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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Non-Greeks typically view Greeks as snobby, but there are very few Greeks that are actually rude. Very involved with philanthropies.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Tons of music events, especially ACL and SXSW. There are no pro sports teams in Austin, so pretty much everyone is a UT football fan.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most students live in the area west of campus known as "West Campus." It's pretty much exclusively college students and within walking distance to campus (5-25 minute walk to class). Most Greek houses are in West Campus. It is pricey (usually about $900-$1000/month for a single bedroom). Students who cannot afford this typically live in Riverside, which is less safe, NOT in walking distance, and the commute can be pretty bad, but the rent is much cheaper. West campus is pretty safe- typically only alcohol related incidents- nothing that you wouldn't find in a typical college city.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Out of state students are almost always given a scholarship. Mine was only $2,500/yr (out of state tuition is like $36,000/yr) but every bit helps.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus police are very helpful. Austin has a huge homeless population, so there are constantly people being issued with criminal trespass warnings but it's rarely ever a safety concern to students.

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5 College Junior

Scholarships: Keep your grades up and you get what you need!

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's SO EXPENSIVE, but too worth it to pass up. Tip: roommates save your bank account.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Football game tailgates are a must every season, all other sports teams are so hyped as well. I think we have a good fan base for all sports, school related and intramural!

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I get pretty nervous about my personal safety while walking on the drag and through west campus, but other than that it's mostly fine (during the day).

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Austin is a great city! There's always something to do!

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: There's almost always something to do every night of the week, but I don't recommend going out every night of the week if you'd like to keep your GPA up.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Mostly, don't act like an idiot. Respect yourself and those around you and you'll be fine.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: it really depends on what you're looking for and what dorm you are looking for. I am in san jac which is newer, and i have my own bathroom which is a definite perk

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: EVERYONE needs to try Kerbey lane diner at some point in their life. If you haven't had Kerbey Queso you haven't lived!

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Texas has some of the best school spirit you can find-- win or lose, TEXAS FIGHT.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I am in the psychology major. It is a pretty straightforward process, fairly easy.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are daily campus crime emails that you can sign up to receive if you're really worried, or if you just want to keep up with whats happening around campus. There are police call buttons all over campus if you ever need help, plus campus police is always driving around. I generally feel safe around campus.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is what you'd expect of a college town- lots of small places to eat, people everywhere, some places a bit worn down, but thats what you'd expect! its an awesome college town, though i don't know if i would want to live here.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life at UT is sort of stereotypical, but also not what you'd think. For the most part they are very accepting and welcoming to all people!

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This is a great school, and a lot of people take pride in going here. The quality of the alumni network is great, and the career center is very helpful for undergraduates to explore their options.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: While there are many living options available, the cost is not always reasonable.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I am proud to say that our University supports students actively participating in peaceful social movements and protests.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus and city police are actively seen working to ensure that students feel safe on campus. There are times were walking along the drag or certain parts of Austin can become uncomfortable because of individuals approaching you for money, but security works hard to maintain that.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The quality of the party scenes vary throughout west campus and their impact depends on the individual attending. For some, a simple kickback is sufficient.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Quite honestly I enjoy living in Jester West because the dorm room is spacious, the food option within Jester are plentiful, and it provides a great social atmosphere!

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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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