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Reviews 4344 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: UT football gets the most attention!!! Student athletes are a visible part of campus and school support and fan support is high!!

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Airport is out of town. Ok as long as it's not rush hour.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: It is not soo visible. Mostly on the drag.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Great classes!!! Professors are varied and can be great!!! 90% of my classes were pretty small, so don't be afraid of a big university. You will quickly find a niche.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Thai food!!! Go to Madam Mam's on Guadaloupe

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Expensive if you are in Brazos for the whole year. It depends on what kind of pass you decide to get. Public transportation is great in Austin, take advantage.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I lived in a co-op for several years. It was great. Many international students lived there during their semester abroad. There were awesome prices for being in a city just a block from campus.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: They are fair in their decisions.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Very hot and humid in the summer, snow once a year, and the usual Texas wind!!!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Austin City Limits and other festivals are great! Fourth of July celebrations over town lake are awesome! Go visit the Bob Bullock Museum as well as the University Art Museum.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: There are lots of options on campus. Restaurants at the Union are fast food and not always open. Dining hall plans are available but the food is not the healthiest. Still, there are smoothie bars. Bevo bucks are widely accepted at fast food places in Austin and are very useful.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: My friends who joined a sorority had the best time! They did all sorts of activities together and made a bunch of friends.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: UT police and Austin are great. When there was a shooter on campus they acted promptly. There are self-defense seminars for women that are totally accessible for anyone who wants to take them. UT police has a visible presence on campus making sure students are safe.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: I met so many students from other countries who fell in love with Austin's atmosphere. There are student groups for every suject, hobby, and occasion. Students are encouraged to go out and change the world.

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3 College Junior

Technology: There are a lot of computers that are available on campus. Excluding the library computer labs, some departments have their own computer labs and will rent laptops to you. Most professors do not allow or make special provisions for laptops since they are considered as a distraction in most classes. So they're isn't a need to lug one around campus--if you want to check your email or something, you can use the computer labs.

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4 College Junior

Academics: All of the classes are very challenging and you walk away learning a lot of things. Most of the professors are dedicated to their student's learning.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The English department is very supportive and you have a lot of opportunities to be involved with your major. The advisors are very nice and match your personality. I write this because when I internally transferred from the Biochemistry to English, they made me do a personality test to see which advisor I would work best with.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid process is not very difficult, but at the same time, it depends on their person and their situation. Some people have a lot of issues with financial aid.

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2 College Junior

Drug Safety: UT Austin is a known party school. They're party scene must be pretty bad if they're making it required for students to do Alcohol Edu, a educational and interactive learning module where you learn about the effects of alcohol, in the duration of their freshman year.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I never lived on campus but I have seen a lot of dorm rooms. They vary greatly and depend on which housing plan and dorm you choose.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of Mexican, but other types of cuisine as well.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: The on campus shuttle's are great. Public Transportation is AMAZING. UT students get free bus fair which means you can go all over the enitre city FOR FREE. It was incredibly useful whenever I wanted to go downtown, or needed to get to Zilker Park during Austin City Limits Music Festival.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: With Austin being a live music capital, there's always a concert downtown or in a park that you can go to. The Drag, (the western border of campus) is lined with eateries and shops so you never have to go far from campus to get what you need. Downtown is crazy, and you can have a good time even if you're not 21.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: West Campus is it's own world. The Greeks throw parties nonstop and Roundup weekend is fantastic. Then again, if you don't have huge sums of money, you'll have a hard time buying into the Greeks, and that limits your access to all the West Campus shenanigans significantly (if you're a guy).

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are so many different things to do on campus. There are plenty of buildings open for studying in with friends, plenty of facilities for recreational sports, and with a bike you can get anywhere on campus rather quickly since it is so urban and condensed.

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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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