Austin, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
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Reviews 3422 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Lots of White Students – The school isn't as diverse as they claim. In a school of 50,000 students only 5,000 are Black, but the redeeming quality is that the black community is generally close.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Expensive – The apartments are really really expensive and not that big but they are really good if your an R.A. (they're free), and they come with a meal plan and your closer to all the activities/events on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Its Very Popular – A majority of parties you go to there will be alcohol and weed.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greeks Are Really Big. The Greeks are really abundant at UT they throw alot of fun events/ parties.

5 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Always a Great Time. The nightlife is one of the best things at UT. Parties everyday and there is literally a street, 6th street, dedicated to clubs and bars.

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Usually Really Good. The computers on campus are generally good except sometimes they don't work and during finals times the computer labs are full but there are a lot of labs.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Its Not Really the Greatest. The scholarships aren't the best thing at UT because its very hard to find them and its also really hard to get loans.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: It doesn't really rain in Austin and It doesn't really get that cold, every once in a while it snows, but the only problem is that the summers are HOT like triple digit degrees til like November/December.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Very Helpful Teachers. The professors are very helpful, they are willing to work with you whenever you need help, like my chemistry teacher was willing to help me morning, noon and night just so that I can pass the chemistry.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: There are plenty of scholarships and grants to go around at UT Austin, you just have to look for them.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Normal Amount of Strictness – I have never gotten into trouble myself but the punishments were valid.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Really Safe Environment – The safety at UT Austin is very good. There are resources available for you if trouble were to be encountered and students are abundant. Everyone looks out for each other and never have I felt worried about my own safety going here.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I here of a lot of students who will come baked to class. A lot of students could be seen smoking from a hookah on campus. But now, UT has instilled a no smoking policy and the campus is smoke free so there shouldn't be too much of a problem with cigarettes or hookahs anymore. As for other drugs, i don't know too much about those circulating around campus to give an honest answer.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Party Scene – Austin, Texas has a variety of hot spots all around the center of town. Most explicitly is 6th street. This main street is filled with bars and live music all night long. There are a few under 21 joints but the majority of the time you're either sneaking in or partying at a frat house.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Health Promotion – The workload required for this field is adequate and the information is crucial to the environment. Many people don't know too much about health promotion but they encounter it everyday and there are numerous positions that can be gained from a degree in Health Promotion.

5 College Junior

Facilities: UT Unique – UT can be said to have one of the most diverse set of students in the country. Not to mention it's excellent academic program. Not too many can say they have their degree from UT, and those who do are revered.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty huge. There always mixers and huge parties but not too many students are seen affiliating too much with frats or sororities unless they know somebody.

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1 College Junior

Parking: If you are not there before 8, good luck finding parking!

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys and Gals – So you'll find pretty much anyone from anywhere at UT. The majority i would say are athletic. I'm a soccer player myself. And walking around campus, you'll see alot of people in sports equipment like sneakers, shorts and a t-shirt to work out. Others you'll see wearing casual clothing, but everyone's always going somewhere at UT. Whether it's class or just for lunch.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The cost of living even remotely close to campus in an apartment is astronomical. So many will choose to live off campus, and alot will live on west campus and take the bus onto campus grounds. I love way off campus and i commute to school. it's way cheaper.

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.


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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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