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5 College Freshman

Majors: Internship VS Co-Op – At UT there is many opportunities for internships. However, they are not as good as co-ops. Internships are still good but don't entirely secure a job. I'll be doing a co-op hopefully very soon. They offer more cash, experience, and opportunity to travel.

5 College Freshman

Weather: It's Texas weather, nothing like any other place.
It can be freezing cold in the early morning but in the afternoon can be nice and warm. The weather can change drastically or stay in good weather.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Something to Always Do – There are tons of things to do at night. Every night there is a party or go down to 6th Street. At 6th Street it is very friendly for any student, but most of the clubs are for 21 and older. There is a couple 18 and over clubs and they are alright to really good. House parties are the best. Really good music, lots of people, lots of eye candy, and always something good going on. The bus system is good as long as you leave at the right time.
The nightlife here is tip top.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a Psychology major and business minor. The application process was fairly standard and easy, with the most important criteria being my college grades and GPA, high school grades and GPA and extra curricular involvement. My SAT test scores, admissions essays, career goals and overall fit with UT were also taken into consideration. As long as you have a strong academic and extra curricular background, admission into the university should be fairly easy.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Longhorns take great pride in their athletic representation and spirit. The two most popular sports on campus are mens football and basketball in which Longhorns rank fairly highly in the nation. Every day of the week, a selection of students are dressed in burnt orange and white in honor of the Longhorn colors and school spirit and Longhorn games are more often than not sold out or have great fan representation.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The best places around campus are good, although they're mostly fast food restaurants such as Wendy's, Taco Bell, Carl's Jnr etc. There are coffee shops and cafes as well so you get the same options over weeks on end, but you get a reasonable choice because there are a number of dining options on and around campus. I live off campus and have not experienced options in the dining hall, however, I would imagine they're like other universities comparable to UT in other categories.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There aren't too many good options as far as off campus housing within walking distance is concerned, however, the convenience of the extensive bus routes makes UT accessible within 10 minutes at the very least. There has been safety concerns, particularly the housing near west campus. The cost of living off campus is generally lower than that of living on campus unless you wish to live in the heart of down town and most landlords are very understanding and patient, particularly if you follow their expectations. The downside of living off campus is that it comes with the hastle of being legally bound to honoring leasing contracts, paying bills etc. and there is no guaranteed internet access unless it is included in the rental package. Parking within downtown is generally poor, however, apartments off campus generally have more parking space.

Areas that are particularly popular amongst college students are Far West, Arboretum, Riverside and Hyde Park.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I personally do not reside on campus, however, classmates and friends have given me their input on UT housing. It is my general understanding that the conditions are ok, however, they need updating. The campus wins points for being in a very prime location with access to downtown Austin, shopping, off campus entertainment and cuisine and an extensive bus route system. Students in the dorms also enjoy access to campus facilities such as the library, internet, gym and the health centre - living on campus is very convenient and for this reason primarily, is highly recommended to students.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Safety – UT is generally a safe campus with regular security checks and quick access to law enforcement officers. However the size of the campus enables the presence of non students which, in the past, has led to campus shootings. UT is also known as a party school and the high consumption of alcohol amongst students on/around campus brings sexual assault and increased road accidents to the area. The major safety concern is around the campus location, students have been alerted about armed robberies and assaults around the campus on Guadalupe and other neighboring streets. With the above in mind, I generally feel safe around campus and have never experienced any crime personally.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Good Diversity – There is a mix of guys and girls. Ethnically, there is diversity.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Average Price – West Campus is a fairly mediocre place to find apartments/condos that you can rent with friends.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: During the summer Texas is unbearable, but UT has a very nice indoor track and gym to alleviate some of the hazard of running in 100 degree plus weather. Winter's are normally mild and Spring is the best time of the year. The campus is comfortable year round.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Housing Off Campus – I like the surrounding area in Austin. Always things to do and everyone is very friendly. The North West side of town is paticularly nice.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses take you everywhere on campus and around the city for free with your id!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a huge nightlife as it is in the center of austin. There are tons of frat parties, clubs, and concerts to attend!

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is an extremely wide range of people at the school. From super healthy athletic fitness guys and girls to the high school valedictorian.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The Professors Rock – Being in the science field my professors that I have encountered really know their material. They are in it because of their love to teach and spread knowledge. The workload can be hectic because you are juggling the hardest classes on campus, but if you attend office hours, and develop a relationship with your professors and peers you will be fine.

5 College Freshman

Administration: You Can Do What You Want – It's a big party college, and everyone knows that, so the professors know that kids go out and party and have social lives. They can't control you and if you don't get your work done it's your fault. The professors will work with you though if you at least try. But public intoxication is a big problem and is taken serious with underage students.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Pretty Cheap Buffet – The dining hall I eat at most of the time is in my residence hall and it is a buffet. It is the cheapest place to eat and has good food, so it is always crowded around lunch and dinner time. By eating there I have saved a ton of dine in dollars, opposed to others.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in Texas is a little wacky. It can be cold and rainy (30s) in the morning and hot in the evening (80s). However, overall the weather is great! If you like snow, Im sorry we have little to none. Nearly 85% of th time the weather is be sunny. Only downfall is it can get really hot in the summer (110s)

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are many computers avaible to the students. However if you cant make it to the campus it is good to have one with you.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Be Smart – If you know you are a loud obivious drunk then you might want to stay away from the alcohol. The policeman dont take underage drinking very lightly if you are caught staggering down the street they will stop you and give you a citation. If you live on campus and cant make it to your room without falling or vomiting, they will call the police on you. If you are going to drink have someone there (who isnt drunk) to take care of you and let you know when to stop. If you drink just be discreet and smart about it and you should be fine.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Im not into the party life. However you can find whatever you are looking for. Some clubs require you to be over 21 but there are many that you can get into if youre underage. Honestly the clubs aren't as fun if you aren't old enough to drink. So if you are underage and looking for a good time find some frat parties that are open to everyone or a house party.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There is always something going on. The problem isn't finding things to do but choosing what is more important. There are several hobos off-campus but as long as you dont walk alone everything should be fine.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am an engineering major and i don't think i'll regret being one. it'll give me lots of opportunities for career choices.

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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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