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4 College Junior

Local Area: City Livin – UT Austin is located so close to downtown that there's plenty to do. There are things like South Congress which has a lot of original eateries and shops, as well as 6th Street for the nightlife. All students can ride the bus to and from these and many other locations for free! During football season, every weekend is about Longhorn football. I definitely recommend going to games as they are a lot of fun! There's really so much you could do in Austin that I know I'm forgetting about a lot of things to type about...

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: Nothing Special, Eat at the Buffets – So, it's pretty standard. It doesn't have the amazingness that SMU has. Theirs is the best one I've seen ever; however, it does the job. The common mistake students make is eating at Jester all the time. Don't do it. You'll waste all your "BevoBucks" very quickly. Try eating at the buffets. They're cheaper and you can stuff your face more. Don't be the one who wastes their meal plan in one semester...

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Awesome but I'd Go Elsewhere – I love it here. I've met so many amazing people and a handful of great teachers. However, I regret not going to a more dominating film program in California. If I could do it all over, I'd have applied more places there. However, social life is not a worry here. Greek Life is explosive, Austin is always live, and there's SERIOUSLY always something to do. You'll have lots of fun and make some mistakes just remember why you're here, to eventually graduate!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Cheap and Local – If you live in west campus you have a variety of close food places to choose from. The best part is that it reigns from a large selection of local places that have a great range in diversity to your large chains of fast food.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Football Is King – Football is king in the South and that is no different here at the University of Texas. During football season your weekends will revolve around football games.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It's been hit or miss. generally during the regular year (spring-fall semesters) scholarships from the university are given on a rare basis despite their huge endowment (3rd largest in the country behind harvard and yale). However, in the summer they give summer school scholarships like candy

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5 College Junior

Technology: Who Uses Them – Honestly if you own your own laptop why use them, but none the less the computer labs generally receive high usage. Don't know why.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Lots of Options – the food is pretty good, and there are plenty of dining halls across campus, as well as fast food joints in the union that you can use your bevo bucks with, and the drag on Guadalupe offers other great restaurants that also accept bevo bucks. The dining on campus offers great variety, and many options, the halls differ alot between the different dorms, so that gives you easier ways to change things up.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek life at UT Austin is definitely a drawing factor to those interested in joining it in college. I personally could care less, and I'll admit it was difficult to meet people, particularly other girl friends, who weren't a part of a sorority, and obsessive over it. There are many other organizations that kind of mimic the greek groups, like texas sweethearts and the hell raisers and the iron spikes, etc. You can also definitely enjoy the greek parties without having to be a part of a sorority or frat though. In short, greek life is big at UT Austin, but it doesn't have to be your thing to enjoy your time there.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: I believe its a multiple culture community in UT. Some are hot, some are cozy, and some are plain.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The process is pretty OK and smooth, just need more budget to Texas.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Better to Get a Car – Their are over 10 routes of shuttle to campus. It is really convenient for apartment, for dining, or for groceries. Most important, the shuttles are all for free. How about in the campus? Don't worry. Its great to walk in the campus, the scenery is lovely and attractive, most of the students are lively, I never feel bored hanging around. The only problem is harder to visit downtown from school, for the metro transportation, its affordable but also takes long time to wait and travel out.

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5 College Senior

Academics: Amazing, and Help Is Always Available – The professors here are amazing, so don't take your teacher for granted and don't be intimidated either. Help is always available so take advantage of your resources (i.e. teacher, TA's, and peers.)

1 College Senior

Scholarships: Process Is Lengthy and They Don't Get Back to You Timely – The scholarships at UT are hard to come by and often take an extremely lengthy process. If you can get scholarships from outside of UT i suggest you do so.

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3 College Senior

Technology: Labs Sometimes Crowded – The labs are great but they do get crowded around finals time. It also sucks that you have to pay for printing. Its better to just have your own computer and printer if you can. But the labs will get the job done.

5 College Senior

Local Area: The atmosphere here is amazing. There is always something to get into and i think UT is really good at that. There are so many on campus organizations to get involved with and there are so many off campus activities.

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3 College Senior

Majors: I would say marketing is an up and coming major/career field that is gaining popularity. There are various opportunities to intern in a position like this. Most internships aren't paid but i still think they are helpful, you definitely gain experience. I had no troubles finding an internship, you just have to be willing to work hard, and sometimes for free.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Excellent Food Selection – There are a lot of dining options at UT. Besides from the ones on campus the campus is at the heart of downtown so you can see restaurants and places to eat everywhere you go. Inside campus, there are different fast food chains so selection of food is plenty.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: First Come, First Serve – Need to apply early!! You will need to apply for FAFSA as soon as possible and also, there is a separate scholarships application that you will need to fill out. As long as you apply early and have a low EFC, you will get the best aid.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Since classes are located on different buildings, you will need to walk a lot. You should prepare to bring an umbrella during the summer so you can protect your skin since it can get pretty hot. Also, try to bring extra clothing so you can feel comfortable and sweat free. The Fall weather is fine but Spring is cold!

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I only have attended orientation from this school and so far, I am impressed by the UTPD. They are offering free self defense classes/activities so we can protect ourselves when needed. I feel that my stay at UT would provide me a safe haven while I focus on academics. :)

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I'm new to UT this year, but i've learned of all the easy and affordable transportation UT offers. I live in San Antonio and on fridays there is a bus that will drive me to a park in ride close to where i live and pick me up the following sunday and take me back to campus for twenty dollars. There is tons of transportation opportunities the campus offers!

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: They Can Be Slow – The computers are great for the most part, but during peak times they can be understandably slow. Wifi is unimpressive at UT.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If your their only to party then I cannot help. There are plenty of places, but none that I would recommend. Just walking by I am usually offended by the things going on. I try and work or stay in home at night. But the Capital looks pretty cool at night from what I have seen in pictures. I have never walked by it at night.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Follow the Steps – I turned the application barely on time and forgot to do the resume section. So, then I had to send in an appeal letter. I think I was lucky and that God was on my side. But if you follow their steps there is a chance to get in. If you mess up, don't give up. Keep trying!

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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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