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Reviews 5123 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I think the athletic spirit is very big in Austin. I personally have not been to any football game at UT yet because I am not that interested in it however I am very interested in the athletic facilities as I try to use them every week. I love how there are many intramural sports and clubs you can join. I even got to sign myself up for IM ultimate frisbee and volleyball!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UT was definitely the best university I could have ever chosen and I wouldn't choose any other school even if I had a choice. This school is very diverse and everyone is super friendly. I have made so many friends during my first semester of college and I love going to school here. I didn't think I would call Austin my home since I thought that home is where my family is but now I can definitely call UT my second home!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The University of Texas at Austin is home to the Longhorns football team. School spirit is a must here and attending the games are very exciting.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: University of Texas at Austin was my dream school that I never thought I would one day be a student at. It is an amazing school with countless opportunities. Being in the center of Austin, Texas, there is always an event going on and many choices for fun that it makes going to college here exciting. Though it is large, it still feels like home.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Students feel very safe on campus. The UT community is provided to be very welcoming and willing to help anyone in trouble or hurt.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: EVERYTHING ABOUT UT IS INCREDIBLE. HOOK EM HORNS.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UT has so many programs and majors for a wide range of students. There are a lot of amenities so that every student can feel involved and accepted.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Kinsolving the first year and I enjoyed it. The amenities of the best dining on campus was right downstairs and all of campus was within walking distance. The social atmosphere was lacking, unlike Jester which many of the students live at. The housing process is a breeze since UT provides online tours and physical tours of the dorms throughout the year for new students and transfers.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty integrated within the student community. Non Greeks are acceptant and vice versa. Greek housing is spread out yet has its own sector within west campus.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit and fan support is very strong rooted. Unfortunately football is not as strong as hoped for. Our volleyball, basketball and track program are all very prestigious. The athletic facilities are advanced and incredible.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The students are the best of the best from their high schools and bring a lot to the table when it comes to backgrounds and interests. UT is a melting pot of diversity in a liberal, busy city. It is always an exciting adventure and I never would change my decision.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel as though it is an average state university in this sense. More safety measures could/should be taken, but many supportive services are offered.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most professors go far out of their way to make sure each student understands the material and also tries to use different teaching techniques to be fair to all learning styles. Many different courses are offered each semester, varying in sizes. Most ged ed classes are very large, but some upper division courses have 10 students.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: There's an amazing alumni network that remains very involved with current students and provide needed connections into the national workforce (not just in Austin!). Each school/college offers dependable career services that know exactly how to get you where you need/want to be.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life, and try my best to stay out of it.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The entire school gets involved in athletic events!

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Amazing diversity and opportunities in what you can learn/be. Being in the middle of Austin, you have a wonderful cultural feel both on and off of campus that you can't get many places. This is my dream school, and always will be!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have enough police and security on campus, but the shooting at UT before and recent shootings at other schools keeps me aware.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Courses and course curriculum is usually great. Professors who teach the curriculum sometimes surprise me. There might be a teacher who has been teaching at the university for years, but they are off on their spelling or could be better at speaking English. Sometimes you can tell when a professor was hired last minute and is not exactly qualified to teach specific classes. When it comes to graduating on time, it worries me that the courses I have left won't be offered the semester I have left. Class sizes vary based of the demand of students taking that class. Business classes tend to be very large, 350+.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Best dorm options to live on campus are San Jacinto and Duren Hall. They are modernized and built efficiently. Kinsolving is one of the oldest dorms on campus and is an all girls dorm. The flooring throughout the entire building is old and should be replaced, but Kinsolving has a buffet eating hall which makes it convenient to eat meals between classes. Jester is also one of the oldest dorms on campus, and Jester West is the older wing. It has many floors with different genders for each. Jester also has a large and convenient eating facility, but the downside of Jester West is the noise and chances for evacuations and risky occurrences more often than other dorms since it is the largest dorm on campus.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek housing is available off campus and typically costs close to or less than an apartment close by campus, but prices are high when it comes to living costs in Austin TX. Due to poor perspectives of Greek life recently presented in the media, along with the stereotype that only rich people can afford to be in Greek life, it tends to be thought as a negative culture. However, it gives students a place to belong to while attending a large university such as UT.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Football is a big deal. Crowds go wild and always attend games to support.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love being able to attend the greatest school in Texas- The University of Texas at Austin. The pros are education, networking, big city (big jobs), society (variety of people/religions/races/etc.), and most definitely the food and activities in the city and on campus. The cons are registration periods and living costs.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had one or two professors that haven't enjoyed teaching and made that perfectly clear. However, for the most part, my professors have been more than accommodating to anything needed for athletics and haven't treated me any different than other students. They all know what they are talking about, and actively encourage discussion and the voicing of opinions in their classes.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: There is always a career fair going on, or an opportunity to find a job. Most of the career fairs, while major specific, are open to the rest of campus as well, which is extremely helpful.

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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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