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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options for off-campus housing. A lot of people turn to West Campus, but there's also Riverside and other options. I just signed my lease for an apartment that's only 4 blocks away from campus with a decent price per month. There are lots of apartment options in West Campus and there's also many frat and sorority houses. There's also free realtors that help you find what you need.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: On campus housing is great and really convenient. I live in Jester West and even though it may be old, it's going to be renovated for next fall and everything is right there. There's two dining halls, Wendy's, pizza place, Jester Java coffee shop, the Sanger Learning Center, and a bunch of study lounges. I've had a great time living on campus and it makes getting to class so much easier, even one of my classes is in Jester.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is the live music capitol of the world and there is so much culture and diversity everywhere you go. There is so much to do that the possibilities are endless. Tons of great restaurants on the "drag", lots of attractions like the Texas State Capitol, Barton Springs Creek, etc. Nightlife is great, lots of clubs and bars downtown, and there's always a concert going on, and there's parties every weekend. People here are very accepting of others and don't judge.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The University conducts emergency siren tests monthly (not sure what they're actually designed to be used for though). Campus police are a noticeable presence, but mostly seen writing parking tickets. There are blue-lit boxes all around campus with emergency buttons/phones to contact the UTPD. I don't normally walk alone at night on campus so I'm not sure how safe it is to do that, but I'd imagine it'd be fine since there are a gazillion people all the time everywhere you are in the UT area.

4 College Senior

Academics: I am in the Graduate program in the School of Journalism, studying New Media. The curriculum is based in the fundamentals of traditional journalism but with an added emphasis on how to effectively use new media technologies to be a successful communicator in the digital age (or, simplified: Internet journalism). My courses are very interesting and class sizes are small, which allows for a lot of focused academic and personal development. I've had a TA in almost every class of my three semesters in the program so far (four semesters total). Only complaint about the curriculum is that I had to retake some of the basic, fundamental Journalism courses (ex: Media Law and Ethics) which was repetitive for me since I have an undergrad degree in Journalism. I understand their reasoning for including such classes in the degree requirements because not everyone in the program studied Journalism, and those are definitely important subjects to cover.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: They have a good amount of laptops and computers in libraries and in computer labs. They also allow you to rent laptops or electronic devices if you need one in the FAC. The wifi and the speed is pretty great and it's free, all you have to do is to sign in with your id and password. However the printing on campus only allows you to print if you have bevo bucks or pay for it unless you are willing to walk all the way to the libraries. But there are printers in dorms so that is a huge help and you just need to bring your own paper.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Since it's the city of austin, the parking can be pretty crazy and since if you are a freshmen you will be put at the bottom and get the worst one. For the permits are pricy and the wait-list to get a parking permit takes forever. But many students typically don't drive here, they tend to ride the UT buses or the metro, ride their bike/motorcycle/motor scooter or walk. Here there's so much to do and its nearby to everything. The parking for the dorms is really really expensive and the waitlist takes forever as well.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Students are always nearby on campus and there's police boxes everywhere and even some students/professor would walk back with you to a place at night. I never felt unsafe and I am a girl where I have walked alone at night but never felt in way that I would get attacked or so. The cops are nearby always and it's right at the core of the university so its hard for something bad to happen since people are "always" around, walking and so on. The campus security are helpful and even would wait and drive/walk you back to your dorm at night if you don't feel safe either way.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There's a lot of bike thefts, anyone can tell you that. But personal safety wise, UT's great. I'm a girl, and while I'm always cautious, I feel really comfortable walking across campus at night. There are police call boxes everywhere, we have a SafeWalk program for nights, the campus has its own police, the campus police text you when something happens, it's great.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Quality and variety are decent. A lot of places accept Bevo Bucks, so that's a plus. There's a delicious vegetarian asian place, Veggie Heaven, that anyone loves. Some places are a bit pricy, but nothing really bad at all. Ming's used to be my favorite, but it's gone now. Everyone loves Kerbey Lane though. 24/7.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Though football has been better than this season, UT is absolutely known for their athletics, and the students take a large part in that.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I got into the College of Natural Sciences at UT, and from what I've been told this can be difficult. I did not apply as a freshman however, I applied as a transfer student being that I already have an associates degree in nursing.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There's all sorts of guys at girls at UT, many are just very young.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The University of Texas at Austin is known for having tremendous academics, and I agree. The professors are all incredibly knowledgable and very interested in teaching their students what they know.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am very satisfied with my education thus far, however I wish there were more options for non-traditional students when it comes to scheduling classes.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are many restaurants to go to and places to see off campus. If you have a car, ir is much easier for travel purposes.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I am undeclared but your academic advisors are very supportive. They will also help you find a career counselor if you feel like you have no idea what to do and what you like!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You need to look for an apartment by the end of your first semester, they definitely go fast. West campus is pretty pricey, but worth it because it is closer.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: These places are fun to hang out and reasonable prices!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I was nervous about going to such a big school at first. But there are so many opportunities. I was just accepted into the Masters program for accounting. Being a part of the number one accounting school in the nation instills so much pride. Know that you are a part of a great school, makes the harder classes feel worth it.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: WELCOME TO AUSTIN TEXAS! Tacos, Tex-Mex, Asian food, Burgers and of course BBQ! Restaurants are everywhere and always delicious. Fuzzy's Tacos is always amazing if you're in the mood for some tacos and Kerby Lane is infamous for its breakfast food and being open 24 hours! It is so easy to get around this city, but if you're not one to venture, no worries, those two I just mentioned are right near campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Campus strictness can be annoying to some who break the rules and get caught, but all you have to do is 1. not break the rules of the law or 2. not get caught. People get approached by police when walking home if they're stumbling all over and cant stand up alone, they obviously seem drunk. But in another way, this is good because it keeps our campus safe and clean.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports at UT are obviously a HUGE deal, especially in the fall with football, HOOK'EM! But other clubs and IM sports are very popular too. I play water polo on the women's club team and I've made so many friends and I get to work out doing the sport I love. We even get to practice in the Texas Swimming Center which is amazing!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are so many dorms to choose from and most of them are great, but the meal options are not the greatest. If you get stuck in Jester West, run for your life! Jester East isn't so bad, and the other smaller dorms are all pretty good. Living on campus is such a plus, so take advantage of the dorms. APPLY EARLY!

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys range from the normal Southern Boys to city boys to hipsters. I would say Southern Boys/rednecks are the smallest percent though. The girls are very attractive and there are plenty of options to pick from here. The most attractive are usually involved in greek life though. Most look for casual dating/hook-ups from what I've experianced.

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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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