Austin, TX
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$33,128 ($9,790)
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Reviews 3402 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus, but from what i hear alot of people will only stay on campus their freshman year if possible. As soon as their first year is up, they tend to rent apartments with their friends or move into chapter houses.

5 College Student

Majors: Hard as H*Ll – In order to get into the University of Texas-Austin you must be in the top 8% of your graduating class. The make you constantly pay fees and mail in new materials week in and week out. Many of the top ranked students at my grade level were not even admitted into their major's school.

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: Very Friendly – The womenat the University of Texas-Austin are nice and friendly. They stop to say hello and even offer to help you if asked. Finding a homework mate is as simple at 1,2,3.

5 College Student

Campus Dining: Not Too Shabby – At the University there are a plethora of nice student restaurants and dining cafes created by students for students. If this is not suffice to ones dining needs you could always try one of the many fast food stops conveniently located near the main campus. The variation of the many foods and meal plans paid for through Bevo Bucks complement the entire food and dining system. The prices are in perfect unison with the quality of food at the University of Texas-Austin.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Hot in Austin – This campus is really big for me . I am not used to walk around under the sun. it makes me have a headache.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Cafeterias Alright – There are a lot of options on and off campus which is great and the prices aren't bad either. I wish the hours were better for some locations though.

3 College Student

Parking: There are parking lots and spaces if you feel the need to have a car or if you live off campus. However, if you live on campus I don't see the need to have a car. Everyone usually walks everywhere or has a bike and its usually not hard to find certain places. Everything is on campus so you really don't need to leave campus for much.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to dine and they're pretty cheap too. There is definitely variety ranging from Chinese, to Italian, and the typical fast food restaurants. There are even lots of places that have free food just to give away!

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Campus Safety & Security – The University of Texas at Austin does provide a safe environment for students on campus. They provide emergency phones at every block and I feel pretty secure being on the campus. The only thing is, people need to watch out for themselves cause people in Austin like to "Keep Austin Weird".

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Apply Early – My first semester was in the spring, so all of the freshman scholarships had been given out. I ended up getting a loan. Just make sure you apply for financial aid early and let them know about any special circumstances and it shouldn't be too hard.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Nothing You Can't Easily Avoid – There are so many people at UT that it's easy to avoid druggies and drinkers. Drinking is definitely more popular considering that UT is a party school, but you can still keep away from it if you want. I'm sure if you were interest in doing it, though, you could find it.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: In Shape Partiers – UT Austin is a huge party school. Guys and girls alike attend all sorts of parties. Many of the students here are good about avoiding beer bellies, though. They value their fitness and are good about working out.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: An New Family – Being in a specific program helps to facilitate new friendships, especially in a campus as big and diverse at UT Austin. It is something I would recommend to incoming freshman. Being around the same people every now and then helps the transition to college easier. Certain socities are can help you find jobs and volunteer opportunities as well. The isntructors are always willing to help you.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Tons of Options – Though the campus is big, the best way to get around is by walking. There are also buses constantly running around campus, and in the surrounding area that are very convenient. There are plenty of bike racks for those who have bikes as well.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Cracking Down – In general, UT Austin itself seems to have pretty relaxed rules. Or if there are strict rules they do not influence the students' lives too much. The on-campus police forces can be very strict at night and on the weekends when parties are happening though. They are constantly driving around campus.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The football program at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the best out there. Football season is when all the students come together to support the team!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Kinsolving an All Girls Dorm – I felt like the University invested alot of money into the dining hall but not into the dorms at Kinsolving. The showers are the worst features of these rooms because they look dull, old, and it takes a while for the water to heat properly

5 College Freshman

Computers: Computers are very accessible to students at the University of Texas at Austin. Nearly every department has computer labs located inside. In addition, every library on campus has a ton of computers available.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Computer Science Sucks – Computer science sucked but that was probably because I wasn't very good at it. Economics is a lot of fun and has great teachers

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Partied too much first semester freshman year but once I managed my time studies still partied a lot a lot a lot.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: You Need to Search – There are lot of college level, school level and department scholarships. Keep an eye out and look for them properly if you want it.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: One of the Best State Schools – Even though UT comes under the broad category of state school and large campus, there is room for everyone. Its one of the most beautiful campus I have visited and Austin is the place to be! (With SXSW and ACL)
You might never get of UT and the people around because there are sooo many people to meet and make friends with, keep my word for it.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a big culture that is interwound in UT. I am not into greek life myself and if you are one such person like me, you have nothing to worry about. Being a big school, UT gives everyone their right to express their likes and dislikes.

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2 College Senior

Greek Life: During Round-Up and Rush week the Greek life bleeds into the non-greek life. Other than that if you are involved in the greek life seems to comprise much of your life but if not there are many, many other options in which to get involved and meet people on campus. Not to mention, not all the greek letter orgs on campus are fraternal organizations

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: ATX Fun – Austin has always had a lively tradition as a city of music. This is not a mistaken identity. 6th street has lots to offer in terms of entertainment. There are many restaurants and bars of all types, so there is something for everyone. In addition, because of the size of the university, there is large concentration of young people and young professionals in the area that make the Austin nightlife very enjoyable.

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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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