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Reviews 4560 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very Diverse – There are many people of all races at The University of Texas at Austin. Races range from white, most generally, to asian, indian, and hispanic. We have a reputation here of being an intelligent university, and I think our diverse cultures allow that assumption to be real.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Weather is good in the fall and cool and sometimes cold in the winter, and very hot in the summer. A little bit of every season.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin Life – The Austin atmosphere is ideal for the college student. With the campus downtown, a variety of good and interesting places to eat, and plenty of recreation and exercise opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Pretty Safe – As with many college campuses, there are drugs are campus. However if any official finds out about such activity the situation is taken care of immediately.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great Eats – There are endless places for students to dine off-campus, a very wide array of different restaurants. Most of the off-campus dining is fairly priced and you get great portions for cheap.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Safe – I personally have not witnessed or heard about any violence on campus, when there is a possible threat campus police do everything in their power to ensure our safety.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I honestly don't know too much about this subject. I have a few close knit friends that I spend most of my time with. However, the guys that I talked to seemed pretty nice.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: there are a lot of new people to meet and a lot of interesting professors. There are more and more people that are not top 10% and a lot that are. However, be prepared to work your butt off with all of the new smart people.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining Halls – Dining halls are ok. You get 2 options, a buffet and a regular hall. After a while, you get sick of the food and want something else.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Frustrating Policies – Coming from a low-income family, I applied for many scholarships outside of the university system in order to avoid taking out loans. I was initially offered quite a bit of aid from the university, but when I returned a form stating the amount of outside scholarships I would receive, the took away every dollar of aid they had offered and simply replaced it with the outside aid. As a transfer student, this practice was incredibly shocking to me. I had left the first university I attended in order to save money, but I'm still being forced to take out as many loans as I would have without the scholarships I receive from my community.

1 College Junior

Parking: D for Dreadful. With a regular permit, you have to park on the opposite side of a major interstate from campus, and it can take quite a while to make your way to class--especially when the campus itself is fairly large. Even with a parking pass (which costs an outrageous amount), find a space can be difficult and you generally won't find a space close to classes. Park in a place without the proper permit, and I can pretty much guarantee you'll return to a $25+ ticket on your windshield. The great thing about UT is the bus system which runs near almost all student living areas.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: TRAILER FOOD! While Austin offers a great variety of restaurant options, possibly the BEST part of the Austin food scene is the numerous food trailers. To most people, the thought of buying a meal from a truck parked on the side of the road is nothing short of repulsive, but if you spend your entire time in Austin without having at least tried Best Wurst or The Peached Tortilla, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. Most of the trailers have weird hours and change location often, but it's beyond worth the effort to track them down! To all of the foodies out there: Austin will not disappoint.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: A Great Place to Be – The University of Texas has a diverse culture. The university offers a convenient and free bus system offered to UT students. Did I mention that the capitol is in walking distance from the campus?

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: UT has a great network of city buses that run on or near campus. We even have our own shuttle system within the campus.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus Is Very Aware – The campus police is always very aware of everything that goes happens on campus. They always sent out emergency texts if anything is dangerous is occurring near campus. The campus is very strict on underage drinking.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: Great Number of Labs Available – The computer labs were always opened when I needed them. The UT website also has a list online of computer labs around campus and other places where you can print. It is very helpful.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Fun and Hard – We work hard and party hard. Everyone here is intelligent and pretty much knows what they are doing.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most of the School – If you are a boy and like to party you must be in a frat.

5 College Student

Athletics: UT Spirit! The spirit and pride of all the students at UT is great! The longhorn football games are absolutely insane, and almost all students attend the games. There is a huge sense of involvement, support, and motivation from the students to acknowledge the sports. All sports are recognized and shown spirit to.

4 College Student

Academics: Architectural Engineering – The Engineering school at UT is honestly well known as a very difficult school and major. There is always very active involvement, and they teach you to an extent to where you feel like you actually could make a difference and begin to be a well known engineer. Many of the professors know resources in the city to help you get internships or jobs during or after you graduate. Since Austin is a huge growing city, this field is very popular here.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: In Austin as a Freshman you are allowed to live off campus. There is a whole section of the city of Austin right by the University called "West Campus." All of the condos, apartments, and co-ops in this area are occupied by students almost. There is a wide selection of places to stay. Since the city of Austin is so packed, parking is a very difficult task unless your apartment has parking you can pay for. Also, at night Austin turns into a humongous party scene, and unfortunatley if your car is parked on the street somewhere some intoxicated people could cause damage to your car. Having a car here and dealing with parking it is the only downfall. Also, the cost of living in Austin is quite high, especially that close to campus. The location is very convenient however, because the campus is never more than 5 blocks away. Most of the landlords and companies have been renting out apartments to students for a while, therefore they are experienced and have good businesses. The school can have a person talk to you and see where you are interested in living, and give you the numbers to apartment finders in the area. The city of Austin is beautiful however, and the night life is one renowned among cities and other colleges. Austin is an awesome place, and living off campus close to the college gives you a lot of freedom, and there's always something to do.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Hot, but Beautiful! The weather is very hot in the summer, reaching 100 degrees, yet the rest of the year is very comfortable as it rarely gets too cold. There are tons of great swimming locations and outdoor activities to help with the heat.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Beautiful but Small – The dorm rooms are pretty small, yet the rest of the campus is beautiful so it makes up for it. I find myself exploring the campus more than just sitting at home in my dorm room. There are tons of fun things to do in Austin.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Incredibly City – Austin, UT, the whole thing is full of opportunity and incredibly inspiring.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Athletic centers: could not be better. easily accessible and very nice.
student centers: very nice and two of them
Libraries: amazing
Activities: plentiful.


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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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