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3 College Freshman

Majors: I didn't get into the engineering school due to it being highly competitive. It's not only based off your rank and GPA, but also includes your leadership, volunteer service, and extracurriculars.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: I'd like to have an internship to gain experience on what I plan on majoring. It looks good on applications and you're more likely to be called for an interview.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: They're mainly strict about academics and would like you to remain to their code of honor. Your social life has nothing to do with your academics.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't receive any financial aid even when I sent in my FAFSA. Other people whose parents made more money were able to receive more money than I did. I didn't receive anything.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Area: We're right by downtown so it's fun to go and explore. There are amazing restaurants here and many outdoor activities.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: So far I haven't had any problems and I've been able to walk safely at night.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Small dorms, you pay a lot but you don't receive much, far away from classes

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Volunteer, build friendships, leaderships skills, change as a person, learn more about yourself, etc

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you're into parties, yes. They're awesome. If you want to stay sober, it's hard

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Area: It's austin, the capital of Texas. Everything happens everyday

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Very inexpensive but far from classes

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Make sure to do FAFSA

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The variety is decent. It's 5 dollars for a buffet so why not

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I would feel fine walking back to my dorm at 12 am

2 people found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life very poorly affected my living experience off campus, and many times, I was verbally cat-called by fraternity brothers - sometimes in broad daylight - because they thought it was okay and socially acceptable. Greek life was the worst part about UT.

13 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: The local area is wonderful, but not as conducive to my chosen profession as I would like. Still, there is a lot to do where shopping, recreation, and cultural activities are concerned, and a HUGE music scene that's pretty great.

7 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Feeling safe on campus was sort of a given during my time at UT, however, I don't really believe that the UTPD were as active as they claimed to be, and they never seemed to be around.

6 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: In the years that I have attended UT, the off-campus housing has definitely gotten better, and prices more reasonable.

5 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The greatest tip I can give is to be persistent. UT has thousands of students, and making sure your name is known is important with these things.

5 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: UT is big in supporting the Longhorns, so if you're not ready for that, prepare yourself. Life at UT sometimes seems to be more about sports than academics.

5 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Just be confident when applying. Believe that you are destined to study what you've chosen and show off your personality through your application and your essays. English major is not that hard to become.

5 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The English Department at UT Austin is really amazing. We have some of the greatest speakers and most knowledgeable professors - it would be hard to find a better English experience elsewhere. Not to mention the study abroad opportunities are AMAZING!

4 people found this useful Report
Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: I didn't partake in any of the party scene, so I have nothing to go off of.

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: The biggest problem is that even though there is a fair variety, after four years of studying and living in the same place, it gets repetitive.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The school spirit at UT is really high. The football games are heavily attended and I highly recommend going. Nothing beats the atmosphere on campus on game days. The other sports such as basketball and baseball are popular too but not near as popular as football. Women's volleyball is also a pretty popular sport too.

3 people found this useful Report
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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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