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4 College Junior

Technology: Good internet, plenty of computer labs.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: A lot of school spirit.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: If I could do it over again….let's be honest, I would not. Not because it's been a horrible experience so far, but because it is so much work. And if you do it right the first time, why do it again?

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: It's difficult to decide what major you want. While everyone has a required core curriculum, different majors have very different classes so if you're in one major and want to switch, you may end up having to start all over again because some classes may not transfer to your new major. So if you're really unsure of what you want to do, start off in Undergraduate Studies and take your basics. You stay on track for whatever degree you want while also obtaining the required course for all students.

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: The only thing that just really really sucks is the parking. Students pay hundreds of dollars per semester to park on campus and STILL have to move their cars on gamedays or for some other event. It's RIDICULOUS and not fair at all. Students should get what they pay for.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's no one here to babysit you so if you drink, you drink; if you don't, you don't. If you make it clear that you don't consume alcohol, then people will leave you alone and not pressure you into it (for the most part). If you respect their decision to drink they will more than likely respect your decision not to.

6 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus and have never lived off campus, therefore I wouldn't know any of the pros or cons of living off campus.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I don't really use campus or local transportation. I walk everywhere.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: There is no doubt that the academics here are challenging, but it will be totally worth it in the long run. The workload varies depending on your major. Students in the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences, I would say, have the largest workload. The professors are very helpful though, but that doesn't mean it's easy.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Going downtown to 6th street is fun after a couple of visits, but after that it gets routine and it's not very fun. People give the nightlife here more credit than it deserves.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: Texas weather is bipolar. We go through every season every week. It's hard to know what to wear to class because it could be 30 degrees in the morning and then be 70 degrees by the afternoon. It's kind of ridiculous.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is very convenient considering it comes with a meal plan. The rooms are okay and the housekeeping people do a pretty good job. The mattresses and hot water for showers could be a lot better though.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics at UT are awesome, especially football. It seems like men's sports get more fan support, but overall the athletic teams are really great.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: While there is a lot of diversity on campus, the acceptance of diversity is not the best. The students come from very diverse backgrounds but they/we tend to hangout with people that are like us.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have daily emails from UTPD that send out the crime report from that day and they say where crime has been most active. They trying to keep everyone safe.

3 College Freshman

Weather: During the winter, ice can cause major accidents and campus closures which can be nice, but really scary at the same time. During the summer it's really hot, but the university is really good about pushing students to stay hydrated.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Well the University isn't that strict where I'm concerned. They are lenient where they should be and that's what matters.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity on campus is tremendous. So much diversity, yet everyone is friends.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm currently applying for scholarships through my school. I didn't get any going in as a freshman, but I'm still trying.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Right down the drag there are all sorts of restaurants to choose from and most are all different.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's probably great, I don't go out that much.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: There is always something going on in Austin, so it's pretty exciting.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is Greek life everywhere around campus, but I don't mind. It's just another thing about college.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses that go around campus are great, and I think the long-distance buses are okay too, I've never ridden one.

4 College Freshman

Academics: UT does a good job of pushing students into internships or joining organizations so everyone has a group they can identify with.

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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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