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Reviews 4733 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is influential on the social atmosphere on campus but does not affect it negatively. Greek students are viewed as the same by non-greeks and vice versa.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Nightlife is amazing for UT students 21 or older on 6th st.

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3 College Junior

Academics: The professors that I've had over the past two years have all been average or above average; I have no complaints. However, many of my friends complain constantly about their professors. I think it just depends on what your major is and what professors you encounter. Some are extraordinary and some you question their degree.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: With over 50,000 students you are bound to find someone you like and a good amount of suitors that will also like you. The students here are attractive and intellectual.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I love campus. There is around 20 different libraries, one of the most popular being the PCL (Perry Castaneda Library). One of my personal favorite study spots is outside the Blanton Museum. The museums caffe tables have all I need for long study hours (a bathroom near, plugs and easy access to food, plus great scenery).

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: UT's football team is awesome and plus Austin is the number one city in the world to listen to live music. The music scene is really great!

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Tons of Frat parties and clubs. There a party every weekend somewhere.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The people at school are very outgoing and they all have their own personal forms of style. However, everyone isn't just an open book. You could sit next to someone for an entire semester and they won't say one word to you. But mostly everyone is energetic and fun.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is ample transportation at UT. The bus system for the school as well as the city runs around campus all day long. They also offer a car service that is very convenient and affordable.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: UT has a very diverse campus. If you can't find someone you like, there's something wrong. The one thing I notice is that a lot of students come from families with a lot of money.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The party-scene is there if you want to take advantage of it. There are parties every weekend that range from frat houses to regular house parties to the infamous 6th street. How much fun you have depends on how much energy you bring.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are some pretty good restaurants right across from campus, plus the whole of downtown Austin to explore for food.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They offer very few scholarships, and a lot of them have to do with you being a family member of an alumni.

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2 College Senior

Parking: Oh man --rip off. They charge way too much to park unless you do the $1 per hour. But that gets expensive quickly. I'd just take the bus. There's a bunch and it's free

4 College Senior

Administration: Not strict. "Keep Austin Weird" speaks for itself. You can do your own things as long as you are doing legal things..the only strictness i see is at the library where they have dedicated "quiet" floors. If you want to talk, just move to a different floor

4 College Senior

Local Area: I really like Austin. I live near the school and there are a lot of things to do--restaurants, shopping centers, and general places to hang out. One of the buildings (the union) has an underground bowling area which is cool. Austin has great trails in Lady Bird Lake or Zilker Park which is where I would recommend. Or swim at Barton springs

4 College Senior

Party Scene: 6th Street is obviously the first choice for people who want to club or pub, 21 and over. If you may be a bit underage (18+) there are a few options on 6th street, and a few gay bars and clubs that you can get into on 4th street (Still really fun even if you are heterosexual). Other bars and pubs around downtown are perfect if you want a more calm scene. Cover charges range from $5+ if you are under 21 but club hopping is not unheard of.

From Campus, or anywhere in Austin, the bus systems are wonderful for those nights where no one wants to be the DD. The wonderful bus drivers will be fairly patient and the only fare you might pay is if you forget your UT ID (free for students to ride the busses).

House or Frat/Soror parties can sometimes require an invite (or a pretty face) but the best time to go is during Round-Up. Yes, there are highschool kids looking to party then but it is worth it to stand in line and get a wristband (date undisclosed) to attend everything.

3 College Senior

Parking: Sure, there are hundreds to thousands of parking spots on campus but they can tend to be few and far between even with a pass during the hours of 8am-5pm. One of the cheapest parking passes will be great for those who travel long distances to go to UT, but its about a 15 minute walk to anything on campus. Garage Parking is Outrageously priced, but you will most likely have a spot to park on most regular business days and Sundays. Football games however tend to disrupt any ability to park on campus except for faculty parking and most permits require you to move your car by midnight before the game. If you live on campus, you shouldn't really need a car since classes are walking distance and you wouldn't be able to drive to class anyway with parking madness.

I would however recommend getting a permit like the N or N+ if you are parking your car after 5:45pm maybe for an exam, late night studying or event so you don't have to walk too far at night. After 5:45 there are a lot of spaces open for people with any kind of permit to park in a regular spot.

Just be sure to double (or triple) check that you are allowed to park in a spot after hours and on weekends. The fees are nominally small but still range from $25-75 dollars that goes to the campus police instead of the Austin Municipal Court (a plus because I don't believe it can go on your record).

5 College Senior

Academics: There are such a diverse range of courses, professors, and majors to decide from you will almost be guaranteed something of interest here at the University of Texas at Austin. Depending highly on the professors and the ratings online of the grade distributions for classes, you will be able to find a workload and degree of difficulty that will stimulate your intellectual needs.Registration time can be pretty tough for the first two years (since you will most likely get the last round pick of undergraduate non degree courses) but it gets easier and you find smaller class sizes with classes that count toward your degree.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Internships are readily available if that is something you are interested in. I am busy with other things through the University so I have not gotten a chance to intern yet.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is abundant but other than that I do not come across many drugs.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: No matter who you are, what you are, and where you are from, it doesn't matter at UT! People accept you for who you are and if they don't, there's always a lot of other people who will. UT is so versatile that you can find yourself at home. Yes, there may be some cliques with sororities and frats and other stereotypes but if you look away from that, you can find life long friends.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is a plus in Austin. There are many buses running around the clock. You can catch a campus bus at least almost every 10 minutes. The campus buses do not come as frequently after about 4 PM, when most classes end but they still run until 11 PM. The city buses that run around campus come all the time but not as frequently as campus buses. City buses are mostly found on the drag but run late into the night so if you're up for some clubbing in downtown, you can still come back by bus till around 2 or 3 AM in the morning. When it's that late in the night, they even provide trash bags on the bus for those who may have an unexpected surprise.
There are even buses that go straight to the airport from campus so for those of you who are always from out of state, this should be very convenient for you.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: UT offers many programs that are top in the nation. It is widely known as both a school for brainiacs as well as partiers. There are always events going on in addition to the large athletic scene. I have never been to a place where the people are so friendly. Greek life is one of the biggest at UT and there are hundreds of clubs you can join. It is both beautiful and serene without being boring and stuffy. UT is in the heart of Austin, everything you can thing of is here. The capital building is directly insight and a few blocks further down is the famous downtown Austin. Bus travel is free for students, so you can go all over the city and use the E-Bus for safe travel if you intend to go clubbing downtown. Less than 10 blocks away from campus is downtown life, Ladybird Lake, and Barton Springs. If you tire of the busy metro life, there is kayaking and paddle boarding at the lake, natural pools and fields down by the springs, mountain trails, and the never ending live music. I feel like I am on vacation everyday!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: At UT, you will never be bored. There are always events going on such as cultural performances, plays, yoga gatherings, food sales, and of course, our athletic events. Student centers have places where you can eat, study, or just hang out. There are large green spaces where many students hold events or gather to study. The university has many large libraries all over campus.

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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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