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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There were many resources given to us regarding this topic, however I'm not sure if many people always remember about it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Joining clubs has honestly helped me make so many new friends and make adjusting to college so much easier. I only came to UT with 5 friends from high school and a couple of acquaintances from extracurriculars. They were involved in certain clubs which I immediately joined and loved.

As for course, it was interesting adjusting to lecture styles and large class sizes. Honestly I have just made the best of the situation even if the professor wasn't the best.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many employers recruiting on campus and EXPO is a very large event where recruiting happens. Companies may also send recruiters now and then to certain clubs meetings to talk about their company and this provides a much more personal experience.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Many white Greek groups are seen as very snobby and annoying.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The amount of noise in DKR Stadium on game day is absolutely insane. You don't realize how many people are in the stadium until you hear the amount of noise the fans can make. It's absolutely amazing.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Honestly this first semester has been quite wonderful. There's so many people to meet on campus and everyone is generally willing to strike up a casual conversation with you. Even if you're just in line waiting for a test or lunch, you can get involved in meeting someone new.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are police boxes all over campus, so if you feel unsafe you can just call help at one. There's a program on campus that if you call/text then they'll send someone to walk with you. Police are on campus and they patrol the campus and the dorms. I feel pretty safe on campus, but as a female I don't feel comfortable walking alone at night.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses are extremely diverse, there are strictly academic classes, physical education classes, and fun classes. If you don't like small classes, there are huge classes. If you don't like huge classes, there are little classes. Professors don't all have the same format of teaching - so you're never bored. All the classes I took were taught by people who loved what they taught and asked the best of us.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a English major, there are plenty of careers that I can go into if I work to get my doctorate. UT wants to make sure their students can get jobs/internships because it helps their alumni network. Our alumni network is very fulfilled and even at my mother's job there are people who graduated UT. There's a career center, I believe in the Jester Center.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For the space I am currently residing in, it is not worth what I'm paying. Jester West is okay. Social atmosphere is okay, there are plenty of events that occur in the lobby that can be really fun. And it's connected to the dining area so you don't have to walk outside like Jester East to go get your food (easier to get that freshman 15 though!). Housing process was easy and not a hassle.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I haven't attempted to really get to know Greek life, myself but the stories you hear around campus are pretty outrageous. There are some very tame ones and Christian/religion ones. But there are some that are very strange, party-obsessed ones that have bad reputations. It all depends on the sorority/fraternity you choose though.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I didn't choose my school for athletics, but it is UT. Football! Football! Football! The campus will be crowded on game days, so if you own a car you will have to move it or you'll get towed - even if you have a permit for your garage. The school is very involved and it revolves around sports. Now that doesn't mean of course that you'll get excused from class to tailgate or anything, but know that the school is very big on sports.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are plenty of freshman opportunities and activities to participate in. My school is unique because it's really big, but makes sure there are plenty of small communities so that you don't feel alone. I would still choose my school if I did it all over again, but I would definitely put more of an effort to join clubs and organizations.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Like any big school, there is always going to be the worry of sexual assault in the back of a persons mind. However, there are great preventive measures and there are usually plenty of people about to see if anybody were to try something.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors care about what they teach and their students. Do your research and you should be ok.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a first semester student I already got a job and internship through my major. The career center is very helpful.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depending on what you want and where you live will change your view. As an off campus student I love my apartment.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some Greek is harder than others. If you are truly passionate, don't worry. Although they are loud, they don't tend to bother those who don't want to be bothered.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at the school are well known and the school spirit is something to behold.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school is amazing because it balances academics and fun. UT is known both as a party school and for its great academics which has held true.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: As a female Latina international student, so diverse in terms of national origin, ethnicity, and gender, I have found nothing but acceptance and friendliness in the campus community. I would say that it is similar for other demographics, though I cannot speak for them. I find the campus community to be hugely accepting of differences in general.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: UT isn't considered a "Public Ivy" for no reason. I definitely feel challenged in my classes and am looking forward to working hard to earn a Bachelor of Science. The workload is high depending on the classes the student is taking, but it's doable (and it's been forcing me to learn time management skills). The professors are definitely at the top of their fields, at least in my experience. There are SO many possible study areas on campus that it is impossible for someone to not find at least one suitable to their needs. There are also so many resources for students, including tutoring sessions in the Sanger Learning Center, the University Writing Center, and study skills courses. The one thing I would complain about is that the registration process is fiercely competitive and many people can't get the classes they want/need, but that is to be expected from a school this big.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think it is generally a very safe campus and I, as a 100-pound woman, do actually feel comfortable and safe walking across campus even at ungodly hours of the night. We have our own police force, which is helpful and fast-acting. That being said, the area around the campus may not be very safe at certain times (like the Drag) and incidents have happened even inside our campus. In my experiences, students here really care about other students and try to prevent incidents from happening - "Longhorns take care of each other".

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's such a large variety of courses. Of course, I've only taken entry-level ones so far, but even then, the professors are excited and knowledgeable! For some reason, large class sizes don't work as a disadvantage for me, so I don't mind it. Also, I really appreciate discussion sections, as I can review and absorb the material better in them. Teaching styles are varied, and some work better for me and some don't. However, the school has so many resources (advisors, TAs, review sessions, the tutoring center, the PCL, and just forming a study group with other students in the class) that it can be compensated for. That being said, while I haven't had any bad professors yet, some people I know have had bad experiences.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Top employers recruit on this campus (Apple, Google, Facebook, etc). The alumni network is vast, and because we all have so much school spirit, saying you went to Texas is a huge advantage with alumni. I think job prospects may vary by major, but I think they are very good in many fields (especially STEM fields and business).

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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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