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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's generally good, but I don't have enough Bevo Bucks to buy fast food. I can't really get money to buy things that I want or need, so eating the same campus food gets more than a bit tiring. They change it up sometimes, though, so I guess it's alright.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a nice place, I suppose. Pretty good housing, even if it's a bit small. Then again, I used to have a room to myself.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Super expensive in West Campus for the quality you get. You can't beat the proximity to campus, though!

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: A ton of options, it's hard to choose what's for dinner!

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3 College Senior

Administration: It's fine. Not too strict, not too lenient. Just be smart, people.

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1 College Senior

Scholarships: Let's be real. UT is so stingy when it comes to scholarship. Plus if you have parents that support you even a little, you can FORGET any sort of financial aid.

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5 College Senior

Party Scene: Yep. The best. A little distracting if you live in West Campus!

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2 College Senior

Campus Food: Sorry, but I'm really picky about food. Campus food is not great.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus living is acceptable for freshman year. It has the basic necessities and allows you to get to know your college campus. However, it's not the cleanest or the most comfortable living situation. It makes future apartments feel like heaven!

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It really depends on where you look. A majority of students live in West Campus, where prices may be cheap but there's a lot of noise and parties. (Frat houses are usually located there as well.) Some of the housing on Guadalupe seems pretty sketchy and dirty. There are also a few retailers located on Guadalupe right by campus to help you look, but they usually recommend West Campus. If you want to go outside of West Campus, you might as well just drive around different neighborhoods and look online. They're usually a lot more expensive though.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Austin is well known for food-trucks, which can specialize in a wide-variety of food from Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to BBQ to Gourmet Doughnuts. Then, there's also a lot of small, indie restaurants all over the city. If you're hungry for it, you could probably find it somewhere in Austin.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Professors usually range from being very strict to not caring at all. If anything, they are very much against plagiarism, so don't even try. Dorms can usually be pretty strict, and you even have fire-inspections from time to time where they fine you for infractions they see.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The only hope you have is departmental scholarships. University-wide scholarships are pretty competitive. You end up borrowing for a majority of the funds.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Most of the food gets to be pretty expensive, so you end up going to JCL or any place that accepts Dine-In Dollars because you ran out of Bevo Bucks. Even then, the half of it is pretty expensive too, so you'll end up eating burgers and/or sandwiches.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: When living on campus, the RAs are usually pretty good about making everyone feel like part of the community. The buildings are decent, but the rooms are usually pretty small. I don't live in Jester, so I can't speak about it from personal experience. However, I'm glad to have avoided it. The major thing about campus housing is that prices are going up. UT Austin keeps tuition low, but the cost of housing is sky rocketing. Off campus housing isn't much better price-wise.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I feel that each off campus housing experience is solely dependent on the landlord or the realty company working with the property. I've had experiences where the management have been good and straight out oblivious. Find a good management and stick with it. That property will totally be worth it.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are some great places to eat. Hands down one of the best things about places like the Drag or other places near the university by car. There are many options and most places have decent prices.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I don't recall many ways that the campus strictness had affected my academic or social life. So to me, I think that because I feel safe and that there are no big problems about campus security that I'm aware of then that must mean that they are doing their job fairly well.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I must say that it was a nuisance at some points but I ended up getting the scholarships by being flexible and squeezing out every last effort to get the scholarship paperwork done before the deadline. The past semester, I was given not even full 3 days to turn in a huge scholarship entry. I was very busy at the time and I ended up having to skip classes to get money to go to college just so that I could finish it in time without the paperwork being shoddy... How ironic...

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties take place in various venues. The best places will have a committee planning it and therefore that meas parties are great based on the people running the event that year. Most times smaller parties are best so big west campus parties are not so inviting because things could go awry.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I can't ask for much more but I must say you can get tired of the food after a while even though there are tons of options. I feel that the variety on the menu at each place could change. The same ingredients to make 10 different things is not my idea of variety.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The amenities are great. I must say that the negative downsides to living in the dorms are the high cost of living in dorms and being inconvenienced when it comes to wanting to cook our own food. I know we pay for central air, rent, and other great amenities but the cost is substantially more expensive than living off campus. It can cost up to twice as much to live in the dorm than to live off campus. Also, living in the dorms means that there is almost no means of cooking your own meals. The shared kitchens are not that great; minimalist in design. The part that bugs me the most is that there may be one shared kitchen for the entire dorm! The is a huge inconvenience. I don't know how to solve this problem without rising the cost of the dorms but not having the convenience for cooking my own food to save money was a problem.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus provides greater comfort. However, availability, price, and distance from classes are an issue.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Austin has many option when it comes to dining. The only bad thing is that the places can get a little pricey, but at the end is totally worth it!

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I think the administration's strictness is fair. They are not too strict, nor too lenient, which makes it a great experience.

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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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