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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Be Prepared to Study Your Life Away – The average to get into nursing school at UT is a 3.75! Think about checking out the extension program that UT has with Austin Community College as a way to get some of the harder science classes out of the way!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Football Team – UT has one of the country's best football teams. The team is loved by not only current UT students but alums. The 100,000 seat stadium is always at total capacity and the school spirit is awe inspiring. There is nothing better in the world to experience then to attend a UT football game!

5 College Sophomore

Administration: UT Cares About the Safety of Its Students – My first month at UT Austin was an exciting and scary experience. A crazed student was going around campus with a gun wildly shooting at people. Before I even knew what was going on, my emergency contact received a text from the university saying it was going into lock down for safety reasons. Soon after that, announcements could be heard around campus instructing students to stay inside. Additionally, we received texts, emails and verbal instructions from our dorm RAs to stay in our rooms. In a matter of seconds the campus was on total lock down and we were safe. Within a few minutes the gunman was also isolated. I could not have felt any safer and secure in thought with the quick and efficient methods UT campus police took to secure each and every student.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: What It's Like to Be a Nursing Student at UT – UT really has its act together for students. There are excellent advisors, professors and resources to facilitate learning. There are numerous organizations to join, make new friends/study partners, and ultimately use to network with after graduation. I love UT and all the people that support the UT community.

5 College Student

Academics: Well I LOVE School – i like 2 play b-ball after school with my homeboyz

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors Are Always Willing to Help – I always feel comfortable being able to go up to a teacher and ask for help.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Always Available for Help – I love the fact that all of my professors are totally willing to help in every way possible. Anytime I have a hard time with a subject, they will do everything possible to try to help me.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Dorms Are Good. I was lucky to get my floor in Jester renovated the year I moved in. Jester East is slowly getting itself renovated, and it is super nice. Overall, dorms are a good way to get to know people. The Jester Market, J2 (the school cafeteria/all you can eat buffet) is AWESOME. $4.75 for an all you can eat buffet? That's great. Plus, they've just finished remodeling, so it's going to be a nice and new environment.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Random Campus Activities – There are tons of free events on campus. They offer free food, free music, and much more. The campus is very much alive, as you can almost hear music playing from everywhere around the campus. You can choose to join and watch the entertainers, or you can walk away. There is so much to do at UT Austin- there is the great Gregory Gym in which everybody goes to.

5 College Junior

Academics: Great- Tons of Experience and Wonderful Professors – I've been really happy with the education I am receiving. Professors strive to help you do well and understand the course material. The music school is at a good size- not too overwhelmingly big, but not painfully small. It is like a family at the Butler School of Music. You will make great friends, and be well respected there.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Science Program – One of the many reasons I chose to attend the university of Texas at Austin is for its commendable and prestigious science program. The College of Natural Sciences is filled with prestigious award winning professors that truly dedicate their expertise to the achievement of their students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I have yet to find a place on campus that I hate. There are some halls such as, Painter, that the desks are so cramped together.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I find the Psych Department to have wonderful resources, amazing professors, and plenty of opportunities to get involved in research that is happening at the University.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Pros and Cons – Pros- theres a bus that goes from 7th street to campus on the weekends until 3 am. Parties in west campus are unlimited. Weekends start on Thursday. Most bars and clubs are 18+. Underage drinking is mostly tolerated unless you cause trouble or are wasted out of your mind and cause a scene.

Cons- cabs are sometimes hard to get ahold of.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Pros and Cons – Pros- Even though campus is big there is always somewhere close by to eat. 2 dining halls with buffet style meals and several more restaurant style made to order type places. On campus fast food places include Quiznos, Chick fil A, Starbucks, Taco Cabana, Zen, Wendy's, & Taco Bell. Off campus is unlimited amounts of good food and its only right across the street from campus (The Drag)

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Pros & Cons – Pros- all the professors I've had or heard of range from ok to amazing. There are SO many classes to choose from. Workload really depends on the students choice. Some classes have heavy work loads while others are very light, so it's about tailoring which classes you pair together in each semester. Especially in the larger classes, the TA's have office hours in addition to the professor so there's always someone you can get ahold of for extra attention after class. Most popular study area is the PCL (library)

Cons- registration process can be frustrating at times. Classes can be very large and at times you feel like just a number.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Up to Date and Easily Accessible – Most students have laptops. With that said, its not hard at all to find an available computer in one of the many computer labs and the PCL (library). Access is free and unlimited and printing is cheap.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The Advertising program at UT Austin is top notch. Number 1 in the country as of fall '10! Professors know what it takes to make it after graduation, which is saying a lot in this constantly changing industry. You're not just prepped with enough knowledge to graduate with a Bachelors, you're completely prepared for the real world. By that I mean you've had the opportunity to get a Business certificate along with your BS and specialize in either the creative, media, or dollars and cents side of advertising.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Difficult, Not Even Worth It. UT is one of the most difficult, if not most difficult, colleges to get scholarships from. It is of popular opinion that hardly any student receives monetary aid if you are not in financial need. And rarely are any scholarships given to students for academic achievement beyond the expected "top 10% or 5% high school graduate" scholarship of 2,000. I didn't even bother applying for financial aid because pretty much, if you are not from a low income family, don't hold your breath waiting for any financial support from UT. Plus, being a large public college institution, UT doesn't feel the need to shell out any funds to attract students apparently- there are way too many students who want to come to UT.

4 College Junior

Administration: Fair Enough – Students know the rules and remain cognizant of them throughout the year. It's the same for almost all colleges, so nothing too surprising. Though at UT, it's expected that students are more boisterous and party-happy or drinking too much. And it does happen, as I'm sure it does at any college- however, it's entirely up to you whether you want to be exposed to that or included in these...festivities. Punishments and fines are severe yet nothing unexpected due to fair warning.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Fairly Safe – Because campus is so large and crowded, especially during the day that it is rare to feel unsafe walking around campus alone. Campus is beautiful and large, but it is best to keep dorm doors locked and to take extra security measures just in case, to avoid theft. It is largely known that the PCL has a high theft rate, so never leave belongings unattended.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great Experience from a Great University – The academics. The social life. The city. The weather. The athletics program. The community. The diversity. What's not to love?

2 College Junior

Parking: Strict and Pricey – PTS Officials are incredibly stringent in enforcing parking rules, even threatening to ticket people who are simply idling to pick up a friend. They have a very poor reputation among the student body. In addition, parking in the garages costs approximately $800 annually. To park remotely (about a mile from campus) cost something more reasonable like $150, but is very far away.

4 College Junior

Academics: The strength of the engineering program at UT speaks for itself, with its high national rankings. My personal experience has confirmed the national rankings. Nearly all of the Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering professors that I have had have been excellent instructors, as well as leading researchers in their respective fields. In addition to learning material in class, we have had practical laboratory- or project-focused learning components, from using wind tunnels and thermal imaging, to redesigning the steam cycle at the UT power plant.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Diversity City – Austin is known for "keeping Austin weird", but I really haven't met any particularly out of the ordinary weird people. If you aren't used to seeing a bunch of Asians that will change when you come to UT. Like every school there are your heavy party goers, but a great number of people are not into that atmosphere. There are many great college ministry people, which is where I met 95% of my friends here. I love them all dearly, because they are an amazing group of people that love Jesus and love people!

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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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