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5 College Freshman

Local Area: I really love it here, Austin is a great city. There are people from all over, truly a weird, diverse place. The first place where I have really felt that I fit in.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really go to parties but I hear about them all the time: dry or not, they are not hard to find if you look hard enough.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: Everyone is nice and helpful so far.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Really hard to get money.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are excellent, my teachers were excellent. The classes were hard but not impossible.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Your wallet will take a pounding.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really know much about it, all I hear is it is nearly impossible to get into unless you have a legacy.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Relatively safe, but you should still be smart. Nothing has happened to me, but maybe I am just lucky.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Watch your wallet, and the scale.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is nice, safe, however way overpriced.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Saturdays in the fall completely revolve around football games, especially since Austin has no pro sports teams. Lots of school spirit and if you don't like football you will probably feel left out.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: Engineering- very competitive, heavy workload, but completely worth the degree. UT works hard to ensure its students get internships and as a petroleum engineer, the starting salary for UT grads is $100k.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Non-Greeks typically view Greeks as snobby, but there are very few Greeks that are actually rude. Very involved with philanthropies.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Tons of music events, especially ACL and SXSW. There are no pro sports teams in Austin, so pretty much everyone is a UT football fan.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most students live in the area west of campus known as "West Campus." It's pretty much exclusively college students and within walking distance to campus (5-25 minute walk to class). Most Greek houses are in West Campus. It is pricey (usually about $900-$1000/month for a single bedroom). Students who cannot afford this typically live in Riverside, which is less safe, NOT in walking distance, and the commute can be pretty bad, but the rent is much cheaper. West campus is pretty safe- typically only alcohol related incidents- nothing that you wouldn't find in a typical college city.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: Out of state students are almost always given a scholarship. Mine was only $2,500/yr (out of state tuition is like $36,000/yr) but every bit helps.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus police are very helpful. Austin has a huge homeless population, so there are constantly people being issued with criminal trespass warnings but it's rarely ever a safety concern to students.

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5 College Junior

Scholarships: Keep your grades up and you get what you need!

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's SO EXPENSIVE, but too worth it to pass up. Tip: roommates save your bank account.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Football game tailgates are a must every season, all other sports teams are so hyped as well. I think we have a good fan base for all sports, school related and intramural!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I get pretty nervous about my personal safety while walking on the drag and through west campus, but other than that it's mostly fine (during the day).

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Austin is a great city! There's always something to do!

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College Junior

Campus Housing: I never lived in campus housing.

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College Junior

Administration: It's all pretty laid back, just do what you need to do.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: There's almost always something to do every night of the week, but I don't recommend going out every night of the week if you'd like to keep your GPA up.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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