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Reviews 4374 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The different varieties of foods found around the campus of UT are extremely diverse which makes this school a very nice school in gastronomic terms.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The ethnic level at UT is vastly high and acceptable. Everyone in here accepts one another very nicely regardless of their ethnicity.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The entire campus is connected to wi-fi, so if you are a student you can use your laptop anywhere. I rarely have connection problems, and even if you exceed your bandwith usage (which is hard) the connection is still fairly quick. My only complaint is you cannot set up printers to print wirelessly, but that is really not a big problem at all.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: In order to get into my Political Communications major easier than some, but harder than others. I had to fill out an application, and submit a personal statement and resume. While the process and required prerequisites were not in themselves difficult, I know Communications is growing in popularity and there will be a lot of competition.

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5 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs at the University of Texas are helpful and abundant. You can find a lab almost anywhere on campus, and the computers are fast and in great condition. The labs are always quiet and clean, and they're a great working environment, whether you're studying or trying to relax.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Alcohol- much more peer pressure than any other type of drug. I live in West campus, so Thursday-Saturday nights there are drunk frat boys walking around. Not so safe.

Marijuana- in my experience, very little peer pressure. Not visible unless you're in "that crowd"

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I've only heard of graphic design not being offered, but everything else is and there is a design institute in Austin.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not experienced any illness yet, but my friends have used their Healthy Horns service. It does save a lot of study time to go and seek professional help on campus.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is from different backgrounds, lifestyles, and countries! Even people that look simular turn out to be completely different. This is a great way to become open minded and meet all kinds of people.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: That atmosphere is extremely social and scholarly at the same time! There are thousands of events going on all year and new things to learn from each one.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: They really do take health and safety as a number one priority. We get texts if there is anything going on in the immediate vacenity. they have germx everywhere. the recent incident makes me give them a b+ because they could of had us evacuated a little sooner than they did. other than that i havent had an issue.

2 College Junior

Parking: You have to purchase a parking permit for $700, and you can only park in certain areas.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys are pretty friendly although a lot seem to be antisocial not wanting to interact. The girls are pretty friendly and are very cute as well. However there reliability differs greatly as it's hard to get a reliable study group going with people. But overall there are a lot of diverse people between genders so everyone can find someone to relate to.

2 College Freshman

Technology: There's a lovely computer lab in one of the buildings around the Tower. However, it's a good walk if you live on the outskirts of campus. There are three good printers there, priced moderately. Any other places to print are useless, the one at my dorm, for example, nobody at the front desk knows how to use. I think it's almost better to simply save up some money and split the cost of a cheap printer with your roomate/group of friends.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I love the biochemistry program in the College of Natural Sciences. I have excellent professors who are truly willing to help the students. I am also involved in undergraduate research, and it is very easy to approach a professor and ask them for a research opportunity. Honors courses in biochemistry and any natural sciences are significantly more challenging than regular courses, but it is doable. Honors courses will help you have a better understanding of the material. This is especially good if you are a pre-med student.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have an awesome football team and school spirit.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I think people think of Texas as just republican, closed off and redneck. However, the diversity in food is equaled by the diversity of students. There really is some of everything here in Austin if you will just take the time to look and ask.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Texas so it's hot often. On the flip, that means there's plenty of eye candy for everyone. Casual wear and athletic wear are kind of the norm daily and those wearing it use it and look good in it

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are all kinds of people on this campus. Just today walking from the Drag back to the theatre building I saw and enjoyed numerous cultures and their, art, music and just the people. Not only are people with differences accepted here, it seems like we seek each other out to further our understanding of other cultures as well as enrich our personal experiences and sensitivity

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Austin is full of things to do and places to go. If the school isn't hosting an event or a club, there are bars and restaurants for all tastes, to say nothing of an active social environment. But, it gives you everything without the feel of a superlarge city, like Atlanta. There's no mistaking Austin for a small town, but you don't feel overwhelmed.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of different places to choose from that's off-campus, but conveniently close. If you want to venture a little further, there's downtown Austin where there's tons of great food.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: I honestly do not use the computers very often at UT, because I have a laptop. When I do, I find that the network is very reliable and everything that I need such as printing is available.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: With over 40,000 students at UT, it is safe to say that there's quite a bit of diversity on campus. There doesn't seem to be any challenges in regard to ethnic/racial diversity, economic background, political beliefs, religion, or sexual orientation because EVERYONE is welcome to express and share their beliefs if they want to.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I haven't investigated the gyms much but there is definitely a lot of support for athletics here. Anywhere you go in Texas, even the country, people are sporting the Texas Longhorn burnt orange, and on campus the sentiment is even stronger. Whether it's volleyball, football, or another sport, people turn out in high volumes to support the team.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Walking around campus, you're bound to hear students on cell phones speaking different languages. The school recruits students from across the globe, and teachers too. The student organizations on campus reflect this too, as their are plenty of diverse options in religious, ethnic and sexual orientation groups. We don't discriminate in Austin, and we don't ride horses to class either. Welcome to the most liberal part of Texas!


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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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