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

Overall Experience: The environment and people make my school unique. I would choose this school again because I feel in love with the environment. My overall experience at UT is wonderful. I have made some long lifetime friends so far and it is only my first year.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like to live on campus because it is convenient. However, I have limited space and it can get frustrating. Also, I feel like the cost of the dorm is too high.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: My school is not very strict on anything except the honor code.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: The Gregory Gym is a beautiful place and a great workout place. A lot of spirit groups go to the games.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: It's difficult to get around town because of all the traffic.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Although rent is high and traffic is never fun, it is well worth it to live in such a fun city.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: This campus breeds academic excellence and I love that I am a part of it.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Computers: I never have issues with campus computers or connectivity to the wifi.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I never feel completely unsafe on campus. There are always people roaming around and I generally feel comfortable walking alone at night.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Great sports and great athletic facilities!

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus shuttles are free and the city buses in Austin are free for students with a student ID. I like that there are car2gos to use as well. Those tend to be pricier but it is an option

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: I only use the on campus printers and they are great! If only you didn't have to pay for each page you print.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus strictness is what it should be.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus security is ok. There are however problems with safety in nearby west campus where many students live. There have been multiple abductions this year and sexual assaults. In my opinion, if you walk in multiples and carry pepper spray you will be fine. These incidents have all occurred at night.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school pride at Texas is unlike any other school I have ever been to. Football game days involve much of the student body and unite everyone together. Our team hasn't been that great lately but hopefully our new Coach Strong will fix that. The volleyball team is national champion in the conference. The facilities are awesome and are a big draw for fans.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are buses everywhere that I have used a lot. However the busses on campus are confusing for a lot of students. There is long distance transportation like MegaBus which has a stop on campus. The airport is only about 20 minutes drive away. I don't need a car, but it is nice to have one to leave campus which is required to buy groceries etc.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: 6th street is very popular to students both in and out of Greek life. Other than that there are many parties at fraternities every weekend. There is never a lack of social opportunities. Honestly, most of the night life I've ever experienced is with Greek life. Parties are not allowed in dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am a part of greek life after a year of not being involved. I love it because it provides endless opportunities to make connections and network. Greek organizations also do a lot of philanthropy and donate heavily to charities. The housing for Greeks varies depending on the chapter - you get what you pay for.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love the food around campus. There are many restaurants, most of which are cheap and fast. There is much more than just traditional fast food; I don't eat fast food and I never get tired of the food in the area. Many places are open late which is annoying for people who study/go out late.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The environment here seems to be very accepting. With the exception of some, people are open to differences and don't make anyone feel bad about being the way they are. There have been some issues with Greek Life and racial intolerance. The school works hard to stomp this out but there are still ignorant people who are stuck in dated mindsets.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is very convenient for walking to class. The rooms vary depending on the building but are average size and some are actually really nice. The worst part of living on campus for many people is that the school doesn't tell you which building you will live in until the fall semester is about to start. Also this year, they ran out of space and had to use supplemental housing which was uncomfortable for the students who had to live there.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The business school has multiple computer labs and there are many others all across campus. The software/capabilities of these computer vary depending on the needs of the students eligible to use them. Printing on campus is effortless but requires students have BevoBucks (currency that can be used on campus and nearby). The wireless internet is fast and reliable, but most students have to pay (a little) for extra bandwidth.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I haven't officially declared my major, but I intend on majoring in Management Information Systems. There are many job opportunities because this is a unique major not offered at all business schools. It is also important because it is a new field of study that is crucial to current and futures business operations. The workload is heavy, there are a lot of projects and assignments but the professors are more than willing to help with questions in office hours or after class.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Majors: Applying to UT is a complicated process. There are a lot of websites and manuals made to help high school students navigate the process. But since the school and application pool are so large, the process is never simple.

I went to a private HS in Texas and wasn't ranked. I had to rely on my SAT score and application essays for admittance which I think is more fair than the 10% rule in Texas.

I applied through the Summer Orientation College Change application the summer before my freshman year. I was originally admitted to the School of Communication but with this application, I successfully transferred into McCombs School of Business.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: McCombs is a great school and requires a lot of work from all its students. I enjoy it a lot and I know that I will be able to find a job when I graduate. The workload is very heavy. The facilities are average, the building is not new but there was a recent donation that is being used to redo the business school. The internship and job opportunities are the reasons that many students study in McCombs. There are career fairs and classes dedicated to teaching you how to get a job.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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