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Reviews 4397 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great School Spirit, Great School. If anyone has an opportunity of coming here they should take it. There is nothing like going to school in austin. You have to remember to put school before social life though because its really day to fall behind.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Poor Communication – I think unless you personally don't know someone its hard to get advised in the greek life because of the huge amount of people coming to this school.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There are so many different majors to choose from. Most advisors are helpful with any questions and there's also a career center for most college and even a basic one for any undergrad student who needs help. There's always someone to answer your question.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They're not particularly strict on campus. Just be smart and don't show off that you're doing inappropriate things and you should be fine.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Don't Do It – Drugs aren't that obvious around campus. Underage drinking is completely accepted, almost encourage. The cops won't do too much about it unless you're obviously intoxicated in public and may be causing a scene.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: They Do Have Loop Holes – Financial Aid in my campus is very difficult. Dont wait for them to contact you. You have to go in person if you really need to resolve an issue its the only way you can get it done. They may tell you no but be presistent they do have loop holes for such a big institution. All you have to do is ask question. Lots of questions.

5 College Junior

Technology: Up to Date – The first thing I noticed at the University of Texas was how up to date they were with technology. Another surpise was that they use nothing but Macintosh. I would have assumed Michael Dell would donated to them being that it is the university he attended. They have a great libraries with PLENTY of computers and also offer lap tops you can check out daily to take home for students that cant afford one or have time to spend in the library that came in handy to me my freshmen year.

1 College Junior

Academics: Stressed Out Biology Students – My major falls under the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. We are the largest College on campus next to the McCombs School of Business. We are also one of the most difficult college in every aspect you can think of from registration to Examination. Our profs are the toughest ones.Even though we have the best teachers most of them barely speak english and just because they know the subject they teach like the back of their hand doesnt mean they know how to teach it. Its basically up to us to pass the class with our own resources. The work load has varied by profs in my two years there I have had ONE good science prof. The teacher student ration is 500 to 1 LITERALLY. Overall its a bittersweet feelings with my major.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Weather on campus is very unpredictable causing you to always be prepared.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many off campus dining options many within walking distance. Not all are college friendly.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Way Hot – Hey, it's Texas so you got to know you're in for some heat and some sun but it's dry heat. Not a lot of humidity.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Just Right. Although the parking people can be a little strict, there is nothing outrageous or too slacking.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are numerous libraries, lots of places to study, and events always going on.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Hook 'Em Horns! I love Austin and I love UT. The diversity on campus is incredible and everyone is kind. The only downside to UT is the sheer size. 50,000 students is A LOT. It's difficult to make friends because you rarely see people unless you have plans already. UT is a great community overall and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are so many classes offered, and literally something for every single student on campus, but there are a few drawbacks. To start, the classes are huge! Up to 300 people makes it nearly impossible to get one-on-one time with professors or ask questions in class. But the classes are also enthralling (for the most part) so it's a tricky situation.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Too Much! There's always something going on in Austin. Actually, there's always something going on just on campus. It's easy to find something to do and nearly always something new to experience.I've lived in Austin my entire life, but I've experienced and learned things in the past few months that have astounded me! Never knew there was so much more to an already incredible city!

1 College Freshman

Administration: UT Police – UT has it's own police department and all around campus are emergency buttons for if your endanger. The police are also very strict on stalking, underage drinking or drug abuse. It's very strict.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not Much Drugs – If you want drugs, you can get them anywhere but it isn't as big as drinking or dancing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Student Discounts – In UT we have this thing called "BevoBucks" which is $300 that is renewed with each semester on you student ID. And most stores/ restaurants that have the BevoBucks logo you can have your ID pay for everything. It's really great when you feel like eating out and don't have money, well then swipe your ID!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Civil Engineering at UT Austin – I'm currently a sophomore, so I still have many Civil classes left to take, but out of the ones I have taken, I've seen that my professors are all very knowledgable. The workload is high, but that only makes the learning process deeper. The labs are very detailed and intuitive and UT's Civil Department regularly ranks in the top 5 programs of the country.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Computer Usage at UT Austin – There are computer labs in every building at UT Austin, most consisting of at least 50 computers. There's almost always space in the labs, since the campus also has wifi access, so a lot of people bring their own laptops. The labs are large and have lots of study space, so unless you really need to study at a coffee shop or while eating, buying a laptop isn't really necessary. Printing depends on the particular department, but if it's not free (which it usually is in most departments), it's very cheap.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: How Is Austin Different – The university is in the heart of the city and is fairly close to downtown. So it is easy to take public transit to any place in the city and find something to do. Austin is a very lively city and it can be fun just to walk around to see what there is. Everyone on campus has a lot of school spirit, especially when it comes to football and the student section at games is an experience in itself.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: School So Far – I really do enjoy living on campus and studying at this University. There is a wide spread of classes and the teachers do genuinely care about the subject they are teaching. However, scheduling is the biggest obstacle to over come and everyone has issues with their schedules at some point. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and there is always something to do on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dormitories on Campus – Jester is one of the largest dormitories in the United States and has thousands of students. This is where the most advertising of events happens and where most students come to eat when they live on campus. Brackenridge, Roberts, and Prather are close to Jester but are for those who prefer a more intimate environment with other students since it has tremendous amount of less students and also has slightly larger rooms than Jester. San Jacinto, or San Jac, is a more expensive dorm that provides a private bath and larger rooms.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security on Campus – There are always police around campus since the university is in the middle of the city. Plus, the campus has the blue light system in case one ever does need help. On the weekends, one does see the police stopping people because of the partying going on in downtown, which is close to the university. But I still feel safe there have been many drills and plans made in case of any serious situation. The university has a campus wide email and text message system to keep everyone informed on any hostile situations that may occur.


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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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