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Austin, TX
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37,083
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3805 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are so many dorms to choose from and most of them are great, but the meal options are not the greatest. If you get stuck in Jester West, run for your life! Jester East isn't so bad, and the other smaller dorms are all pretty good. Living on campus is such a plus, so take advantage of the dorms. APPLY EARLY!

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys range from the normal Southern Boys to city boys to hipsters. I would say Southern Boys/rednecks are the smallest percent though. The girls are very attractive and there are plenty of options to pick from here. The most attractive are usually involved in greek life though. Most look for casual dating/hook-ups from what I've experianced.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are several busses for each route that you can take free of charge. The wait is really short like 5 min on average.

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5 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers are really great. There are hundreds scattered around in different buildings. You just gotta know where to go

1 College Sophomore

Parking: You will never find a parking spot unless you come to campus at like 7:00 AM. Your best bet is probably just to find a parking spot near a shuttle bus to campus if it is too far to walk to the bus stop.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are a variety of buses that stop around campus and go to different locations around the school. It's very convenient because many of these bus stops are located near the dorms so it's especially easy for students to wake up, head outside, and ride the bus to faraway class buildings. The public bus transportation has a route planner online for many popular locations such as malls around the city for students who like to venture off campus.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: This would have been an easy A+ if we were talking purely about the Greek Community. But UT is a very divided campus socially, and it's difficult not to notice the sort of "class" distinctions that exist based on the way people dress. To summarize: most of the students, especially girls, who are in sororities are very good looking. The same could be said for the fraternities, but being a guy I can't say too much. For those not in the greek system, it's very hit or miss. And for some reason, the whole greek outfits thing tends to make people seem more attractive.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Austin is weird, but in a way that can seem kind of forced at times. That said, there is always something going on: festivals downtown, concerts at Stubb's or Antone's, ACL etc. I can't give higher than an A- because of the often cavalier attitude of Austinites who are too self-conscious of their "interesting" city. These people are a necessary evil I suppose, but it's best to steer clear of these so called "neck beards".

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Austin is a phenomenal culmination of live music. Between ACL, Fun Fun Fun fest, South by Southwest, and the innumerable live music venues, there is always something to see. Austin itself has everything a big city would, but it's got such a rich and diverse community. With a slogan like "Keep Austin Weird", you know you're bound to find something to suit your interests.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in one of the smallest dorms on campus, but it has such a community atmosphere. The quiet ones actually tend to be some of the most fun, surprisingly. The only downside to the dorm is the cost, which is roughly 7-8 hundred a month. I lucked out with an exceptional roommate and my some of the best friends I've made in college are the people living in my hall. The dorm is highly recommended at least for your first year at college.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is awful. Many of the parking garages are far away from the dorms and you can only park for 30 minute intervals if you want to park near the dorms.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: ALOT to choose from. The price is average for an offcampus housing. Its recommended you get a roommate though. There are more amneties in offcampus housing than on campus. There are also alot of bus routes that go there.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Lots of choices, but not enough housing for everyone. There were alot on the waiting list this year.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: UT used to be number 1 for party school. The downtown area have many things to do. There's live music in most shops. You will never get bored in Austin. The city's motto is Keep Austin Weird, and we really stick to that.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Help from tutors is almost always available to students.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone treats each other with respect. This is why I love UT. I'm Russian myself. People accept you no matter who you are.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most of the people are very friendly from a lot of different places.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: alcohol consumption is visible off/ near campus. drugs not so much

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm an Architecture major and it is among the hardest programs in terms of workload here at UT. Professors are very helpful though, and coming in with credit never hurts

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is great variety here at UT and everyone is super friendly.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Im in the architecture program which is ranked very high nationally. Professors want to help students succeed and all my peers were successful in high school

3 College Senior

Transportation: Public transportation is really good around UT. They have buses running all the time, and if you need a bus to pick you up late at night, then there's a number you can call, and they'll come get you whenever you need them.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The fan base at UT is HUGE! The football games are so fun and spirited, and the campus is really alive- especially on a game day! We have a wide range of sports, from rowing to swimming to football and everything in between. With your Longhorn All-Sports Pass, you can get tickets to all the games, so be sure to buy one if that is something you are going to want!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The slogan "Keep Austin Weird" is all about supporting local businesses, and 'The Drag' (the portion of Guadalupe Street immediately west of campus), and West Campus area are crawling with locally owned restaurants.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: UT is in a very urban area of Austin, and has an endless list of things to do. Known as the "Live Music Capitol of the World", you can always find a concert to go to, or a restaurant with a musician, no matter what day of the week it is!

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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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