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Reviews 5137 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Austin's weather it beautiful.... unless you have seasonal allergies! Trust me I did not not I had them until I got there. It really did not interfere with my college experience, but for anyone new to Austin I would recommend going to buy some zyrtec just to be on the safe side. Other than that Austin has a truly beautiful weather! Just bring lots of shorts for the beginning of fall and for summer.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: My school has one of the best Business and Engineering programs in the world to say the least. It has great programs not only for current students but also for high school students searching for their dream career. They have brought up a wide variety of summer programs for them to start getting a taste of what they love. Not to mention that it has a great graduate program as well. UT has something for everyone.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: If there is one thing UT Austin is known for, it is for its diversity. Anywhere you look you can see people of a races and colors. Austin is one of the most liberal and diverse cities, and UT is the main prof of that. There is not one true religion, race or sexual orientation. Here anyone is accepted regardless of anything. We recognize that everyone is different and use that to our advantage, for we create diverse and interesting friendships. I have not heard of people being reprimanded for their beliefs or sexual orientation, but rather supported. There are plenty of groups and organizations for minorities and for anyone really. It is not about fitting in, but rather about forming part of a community and helping others and yourself stand out.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: UT is truly a marvelous campus. It has many beautiful libraries, great places to study, eat, and socialize. It has the most amazing gymnasium with many pools, a rock climbing wall, and even a running track inside, among other things. School traditions are great and going to football games really pumps everyone up. The professors are very helpful and they really appreciate those students who care enough to go to office hours. Overall, this school has some of the most diverse people I have ever seen or met in my life, and that makes this campus even more appealing. There is also many various organizations and clubs for everyone so just choose one and try it out! Additionally, know that everyone is very helpful so never hesitate to ask for help or for directions.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The Biology program at UT is magnificent. The professors are usually very helpful and there are many to choose from in case you register for a class with a professor whose teaching style doesn't agree with you. Right now, I can honestly say I'm enjoying the program, but considering I am still taking the general level classes, my satisfaction will probably increase when I start taking classes specific to my preferred specialty: neurobiology. The workload I've experienced was far from what I expected. There was significantly less coursework compared to high school, but it made me work harder considering each assignment was worth more. I have yet to check out any internships offered by this program because I wanted to test out the courseload for my first semester but experimenting the full range the college has to offer is one of my definite goals for the spring.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: UT offers so many options for people in science majors. UT is the first university to offer a program for freshman to do research (which I am currently in). The workload can be tough at times but the professors are always there to help in whatever you need. Also UT offers a lot of clubs for science majors which give students the opportunity for internship/job opportunities.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: As a neuriobiology major the courses I am taking are extremely difficult. You are always pressured to make really good grades, but I would not do it over again. This is because the classes are preparing me for medical school in the future. I want to become a orthopedic surgeon after medical school and I shouldn't have a problem finding a job in my field of study.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It is very hot in Austin mostly year round and classes are not always close to each other. But overall the weather is not too bad in Austin.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Jester East is a very nice dorm on campus, but some of the dorms aren't that nice and often smell. The food is not bad and there are always a lot of options to chose from. The housing is steep but it is UT. The process was not bad to apply for housing just do it early and on time!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports are a large part of campus life and are great to watch. The athletic programs at UT are unlike any other school, which is what makes UT so special. Also IM sports are big at the school and really help bring the school together.

4 College Senior

Academics: I have been a part of 2 programs at UT. First I was an engineering major. The engineering department is top notch. Professors are helpful, there are career fairs, and lots of organizations to be involved in. The workload is very intense and challenging; you have to LOVE engineering to be in it. Many students get scholarships and internships fairly easily because UT has such a great program. You will definitely get a job quickly after graduation.
I switched to Social Work, and I absolutely love it. It is very laid back, the professors are great and they form strong relationships with students. There are many research opportunities, and the advisers are helpful. The workload is bearable, but also challenging. We read a lot and write many papers.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I Love Food!!! there are many many choices of dining, just like in any other big city. price ranges vary depending on the restaurant.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Austin always has something fun to do. There are museums around campus, 2 yearly music festivals ACL and SXSW. There are 2 malls and 2 outlet malls withing 30 minutes from campus. There are also many cool vintage and thrift stores all around. If you're a big foodie, you're also in the best city because there are lots of food varieties and options. Austin is very multicultural so there is something for everyone

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Exceptional Health and Safety – The school's pretty safe. But always stay with people you trust. There are campus alerts that can be sent to your phone or email. There's also a clinic on campus whenever you need it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms on campus are above all else, extremely convenient. They are in the heart of campus and they are fairly close to one another.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a wealth of apartments and housing facilities around campus (mostly in West Campus). Most are great facilities and new buildings are constantly emerging with even greater amenities.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are alot of computers, but the student body is simply so large that they are often full. The majority of students have their own computers.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in the Integrated Master of Accounting program. The application was super streamlined and organized. It didn't add any additional stress to my already busy semester and the program's advisers are friendly enough to meet with you to address your concerns even before you are accepted.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Easy and frequent on campus routes. You get to ride city buses for free too.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants of many different types of cuisines are available around campus. Some of them open late into the night (10-11pm) and some non-fast food restaurants even open 24/7. There's fast-food too if you want. You can see everything from campus. Minimal walking/commuting required.

3 College Junior

Majors: The School of Communications is not a hard subject to be in, however, it is extremely hard to get into. Students fight tooth and nail to get into the limited spots available, and sometime they still do not get in. When I first applied I thought I wanted to major in Radio-Television-Film, having a very strong background in the subject and a large portfolio, I thought I was a shoe-in. However I was declined to the Com school when other with no experience were accepted. Very frustrating but I just continued on. I took classes required for the subject, and applied the following year, in which, I was accepted. I just could not take no for an answer.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Campus Dining is terrible. There are only a couple of places to eat on campus and it is all way too expensive. Also, everything but Wendy's closes well before sundown. On the upside, the Drag, which runs along one side of the school, is full of lots of great places to eat and you get a discount as some of them for being a UT student.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Smoking on campus is ridiculous because there are certain places where you can smoke but if you have to walk by there, you will die of the smoke. I haven't really seen any drugs on campus, but according to the school's statistics, 31% claim to do yeah. Drinking of course is the biggest problem especially since 6th street is so close, and even if you don't go to 6th street, there are lots of parties at the dozens of frats and sororities across West Campus, so there is a lot of drinking here, though it depends on who your friends are.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at UT are wonderful! The girls volleyball just won the national championship, and the UT football team won the Alamo Bowl. All the sports teams are great here. Speaking of UT Football, a game is a MUST! Seeing 50,000+ people cheering and singing and standing for hours all wearing Burnt Orange is so amazing and regret not having gone my first year at UT! Plus, IM sports are huge and there are A, B, and C teams so you will find people playing at no matter how good you are in that sport.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: All the buildings are old and beautiful on the outside, but the inside depends on what kind it is. The buildings for the sciences are more modern since they have more money, but while the Liberal Arts buildings are older, you get more freedom to actually use things. Overall, everything is beautiful, and you can be in a building that is over 100 years old and not tell the difference between it and a building built a couple years ago because they are so well taken care of. The Classics building has a beautiful study lounge and there are 17 libraries on campus so plenty of places to study or just hang out. Also, with over 1100 clubs and organizations, there is no shortage of finding other people interested in whatever it is you are interested in!


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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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