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Reviews 4982 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are very qualified and diverse in their involvement and teaching styles. Upper-level class sizes are smaller and TA's are utilized a lot.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: A degree from a flagship school such as this one is very distinguished, which is half of the reason that I chose to go to this school.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I did not choose on-campus housing, and all housing is expensive at this school.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't care about Greek life here. It is more philanthropic than portrayed by the movies, but it's still cliche.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I don't care. We haven't had a viable football team since 2007 and have a lot of t-shirt fans, but I couldn't care less about sports at this school. I'm a scientist, not an athlete.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have only spent one semester at my dream school. So far it has been a bumpy ride adjusting to UT life, and I recommend going to UT as a freshman if you can instead of transferring like I did. As I learn more about the school, the more proud of it I become. I haven't explored my options at UT much yet but intend to take my pride by the longhorns and become much more involved with research and extracurriculars in the upcoming year/semester. This school is challenging, exciting, huge, intimidating, proud (we have a lot of t-shirt fans here), liberal, and worth it. The environment is empowering and uplifting, and you will learn a lot about yourself while you live here in Austin.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Healthy Horns make sure that each student is healthy and safe on campus and want the best for their students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What starts here changes the world, and what starts in the lecture halls gives you motivation to go out and be the next expert in your field. The professors at UT are impeccable and each course is so interesting.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally do not like living on campus for many selfish reasons, but the resident staff at UT is phenomenal and always make sure the students feel at home when they are in their dorms.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Although I am not personally involved with Greek Life for financial and scheduling reasons, most of my friends are and they speak very highly of Greek Life at UT. From the outside looking in, it can be extremely cliquey and even annoying, but my friends that are involved in fraternities and sororities say that its given them friendships live they've never experienced before and that it has given them business connections that will serve them when they graduate.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a good balance of teams that do well and teams that do not at UT. Although sometimes the performance might not be what we want it to or how we expect it to go, our teams never give up and that makes the games exciting. The facilities are phenomenal and the staff that works the games are always welcoming.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What I love about UT is that we are encouraged to take a wide variety of classes and pursue our education outside of the classroom. This can be a difficult and daunting task, but the professors and teaching assistants are extremely helpful in assisting us with further our education outside of their lecture halls.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: While I would rate health and safety higher, Texas is implementing an open carry policy. Now as for the school, starting fall 2016, the campus is implementing closed carry. Which means to say that anyone on campus could be carrying a gun. Volatile, stressed out students carrying guns. Yikes. There are many nicely lit emergency stands where you can call the police all around campus. We have campus police specifically designated to us and the cars patrol around campus.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Cockrell school of engineering receives, by far, the most attention on campus. The professors here are very intelligent and not only give academic advice, but pragmatic advice when asked for. The courses are very challenging but worthwhile as you actually learn something. The class size can range anywhere from 400 students (Introduction course) to a close knit 12 (Advanced course).

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's up to the student to get a career but finding a job or internship is easy with the help of ECAC, the engineering career assistance center. Many electrical engineers will find themselves having a starting salary upwards of $65,000 per year! There are around 400+ companies that visit our campus and are of high caliber; company names like apple, microsoft, and cisco are commonplace.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's great to live on campus because the accessibility of meeting new people is just next door! People in dorms are friendly and considerate. I'd highly recommend San Jac, or Jester East as those are the most cleanest and newly renovated dorms on campus. Amenities include $1500 in "Bevo Bucks" which are funds exclusively allocated for school use, access to a room advisor on every floor, and events hosted weekly. The costs are what you'd expect them to range (around the same price as tuition) and it is definitely cheaper than living off campus. As for convenience, the dorms are nearest to the school gym (Gregory Gym), the most commonly used library (PCL), and many on campus dining options.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Thursday through Saturday there's always a greek party somewhere around campus. They keep things interesting by throwing themed parties. A downside may be the noise that's created as a by-product but most people don't mind. Greek students are perceived as heavy partiers and slightly less intelligent than the average student. There is a ton of greek housing available; west campus, the main student living hub, has at least one house per block.

2 College Junior

Athletics: Programs are great, but the football team sucks.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The students are friendly and receptive!

3 College Student

Athletics: It could be updated and added to in order to make it even more useful to students.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: So far I love everything about my school and what they represent. I love the environment and the city.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health and safety is great. I am mainly just saying that because I do not think I have ranked anything great on this survey thus far. In general I think that we offer a wide variety of services and information regarding health and safety so kudos to UT.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Courses are decent. Some better than others. Some I believe to be a joke. I don't understand why some professors try to make core classes so hard or unfair when everyone is required to take them. Some professors carry themselves as if they are entitled and high-and-mighty which comes off as very unapproachable. It is discouraging. Other professors seem to genuinely care about their students which I enjoy.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UT offers a lot of connections because of its size and huge alumni. I hope to be able to have good references and a prestige held to the name of the school I graduate from. I hope I can get into grad school because of the courses I take here and the professors I meet. And then hopefully that will lead to a job.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I had a decent experience in the dorms. Luckily, I ended up in one of the bigger rooms in my residence halls which was nice. The bathrooms were pretty old and dirty and not maintained very well. The hallways also smelled. The rooms had just been renovated that summer so it was all new and clean. I lived in a smaller dorm so it felt more like a community which was a nice plus.

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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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