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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Area Attraction – Austin is the best city in texas and there are so much things to do. During the weekend anyone can take the bus, which is free for ut students, to sixth for the best party ever. Although Austin is lively, it is also crowded with very unique individuals. the sslogan "keep austin weird" is very befitting because that is exactly how austin does their thing.

3 College Junior

Weather: Dry & Humid – For the most part, it is dry and humid. However, it gets better after the afternoon is over and during the evening.

3 College Junior

Transportation: For me, I did not have trouble with public transportation because I used the buses which were free to UT students. Although, one may have trouble finding which bus goes where, but if you have the phone app with bus routes, it is easier for you.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Jester East – Jester has a reputation for being disgusting, but as far as I know, this only applies to Jester West. Jester East is newly renovated, and the rooms are clean, fairly spacious, and full of amenities. The dorms have an overall aura of cleanliness and efficiency, and there is no trace of smell in either the buildings or the dorm rooms. The bottom floor has a relatively small, average common area with comfy chairs and tables, and the Jester Dining Center is conveniently located right next to the building.

2 Recent Alumnus

Parking: UT is a fairly compact campus in a city, which means that parking is difficult to find. Parking on campus during work hours requires a parking permit, which are fairly affordable for a semester. Garage parking is also available; however, the semester price is rather steep and the daily rate is only an option on that rare occasion when you have no other option. Fines and ticketings are common and parking is monitored constantly. Towing is also a concern and runs about $200 to get your car back. However, the bus system works well and most places on campus are in walking distance.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Bleeding Orange – The athletics at UT are huge. The athletic teams and athletes are often some of the top in the nation and are always strong competitors in their sport. Just as important and big on campus is the student support for the teams. UT students are known for "bleeding orange" and you will never find a shortage of students with their "horns up". If NCAA sports aren't for you, the campus has a wide selection of IM and club sports ranging from quidditch to rock climbing with great facilities to support all your training needs!

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Walk Into Variety – UT Austin is largely a pedestrian campus. The variety and quantity of food options within walking distance to campus, especially on the drag, is great. Whether you favor organic, vegan, or traditional fast food, you can find a place near campus for you that is convenient and affordable.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Private Dorms – I was stupid enough to stay at Dobie (I stayed there for a volleyball camp in high school and though it was great). The roommate matching was HORRIBLE, the rooms looked like a prison cell, and the people were much more....interesting than I'm used to...

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The process of getting into the Journalism program wasn't too bad. t thought my application essay were pretty crappy but I guess my extracurriculars and high school achievements pushed me in a little bit? However, every time I tell someone I'm majoring in journalism they always respond with "Isn't that one of the hardest programs to get into?" Sorry, I guess I'm one of THOSE kids....

4 College Sophomore

Majors: So Far I Love the Journalism Program – Although I have only taken one journalism course at my university, I absolutely love it. Our academic advisors make sure that we are comfortable with our work load and on track for graduating in the amount of years that we want to.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Great Instructors – At the University of Texas at Austin the professors (those that I have had so far, at least) have been genuinely interested in my progress and understanding of the classes. As long as I show interest (which is not difficult, seeing as how I love all of the classes I sign up for) they are willing to help me in any way possible.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Everything Is on the Drag! Off-campus dining is available throughout Guadalupe Street which is right next to campus! The restaurants are very diverse ranging from Asian, Greece, Mexican, and American food! Though most of the restaurants very not good for your health, they are very delicious and worth taking away the stress from the college life.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Live Life With No Regrets! I am very happy at where I am standing. I am still in the process of waiting to get accepted to the Nursing Program at UT Austin. Yes, if I could do it all over again, I would in a heart beat. I did terrible my first semester due to my selfishness of wanting to go back home. My homesickness got the best of me. I regret it but I know all I can do is better improve myself and have pure dedication to my education. My goal is to becoming a nurse and help save lives!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: What it takes to get into my Biology Major was easy. It didn't require any applications but it was particularly based on how well you did in High School. I'm only going to my second year at UT Austin and I will be switching my major to Nursing. Nursing does require special classes and an application. How well you do your first 2 years plays a big role in whether you get accepted! GPA matters!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Great School! I currently attend the University of Texas at Austin. I will be attending my 2nd year at this school this fall. My first year at Austin was amazing! The atmosphere and the people! My professors were very helpful in helping me do well. They truly cared about my education and my understandings of the subject.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Uteach Liberal Arts - Great Preparation – UTeach Liberal Arts is a unique program that has been used as a model all over the country. If you are looking into secondary education in the liberal arts, this is the program for you. The early exposure to teaching and master teachers guiding you through gave you thorough preparation for your time as a full-time teacher.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Keep Austin Weird – The University of Texas stays true to it's city's motto. The programs are some of the best in the nation, the city ever creative will keep you motivated and excited, and the resources available are many to help you in your research.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Out and Exposed – Because the university is large and open, when there is adverse weather it could be a nuisance. I vividly remember having even my backpacked drenched on the INSIDE despite the fact I had an umbrella, and being showered by a moving vehicle driving over a puddle of water - yep, just like in the movies.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Something for Everyone – UT has a space for everyone. From napping on the lawn of the "Six-Pack" to bowling in the Union Underground, you will never be bored. The gyms are state-of-the-art, libraries are overflowing with resources, and food is always good. If you want to relax, you can go to the Turtle Pond and read, but if your prefer to be social when you study, the lobby of the FAC is the place for you!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Gets Tiring – At first it was great. Then after the fall semester I was fed up. I had to resort to buying soups and frozen foods. It can be expensive and you only have a limited number of dine in dollars. The salad bar is great but the food is repetitive and the prices are crazy. I wouldn't be able to do it for another year.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: I'm Not Complaining – When I didn't have a computer with me I had to use the computer lab and its printers. It was a little confusing at first but I asked for help and I got the hang of it. There may be a little wait time when there are a lot of people. There are enough computers and printers. The system is good, I haven't seen much people complain about it.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Sharing Is the Way to Go! I will be living off campus this fall and I was lucky enough to find some cool people to share a place with. I will pay around 500 dollars a month but sharing a room. The apartment is a bit farther than other locations from campus but the price is worth it. The apartment is spacious and sharing a room isn't all that bad. It is cheaper than living on campus but there are a lot of extra expenses.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The Drag – The Drag on Guadalupe is where you can get food very easily and for a fair price too. There is everything from sandwich places to asian food. There are lots of interesting places all along the drag. I would recommend the Pita Pit and Potbelly if you're in to yummy sandwiches. The new yogurt place is a great place to hang with friends and the yogurt is very good. As a vegetarian I think there are great places to find food here in Austin which is great for West Campus residents.

4 College Junior

Academics: Many Great Professors – UT is hard when it comes to academics. Professors usually are pretty good but some just aren't meant to teach. I recommend looking up the rating on professors before you choose a class. Alot of them are really helpful and some are funny. Some give you alot of work, others don't. Core classes tend to be big, about 100-500 students, but the professor usually stays till everyone who needs help is gone.

4 College Junior

Local Area: City of College Students – We are the party city. 6th street is very popular for it's clubs and bars. If you don't like partying there's other things to do like kayaking, going to small concerts and galleries etc. Whatever you're in to, Austin has. It's made up of mostly college students and young people so the attitude is friendly. Fiesta Texas is only an hr away. I don't recommend shopping at malls unless you're into the sorority fashion trend. You can look online for the 365 things to do in Austin. That helps.


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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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