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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses are always available before and after class. Also, the public transportation provided by the city is free to students and goes all over the city. Cars are not really needed but a good thing to have if long trips are going to be taken.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone looks good, is in shape, and healthy. They like to take care of themselves and most students are active on campus and in some kind of campus club.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid for me was very organized and easy. I received the aid I needed and all I had to do was click "accept" and it was deposited into my account.

11 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Plenty of things to do on campus, the drag is popular. The student centers are all brand new and have alot to offer, no matter what you are looking for

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Most facilites are brand new or have been newly renovated. All the athletic centers are state of the art. Some of the older halls near the main tower have bad ant problems but thats the only bad thing i have to say about the buildings on campus

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Lots of bus routes but the Austin bus system is not very efficient or easy to get used to. Austin is great for biking, given the bike lanes around campus and town. They also just introduced a late night shuttle system so people can get off campus safely at night.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Awesome. There are soooooo many bars in 6th street that opens at 7pm. The atmosphere just completely change!

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants out there! Go off campus and enjoy! The in campus foods tends to get old. I am only eating here because I have to spend my Dine-in Dollars!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Technology: Computers in the labs have the normal tools every student needs to be able to complete an assignment. They have microsoft office and internet access, at least, and depending on the building you are in they may include other tools

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's not bad at all. You barely smell marijuana on campus. Yes, you do smell bits of it when you go to ghetto communites like 5 miles off campus

10 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On campus I always feel safe, it's just when you venture off you have to be a little more careful. Usually there are enough people around that you don't have to worry.

16 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The shuttle on campus is pretty good and reliable. The transportation to other areas of Austin is okay, but it is nice to have a car.

17 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Parking: You can get a ticket in ten minutes if you're parked in the wrong place. Cops are incredibly vigilant. Besides that, it can be pretty hard to find a spot at times.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: SUCH good food here in Austin. Many types of restaurants (e.g. Mexican, Asian, etc.) with lots of options for those with food allergies. Great environment too!

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Food: There are quite a few options on campus, however, they're mostly fast-food. I've never eaten in the dining halls though.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: During the summer months and early fall, it is excruciatingly hot here in Austin. You can expect to sweat every time you step outside. But after that you can expect a BEAUTIFUL, but short fall, and a chilly but mostly moderate winter. It doesn't snow, and it doesn't rain that often, but when it DOES rain, it POURS. Classes are far apart, so invest in an umbrella and rain boots.

21 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I LOVE the off-campus dining options near UT. Austin has excellent food, and "The Drag" on Guadeloupe has an excellent variety of restaurants easily within walking distance of dorms and apartments on and off campus. The prices are pretty average, though a good amount of restaurants accept "Bevo Bucks," which is convenient if you have them. There are delicious ice cream places, fast food places, healthy/organic places, etc. It's really great.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Technology: There are a LOT of computer labs and libraries with computers that students have access to. You can purchase different levels of internet access, which has decent network speed, even at the lowest level (which is free if you live on campus). There are a lot of places to pay to copy and print, but I find it easiest to have your own laptop and printer.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you are in real need of financial aid UT Austin is great about granting need-based scholarships. They also provide academic-based scholarships for those students who really excel in school or in sports. I, personally, didn't receive any financial aid, but that doesn't change my opinion of UT's financial aid process.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: The Advertising program in the College of Communication is amazing. I love all my classes, and I can tell they're providing me with a wide base and understanding of the subject. I'm also in a Freshman Interest Group (FIG) so I have the same 20 people in four of my classes which is nice for study groups and just seeing familiar faces.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Weather: As a native Texan, I'm used to the "hot" weather. Campus actually feels really nice out normally, and many people will eat or study outside in shady spots. When winter comes around it shouldn't get too cold and it won't be for long, so if you like the warm and sunny with very little rain, Texas is the place!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Most of the food is delicious, although I'm not sure about the nutritional value and how healthy the ingredients are. This information is also not posted for easy access. Having a meal plan is really convenient when the cafeteria is close to or in your dorm.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Some people are not as friendly as I would hope, but there are still common holding the door open and occasional smiles between strangers.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Weather: It's really hot most of the time. When it's not hot it's really cold. It rarely rains. You'll probably sweat on the way to and on the way back from class, but it becomes pretty normal. It's just hot.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: If you want to go anywhere in downtown, you almost have to get a taxi or park on campus. Otherwise you have to pay a lot for parking.

7 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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