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

Off-Campus Housing: Lot's of Selection – There are a lot of options, ranging from private dorm to condos. Generally, places closer to campus are more expensive than farther away, that being said, off-campus housing is still less expensive than the campus dorms.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are good places within walking distance, however they may be pricey.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: UT Shuttles! The UT shuttles are very convenient. They are free for everybody and will take you to different parts of the campus and to places near campus. My only complain is that they don't run on the weekends.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Weather here is general Texas weather. It is usually always hot. It was around 70 degrees in January. However, in the spring, there are random swings in temperature. We would have weeks where it was around 70-80 degrees then randomly a week with 40 degree weather. The summers/falls are more dry and windy than in Houston. It's not as great as California but it's still pretty great weather in general unless you want heavy snowfall.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus can be a nightmare. Traffic kind of sucks. So if you're driving, it'll be hard to go back to your apartment between classes.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is seriously everything here at UT. However, most people stay within their own cliques since it is such a big campus which is very disappointing. The general campus feel is very accepting and liberal.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Is Life – Everywhere you go on campus, there is either a guy or girl dressed in a bright and colorful shirt showing off their Greek letters. Being in a fraternity or sorority at Texas is a big thing for most people. Once a year in the spring, Greek life puts on what is known as 'Round Up' for all incoming freshman and underclassmen to get a deeper look into the Greek scene.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I came to The University of Texas at Austin because it is the best in state school in Texas. My major is architecture and it is the number 2 school in the nation for that, so that played a large factor. The architecture program only admits a small number of students each year so the studio size is relatively small which really allow you to connect with your design instructors on a more personal level.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Cultured Cuisine – Around downtown Austin, there a numerous local dining places and also a variety of different cultural dining places as well. Austin is known for its diversity in music, and lifestyle, so naturally there is a wide range of eating places around campus.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: School Is Very Unique – There are always activities & events going on. Academic programs are very strong. Campus is lively, mix of city and beautiful scenery just off campus

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus Is Not Too Strict – Since it's such a big school, it's pretty difficult any very strict rules.

4 College Freshman

Computers: So far I've had a good experience with the computers at school.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Research, Honors, and Resources – There are a great deal of opportunities for students to go above and beyond. This is a major research university with honors programs covering just about every discipline.

Also, no expense is spared for student resources - from computer labs to career services to study & hang-out areas.

3 College Junior

Weather: Every Day I'm Sweatin' – Ah yes, the one drawback of this campus and city - the summer heat. Triple-digits is normal, which makes it uncomfortable to walk around campus for more than a couple of minutes.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Austin Is Where It's at – I've lived in Austin as long as I can remember, and I still love it. There's literally something for everyone - bars & clubs, cinematic and alternative movie theaters, large outdoor parks, festivities (think South x Southwest), concerts, tons of recreation, and on and on. The attitude of Austin is laid back, and it's a very safe city.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Upperclassman Are Best – Freshman halls are greats and all but Im waiting for that moment to become a senior and have better quality.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Dining Options – Well its ok I mean I can afford it and all.They give me discounts and all.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Buiness Administration Management – Its good because I get to pursue my dreams and become somebody in life.I like what I do everyday.Im very pleased with what I accomplished so far.They have some of the best teachers ever.

4 College Junior

Transportation: it is very easy to get around the city with the bus service, and especially if you are a student. With your student ID, students can use the buses for free. If you do not have a smart phone, capitalmetro has this great service in which you can text your current address and the address you want to go to and it will tell you which bus to take and at what time. I have had trouble with taxis; they are usually late and tend to be more expensive. Having a car is not very convenient around campus. The traffic tends to get pretty bad, and the worst thing is that you never know when is rush hour. The cost of parking is also expensive. As for long distance transportation, greyhound buses are the best option. However, they get very busy during Spring Break and Thanksgiving, causing delays.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The University of Texas at Austin has numerous well equipped libraries. The main library has many computer available for students as well as printers, copiers, scanners, and computers with software necessary for people with disabilities. All the libraries, especially the Benson Library, has a vast selection of books. It is a great place to do research!

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The athletic centers, which include three to my knowledge, are absolutely beautiful! You have everything that you need in these gyms conveniently spread out around campus, along with an extremely helpful staff. A daily notice is usually sent out to students via e-mail letting them know what campus activities are going on the next day so you can plan accordingly. There is always something going on everyday, ranging from regular sport club activities like judo or table tennis to random guest speakers on, for example, the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The campus is quiet large and at first it is a lot for any one person to take in, but after a week or two of walking around and getting to know where your classes are, the campus tends to feel not as large and more like a comfortable society within itself.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: UT-Austin is a very diverse campus. I have met a handful of Foreign students, and I love it. You also learn about different cultures just by walking around campus and hearing about the different celebrations going on. I honestly do not see one dominate culture. we are all different, we all have our culture and UT accepts it!

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You can notice who is here because their parents sent them, who is working for a better future and those who got lost in the mix after graduation and followed the crowd into College. Overall everyone looks dedicated, determined and self-driven.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Student Life – Compared to other campuses in Austin, UT has the best student living by far. Everything is catered for our needs, local businesses expect our presence. Austin is a great city and feels like a college campus all around.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I had an internship before I attended the University of Texas at Dell Children's Hospital. I wasn't paid during that time, I was merely shadowing doctors and nurses. I have been keeping an eye out for them even though I don't plan on getting an internship this semester, and there are many opportunities that the university provides. The internships seem very promising and enjoyable, so I am thinking about getting an internship next semester.

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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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