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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Never a Boring Night – No matter what kind of fun you like to have, you are never going to have a boring night in Austin. There are always parties going on near or on campus. You can always go to 6th street and their is a campus bus that takes you there and back. You can go out to eat or even go bowling on campus. There is plenty of things to do and Austin is a lively city.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Good but Overdone – When I first came to college, I thought the food was really good. However, you are going to be eating the same food over and over again. Jester City Limits is overpriced so your best option is to go to one of the buffet type dinning areas. Depending on the day, the food could be really good. If it's a bad day, there's always cereal.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses do their job right and always on time and on schedule.
Always free as long as you have your ID card on you, that includes the Metro City buses.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to eat off campus. Chipotle is very good. Love their burritos.
There is also a Kerby Lane cafe that always has great reviews. Lots of students go there.
Austin's Pizza is the absolute best. Hand made and everything. Great selections and never fails to please.
There are many other small shops like yogurt shops that are very good.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice. Very clean and the RA's are very helpful.
Not much activity in the San Jacinto Dorm but then again I lived on the top floor.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's College – The housing process was very easy, just be sure to turn everything in as early as possible! The competition for the nicer dorms is very competitive.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Easy Process – They were many scholarships to choose from and applying for those scholarships was very easy. However, scholarships were hard to come by if you were not in financial need.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Keep Austin Weird – Austin is a vibrant city that always has activities for you to go do. There's always places to go listen to live music and being active outdoors is also another big activity! It's awesome.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: The Best City – There is always something to do in and around Campus -- Whether that be going bowling at the Union, taking a ten minute bus ride to the beautiful Greenbelt south of campus, or enjoying the downtown and South Congress area.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshmen All Girls Dormitory – Kinsolving, a freshmen all girls dorm on campus had a great location between campus and West Campus, although the actual dorm itself wasn't the best. There was an awesome organization, KRHC that gave a great social atmosphere for the dorm and the food downstairs was the best on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: How Greek Interact With Non- Greeks – Greek life is not a do or die at UT. It is a personal decision that you make with your self. The Greeks do not talk down on you if you are not in fraternity or sorority. Anyone can be invited to their frat party without prejudice.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Looks and Dresses – Austin guys are very handsome and athletic. Some of them are also very daring. I saw this one guy who always goes to class in his unicycle and i am always scared for his life but beyond that everything and everyone are entertaining

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Area Attraction – Austin is the best city in texas and there are so much things to do. During the weekend anyone can take the bus, which is free for ut students, to sixth for the best party ever. Although Austin is lively, it is also crowded with very unique individuals. the sslogan "keep austin weird" is very befitting because that is exactly how austin does their thing.

3 College Junior

Weather: Dry & Humid – For the most part, it is dry and humid. However, it gets better after the afternoon is over and during the evening.

3 College Junior

Transportation: For me, I did not have trouble with public transportation because I used the buses which were free to UT students. Although, one may have trouble finding which bus goes where, but if you have the phone app with bus routes, it is easier for you.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Jester East – Jester has a reputation for being disgusting, but as far as I know, this only applies to Jester West. Jester East is newly renovated, and the rooms are clean, fairly spacious, and full of amenities. The dorms have an overall aura of cleanliness and efficiency, and there is no trace of smell in either the buildings or the dorm rooms. The bottom floor has a relatively small, average common area with comfy chairs and tables, and the Jester Dining Center is conveniently located right next to the building.

2 Recent Alumnus

Parking: UT is a fairly compact campus in a city, which means that parking is difficult to find. Parking on campus during work hours requires a parking permit, which are fairly affordable for a semester. Garage parking is also available; however, the semester price is rather steep and the daily rate is only an option on that rare occasion when you have no other option. Fines and ticketings are common and parking is monitored constantly. Towing is also a concern and runs about $200 to get your car back. However, the bus system works well and most places on campus are in walking distance.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Bleeding Orange – The athletics at UT are huge. The athletic teams and athletes are often some of the top in the nation and are always strong competitors in their sport. Just as important and big on campus is the student support for the teams. UT students are known for "bleeding orange" and you will never find a shortage of students with their "horns up". If NCAA sports aren't for you, the campus has a wide selection of IM and club sports ranging from quidditch to rock climbing with great facilities to support all your training needs!

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Walk Into Variety – UT Austin is largely a pedestrian campus. The variety and quantity of food options within walking distance to campus, especially on the drag, is great. Whether you favor organic, vegan, or traditional fast food, you can find a place near campus for you that is convenient and affordable.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Private Dorms – I was stupid enough to stay at Dobie (I stayed there for a volleyball camp in high school and though it was great). The roommate matching was HORRIBLE, the rooms looked like a prison cell, and the people were much more....interesting than I'm used to...

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The process of getting into the Journalism program wasn't too bad. t thought my application essay were pretty crappy but I guess my extracurriculars and high school achievements pushed me in a little bit? However, every time I tell someone I'm majoring in journalism they always respond with "Isn't that one of the hardest programs to get into?" Sorry, I guess I'm one of THOSE kids....

4 College Sophomore

Majors: So Far I Love the Journalism Program – Although I have only taken one journalism course at my university, I absolutely love it. Our academic advisors make sure that we are comfortable with our work load and on track for graduating in the amount of years that we want to.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Great Instructors – At the University of Texas at Austin the professors (those that I have had so far, at least) have been genuinely interested in my progress and understanding of the classes. As long as I show interest (which is not difficult, seeing as how I love all of the classes I sign up for) they are willing to help me in any way possible.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Everything Is on the Drag! Off-campus dining is available throughout Guadalupe Street which is right next to campus! The restaurants are very diverse ranging from Asian, Greece, Mexican, and American food! Though most of the restaurants very not good for your health, they are very delicious and worth taking away the stress from the college life.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Live Life With No Regrets! I am very happy at where I am standing. I am still in the process of waiting to get accepted to the Nursing Program at UT Austin. Yes, if I could do it all over again, I would in a heart beat. I did terrible my first semester due to my selfishness of wanting to go back home. My homesickness got the best of me. I regret it but I know all I can do is better improve myself and have pure dedication to my education. My goal is to becoming a nurse and help save lives!

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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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