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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.

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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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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is variety of cuisine but it is hard to find the truly amazing restaurants. I also have not seen a whole lot of student discounts.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: I love the Austin atmosphere is amazing there is no where in Texas I would rather be.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: The greek life at UT is a pretty big as there are many chapters that allow for different students to find a place on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and coming here was my best decision ever

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's legendary, everyone who visits wants to be a part

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus really isn't super strict. Alcohol is a big focus but it's not brought on campus that often and I have never lived in a dorm.

Sleeping over at them is lenient unless it is finals week.

parking is strict...I've gotten two tickets.

Attendance depends on the class entirely.

Drug use can't be monitored easily, because its pretty much all study drugs.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The combination of vibrant social, academic, and longhorn sports life are in perfect harmony.

Everyday I am happier about choosing to come here, I feel as though people are really well rounded, and I love the experience I've had here in this city and university

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The alumni family is HUGE not to mention UT has been on every "Public Ivy" list since the term was coined.

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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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