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Reviews 4989 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It really all depends on what dorm you are staying in. They vary greatly, so make sure you research thoroughly before choosing a dorm to live in. Talk to people who have lived in the dorms if possible.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Austin has great restaurants and there are tons around the school to choose from.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always something going on on the weekends. Many students go downtown to enjoy the clubs on the weekends.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The cost of living off campus is extremely expensive. There is not a lot of availability so students have to sign leases fast and right away.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The libraries are very useful and always clean and organized. There are lots of places for students to hang out.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The social scene at my university makes it different from other schools because many students are different. Keep Austin weird is our motto and it sure does apply.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm I am staying at is farther from my classes than other dormitories. The dorms are old and not spacious at all.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many students go to downtown Austin to drink and consume alcohol and it is easy for them to do so. Also, sororities and fraternities are a big deal at my school and many of them host parties.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness is mediocre overall. The administration does care about attendance. The dorms are strict about alcohol and drug use.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive as much financial as I had anticipated. I also did not receive any scholarships and I worked extremely hard to get some.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus offers a program that escorts students around campus.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Many students are into the partying scene. There are many guys and girls who are stuck up. However there are some that are humble and always helpful.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The engineering program at my university is one of the top colleges the school has to offer. UT is somewhat known for it's engineering program. Although I am not in the school of engineering yet, I am working hard to get in. Many students want to pursue an engineering degree at UT.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are always wanting to help students grow. The school offers tutoring everyday and many other options to help students succeed. There is always somewhere to go to study.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are always things to do on and off campus. Austin is the music city so there are always great concerts to go to. Many students also go to the lake. The food in Austin is great as well. There is always something to do.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have excellent school spirit. The games are extreme and there are always chants being yelled out. It is awesome. Everyone seems to love our school so much.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food isn't very good and the dining hall closes early.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is extremely hot and humid.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking here is an absolute nightmare. I mean that in every sense. Pray to God that you can find parking anywhere.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: I live off campus, but from what I here, the officers are pretty cool.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has been difficult, but my experience here is without a doubt one that will never be found anywhere else. This is an excellent university with even better people.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Austin is without a doubt a party city, and you will never find yourself left without fun.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It happens; at every college, students are going to do drugs and drink, but so far I have felt no pressure in having to do anything I was not comfortable with.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: You really have your work cut out for you when you come here. But every hour you put in is truly worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is what really drives students insane here. It is a lot to handle.


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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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