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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is awesome at UT. There is a bus system established by UT that is one of the largest university bus systems in the United States. Also, the public transportation system in the city of Austin is great since it is free for UT students. Bike routes are established throughout the city and UT is in the heart of Downtown Austin so walking is never a bad option. I love the accessibility of everything in Austin.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is always something going on in Austin. Live music, concerts, parties, things to do during the day where you meet cool people and an amazing club scene. There are events everyday with games and music and many of them offer free food. Also, there is nothing better than going down to 6th street with your friends, especially when there is a bus that stops at school that takes you downtown and back to the dorms. There are many concert venues to hear your favorite band or you can go clubbing in the many clubs located in downtown Austin. You can never get bored as long as you are in Austin.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is an incredible amount of variety of dining options around UT Austin. From Asian food to Mexican food and everything in between. The drag (Guadalupe Street) has so many options to choose from and a quick ride on the Forty Acre's bus drops you right in front of restaurants like Taco Bell, Chick-fil-a, Chipotle, Austin's Pizza right next to it, Noodle's and Company, or a sandwich at Which Wich, and many more that are just a simple walk from the dorms or a really quick bus ride. There is so much to choose from and the price of food is so cheap and a conveniently located.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some very good and some average options available. The cost is pretty cheap but some places tend to be more expensive than the others. As far as I know, none of the dining places provide any student discounts. Some good places to check out are Trudy's, Kismet Cafe, Kerby Lane, etc.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: On campus, it is hardly visible but a good number of students drink socially. This does not mean getting drunk but just to socialize among friends and other people. No one pressurizes anyone else to drink or any such thing so that is something good!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is very good and convenient. There is a bus running around the perimeter of the campus throughout the day and its free! Moreover, there are other city buses going through campus which can be used by students to travel for classes for free again! Its very economical, convenient and needed.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've never really felt unsafe here at UT. There are always people walking around on campus, even at night. The campus is usually very lively. There are a lot of events that take place on campus. A lot of these events take place outside too.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Jester is the most popular dorm. It's the most social one where a lot of freshman live and get to know each other. San Jacinto is probably the nicest dorm but most expensive. It's one of the newest dorms and is very clean with your own bathroom. The dorms are very close to classes. The best thing about living in a dorm is the convenience of walking to class and the dorm food.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The most popular off-campus housing is called West Campus. It's about a 10 to 15 minute walk to campus from your apartment. They also have a bus system that takes you to campus. The apartments are a little pricey for rooms that aren't as spacious. Some apartments are really old too. It's nice living in West Campus because almost everyone that lives there is a student at UT. The neighborhood is lively on weekends. Parking is a hassle though.

1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: If you are into preppy frat types UT is your school. If you are not part of that group the majority of people give you the "what are you doing here" vibe.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of the places on The Drag are relatively expensive for a college kid with no job. There is a ton of options though, all with pretty good food.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's two main gyms really that you can go to that supports most work-outs. And they are both nice facilities but can get crowded a lot.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Fast internet, Easy wi-fi access. Printing is a cinch, even if you don't have money on the UT ID, you can purchase a printing card for a dollar, and the printing expenses are not too much. The computers are updated and pretty fast. There are a lot of computer labs all over campus, but the one at the main library can get pretty crowded.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: there is always something to do besides going out to parties. never bored.

5 College Freshman

Majors: as a pre nursing student you will find many people you will meet with experience that will help you to achieve your goal and internships are one of the opportunity that you get. which can show get hands on, on you field.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: its good if you want to be healthy while in college.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is tons of housing directly around campus, though it ca be expensive if you want your own space. There are also many options for living farther away from campus with the shuttle routes that go directly to campus from surrounding areas. You can easily do without a car.

4 College Senior

Technology: There are many computer labs on campus. Most of the time you can find a spot during the day, but some libraries have small labs that fill up quickly. The printing is not free for chemistry students anymore.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I think they're pretty good, but I have heard people complain that they sometimes never change the food options. I'm not particularly picky so it really doesn't bother me much. But just a head's up on that.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The campus is extremely athletically driven. The sports here are everything. Football is a major keystone of UT Athletics and people love basketball (male and female) as well as baseball/softball. Attendance is usually extremely high for these events. If soccer is your thing to watch, you will be terribly disappointed with the average turn out to games (plus there is no men's NCAA team. Club only).

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are everywhere. Seriously, you can't go anywhere without seeing Greek letters and glitter plastered on everything. It's almost hard to find a niche on campus as a freshman unless you are active in Greek Life.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is predominantly white. However, to make up for the potential draw backs of the "lack of color", there are numerous active organizations on campus for every race, ethnicity, and religion under the sun. From my perspective as a white female, it is almost daunting because of the numerous diverse clubs. In some ways I'm almost left to wonder where I of European decent fit it with all of the fraternities and sororities devoted to race and religion.

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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: UT Austin is quite diverse. You will find a whole variety of people with different backgrounds.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: There is nothing to complain about. The health and safety standards at UT Austin are outstanding.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The university understands you. Any background, any idea, any style, be sure that you will find a place you will fit in with. Professors are very accepting and open, most students are as well. Find an organization or club that fits your interests...you'll find it.

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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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