YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 4345 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

{{ error }}
close
3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Its a great school, but the workload can be stressful, best to balance work and fun!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining on campus is great. There are so many options to accomodate your needs. If you're a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free there are options for you. The cafeterias around campus all differ but they are all great. Some are even buffet style. It is cheaper to eat at the bufffet cafeteria. And if you get tired of eating at campus, there are a myriad of places to eat that are not related to campus dining. "The Drag", which is Guadalupe St, offers a lot of options to eat with different prices and menu options. Or even if you are on the run, there are little food carts all over campus where you can get something to eat very cheaply.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are a myriad of choices to fit your desires. If you want a more upscale dorm then you will have to pay more, but if you don't the dorms have pretty good quality. For a freshman the best option will be Jester West/East because everything is around Jester. Jester has its own cafeteria, two by the way, the tutoring center is on the third floor and some people even take classes there. Jester is very social because it is so big. Jester West/East both house around 1500 students each. The rooms are good. They are spacious enough to fit your stuff, you have a desk and chair area. Last year I had a connecting bathroom and it was great. This year I have community bathroom and is great as well. It gets cleaned daily so you don't have to deal with that.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Weather: hot in the summer, but beautiful mild fall and winters

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They're good for parties and networking if your major is anything other than Architecture. I'm not in a sorority, but I have lots of Greek friends who don't care or make it a big deal.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Austin has great food for great prices! I never get bored of what I'm eating.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Greek Life: There is a lot of Greek life but they're not as important as it's seen on TV. A lot of people join but it's such a big school there is a lot more stuff that is important and that people can get into so if you're not in a sorority it's alright. And there are so many of them available you're likely to get into one. There are Greeks that tend to think they're better than others but unless you're closely related to them you won't know it. There are frat houses and sorority houses (the latter can hold like 80 girls).

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Parking: If you're parked at a certain garage they'll move you during game days despite the fact you're paying hundreds of dollars to use it. And make sure you get there early because it can get packed really fast. And the cheap one is on the other side of the earth of course.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: They're is always something going on. I come from a town where it is quiet by like 9:00 during school nights and here it's still alive at 2am. Almost like amini New York. It was Tuesday and there was this bar that was just live and I asked my friend "is it always like this?" and she was like, "yeah, half priced drinks." There's always a party, or a gathering, and there's always something to do, even on a Tuesday.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Technology: I've never had to wait for a computer in the library. Computer labs are often not crowded when I use them or am just passing by. I've had very few problems with the network and it's pretty reliable all over the place even near the streets when I suddenly need to look up something so I know whether to go home or head back and talk to a teacher or make a phone call before something closes. It has good speed and you can depend on the printers that are around. The PCL is really big and pretty efficient when it comes to that. I hardly used my computer last year because I went to the Library so much. People have computers with them all over campus though because it's nice to have your own and not have to worry about using one when it comes to it and you can carry it with you.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I didn't receive much notification of my financial aid but when I finally did it didn't take a long time for it to process.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I feel like the classes are rigorous enough, but I am still in high school. There are those students who clearly do not belong in a certain class but are. The only difference is that they are wasting MY time and MY money.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are a lot of housing options at UT. The most popular place to live is Jester, but I would not recommend living there if you don't like being around a lot of people. Off campus housing is very popular for upperclassmen, but for freshman there are tons of options for housing. The cost of living on campus can be expensive because of the convinience and the mean plans.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: We are given BevoBucks, which can be used all over campus for food, groceries, and such. Dining dollars are used at the campus dining halls. There are tons of options for food! There are cafes, cafeterias, dining halls, etc. They all have salads, chicken, sandwiches, pizza, snacks, hamburgers, pretty much anything! It is definitley easy to avoid the freshman 15 here at UT.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: It is not the best but i hear it is pretty good and variety

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Academics: I'm a public health major in the college of natural sciences. Being an underclassman in CNS is really frustrating, with lectures of 400-500 that are designed to be 'weed out' classes. However, after persevering through the intro classes, being a public health major is WONDERFUL. The faculty are all excellent, and there are a variety of concentrations to choose from, and they're all interesting. Dr. Taylor, one of the main public health professors, is particularly excellent.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Food: There are several cafeterias on campus to choose from and they're OK, but there are also restaurants in the union and off campus that take dining dollars. That really boosts both the quality and quantity of options

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greeks Aren't the Center of Attention – Greek life is common but not the standard for a UT student. Yes, there are several hundred kids in sororities and fraternities, but it is not the norm and no one looks down on you for either being in one or not being in one.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is a nightmare, both on and near campus. There are garages on campus to park in, but passes for them are outrageously expensive. At orientation, you are repeatedly told not to bring your car. It really is a hassle, but if you can get an apartment that includes parking, it's convenient. Public transport works very well though.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The base level meal plan is definitely enough to get you through the year so DON'T UPGRADE! The food in the dorms is pretty bad, but there are some pretty decent places on the Drag and at the SAC that aren't too expensive. Live off campus and make your own food - cheaper and better for you.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing at UT can be a real hassle to find. A lot of students who live off-campus live in West Campus. There are a lot of nice places here, but it's expensive. I've also had bad experiences with the big corporate apartments such as The Block, The Quarters, etc. so I really suggest finding a realtor who can find you an independently leased apartment owned by people who live in Austin. You have to really dig deep to get good deals around here.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I have more fun at parties in other people's apartments than I do at frat parties. When you party with your friends its just better. If your going downtown definitely be over 21. Or at least have a fake. Your best time is to just hang out at a friends apartment though.

4 College Junior

Technology: The computer lab in the digital art building is pretty decent. There are mac computers and they run pretty fast and its easy to get work done. The computers in the library are also fine. The only downfall is that it can get crowded on the first floor of the PCL. Other than that, its ok.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The University Of Texas at Austin has some of the no 1 sports teams. Our football team is more recognized. When we go big we go big. Burnt orange is the best color ever. We are totally proud of them...hook 'em!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: You can find what your looking for here if your just patient enough and keep searching. Sure your first semester you might have a roommate you may not like ect, yet its your first semester. Each one gets better as you meet more people.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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!

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At University of Texas - Austin

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!