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Reviews 4938 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are incredibly challenging. This is not high school all over again; a degree from UT, especially from engineering, has a lot of sweat and tears behind it.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is intense but I'm somehow finding time to add a minor in Mandarin to my major in Computer Engineering. All the work that is required of me, I believe is necessary to learn what I need to learn to be very successful. The Electrical and Computer Engineering professors are the bomb.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While Non-students on campus are my largest concern, the Campus Police Dept does a fantastic job of deterring most roaming non-students.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Despite a few douchebags, the campus as a whole is incredibly accepting.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: You pretty much have to stick to the buffets if you only buy the standard meal plan; everything else is too expensive (though much, much better).

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It's all over the place. That's Texas for you though. We'll have ice days one week and 70 degree weather the next, no joke.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Technology: The network is phenomenally fast and the free data plan is all you need. Computer availability is great, but I can't imagine not having your own laptop because there is so much work to be done you sometimes need to work in your own dorm.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most of the people at this school have worked hard and continue to work hard. There are many interesting people with actual personalities and the diversity on campus is great too, you are exposed to so many different people with different values/cultural backgrounds.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm liking it so far. Yet to see where it may lead.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The selection is competitive, but fair.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options at a decent price, in more cases.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: As long as you're not breaking rules, you're fine.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Lots of fun with a variety of people.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Open and friendly people everywhere, easy to socialize.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: There was an issue with my SSN as it was transcribed incorrectly between FAFSA and UT Austin, so I did not receive many scholarships, but the University was generous with what they could give.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have loved my UT Austin experience so far. The vibe you get from the university and people is hard to beat.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is a friendly and wonderful place. Good folks all around.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Austin itself is very diverse, and the University is no exception.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The timing can be a bit off, but its a solid service.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: I love the academic facilities here. The technology in classrooms is very advanced as well. I like that UT is very modern, and a fun place to be.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe on campus, and the health services are amazing with free condoms, convenient pharmacy, and lots of education on how to be safe.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Texas has the #1 richest athletic program in the nation, the #1 highest revenue football team, and the #1 most recognizable logo in college sports. My 3rd year of college, 9 of our sports teams went to the national championship. Texas is a school that will be ranked in multiple sports, providing an exciting varsity sports experience no matter what sport you enjoy. Fans are energetic here and supportive of the school, and we have some amazing traditions that make it fun. School spirit is huge here and adds to the experience. I also really like the gyms here, specifically Gregory Gym because it has everything from weight room to track to leisure pools to water sports pools.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: I think the girls here are very, very attractive! There are certain majors that lack good looking girls, and some that are very nerdy, but overall, everyone here is hot. It could be the year-round nice weather, the fact that Austin is a very fit city, or because Texas is an attractive state overall. People are dressed to impress on weekends when going out, and even Tuesday nights are very popular for Dollar Beer Night in west campus where all the hotties come out to play. People are very friendly here so that's the cherry on top, and relationships vary from girlfriend-boyfriend to random hookups. It just depends on what you're looking for but whatever it is, you'll find plenty here.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Weather: I love hot weather, so I like it here. There are still 4 seasons though but it only snows once or twice every year. I like to think of it as being Spring for 9 months of the year, 2 months of brutally hot summer (which I like and is not too bad because the humidity is low), and 1 month of cold winter.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: There are few things in this world I hate more than the parking employees at UT. In fact, this is the one thing I do not like about my school. It's as if a job requirement to be a PTS officer is to be the rudest, biggest jerk possible. They will not reason with you like a normal human being, and they will be mean to you for no reason. You will get a ticket sometimes for being 1 minute over, or for not putting on your blinkers, or for being on the parking line. The parking signs can also be so confusing you'll see 2 signs saying you can park there but miss a 3rd that negates the 2 other signs. Parking on game day is even harder. The busiest spot on campus will have 10 student spots and 9 million handicapped spots (exaggeration) of which usually only 3 are taken. Parking here sucks and everyone agrees.

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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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