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Reviews 5113 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: That atmosphere is extremely social and scholarly at the same time! There are thousands of events going on all year and new things to learn from each one.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: They really do take health and safety as a number one priority. We get texts if there is anything going on in the immediate vacenity. they have germx everywhere. the recent incident makes me give them a b+ because they could of had us evacuated a little sooner than they did. other than that i havent had an issue.

2 College Junior

Parking: You have to purchase a parking permit for $700, and you can only park in certain areas.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys are pretty friendly although a lot seem to be antisocial not wanting to interact. The girls are pretty friendly and are very cute as well. However there reliability differs greatly as it's hard to get a reliable study group going with people. But overall there are a lot of diverse people between genders so everyone can find someone to relate to.

2 College Freshman

Technology: There's a lovely computer lab in one of the buildings around the Tower. However, it's a good walk if you live on the outskirts of campus. There are three good printers there, priced moderately. Any other places to print are useless, the one at my dorm, for example, nobody at the front desk knows how to use. I think it's almost better to simply save up some money and split the cost of a cheap printer with your roomate/group of friends.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I love the biochemistry program in the College of Natural Sciences. I have excellent professors who are truly willing to help the students. I am also involved in undergraduate research, and it is very easy to approach a professor and ask them for a research opportunity. Honors courses in biochemistry and any natural sciences are significantly more challenging than regular courses, but it is doable. Honors courses will help you have a better understanding of the material. This is especially good if you are a pre-med student.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have an awesome football team and school spirit.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I think people think of Texas as just republican, closed off and redneck. However, the diversity in food is equaled by the diversity of students. There really is some of everything here in Austin if you will just take the time to look and ask.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Texas so it's hot often. On the flip, that means there's plenty of eye candy for everyone. Casual wear and athletic wear are kind of the norm daily and those wearing it use it and look good in it

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are all kinds of people on this campus. Just today walking from the Drag back to the theatre building I saw and enjoyed numerous cultures and their, art, music and just the people. Not only are people with differences accepted here, it seems like we seek each other out to further our understanding of other cultures as well as enrich our personal experiences and sensitivity

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Austin is full of things to do and places to go. If the school isn't hosting an event or a club, there are bars and restaurants for all tastes, to say nothing of an active social environment. But, it gives you everything without the feel of a superlarge city, like Atlanta. There's no mistaking Austin for a small town, but you don't feel overwhelmed.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of different places to choose from that's off-campus, but conveniently close. If you want to venture a little further, there's downtown Austin where there's tons of great food.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: I honestly do not use the computers very often at UT, because I have a laptop. When I do, I find that the network is very reliable and everything that I need such as printing is available.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: With over 40,000 students at UT, it is safe to say that there's quite a bit of diversity on campus. There doesn't seem to be any challenges in regard to ethnic/racial diversity, economic background, political beliefs, religion, or sexual orientation because EVERYONE is welcome to express and share their beliefs if they want to.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I haven't investigated the gyms much but there is definitely a lot of support for athletics here. Anywhere you go in Texas, even the country, people are sporting the Texas Longhorn burnt orange, and on campus the sentiment is even stronger. Whether it's volleyball, football, or another sport, people turn out in high volumes to support the team.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Walking around campus, you're bound to hear students on cell phones speaking different languages. The school recruits students from across the globe, and teachers too. The student organizations on campus reflect this too, as their are plenty of diverse options in religious, ethnic and sexual orientation groups. We don't discriminate in Austin, and we don't ride horses to class either. Welcome to the most liberal part of Texas!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: UT Austin in known for the football (Hook 'Em, Horns!), but you can't discount the amazing fine arts program and the campus libraries and gym. UT Austin has plenty of opportunities to watch a play, experience art, get an amazing workout/swim, attend concerts, among other things. Austin likes to keep it weird, and UT provides just the atmosphere to do so.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You can find anything you want in Austin to eat from good old BBQ to Greek food and your run-of-the-mill chain restaurants. Some places nearby campus accept Bevo Bucks!

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses practically go everywhere, a though it might take an hour to get to a place which would have taken 10 minutes in a car. If you are living on campus, then a car isn't needed at all. The buses are usually on time. Sometimes, they are packed depending on which bus you are trying to take.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Many of the dorms on campus are older, but the San Jacinto dorm is the newest and nicest. The Jester dorms look like a prison on the outside, but they have a cafeteria and other food choices inside and are adjacent to one of the best campus libraries and an amazing gym.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm at UT of Austin as an Alternate Entry MSN. It is a very unique program in that it allows those with a bachelor's in anything else can receive a RN license after the first year of the program to then continue with graduate courses. It is very intense the first year, but there is a wonderful group of staff members dedicated to help you succeed and the resources are amazing, particularly the simulation lab for skills and scenario practicing. These instructors are also out in the community, so they will do all they can to help you find the job you want and need.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I attending the University of Texas at Austin as an undergrad and am not attending as a grad student. Though the freshman courses may come as a shock with 500+ students in the Natural Sciences, there are plenty of opportunities to get one-on-one time with professors and teaching assistants during office hours. Now as a nursing student, classes are much smaller and in both cases I noticed that professors genuinely want you to do well - you just have to make sure to ask. Some professors also provide podcasts and other media outlets to help facilitate the learning process.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Buses, Buses Everywhere – The University of Texas at Austin has an incredibly convenient bus system. During school hours, I never have to wait more than fifteen minutes for a bus. Even though I live five miles off campus, I can get a bus ride (free of charge) and be at UT in about half an hour. Being a UT student also gets me on any public transportation bus for free - so if I want to travel downtown during the weekend but don't want to bother with parking, I can take a bus and get there in under an hour. The buses run at all times of day and night, and have stops all throughout the city - I never have to walk very far to or from a bus stop.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses Ftw! Buses are really nice! The "forty acres" are convenient when you don't want to walk all those miles, especially going from Jester to Kinsolving dorm to art building. Also, if you have student I.D. with you, metro buses are free to use if you want to go to Congress or downtown.

There are also rental cars, but I'm not sure how those work.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Kinsolving (All Girls) Dorm – It's nice and quite. The walls are thin but from my experience, I never had problems with noise level. Security level is average; you swipe to get into the dormitory areas, but people hold doors open for the next person all the time. And you do need to swipe your card to get into the building after certain hours. The study lounge/ recreational space is in what called "2 and 1/2" floor. It's very nice and clean; has a kitchen, TV, sofas, pool table and ping pong table. The part I like the most is the small rooms that are available on first-come-first-serve basis; you can get an entire study room to yourself. Great to study in b/c it's spacious and quiet. The dorm room itself is clean. I had shared-private bathroom and I liked it better than the public one. My room also seems to be much nicer than ones at Jester West. So if you want a peaceful space, Kinsolving dorm is a great choice.

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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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