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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love being able to attend the greatest school in Texas- The University of Texas at Austin. The pros are education, networking, big city (big jobs), society (variety of people/religions/races/etc.), and most definitely the food and activities in the city and on campus. The cons are registration periods and living costs.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had one or two professors that haven't enjoyed teaching and made that perfectly clear. However, for the most part, my professors have been more than accommodating to anything needed for athletics and haven't treated me any different than other students. They all know what they are talking about, and actively encourage discussion and the voicing of opinions in their classes.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: There is always a career fair going on, or an opportunity to find a job. Most of the career fairs, while major specific, are open to the rest of campus as well, which is extremely helpful.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's very easy to be safe on campus, it's leaving campus that's the issue. Campus can't stop students from drinking on or off campus, and no matter how hard they try that is the biggest risk to students.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in San Jacinto, and it was good experience. I mostly stuck to my friends, but everyone in the halls seemed social.

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1 College Senior

Greek Life: The students who participate in the Greek system are generally great individuals. However, when in the presence of their sorority or fraternity, the group think tends to overpower the individual. It seems that they re not free to express themselves and are expected to conform to stereotypes.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: As a student athlete, it has been an awesome experience at Texas. I would choose Texas again in a heartbeat because it provides the best academics and athletic experience all at once. It's a large school with a lot of different programs and experiences, but that's part of that makes it so great.

5 College Senior

Athletics: I am a varsity student-athlete, and the support from the university is amazing. We get the best trainers, coaches, and facilities. The student body is mostly concerned with football, but the university's reputation for athletic skill is what keeps everything so strong.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The education at UT Austin is very valued and definitely the main reason for my attending here.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are cameras and security stands on campus nearly around every block. The campus is well lit and most people don't walk through the darker areas at night.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Currently only have taken one semester at UT Austin, the teachers I've had were extremely intelligent and understood the topics/subject to properly teach classes thoroughly.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are many opportunities handed out left and right on campus. Individuals just have to reach out and seek them.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are two main facilities that students are able to utilize, but one of them is almost ALWAYS completely full.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Austin is a great city for exploring especially with a lot of on-campus events along with off-campus events. Many clubs allow students to reach out to the communities for extra activities to enjoy. There is an absurdly large amount of activities to do in Austin.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel like they do their best.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Rooms are tiny for 2 people

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: it was okay. experience not the best was wasn't bad either.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most people have high expectations for their career

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: it is expensive but worth it for first year students

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Im not involved with it

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The school spirit is a huge deal and it is easy to get involved in club sports, etc.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Very inviting and easy to meet people. The employees do a good job to try and make a big school feel close.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Professors are great for the most part, some need improvement. The curriculum is great, and a semester typically covers a wide range of topics and information. The registration process is fairly simple and straightforward with waitlisting made easy and, more often than not, you can get in a class from the waitlist. The workload can be intense, depending on the classes you are taking, however the academic advisors are well informed of the demands of each class and can guide you to set up a schedule that will work for you. If you are determined to have a tough semester, they ensure that you know what you will be required to do and how much work you will be in for.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The majority of the courses I have taken are interesting. Some courses need new professors who really engage the students, and spend time teaching the basic principles as opposed to assuming students will grasp them quickly and moving on. The handful of classes which I feel are a waste of time are usually those not related to your major and have professors that are more interested in their research. The class sizes can be a little large, but there is often ample time to speak with professors and TAs and get help.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I have received an excellent education and continue to learn from my professors and classes. There is an abundance of well-educated students, TAs, professors, and counselors to help guide you and make your learning experience great, as long as you are willing to put in the effort. The only thing I would do different is to be more involved. I find it difficult to balance a full time schedule and make good grades with being involved in student groups, but that is something I would go back and change. If given the opportunity to find that balance, I'm sure my college experience would be the best.

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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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