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3 College Junior

Scholarships: UT is known for not offering many scholarships, but they do help you find the need you deserve with scholarship opportunities. The cost of attending and living in UT is fairly priced because you get what you pay for. The tuition is a lot cheaper than that of a private school whilst still receiving the greatest education.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: I do not know many off-campus party scenes, but I do know on-campus party scenes are great. The Rush parties and Round-Up parties are very fun and excellent time to be social and stress-free. These parties usually happen in West Campus, everyone here is ready to have fun and welcome anyone!

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: The food cafes are convenient when you are limited with time. It is easy to fit eating lunch between classes because there are many places around campus. The meal plan provides us with money to eat at different locations, which is great because it allows us to have a variety of options - both healthy and delicious (when we deserve to eat a little less healthy after a long day of studying).

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus in dorm rooms is very convenient. It is close to all my classes and it is easy to attend local meetings/events. I must admit that it is not spacious, and it costs a lot of money. However, the social atmosphere is great because you meet new people - some that may even become your best friends. The staff keeps it very clean and they are fairly quick at responding to maintenance requests.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's pretty easy to find a nice apartment near to UT if you're willing to pay the price. Most nice 2-bedroom apartments go for about $1000 per month per person.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of good restaurants near to UT. My personal favorites are Pluckers, Dirty Martin's, and Barley Bean.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: UT has a really nice amnesty policy when it comes to alcohol. If you call 911 to help out a friend who has had too much to drink, as long as you cooperate with EMS then neither you or the friend get in trouble with the school.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I was able to receive a scholarship, but I know a lot of people who applied and didn't get one. UT has a reputation for not giving out any financial aid, but at least the cost of in-state tuition is pretty low.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: UT is overall a school with fun, social people who love to party-just walk around in West Campus at night on the weekends and you'll see for yourself.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dorm foods are okay. Kinsolving is the best because it's a buffet and you don't have to pay for each item like at JCL. Overall, the best foods are the restaurants in the Union and the SAC.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Kinsolving my freshman year. It was nice and quiet and the rooms had a lot of storage space but there wasn't much of a social atmosphere and I didn't meet very many other people who lived there.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: There are so many fun and free activities to do in Austin and that is why I love it so much. There is Zilker Park, multiple hiking trails, the lake, the river, Barton Spring ( a natural swimming spring), and downtown.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: UT can make safety on campus more of a priority by adding more blue help boxes around campus and a lot more lighting. I think it would be a great idea to have campus police patrolling at all hours of the night since a lot of students walk home late from the library.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: Overall it is a very lengthy process, but if you need financial aid like I do you can get it done but it will take some time. The one perk about it is the financial aid advisors here at my school are very good at communication and will try their best to assists you.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food options on campus are limited, but are still good. It is mainly all fast food options like Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, Wendys, etc. The upside about grabbing food on campus is that if you can pay with Bevo Bucks which is a UT card that you can put money in for on campus food.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at my school is one of the greatest in the country. UT is known for their incredible athletic facilities, football team, fan support, and mostly our school spirit. UT football is huge here. When it is football season and we have a home game the town gets very hyped up and will throw huge tailgate parties that will go on for the whole weekend.

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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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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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