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Reviews 5116 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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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.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is very close to the campus! About 15 -20 minutes walk if you live at the West campus area. However, there tends to be parties and lots drunk people at night. Do be careful, but overall, it's great!

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Austin is an amazing city. I have lived here my whole life, and I don't plan on leaving. We are the live music capitol of the world, so there are live shows every weekend if not every night. There are also some amazing places to swim, like Barton Springs which is a pool that is a natural spring. I'm not 21, but I'm told 6th street is a great place to drink and have fun at night.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am an engineering major, so the work load is pretty strenuousness for me, but it might be different depending on your major. I do know that ever class challenges me, and I am amazed at how much I learn in one semester when I take some of these classes.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is always something going on in West campus where most of the students live off campus. Then there is 6th street where all the bars are, so if you are 21 then that's the place to go.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You take a pretty extensive online class on it, so i have always felt safe

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is plenty of housing availability. The only downside is that it is pretty expensive. West campus is where most of the students live who like to party, and it is in walking distance to campus. If you don't mind taking a short bus ride it is pretty easy to find affordable housing, but you probably cant walk to campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Because of the large student population, most students choose to live off campus after freshman year or even as freshmen. The off-campus housing options are great; the only downside is that the closer to campus you are, the more expensive rent will be.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is quite a wide variety of students at UT Austin, but the majority of the population are home-grown Texans.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Austin is a great city for foodies! There are tons of local restaurants to try, as well as all the classic favorites! Not to mention the food trucks!

2 College Freshman

Parking: From what I heard it's pretty bad. Spaces are always crowded and its almost impossible to park near campus without some huge fee.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you're 21 and not in a hard major then it's great. Downtown Austin awaits you.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: UT is in a wonderful location, smack dab in the middle of a restaurants and parks and close enough to down town that you can take a walk to the capital on one of our many beautiful days. There's always something to do, the people are friendly, and campus comes equipped with a beautiful gym, it's own bowling alley, regular free movie screenings, etc.

1 College Senior

Drug Safety: While Texas students can still succeed if they make a personal decision to do so, there are a lot of bad decisions being made on any given night. I see drunk people stumbling back to their dorms regularly, and I'm pretty sure some of the homeless people who hang out on the drag are drug dealers.

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5 College Senior

Academics: As a member of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, I feel like one of the luckiest students in America. It's a spectacular program with some of the best scholars in the field. The work load is challenging, even excessive at times, but you'll learn more than you could ever dream of.

5 College Senior

Academics: The University of Texas at Austin is a world class research University boasting a staff of well known professors who are experts in their fields. That being said, you're only going to get out of them what you put in. Classes are only a small part of the college experience. Get to know your professors and you'll go farther than you ever thought possible.

5 College Freshman

Technology: Easy to use, find, print, etc. Wifi everywhere so a personal computer is fine too.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Austin is crazy. One day it can be cold, the next day it will be up to 90 degrees. I definitely love it though because I get to wear all this different types of clothing.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I am currently a nursing major. Although it is hard, I love it. Thankfully I didn't' have to change my major at all while being in college, but there is always that option if you don't feel convinced that your chosen major is for you. If I could do it all over again, I definitely would.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Sports Are Awesome – Even if one is not involved in the school's sports, there is always the option of intramurals, where many can go out and just play the sport they really enjoy. For example, I played intramural soccer and it was the best!

4 College Junior

Majors: I did an internship over the summer in Tennessee. It was really an amazing experience. It was with the Southwestern company and I was a door to door salesman selling school materials from Kinder through college level courses. At first I didn't like the idea, but I decided to try it. I met amazing people and I can't wait to do it again. I came back as a more confident person.

3 College Junior

Parking: Not So Good – Parking are really expensive to park in garages. The cheapiest ones are far from campus so it takes a while to get to classes.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms are old and out dated and need a renovation. Space is limited, so you are not guaranteed a housing spot as a freshman.

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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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