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Reviews 4318 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Bus Is Convenient – Bus is free to students. Lots of traffic when driving.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of Food. There are tons of fast food places around campus to eat, as well as many restaurants. Also, many chain restaurants are easy to get to on the bus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: City Crime Is Typical – The University is in the middle of downtown, so crime is expected. Campus police do their best to keep students well informed and up to date about crime around campus. The most common crime is stolen bikes.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process is somewhat not convenient at UT. It is an expensive school and not much aid or grants are given out to students by the university itself. Tips would be to seek outside scholarships not affiliated with UT Austin.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: UT has a wide range of athletics, and for those not involved in the sports teams, there are many intramural sports that you can join. There is everything including 8 enormous athletic facilities throughout campus.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: At UT, you will meet so many different people from all over the world. Many international students from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, South America, etc. We also have diversity when it comes to lifestyles, including homosexuality, religion, political views, etc.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: parking can be expensive, and by the time you've found a're late for class.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs Aren't Seen as Much as Drinking Is – Though a lot of drugs are found almost daily, drinking is a more popular bad habit.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Students – On normal days, people involved in the Greek life can only be pointed out by their shirts labeled with the Greek letters, on weekends, they are pointed out by how drunk they are.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is usually really nice, but sometimes there's times where it rains for a long time.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: More Drinking Done – More drinking that drug use occurs.However, it's easy to enter the drug scene too.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Have Everything – This school offers nearly everything you can think of.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I was disappointed not to receive any financial aid because I have high grades & many quality high school activities. My parents have 2 kids in college & it is a hardship for them. I had high sat & act scores & was national merit commended, so I believed I would qualify for financial aid based on merit.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: UT Has a Great Campus! It's a big campus, but I live in the dorms so everything is accessible by foot. I don't drive my car a lot, except when going off campus.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: -hard to find good spots
-very expensive parking permits (couple hundred per semester depending on location)

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Totally Safe – -generally safe city & safe campus
-large student population
-feel safe enough to walk alone around campus late at night

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Very Diverse School With Many Opportunities – UT offers many great programs that are top-ranking in the country: Business, Nursing, Pharmacy, Engineering, etc.
-Large public university that has the high standards and great educational programs.
-diverse student population
-friendly, lively city atmosphere

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of Good Eats Near Campus – -lots of "only in Austin" dining places
-great late night wings places: Pluckers, Wings Zone
-Madam Mam's: great Thai restaurant
-Trudy's: Tex-Mex restaurant with great drinks
-Hula Hut: Polynesian/Tex-Mex restaurant that overlooks Lake Austin
-Mozart's Cafe: next to Hula Hut; has live music on the weekends

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Great Campus With a Variety of Activities – -Large campus, hard to find parking, great for walking
-very pretty campus despite the older buildings
-new & renovated buildings are very nice and modern
-very lively: there's always something to do
-gym, rec center, & swimming pools all new: great facilities

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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Walking or Taking the Bus Are the Best Options – Public transportation is really good at UT-Austin. Buses run frequently(every 5-20 minutes depending on the area) and some operate late at night. Parking on-campus is very limited and extremely pricey. Thus, best bet is to walk or take the bus while on-campus.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Permit costs are way high and difficult to receive because they do it by a raffle process, I think. There is no need for a car on campus, but if you are active off campus, you would need one. Availability and convenience of parking spaces is awful. Most spaces alongside the campus are reserved, garages are expensive, and meters are a pain.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Austin's Diversity – Around our school, there is a diverse range of foods - cheap to expensive, horrible to heavenly. However, I feel that there is one commonality between all of them - value. I feel that they charge college students more than they should, perhaps because I don't like using so much money. But I honestly think restaurants know that college students do not have many options on campus, so they will come out and buy their food, whatever the price.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is extremely hard to find on campus, even when you have a parking permit. Cops give out tickets left and right even if you're one or two minutes late for the amount you paid for.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: UT campus is full of state of the art technology. There are both Macs and PCs available for students to use on campus. The internet is very fast, but it's limited. If you want to use more internet on campus, you'll have to buy extra bandwidth, a setback that UT has.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: UT is an extremely diverse campus, with many different races, religions, sexual orientations, and even ages. I have seen many parents going back to school, and some even bring their children to campus! Campus is extremely accepting of these situations because there is even a daycare center for the children of parents.

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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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