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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: 6th street is very popular to students both in and out of Greek life. Other than that there are many parties at fraternities every weekend. There is never a lack of social opportunities. Honestly, most of the night life I've ever experienced is with Greek life. Parties are not allowed in dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am a part of greek life after a year of not being involved. I love it because it provides endless opportunities to make connections and network. Greek organizations also do a lot of philanthropy and donate heavily to charities. The housing for Greeks varies depending on the chapter - you get what you pay for.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love the food around campus. There are many restaurants, most of which are cheap and fast. There is much more than just traditional fast food; I don't eat fast food and I never get tired of the food in the area. Many places are open late which is annoying for people who study/go out late.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The environment here seems to be very accepting. With the exception of some, people are open to differences and don't make anyone feel bad about being the way they are. There have been some issues with Greek Life and racial intolerance. The school works hard to stomp this out but there are still ignorant people who are stuck in dated mindsets.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is very convenient for walking to class. The rooms vary depending on the building but are average size and some are actually really nice. The worst part of living on campus for many people is that the school doesn't tell you which building you will live in until the fall semester is about to start. Also this year, they ran out of space and had to use supplemental housing which was uncomfortable for the students who had to live there.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The business school has multiple computer labs and there are many others all across campus. The software/capabilities of these computer vary depending on the needs of the students eligible to use them. Printing on campus is effortless but requires students have BevoBucks (currency that can be used on campus and nearby). The wireless internet is fast and reliable, but most students have to pay (a little) for extra bandwidth.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I haven't officially declared my major, but I intend on majoring in Management Information Systems. There are many job opportunities because this is a unique major not offered at all business schools. It is also important because it is a new field of study that is crucial to current and futures business operations. The workload is heavy, there are a lot of projects and assignments but the professors are more than willing to help with questions in office hours or after class.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Applying to UT is a complicated process. There are a lot of websites and manuals made to help high school students navigate the process. But since the school and application pool are so large, the process is never simple.

I went to a private HS in Texas and wasn't ranked. I had to rely on my SAT score and application essays for admittance which I think is more fair than the 10% rule in Texas.

I applied through the Summer Orientation College Change application the summer before my freshman year. I was originally admitted to the School of Communication but with this application, I successfully transferred into McCombs School of Business.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: McCombs is a great school and requires a lot of work from all its students. I enjoy it a lot and I know that I will be able to find a job when I graduate. The workload is very heavy. The facilities are average, the building is not new but there was a recent donation that is being used to redo the business school. The internship and job opportunities are the reasons that many students study in McCombs. There are career fairs and classes dedicated to teaching you how to get a job.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms vary on the level of leniency/ guest policies. Overall the jester dorms appear to be the place to go to get the best experience out of on campus living.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: Curriculum depends on major and ranges from easy to very difficult. Registration is also somewhat of a hassle due to the sheer mass of students applying. Overall everything is manageable though if you manage your time wisely.

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5 College Freshman

Technology: Wireless is lightning fast and there are always computer labs open if you forgot your laptop.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No drinking is visible on campus, it mainly takes place in west campus by the apartments. Law enforcement is incredibly lenient to anyone who isn't creating a public disturbance.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Weather varies in the winter between warm and cold. In the summer month it is blazingly hot however with temperatures sometimes exceeding triple digits.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek students are viewed relatively neutral from non Greek students. They're mostly known for throwing parties that allow anyone to join and have no overall negative reputation.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Insane amounts of variety scattered all over Guadalupe street. Different cuisines are back to back and many stay open late night so you'll never be left hungry.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Campus is one of the most diverse I've seen anywhere. People from almost every different background can be found wandering the streets. It makes it very easy to learn about new cultures/traditions.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am majoring in mechanical engineering. It is an enjoyable experience however the workload is quite extensive. Without proper time management skills it could be difficult to pass all the courses. I do feel like I am getting a thorough education however.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Although difficult, I believe my program is definitely worthwhile in the long run as I can secure a well paying job.

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!

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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?

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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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