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Reviews 5221 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Athletics: People LOVE football here, the campus is completely burnt orange for every home game. The ticket system could be better for all sports. Students are involved: spirit groups support particular teams, volleyball and basketball games are enthralling and interactive, and intramural sports are well established and popular. Gym facilities are also fantastic.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My university is one of the top public schools in Texas. I think the culture overall is great-- students are passionate about their causes, there are events and opportunities if you're willing to keep an eye out, and we're smack in the middle of the rapidly growing, diverse, and open-minded city of Austin. My university is a wonderful place, but the issue I have with it is the lack of mobility and assistance with major topics of study. We have one chance a year to apply for a major in a different college at the university. This happens every spring only, and if you don't know about it (freshmen and even sophomores need this kind of help), then you miss your chance. UT is so expensive that if you can't transfer or aren't accepted to the correct major, you're set back by a year until the next spring. After freshman year, it's amazing if you can switch majors at all. From the engineering side, advisors are not helpful at all with matters outside of your engineering degree plan. The liberal arts advisors, however, are the exact type of mentors and advisors that every single student should have. They are understanding, open-minded, and spoke to me about my life plan despite me not being a student in the liberal arts college.

Rather than go into details about the rest (there are a lot), I'm going to end this concisely. If you want help at this university, you absolutely MUST hunt for it with extreme dedication. The resources that should help you most likely won't or can't, and the most unlikely people are the ones that will help. I'm also not sure where all of my money goes every year.... $27k for what? We have to buy our own books and supplies on top of that. However, since this school is a research univsersity there are an AMAZING amount of events going on here, and in Austin. That almost makes up for the negative experience I've had academically.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: UT is certainly an academically inclined school. I feel like I have already learned so much within my first semester. It's tough, but in the end, it's worth it.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: It's hard, but it's worthwhile. I feel privileged to go to UT, and that makes me want to put in the work. I have confidence that the courses I'm taking, the professors I interact with, and the internships/organizations I find at my time at UT will certainly benefit me after graduation. Because this school is so big, there are several interesting classes to choose from. I think the most important thing I have had to learn is to balance school and fun.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Ut does a good job of being very informative and supportive. There are clubs that advocate against sexual assault. There is a 'campus walk' group that provides transport/walking services late at night. I have never really felt unsafe.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Super helpful and accommodating. UT has their own police department and I see a police car at least every 6 minutes if I'm outside walking from class to class. You can call them to escort you home from a library or anywhere you don't feel safe, no problem. As long as you are smart about your personal items, you will be fine. They have several tips that they tell you during orientation to help you avoid theft. They have a 24-hour nurse call line that has been very helpful. As a college student at a big new school, it's hard to know whether you should visit a doctor or simply buy an over-the-counter medication. The Student Services Building can help you with just about anything.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love all the opportunities at UT. I have learned a lot academically, and Austin is such a fun city! I wish the school would give me more money, but so far, it's pretty cool.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A UT degree definitely carries a lot of weight compared to other Texas schools. I do not know anyone who has graduated and has not gotten into grad school or found a good job.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are just as diverse as the student body. Some are better than others, but there are several ways to figure out which ones are the good ones. It is the same way with classes.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Longhorns are recognized anywhere. While the saying goes "your education is what you make of it" is true, the prestige of UT is nice to have on your resume. There are too many opportunities and resources that you can use to your advantage to leave here without a job set in place.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I enjoy living on campus because of how easy it is to get to class, meet new people, and participate in study groups. I look forward to off campus housing though, because I certainly need more space and privacy.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: At UT, we have a pretty large Greek life. I am not actively involved in Greek life, but I know greeks do a lot around school, are very social, and of course- throw big parties.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not as involved in the athletic community as I would like to be, but from what I see and hear, it is pretty cool. Our women's track team is great, and our football team gives our campus a lot of spirit.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although my current institution was not my first choice, I have come to appreciate the many opportunities and learning experiences that I have already gained. I believe my undergraduate career will be great, and I look forward to use all the resources available to me to the best of my ability.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school. It equips you in any area you want to specialize in, and prepares you with several essential skills that anyone needs in any work place. While there are several ways to get involved and have fun here as well, this is not an easy school by any means. Even the simpler majors such as education or fine arts require dedication and studying. I think of the quote "whatever you are, be a good one" for UT's graduating students. There are many prestigious programs here, such as the business school and natural sciences, but no matter what you study, you will provided access to endless opportunities and tools that allow you to pursue your passions.

Being in the middle of Austin, Texas is also hands down an advantage for a college student. We are just a couple of blocks away from the Texas State Capitol, which I know allows students to intern with them beginning their freshman year. There are so many fun places to explore when you have the time that are in walking distance. The bus systems into the city are excellent and I have gotten used to and actually prefer walking to most places. There are several big businesses in Austin and is a great place to live in after you graduate.

There is something for everyone here, no matter your background or belief system. All you have to do is find out where you want to invest yourself!

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors really care about the students and they are very passionate. There are a variety of classes that you can take even if they don't relate to your major. Students have to work hard to keep their grades up, but there are a lot of resources on campus to help with studying and time management.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Health and Safety on campus is great and there are a lot of resources.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Every class I've had had been very interesting even if wasn't related to my major.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a prestigious university and recognize around the world.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Texas is truly massive. It is impossible to understand the implications of attending a school with this many students before arriving. However, with its great size comes many opportunities. There is a myriad of clubs and activities across the Forty Acres. The professors are great and the TA's are benefit everyone.

Supposedly seeing an albino squirrel before finals is good luck. They have eluded me thus far, but I remain optimistic!

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is generally okay.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Amazing school with very great professors.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The bathrooms were always clean!

5 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm part of a fraternity and it's a great experience

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I had no issues with admissions


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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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