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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of variety, especially on Guadalupe which is close to campus.

3 College Freshman

Weather: If you like warm weather and abnormal seasons, you'll love it here.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academics at UT Austin are incredible. I think it's nice that UT has students taking core classes, which has students taking classes from many different colleges on campus, like the Butler school of Music and College of Communications, for example. Professors here are really great, and they definitely make classes really interesting!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere at UT Austin is incredible! There are so many different types organizations to be apart of, so many different ways to meet students. There's basically something for everyone!

5 College Freshman

Local Area: There's everything here in Austin. The atmosphere is so confirm able and nobody judges you. Everyone is so nice and the sports are all fun and amazing to watch and enjoy. There's a great mall about 10 minutes away and everything on campus is very nice to go and shop and look around as we'll. safety is not a concern.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing such as apartments tend to be a lot cheaper but then also have the possibility of being a little far from campus so people have to walk a lot more.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are numerous local dining areas that you can try. Mostly on the downtown area.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Everything is always top shelf on campus from the food, food service, and employee competence.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I majored in Human Development and Family Science. I am very satisfied with my program. I like that my program had a lab school associated with the program where those who chose the Early Childhood Development Track can gain hands on experience. I got a chance to work directly with young children at this lab school from the very first class I took for this major. The work load is fair and mostly all assignments for my classes helped me gain practical knowledge related to my field.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The Human Development and Family Science major requires you to complete a non-paid practicum your final semester. I interned for Easter Seals, Early Childhood Development Center. I got to work with specialist to provide interventions services to children with disabilities and developmental delays. The practicum director gives you a list of places that you can intern at, and you have to contact them and set up an interview. Getting an internship is not difficult. If you can't find one the program director will help you.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I majored in human development and family science. This program is in the College of Natural Science. The process was very easy. I just had to take 2 classes before declaring my major. You can meet with an adviser for the program and they will provide a list of courses that are required to complete this major.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The worst that can happen is if my class is far from my dorm and it is really windy, that dust and leaves are flying all over the place, i don't go to class.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is great to live on campus, mainly because of access to everything on campus. The only thing I do not like is the cost of living on campus, it is pretty expensive. Also the amount of dine in dollars we get at UT is not sufficient enough for an entire year.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: As a first year engineering major, i like how the women in engineering program offer opportunity for underclassmen to participate in research with a graduate student. Also the Undergraduate writing center is the best, the people there help you better understand what type of writer you are, and how to improve your writing skills.

3 College Freshman

Technology: the computer labs are very useful, in term of computers they are god enough to do what you need. you can pretty much print anywhere on campus, some even have free printing. You can also get by without a personal computer or printer in UT, the only reason you might want to have them is if you just want to be extra comfortable.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: We have two great gyms that are easy to get to from any side of campus. The Student Activity Center and the Flawn Academic Center are great places to study or chill. UT has a lot of events going on so you will never be bored. Variety of Organization to join, so that way UT can feel as small/large as you want it to be.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is way too expensive and competitive. Cars have to be relocated before every game and big school events, and tickets are common. Besides, many parking garages are a hike away from dorms and classes.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There is always something going on around campus,and you will definitely find your place among the 52000 students. From big frat houses to close-knit coops, there is a wide variety of accommodations and opportunities.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: More than 1000 student organizations- theres something for everyone! We also have free membership to the gym and this year the library PCL is 24/5. There is always something going on within campus and if not, there is a huge vibrant city to explore.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Austin is an extremely diverse town and the University reflects that. There are all stereotypes of people at the university and it is very easy to find a certain group if you are looking for it.

3 College Freshman

Technology: There are a lot of computers on campus. Most use the computers in the PCL which normally have a wait. Some departments have their own computer lab though and there isn't normally a wait. Most students have their own computers though. The wi-fi is consistent and free up to a certain usage. I bought the cheapest package ($5 for a semester) and haven't run out of my weekly allotment.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug use is not that big. Most students are involved with drinking. There is some use of marijuana.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: One can always find help when looking for housing around West Campus. When it comes to university apartments farther away it is more difficult to find what may be right for you. The quality of apartments are not the greatest either.

2 College Junior

Parking: Very limited parking for students unless you have a Ut permit pass. Even then it is difficult.

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4 College Student

Transportation: The campus shuttles are pretty convenient but not reliable if you're rushing to get to class.

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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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