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Reviews 4451 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: Frustrating Policies – Coming from a low-income family, I applied for many scholarships outside of the university system in order to avoid taking out loans. I was initially offered quite a bit of aid from the university, but when I returned a form stating the amount of outside scholarships I would receive, the took away every dollar of aid they had offered and simply replaced it with the outside aid. As a transfer student, this practice was incredibly shocking to me. I had left the first university I attended in order to save money, but I'm still being forced to take out as many loans as I would have without the scholarships I receive from my community.

1 College Junior

Parking: D for Dreadful. With a regular permit, you have to park on the opposite side of a major interstate from campus, and it can take quite a while to make your way to class--especially when the campus itself is fairly large. Even with a parking pass (which costs an outrageous amount), find a space can be difficult and you generally won't find a space close to classes. Park in a place without the proper permit, and I can pretty much guarantee you'll return to a $25+ ticket on your windshield. The great thing about UT is the bus system which runs near almost all student living areas.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: TRAILER FOOD! While Austin offers a great variety of restaurant options, possibly the BEST part of the Austin food scene is the numerous food trailers. To most people, the thought of buying a meal from a truck parked on the side of the road is nothing short of repulsive, but if you spend your entire time in Austin without having at least tried Best Wurst or The Peached Tortilla, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. Most of the trailers have weird hours and change location often, but it's beyond worth the effort to track them down! To all of the foodies out there: Austin will not disappoint.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: A Great Place to Be – The University of Texas has a diverse culture. The university offers a convenient and free bus system offered to UT students. Did I mention that the capitol is in walking distance from the campus?

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: UT has a great network of city buses that run on or near campus. We even have our own shuttle system within the campus.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus Is Very Aware – The campus police is always very aware of everything that goes happens on campus. They always sent out emergency texts if anything is dangerous is occurring near campus. The campus is very strict on underage drinking.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: Great Number of Labs Available – The computer labs were always opened when I needed them. The UT website also has a list online of computer labs around campus and other places where you can print. It is very helpful.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Fun and Hard – We work hard and party hard. Everyone here is intelligent and pretty much knows what they are doing.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most of the School – If you are a boy and like to party you must be in a frat.

5 College Student

Athletics: UT Spirit! The spirit and pride of all the students at UT is great! The longhorn football games are absolutely insane, and almost all students attend the games. There is a huge sense of involvement, support, and motivation from the students to acknowledge the sports. All sports are recognized and shown spirit to.

4 College Student

Academics: Architectural Engineering – The Engineering school at UT is honestly well known as a very difficult school and major. There is always very active involvement, and they teach you to an extent to where you feel like you actually could make a difference and begin to be a well known engineer. Many of the professors know resources in the city to help you get internships or jobs during or after you graduate. Since Austin is a huge growing city, this field is very popular here.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: In Austin as a Freshman you are allowed to live off campus. There is a whole section of the city of Austin right by the University called "West Campus." All of the condos, apartments, and co-ops in this area are occupied by students almost. There is a wide selection of places to stay. Since the city of Austin is so packed, parking is a very difficult task unless your apartment has parking you can pay for. Also, at night Austin turns into a humongous party scene, and unfortunatley if your car is parked on the street somewhere some intoxicated people could cause damage to your car. Having a car here and dealing with parking it is the only downfall. Also, the cost of living in Austin is quite high, especially that close to campus. The location is very convenient however, because the campus is never more than 5 blocks away. Most of the landlords and companies have been renting out apartments to students for a while, therefore they are experienced and have good businesses. The school can have a person talk to you and see where you are interested in living, and give you the numbers to apartment finders in the area. The city of Austin is beautiful however, and the night life is one renowned among cities and other colleges. Austin is an awesome place, and living off campus close to the college gives you a lot of freedom, and there's always something to do.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Hot, but Beautiful! The weather is very hot in the summer, reaching 100 degrees, yet the rest of the year is very comfortable as it rarely gets too cold. There are tons of great swimming locations and outdoor activities to help with the heat.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Beautiful but Small – The dorm rooms are pretty small, yet the rest of the campus is beautiful so it makes up for it. I find myself exploring the campus more than just sitting at home in my dorm room. There are tons of fun things to do in Austin.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Incredibly City – Austin, UT, the whole thing is full of opportunity and incredibly inspiring.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Athletic centers: could not be better. easily accessible and very nice.
student centers: very nice and two of them
Libraries: amazing
Activities: plentiful.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls at UT – I don't mean to gloat but I can pretty much say that UT has some of the best looking and intelligent people you'll ever see. There are people from every where, from different countries, different ethnic backgrounds, you name it we got it. People are friendly and outgoing here and because Austin has a very active atmosphere everyone is constantly working out or training to maintain good health and shape. In other words I'm pretty sure there's someone of your liking here.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The one thing you got to love about Austin is the many places that you can eat off-campus. For one, we have what is known as The Drag. This is a place that is literally across the street from campus that offers anything you can think of as far as food. It accommodates every type of eater for a decent price. Now once you've visited every location at least once, which I surely doubt, and decide you want to try something new I gaurantee there is a place you have yet to visit around each and every corner.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining on Campus – We have multiple places spread amongst our campus that provide dining services to the students. One's dining experience depends on where you go. Although the prices are similar everywhere, the quality of food is different. Some places have different preparation techniques than others as well as the portion of food that they serve. The menus are different and so are the atmospheres. Now even though having dining areas on campus is a commodity, I'm not going to lie, it does become expensive. My best suggestion would be to hit up any place on campus that offers buffets, it's definitely a lot cheaper and you can eat as much as your heart or stomach desires.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UT Is Awsome – UT is an extraordinary experience that provides you with everything you need to succeed. The professors are professional and distinguished, the atmosphere is a positive one, and there are many activities in which one can make connections.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Not Sure – UT has a massive police force, but I don't know much about them. I do know rules are quite strict because the University has a Judicial services office that treats students who misbehave.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: UT Is Great – Jester Dormitory can turn into quite a horrible experience after some time but in general it is fine. UT gives you the ultimate student experience with its student population and urban environment.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: About half the time it came at the last minute and i would have to do a "tuition loan" till my actual financial aid came in.

3 Recent Alumnus

Technology: If you are a Mac user then UT is great for you (I personally am not) so i always used my personal laptop....

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: UT offers a huge variety of classes that fulfill basic requirements in a unique way. Classes vary from bat caves, Grimms Brother original fairy tales, to modern poetry. It is great to take classes you wouldn't take without needing a requirement - but classes that also still interest you.


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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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