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Reviews 5120 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt scared to walk alone on campus. There is normally a handful of people always around. The campus police come out more at night and make there rounds periodically.

4 College Senior

Technology: There are numerous computer labs on campus. It just depends on what your major is to what computer lab you'll commit your life to. I use the computer lab in the LRC (3rd floor of ECJ) and I can typically find a open computer. Of course near deadlines or finals (i.e. busy times), the lab can get quite packed. There is also the option of the lab in the student lounge and on the 5th floor. The computers also have the crucial programs on them for homework purposes. One of the main computer labs is in the PCL (library), but it is normally packed. The wait for a computer is generally not too long though.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The Government major at UT is wonderful. I've loved all the classes I've taken so far and have yet to have a bad professor. The opportunities the government program provides are endless! There is an internship program (aside from the Liberal Arts Career services one which is also super helpful) that matches you with an internship to get credit. They also make it extremely easy to intern at the Texas capitol (about a 5 minute bus ride/20 minute walk away) and be a part of the legislative process.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Everything you could possibly want, all you have to do is walk

4 College Freshman

Transportation: UT runs a student-only shuttle every weekend to Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, which is useful, but I have found Megabus to be more convenient and a bit less pricey. The buses around campus are useful and free, but they're not reliable enough schedule wise to get you to class on time, and teachers won't take a late bus as an excuse. If you have your UT id, the city-wide buses are also free. I haven't used these as much, but they seem convenient, especially the late-night one that goes between downtown and campus

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Texas weather is ridiculous... it will literally be 98 degrees one day, then raining the next, then gale-force winds, then 75 degrees and clear blue skies. Classes might get cancelled if it's storming badly or something, but you're probably never going to get a snow day.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You'll find all sorts of guys at UT: city boys, ravers, rednecks, and lots of good ol' country boys, too. The girls are pretty much just Southern belles. They are incredibly hot, for the most part. If you aren't from around here, it'll take a little while to get used to the accent.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: The Communications school computers are very old, except for the RTF labs which you have to have clearance for.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus is crazy and expense. Not to mention, the patrol is brutal. They are very picky and will ticket you right away.

3 College Freshman

Parking: You don't really need a car here. Everything you need is in walking distance and there are many bus routes to catch. But if you do need a car, parking permit costs depend on where you want to keep your car. They run from a couple hundred to $1,000. It's not impossible to find parking, but it can get frustrating.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I hope to become a neonatal nurse one day. The nursing program here at UT is #1 in Texas. I have no worries about finding a job after I graduate because babies are always being born and nurses are needed everywhere.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The process of getting into the Nursing major is extremely competitive. UT's nursing school is #1 in Texas. They look at 3 GPAs: science, liberal arts, and overall. You have to write an essay explaining why you want to be in the major and what you plan to do with it in the future. They also look at how long you've volunteered at any nursing-related activities such as hospitals or nursing homes. I did not get in the first time I applied.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most people are friendly and great but there is a wide variety because of the school's population.

5 College Freshman

Technology: the entire college is supplied by Dell PCs which are very efficient and work fast

5 College Freshman

Technology: There are computers available in several buildings, and most of them are MACS

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: They can be expensive, and in some of them utilities are not included.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, I have never encountered any danger

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's not a lot of bad incidents regarding drugs and alcohol. I have heard of three cases, one from drugs and two due to alcohol. No one other than the person taking the drug/alcohol was in harm.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's always so much to do in Austin, whether its going out to parties that are fun and have security or just going to a nice restaurant on the river.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: It's very diverse with people from all over the world. It's amazing the have foreign reigns and everyone else is just so amazingly humble.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system is the best form of transportation. The downfall is the buses don't stick to their schedule and often run behind creating an unpredictable schedule.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The University of Texas frequently wins national championships. The fans are involved, the alumni association contributes a large amount. And the cheerleaders are the best anywhere!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I personally feel safe on campus. I would say the biggest crime you hear about is theft - people break into cars that are parked in west campus a lot. Don't drive, take the bus!

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4 College Junior

Transportation: You can ride any Austin metro bus for free with a UT student ID, so if you live off campus take the bus instead of driving. If you do drive, parking passes are expensive. It's always going to be difficult to find parking on the street, even if you're willing to pay the meter. Once you're on campus the shuttle system is great! If you're really attached to your car, park it really far away and ride the bus into campus.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: In general the university is very safe you even have a line you can call so people will walk you home!


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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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