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

Athletics: I think the way sports are presented at school are great everyone can participate

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everything at UT is very nice and everyone has people to talk to

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not heard about anyone being attacked or robbed on campus yet this year

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The town near school is very nice and downtown is right next to campus considering there are buses

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus is not very restrictive when it comes to who goes in or out

3 College Freshman

Academics: Certain professors could be a little better at explaining the curriculum

4 College Freshman

Academics: Certain majors such as business and engineering are very good

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Austin is very envied for its local atmosphere. It is outstanding, almost too good to be true. Too good it can distract you from school, but that's okay, sometimes it's needed to take a break. There are museums, there are bars, music festivals, wine festivals, film festivals, food festivals, art shows & exhibits, sports events, formula 1, SXSW, 5k races, 10k races, etc. Any festival you can think of, Austin celebrates it. It's a very healthy city too, and very friendly. The local attitude toward students, well, it's good in general, but if you are from UT you are like a god and treated as such. Austin is obviously very cultural and has a lot to offer to everyone.

2 College Junior

Weather: It's a joke. That's why Austin is weird. During Spring semester, one day is sunny and hot as hell, the next is rainy and you suffocate in humidity. In Fall semester, rain, rain, rain, then wind with rain, suddenly is freezing, and then the next day is beautiful. You can see people dressed in all sorts of ways. It's funny. Just keep checking the forecast, always carry an umbrella, and dress in layers and you will be prepared.

2 College Junior

Parking: It's only bad because of the price, but that is because of how many students there are. I guess it's reasonable. Either way, you don't really need your car because the transportation services are great.

5 College Junior

Academics: Being in the Textiles and Apparel Department, majoring in Retail Merchandising and Consumer Sciences is the reason why I ignore anything bad going on in my life and strive to be successful in spite of the financial difficulties that burden my comfort as a student. I used to attend UT El Paso, just because it was in my hometown, and because I had resigned to major in something that was okay instead of what I wanted. But when I found out that UT Austin offered TXA programs, I didn't hesitate to transfer. So far, in such little time I have been proven that my decision is the best decision I have ever made to change the course of my entire life. The program offers great opportunities to get involved in the industry, professors are willing to help and to listen to us whenever we are in doubt or are struggling with the workload, our advisor is a genius arranging our curriculum in a way where we can balance our priority classes with the rest of the requirements, as far as facilities I wish UT gave us more recognition and space but what we have right now is great nonetheless, and lastly, professors don't let you graduate without finding the internship and job opportunities that best fits you. I am constantly asked what's my major, and whenever I tell them, Textiles and Apparel in Retail Merchandising with Business Foundations, people are confused but interested in knowing more. Some other people undermine this major and regard it as "an easy career" but that is because they are ignorant and don't know that this major requires knowledge in science, business, arts, and even more.

4 College Junior

Academics: To begin with, every study area in UT is full. That is because the workload every major gets is a heavy workload. That happens because of the demanding curriculum with classes taught by very demanding professors. The registration process is great, it's easy to understand after the first time, yet, because the student population is unbelievable you might not get into a class you have to take if you register late.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I personally have not lived on campus, and that was because of how expensive it was for my budget. But if the price would have been better, I would have probably lived there since the community is fun and friendly, and because it makes life easier when having to stay up late studying and going back to your room around 3 a.m. Also, it is convenient for you to get to your classes on time. UT has a variety of options, it just depends on your budget. However, beware that the social atmosphere may be too fun and distracting, from what I've heard.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The availability is great, it's just that it is all fast food. Unless you have Bevo bucks, your options increase because then you can go in into the dining halls, otherwise forget that variety and stick to Wendy's.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Occasionally, some campus crime slips off them.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Pro= own bedroom and W.C. Con= too far & scary

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Great except watch out for parking. They will ticket you if you don't have a permit. Seriously.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: UT has great parties of all types, and the downtown bar/club scene is really fun.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food in Austin is top notch. there's so many amazing places within walking distance of campus. endless restaurants to try, options for all different budgets, time constraints and dietary needs.10/10 would reccomend

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my major (psychology) and have found so many wonderful opportunities through the psych program at UT.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I have worked in two research labs on campus and it has been a great experience.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Ride share group on Facebook is awesome. Megabus is super convenient if you are in-state.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel surprisingly safe and secure for it being a campus in the middle of a city. They really do a good job.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: You should still have your own for convenience, but the school has great tech services.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Its a good looking campus y'all. Guys are sweet for the most part, a few jerks mixed in there, but overall really respectful and mature and easy to talk too.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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