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Reviews 4375 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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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.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: austin has such a variety of guys and girls and they're all so good looking!

5 College Freshman

Local Area: austin is a city with lots to do and see. you will never be bored.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Great Academic Programs – my school has a nation wide known program of excellence towards business and engineering majors

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love It – I absolutely love my college experience thus far. My school is large and has a ton of school spirit!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I Love UT – This school is extremely difficult, but the experience itself is worth it. It is so diverse, which has opened my eyes to many new things. With so many places to go, eat, and explore, the excitement of Austin is never ending. I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Going Greek – The Greek life at UT is a huge part of life. The shirts and styles are evident in every situation. Parties, though, do not rely on the Greek life. There is plenty of Greek housing, which is very safe especially for sororities. Most non-Greek students just ignore the fact of the Greek life because it doesn't effect them.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Hook 'Em Horns! The spirit of UT spreads out from the school and reaches every corner of Texas. Students get discounted tickets, and keep the atmosphere exciting. The entire stadium is filled, loud, and proud. The team keeps the game itself exciting, and the fans are full of support even after a loss.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love the School, Through Thick and Thin. I love UT. I cannot say, or think, it enough. It has not been an easy road though. The university holds it's students to very high standard and meeting those standards is a real struggle, especially for students fresh out of high school. So maintaining both a good social and academic life depends on how well you can manage your time. Overall, I love the university. I cannot have made a better choice in selecting a university. The University of Texas is where I belong and I'm always happy to go back.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People at UT – The University of Texas is diverse and I love it. People are diverse in race, culture, religion, and so much more. I met people from Kenya, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico this semester alone. And with so many different people, there are many different ways of life. I'm not sure if I can say anything more than to not expect people to be the same.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Eating on Campus – There are several dining halls on campus and they are all really good. However, after a while, it gets tiring to eat the same food everyday. So if a student has decided to live on campus, they will sometimes rely on the restaurants around campus for food. The university's meal plan for students that live on campus provides students with a fixed amount that they cannot spend anywhere but on campus, and a fixed amount they can spend around campus. This allows students to have variety in their meals.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Texas has a little bit of everything. The food on campus is decent, and the food off campus is great, fairly priced and really close to the main campus. You won't have transportation issues if you don't have a car because with your UT ID you can get anywhere in Austin with the Capital Metro Bus System. Football is definitely a big part of the culture at Texas, but we're proud of and support our other sports programs too. Oh and if you're in band, you're awesome, and will finally get the appreciation you deserve. The music scene on and around campus is great. If your more interested in seeing lectures from big names like Bill Moyers, there's a place for you too. If there's something you think is missing from Austin you can start it yourself.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Downtown Austin Here I Come – Nightlife in Austin has plenty of options. Of course there's 6th Street, but unless you're 21 there aren't many options to go inside the clubs. However there are many different places to go such as Halcyon, the great restaurant scene on South Congress, and plenty of clubs for underage people like Midnight Rodeo. Whatever you want to do you'll find it in Austin.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There Are Plenty of Options! Depending on what you want you can more than likely find it in Austin. The Block, The Quarters, J26, Rio21, The Towers, SRD, and Harden House are just a few of the Many options available to students who want to live off campus. Pricing depends of which housing company you go with but generally J26, The Block, and the Quarters are fairly priced. SRD and Harden House are girls only dorms, and are pricey, but they offer a great sense of community. A lot of girls looking to be in a sorority generally room in these dorms, but even if you're not in a sorority you'll feel welcome. Rio21 is also pricey, but offers a quiet place to study and come home to. Most all of these apartments and private dorms are very close to the campus for convenience.

4 College Freshman

Academics: First Year-UGS – Most Students are required to take an First Year Undergraduate studies course. The course helped me adjust to UT by giving me information on campus resources. In addition I made alot of friends there.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities at UT are FANTASTIC! Gregory gym in particular, its super nice in their and they have hundreds of activities for the student to participate in. The libraries are also amazing!!! A lot of them filled with historical pieces and artworks, also the Fine Arts library lets you borrow CDs for free!! :D

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Its Like I Am at Home! I always feel safe on campus, it is always very well lit and the people are extremely nice. You can find police phones like every few feet and were something to happen to you on campus, help is usually quick to find. I have walked back to my dorm from across campus at 3-4 in the morning a lot of times, and I have never been scared. Austin has a great atmosphere.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: It's Austin! Austin has an amazing nightlife in general. There is always a show or a party or a late night movie to go to. West Campus is great for the frat scene and even has a free bus that takes you and picks you up from downtown.

4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Computer Labs – There are several huge libraries on campus with computer labs. Also, almost every department has a building with a small computer lab in it. The only time I ever had trouble finding a computer was during finals but everyone was understanding and willing to share.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Very Safe – I felt completely safe walking around on campus even late at night.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life at UT Austin is alive and kicking, but that's not the only thing that's out there for UT students. Greek life is well known and a good majority of students are apart of these fraternities and sororities. Students that are in these groups wear their letters on T-shirts, jackets and even on car decals. Housing is available to these students. Greek houses are located very close to campus and provide these students with a place to stay, eat and even hold social gatherings.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I feel that UT Austin is not only in a big city with a diverse amount of people, but the school itself takes students from all over the world to learn and have a great education at this school. Acceptance among the students is learned the minute you walk in the door. I've learned that kids are brought up from different backgrounds, are from an immense amount of countries/states, and even have a number of values, beliefs and religions. There are multiple organizations on campus and even off that students are welcomed to join and I feel any person would fit right in somewhere especially to make this 50,000+ school seem a lot smaller and more friendly.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety on UT Austin Campus – I believe that UT Austins Campus is very safe. They have provided a safe and comfortable environment on the daily basis and on multiple occasions, especially when the campus was under a lock-down. We also have a program called SureWalk that provides late night safe walks if you don't feel safe/comfortable walking. Not only is there that, but as well as multiple police call buttons that are dispersed all around campus for you to push if you were ever in a dangerous situation.


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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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