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4 College Student

Health & Safety: Since there is a lot of public transportation, getting home is a lot safer then just walking if you feel in danger.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't experienced anything bad yet.

4 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: Don't know anything about it.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: Everything is as it should.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I reviewed what I needed but I had to go to the office to get what I needed done instead of them just answering a phone call.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: The amount of people that go to games comes to show how much school spirit the university has.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not the best but it does the job.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There are a ton of parties Thursday through Saturday nights.

8 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It is important to sign a lease early! Many students sign a lease by November to move in the following August. There are a bunch of large apartments close to campus. Lowerclassmen typically live in west campus, while upperclassmen tend to live in north campus. Many Freshman live in on- and off-campus dorms. Getting into certain norms (especially certain off-campus dorms such as Hardin) can be difficult.

7 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Austin has a great variety of restaurants!!!

4 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I was a Communication Sciences an Disorders major. The communication school is not nearly as difficult to get into in comparison to the college of Engineering or the Business school. However, it is more difficult than some of the other colleges on campus. Registration is closed to Communication Sciences and Disorders majors for the vast majority of in-major classes.

5 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I was in a sorority during my time at UT. I have very fond memories of being involved in the Greek community. My sorority had one of the best GPAs on campus, which is a fact that I think a lot of non-Greek students ignore. Overall, Greek students on campus have higher GPAs than non-Greek students. Rush is extremely competitive at UT. Getting into a sorority is about who you know, but you must also have an impressive resume from high school. Sororities will select "top girls" based on your GPA, extra-curricular activities, service, and recommendation letters. Rushing as a sophomore has gotten easier with some of the rules of rush being altered in recent years. However, the best time to rush remains as a freshman. Just something to consider.

4 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There are many student organizations on campus that provide an escort to walk you home from the library or other common facilities in which students study late at night. Being in the middle of a major city for college was a great experience. However, security becomes a concern due to the campus being located in a major city as well. Many homeless individuals commonly loiter on "the drag" located just off campus.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Scholarships are very competitive and hard to get.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of people I know live off campus and enjoy it

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Area: I am in love with Austin! Driving here is the worst but there's always something new to do

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Guadalupe has a lot of cool options.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship yet but I will be looking for one soon. I am not worried about the difficulty of finding one

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe when walking alone at night. UTPD keeps the campus feeling very safe

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is ilonly 17% of our population but it feels like 70. They aren't overtly snobby about being Greek though. I know a lot of cool Greeks.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I love being an education major. The classes are super fun and interesting, and there are always great volunteer opportunities to get involved with the kids and see what it's like to be a teacher.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is filled with things to do. The music scene is great, there are always concerts going on. There's always some type of event going on, from ACL to F1 racing, to Austin Film Fest, etc. Such a fun and diverse place to live.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All of the professors are great and super helpful. The material of the courses is always relevant and interesting. My biggest class is a lecture of about 200, but other than that there are pretty decent class sizes for it being such a big school.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The Drag is convenient because it's so close to campus. There are so many options for great food, (Torchy's, Mellow Mushroom, Co-op Food Trucks, etc.) and also places that are open late. Everywhere you go there's sure to be good food close by. You can't go wrong!

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: UT has so much school spirit! The football games are super fun--light the tower!

5 people found this useful Report
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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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