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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus always sends campus alerts through our registered email letting us know what is going around campus . I always feel safe and up to date with the atmosphere and surroundings.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Austin has many different selections of off-campus housing that are very student friendly. Costs vary based on the area where the more expensive housing are closer to the university. However, there is a free bus for students that run through the different areas where off-campus student housing is available. Apply for housing early because availability will run out.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Very convenient and not very costly. There is much variety and a lot of places that offer discounts for students

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a vast variety of diversity throughout campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've been in UT for about 2 years and I have never felt unsafe. I'm always walking by myself and I have never been on a dangerous situation. There are alarms around campus that have a button and when pushed it automatically contacts the police and they will get there as soon as possible. There are police patrols around campus. It is recommended to always lock your doors and keep an eye on your stuff.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: At the University of Texas at Austin sports are a huge factor of a student's life. The majority of the students have a huge student involvement in sports. UT counts with excellent fitness programs and well maintained athletic facilities. As students we count with a free access to all the gyms and have special discount on any sports' tickets. The school spirit is contagious and the fan support is a big part of being a UT student. We have an incredible Swimming team, Football team, Volleyball team, Polo team, and Rowing team.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: The Computer labs at UT Austin are usually upgraded and have a fast network reliability. You can find computer labs almost anywhere in campus. They also count with special computer labs depending on your major. For example, if you are an engineer, you'll count with a computer lab to do your projects. Also, there is always a computer lab available for you. All the computers around campus count with excellent printing services.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You find a lot of diversity in the students at the University of Texas. Students come from all parts of the world. It is easy to make friends with students here in Austin. It seems that we are all focused on being well prepared for the future work force.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The College of Natural Sciences is ranked as one of the top schools in the United States. The Professors are very knowledgeable and really seem to care about the success of their students. There are many research opportunities for their students. Some of my classes are very large, yet there are several teaching assistants, as well as student discussion groups. I feel that I have already begun to grow academically.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I applied for scholarships, but did not receive any. I was disappointed, especially since I graduated Distinguished, had a good SAT score, and finished with a 3.9 GPA.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I am in the College of Natural Sciences, which is ranked #1 in the United States. When I make it into the Pharmacy program, they are also ranked in the top 3. All of my Professors have their Ph.D. Even though my classes are quite large, there is the opportunity to get help either from the main Professor or one of the Teaching Assistants.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are many opportunities for students that attend the University of Texas-Austin. If you are of legal age (21), there are many clubs and bars on sixth street. Most of these have live music to listen to. For those under the drinking age, there are many museums, movie theatres, and sometimes live entertainment at the Frank Erwin Center. If you like sports, there is always the UT Longhorns to root for.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Large variety in the dining halls but quality of food not so great

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of places to eat off campus, and they are often very affordable. Most places give student discounts and even accept Bevo bucks. There are many places in walking distance and even more just a bus ride away.

5 College Freshman

Technology: There are many computer labs, printing and access to wireless networks readily available to students on campus.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The university puts up a facade to make the community believe that the campus is very diverse, well it is in a way but not in others. The campus is very open to different sexual orientations, religions and political view, but not so diverse in race.

2 College Freshman

Administration: I haven't really heard about people getting in trouble for partying. Usually if the people in charge know what's going on, they just let it happen. They know that it is college. However, the school is very strict academically.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: At UT there is such a wide variety of people, it is ridiculous. I can be in the elevator at my dorm and hear about 5 or 6 different languages. I love meeting people from all over the world who have such diverse views.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big at UT. During rush week it can seem as though everyone is rushing, but there is a large population that does not. No one views you differently if you do not rush however, it's just a way of meeting people more quickly.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: As a commuter student, I despise with every ounce of my being the parking at UT Austin. Surface parking is not guaranteed, and garage parking costs three times as much ($600 yearly for a commuter student). I do not recommend bringing your car here as a resident either, especially since the public transportation around the city is free with your student ID, and it's actually pretty good. Utilize the bus and the train.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: UT Austin doesn't give much in the way financial aid at all if your family is middle to upper income, which I think is pretty normal for a public university. Of course, if you're coming from in-state, tuition is very low, and loans are more than worth it, particularly if you're going into something with a high starting salary, such as engineering or CS. For my first year I was offered a loan that was split between me and my parents, and fully covered the costs of housing and tuition. But a loan is a loan, and if you can't get need-based financial aid,apply for scholarships.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: UT Austin is one of the top schools in the nation for Computer Science. The professors are at the top of their fields (they recently made news for hacking into a US military drone), the extra-curriculars and networking opportunities abound, and a brand new building is opening up next semester solely for the CS department. The University helps with finding jobs and internships and the major tech companies in Austin all look to UT first for interns. I'm very satisfied.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Classes, at least the introductory ones, are large. However, that disadvantage can be easily overcome by utilizing your TAs and your professors. In a class of 200-300, not many will bother introducing themselves to the professor, and many will not show up half the time. However, you should do both, as the professor will remember that, and all of my professors so far have been very willing to help. They all seem genuinely interested in teaching, and really are passionate about their subjects. 3 of 4 of my professors taught very well, and the one who didn't still cared about student understanding and did his best to help students reach that point.

In addition, at such a large public university, there are plenty of extracurricular groups, lots of different majors offered, and lots of resources available. You do have to actively pursue them, though, don't expect them to fall into your lap.

5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is wonderful. The "worst" of Texas weather (100+ degrees) comes during the summer, so the heat is not a problem. It never really gets too cold. Light jacket and jeans will do for the worst weather. It's sunny 90% of the time, and the temperature is nearly perfect for much of the fall and spring. Wonderful to just walk around campus breathing in the fresh air.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: UT has a program informing incoming students about drugs and alcohol. The campus is dry, but the most popular activity is drinking by students - legal and underage. The campus police will issue citations to any student under the influence of alcohol or drugs, get medical intervention, or introduce the offending individual to their own bars at the station depending on the situation. RA's in the dorms are trained in recognizing certain smells and the process of alerting the campus police to problems also. They want the students to be safe and they do work very hard 24-7 campuswide.

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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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