Austin, TX
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$33,128 ($9,790)
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1 College Sophomore

Parking: Little Man With Ticket Booklet. Their are to many different levels of permits. Forget about off campus parking, there are parking meters everywhere that charge $1.00 per hour.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What Starts Here Changes the World – It's the greatest place ever. There are infinite possibilities and I would choose UT all over again because there is a fit for every person since it is such a large school, everyone finds their way!

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of white students and hispanic race students. Along with this there are a lot of Asians (all Asians including middle-eastern and russian) as well.

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Bars, 6Th, Parties – Mostly everything on 6th (downtown/ bar scene) is 21 and up. There are a few 18 and up places but you have to pay unless you go to a bartap by a fraternity (if you're a girl). Fraternity parties and apartment parties are better because (if you're a girl) you get free drinks and it's closer because everything is in west campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Sixth Street!! Austin is amazing! Sixth Street is a great place to cut loose and meet people.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Summer All Year Long – I know some people hate the heat but UT is warm all year long. No need for a jacket at all!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: How It Should Be – The campus is like any other public place. If you obey the rules, it will be a fun place. If you break the rules, you will be punished for it

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Room to Grow – I'm so glad that I chose to attend UT! There are always things to do around and off campus, and I've had so many opportunities to make friends. Football is big here, but it doesn't take over daily life. I would definitely come to UT again. Not only is the social aspect great, but the academics is usually really challenging.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Almost Too Much to Do! I've never run out of things to do on campus. There are festivals, club meetings, free movies, parties, study groups and many restaurants. Because the university is in Austin, the music scene never disappoints!

5 College Freshman

Diversity: A Real Melting Pot – The University of Texas is extremely diverse - students come from all over the world to attend the school. Different ethnic groups don't just hang out with each other. Most people try to learn about different ethnic and cultural groups by attending festivals and meetings. I love that when I look around, I don't see a crowd of people that all look the same!

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The University of Texas is located in the middle of Austin, the capital of Texas one of the most favored places to live in the state. Students enrolled in this university have access to not only the city bus but also university shuttles, which are located throughout campus and surrounding areas. These shuttles transport students from one area of campus to another, as well as surrounding neighborhoods where a plethora of students reside. The city buses require no fee for university students; only a student I.D. is needed. The convinience of transportation for local and international students exceeds all surrounding Texas universities.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am an undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology within the College of Liberal Arts. As a psychology student, there is a high focus on competition in the field. However, the University of Texas is world reknown for its Clinical Psychology Doctorate program, and the undergraduate professors are the best in their field and provide students with an exceptional education and preparation for graduate school. The strong emphasis on research and statistical methods has proved extraordinary, especially as I continue to pursue a doctoral program in psychological research and experimental studies.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Very Diverse – UT Austin is one of the most diverse schools you could possibly attend. There is a wide blend of asian, white, mexican, and black communities as well as religions, so you will never feel out of place. It is easy to find organizations that focus specifically on a race or a religion, so if one is interested, it is easy to integrate into one's respective communities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Good but Repetitive – Dining halls at UT do without a doubt serve quality foods. While some choices are a bit more fishy than others, for the most part taste pretty good. The choices are pretty much all the same throughout the week however, and this causes one to get tired of the taste very quickly. But for a college dining experience, it is not bad at all.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Expensive and Time Consuming – Too many students and not enough spots. You waste a lot of time looking for parking spots that add up in cost if you do not have a parking permit. Parking garages are ridiculously expensive and is the reason why most students prefer not to drive at UT.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Moderate Greek Influence – In comparison to many universities, UT does have a significantly large Greek society. However, with that being said the campus' size makes it very manageable to avoid Greek life is so desired. All the Greek houses are located in West Campus, and do not affect those who live in apartments. If someone wants to join Greek they have many options to choose from. They can choose a Greek society based on their academics or race for example. Finally, the Greek life isn't very exclusive. While there are a few parties that a student's name has to be on, the majority are based on walk in.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The Melting Pot – The University of Texas at Austin strives to include people from many different backgrounds. Because the campus is composed of over fifty thousand students it is not surprising to witness students from all backgrounds roaming around campus. There are a good portion of students from all races, and this is one of the qualities that makes the university so attractive.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: You Can Go Anywhere – Ok, you can go NEARLY anywhere. The bus system is an ingenious system. If you don't like the bus, get a zipcar. There are bikers EVERYWHERE. If worse comes to worse, you more than likely have a friend who has a car and can give you a ride.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Get Used to It – I think UT is great. The people, the school etc. Of course, there are some things that I don't like and I wish could be different, but I think the main reason why I don't complain about them on a daily basis is because I've gotten used to it. Plus, the more I've been around it, the more I realize, these things that used to bother me aren't that bad. In addition, I've grown to love the city of Austin. There are so many things to do.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: They're a Good Bunch – With 50,000+ students, you'll get a whole variety of students. Hot guys. Pretty girls. The idiots. The ridiculously intelligent nerds. Plus, because it is Austin, you'll get the hipsters too.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: An Iffy Stance – Greek life at UT Austin lives up to what's expected. It is the University of Texas after all. They're a definitely a lot of parties and those frat guys and sorority girls are everywhere. It's not exactly a bad thing if you keep an open mind, but there are probably a few non-Greeks who see them as complete idiots that won't amount to anything in life.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Lots to Eat – Tons of great food all within walking distance of the campus

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3 College Student

Diversity: Like the fact that it's not an issue. We have lots of different types of people and that's what makes it great.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Holistic Approach to Acceptance – I was in a Business Honors Program that admits students based on a holistic approach. Students are expected to be strong academically, in addition to being active in extracurricular activities and in the community as well. Students are also expected to be strong leaders who have a vision and can lead a team to accomplish the vision and goals. The admissions process for this honors program includes an application, teacher recommendations, an interview, essays, and test scores.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: A Mix of Everything – Some facilities where classes are held are older buildings. Because they are old, they have a certain charm to them. Nonetheless, some of those buildings tend to feel darker and more cramped than the newer buildings. There are also several new buildings- and they are remarkable! Top-notch facilities, top of the line technology, and very appealing, comfortable and clean feeling. These are the buildings where I tended to spend most of my time (i.e. the Business school, the gym, the new student union).


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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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