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Reviews 4397 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Many programs are available to you at U; including the Freshmen Research Initiative for students which offers valuable research opportunities. FIGS are also available for freshmen. This programs place students taking similar classes in study groups with a designated mentor.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Can't Accomodate for Everyone on Campus – The number of available computers there are limited. So I would recommend you bring your own to campus. Network reliability and speed is outstanding. Never experienced a crash. The computers are all Macs.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses appear every 15 minutes or so, so it's not that big of a deal if you miss one. They are very helpful. The UT campus is huge so I'm glad a transportation system has be established there. Makes getting to class on time less of a hassle. I should also add that it is completely free to students.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: AUSTIN IS AWESOME FOR FOOD – Austin is awesome when it comes to food. If you like classier places, you can head downtown to some steakhouses. If you like casual, there are a ton of great restaurants all over Austin (especially on South Congress). There are also tons of food trucks to try - you'll never run out of places to go eat!
My only complaint is that Asian food sucks here - sorry, but it does!

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Guys Are...Ok – You can find a ton of typical frat boys at UT, no problem (if you're into that). I'm not into clones, so I tend to avoid them. Most guys don't care about their dress, which is a big turnoff for me. There are cute guys, but in general, they're just ok.

3 College Senior

Majors: Audit Intern – As a business student, if you're a good candidate and perform well in interviews (I cannot stress enough that just because you're in a good business school, it doesn't mean that internships and jobs will be handed to you) you can get an internship. The typical audit internship is usually done in the Spring when it's busy season. Be prepared to work more than 8 hours a day (usually around 10-12 hours a day) during busy season. They treat interns very well, and everyone gets the same pay. However, the work isn't exactly the best since students haven't had much experience.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is very expensive and what has always bugged me about UT is that it is SOOOOO SEGREGATED!! You see only see people hang out with "their own kind" per say I really hate it!

3 College Sophomore

Technology: It depends where and at what time you go. During finals FORGET ABOUT IT!! Otherwise it is best if you try PCL.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I would say drinking is very popular. When ever people come back from parties it is obvious they have had a few drinks. Drugs are more popular among certain groups, especially engineering majors.

4 College Senior

Academics: Great Place for a Government Major. Austin is the capital of Texas, so majoring in Government (what we call Political Science) is a great opportunity for UT students. The professors are truly nationally known experts who are often seen on TV shows and in books nationwide. Internships and political jobs are plentiful.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Live on Campus Starting Out. The dorms at UT are really not bad, and you NEED to live on-campus starting out to get the full college experience. You might hear horror stories about Jester (typical freshman dorm) but even it isn't truly that awful, and you are right in the middle of all the buzz, which makes going to class, getting involved, etc. Duren/San Jac are the nicest, newest dorms, also the most expensive.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Everywhere, Depends on Where You Go. West Campus is pretty expensive, but the apartments are the most convenient, within walking distance of UT. North Campus is quieter, usually for an older crowd. Riverside and Far West are most affordable but also require a commute every day.

5 College Senior

Academics: Excellent Center for Academia – Great center for research, professors at the top of their field.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The Research – UT is known to be a research school, and I can not stress enough how great FRI( Freshman Research Initiative) allows incoming freshmen to get a grasp on what research entails. I personally came into the university thinking of becoming a professor, and this program allowed me to partially experience the research atmosphere. Even if research is not your thing, there is still a lot that one can learn and take in from research that just makes a student ambitious to search for other internship opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Top Notch – I find the challenge of the biological sciences enticing. It is a hard goal in life to aspire the medical field, but doing research under a professor at UT has inspired me to continue in the science field. Courses such as organic chemistry are difficult, but with determination and having the mindset on the day in which graduation comes it is definitely worth it! I took organic chemistry lab this past semester and it was difficult but not impossible due to the course work that was more time consuming than anything else. That is where time management comes in to play with courses like this.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Proactive Place – The university is located around a lot of places such as lakes and museums. In the city of Austin there is always something going on if its not a marathon there are community service projects everywhere. In downtown I have heard that every first thursday of the month there are giveaways by that restaurants.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am currently a human biology B.S major at the university and for the entry it is not difficult, but the process of staying within the college is challenging. For certain classes such as calculus and chemistry, students have to take a placement test in order to qualify to get enrolled in the course. In order to continue and be officially declared under a biological major one has to complete certain courses out of the curriculum.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls and food options are well rounded. There are different food options revolving around different cultures. A top notch dinning hall on campus would be Kinsolving because it is a buffet that offers good quality food.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Physician Assitant Internship – If I could do an intership under a physician assistant, I would manage my time wisely because my ultimate goal in life is to become a physician assistant. Currently I am a UT undergrad student taking pre-med courses along with pre- physician courses. I have done a program at UT called freshmen research initiative and enjoyed doing research under a professor. I hope this semester to be in the look out for an internship just to expand my horizons towards the medical experience.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Good Biology Program – As a Cell and Molecular Biology major, I had the opportunity to take challenging, fun courses with some of the best professors in the nation. The UT Austin Biology program has a variety of options for students to pick from and it allows flexibility to also take courses from other departments. Overall the biology program is very good and satisfying.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: UT Sports Are Very Popular – UT sports are very popular both on campus, in the community and the nation. Football is the most popular sport and many students and other people engage in football games. Sports are a big part of the University.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Popular Among Social Groups – Drug use on campus is barely noticeable on campus. However, many social groups such as sororities and fraternities engage in frequent drinking off campus. It is a popular activity among these socially engaged groups, but it does not pose any pressures on other groups and it does not disturb the learning environment on campus.

3 College Senior

Diversity: UT makes a concerted effort to be diverse in its course/program offerings and admissions with the Division of Diversity and Culture. However, it is not particularly friendly to students who are not 100% students - those with families, those who work to their education, the University makes it hard to complete degree requirements by limiting the offer of evening classes, as well as limiting the number of classes not "in residence" one can take - including those through the University Extension.

3 College Senior

Transportation: UT Shuttles – Public Transportation isn't exactly a priority in Texas, unfortunately. Despite that, the UT Shuttles are okay - they sometimes fill up or don't show for a pick-up time, but overall my experience with them was decent.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Student Safety – While the campus police are sort-of around and they have placed call boxes throughout, the campus is large, and West Campus is a breeding ground for debauchery. Car break-ins are common, and I try not to walk alone after 8.


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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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