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

Guys & Girls: The ladies and gents here at the school are pretty outgoing and overall, as far as physical appearance are pretty top notch. Everyone has a series of unique interest and relationships here tend to last really long and are generally healthy. The social life here in all is absolutely the best and it is fairly easy to approach another student.

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: I personally have not attended an official party here in Austin. However, I have spectated the events that occur on the famously renowned 6th Street and I was very astonished to see how lively the nightlife here is!

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Drug Safety: Policy here in regards to drugs are upheld within the city's best ability. Alcohol is highly unacceptable for those who are underage and is constantly emphasized that those old enough drink responsibly and in moderation. The university makes it a requirement that all students partake in 2 courses during every semester that formally educates students about alcohol and drug use and has also taken the incentive to have constant informative posters all throughout campus of what you should do in the event of a particular situation.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personally, I feel safe practically wherever I venture around campus because every few blocks or so there is either staff, students, or officers nearby who would always be compelled to lend a helping hand if needed. For the most part, there has not been any recent reports of campus crime to my knowledge and their frequency always appears to be severely low.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: UT's system of campus-provided transportation is hands down, absolutely amazing! I can get anywhere I need to be at any time due to this luxury they supply. I am a student who owns no form of transportation besides that of a bike, which is pretty handy might I add because the city of Austin has a huge impression on cycling. With a website we are encouraged to use, I am able to manage my trips accordingly and utilize the bus system, free of charge, and get to where I need to be.

4 College Freshman

Computers: At best, the accessibility and reliable availability of the computers and other technology here on campus is pretty substantial. There has yet to be an occasion for me in which I was unable to access a computer given the circumstance I do not currently own a laptop.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My experience with the financial aid process was not very pleasant unfortunately. I do sincerely appreciate the funding of a great portion of my attendance here, however, I just believe the process to attain the financial assistance needed is prolonged and isn't as flexible as it needs to be. My tip is that you double check that your criteria as a students meets that of financial aid or else you will yourself in a dilemma early in the semester.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining here is amazing! We literally have block after block of countless food options respective to walking distances. Generally the most convenient area students check out is what if referred to as, "The Drag." The line up of stores and restaurants seem to be endless and is favored by the majority of UT students.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: From my perspective, everyone here is very accepting of one another and their ethnicity and or religious beliefs and political views. The moment I set foot on campus there were individuals who were immensely excited about meeting someone from a completely different area than them and practically embraced them upon first site. As far as I know, no one here has challenged the diversity of the students that attend the university and there has been no report of racial incidents.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The local weather here seems to be pretty great in my opinion. It's bipolar at times to where you never know what to expect, but for the most part, everyone, including myself, seems to enjoy it. The only general concern is the humidity, which of course, we can't directly do anything about.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: In regards to off-campus housing, the university does provide the necessary information if we do so choose to live somewhere else besides on campus. Here at UT, off-campus housing seems very convenient and isn't really too separated from the college. Parking is pretty fair game and the cost of living has been deemed far cheaper by students in general. For the most part everyone seems to love living off campus because they have more freedom to do as they please.

College Freshman

Majors: Not applicable. I have not been through a process.

College Freshman

Majors: I have no experience of a typical internship. However, here at the university, their accessibility and opportunities for alternatives are fairly easy. In the near future I do intend on pursuing an internship relevant to my majors because I believe having the experience is beneficial to gaining a new perspective.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of drinking and partying at this school, but drugs do not seem to be too much of an issue. There is, of course, weed consumption, but other than that there is not too much drug usage. Alcohol is common, and it is very clear that the West Campus area is a party-area.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of off-campus dining options around the university. Most of the restaurants are not outrageously expensive, but they do not off student discounts, unfortunately. There are many restaurants along "The Drag" that students will eat at throughout the school day.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: The cost of parking on campus is not as expensive as at some other schools, but I am lucky that I live close enough to campus that I do not have to worry about finding a parking spot or buying a parking pass. Some of my peers do have to park a significant distance from class, however, they did not have to pay as much for parking passes that are further away.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of off-campus housing near campus. The vast majority of students live off campus, and one of the most popular areas is West Campus. Austin is a growing city and there is a lot of development, so it is not too hard finding a place to live, but the areas around campus are expensive. Parking is an issue around campus, but some of the apartment complexes do have assigned parking, however, it can be difficult to find parking when visiting the area or in complexes with not enough parking for all of the residents.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I've lived in a dorm my whole college career.

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Our campus tries to keep a good image, so be very careful with what you do.

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4 College Senior

Nightlife: Austin nightlife is very good, but you might want to get some study time in first before you go out.

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4 College Senior

Computers: I have my own laptop, but if something where to happen I could go to the computer labs in my dorm to print out my homework.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: UT has one of the best varsity teams in the state. Intramural sports are also popular too. We also have some interesting sports.

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Austin is also a very diverse city. There always festivals going on around the city, so you are sure to find something that suits your taste.

4 College Senior

Diversity: UT is very diverse. You will meet people from all over the world.

4 College Senior

Facilities: We have access to facilities, we just built a new student activity center which is state of the art.

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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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