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College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had a internship yet. But I've heard stories from my friends that the career expos and presentations that gives you a lot of opportunities to apply for one.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is great from december to march but during the summer it can get really hot but there are beautiful weather you can absolutely enjoy over the time of semesters.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are so many different people with different perspectives that i got in contact with. Everyone is pretty much very minding their own business and very accepting as well.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I've applied but didn't really have a chance to get it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's pretty convenient to live close to where you have your classes the most but if you have to go to the library that opens 24 hrs, walking home is a bit of a hassle compared to living in the dorms that are only like a minute away. Other than that everything is great living off campus. Food you can cook, a room you can really rest in and freedom.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: I love to be outside and the weather is just like home so it does not bother me.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not do drugs, so I am not sure about this question.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The living doesn't bother me. It is close to campus so I do not mind it.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Usually alcohol consumption happens off campus, and people just come back to the dorms drunk. I am sure many people drink in their rooms but you don't really see it unless you are partaking in it. I've never seen alcohol as an issue. There are many people who smoke marijuana occasionally, you see it at parties, but once again, probably not going to happen while they are actually on campus, and nothing I'm too concerned with. The way I see it, we are adults now, if you don't want to do something, don't do it. Peer pressure is for high school.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus shuttle and all the capitol metro buses are all free for students, which is REALLY convenient. Taxis are about as expensive as you'd expect, I'd only take one if I was in a real pinch or hurry stuck downtown. Capitol Metro and the taxi services here have cell phone apps so it is really easy to hail a cab or figure out which bus route you need to take, if you have a smartphone. We have zip cars here I just don't know how they work or care since I have my own car.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I haven't ever heard of anyone getting in big trouble about alcohol but that is just my personal experience. Attendance completely depends on how your professor chooses to do things. Most of mine just have some way of giving a participation grade every day, so if you never show, up your grade will suffer. Creating student organizations is actually really easy. I think you only need three people and like $15. Really the only thing you have to watch out for is parking, parking citations are the worst, no actually getting your car booted/towed is way worse. They really want everyone to just buy into public transportation here, but that's just not convenient sometimes.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to live anywhere decent, in a good neighborhood, that is also safe, sorry, but it is going to cost you. There are other places that are cheaper in the riverside area, but that area is known for its break-ins, poor management, and how they let people who are not students live there even though they are advertised as student apartments. You have to sacrifice something, money or comfort/safety.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: UT is an old school, but that doesn't mean that is a bad thing. I chose to live in one of the older buildings by choice. I find them more charming than the newer ones which really all look the same. Everything in them is updated so you aren't missing out, plus you get real hardwood floors. The best thing about living on campus is being able to sleep in later because of the short walk to class. Parking options for residents however, are extremely expensive. The dorms all host regular events and there are plenty of opportunities to socialize at them and get to people other that your roommate.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus always seems to be consistently safe. When it gets dark, there are constantly police cruising around campus. All pathways are very well-lit. There is even a number you can call to request someone walk you home if you find yourself alone in the middle of the night. I have never heard of a dorm getting robbed here, all doors to dorm areas are key card protected. Emergency phones are everywhere, yellow and easily visible with a bright blue light atop each one. There are occasionally drunk students coming in at night, especially if you live in a large dorm, but I've found them all to be quite harmless and usually accompanied by a friend who is their drunk babysitter. Truthfully, I feel much safer on campus than in my neighborhood of my hometown.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I don't think I can really give an accurate review of diversity of economic background and political beliefs, since you really have to know someone before that sort of thing becomes apparent. However, there is a lot of religious diversity diversity of sexual orientation and plenty of student organizations to join that are specifically for that group. Ethnically, however, diversity if somewhat lacking- there still is a majority of Caucasian and Asian. I think overall, the campus is a pretty accepting place (as is Austin in general).

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Like any big school like UT, there are a lot of people on financial aid and very long lines any time to go to the financial aid office. I had a few issues with my aid but it was all resolved eventually, and I did receive my aid on time.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: It has been unusually cold here this semester, which is my first semester here. (I transferred). But I have high hopes after it warms up. central Texas weather is great if you ask me.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am still very happy with my program, however I have not yet even entered my higher-tier classes yet, so I can't give a proper review just yet. As for career goals, my plan is to get into medical school. As long as I can do that, I do not fear my job prospects.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I had no problem getting into my program, it might have something to so with the fact that it was still very new when I applied, so there was not much competition getting into it I suppose.

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College Sophomore

Athletics: I suppose I am not really at liberty to rate athletics here. I know it is extremely popular with many, especially football, but besides using our awesome gyms, I don't really participate in sports. Interesting fact though: I have seen people playing Quidditch on Clark field before.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are a lot of places on campus where there are computers to use, it's just a matter of knowing where they are, the campus is just so huge! However, around midterms, you are probably going to have to wait awhile, or go to one of the Austin public libraries to meet your needs. I personally strongly suggest you come here with your own laptop, it makes things so much easier and convenient. We have a UTPrint system that allows you to download drivers onto your laptop that allows you to send documents directly from your laptop to one of the many UTPrint stations around campus, where you pay buy tapping your ID card on the pad. This is a very convenient way to print.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity centers, such as the Gender and Sexuality Center and the Malcolm X center, provide services for students of minority groups. However, while UT is a lot better, diversity-wise, than other universities, it can always be better and there problems with hate crimes and microaggressions pretty often.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing can vary A LOT. The most popular areas are probably West Campus and North Campus, which can get pricey, especially if you don't have roommates. Cheap options are Riverside and Far West, and while they are far from campus, they have a dedicated shuttle route. Generalizing off-campus options is overall very difficult, since they can vary a lot in terms of availability, price, and safety depending on the particular area.

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4 College Junior

Weather: While I wouldn't say you can wear shorts and flip-flops all year, the weather is generally pretty good. Some days can be blisteringly hot (105 F) while others are pretty cold (25 F). The weather is generally good though.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: A lot of people drink and UT has a reputation of a party school. HOWEVER, deciding not to drink or do drugs is well-respected, generally. It's also pretty easy to stay away from areas with drug and alcohol problems (AKA West Campus). If you do decide to drink or do drugs, there are a fair number of options to stay safe, including a "night owl" bus that is available until very late at night for students as well as "safe ride" programs that can drive you around in an emergency. There are also drug and alcohol counselors who can give you advice on how to stay safe while engaging in less than legal activities.

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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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