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Reviews 4375 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Majors: Computer Science – a lot of homework, but worthy;
the department has a pretty strong interaction with IT corporations

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4 College Junior

Academics: Math/Computer Science – math: average workload, maybe not so much activities as other majors

computer science: pretty high workload, supported by a couple of facilities; research are focused more on theory than application; pretty much interns oppotunities

5 College Junior

Local Area: Heaven of Sports and Recreation – students and residences are crazy about sports
a lot of concerts and performances will be held in the event center and other places in or around campus

5 College Student

Local Area: UT: a Beautiful Second Home – I loved UT! It was a rough transition for me to go to such a large university, but I met so many incredible people and had a great experience. I think your experience depends on your major- I was lucky enough to be in such a small department that the professors really knew who I was. I tested out of a lot of the basics, but the large lecture classes I had to take were very impersonal and could be a turn-off. I would take advantage of AP credits, placement exams, and community college classes to cover the general requirements so you can dive right in to classes you're really interested in. Regarding extra-curriculars and the social life, there really is something for everyone either on campus or in the surrounding city of Austin. I'm so glad I went to UT, because it has provided me with so many amazing opportunities.

1 College Senior

Scholarships: Low and Getting Lower – My pell grant this year was cut in less than half, thanks to the Republican governor of Texas and a large amount of cuts to education. These cuts hurt not only scholarships and financial aid, but also the quality of professors and class size. The future for UT, financially, does not look promising.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Local Options Available – There are quite a few locally based dining options within walking distance of UT. My favorites are Veggie Heaven, with its large selection of vegan dishes and Kerbey Lane Cafe, which uses mostly local and in season ingredients ( and is open 24/7).

5 College Senior

Academics: Smaller Departments – I'm an American Studies and English major at UT and the smaller department size of AMS has been wonderful. The professors are genuinely interested in student progress and teach their classes with unparalelled skill and enthusiasm.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Absolutely LOVE It! By far the best experience of my life! HOOK 'EM HORNS!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Best Experience Yet! On campus living is always a lot of fun. It gives you the overall college experience and it is very convenient. A really nice option is a private bathroom for you and your room mate, but if you are not given that luxury, the community bathrooms are just as nice. An advantage to the community bathrooms is that you do not need to keep up with maintenance. The social atmosphere in the dorms is always alive and you will never have to worry about being alone!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Lots of Fun! There is never a dull moment at the University of Texas, let alone in the great city of Austin! Whatever your into, whether it's raging frat parties or great outdoor concerts, Austin has got it all! And many of these events take place on or near campus so they are easy to get to.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Many but Can Be Slow – There are a whole bunch of computers offered at my school but can be slow and a bit aggravating when you want to hurry and meet a time crunch.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Different Opportunities – I'm in the college of natural sciences and I have been given many different chances to expand what i want to learn. There are different programs to join to receive a minor as well as my major. This gives me the opportunity to do something that the school doesn't offer as a major.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: You can walk, take the bus, or bike it. Whichever way you do it though, it's free (unless you have to buy a bike) which is the best thing to hear as a college student.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Based on academics, you can get a fairly good amount of financial aid. Most scholarships though, really look into picking the best candidate to hand out their money to. My advice would be to get involved with the community as much as possible. That really helps distinguish a hard-working student among the rest.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Keep Austin Weird – What I love best about UT is that it is located in one of the best cities ever, Austin! There are so many things to do here, from outdoor activities, to nightlife, to campus life. You get it all here!

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4 College Senior

Weather: It's definitely hot here most of the time. I enjoy the heat, even though during spring/summer/fall you will work up a sweat on campus. It's really not that bad, and the buildings have AC. If you don't like warm weather, you probably shouldn't move to Texas!

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to live in a decent apartment that is close to campus, you don't have that many options. West campus housing is very close and convenient but is very expensive, and the affordable apartments are not very close to campus. I live less than 10 minutes driving distance from campus and luckily there is a UT shuttle, however it takes almost 40 minutes on the bus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Rec Center Is Perfect – Gregory Gym is perfect. They have a good amount of workout equipment, large pools, and plenty of basketball courts. They even have rock climbing which is different, but very fun. Its is even open until midnight.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Texas has amazing school spirit and fan support for both football and basketball. We take pride in our athletics, and have great facilities as well.

4 College Student

Technology: At UT there are always enough computers to go around. However, in some places, printing is expensive. I would rather use my own printer than pay fifty cents per page in the dorm computer labs. However, some colleges offer a certain number of pages of free pages, which is great.

3 College Student

Local Area: Keeping Austin Weird, and Entertaining – Austin is a city full of entertainment. Riding a bus can take you to countless restaurants, clubs, stores, and just about anything else a student would need.

2 College Student

Diversity: Diverse, or in Sync – The University of Texas often hosts events that seemingly embrace diversity in all shapes and forms. However, within these groups are a homogenous people who are as unwelcoming as they claim others are to them. In effect, a reverse discrimination is common at this school.

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3 College Junior

Administration: Not Too Strict – There is plenty of freedom at UT. With over 50,000 undergraduate students alone, frankly the administration couldn't care less about your academic life as long as you aren't failing, or your social life as long as you aren't harming anyone.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It Takes All Kinds – UT really has every type of person you could ever imagine. Insane diversity.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Good So Far. I don't rely on the Health and Safety services much, but they are definitely available and I hear good things about them. I have never had any problems.


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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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