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Reviews 4374 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Senior

Weather: The weather is usually pretty awesome. Being in the south it usually stays on the warm side but we have a few cold days mixed in during the winter

3 College Senior

Academics: History Major – It is a lot of writing, be prepared to write many papers

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: School Spirit – I personally feel the University of Texas has more school spirit that any other school in Texas. Everyone bleeds burn't orange! Hook em'!

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There is no excuse for not passing your classes. The campus offers so many resources to help you learn and study. There are tutors, study groups, and counselors if youre just having a hard day.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe Within the Austin – The university of Texas is spread out across downtown Austin. It is not considered a particularly safe place, considering there tends to be "weird" people living on the streets of downtown. However, I have never felt unsafe. The employees, security, and other students have made it a safe environment. Even people, just driving through the downtown, make themselves aware of students walking around campus. However I would stay away from walking alone on the drag at nighttime.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: People Are Ready to Help – for the most part people are great and ready to show you the way if you allow them, it may be difficult to deal with multiple academic courses but there is always help offered no matter what at no cost to you

5 College Junior

Weather: You Get the Best of Four Worlds – Summer, Fall, Winter and then Spring you get to see the best of all four seasons

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I'm just entering this semester but I am already getting bi-weekly emails telling me about what is going on around campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I like my apartment on 6th Street where I pay $510 plus electricity every month for about 615 square feet. It was built in the 1950's and had no dishwasher but there are laundry units every where in the complex. Internet, cable and water come with the place. The wait to get in is generally 6-18 months and you have to be a full time student at UT. It's very safe and quiet, a lot of parking and a bus stop at the entrance of the complex. Your student ID means free bus rides everywhere, including school.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The Drag – If you want to eat off of campus take a quick walk to Guadalupe St. In Austin we call it "The Drag," and you can find great local (or at least very small chains) with excellent food, many with organic/healthy options. Most are with "Bevo Bucks," a program at UT where you load your student ID with money then get discounts for using that money. If you have $10, you'll eat (or drink) fabulously.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Buses Are Everywhere and Free for Students – Buses are the main source of transportation, other than bikes for UT students. UT offers all student free bus transportation anywhere in the city. It is essential part of transportation for most students.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greeks Are a Big Part of Campus – Greek life is big and many join, but it does not dominate as many do not join. There is a large number number (50,000) students who attend UT and so there is a lot of diversity on campus. No students are judged and not accepted if they are not apart of Greek life.

3 College Senior

Academics: A Little Lacking Support Towards the Economic Program – I am in the Liberal Arts College at the University of Texas and I am an Economic major. The Liberal Arts Department has had severe financial cuts in the recent years. The Economic Department especially has suffered because of it. They have removed several classes and teachers, and thus the program has thrived in the past years, at least in my opinion. The quality of the teachers and classes has not changed, but the classes are limited due to the small number of classes offered. I think that the school should pay more attention to the Economic Department, particularly because it is has been and is exponentially becoming a very vital and important part of our society and culture.

3 College Senior

Administration: UT Strictness – UT is not extremely strict but if you mess up, you could suffer huge consequences.

4 College Senior

Academics: UT has a great Advertising program and all around great programs within the Communications School. There are a lot of good professors who have had significant experience doing what you are studying to do. The course load is tough but worth it knowing that you're graduating from a highly rated school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Generally, the rooms are small. The best options, bigger rooms, and nicer facilities come with higher cost. The halls are pretty clean for the most part. The location of the dorm doesn't really matter since walking cross campus only takes 10 minutes and there are always shuttles. The food option is great, much better than what I can make. The community isn't like the ones at small libral art colleges, but you can always make friends in other places.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Help Is Available If Asked – Due to the amount of students in the science undergrad program, the lower division classes are pretty big, many with more than 300 students. Most of the lower division classes have average work load, and the curriculum is decent. The upper division classes have fewer students per class session. There are many opportunities for research positions or other positions for students, but you have to look for it.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Well... It's Austin – I actually didn't know too much about the Austin scene until I attended the university, but boy was I missing out! There are so many different communities in the area that mix and match with each other, and rarely a week goes by without something unique happening in town. As a film major nothing beats the Alamo Drafthouse and the Austin Film Society, and that is just the tip of the film iceberg.

4 College Senior

Academics: It's a Small World – One thing I really enjoy about the University of Texas at Austin is the fact that, while there are over 50,000 students attending the university, the school feels mostly connected. I see friends from various majors all the time just walking to class. It is easy to get lost in such a big sea of students but I've never felt disconnected.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Night Owl's Dream – With one of the liveliest bar scenes in the country, Austin's legendary Sixth Street creates a party atmosphere for students over 21 while maintaining fun options for those underage. The public transportation has worked with the campus to run a number of routes that run through student housing and provide a safe ride for patrons.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Top of the Line – The dining halls on campus are fantastic! The University of Texas truly makes an effort to have a variety of options for every student. From buffet lines, different food types, vegetarian options and national and local chain restaurants, there is no shortage of places to eat! The meal plan comes automatically to those who live on campus, but to students who don't, you really get the quality and amount of food that you pay for. The dining halls also make an effort to create unique events every week to shake up the food routine.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: An Opportunity of a Lifetime – At the University of Texas, being a student of the school of journalism is a prestigious opportunity to learn from talented, award-winning professionals of the field. My instructors have invested greatly in bringing guest speakers to lectures to discuss the future of journalism and how each student can get their feet in the door. Each of my professors are highly knowledgable and have increased my appreciation for the profession.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: As long as you fill out the FAFSA ON TIME!! then you should be fine. If you come from a low income family, you will more than likely get plenty of money to pay for school. If you need more money, do not be afraid to visit the office and ask for more. They will find a way to give you more money! Also, if you do end up running across a problem, visit their office! Once you are in their face, they get things done immediately.

1 College Senior

Parking: Not So Great – If you have a parking pass, which are pretty expensive ($100+) then you may can get a good parking space if your classes are early in the morning. If your schedule starts after 10am, you'll be lucky to get a good spot (one that isn't across the highway). On game days, forget about it!! There are several other strict rules also, it's just pretty much a nighmare overall.

5 College Senior

Academics: Best Campus Around – I came to the University of Texas because of the diversity the campus offers. No matter what kind of personality you have, there will be someone around that is just like you. There is plenty of school spirit around. The campus is huge and most of the classes are as well, but those that need to be small (such as discussion classes) are just that... small! Professors are top of the line because as our motto says "What Starts Here Changes the World!"


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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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