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Reviews 5137 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The diversity of food is phenomenal, anyone can find what they like here.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I never understood chemistry in high school, and I thought I might never like it until I came to Austin.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Area: honestly the best decision I've made since I graduating high school.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Administration: The campus itself is not very strict. I have been there a whole semester and every bit of it

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I like how there are so many opportunities available to me after graduation for my specific major

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Administration: They're strict where they need to be

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Scholarships: They make everything so simple for everyone.

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Not much to complain about, it's great.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Many resources are made available to students.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a great variety of housing for every budget

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Area: It's a great and energetic environment!

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: I would just say to be well rounded!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: They're strict about some things, but not about others. After past gunmen incidents, security officers are now kept in all of the libraries. They're pretty nice and helpful.

When it comes to drugs though, I don't know where the administration goes. They turn a blind eye to most drinking and drug incidents. One girl I used to know talked about how she OD'd on drugs and was acting like a psycho, but when the cops came, they pretty much gave her a slap on the wrist and let her go. I imagine they do this a lot because you never hear about any students getting busted for drugs. =P

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: ALMOST EVERYONE IS A HIPSTER. This drives me up the wall sometimes because I'm NOT a hipster at all, so sometimes I'm raising eyebrows at the hobo junk people walk around wearing, or the funky stuff I hear in people's conversations.

UT has consecutively made the lists for "Worst Dressed Campus" for the past few years, and students know this, but they don't care. This is good in a way because you can pretty much wear what you want, and as long as it's not too tacky or weird, you most likely won't get judged. I see guys usually walking around in T-shirts, shorts, jeans and flip-flops, and girls usually wear "sportier" stuff like tank tops, peasant shirts, t-shirts, shorts, and jeans. I'd recommend sandals, flip-flops, or flats because you often need to do a lot of walking, and oftentimes you're climbing steps or going up/down slopes.

I don't care for the social life around here much because it mainly revolves drinking and partying, neither of which I'm a big fan of. If you don't do either, you'll pretty much be out of about half of the social circles here at UT.

Free condoms are given away at the Student Services Building, and often on fun holidays too, such as Halloween. Hopefully you understand what I'm implying about student life in regards to this...

25 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The kids have a lot of school spirit, but unfortunately, our teams just haven't been doing super great in awhile. But the strong and undying student/fan loyalty is something to be considered.

In general, athletes can have certain aspects easier for them. They get priority in scholarship/financial aid consideration. They get to register first for classes. Applications for major declarations/switches are more easily accepted.

But at the same time, practice can eat a LOT of time, and teachers are less-willing to excuse absences for athletic purposes. And late work is almost never accepted, so practice or no practice, you're still expected to do all your stuff on time.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of different places to go eat, and there's all kinds of food. Unfortunately, anything ethnic isn't accurate in flavors; we SERIOUSLY lack in good Mexican food, and their Thai places are mediocre at best. Other issues are that food can get kinda expensive when compared to other places. I mean, yeah, these dining places are near campus, but still, they don't have to treat the kids like bank accounts. For those who have campus dollars though (called Bevo Bucks), those can be used as select restaurants off-campus, so that's convenient for them.

But not everything is bad. The food places are super close to campus (across the street actually), and a lot of student discount coupons and stuff are handed out at the beginning of the year in booklets. There's also an app used by participating restaurants that can give you discounts and coupons via smartphone.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial aid arrives very late and the interest rates are way too high.

10 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: Lots of choices, but understandable if people dont feel like its fit for them

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Athletics: Lots of school spirit and great outcome at games

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Walking home from campus feels unsafe

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Local Area: Plenty of things to do off campus and there's usually a bus that'll take you wherever. Lots of variety of food, and the shopping is unique

9 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: Very competitive and limited. Discouraging to find internships if you're interested in doing it abroad.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Real estate companies take advantage of students, rent prices increase from $75-$100 every year. Limited parking and fees for everything.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Austin is known for the quality of the food. UT campus is situated in prime location for great eats.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Area: Austin is a wonderful city.

11 people found this useful Report
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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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