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Reviews 4645 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life offers a niche to many students. The University of Texas at Austin is a huge university with so many students, and greek life offers a great way to get involved and feel comfortable real quick

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I chose UT because it is close to home, so it will be less expensive. Academics is the most valuable aspect of the university. Friends...I don't feel like they are real here.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Super Expensive and Super Inconvenient – Parking is extremely expensive, and if you are unlucky and get a ticket, forget in the first-ticket-pardon, it doesn't exist. Signals and rules are ridiculous. The parking spots for students get full instantaneously and what is left is 20' walking from campus. There are some buses, but in the night the take a while to appear, so easily you can spend 30'-40' to get to your car.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Need More International Presence – I would like to see neat UT more international restaurants, like in Berkeley, when you can eat every day of the semester a different country's food. UT only has a Greek restaurant and many Americans. And they are not cheap, normal prices no students prices.

2 College Senior

Parking: The garages are expensive, and the parking permits for the few spaces available are even more expensive. If you read the signs carefully enough, you may be able to get away with free parking on weekends. Most students take the bus to avoid the trouble.

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: Not Bad If You Live on Campus for Only One Year – The menu becomes old hat once you have had it day after day. The food is moderately priced, and if you need something between classes you can find it at one the many campus stores.

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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Many Resources Available for Students – There are several different gyms on campus offering various recreational activities. There are teams and sports for everyone, including polo, archery, and rock climbing. With a brand new student union, students can gather to eat, hold club meetings, attend a lecture or dance class, study, or attend one of the many themed events.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I missed the deadline for scholarships so I didn't get anything this year. Stay on top of your deadlines!

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol Is Everywhere – It's pretty dang hard to stay sober on a Friday night, but there is also a pretty large weed-smoking population if that's what you prefer. Hard drugs are there, I'm sure, but I haven't seen any.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: With 50,000 You Can't Go Wrong – Guys and girls come in all shapes and sizes here. Get involved in what you like and you're sure to make cool friends.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love It – I love it here in Austin. I wouldnt change it for nothing. The environment is friendly and chill. So many people to meet & things to get involved in!

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Alot to Do! Austin is a great city for checking out agriculture, while also going shopping! It was a diverse amount of food served throughout the city. Plus, downtown has tons of restaurants and clubs for entertainment.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Great Location for Experience – Im a Government Major, and being in Austin, Texas where the capital is is an awesome location. Many students are able to get internships at the Capital and obtain a new experience that is hard to find elsewhere.

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Dorms Great for Chicks – There are two private dorms available for girls to live in that are absolutely amazing. (SRD and Hardin). Great facilities, mostly greek/greek hopefuls, meal plan included, gym, lounges, you name it. But I haven't heard of anything even remotely similar for boys. The other off-campus "dorms" are pretty grody. The apartments range from nice to terrible. And there are lots of houses for rent.

4 College Senior

Weather: As in most large colleges classrooms are spread apartment which could affect the amount of time it takes you to get from class to class.

5 College Senior

Transportation: If you live on campus or off campus you are able to conveniently ride the bus to drop-off spots located around campus. The bus is free for students!

5 College Senior

Technology: Computer Labs – The University of Texas has a number of computer labs. Most buildings have at least one included in them. On these computer, which are normally Macs, you are able to print and the internet is highly reliable.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I Bleed Orange – I was not a huge football fan coming into college, but have fully embraced my Longhorns. We always seem to do well in volleyball, soccer, basketball, football, and swimming, and on game days, the campus is all clad in burnt orange. Plus, the 100,000 other fans screaming next to you in DKR Stadium certainly helps the atmosphere.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I Feel Safe – Our police force was praised when we had the shooter on campus last year. The response was quick and the administration did a good job at alerting the students through SMS messages and other various means. I feel comfortable walking back to my dorm at night, which isn't something you can say at other big universities.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Unlimited Fun – Whether you are into music, food, the arts, or really anything you can think of, Austin is the place to be. My friends and I have trouble deciding on something to do just because of the many options to choose from!

2 College Freshman

Parking: The campus parking police are constantly circling the premises looking for excuses to ticket students and visitors so you have to be careful. If you plan on purchasing a parking pass it can be somewhat expensive (~$750-1000 per year)

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It doesn't matter whether or not you particpate in the Greek system. If that's what you want there are plenty of available frat and sorority options. If you don't want to associate you can still be just as active in the social scene

4 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of Opportunities – Like I mentioned above, there is a plethora of available opportunities at the University of Texas at Austin. The sheer size provides something to satisfy any of your interests, whether academic, social, or cultural. The professors tend to be on top of things, and if you struggle in a class there are plenty of ways to find help. The school offers free drop-in or payed scheduled tutoring. The undergraduate writing center is great; you can come in for help multiple times on any paper.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities are extremely nice and easy for all to access. I do wish that the gym was larger in order to have a larger capacity for students. The weight room and the basketball courts tend to get crowded.

5 College Freshman

Technology: The network speed and reliability are great. I have experienced no problems at all. I would recommend having a laptop just for your own personal convenience, not because there aren't sufficient resources at the university.

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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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