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Reviews 4938 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is expensive at UT Austin, but the convenience of living on campus, with several dining options and the Drag across from campus make up for the cost. Each dorm on campus has it’s own vibe or personality. The Jester dorms for example are more social, many people meet in the lounges to hang out, whereas Roberts or Prather are more quiet and studious. When I lived on campus I stayed in Roberts. I loved living there, the old style of architecture added so much charm.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: For an incoming freshman, their financial aid packages are more generous and give students the incentive to stay. A word of caution: after freshman year, some of the scholarships that were given for being a first year are not given again and, based on my experience, your financial package drops. While I still managed to survive, just keep in mind your expenses.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Campus food is generally pretty good, but it eventually becomes the same food everyday and you do get tired of it after a while. If dining in the halls has tired you out, the Drag on Guadalupe offers an immense variety of restaurants with various different types of foods. A portion of your meal plan can be used to dine in many of these restaurants; all of which range from Mexican to Chinese to Greek to Indian to just good ol' style pizza. Try some new places out and spice up your dining lifestyle every now and then.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: I lived on campus for two years and I always had plenty to choose from. Even if you get bored with the food from the many dinning halls, there is plenty of other restaurants on Guadalupe street that are incredibly diverse and ( a big plus) in walking distance!

4 College Senior

Diversity: UT is a wonderful mix of people from all backgrounds. Being in a more liberal Texas city means diversity is often celebrated. The University also brings in a lot of foreign students who bring new and interesting perspectives.

2 College Senior

Parking: If you live on campus, it's easy enough to get around without a car. Thanks to limited campus housing, however, most students don't. Austin has a decent public transit system, but you still probably need a car if you live off campus. Student parking on campus is a hassle though. The lots are far away from everything. You're better off getting an apartment on a bus route and riding in. If you want to park on campus in the evenings though when spaces open up you're still going to need a permit.

4 College Senior

Administration: UT is fairly relaxed about what you can and can't do on campus, but every school has its limits. We're a smoke free campus now, and the campus cops will arrest you if you try to streak of swim in the fountains, but within reason they're pretty easy going.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: The athletic centers on campus are up to date and always clean. The student centers recently just went under construction and are modern with great food choices and lots of seating areas. Film committee puts on free movies for UT students weekly!

4 College Junior

Technology: Pretty good up to date computers for the engineering labs. Printing is usually very easy and free depending on your major. The wireless speed is so fast on campus. WiFi is available all over campus.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Obviously "Keep Austin Weird" keeps the atmosphere very funky and there is always something to do in Austin! The trailer food scene is amazing and shopping is eclectic. You can find something for everyone in Austin.

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking is limited because the school is located right in the middle of the city. Garage parking is really the only type of parking that is offered close to campus, unless you live near campus in an apartment. Permit costs can be in the hundreds for both commuters and on-campus residents. There is not really a need for a car if you're living on campus because most everything is within walking distance and the public transportation system in Austin is pretty good.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life so I can only tell you how I view them as not being a part of them. The majority of people in Greek life are really only there for the partying. You can definitely get by without ever being in a fraternity or sorority. I will say that the service sororities and fraternities are pretty good. They focus on community instead of partying.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There is always something going on to get the students involved. I enjoy many of the events the campus holds and the different orgs.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a variety of people at UT, who are also smart and happy. I don't feel judged and I like meeting the people there

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: The school/city provides a free bus from campus/west campus to downtown. One of the best bar scenes I've ever experienced.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: UT basically has almost every field of study you could want.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food is best at Kinsolving, but still not great. Would have loved to see more Organic options. I appreciate the variety of choices though! And LOVED the ice cream machines!

4 College Freshman

Academics: UT has on of the top business schools nationally. I know other programs are also recognized. Professors have experience on the field and love interacting with students. Some classes are small and heavy on group work. You can choose to travel abroad, and the business school has study areas just for business majors. Coursework can be heavy on occasion.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a good amount of financial aid. The process was easy, and if you have any problems the financial office staff is very helpful.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The business school has been nationally recognized and it is one of the top programs offered. There is a lot to do in Austin, culturally, the music scene is amazing as well the movie scene. The night life is vibrant here, and you can always find something to do. Campus also has things gone on very often, and lots of free food as well as shirts. The school is beautiful and the tower is amazing.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Public buses are free for students. There are college shuttles that go around/through campus as well as city buses. They are free and have good schedules for the most part.

4 College Junior

Academics: Most professors are great. There's a heavy work load though. Some upper-level classes are hard to arrange because there is only one section available. Most classes make you think and are very good at broadening your horizons.

3 College Senior

Transportation: The transportation at and around UT via the UT Shuttle Buses is top-notch.
However, Austin public transport leaves much to be desired (ex: train).

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: All public buses are free with UT student ID. They don't come that much often, but I guess it's still good enough to travel around Austin. If you know your bus' schedule, it will be fine.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Ut Austin is amazing! Jester has its own mixed opinion. They're renovating Jester East right now, and designing Jester West next year! The social atmosphere is good. San Jac seems to be very quite but the Jesters are very sociable.


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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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