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

Weather: Texas weather overall is usually hot. Some rain but not too much.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is huge. Everyone goes to the games, and you can literally smell it in the air when there's a home game because of all the tailgating that goes on. The Longhorn All-Sports Package is a great way to gain access to lots of different sports. Once you go to your first game for a given sport, you'll be hooked. The spirit is great!

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Eventually you'll probably get tired of eating food from the dining halls, but there are a few different options. Jester City Limits gets very expensive, very quickly. J2 and Kinsolving are buffet-style, and those usually have a lot more variety than JCL. There are healthy options as well.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's so much going on in Austin that you'll never be bored. If you are, you're doing something wrong. All sorts of bands come to play, there are many natural attractions like Barton Springs, and there are even more places to eat.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The major sports have been rough at UT the past couple years, but apparently they are about to pick up so I still have faith! And besides, going to the games is fun regardless. Make sure that you get the LASP when you register for classes because with it you get free admission to ALL sports games for the entire year. Its expensive but definitely worth it.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: there is much to do for anyone of any age around the UT campus, if you are 21 you can go downtown to 6th street where they have a wide array of bars for the younger crowd. there is also a large biking community that goes riding in the night or anything that you are interested in or whatever your hobbies may be

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: the transportation on campus is very reliable and it is free, they usually run on some kind of schedule for the students to be able to plan ahead. the transportation off campus is even better as it is also free for UT students and they run all over the city

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: the restaurants in the area are of a wide variety and the food is excellent at the given restaurants. they have many different ethnic choices throughout the area and the prices are fair enough for college students to be able to afford them. it is actually rare when you find a long chain of franchised restaurants in the area

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Austin is probably the best city for college students in the United States. You will not get bored if you live here. The nightlife is amazing--- you have something to do every day of the week if you want to. There are also amazing restaurants walking distance from the university. The best part of Austin is its scenery. With the river running right through it, you can see it everywhere you go and there are also tons of parks, lakes, trails and many more recreational activities you will surely enjoy. Also, Austin is also one of the fittest cities in the U.S, everyone is extremely active and healthy!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a bus system that runs around campus. It's very good and useful, considering that the campus is giant. In addition, it is free to use the city bus transportation system if you are a student at UT, you just have to show your UT ID.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are places for emergencies to call someone all over the campus.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Austin is one of the most diverse cities in the US, not to mention the UTA campus itself.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Busses run all the time all over campus. They can sometimes get pretty full, but overall, they are great for getting you across campus. There are also busses that take you downtown, to the airport, and to your off campus apartment.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a small bike theft problem on campus, but other than that it is pretty safe. There are emergency call boxes all over and UT police officers are available when you need them. The SSB is great if you have any health concerns, they are cheap, fast, and even have a small pharmacy

3 College Freshman

Computers: The computer labs can get pretty crowded during midterms/finals. The wi-fi all over campus is very nice to have but isn't always the best in some areas, or when everyone is on it like during registration. A personal computer isn't a necessity but definitely makes life easier, and you can rent laptops if you need to.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Even though I've had my fair share of bad experiences 'downtown,' I would say the nightlife is great.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: UT is a very well-rounded institution. It's athletic facilities are excellent, as are the academics.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: I find that there is a lot of daily activities around campus - anywhere you go there is some drive or festival or free food going on.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: there isn't enough parking and permits are expensive. The permits students can purchase offer access to lots that fill quickly and often students have to park far away from housing.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Austin has a wide variety of food options, many within walking or public transit access to campus. I'm a vegetarian, but most of my friends are carnivores, and there are tons of places we can go to satisfy everybody.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus here in Austin is extremely diverse. For one thing, we have many different people coming from many different backgrounds. When you befriend these people, you get introduced to new cultures and new religions and you learn that the world is a bigger place. There's more than what was going on at your high school. Extremely recommend you coming here if you want a diverse place.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: My school has the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) that allows students to perform and pursue research starting their freshman year. This allows them early access to many new opportunities that they can also put on their resume. It's a lot of work and time must be put into it, but in the end it is all worth it when you learn many upper division lab techniques that can also help during your 4 years at college and in pursuing an internship

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Austin is an overgrown college town. UT is also known as a party college. 6th street is infamous. That said, it's as much of a party experience as you make it. There are tons of frat houses in west campus that throw parties. We have ACL and SXSW, and roundup, which is where all the greek houses throw parties all weekend. Neon and fanny packs all over.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking permits are expensive as hell. The rate is decided by what kind of permit you get and you're assigned to a specific lot or garage. They also sell more permits than there are physically spaces based on the idea that everybody won't be on campus at one time. Also, they make you move your car to far away lots/garages for sporting events, so that's always a hassle.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: Wireless access is great, but your access depends on how much you pay. Off-campus commuters get a standard amount, and there are tiers you can pay for if you live on or off campus. I couldn't imagine always having to go to a computer lab every time you need it because our classes are always so keyed into technology. Plus, laptops are good for taking notes in class. Printing on campus has a charge, but certain majors have free printing. Make friends.

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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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