Location
Austin, TX
Undergrads
37,083
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3854 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Texas is known for it's unpredictable weather and Austin is the center of that. Temperatures rarely get below freezing but during the summer (and September) it gets up over 100 degrees F. Plan on checking the weather forecast if you live here because some weeks temperatures range from 45 to 90. But it rarely snows (and if it does the whole city shuts down) so if you hate snow then definitely come here.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: with as many students as there are at UT it's hard to get normal scholarships. I would definitely look for outside scholarships. Financial aid is mostly loans and I haven't heard any complaints about working with them.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: The computer labs tend to be crowded due to large number of students at UT. The printing facilities are good but at times, it takes a toll to find color printing when needed. Apart from that, the internet speed is pretty good and has widespread coverage. A personal computer is needed simply to make things more convenient and easier rather than depending on busy computer labs to finish off work.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of restaurants off campus on the drag (Guadalupe street) which is right next to the campus. Costs are pretty reasonable. most of the places take bevo bucks which is a program they have with UT so students wont need their debit cards. one of my favorites is halal guys - chicken over rice.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Typical Texas weather. its mostly hot to cool weather. definitely a must have is rain boots because it happens unexpectedly. but dorms and off campus housing (west campus) is not too far away so it doesnt affect classes.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Review of Littlefield:

Littlefield is a great dorm for freshman girls who want a quiet community to live in. It is by far the prettiest dorm on campus, with a living room, TV room, and lobby that all look like they they're part of a Victorian-era manor. The front of Littlefield faces the grassy tree-lined Honors Quad, and the building is located right across the street from Kinsolving dining hall and is only a block away from the Drag.

As for the social atmosphere, Littlefield feels more like a home than a residence hall. It has a very laid back atmosphere with a lot of great traditions. The RHC puts on social events throughout the year, but don't come here if you're looking for the kind of nonstop party you can get in Jester. Littlefield girls are generally pretty classy and don't stay up till 4 AM partying or blasting their music.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a psychology major and I love it. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and there are opportunities left and right for students to get more involved.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Duren my freshmen year and it was a great experience. The social aspect of Duren lags quite a bit compared to Jester, which is where most freshmen live. Duren was extremely clean, and even though it was a far walk to the library and gym, it was the best decision I made. I was worried about not having my own bathroom, so I made sure to apply early so I'd get my own bathroom.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: At the University of Texas at Austin, the varsity sports begin the entire school together. The football games are one of the biggest social gatherings on campus and everyone is so supportive of the team and the player.

1 College Senior

Parking: Parking is impossible on campus. Most students park in the garages that are sporadically located and walk to class or take the busses.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: UT is an amazingly diverse campus full of all sorts of men, women and things in between.

5 College Senior

Majors: At such a large school, you can major in just about anything. If you're choosing a more popular major, it will naturally be more difficult to get in. Having connections of course always helps. Personally, I was grandfathered in to the Middle Easter Studies graduate program because the department already knew me, so I didn't even have to fill out an official application.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There is a decent amount of petty crime that takes place on campus, but I have never felt unsafe or threatened. If you ever do feel insecure, there are a lot of security measures in places like safe walk and emergency call boxes.

5 College Senior

Facilities: The Best – Not only is Austin, tx an amazing place to live because of the local scene and things to do, UT is one of the top public schools in the nation. With great academics, diverse organizations, and most of all NCAA sports, Ut is the place to be for a college experience. Plus the social scene is the best as well, 2010 number one party school on playboy. Hook 'Em!!!

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It sucks Its overpriced and the atmosphere is way too distracting.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Food on campus is overpriced and terrible. The University really takes advantage of the fact that people who live on campus have no where else to eat. The Division of Housing and Food Services provides a terrible product.

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4 College Junior

Computers: Computers are accessible from just about anywhere on our huge campus, and they are always in great shape and equipped with important technology.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The school pride is the best in Texas, and the campus is right in the middle of Austin. The city alone has so much to offer.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Since coming to UT, i have switched my major several times. i came in as a social work major, switched to liberal arts (super easy, just a visit to their office), and then wanted to transfer to the college of communications to do communications sciences and disorders, which required a written application/essay. The application took a lot of time and effort, but hopefully it will pay off (i haven't found out if i got in yet). the most important criteria are GPA, extracurricular involvement, and leadership. we do our process through the ApplyUT website, which is basically 2 essays plus the common app. my tips for admission are to start over the summer before senior year, and to not let writers block keep you from getting started on your essays. its better to just write SOMETHING down.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol, like on every campus, is definitely a big thing. That and weed are the only drugs you are openly exposed to--if you do not want to do anything you do not have to since there are plenty of other activities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I am not a picky eater and find that the campus dining halls have a wide selection of options. Yes, it gets kind of monotonous every day but there is always SOMETHING there that i like.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is nice to have the extra space and to still be close to campus, but the cost and parking is definitely a downside.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I gave UT an A because in my opinion, UT is very diverse in terms of ethnic/racial background, economic background, sexual orientation, etc. No matter who you are or what your background is, you are bound to find students who you can identify with, and its large size makes it a great place to meet people who come from different places. We are very tolerant to different expressions of sexual orientation and religious beliefs, public displays of both are common.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: On campus parking is awful and way overpriced, but the Capital Metro (city bus) provides a good schedule and quick routes.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt scared to walk alone on campus. There is normally a handful of people always around. The campus police come out more at night and make there rounds periodically.

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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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