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3 College Junior

Greek Life: A lot of people are in greeks, especially those living in west campus. West campus is where most of the houses are, but even those who live in west campus and arent in greeks have a lot of parties.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: I dont pay much attention to sports

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall the school really is great. Some of the classes I am required to take are pretty boring, but the ones relating to my major are really interesting and fun. The online classes need updating, as the technology often shuts down and hinders many students ability to take quizzes and such, and teachers are not always sympathetic to students who were victim to poor technology preventing them from doing an assignment. It is a very big school which sometimes makes it hard to make many friends. The university seems more concerned with their image than with their students well being at times.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Administrators need to work harder to put a process in place that is safe for students to report and litigate.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience here as an undergad has been awesome. However, it is very expensive and if your parents do not help you will be in so much debt.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: UT is prestigious and you will find connections with a degree from UT

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is great at UT. I only lived on campus for one year and I really enjoyed my stay.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not a greek life type of person. Could care less about this survey

4 College Junior

Athletics: I don't know very much about our athletics programs but they are a huge part of what UT does.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The University of Texas at Austin is a bureaucratic and research focused institution. However, if you find your niche, you are likely to gain a sense of accomplishment, do well and learn a lot.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: After the recent murder of a student, campus security has been heavily active on campus, as they try to create a safe environment. I really feel like the school has provided a ton of options and facilities to promote safety on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a music major, most of my classes average around 10-20 people, making it a very hands-on experience. I love this, as I feel like I get a lot out of my classes and it really feels like my professors care about me as a person and want me to do well in their classes. I find that in these smaller classes it's easier to ask questions and get help when I don't understand something, and I find I tend to do better in my smaller classes. I've also taken some love online courses here, which I find to be very nice in helping to achieve core credits, as it's still has the structure of a classroom without all of the hassle of running between building on this huge campus. That being said, there is an obvious disconnect between student and teacher that I find really hard to overcome. Overall, I love my classes and teachers.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Just having The University of Texas at Austin on an application can open so many doors for someone. Even though my major itself offers very little in the way of actual career prospects, I feel I will still be presented with many opportunities for jobs just because of where I'll be graduating from. I haven't checked into career counseling, etc. on campus too heavily yet, but intend to in the coming years.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus so I don't actually know what it's like to live in a dorm, but I know that the main benefits are how close it is to classes and the social aspect it provides when living so close to other students. On the flip side, the bathrooms are usually communal, the food gets redundant after a while, and theres the possibility of being with a crazy roommate. It's also outrageously expensive, but what isn't when it comes to college?

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know a lot about Greek life because I'm not very involved in it, but it plays a huge part socially on campus. It's great because it allows a lot of students to make connections and friends that will last a lifetime, but it can also be a little negative as it does create obvious cliques and stereotypes that really need to stop existing.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are huge here, I mean, we are the Longhorns. That being said, I don't really care about sports, so I honestly know nothing about it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I attend a small school within the college, so I feel like I get the best of both worlds, as I get to experience a large university, but have primarily small classes and get to work closely with my teachers. I really feel like this allows for a lot of opportunities and experiences on my part that I wouldn't have gotten at a school that focuses more on music. What starts here changes the world.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: I personally have only been to two parties and they were both pretty fun. Other than that, I have not been to any clubs/bars or experienced any time of nightlife. I know that there are tons of places to go and things to do on weekends. There are parties all the time and 6th Street is very popular during the weekends. I have heard that there is transportation for people who want to go to 6th Street and drink but I am not sure if that is true. Also, there is Uber, which is great for those students who want to have a good time but not have to worry about driving so that is great.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties are happening all the time, especially during the weekends. There is not one weekend that I do not see people walking around all dressed up to go to a party. I am not sure where the best parties take place because I have not really attended any of them but I do know that 6th Street is very popular and so are fraternity parties. I think that the party scene is good to a certain extent because students need to let loose and relax from the hard work they have going on throughout the week. I also think that the party scene has always been a way to learn about people and to really grow and realize what is needed in life. However, I believe that sometimes the party scene can be too much for students and instead of them taking it as having fun, they drink too much and end up either passing out or fighting with someone, etc. I think that they take advantage of the fact that they have freedom and they end up having bad experiences from this.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The professors I have had a chance to meet are great at what they do and they are very approachable. They really know what they are talking about and it has helped me gain more interest in my major. The registration process can be a little hectic because I have seen a lot of people register for classes when I am not allowed to register for them yet. This makes me stress out somewhat because I feel like the classes I planned on taking will not have any space available by the time I can register for them. The workload is good so far and it has not been too much. There are, however, times when there are too many assignments or exams in one week and knowing how to manage my time is very important.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: I think that UT has a lot of diversity when it comes to religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity and political beliefs. For the most part I have not seen any acts of violence or disrespect towards someone based on their beliefs about a certain topic. There is a huge amount of international students, myself included, and I think that is really amazing. Everyone is very supportive and accepting from what I have seen and experienced.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: From what I have seen, there is a lot of alcohol involved during the weekend events. I live in front of a Fraternity house and so when they have parties everyone is drinking alcohol. I am not sure about doing drugs but I almost always see or hear somebody drunk screaming or yelling in the street. It is very sad to see that they need to drink or do drugs to have fun but I think this is considered a party school so I suppose it's normal for everyone to drink.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: newer dorms, san jac and duren, are great. the older dorms are not a good experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very important at this university, a great way to meet people.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: University of Texas is a great experience and education.

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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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