Location
Austin, TX
Undergrads
37,083
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3867 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I got into the College of Natural Sciences at UT, and from what I've been told this can be difficult. I did not apply as a freshman however, I applied as a transfer student being that I already have an associates degree in nursing.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There's all sorts of guys at girls at UT, many are just very young.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The University of Texas at Austin is known for having tremendous academics, and I agree. The professors are all incredibly knowledgable and very interested in teaching their students what they know.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am very satisfied with my education thus far, however I wish there were more options for non-traditional students when it comes to scheduling classes.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are many restaurants to go to and places to see off campus. If you have a car, ir is much easier for travel purposes.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I am undeclared but your academic advisors are very supportive. They will also help you find a career counselor if you feel like you have no idea what to do and what you like!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You need to look for an apartment by the end of your first semester, they definitely go fast. West campus is pretty pricey, but worth it because it is closer.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: These places are fun to hang out and reasonable prices!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I was nervous about going to such a big school at first. But there are so many opportunities. I was just accepted into the Masters program for accounting. Being a part of the number one accounting school in the nation instills so much pride. Know that you are a part of a great school, makes the harder classes feel worth it.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: WELCOME TO AUSTIN TEXAS! Tacos, Tex-Mex, Asian food, Burgers and of course BBQ! Restaurants are everywhere and always delicious. Fuzzy's Tacos is always amazing if you're in the mood for some tacos and Kerby Lane is infamous for its breakfast food and being open 24 hours! It is so easy to get around this city, but if you're not one to venture, no worries, those two I just mentioned are right near campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness can be annoying to some who break the rules and get caught, but all you have to do is 1. not break the rules of the law or 2. not get caught. People get approached by police when walking home if they're stumbling all over and cant stand up alone, they obviously seem drunk. But in another way, this is good because it keeps our campus safe and clean.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports at UT are obviously a HUGE deal, especially in the fall with football, HOOK'EM! But other clubs and IM sports are very popular too. I play water polo on the women's club team and I've made so many friends and I get to work out doing the sport I love. We even get to practice in the Texas Swimming Center which is amazing!

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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.

6 people found this useful Report
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.

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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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