.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: I can actually do two majors with the degree plans I'm on & I love both of them. The faculty are all still fully involved professionals in their industry & offer solid, real-world advice for how to survive after college. We learn how to think for ourselves and have plenty of opportunities to work with great spaces and technology.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm an acting/kinesiology major, so as far as acting goes, anyone would be terrified about finding work. BUt I know I'm getting taught about the business side of it as well and that makes me feel a lot more ready for embracing the years of auditions I will surely experience. As for kinesiology, I hope to become a certified personal trainer, and there are always places to find work in that field.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: People love UT students here! Lots of discounts and always job opportunities/internships to apply for.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's nice to have your own place, but West campus is extremely unsafe and parking is terrible.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: UT Austin is very limited with the scholarships it gives out. I understand that the tuition is very low comparatively speaking and our education standards are high, but no college is cheap. Yes, loans through FAFSA are attainable. But there should be way more scholarship opportunities available for the amount of money this university has to offer.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: For CNS there is a single application that you can use to apply for multiple scholarships and aid. The regular financial aid process is fairly smooth. There are many students on this campus so many will be applying for scholarships.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: West campus is where are the Greek houses are, and every weekend there are parties everywhere. Late at night you will run into various groups of intoxicated students, whether they are of age or not. The only problem I have with it is it's annoying to walk through. I don't see a presence on campus of any of the other drugs mentioned.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: It was a toss up between "great" and "okay." It is great because students get to ride the bus for free, and it takes you downtown, to south congress, and far north. Sometimes the buses are not reliable though. They can either be right on time or run up to 15 minutes late. Usually it averages between 5 and ten. There is a small airport nearby and it's extremely quick to get through security. There is a train, but students don't take that. Parking is terrible because you still have to walk ten minutes from the parking lot to wherever you need to go on campus. If you live more than a half hour away, its worth it. There is generally a lot of traffic and the drivers are terrible.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Obviously this is a big football university. However, there are many other competitive sports to join. Volleyball and basketball are the other popular varsity sports. For club sports, you can join quidditch, rock climbing, running club, etc. These are competitive teams where anyone can join. You can be as competitive as you would like to be. There are also many intramural sports and many groups of people join these, even organizations.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is bipolar. The summers are absolutely terrible because it is so hot. The fall is nice, and the beginning of spring is nice. Eventually it gets too hot. The winter varies. It can be below thirty one day, and seventy the next. Sometimes it will randomly start pouring rain, and then get sunny an hour later.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: Most departments have major specific labs with free printing. People generally bring laptops everywhere. There are always computers to use, however. Few people actually use them.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is definitely a strong presence, but not overwhelming. I am not part of Greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I cannot compare the diversity at this university to others.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Many places to go eat at differing price ranges. Very vegetarian/vegan/other friendly.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I have not felt limited by the strictness of the university.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: i dont even live on campus so i never go to the dorms

College Freshman

Diversity: again, i have no idea

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Everything costs about the same, which is more than i like to spend.

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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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