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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: It was a toss up between "great" and "okay." It is great because students get to ride the bus for free, and it takes you downtown, to south congress, and far north. Sometimes the buses are not reliable though. They can either be right on time or run up to 15 minutes late. Usually it averages between 5 and ten. There is a small airport nearby and it's extremely quick to get through security. There is a train, but students don't take that. Parking is terrible because you still have to walk ten minutes from the parking lot to wherever you need to go on campus. If you live more than a half hour away, its worth it. There is generally a lot of traffic and the drivers are terrible.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Obviously this is a big football university. However, there are many other competitive sports to join. Volleyball and basketball are the other popular varsity sports. For club sports, you can join quidditch, rock climbing, running club, etc. These are competitive teams where anyone can join. You can be as competitive as you would like to be. There are also many intramural sports and many groups of people join these, even organizations.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is bipolar. The summers are absolutely terrible because it is so hot. The fall is nice, and the beginning of spring is nice. Eventually it gets too hot. The winter varies. It can be below thirty one day, and seventy the next. Sometimes it will randomly start pouring rain, and then get sunny an hour later.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Most departments have major specific labs with free printing. People generally bring laptops everywhere. There are always computers to use, however. Few people actually use them.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is definitely a strong presence, but not overwhelming. I am not part of Greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I cannot compare the diversity at this university to others.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Many places to go eat at differing price ranges. Very vegetarian/vegan/other friendly.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I have not felt limited by the strictness of the university.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Everything costs about the same, which is more than i like to spend.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Warm and sunny most of the year

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Im not a part of Greek life so I have no idea

4 College Junior

Transportation: Many students take public transportation to get to school.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Almost everything in Austin is on the pricey side. A large student population means it can be hard to find places to live.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Weather: Sometimes too hot, but winters are never too cold.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have safety escort services.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Diversity: One of the most ethnically diverse colleges in the nation.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: Awesome hands-on experience. A lot of internship opportunities.

4 people found this useful Report
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.

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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
3 College Freshman

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

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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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