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

Academics: McCombs business school is one of the top business schools in the world and also our communication school is ranked very high and one of the best in the nation.

5 College Freshman

Academics: One of the top universities in the world.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Everything you need is within walking distance and the buses and taxis can also take you places if you need to venture off campus but having a car is still more convenient in my opinion.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: the student health center is great! They can usually get you in pretty quickly given the size of the campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is huge at UT Austin. Great parties but separates the Greeks and non Greeks by a lot.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Austin is well known for it's diverse and local dining and the options around campus don't disappoint. There are many chains available near by as well as local dining and lots of food trucks!

College Senior

Majors: I will start my first internship in Jan 2013. It will be an international internship in South Africa. It was a lot of extra work to apply for it but so far it looks like it will be worth it. It is an unpaid placement.

4 College Senior

Majors: I like the social work program. I have my bachelors degree in SW from another university. work has been great but the pay is not good. If I could do it over again I would choose the same field. I am concerned about trying to find a job in Austin as it has been difficult for me to do so in the past.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: UT Austin is one of the best public schools in the nation for academics, sports, student life, and diversity.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: We have many academic libraries and one LBJ library that is a very popular attraction in Austin. We also have many museums and of course Austin is the capital of Texas. The Capitol building is a short walk away from campus.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Austin is a great place to live. The only problem I have is the city population is growing and I do not think the city had prepared for this growth.

College Senior

Diversity: I'm not sure as I am in grad school and do not walk the campus as I would have in undergrad. My experiences have been based on students in my classes.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Haven't had any issues with safety although I still have some concerns because campus lies in the heart of the city. Health has never been an issue for me.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Student center services are a great but parking around it is horrible and congested.

5 College Senior

Facilities: The Dinitto Career center is awesome.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Austin is the live music capital of the world, and we are known for our fantastic night life on 6th street. The city also lies in the beautiful hill country of Texas so scenery is wonderful. Austin is a city loved by many.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: If you follow the directions on the FASFA and make sure to submit early there are usually not any problems. Pay attention to deadlines.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is extremely expensive to live in an apartment near campus compared to other universities in Texas, but we are a big university in a big city so it's understandable that prices would be higher. The community surrounding the campus has lots of food and shopping available and is a short bus ride away from Austin's popular 6th street.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Cap metro goes pretty much anywhere in Austin. You can pay $2-$4 and you can ride all day.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Compared to where I am from it rains quite a bit, but it's pretty average weather. Doesn't get too cold very often which is great.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The University of Texas is known for it's accepting culture to diversity and although my close group of friends is not very diverse, I still have a lot of friends on campus who come from all over the world and have different ethnicities, religions, and values all of which are easily accepted by everyone.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone knows who the Texas longhorns are, it's quite self explanatory I would say.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school work is extremely difficult but the professors are great and they are all always very helpful and open to helping their students succeed and there are a lot of resources available if a student is struggling.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's pretty expensive to attend UT, and there are limited scholarships that a lot of students are applying for, so it can be tough to get the amount you want in a scholarship. However, need based financial aid is pretty good and I haven't heard of any issues with that process.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not Greek, but I highly considered it. The cost was the major player in my decision not to go Greek. That being said, from what I've experienced, non-Greeks don't usually judge the Greeks, if anything, it's the other way around (depending on the fraternity/sorority). Almost all of my experiences with Greeks as a non-Greek have been positive however.

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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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