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Austin, TX
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37,083
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$33,128 ($9,790)
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Average
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: On the west side of campus, there is Guadalupe street, which is called "the drag." Here you can find a nice variety of restaurants from Indian food at Teji's to breakfast foods at Kirby's. Kirby's is open 24 hours. There is also a Jack in the Box and 7-11 for snacks. If you walk further into west campus, there is a little circle of about 5-7 food trucks. If you have a car, there are a lot of other restaurants within driving distance, however, they may be pricier. Also there is usually a longer wait time at places like Hopdoddy's.

4 College Junior

Weather: If only it wasn't so hot in August and September it'd be great

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Academics depend greatly on the college of enrollment. Some programs are ranked more highly than others. Professors are generally good in the more highly ranked programs. In the lower ranked programs, you can get some bad ones. Registration is often difficult and many semesters you will not get the classes you want. Many degree plans are offered to meet almost any interest.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Austin has it all- a great music scene, beautiful outdoor activities, and excellent dining.

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking is very far from classes and too expensive.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is perfect except for July and August.

4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Very up to date. Computers are always available, up and running, and plentiful.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Amazing campus with a beautiful scenery. Loved living on campus due to the liveliness and the awesome people.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is very diverse, with a good mix of different ethnicity and many foreign students as well, mostly from China. Political beliefs seem to lean to the left overall, but there are still other beliefs that are not hard to find. There are many different religious groups and places to worship on or near campus, but the topic of religion is not brought up all that often.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls are pretty cheap and all you can eat and pretty good, and the markets provide more variety and food you can bring back to your room or eat on the way to class. The biggest problem is that you will probably get sick of the food that they serve. Every dorm room comes with the same meal plan, so you don't have to worry about picking a plan. It comes with some 'bevo bucks' that can be used in restaurants and stores off campus as well.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Best Accounting school in the nation! Fantastic business school.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: UT's bus system is helpful for around campus, and the city buses are free for students!

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Austin is one of the best cities. Great music. Great food. Great people. Great scenery.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Although I graduated 4th in my class, scored a 33 on my ACT, maintained a 3.95 GPA, and was class president, National Honor Society president, editor-in-chief of the school yearbook, among many other things, I received $0 in scholarships from UT. Almost all UT scholarships are need-based. Do not plan on attending UT if you hope to get a full ride from your high school GPA and activities.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Austin is a great city to live in, there's always something going on, from music festivals to outdoor theater. Most places are in walking distance from the beautiful campus, and the free public transportation will take you anywhere you can't get to on foot.

3 College Senior

Computers: The internet speed is pretty fast, however, you have a bandwidth if you are using a personal device on the network which can get pretty annoying. And prices on printing depend on where you are on campus. For example, the engineering buildings charge $0.06 per black and white page where as the geology building charges $0.10

5 College Senior

Facilities: UT is really close to 6th street, which is a lot of fun when your are 21. In addition, Austin is different from the other cities of Texas. There's a huge live music scene and the city has this unexplainable unique vibe that everyone seems to enjoy. On top of the UT is a very well-rounded school. The school spirit is always rich in its student body.

4 College Senior

Majors: Being a geosystems and hydrology engineer has been quite a journey. The classes can be challenging and you spend quite a bit of time studying, but the classes are extremely interesting and interactive especially when it comes to the geology aspect.

3 College Senior

Majors: There are some definite ups and downs when it comes down to a geosystems and hydrology engineering major. Not coming from only my experience, but almost everyone who comes into this major decides to get into the oil and gas industry when they graduate. On the other hand, getting into the petroleum industry with my major is more difficult than a geologist or a petroleum engineer mainly because no one really knows what a geosystems engineer really is. However, I would say that my major is sturdy bridge between geology and petroleum because of all the petroleum and geology classes taken.

5 College Senior

Majors: As a geosystems and hydrology engineer, I interned at Aramco Services Company in Houston, TX. While researching on shale formations for the Upstream Department in a petroleum industry, I also gained experience in an office environment and valuable knowledge about ethics, professionalism, and networking.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: UT is a very highly ranked university, both nationally and internationally. The professors are generally friendly and willing to help you if you ask for it. I would say UT is proportionally harder than high school but it is not impossible, but I am in engineering so it varies by major.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: UT students can ride Capital Metro for free and the Metro runs all around Austin. UT has their own shuttles that are free that go to student heavy locations. Bicycles are a big thing in Austin too so if you don't want to venture on a bus. The buses tend to run off schedule but it's not too terrible.

4 College Freshman

Majors: It was pretty easy to get into my Biology major. I'm a freshman so I have not yet declared my major mor writing my essay detailing my plans for the next 4 years and submit to my Natal Science Advisor

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The social scene at UT Austin is heavy with Greek life and other student organizations. Throughout the whole year, representatives from fraternities, sororities, and other club organizations set up tables across campus to advertise events and membership.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Austin is a city for students and has major attractions such as the Capital, museums, several restaurants and other shopping places in Downtown Austin. People at Austin are friendly and help out tourists.

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Tony Griffin
Hometown
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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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