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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of unique and cheap food options in Austin- but you may need a car to get to some.

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College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not need financial aid.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party but when I do I go downtown and enjoy the night life. I recommend going to the Hideout Cafe. Really good service and food, a place every longhorn should enjoy.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If you are gonna eat on the drag you want to get use to asian food. I found that I really like indian food (go to Taji's it's great!) If you want breakfast anytime of the day definitely go to Kerby Lane's, it's pricey but pretty good.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to pay $1,000+ a month to live off campus and yet walk a couple of blocks to get to class you have that option. However if you want something more affordable be prepared to wake up about an hour or two earlier to get to school in time for your class. Riverside is about $600 or less a month but have to rely on public transportation to get to class and hope the traffic isn't too bad.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I feel safe at the campus, however I have been yelled and cussed at by the homeless who walk on campus. Just be aware of your surroundings and know that the officers are there to help you.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Okay, listen to my warning because no one ever told me about this. Financial Aid will take out money from what they award you to give it to someone else. You need to have a back up savings account because what they took out of my account could have covered everything and instead I had to pay out of pocket the rest of my housing which was well over $500. Just avoid the stress and do scholarships or get a job. If you have more than a year left of high school please start filling out scholarships, if I knew then what I do know I wouldn't have this must financial stress.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I guess I got tired of it but eventually you end up eating the same thing every other day. I had some extra dining dollars that are transferring into my 2015-2016 year. Don't eat at JCL unless you want breakfast or a sandwich. The best place to eat is Cypress Bends which is located at the San Jac Dorm and J2 when they have stir-fry day.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I had the great opportunity to live in San Jac for my first year. The RA's are great and really get you to become familiar with your neighboring residence. From what I hear from my roommate during orientation Kinsolving is spacious however it is one of the older dorms and takes a long time to get maintenance work done. Jester is also a good dorm to live in now that it has been remodeled. Jester is the cheapest option and is a good dorm, close to classes and very social, San Jac is the most expensive, it is next to the stadium but far from classes (you have to walk up a steep hill everyday) and far less residence.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's expensive, but convenient to live so close to campus.

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College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you want to have fun, you won't have to look too hard!

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of off-campus dining options to suit all needs.

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5 College Sophomore

Administration: They are strict about the right things, and lenient where appropriate.

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5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are a variety of scholarships available to those who look for them.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a variety of healthy and delicious options all over campus!

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have not lived on campus, but many of my friends do. They all love it!

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of different options for lots of different price ranges. From high end places, cooperatives, to one bedroom apartments, there is an option for everyone.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: I would say the majority of parties are really boring. People just get wasted. There is no point to them.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many different options! We've got Indian food, Tex-Mex, Chinese, Sushi, etc. There are a ton of restaurants close to campus, and many of them will occasionally have really great student deals.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The school is certainly good about enforcing academic honor and integrity. It seems to be pretty lenient in dealing with all of the alcohol and drugs consumed on and near campus.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got financial aid through a government lone. UT was helpful in presenting my loans to me and make it easy to see how much I have borrowed.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are definitely tons of options. I really enjoy the buffet style of J2 and Kinsolving. You definitely get your money's worth when you go to those places. The menu tends to repeat, so the options can get a little boring, but there are always multiple options available, so you can easily shake things up. I think as long as you spend your money wisely, the money you are given with your housing plan will easily last a full year.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing on campus is a little expensive. It cost about as much as my tuition. All of the dining options are really great, and I especially enjoyed how close my dorm was to all of my classes. I could wake up ten minutes before my classes started and still make it to them on time. The community within the dorm was not very strong. I wish they had more activities to help people get to know each other. However, I think the social atmosphere was very positive. Everyone was really nice and polite. The housing process was a little bit confusing at first, but not too bad.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: the japanese major is apparently really unique, so it's cool that i'm right here in austin

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: austin's like the most diverse town ever

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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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