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

Majors: The program I'm in that helps you become a high school math teacher is amazing. I love the program, but unfortunately I've grown to dislike math so I will be having to change to another program.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The classes in my program are relatively small. Because of this, the professors are each able to get to know you on a more personal level than a big lecture style class. The people working in my program are always giving us information on the internships that they offer and are always encouraging us to get more involved.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am a nursing major at UT. I love the program because it seems that the staff really are the most concerned with student learning and improvement, not only grades. The instructors are experienced, knowledgeable, and approachable. The only thing I do not love is the facility. It is getting a little bit old and outdated. But the important things for success are definitely in place.

4 College Junior

Athletics: We have great programs but not a strong enough student fan base, in my opinion.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always have felt comfortable and safe on campus because I know just what to do if I feel in danger. There are police call buttons everywhere and lots of security measures in place.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You'll find all sorts of guys at University of Texas: city boys, rednecks, all different races and lots of country boys. The girls are pretty much from everywhere all different races. They are incredibly hot, for the most part. If you aren't from around here, it'll take a little while to get used to the accent.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Austin has a lot to offer. Lake Travis for a lot of different water activities like canoeing, boating, etc. Barton springs mall, Domain for shopping. Barton springs pool, Hamilton pool, Zilker park and other places to hang out. Lots of good restaurants, both high-end and low-end. Austin is famous for food trailer too.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It is very competitive to get into some majors, but if anything this helps students to really think and be dedicated to what they choose. When I started college, I really wanted to be a business major but couldn't get into the business school. I was so bummed out, but then after my first calculus class I knew I would not have lasted in business. I am now a government major pursuing law, which has become much more of a dream to me than pursuing business. The Government major was much less competitive to get into because it falls under Liberal arts, and wont beat down my GPA to get into law school! Win-win.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The School is very strict on academic rules, but in retrograde it is one of the top schools so it is to be expected. My nutrition test required everyone to put their belongings at the front of the class, with no hats and if you have a jacket you must be wearing it and can't take it off. I does not think it affects us horribly as most students are used to the academic rigor.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a plethora of restaurants from many cultural entities making it truly a fun thing to find something to eat for lunch. Our large indian, chinese, and muslim populations has led to some amazing food choices!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The football games make my college experience so much fun! I love the thrill of walking up the stadium knowing I am about to watch some amazing Texas football!!

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: There are some pretty awesome apartments in West Campus, but they can be pretty pricey, and the landlords do not always take care of the complaints right away.

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4 College Student

Academics: UT is ranked in the top 30 for best colleges in the world. The McCombs business school is top notch, and most professors are extremely helpful. There are a few professors that could be better, but overall, the academics at UT is amazing and the school produces the best.

5 College Student

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus, and the school encourages celebration of this diversity by allowing different cultural organizations to hold activities and events to showcase their traditions.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: UT is full of greek organizations, it is a really big scene.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: West campus has beautiful apartments if you can handle the price. Everything is near campus but the closer you get the more expensive it gets.

There's the option of living in Riverside, however you would have to take the bus since there is no parking around campus.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My first year I received a grant of $12 and a bunch of loans.
Don't be discouraged, it happens in every college you go to.
I applied for several private scholarships and ended up getting them, so there's ways to pay for college.
Keep a good GPA.

It will help if you are a minority and/or have low income.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Sometimes Austin gets too humid/ hot, specially at the end of the academic year (April-May).
You will see everybody in running shorts.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Kinsolving dining hall is by far the best (excluding the VIP section in J2 of course)
They are buffet style: they have chef made section, the plate of the day, wraps, then fries, hot dogs, burgers. On the other side they have veggies pasta, salad bar.
Soups, cereal and dessert are available too. Fruit cocktail or you can ask for it at the "plate of the day" section. for drinks they have soft drinks, juice (oj, apple, cranberry) and they also have milk, chocolate mink and a capucchino machine.

In JCL they have different plates and there a little bit more expensive than Kinsolving.

J2 is also buffet style, very similar to Kinsolving. The only difference is that you have the VIP line.

There are other places to eat fast food in campus, like in the Union or SAC.
They have chick fil a, tacobell, sushi, taco cabana, wendy's, etc.

Overall the food is good but nothing out of this world.

4 College Freshman

Computers: They are all Macs, but can be confusing sometimes.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If people are doing drugs, they're usually just smoking pot. Drinking is a much more popular activity.

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Lots of frat parties on weekends, pretty much all bars (and other 6th street venues) are 21+
Bus rides downtown and around campus are free for students

5 College Freshman

Athletics: There are a ton of athletic activities at UT, with wonderful facilities and numerous recreational places.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of different races and religions at UT, and they are all accepted and have equal opportunities.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are always things going on during the weekend. Even if you are under 18, there are places to go with live music.

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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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