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5 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene at my school is very fun. There is always something to do no matter what day of the week it is. Whether it is Greek life parties, house parties, or going to local bars down the street one can always expect to find somewhere fun to go.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a great experience and I highly recommend for all freshmen their first here. There is a variety of different types of dorms at UT. If someone is looking for a all girls Greek dorm I would recommend SRD or Hardin House. For a upscale dorm that is newly built with great amenities I would recommend Callaway. The social atmosphere is truly an experience and very fun. If you live on a campus in a dorm your meals are usually all inclusive and unlimited. Therefore, you can get food whenever you want which I think its a huge benefit. The cost for dorms in Austin is definitely a lot pricier compared to other colleges in Texas due to the city we live in, but it is worth it.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Austin is such a cultural city with all types of food options. The food here is not so much commercial, but more local and start ups. Overall the cost for off-campus dining is reasonable for the great type of food one is getting. Restaurants around campus do offer student discounts if you bring your student ID, which I think is great. I would most definitely recommend exploring the different restaurant shops in Austin. My personal favorites are Hop Doddy's burger joint, Home Slice, Whole Foods, and Maiko Sushi.

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5 College Junior

Academics: The academics here is incredible. There are a large number of different types of classes that are offered to the students. I enjoy taking classes that are relevant to my major and also ones that interests me and I know I will never have another opportunity in my life in learn and experience. The professors here are very educated and scholarly as well. Most of them make lectures very worth while and entertaining. Since I am at a prestigious university the workload is overall tough. Everyone who goes to the University of Texas is expected to keep up with the heavy workload because of the type of school it is. That being said, with the workload being tough my university does offer countless amounts of study options, libraries, and other ways to that will benefit a student when it comes to their education and studying.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very big at my school. That being said there are also a large majority of people who are not involved in Greek life. I would say the Greek Community is very exclusive over all, and I wish they would branch out and meet others who are not involved in Greek life. You can always tell the Greeks from the Non-Greeks. The Greeks make it known they are in a sorority or fraternity and walk in packs. A majority of the sorority girls and guys live in the Chapter Houses, as it is very popular here. The houses are beautiful and big and there are more than twelve Greek houses here at my school.

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Students at my college are very attractive. Then guys wear more of a southern look than most schools. By that I mean they wear Sperry shoes, preppy shorts, and a button down. The southern girls at my college like to get dressed up very often. They wear big jewelry, colorful dresses, and wedges. The social life is great here. I live in Austin, TX so there is plenty of outdoors activities to do here. The social life is very fun, it involves going to the lake, lake restaurants, the green belt, and natural springs.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Jester dorms are the go-to freshman dorms, Jester West dorms are currently being renovated. Its environment is the best, but, sometimes showers are cold. Other than that dorm life should be experienced by every freshman.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The pride UT carries is intense. Everyone as school spirit.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is not a day when you cannot find parties or something similar to do.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you have the money to live off campus near UT its great! If on the other hand you cannot afford it, then you may have to live further off campus but the options are still a lot.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many options to eat, and many places give you a discount just by showing your student ID. There are some downtown fancy and pricey places as well.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not personally involved but the process is very stressing. During rushing period they throw really great parties.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I recently changed majors, they offered a great variety of criminal options under my degree.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have police phone stations every so often in case you feel insecure, and we also have a walk buddy escort hotline. They seem to really care about us.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: It's Austin! There is so much to do! We have clubbing, partying, paddle boarding, and just the second you walk outside there is so much divesrity.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: UT is very strict when it comes to cheating. We have an honor code stamped in almost every classroom. They have a lot of events for us which is pretty cool.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Generally either very run-down or new but prohibitively expensive

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: UT is a big party school, plenty of parties and nightlife to go around.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is the best environment for a college student.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: It's Texas, football, tailgating, and fan spirit is incredibly big here.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Anybody can just walk to 6th street.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food seems to be the same.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: It depends on the teacher.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in Jester West, which is good because of the close proximity to my classes.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I went to look for off-campus housing for next year but the price had gone way up than few months ago. If you want to apply for off campus housing apply in october.

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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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