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2 College Junior

Scholarships: I am from out of state and really feel with my level of income I should be awarded more financial aid. The people in the office who gave me advice were rude and seemed not to care about me or my choices.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I love food but hate that I can't park everywhere. I commute so that part is hard.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: It seems as though all the students here really care about their education and so "strictness" doesn't matter all that much.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Compared to living in a wide open space, it's small and expensive for a college kid.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I like the city, so I love that campus feels like you're in the middle of a busy city. There are lots of study/chill spots around campus, and you find more and more of them the more you start exploring different party of campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Gregory is great, if you get there at the right time. It fills up pretty fast and occasionally you find yourself waiting around for a particular machine. Oh and be sure to check out the pool :)

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Jester East (recently renovated) is amazing, and they started renovating Jester West Spring/Summer 2014.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Never had an issue with Health/Safety on campus. I think it just depends on who you talk to.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Honestly, UT is the place to be yourself. Diversity is HUGE on campus, it's amazing.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: For my second year, I chose an apartment about 20 minutes from campus. But during the process of looking for places to live, I visited a lot of the places closer to campus (like Riverside and West Campus)....Riverside is pretty rough (safety-wise; it's old and security isn't all that great, but I guess worth it for the price). West Campus can be pretty expensive depending on a million different things. Pricing and ratings for different places off campus vary greatly. Do your research if you plan on living off campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I lived in Jester East my first year.... RA's weren't really strict at all (I know my roommate and I should've had a million noise violations, but only ever got one warning...) The freedom to do what you want to do how you want to do it (within reason) is liberating.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People will be people, I guess. Don't know what to say here, other than that everybody is super nice.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: For a first year student, it's great. You do have a lot of options (especially in J2), but if you're on campus 100% of the time, it will get old really fast. (The great thing about Austin is the local restaurants and food trucks and whatnot that you can visit instead of always being in JCL and/or J2).

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's expensive to live in West Campus but the housing options are good and it's extremely close to campus. Anywhere else and you need a car, and parking is overpriced.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are few healthy options and if available are a small variety.

Cyprus Bend if the best dining hall.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is pretty and spacious, but there isn;t nearly enough attention paid to the arts.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is everywhere on campus. It seems like a larger portion of the population is Greek than not (even though that is false) because they make their presence so known.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a multitude of off campus dining within walking distance of one another that vary widely. As a vegan, I also find plenty of healthy options!

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: As long as you aren't making a scene or being a huge disruption people and security pretty much will leave you alone.

The honor code (mainly on cheating or plagiarism) is very strict.

Underage drinking, as long as you aren't puking in public or being a problem, is very easy to get away with.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are valued at Ut Austin. Registration process is difficult because there is such a large student population and only so many classes offered at one time, but those classes are amazing. The workload is heavy and a strong work ethic is required, but the quality of teaching is great.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: The Fine Arts department at UT Austin is very small compared to the rest of the colleges within the university and kind of feels overlooked by the rest of the school. But because of the small classes, lots of individualized attention was given by the professors to each student.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depended on which dorm you get will vary your experience. Jester West is the worst (and has a bed bug problem) but Jester East is great! San Jacinto is the best and most spacious living on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: As a fine arts major, duel admission (having to get accepted into the university via application as well as the fine arts department via academic review) was difficult and abnormal to most applicants but normal to fine arts applicants.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Based mainly on intended major, not so much on need base.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: UT could work on making information more accessible.

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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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