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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.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Majors: The university has lots of opportunities for great internships, personally my major and schedule didn't allow time for one, but fellow students have enjoyed theirs.

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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.

College Junior

Scholarships: I was not able to apply for financial aid.

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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College Sophomore

Campus Food: I didn't live on campus, and barely ate at the facilities

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Austin is the most AMAZING atmosphere for college aged individuals, definitely a town built by foodies for foodies, and athletic, accepting, & vibrant. 6th street is legendary for nightlife, the entire street is shut down weekend nights and many students participate in 6th street bars regularly. Just walking around UT you can get beautiful views of the capitol building, and the outdoor mall the Domain is really amazing.

Weather is sunny, although sometimes hot, but all around, I never want to leave this place

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is gorgeous, definitely has a home-y feel that you wouldn't expect being around 54K other people.

As for the facilities on campus, the school is so big that there is pretty much everything, and you can bet it will be top notch minus some outdated buildings, but even those are pretty

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: UT campus kinda feels like all the actually cool/outgoing nerds from the Texas high schools. Guys and girls are very dateable, and likely have a bright future and good looks.

very few people are overweight and many come from money

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College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't apply for any scholarships through the university

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College Sophomore

Majors: I already discussed my nutrition major specifics on a previous page that asked a similar question

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Some majors are really difficult to get in to, while others are auto-admission. Tips for admission: "planning on transferring" to business or a better engineering degree will be very challenging.

important criteria for transferring is pretty much all GPA.

My program was auto-admit, although I did take it further and apply for the Honors program in my field, and that went smoothly and I got in

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU ALL THE LIVE LONG DAY.

"Texas fight" runs in our blood, sports are huge. Mainly football and basketball. #1 in memorabilia sales in the country and second largest college stadium in the country.

We have our own TV network for Christ's sake

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pros are that there are a lot of options that are close, but the cons are they fill up extremely quickly and vary on cost about 800-1300/month since the school is basically in downtown

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Austin is a very liberal city in Texas, and is a haven for diversity of all kinds

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UTPD is a thing, a whole police department for just students and the campus. However there are lots of bike theft. Nothing too crazy.

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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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