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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

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The bar/club scene is reserved for those 21+. Most students in attendance are not 21 until their 3rd year of school so there is not too many places to enjoy other than a few clubs for 18 or older. However, there is never a shortage of student organized events and parties for the choosing i.e House/Frat parties. Austin is highly recognized for 6th St. but fail to realize its local students are not necessarily the ones it's attracting every night

4 College Freshman

Diversity: In Austin, you find all types of people. I've seen every kind of ethnicity here. Not everybody here is all the same. It is very diverse and that is very nice. It isn't hard to fit in here because everybody is just so friendly. The thing that I like the most about the University of Texas is how big football is over here. Every home game, the stadium is packed! And everyone is wearing Longhorn gear! It is a very nice environment and it feels even nicer to be a part of it!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: As a whole there isn't much drug usage on campus, and if there is UTPD is pretty good about handling the situation quickly. It really depends on who you hang out with, i've never heard of anyone doing drugs but i'm sure it's out there somewhere. I would say that drinking is the bigger issue.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: UT austin is such a large and diverse school you can find pretty much any stereotype on campus. As a whole no one really cares how you dress, the classes themselves are casual. If you are looking for a specific type of person you can find it here.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are plenty of options for all students. I did not live on campus so eating in the dining halls was expensive (although I could pay for the meal plan) but from what my friends were eating the dining hall food looked good. There are also non-dining hall options (like taco cabana-wendy's-etc) that are normal fast food prices.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: when you are a freshmen you can join a FIG (freshmen interest group) where you get assigned a mentor and have a close knit group of students in which you will have various classes together. Its a great way to meet new people.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Right across campus if what we call "the drag" which offers so many ethnic choices in food from mexican to vegetarian to asian to greek to plain old pizza. Then downtown is like 5 minutes away where there are food trailers on south congress and a variety of restaurants. the food is a little pricey though.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: depending on the people you hang out with determines your exposure to drugs. I personally have not seen an use of substance on campus jus signs saying drug/tobacco free zones. Im pretty sure at parties you will see drug and alcohol use .

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.


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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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