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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I could not have been happier with my experience at UT. I think this is one of the most well-rounded schools in the nation, as it excels in so many areas. We have an amazing top-10 nightlife, and are almost always in the top-10 party schools, so your social life will be awesome, especially with 50,000+ students. We are located in a city on almost every top-10 list (Austin, TX). As a business major, my major has been consistently in the Top 5. The weather is nice year-round, and I love being in hot weather so it's even more perfect for me. We also have the #1 richest athletics program in the nation by far, and all sports here are exciting and well-attended, with many championships won. Could all these rankings be wrong? They're not; UT really is that awesome in all aspects!

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I absolutely loved majoring in Marketing. It is in the prestigious business school and was very interesting to me. We have world-class professors in that department and I learned so much. It was extremely easy to find a job upon graduating as I learned skills every company needed and was looking for. I had 6 job offers upon graduation and interviewed at major companies such as Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and Boston Consulting Group.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I had 3 internships at my time at UT, and I enjoyed all of them. It is very easy to find a job because your degree here will be worth a lot. I recommend doing as many internships as possible to earn money, gain experience, build up your resume, and figure out early on what you will like and not like.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Austin's food is definitely some of the best I've ever had. Number one would be variety. Austin's food is very health conscious and vegan/vegetarian-friendly. You will have no problem finding multiple options here if you have food restrictions whether it be Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, etc... Whole Foods is headquartered near UT so there's the flagship store. We have almost EVERY regional chain in America, whereas other cities may have only 2-3. Yes that's right, we have In-n-out, Taco Cabana, Whataburger, Carl's Jr, Raising Cane's, and the list goes on and on. There is fantastic Tex-Mex, barbecue, and steaks you can't get elsewhere. Student discounts are everywhere, and many places are open late. 5 stars for sure.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Although students don't get free laptops, there are so many computer labs it almost isn't necessary. Printing can be pretty expensive though so be aware of that. There is wireless throughout campus and even a bit outside the boundaries, and the internet is extremely fast (70-300 Mbps). I suspect it will get even faster when Google Fiber arrives in a few months and AT&T also offer internet up to 1 gig in Austin.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I love the housing options at UT, and the co-ed dorms make it very easy to socialize, and meet new people. There are so many free, fun activities going on all the time that you will never be bored. The main dorm, Jester, is huge and has many social opportunities and places to eat. There is free tutoring there most of the time as well. Take advantage of these opportunities!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: There are free shuttles that go from every part of campus to places where most people live. They run very frequently and can be crowded at times regardless, especially the West Campus bus, which runs every 7 minutes. On top of that, city buses are free for students, so you can pretty much get anywhere, especially as Austin's public transportation grows very quickly. There are regional rails, express buses, and Megabus to take you to surrounding Texas cities. I really like the Airport Flyer as well that takes you from campus to the airport for free.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There is almost nothing better than the nightlife in Austin. As a student here you'll run into all your friends, the people you have crushes on, and new people all on 6th street and West Campus parties. It makes for an amazing, drunkenly, every-weekend from Thurs to Sat night experience. The school has safety first and provides an E-bus that goes from heavily student-populated areas to downtown areas to prevent drunk driving. The bus ride itself is tons of fun. UT nightlife has brought me many highlights in my life.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The financial aid process was a bit confusing but I eventually got it figured out. I am now awaiting scholarships and hopefully will get some federal aid! I was very happy to receive a scholarship with my acceptance, and they were very clear in communicating the amount and details to me.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: my school is pretty diverse. You can find people from all different countries and religions.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: i am not a big fan of eating out. But once in a while when i did it was okay.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I think it' s great i never had any issues with campus strictness. I thin campus police, laws etc are there to protect the students and faculties so we should always follow laws and regulations.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: it's great even though i have hard time with organic chemistry but in the long run i this this is the best choice for me. I want become a dr so i can help people who are less advantage. My only fear is after finishing with my bachelor not being able to get admission in medical school. As becoming a Dr is my passion since i was a child.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: i have to do a lot to get into the medical school. such as volunteering and taking prep courses to study for MCAT. My biggest hurdle is that i have to work full time ans support me and my dad along with school. Because of my work, i fear my studies are going to suffer.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: it's very good. there are plenty of nice places to shop and eat.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: i hate to walk (hot summer) from one class to another as the buildings are usually far.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe, but some people, especially freshman, don't.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's fine but too expensive and the leasing companies don't like working with students. UT doesn't help much, except with legal services if you run into legal issues.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I go to The University of Texas. (AKA football is everything here)

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is easily available, and I think marijuana is too. Peer pressure isn't too much of a problem though - neither of my roommates drink, and they still have fun at parties where everyone else is drinking.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is a lot of Greek life here. It's super expensive, so I don't know how anyone affords it - Greek students make up about 10 to 15 percent of the student body, but they all wear the same things, and they go everywhere together, so it looks like there are a lot more students who are Greek than there actually are. I think they're fine - they do have good parties, and they're not bad people.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It could be better - UT prides itself on diversity, but it has very few African-American students, and should work on that.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys I know are awesome - great friends, and attractive, and although I haven't met the perfect guy yet, I have made some awesome friends. The girls are cool, and good friends as well.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wish I'd joined a spirit group or sorority when I was a freshman, but other than that, I'm happy. I definitely would choose it again.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They aren't too strict; just if you live on-campus, you can't have alcohol, and they regulate people who can stay in your dorm.

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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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