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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You really can just wear what your comfortable wearing and go to class like that and that's for guys and girls. People hear are hardworking and most I would say have a strong interest in learning, meeting new people and experiencing something new.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus during the day but we are advised to walk in groups whenever possible especially at night. The police call buttons are in good places and we are emailed whenever their a assault or whenever they are looking for someone that commit a crime and was not caught.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The Gregory gym is great, there are tracks and different places to take a run around campus. Their is a lot of school spirit at UT with the burnt orange and the lighting of the tower for when a sports or club wins.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The Drag has options and is close to campus with Austin's Pizza being open 24/7 is good for late night eating. But if you want more variety you'll have to take the bus and if you have a car that's better.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Parking is a big deal on campus due to the number of facility and student drivers outnumbering the parking garages on campus. They tow away vehicles that are not moved during game days.

You can fail a class or get kicked out of UT for cheating on a test of exam.

I forgot the penalties for drug and alcohol use in dorms and never really heard any of my friends using them, but they make us do a alcohol educational module to know the dangers and what to do in certain situations.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Jester is great because of the variety and you can check what they'll have with the online menu. Also the other food options on campus at the Union and SAC are great but they take Bevo Bucks and not Dine-In-Dollars. Your meal plan is for the whole year and you need to spend in wisely. I suggest buying some food at the HEB (which you can get to by bus for free with student id, and it drops you off right in front) so you can get some snacks for class and meals you can make with a microwave for those late nights you will be studying and everything is closed. (even if Wendy's is open late you'll get sick of eating there a lot)

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I got the un-renovated dorm it was still good, but I wished the washing machines would have been fixed. The storage in the room was great and I was able to put all my stuff away. I was just minutes by elevator or stairs to the first floor where the dinning hall was which was really convenient. The people in my hall were nice and our RA had events throughout the year.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are enough cheap restaurants that offer a bang for your buck.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The school is strict especially when it comes to academics. They like to uphold integrity and honor within the university.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: A lot of the food is fried food so if you want a change, you have to go off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The pros of off-campus housing definitely include a cheaper price to pay. You also have more privacy and freedom to do whatever you want. Depending on where you live, parking can either be a pain or pretty easy. The general rules of safety apply to all areas; don't stay out too late and don't travel alone too late at night.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties at UT Austin are usually pretty loud in West Campus. Most people party in West Campus or 6th Street. I don't see a positive impact when it comes to the party scene and student experience. I will often find students coming back to campus barely able to walk and if it's really bad, they might not even be conscious.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Make sure to do the FAFSA early to avoid any trouble.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall, it is a better deal to live off campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: From the food I have had, it isn't anything special nor anything bad.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you have a car it's okay but you still have to make the drive out to campus everyday and it's not always fun. This is coming from someone who lives on riverside. If you don't have your own vehicle, you have to take the bus and you basically have to plan a whole hour ahead for everything in order to get anywhere because the bus stop times are never in your favor.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's always something going on, and the more people you know, the more likely you are to be invited to something where you're sure to have a good time!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you do your research, you're bound to have a good meal when you step off campus and into Austin.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: There really isn't anything to complain about when it comes to school policies. They're only obeying the law.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Money is given to those who are in poor situations at home and to those who do really well academically. However, middle class students whose parents struggle to pay tuition for their children are left behind and forced to struggle when their child isn't as academically proficient as other students who have had the means necessary to succeed academically.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's way better than living on-campus, but the apartments themselves are not run very smoothly (i.e. poor management).

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Frat houses get annoying, but house parties are fun. I don't like 6th Street because it's dirty and trashy.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's convenient that the campus is right off of Guad, since there's so many food places available there.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Required attendance is dumb. If I'm paying for courses, then I should be able to choose if/when I attend them.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Our people are decently helpful with it; however, I did, at a time, have someone who wasn't helpful. I also had a veteran who was a jerk to me via phone who worked in the VA area at UT.

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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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