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Reviews 4938 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Always Something Different – There is an abundance of different foods right next to the UT campus. Most places give better and more food for the same price that the on campus cafeterias cost. Along side the sometimes frightening choices, many of which I've never seen until I got to Austin, are the familiar fast food chains with cheap, familiar food. I've been there 2 years and I am still discovering new places to eat all the time.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Ride Your Bike – The public transportation at UT is a good option and the buses are very effective, but if you want to be on your own schedule and get some exercise while your at it, you should ride your bike. The campus makes it very convenient to ride your bike since they have placed bike racks all through out campus and made the majority of campus only pedestrian or biker friendly.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: New Adventure Everyday – Austin is so big, that you couldn't possibly ever see everything it has to offer. If you live in the area you can visit a new restaurant (the food in Austin is awesome!) or a new museum everyday.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone Is So Friendly – You'll find that everyone you see on campus walks by you with their head held high and a smile on their face. You can approach everyone on campus and they will answer your questions or supply you with company.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Can There Be Better School Than This? I am international student and i just realized that there can't be better university than here even though i have been to many top schools!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Awesome Places to Eat! Austin is really a place to eat i think! there are mixture of various cuisines that you can almost taste all the food in Austin, especially near the campus. I am sure that everyone can find a place where they will have the favorite food!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Housing With My Parents – I am living with my parents in apartment but the price and quality of housing is pretty good compared to other places really!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Amazing Austin – Though i am very studious and diligent student, i just can't forget that night with my parents when i passed by 6th St.! Amazing night life there! really!

5 College Junior

Athletics: Great System! We have one of the best networks here at UT. Athletics is the big revenue maker for UT Austin and the reason we are a top school. We are world recognized and even showed some of the best athletes at the Olympics in 2012. Just to say we have our very own Network the Longhorn Network from ESPN is very popular in Austin and Texas.

Big 12!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Troubling Times – We have had obvious signs of lacking in the security area that have been nationally acclaimed. Sorry to say that when you attend a school that size sometimes it's not possible to have surveillance all the time everywhere.When something happens you get either a text of an e-mail that tells you about the event so you can keep an eye out.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: The University of Texas has amazing professors who truly care for your success.

4 College Junior

Majors: Medical School as a Goal – This is not the best school for pre-meds, but I think so far I am surviving. I would say going to such an amazing school is worth the extra effort you have to put in to be able to shine here.

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4 College Junior

Majors: No Difficulties! I got accepted and begun my studies, no issues whatsoever!

3 College Junior

Majors: BS Neurobiology – I love my school as well as my major, but I have to say, that there is room for improvement in how UT does my major. This is however likely to be a result of it being a rather new degree here. My major concern has been quality of some of the professors' interest in lecturing/teaching, as opposed to simply being there because they have to. Some of my professors, however, are the greatest teachers I could ever ask for. So it varies. Workload is high, but doable.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Amazing Food – There are go local cards which help you save but other than that there aren't other discounts. The cost varies depending on where you go but you can get amazing food for dirt cheap or extremely expensive. One of the reasons why I love Austin so much is its diverse option of dining and how tasty most things are.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Always Something to Do – There is so much going on that it is hard not to find something to get involved in or do. There are tons of organizations and the entire city is filled with great opportunities. My favorites are going to Barton Springs, going Kayaking, or going hiking. Lots of fresh air with beautiful scenery.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Got What I Needed but Not Helpful – Overall, I guess I really can't complain because I got all the funds that I needed but the financial aid office is always busy so they don't have time to take my calls or answer my emails in a prompt manner. I have called from when the office opens to when the office closes and all I get is a busy signal.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Always Someone to Help – It's understandable that students are afraid that they are going to struggle in their classes because there are so many students and so little professors compared to students. But, I have found that accessing help was no problem especially if I wanted to find help. You have not only your professors but your TAs, your SIs, or the tutoring center. All of this really helps because the workloads may not be big but the tests are hard, and the students are competitive.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Never a Boring Night – No matter what kind of fun you like to have, you are never going to have a boring night in Austin. There are always parties going on near or on campus. You can always go to 6th street and their is a campus bus that takes you there and back. You can go out to eat or even go bowling on campus. There is plenty of things to do and Austin is a lively city.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Good but Overdone – When I first came to college, I thought the food was really good. However, you are going to be eating the same food over and over again. Jester City Limits is overpriced so your best option is to go to one of the buffet type dinning areas. Depending on the day, the food could be really good. If it's a bad day, there's always cereal.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses do their job right and always on time and on schedule.
Always free as long as you have your ID card on you, that includes the Metro City buses.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to eat off campus. Chipotle is very good. Love their burritos.
There is also a Kerby Lane cafe that always has great reviews. Lots of students go there.
Austin's Pizza is the absolute best. Hand made and everything. Great selections and never fails to please.
There are many other small shops like yogurt shops that are very good.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice. Very clean and the RA's are very helpful.
Not much activity in the San Jacinto Dorm but then again I lived on the top floor.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's College – The housing process was very easy, just be sure to turn everything in as early as possible! The competition for the nicer dorms is very competitive.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Easy Process – They were many scholarships to choose from and applying for those scholarships was very easy. However, scholarships were hard to come by if you were not in financial need.


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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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