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Reviews 3942 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: I am rarely eligible for financial aid even though my family could really use it.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I've never heard of anyone getting busted for drugs on campus or at a party, so I don't think the drug scene is very big here.

5 College Junior

Computers: There are SO many buildings that have computers and they are all free of charge to UT students. Having a laptop is just for convenience so that you don't have to leave your room to study somewhere.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The campus food is good, you just get sick of it because you have to eat at the same places everyday and everything just seems to start blending together. I think the University allots enough money for the year, students just don't know how to budget without their parents around and run out of money quickly.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Transportation: Anywhere you need to be in Austin is either walking distance or accessible by a bus which is FREE to anyone with a college ID!

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I've never had an issue with the campus police, then again I've never done anything to provoke them either.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: UT has endless studying areas and hang out areas! We have a number of on campus gyms which are free to all with a UT ID and there is ALWAYS something to do on campus!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Diversity: One of Austin's slogans is "Keep Austin Weird" except here it's not weird. Weird ceases to have a definition here because at the end of the day we are all just people.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Greek Life: Most non-Greeks are indifferent for the most part about Greeks but every so often you come across that person that was rejected and sees all Greek organizations as snobbish and cliquey. It doesn't really matter if you're in a sorority or fraternity, you can still show up at their parties and they typically let you in. Most sorority girls just get made fun of for their attire.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Nightlife: UT is on the top ten list for best party schools, enough said.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: I absolutely LOVE being an Italian major at UT. It is the best! There is never a long wait for advising because the program is so small, my advisor and I are pretty much on a first name basis and everyone is so incredibly helpful and always willing to accommodate to all of my needs. Everyone I've met in my department seems genuinely concerned about my future!

5 College Junior

Academics: There is no limit at UT. You can study whatever you want wherever you want and you are guaranteed a solid professor and a wonderful learning experience!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: I absolutely adore every single one of my professors and all of the staff in the department of French and Italian, they are so helpful! I don't have any concerns because I know that being multilingual will open up SO many doors because it is a skill that not a lot of people have.

College Junior

Majors: I've never had an internship, but if I was eligible for one I would be more than willing to apply!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Austin has THE BEST FOOD in Texas by far! I mean where else can you get a pizza with a salad on it?

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Weather: The weather in Austin is fantastic, it reminds me a lot of L.A. on most days which is known for it's perfect weather everyday!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school gives out hardly any scholarships and it's hard to get them on your own. They even reduce the amount of aid they give you depending on how much outside aid you get. The tuition is way too expensive for the amount of aid they give out even to students in need.

3 people found this useful Report

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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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