Austin, TX
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$33,128 ($9,790)
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Reviews 3805 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Architecture majors like myself are faced with high expectations to rise above occasional laziness so that they use their passion for building to finish great models and spend time talking about them eloquently. This is really a self-motivation thing, and from my experiences so far in the School of Architecture, this attitude can earn one respect from studio friends, architecture professors, and even the dean. Time commitment for my major is especially strenuous, but with proper time management for other outside things, being an architecture major isn't so stressful an experience.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The students here have many destinations around campus to do whatever they feel like doing: to the 15+ libraries and research centers on campus to study and hold groups to the eateries on and off campus to dine in anytime - Austin's Pizza on the Drag stays open really late for most nights. The giant Gregory Gym plus the nearby Rec. Sports center and the smaller Anna Hiss Gym are prime spots to stay fit. In addition to working out, the layout of campus itself is like a playground for tons of joggers, cyclists, parkour artists, etc. Students are always finding something to do both inside and outside the facilities of the Forty Acres.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: I would say the transportation is one of the best I have seen in any city. The fact that students are not charge to ride the bus is amazing and get a cab at any time is great.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Although the permit costs is a little step, parking isn't that difficult. The need for a car on campus is very important because it makes it a lot easier to transport groceries or other neccessities.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is pretty nice for the most part, but when it is a rainy day it can get a little difficult to navigate your way around campus. Plus the buses are harder to get on because of the rainy weather. Other than that the weather is almost perfect for everyday life.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: I received a great amount of financial aid and always look forward to the email updates they provide. Despite the fact that there are many students enrolled at this University, they make ensure that you meet your deadlines and provide many options for you.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: UT Austin is known for its convenience! Everything is easily accessible from residence halls, dining options, and even clothing shops. They also provide multiple shuttle buses for those who live off campus.

5 College Senior

Campus Dining: They offer Dine In Dollars that can be used at any dining halls and markets. If you're short on cash and want a 10% discount at participating food locations, you can use Bevo Bucks. Those Bevo Bucks just don't have to be used for food items. You can also use these bucks for clothes, toiletries, etc! UT Austin is really convenient.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: They banned tobacco use on campus so it's not visible!

5 College Senior

Athletics: Football makes up UT which has deemed our school the most prideful. We have a unique story and seeing that tower go orange every time we win, or for any other achievement enhances our saying. What start here does change the world and that's we our pride is here regionally and even internationally.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've fallen ill a couple of times during my stay on campus, but the medical facilities are top notch and are more than able to help you get back on your feet in a matter of days.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transit system for the students are free for students and readily take them anywhere within Austin no matter the distance. I'm really happy about that.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: UT is very diverse and you'll honestly find a group of people that match exactly what you're looking for, from theatre to religious groups to Quidditch teams. Many guys dress like your typical frat guy: polo shirt, Sperry's pastel colored shorts. A lot of the girls are in Greek life and wear the oversized tshirts with Nike frees and Nike shorts. At the same time however, many students have their own style and do their own thing so it's not hard to fit in where you want to and where you're comfortable.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol can be seen everywhere, from dorms to off campus parties. West Campus is right next to the college campus and is home to all of the Greek houses where parties often occur Thursday-Sunday. Drugs are available relatively easily, though the majority of it is marijuana. Many students take Adderall when studying for finals to focus for 10 or 12 hours without leaving the library. It is easily avoidable, however, and there are 50,000 people here to surround yourself with, most of whom do not abuse drugs and alcohol.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: UT is safe for a school it's size. There have been a couple of bomb scares, and there was a kidnapping/sexual assault a few weeks ago. I, however, feel pretty safe on campus.

4 College Junior

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but I know that there are advisors within the College of Communication that help students find them. I am a bit worried about getting a paid internship that's more than getting coffee and shredding forms, but Austin is so big.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat out a lot, but when my friends and I get together, we never have to worry about finding a good place to eat. There's a never-ending supply of burger places, bbq, Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican food, and so much more.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am an advertising major at the University of Texas. I have yet to start course work for my major, but I have heard many great things about the program. The professors have real experience in the business and have many insights to share.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone dresses as they want to. There isn't any specific style. Feel free to dress as you feel comfortable!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice and some are being renovated. It's not mandatory for freshman to live on campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life kind of dominates on campus. You can't walk 5 feet without seeing someone wearing sorority or fraternity letters.

3 College Junior

Facilities: The workout facilities that the regular students have access to are average when comparable to other schools. The other buildings and facilities are being renovated and are nice.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Lots of parking garages all across campus to serve different dorms and classes. Costs are about $800 a year, which is pretty steep if you ask me. You do not need a car on campus. You WILL get parking tickets. Follow the rules. Parking is available, just plan to be verrrry early if you ever need to find a spot and then walk much further than you intended too.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It is stressful! Double majoring across two separate colleges in two separate honors programs has proved quite challenging. I found out most of the credit I came to college with did not apply! I have to take tons of hours (17-20 a semester) in all honors classes, plus summer school, in order to graduate in 4 years. It's not always fun, but I know I will have a competitive combination of majors for medical school.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am in Plan II and a Dean's scholar in biology. They are the toughest programs to get into and are second to none. I have been well taken care of by incredibly sharp advisers and am growing so much. I want to go to medical school, and I have no concerns about my job.


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Tony Griffin
Houston, TX
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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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