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Reviews 4363 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Occasional safety issues come up, but overall, it's very safe.

5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The girls at UT Austin are drop dead gorgeous. I go to class every day marveling at how much eye candy there is. With 50,000 students we have everything from Southern blondes to cute, artsy girls to bikini models. With year round warm weather, girls look good in what they wear as well, and I think on game days this is especially true. UT students are luckily also fairly liberal when it comes to sex and partying is a way of life here, if you want it to be.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The UT diversity is crazy. There is all types of races, ethnicities, and origins here. Sexual orientation is also really diverse here from gay to transgender to bisexual. Religious beliefs are very varied too and the number of different churches nearby reflects that. Finally, although Texas is mostly conservative Republicans, Austin is a liberal "island" and students at UT have a wide range of political beliefs.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel really safe on the UT campus. There are police "call for help"s everywhere, and UT Police does a good job of helping students out. Yes there was a "shooting" recently but UT Police, Austin Police, State Troopers, Highway Patrol, Sheriffs, Constables, and every police you could imagine were there within the hour. We are in the capital of Texas so we have 4 levels of police in the city. I feel truly very safe.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I love the convenience of living on campus! You make so many new friends, there are programs to educate you and help you socialize, and there is lots of free stuff :)

Also you can get up for class 5 minutes before your class begins and still be on time. There is in addition the benefit of having a meal plan and discounted meal dollars.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Austin is the greatest city in the US, hands down! As a partier, I love 6th Street and believe it has the best nightlife anywhere. All the bars are free for 21+ and people bar hop to get the best deals. People on 6th Street look really hot, and girls easily get free drinks. Students even have access to the "E-bus" which transports people from campus to downtown for free and includes puke bags. Midnight Rodeo is a wonderful country dance hall with lots of students. Music lovers can take advantage of being in the music capital of the world. Nature lovers enjoy 200+ parks, the scenic Lake Travis, camping, kayaking, floating the river, Barton Springs, and more. There are plenty of malls and shops for the shoppers, and intramural and varsity sports are obviously huge here. There is something for everyone!

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The gym at UT is excellent! There are more than 5 gyms on campus but the main one is Gregory. This 3-floor gym features weight rooms, treadmills, rock climbing, zumba, karate, kickboxing, aqua classes, yoga, indoor pools, outdoor pools including a sports pool, lap pool, and leisure pool; basically everything you could ever want is there including tent rentals and more! The cafeterias are delicious and have 2 all-you-can-eat places as well. Most importantly, the social scene at UT is unparalleled. There is always something to do and people here study hard, play hard. 6th Street is great on the weekend for bars, and our giant library is great for studying on weekdays.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Transportation is good on campus, and it will take you anywhere you want to go. However, one popular route known as "West Campus" is so popular there is usually no room on the bus during peak times. City transportation has its flaws but it's free for students to use. The best thing is the E-bus, which takes students from popular living areas straight to downtown free of charge and with puke bags on weekends, so we can avoid drinking and driving. The E-bus is always wild and an experience not to be missed.

5 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The weather at UT is simply amazing. You get over 300 days of sunshine a year and it hardly ever rains here. It is mid October now and we are still in the 80s. I did not wear a jacket last year until December (when the semester was over). If you enjoy year-long summer with times of winter to mix it up, the weather here is ideal. However if you want to take summer classes and can't stand 100+ heat, you may need to adjust. The temperature never goes above 110 though, and the low humidity makes the temperatures bearable. Just keep in mind that in the summer there is always the huge number of pools and Barton Springs available to students.

5 Recent Alumnus

Technology: The computers at UT are fast, easy to use, and easy to find. They are pretty much in every building and every school/college with discounted printing for students. There is also an IT desk that will help you with any technology issues you may have. The big library on campus is now open 24-5 so you can access it on weekdays at any time with a huge room full of computers. The campus internet is super fast and reliable as well.

1 College Junior

Parking: The permit is WAY TO EXPENSIVE! & there's no spots.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: No one talks to ANYONE who doesn't look like them.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The places around campus are wonderful. You get an excellent variety and they are within walking distance.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I am apart of the T.I.P. Scholars and I love having a group to always be there in every class. Whenever you need help your group members and mentors are always willing to be supportive.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have heard a lot of stories about the sororities and fraternities and it is not all good. We even got an email from the school showing that most of the greek houses participated in some sort of hazing.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The different varieties of foods found around the campus of UT are extremely diverse which makes this school a very nice school in gastronomic terms.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The ethnic level at UT is vastly high and acceptable. Everyone in here accepts one another very nicely regardless of their ethnicity.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The entire campus is connected to wi-fi, so if you are a student you can use your laptop anywhere. I rarely have connection problems, and even if you exceed your bandwith usage (which is hard) the connection is still fairly quick. My only complaint is you cannot set up printers to print wirelessly, but that is really not a big problem at all.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: In order to get into my Political Communications major easier than some, but harder than others. I had to fill out an application, and submit a personal statement and resume. While the process and required prerequisites were not in themselves difficult, I know Communications is growing in popularity and there will be a lot of competition.

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5 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs at the University of Texas are helpful and abundant. You can find a lab almost anywhere on campus, and the computers are fast and in great condition. The labs are always quiet and clean, and they're a great working environment, whether you're studying or trying to relax.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Alcohol- much more peer pressure than any other type of drug. I live in West campus, so Thursday-Saturday nights there are drunk frat boys walking around. Not so safe.

Marijuana- in my experience, very little peer pressure. Not visible unless you're in "that crowd"

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I've only heard of graphic design not being offered, but everything else is and there is a design institute in Austin.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not experienced any illness yet, but my friends have used their Healthy Horns service. It does save a lot of study time to go and seek professional help on campus.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is from different backgrounds, lifestyles, and countries! Even people that look simular turn out to be completely different. This is a great way to become open minded and meet all kinds of people.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: That atmosphere is extremely social and scholarly at the same time! There are thousands of events going on all year and new things to learn from each one.


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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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