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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Honestly, UT is the best. There may be some iffy parts, but for school's in Texas this is the one. The professors love what they do and want to share that knowledge with you. The students are easy to talk to, you just have to talk to them! So many options of activities that though it may make time and exploration, you will find the one for you.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UT has one of the best recruiting programs in the state, namely the McCombs school of Business. Trust me, you will get an internship or job.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The best two dorms are Duren and San Jacinto, they are the newest and both have private bathrooms. Duren is in the farthest northwest corner of campus, closer to West Campus, where as San Jacinto is on the farthest southeast edge of campus by the stadium. The main dining halls are in Kinsolving (by Duren) and Jester (by San Jac). Jester has Jester East and West, which are basically mega dorms and host the most kids. One thing to note is that the dorms with shared bathrooms are much more social than the ones with private, as those are treated pretty much like apartments. No matter where you live on campus, you will be happy with it, so don't worry! And if you do not get your first choice dorm upon housing assignments, just apply to be transferred and it will most likely happen (it happened to me)!

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Like sports, Greek Life here is relatively popular. Most of the sororities and fraternities have their members live at the house, however I am not sure it is totally required for all of them. Though they do venture out, they rend to be cliquish with one another. And if you want to party, there are plenty of other parties than the ones the Greek life throws; however, those are usually the easiest to discover. Non-Greeks are often referred to as GDIs, or "God Damn independents."

4 College Freshman

Athletics: People here love their sports, football is number one. But our volleyball team is great too! Lots of club sports as well as intramural to choose from, and the athletic facilities are available to every student (and they are really nice, too). A plus

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UT Austin is great. There is so much diversity among the students, tons of organizations to chose from, good food in the dining halls, and most importantly, great professors. Yes, you will occasionally have the professor that is not the best at teaching, but if you talk to them one-on-one you can tell they genuinely want to help you succeed and feel the passion they do about their subjects. The issue I have personally had is the fact the population is so large here, it makes it harder to feel like a person rather than a lost fish in the sea.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: On campus I feel very safe. I have walked late at night feeling like I would be okay. However, once off campus I tend to walk with at least a group of guy friends since i am a girl. There are a lot of homeless that come out at night which is very intimidating.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently stay at Duren. It is one of the newer dorms which I find to be one of the more spacious ones. They all come with a private or connecting bathroom which is nice because you get your own privacy. My RA's were very friendly and helpful when I had a situation going on in my housing. I am also close by the drag which has many of the popular shops and dinning. Overalll I've enjoyed my stay here.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Everywhere you walk you typically see a girl repping her soroity or a frat boy dressed in their attire. There are hundreds of parties thrown by the greeks ( but it is always better to know someone unless you want to pay a fortune) I have mixed feelings towards them since I know the good and bad of the personalities of these people. Some are honestly very sweet and down to earth, while others fit the exact stereotype given by society

3 College Freshman

Athletics: This year's football, was not the best to say. However, the school continues to bleed burnt orange. There are still many that come out to support our Longhorns in hopes to have a better season.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UT Austin is a huge school with numerous things to do. You can never find yourself bored with the abundance of opportunities. They majority of the people here are very nice. Classes are challenging and will make you hit the books, but you at least know everyone is doing the same. The atmosphere is filled with students that care about their education, but still continue to have a life and do fun activities in their free time.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is incredibly secure, it's the out of campus regions that can be a little more unsafe. On campus is always bustling with life from students going to late night classes to just taking walks. This allows people to feel more secure since there are always other people around, so any inappropriate conduct is difficult to engage in. Also in case of situation where there aren't people around there are little boxes that if pressed will immediacy dial the police. These boxes are placed at every block, so there are many all around campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They offer a wide variety of courses and have professors that are passionate about the subject to teach them. Most courses are available to all majors of students, although some have priority so that specific majors have first pick. All the professors are passionate about their subject, so the classes can be stressful and the workload can get overwhelming. The classrooms are large for the general classes and fairly average in size for the specific classes. There are a few professors that teach in a switched style classroom where they expect the student to know the subject matter before class so the information lectured will be similar to a review. This can be beneficial for some subjects cause it allows the information to be more thorough.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Since the University of Texas at Austin is considered a prestiges school in some rankings, it's easier to receive jobs after graduating form this university. Although part of that reason is because UT holds career fairs and strongly encourages students to be actively involved in them. Also, they offer jobs on campus for students who don't have transportation, but the application process can be time consuming and competitive. But overall, the UT community offers lots of opportunities for internships and other jobs that are related to the career path that the student is pursuing.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is convenient for classes and they offer decent food plans, but it's just they don't offer as much as you pay them for. The housing that is around campus proves to be cheaper than actually living on campus, but they don't come with the same amenities that on campus housing offers. Most of the dorms are only good to sleep in, if classes allow that, and the space is pretty cramped. Although the machinery can be faulty they still work it out especially since UT houses more students than it can handle. Other than the actually living environment the social atmosphere on campus is rewarding. It's easy to make friends and there's always activities happening so students always have something to do. Most people stay in Jester and San Jacinto which prove to be the better dorms especially since there is a lager student population living in both.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a major part of the University of Texas at Austin, there are a wide range of sororities and fraternities that students can participate in. Most are moderately difficult to enter on campus since they have a strict code and so forth but they are pretty accepting. They tend to throw more parties than offering services that help the community, but those are only the Greeks that have been there for a longer period of time. The housing for these groups are usually extremely expensive considering the housing opportunities that Austin offers.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not much of the athlete so I don't really know what's going on in the sport world of UT Austin. They have a decent football team and there is a decent amount of school spirit, it's just that in recent years the team hasn't been doing as well as they used to.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Texas at Austin holds many possibilities for the students that attend, and offer wide varieties of classes. This is helpful in allowing students to explore different avenues for a future career. Also, the staff and professors make the environment entertaining and fun to learn, which allows the students to stay engaged in the classrooms and motivated to further their learning experience. The only problem is that expense of living in Austin is financially burdensome, especially when added to the tuition cost. Due to this, other colleges may be better options but UT at Austin has better educational opportunities that I would like to further explore. I would most likely choose UT again if I had to go through the application process again.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are some professors that can be unique in their own way that make the students not always enojoy the lecture, but most of the professors are very nice, passionate about their field and they teach well/ We have a huge campus, faculty, student body so the number of courses and variety are enormous. Class sizes depend but it's mostly the lower division core classes that have like 300+ students but other than that they are mostly classes with 30~80 students.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: If you are planning to live in Texas, with the degree at UT Austin, you are all set/ Even at the national stage, UT is a pretty competetive school. In fact because of the recent economic growth in Texas with gas and businesses coming in, the Texas state government is getting alot of money. UT now ranks #4 college national for their budget in research and overall campus amenities(Harvard is #1). and what's more is it's growing even more. UT is building new buildings everyday all year. We are building new Med school from what I've heard.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campous

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: University of Texas at Austin is a very good school/ pretty competitive in many different fields of studies and very competitive athlete teams as well/ So there are alot you can do on campus and it's only about a mile away from downdown Austin so if you don't find anything interesting, which I doubt you won't cuz there are 50,000 students on campus, you can also go downtown and have fun there!! Depending on what type of person you are, you might not like the campus because it's so large. It can take 3~40 min to walk across the campus. But then again we have free bus for students with school IDs, running all over campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: not involved and really dont know

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: great school with many opportunities to take advantage of. for example, there are several learning centers available with professional, student tutors that are for free, drop in tutoring at several locations.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: great equipment available and trainers available

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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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