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5 College Freshman

Academics: There are countless places to study around campus, and if you need help, there is always someone available. Professors and their TA's hold multiple office hours a week to fit into your schedule, and study tables in Jester and Kinsolving dorms are open on weekdays. You can go to the study tables to find peers, talk to TA's and get questions answered by people taking the same classes as you. Although UT has a reletively higher workload, the professors make it interesting and worthwile, and I could not have asked for a better university.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not all that many scholarship opportunities and most are entirely too competitive. I love UT, but the financial aid here is whack. They tried to give me less than I deserved so I did a formal appeal and they found me more grants and less loans. Overall, they'll find you enough to make sure you're able to attend, it's just that most of it will be loans if you're not in financial need.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: UT has a broad spectrum of majors it offers. You can major in engineering, journalism, social work, women's studies, linguistics, advertising, accounting, acting, etc. There are over 100 possibilities for degrees. Many majors are highly competitive and hard to get into, though. The business school, college of communication, engineering, architecture, and some fine arts majors are fairly difficult to get into, just to name a few.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: UT has amazing facilities on campus. We have great gyms, libraries, study lounges, places to eat, and infrastructure across campus that is really geared toward students. Everything is very convenient and welcoming.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Theres all kinds of walks here. It's one of the biggest schools for international students. It's all ranked #25 amongst universities around the world.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: 6th Street is definitely the number place to party in the state of Texas. Everyone knows about it. Once you turn 21.. it's the place to be.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's only cold two months out of the year and usually then it still gets up to the 50s. It gets really hot from June to September, but that's the entire state of Texas.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are plenty of computers on campus at labs, and departments although you might have trouble getting one at the PLC Library around crunch time aka finals. The PCL is open 24 hours Monday through Thursday. It is the best thing the University did for the students lately. Expect to pay for the paper you print on campus too. If you don't have one print at a friends dorm or something. It is cheap, but after a while everything adds up.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Wholly cow there is so much to do in Austin, so many shops, bars, night clubs, events, the Guadalupe Dr. " the drag" is full of restaurants you can meet your friends or grab lunch or coffee. There are always buses, cabs, and pedi-cabs (bike ride cart-rider); so, you have to try it once and girls the feet will hurt less in heels at night. To underage students I say: restaurants, plays, 18 only club for the dancers, movie nights, study groups, and UT student organizations events. Please don't be super silly on sixth street it's makes you look sloppy. Isn't that like an only sometime event such as Halloween night.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Always go in person and talk to someone it is the easiest thing to do. Ask all the questions you want their always nice. Make sure things go smooth and know exactly what to do next and the whole procedure.

College Freshman

Administration: Honestly, I don't live In a dorm. I have my own apartment, so I don't have any security problems and plus I'm twenty-four, so I can drink wine or beer with my husband and girlfriends on the weekend after studying. Although, I know UT holds the law in high regard. It is common sense. I guess the best advice is to be responsible with your own life and your friends.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe at the University of Texas at Austin. It is truly a diverse environment with all kinds of people that may appear unique among the crowd, but they more than likely will be harmless. The police are okay and provide a quality safe as possible place to learn. Last year they evacuated the entire UT campus because of a "supposed bomb threat" to the University; they handled that well. I love attending classes at UT. Security personnel do their job professionally.

3 College Junior

Parking: Lots of garages near campus provided by the university. Parking within the university, though, is scarce, and often full.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Great for those 21 or older. Leaves less choice for those not of drinking age.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: West Campus provides many complexes that can substitute for 1-year dorm experience. It is situated right by campus, thus walking to class is convenient. Most events and parties can also be found very near this residential area. Proximity to downtown is a benefit, and fluid transportation makes it possible to reach 6th St. within 30 minutes, while walking is also an option. The downside is for people who prefer more quiet surroundings, less crowds, or cheaper accommodations altogether. West Campus is indeed loud and suitable for those who like the convenience of being near campus, as well as student gatherings and parties. Prices are often higher than North Campus area, Far West, or Riverside.
In all, UT is a large university, and this makes it hard to provide residence for every student on campus. Off campus housing is varied, and often boils down to each person's interest.

4 College Senior

Transportation: The transportation here is good and convenient. The buses run pretty late and they have plenty of stops all over the city. The only thing is that sometimes the buses stack up and all the drivers end up all going on a route at once, meaning there is no real flow or cycle, and the buses end up missing their scheduled times. That usually only happens on really busy lines like Far West and West Campus though.

3 College Senior

Diversity: There are a lot of international students, however, the lack of diversity within the student and professor population still pretty apparent. I am the only person of my race in at least half of my classes. With this of course then brings the problems of political correctness and what is deemed appropriate or inappropriate. The University of Texas has been criticized before concerning this issue, and though the university has taken steps to do something about it, the results are hard to see. However, I can also understand accepting students based on merit and academic achievement rather than race. Knowing this, I think it is up to the school to try and educate professors on how to deal with certain situations, and not make those students who maybe feel as though they stick out, become like a sore thumb.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Tastes good. Not the best options for health, and also rather pricey.

4 College Freshman

Academics: My program is very competitive and has a pretty strenuous work load. The facilities are great and people are always willing to offer you the help you need. Knowing your professors on a personal levels certainly benefits you in the long run.

3 College Junior

Diversity: In all the classes I've taken at UT, I've been impressed with how diverse the student body is. It's an enriching experience to collaborate and learn along side students with such different backgrounds than myself. The main thing that I do notice however, is that the ages of my fellow students is substantially less diverse than what I experienced at community college.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Most of the buildings at UT are new or have been renovated. Throughout campus there are many great places to study, either by yourself (i.e. quiet rooms) or with a group. UT has a couple of museums that you can visit for free as a student. There are always activities going on in the Main Mall, which is usually filled with booths from organizations trying to promote their causes. You can join as many organizations as you want, because there are organizations for all types of interests. There are also various places with food courts (such as the SAC, the Texas Union or Jester), where one can hang out with friends. The Gregory Gym is a very complete facility for working out, and there are also Intramural fields and tennis courts where you can sign up to participate in a sport with your team, or you can just practice your favorite sport with your friends. In general, there are always a great variety of activities and events throughout campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: You can basically go out every night of the week if you want. There are specials in different bars or clubs every day. Transportation in Austin is great, but sometimes it gets a little crowded. And for underage people, there are always house parties going on.

Recent Alumnus

Parking: I never really parked on campus. I lived on West Campus and walked to all my classes from there or took the bus. Public transportation in Austin is great. As a student, you just need to swipe your student I.D. when entering a bus, and the fee is paid.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Austin is a city filled with open minded locals that reflect the school's diversity. There is a far ranging amount of students for various corners of the world. There has not been a class, regardless of its size that did not have a bit of everything in terms of race/culture

4 College Freshman

Administration: The police is evident but never do they feel like an imposing nuisance that seeks to give students a hard time. They only intervene when it is highly necessary, such as a fight or excessive public displays of drunkenness(which are not very common) The professors and staff are all very helpful and never scornful of mistakes students make. As a whole, the school is understanding of the pressures school brings and are there for a hand when needed

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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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