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4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: There is not any policies against students having fun just appropriately. If you are not in the dorm rooms you usually do not get into to trouble that much unless someone complains. When it is said that Austin is a party town, they meant it.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I have only had one professor that I would never take his class again. The curriculum is average. Some parts are engaging and some not so much. You can not have a fine for anything on campus or they will not let you register for the next semester. You have a lot of reading. So if you do not like to read. That might have to change. There are tutoring places on campus and the libraries have designated study group areas that are well equipped with white boards and TV's.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: We have are own library. The professors and the advisers are helpful. There is a lot of reading involved and a lot of research projects. However this very little internships and job opportunities.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: There are so many groups on campus that it is hard to notice one creating a difference on campus. There is one night a year that is called Sorority and Frat Round Up. They are all on campus hanging out drinking. I worked at the fast food place on campus that is pretty much 24/7 and they are very hungry. Lest to say I never worked the night shift again because there are a lot of people who come in so drunk they do not know what they are doing. They are a few housing options around campus.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I am majoring in archaeology and have learned a lot of things about the things I will be doing but have little experience doing so. Most of the classes have to take are lecture classes. Not helpful out in the field.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Getting into the program is similar to most of the other programs offered by UT. The thing to remember to make them want you. How can you make them look good outside in the real world. Will it be beneficial to let you in. Your essays are the perfect way to do this.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The health services are easy to access and easy to use. The staff is very supportive and caring. The crime on campus is minimal. There are panic buttons all across campus to alert the police if necessary. The police are constantly patrolling. I have walked home by myself at 1 in the morning and I am a single female. You can go running at night and do not have to worry. The areas around campus are safe as well. They are where most of the students live off campus.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There is such a diverse group of individuals. They come from all walks of life. I know people from India and the Middle East and people from China and Europe as well as people from Africa and South America. I have learned things about different religions and cultures.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Our football games have the highest attendance rate in the country. If you are part of the football team or the band or the cheer squad, you are performing for 100000+ fans. Our athletic complex is huge. Our gym is just as big. Sports are part of everyday life in Austin. We have our own local channel just for the university.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: I'm not picky so I like the food options on campus. There is a lot of variety if you're willing to walk around to get to what you want.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a number of chain restaurants that are still not really fast food, which I like. There is also a decent amount of ethnic food options available.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: People are friendly and there are a wide variety of types of people on campus. There's somebody for everybody.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: We do pride ourselves in having a diverse campus, and for many people UT is much more diverse than their hometowns. However, it cannot be ignored that the black student population is significantly underrepresented.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are countless organizations and groups that cater to different religions and races. The only thing I would say is negative is that I often feel that having so many different organizations that cater to only certain people almost causes more separation.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UT is very focused on healthy options and providing ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: As long as you don't cause problems for other people you're usually okay

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The classes at UT are hard, much harder than I've ever experienced. But there is a slew of brilliant professors and great TAs that make nearly every class a great experience.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: I often get the feeling that the school is partial to its more prestigious majors and colleges. McCombs Business School and the College of Engineering being the best. It sometimes feels like you're being looked down upon if you aren't in one of the two.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I ate off campus ALL THE TIME. I always enjoyed it. Except for the whole it ate in my wallet.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not being a member of the Greek system affects my judgement slightly, for the most part Greek students are pretty open to non-Greeks, but you will always have the occasional moment when you feel like a pariah for not being involved.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a vast variety of people at my university. Taking practically every shape, size, and style, however, in the area I lived and the things I participated in, the majority of the girls and guys I saw were in the greek system. Girls wore giant t shirts and Nike shorts and guys wore either white washed wranglers, a UT t shirt, and boots or button ups with khakis.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus living in Austin is very popular. The amount of housing on campus is very limited, so many students opt to live off campus, even in their first year. The surrounding places to live are very accommodated to students, in fact, some of them are student-only. I lived in The Callaway House and it was a love-hate relationship. It was very nice, but the staff was often not very helpful/rude and they were very very strict. It was also quite expensive.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: So far I have enjoyed almost every class I have taken. I don't know about the other majors, but as for English, I always feel taken care of. I have a great advisor, who I really believe cares about me and my choices. I never feel like I am alone when it comes to planning my future at the university.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: You can't live in Austin and not fall in love with the city. It's diversity and vibrancy makes everyday an adventure. The tradition on campus is strong as well, and there is a camaraderie created by the university that I highly doubt can be rivaled.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration is stressful but once you are past that the classroom aspect is very manageable. Workload usually isn't too bad (except for engineers).

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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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