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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Very popular with lots of options. You should definitely find something for you if you're interested.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football games are almost a state-wide popular event. It's a great experience! Hook 'em \m/

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: UT obviously has many renowned educational programs and a wide variety to fit your interests. However, you still have to deal with common core because it is a public university. Until you get done with those it just feels like high school all over again education-wise.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: The majors are one of the top in the state/country! The school is very well known for being superior when it comes to academics, and you'll always find an amazing professor and outside help.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: My freshman year is still a blur in my memory because there are so many ways to go when it comes to partying. There's always some kind of frat party you can pay to get in or, apartment parties everywhere from west campus to riverside.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is absolutely amazing and very beautiful! It is very community based and they strive to make it a unique experience. There are so many high quality places to go to and eat/discover/hang out. Keep Austin Weird!

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I am not a party person but there is somewhere to go basically every night especially Friday!

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's always a job opening because the school is huge and it is generally student ran! The jobs are a good pay and they are extremely flexible for students. There are many off campus jobs available as well that are looking for students to apply.

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2 College Sophomore

Administration: UT administrates very well. The problem is that they give a lot of control to student-employees such as the Resident Assistants. Some of them can be a pain in the ass, others will let students drink in their dorms and get high as a kite nightly. TA's definitely have waay too much control on your grades and teaching, they often don't know what they're doing.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Jester is the best place to stay on campus for freshman. there are a lot of students, many dining options and it's right next to the gym and PCL! There's an event every week for the residents and they make sure that you feel connected and safe.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think everyone will agree Jester is, well, Jester. It's huge, there's a ton of people. You will meet and make some of your closest friends your freshman year in the dorms. I knew people who lived in the other dorm buildings and they say similar things but on a smaller scale.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The one thing I loved most about Austin was the variety of authentic restaurants, food trucks, and late-night munchies options. However, it can be pretty expensive to eat out all the time. Best places to check out: Gordough's, Michi Ramen, Mellow Mushroom, obviously Kerbey Lane, Hopdoddy's, Homeslice, and Coco's.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: UT's reputation speaks for itself. We have our own ESPN channel. Our football team is incredibly popular and our other sports teams produce national champions and even olympians. Most notably we've had quite a few track athletes go to the Olympics.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life, but almost was. I was just about to start pledge-ship and I decided to get out because it was too expensive. It's definitely for those who have money. All 3 of my current roommates are in fraternities and it feels kind of weird that I'm not in one because I'm left out of a lot of the things they do. It's all closed off to other males or you have to pay money to get into a few parties (usually not very good).

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Only drawback is the amount of homeless. It can be annoying when you're just trying to walk to class or work and some guy gets in your face telling you some deranged stuff or they beg for money.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I've had a very hard time connecting with girls on campus, they don't make themselves approachable at all. The ones who are outgoing are very self-oriented and non-traditional. You'll see them in yoga pants, dressed like a hipster, or your typical sorority girl who exclusively hooks up with frat guys. If you go downtown or to parties, you'll probably get a good make-out session but I've found most girls that I've done that with aren't really into relationships, they just want fun and games. So if that's your thing (most likely), this is your place.

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2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Everyone seems to love Austin but I don't get the hype. It's dirty, the roads are in bad shape, traffic is horrid, there's a big homeless problem that the city doesn't address, and drugs are an issue. Apparently there's a lot of things to do here, but even that is overrated. Concerts, music festivals, and 6th, there's so much that I feel overwhelmed. It all requires blowing a ton of money too.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There's lots of high quality apartment complexes and choices. However, they tend to be very expensive, but that depends on your wealth of course. Pros include: quality, amenities, safety. Cons: Price, Noise (West Campus). There's constantly some homeless dude out in the street or some drunk idiot screaming his head off at 2 am

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4 College Junior

Administration: Nothing is hindered too much, but I hate the parking people.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Because of the top 10 percent rule, I knew I would have to transfer in. It takes the fun out of applying to school who do top 10 percent

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus. There are usually patrol cars all around the campus

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Difficult to meet and consistently and genuinely bond with people.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: LOVE being in Austin. It's everything you could want in a city.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Many departments are fantastics, but sometimes the lack of funding in some areas makes students suffered with last minute funding for a professor who is then made to be a professor at the last minute and they turn out to be terrible.

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: I'm stuck in an awkward bracket of income where my parent's don't make enough to pay for all of my college, but too much for any aid.

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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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