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Reviews 4733 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school. It equips you in any area you want to specialize in, and prepares you with several essential skills that anyone needs in any work place. While there are several ways to get involved and have fun here as well, this is not an easy school by any means. Even the simpler majors such as education or fine arts require dedication and studying. I think of the quote "whatever you are, be a good one" for UT's graduating students. There are many prestigious programs here, such as the business school and natural sciences, but no matter what you study, you will provided access to endless opportunities and tools that allow you to pursue your passions.

Being in the middle of Austin, Texas is also hands down an advantage for a college student. We are just a couple of blocks away from the Texas State Capitol, which I know allows students to intern with them beginning their freshman year. There are so many fun places to explore when you have the time that are in walking distance. The bus systems into the city are excellent and I have gotten used to and actually prefer walking to most places. There are several big businesses in Austin and is a great place to live in after you graduate.

There is something for everyone here, no matter your background or belief system. All you have to do is find out where you want to invest yourself!

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors really care about the students and they are very passionate. There are a variety of classes that you can take even if they don't relate to your major. Students have to work hard to keep their grades up, but there are a lot of resources on campus to help with studying and time management.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Health and Safety on campus is great and there are a lot of resources.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Every class I've had had been very interesting even if wasn't related to my major.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a prestigious university and recognize around the world.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Texas is truly massive. It is impossible to understand the implications of attending a school with this many students before arriving. However, with its great size comes many opportunities. There is a myriad of clubs and activities across the Forty Acres. The professors are great and the TA's are benefit everyone.

Supposedly seeing an albino squirrel before finals is good luck. They have eluded me thus far, but I remain optimistic!

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is generally okay.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Amazing school with very great professors.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The bathrooms were always clean!

5 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm part of a fraternity and it's a great experience

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I had no issues with admissions

4 College Senior

Athletics: I've never been apart of the sports but it's fun to cheer on and the facilities are great!

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There were many resources given to us regarding this topic, however I'm not sure if many people always remember about it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Joining clubs has honestly helped me make so many new friends and make adjusting to college so much easier. I only came to UT with 5 friends from high school and a couple of acquaintances from extracurriculars. They were involved in certain clubs which I immediately joined and loved.

As for course, it was interesting adjusting to lecture styles and large class sizes. Honestly I have just made the best of the situation even if the professor wasn't the best.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many employers recruiting on campus and EXPO is a very large event where recruiting happens. Companies may also send recruiters now and then to certain clubs meetings to talk about their company and this provides a much more personal experience.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Many white Greek groups are seen as very snobby and annoying.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The amount of noise in DKR Stadium on game day is absolutely insane. You don't realize how many people are in the stadium until you hear the amount of noise the fans can make. It's absolutely amazing.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Honestly this first semester has been quite wonderful. There's so many people to meet on campus and everyone is generally willing to strike up a casual conversation with you. Even if you're just in line waiting for a test or lunch, you can get involved in meeting someone new.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are police boxes all over campus, so if you feel unsafe you can just call help at one. There's a program on campus that if you call/text then they'll send someone to walk with you. Police are on campus and they patrol the campus and the dorms. I feel pretty safe on campus, but as a female I don't feel comfortable walking alone at night.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses are extremely diverse, there are strictly academic classes, physical education classes, and fun classes. If you don't like small classes, there are huge classes. If you don't like huge classes, there are little classes. Professors don't all have the same format of teaching - so you're never bored. All the classes I took were taught by people who loved what they taught and asked the best of us.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a English major, there are plenty of careers that I can go into if I work to get my doctorate. UT wants to make sure their students can get jobs/internships because it helps their alumni network. Our alumni network is very fulfilled and even at my mother's job there are people who graduated UT. There's a career center, I believe in the Jester Center.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For the space I am currently residing in, it is not worth what I'm paying. Jester West is okay. Social atmosphere is okay, there are plenty of events that occur in the lobby that can be really fun. And it's connected to the dining area so you don't have to walk outside like Jester East to go get your food (easier to get that freshman 15 though!). Housing process was easy and not a hassle.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I haven't attempted to really get to know Greek life, myself but the stories you hear around campus are pretty outrageous. There are some very tame ones and Christian/religion ones. But there are some that are very strange, party-obsessed ones that have bad reputations. It all depends on the sorority/fraternity you choose though.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I didn't choose my school for athletics, but it is UT. Football! Football! Football! The campus will be crowded on game days, so if you own a car you will have to move it or you'll get towed - even if you have a permit for your garage. The school is very involved and it revolves around sports. Now that doesn't mean of course that you'll get excused from class to tailgate or anything, but know that the school is very big on sports.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are plenty of freshman opportunities and activities to participate in. My school is unique because it's really big, but makes sure there are plenty of small communities so that you don't feel alone. I would still choose my school if I did it all over again, but I would definitely put more of an effort to join clubs and organizations.


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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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