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Reviews 4302 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Cooler in the mornings, but warms up as the day goes on. It does not start to get cooler until October though. August is hot.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Many Choices – There are many choices for off campus housing including apartments, houses, and condos, and are close enough to walk. Can be pricey though.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Effectiveness of Policies – Being that there are numerous apartment complexes that are off campus but very close, students have quick and easy access to alcohol and leisure drugs. However this access comes with an uneducated approach. The campus is only strict on the consumption of alcohol which is only allowed on one area of the campus. Additionally, the advertisement of alcohol is strictly prohibited however the promotion of certain other drugs is permitted with several limitations to which students can often take advantage of.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Streaks of Colors – The UTSA campus is very diverse and that adds on greatly to its level of class and promising educational opportunities. A daily stroll through the campus in the middle of the day will reveal that there is a grand variety of students from a plethora of places around the globe. By aiding these groups with individual student organizations, the student body feels more welcome and more open to interact with other students within the area. However the status of economic background does leave grounds for discussion being that there are not enough off campus facilities to accomodate the diversity of the campus and thus students must look for farther off locations.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Student Hangouts – Overall the layout of UTSA is very good and more centralized allowing for an even distribution of students. The recreation center provides for incredbile workouts and leisure acitivities anytime during the day. The University Center is a mix of generations but is laid out simple enough for students to easily access the facilities but is not as centralized as the other buildings. The library however is a building that needs to update its facilities. Nowadays students are attracted to novel items and rooms thus the investments in new technologies are worth the costs.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities at UT are so helpful. Gregory gym is huge! It includes two cardio areas, a weight room, rock climbing, plenty of raquetball courts, basketball courts, a track overlooking the basketball courts, and olympic sized lap pools among so much more. The library is open 24 hours a day which is useful during finals. The Sanger Learning Center offers group tutoring for students and 5 free hours of single tutoring. The Union has a bowling alley and a starbucks!

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Never Bored! Austin is a great place to live! The whole city has love for the University. Everywhere you go, you see people, not just students, sporting longhorn wear. For the lover of the outdoors, Austin has a wonderful park named Zilker. For those over 21, 6th street is a great place to go at night! Every year, Austin hosts a three day concert called Austin City Limits. The Domain is a great place to shop, with a variety of different stores and restaurants. I never want to leave Austin.

3 College Junior

Academics: Teachers Are Sometimes Helpful – It seems that most teachers don't seem to have an interest in the progress of their students, and aren't really teaching for students to learn.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: the off campus housing is decent. it is a populous city so you do have to do some searching. because it is in austin, the pricing can be a tad bit exspensive, but i would say that its worth it.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely present here at UT but your social life is in no way limited if you are not greek.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always something to do- especially in West Campus. 6th St. is also a really fun place to be.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Very Attractive School – It is impossible to go anywhere without seeing someone who is insanely attractive.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Bevo Is Free – All public transportation on campus and in the Austin Area is free to all University students. This was done to help the university students prepare for a world that has become increasingly dependent on public transportation.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Bevo Takes a Hands-Off Policy – The University hosts many activities for the incoming freshmen, briefing them on good decision making. However when it comes to strictness the university hardly plays a role. The exception however is parking a speeding. Getting towed and getting speeding tickets on campus is no laughing matter.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Bevo Only Buys the Best – At the University of Texas, all facilities and espically the technological ones are as up to date as possible. While varity in computers may range from building to building, in all student buildings, and including the libraries, all of the computers are well up to date.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Too Much to Do, Too Little Time. From 1st street to 40th street, there are things for everybody.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Aren't We in Austin? I go to school in the most "liberal" city in Texas, yet I don't feel the self-expression vibe going on. Kids around here tend to dress the same (nike shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, etc.) I've always been that "girl that dresses weird." But I'm not feelin' the love at UT. Everyone wants to conform to a certain image here.

Besides that, people are friendly, but shy. Maybe we are all just looking to spread our wings...

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls are easy to settle for, though it gets repetitive. We have many fast food options, but that gets a little tiresome too. I wish there were more healthy, fresh options on campus. My meal plan which is available through my ID card makes payment very convenient.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Dining at UT Austin – Though the dining services at UT at Austin are not the greatest, the off-campus dining options are. Guadalupe street, or "the Drag", has so many options, and since most of them are so close to campus, almost all will accept bevo bucks (if you live on-campus you will get $300 of these). All the places are directed towards college students, so they are all unique, cheap, and offer diverse food options. Personally I have fallen in love with Potbelly's since it is so close to my dorm and a frozen yogurt place called Swirl is right next to it.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Very Diverse – The people on campus are very diverse and I think for the most part everyone is accepted. There are clubs and organizations that are specific to different cultures and races, so people can feel accepted with others just like them.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining is quite convenient and not too pricey. There are many places to eat so you can have different options and variety.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Awesome Profs – The professors are outstanding they help and lead us. The offer personal and professional experiences that will help us in the future.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Whatever Is Your Liking – With 48,000 students here, you have your options. Their are tons of parties at peoples apartments and at fraternities and what not that you could go drink your liver away if you would like. Their is also tons of people who don't enjoy that and do other things for nightlife. You will have plenty of people doing both.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: You Might Not Need a Computer – This day and age it's just about impossible to function without owning your own computer. However, I honestly feel like you might be able to get by at UT if you didn't have one. Free computers access in libraries scattered all over campus until about 2 or 3 AM and all night during finals. To top that off, you can also check out laptops!

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Fun Times With People Your Age – Austin is awesome. Great scene where just about everyone is accepted. Traffic is bad and parking is awful but I like to walk anyways. Lots of scenery and lots of fun indoor places as well.


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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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