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

Athletics: Many students participate in inter murals as well as attending the local varsity sports.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Being that I am a vegetarian I was very pleased with the amount of options they have to accommodate. I also love the buffet style dining they have for a very low price. The food is usually very good quality and well worth the price.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Austin is known for having great night life and it definitely meets expectations. There is a great variety of clubs to go to and always something fun to do!

3 College Freshman

Parking: I personally do not own a car just because the cost of the garages are relatively high. This is expected though being that UT is located in downtown Austin.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The University allows free bus fare which is very convenient! There is also a bus that runs throughout the day around the University. The only downside is that the bus can be hard to figure out at first. Timing is not always great and some bus routes could take you up to an hour.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The university is located right off "The Drag" which offers many great shopping and eating venues. Also close by is the the lively and diverse "South Congress" which offers many local food spots and quirky antique and vintage shops.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in Austin is usually really beautiful and gives you great opportunities to enjoy the lake and zilker park!

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I've lived in and around Austin all of my life and I still find new things to do and new ways to have fun.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: The nightlife in Austin is insane! If you are of drinking age, check out 6th or Rainey St. There are also often buses that run late from downtown to UT. If you are not 21 there are some 18+ dance clubs, plenty of parties, and plenty of theaters, late night restaurants, etc. Anyone of any age will be able to have a great night out in Austin.

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking is awful throughout Austin so it is not feasible to drive to campus unless you have a parking permit. Those are usually fairly expensive but necessary if you have to drive to campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The food isn't terrible, and if you are on a meal plan it is affordable. It is a little expensive for those who don't stay in the dorms though.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have absolutely loved my time at the University of Texas at Austin. It has flown by!

4 College Senior

Facilities: There are TONS of social/ service/ academic clubs and organizations! Sometimes the choices can be overwhelming!

5 College Senior

Facilities: There are always places to go and things to do in and around campus. There is some sort of campus event almost every day! The gym is HUGE.

4 College Senior

Computers: I've never had a problem using computer labs. The labs are usually furnished with the latest technology. There are also PC and MAC labs for those who have a difficult time using one system or the other. Printing costs do add up though.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I didn't have much guidance with the financial aid process.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I have lived in two places off-campus and I had never had problems finding a place to live, but the closer to campus a place is the more expensive it will be.

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Academic policies are very strict and any sort of cheating or academic dishonesty requires strict punishment. However the school is not socially strict allowing for an environment in which students can freely exchange ideas.

5 College Senior

Academics: I enjoy my classes and I have been lucky to have had great professors. There is a lot of work and reading to do every day, but it is well worth it.

5 College Senior

Academics: UT offers a fantastic education and world-class professors. There are plenty of comfortable facilities for studying.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: Be sure you choose a good sorority/ fraternity. There is a lot of hazing at UT and it is tough for the University to regulate it. I would highly suggest joining a non-Greek sorority/fraternity.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It really all depends on what dorm you are staying in. They vary greatly, so make sure you research thoroughly before choosing a dorm to live in. Talk to people who have lived in the dorms if possible.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Austin has great restaurants and there are tons around the school to choose from.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is always something going on on the weekends. Many students go downtown to enjoy the clubs on the weekends.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The cost of living off campus is extremely expensive. There is not a lot of availability so students have to sign leases fast and right away.

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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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