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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is great variety here at UT and everyone is super friendly.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Im in the architecture program which is ranked very high nationally. Professors want to help students succeed and all my peers were successful in high school

3 College Senior

Transportation: Public transportation is really good around UT. They have buses running all the time, and if you need a bus to pick you up late at night, then there's a number you can call, and they'll come get you whenever you need them.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The fan base at UT is HUGE! The football games are so fun and spirited, and the campus is really alive- especially on a game day! We have a wide range of sports, from rowing to swimming to football and everything in between. With your Longhorn All-Sports Pass, you can get tickets to all the games, so be sure to buy one if that is something you are going to want!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The slogan "Keep Austin Weird" is all about supporting local businesses, and 'The Drag' (the portion of Guadalupe Street immediately west of campus), and West Campus area are crawling with locally owned restaurants.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: UT is in a very urban area of Austin, and has an endless list of things to do. Known as the "Live Music Capitol of the World", you can always find a concert to go to, or a restaurant with a musician, no matter what day of the week it is!

3 College Freshman

Administration: They're extremely strict about parking and will tow you if you're parked somewhere illegal for even a minute. If you cheat, they WILL kick you out.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: UT offers a wide selection of dining options on campus. Vegans and vegetarians are welcomed. There are also plenty of late night dining options (the Wendy's is open until 4am).
The J2 dining hall located in the Jester Center is a remodeled buffet hall. For only $4.50 you can eat all you want! The quality of the food is excellent as well. From pizza to humus, and everything in between.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on UT Austin's campus. However, like most places in this world thieves do exist. Therefore keep your doors locked and backpacks close by. Do this and you should have no problems. Also, the campus is well lit at night and there are plenty of emergency phones nearby, so one shouldn't feel uncomfortable walking alone.
UT Austin is excellent at providing students with resources to maintain your health and well being. For example there is an entire department dedicated to promoting the health of students. It is the University Health Services department, located in the Student Services Building.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a plethora of diversity at the University of Texas at Austin. In my opinion each ethnicity is represented well, whether through clubs, societies, or other organizations. No matter your ethnic background, you are welcome at UT Austin.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I love being in my major. I enjoy it very much and I like the classes that I am required to take. There is heavy reading because I am an English major. There are many job opportunities offered periodically. The curriculum is designed so that the student has a fair chance of graduating in four years

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Getting into English in the College of Liberal Arts is fairly easy. There are no challenges to speak of unless the college is full, but you can always reapply or transfer into the college. You should get to know your academic adviser the moment that they are assigned to you so that you know that this is the college for you.

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College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know how it is, but i've ready that we have a great gym and i always see people running around and excercising!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living is amazing here! Food is near and there is always something going on! very friendly! Cost of things tends to be high, and the housing process can varies from dorm to dorm

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Life here is great! You really have to learn how to balance work and fun here to have a good time! Lots of friendly people! The downside is that jokes about others is frowned upon, so humorous comments can easily be taken seriously here about others.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Its a great school, but the workload can be stressful, best to balance work and fun!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining on campus is great. There are so many options to accomodate your needs. If you're a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free there are options for you. The cafeterias around campus all differ but they are all great. Some are even buffet style. It is cheaper to eat at the bufffet cafeteria. And if you get tired of eating at campus, there are a myriad of places to eat that are not related to campus dining. "The Drag", which is Guadalupe St, offers a lot of options to eat with different prices and menu options. Or even if you are on the run, there are little food carts all over campus where you can get something to eat very cheaply.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are a myriad of choices to fit your desires. If you want a more upscale dorm then you will have to pay more, but if you don't the dorms have pretty good quality. For a freshman the best option will be Jester West/East because everything is around Jester. Jester has its own cafeteria, two by the way, the tutoring center is on the third floor and some people even take classes there. Jester is very social because it is so big. Jester West/East both house around 1500 students each. The rooms are good. They are spacious enough to fit your stuff, you have a desk and chair area. Last year I had a connecting bathroom and it was great. This year I have community bathroom and is great as well. It gets cleaned daily so you don't have to deal with that.

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5 College Sophomore

Weather: hot in the summer, but beautiful mild fall and winters

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They're good for parties and networking if your major is anything other than Architecture. I'm not in a sorority, but I have lots of Greek friends who don't care or make it a big deal.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Austin has great food for great prices! I never get bored of what I'm eating.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: There is a lot of Greek life but they're not as important as it's seen on TV. A lot of people join but it's such a big school there is a lot more stuff that is important and that people can get into so if you're not in a sorority it's alright. And there are so many of them available you're likely to get into one. There are Greeks that tend to think they're better than others but unless you're closely related to them you won't know it. There are frat houses and sorority houses (the latter can hold like 80 girls).

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3 College Junior

Parking: If you're parked at a certain garage they'll move you during game days despite the fact you're paying hundreds of dollars to use it. And make sure you get there early because it can get packed really fast. And the cheap one is on the other side of the earth of course.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: They're is always something going on. I come from a town where it is quiet by like 9:00 during school nights and here it's still alive at 2am. Almost like amini New York. It was Tuesday and there was this bar that was just live and I asked my friend "is it always like this?" and she was like, "yeah, half priced drinks." There's always a party, or a gathering, and there's always something to do, even on a Tuesday.

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4 College Junior

Technology: I've never had to wait for a computer in the library. Computer labs are often not crowded when I use them or am just passing by. I've had very few problems with the network and it's pretty reliable all over the place even near the streets when I suddenly need to look up something so I know whether to go home or head back and talk to a teacher or make a phone call before something closes. It has good speed and you can depend on the printers that are around. The PCL is really big and pretty efficient when it comes to that. I hardly used my computer last year because I went to the Library so much. People have computers with them all over campus though because it's nice to have your own and not have to worry about using one when it comes to it and you can carry it with you.

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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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