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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't really know much about the Greek life because I'm not in it. While some of the stereotypes seem to reign true based on some of the people that I have met, I am sure they are not true for everyone. To each their own when it comes to Greek life. If you think it's right for you then great. But if not, don't get involved just to try and fit in.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: UT, if anything, is known for its sports morale. Heck, we spend so much money on our football team that is probably where all of our tuition money is going towards. While the games are fun and the sports facilities for athletes are out of this world, the common gym area for regular students is just subpar.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UT is a nationally ranked university, but it is also a public university that seems to care more about the money makes than the students who attend. I always wonder what it would be like to go to an ivy league school or a prestigiously known university to see the differences that may or may not exist. I do not feel like I am going to a school that is known for its rigorous and/or esteemed coursework based on the classes that I have taken.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are huge here. The eyes of Texas are upon you.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I bleed burnt orange. Hook 'em.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe at UT. There are campus police everywhere patrolling the streets. At night, if you are out somewhere and are afraid of walking alone in the dark, you can actually request for someone to walk with you at night back to your dorm so you feel a lot safer. Emails from campus watch are sent out frequently ever week so I am assured that there are people who send in reports and those who alert all the students on campus so that they can take their own precautions.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are very knowledgable and classes are great. Personally, it's a lot more difficult than high school even though I took the hardest classes then. The classes at UT feel more like a flipped classroom where students teach and learn themselves for the most part and professors cover some topics. I don't mind how big or small the class is, as long as I get into the class I want.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think acquiring a degree from UT helps one stand out since I think UT is a very prestigious school and one of the best in the nation. Since I am considering to apply to UT's pharmacy school after getting my bachelor's degree, it may possibly help me get an advantageous priority against those who did not get a degree from UT.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally am not in a fraternity or sorority and do not ever want to join one. I know that there are a lot of them on campus and have also heard some ridiculous stories of what the upperclassmen make the newcomers do upon their initiation. I would never join or spend money to be in one.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I think the athletic spirit is very big in Austin. I personally have not been to any football game at UT yet because I am not that interested in it however I am very interested in the athletic facilities as I try to use them every week. I love how there are many intramural sports and clubs you can join. I even got to sign myself up for IM ultimate frisbee and volleyball!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UT was definitely the best university I could have ever chosen and I wouldn't choose any other school even if I had a choice. This school is very diverse and everyone is super friendly. I have made so many friends during my first semester of college and I love going to school here. I didn't think I would call Austin my home since I thought that home is where my family is but now I can definitely call UT my second home!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The University of Texas at Austin is home to the Longhorns football team. School spirit is a must here and attending the games are very exciting.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: University of Texas at Austin was my dream school that I never thought I would one day be a student at. It is an amazing school with countless opportunities. Being in the center of Austin, Texas, there is always an event going on and many choices for fun that it makes going to college here exciting. Though it is large, it still feels like home.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Students feel very safe on campus. The UT community is provided to be very welcoming and willing to help anyone in trouble or hurt.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: EVERYTHING ABOUT UT IS INCREDIBLE. HOOK EM HORNS.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UT has so many programs and majors for a wide range of students. There are a lot of amenities so that every student can feel involved and accepted.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Kinsolving the first year and I enjoyed it. The amenities of the best dining on campus was right downstairs and all of campus was within walking distance. The social atmosphere was lacking, unlike Jester which many of the students live at. The housing process is a breeze since UT provides online tours and physical tours of the dorms throughout the year for new students and transfers.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty integrated within the student community. Non Greeks are acceptant and vice versa. Greek housing is spread out yet has its own sector within west campus.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit and fan support is very strong rooted. Unfortunately football is not as strong as hoped for. Our volleyball, basketball and track program are all very prestigious. The athletic facilities are advanced and incredible.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The students are the best of the best from their high schools and bring a lot to the table when it comes to backgrounds and interests. UT is a melting pot of diversity in a liberal, busy city. It is always an exciting adventure and I never would change my decision.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel as though it is an average state university in this sense. More safety measures could/should be taken, but many supportive services are offered.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most professors go far out of their way to make sure each student understands the material and also tries to use different teaching techniques to be fair to all learning styles. Many different courses are offered each semester, varying in sizes. Most ged ed classes are very large, but some upper division courses have 10 students.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: There's an amazing alumni network that remains very involved with current students and provide needed connections into the national workforce (not just in Austin!). Each school/college offers dependable career services that know exactly how to get you where you need/want to be.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life, and try my best to stay out of it.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The entire school gets involved in athletic events!

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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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