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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: A wide variety of housing opportunities exist if you start looking for housing early. Pros include a unique variety of different types of housing styles and apartments available in West Campus. Food is also easily obtainable at one of the many corner stores and bus travel to school makes the commute fairly pain free. The only major cons include the fact that finding a free parking spot is nearly impossible and any paid parking costs are extensively.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Basically, you're not "cool" if you aren't Greek... So lame. It's very judgmental which makes meeting new people as a freshman pretty difficult.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't feel safe at night...

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Love all the required classes! All pretty great professors, and he workload isn't too overwhelming!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's college... It's hard to monitor the use of drugs, but I think it's a somewhat big of an issue at UT.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: I mean, it's Austin... How could you go wrong?

5 College Freshman

Majors: I had zero issues and felt completely confident going in.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Overall, our athletics are top notch.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The alcohol and drug watch could be a lot better, especially at frat and sorority parties.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: Living far from campus makes walks on rainy and cold days difficult, but the UT bus definitely helps.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of off-campus options. There are many off-campus dorms near campus, apartments near or far away from campus, and houses. The pricing, for dorms, are similar to on campus. Apartments further away from campus are not too high of cost. Parking is expensive. Not sure how much you can find through the school.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: The teams do well. A lot of the students go and watch varsity sports, especially football. There is a lot of school spirit. There are also a lot of intramural options as well, but you do not hear about them as much as varsity.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not engage in any of these things and I don't really ever see/hear about it. I'm sure if you get in with certain groups of people it would be much more visible.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus. Most everyone is accepting as well. There are a lot of centers on campus that support diversity and provide a safe place.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I do not know about student discounts. There are a lot of off-campus dining options all very close to campus. It ranges from cheap to expensive depending on what you want. You can satisfy any craving really within a few minutes walk.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I have not really ate many places, but in my Dorm. There are a lot of fast food options on campus. Jester City Limits is pretty expensive. There is a lot of variety. The food is pretty good. The meal plans don't last the whole year. It would be better if you had a set amount of meals per week instead of dollars that had to last the whole year.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The local weather changes constantly. In the fall it was pretty consistently hot/warm and then got colder towards December. In the Spring semester we have had many freezing days and then it will be nice weather for one day then get really warm and go back to freezing the next day. The cold days affect me the most because I have to walk to classes and sometimes get sick from being in the cold for too long.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Technology: I have never used a computer or printing lab on campus. The network is usually reliable and speedy. There is wi-fi just about everywhere on campus. I personally think you need your own personal computer, but I have never tried to use the computer labs, so it might not be necessary. A personal printer is not necessary, but you will have to pay for printing.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't really hear about much crimes happening. I feel pretty safe unless it's very late at night. It's easy to contact police if you ever feel like you are in danger. Also can call for people to walk you from one place to another at night if you feel like you will be unsafe.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The space is small. Food is pretty good. Where I live the wi-fi isn't the best and the walls are thin, so you can hear people in the hallways/other rooms sometimes. Social atmosphere is great. Cost is average. Really close to campus. Easy housing process.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Transportation: Great transportation available to students! Countless options to get around and all buses are free for UT students.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely present at UT. Personally I think that non-Greek students don't care for Greek students, while Greek students think they are part of an elite group.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: UT is very diverse! Many different religions and cultures are represented on campus. Lots of activities are available at UT that are not available anywhere else. Students are exposed to a vast array of students from many backgrounds. Tons of organizations are devoted to diversity and acceptance of cultures, religions, and sexual orientations.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Many kids partake in drugs and alcohol at parties. It's fairly easy to access these substances. UTPD and UT itself have safety guidelines in place and stress the importance of getting help for alcohol poisoning without punishment for underage drinking- safety is their priority.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is very expensive, but definitely worth it for students who want to be close to everything on campus. I thoroughly enjoyed living on campus, but I lived in the most expensive dorms available because I wanted a private bath. Communal bathroom dorms and older dorms are less expensive, but they are small and have more issues while still being pricey.

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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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