University of Texas - Austin Summary

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Basic Statistics

Austin, TX
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
47 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Longhorn football
  • Wearing shorts and flip-flops all year
  • Good academics at a quality price
  • 6th St. when you are 21+

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • No parking
  • Heavy traffic
  • Cost of living
  • 6th St. until you are 21

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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!

Texas Student Reviews

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I enjoy eating off campus because the atmosphere of the city is great and there are many options of restaurants to choose from. There is a place for all occasions as well as for any group (i.e. for families, for a group of friends, etc.) the location of certain dining locations off campus are also very convenient. Many are within walking distance of the university.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is one of the biggest sports events on campus. Most of the student body during the fall attends the home football games, and sometimes even tail gates to the games if they're close enough.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Based on the people I hang around, not a lot of them get drunk on the weekdays and if they do drink/do drugs they're smart about it, so that they aren't incapacitated the next day. And they make sure that they can still function in class.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: All the off-campus housing in West Campus is pretty expensive, and when you want to look at cheaper places, it always has bad reviews that make you want to run into the hills. But of course it's always different for everyone, so you never know until you try.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: To this day, I'm still not quite sure how the whole financial aid thing works. It's very confusing and it's like a game of waiting to know how much you get or something.


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