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5 College Freshman

Transportation: It's not difficult to get anywhere unless you're trying to leave the city and don't have a car.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am in love with my school and with Austin. It is the greatest decision I've made thus far in my life and my only disappointment is that I will only be spending a few years here. I'm now part of an expansive community of intelligent, driven, talented and distinguished individuals that will continue to change the world in remarkable ways.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The school is lenient enough to allow students to test out their new freedom, but not so lenient as to discredit academics or endanger students.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The Nursing school at the University of Texas is #1 in the state. The admission requires are extremely tough, but we are all assigned a dedicated academic advisor that stays involved and available from the first day of classes. We also join social networking sites to stay connected with others in our major and class as well as assigned an upperclassmen mentor. While the program is challenging, employers know that and it won't be too difficult to find a job after graduation and the college offers numerous resources to help you achieve your goals.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I was worried going into such a large school that my professors might be more interested in their own research than my education. I've only been at UT for one semester, but I have not had a professor that I've felt doesn't care about or doesn't want to help me with my education. All my professors had incredible credentials as well. Workload is challenging, but definitely manageable. Popular study spots include the Perry Castenada Library, the Flawn Academic Center and the Student Activities Center.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Nothing too special, but campus offers lots of support and I never have network troubles.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are safety risks on campus, but that's what comes with living in the middle of a thriving city in addition to newly-freed college students. Your safety is dependent upon the choices you make so it's possible to completely avoid dangers.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I go to the University of Texas. The sports here are the best and world-renowned. Literally. We train Olympians.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Usually pretty sunny and warm and lately there's been spontaneous showers to keep things nice and fresh.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining on campus is much better than expected and there's a great variety even within each dining hall.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: I had the option of using a garage parking pass, but the most affordable garage was a mile away from my classes which became very time-consuming. So I ended up parking off-campus most days which is very expensive in the long run. Parking tickets are easy to get and can add up if you're forgetful. I recommend getting a parking permit if you commute to school even though they're expensive. If you can avoid driving to campus altogether that's the best option. If you have to live off-campus, live close enough to bike or ride the bus.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's not as open-minded and accepting as I was expecting it to be. I have been disappointed on several occasions. I expected it would be a generally liberal atmosphere with pockets of intolerance or bigotry, but in reality those pockets constitute a considerable portion of the student body. There are a lot of progressive, open-minded people on campus, but from what I've seen many are conservative, come from wealthy backgrounds, and are not accepting of those of different sexual orientations, or racial, economic, religious or political backgrounds. Austin is the most liberal city in Texas, but UT has so many people from conservative backgrounds that it doesn't seem like it.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: From what I've heard and seen it's a lot like cafeteria food, just kind of average and people get tired of it very quickly. There are a lot of options spanning across campus though, and they try to have healthy options available. The prices are very high though, even with a meal plan.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is a growing, bustling city with a million things happening all the time. We have festivals year round, including music festivals like Austin City Limits, Funfunfun Fest, and South By South West, as well as cultural festivals like the Pecan Street Festival and Eeyore's Birthday. The night life is a huge attraction, with people crowding 6th street every night of the week, but Halloween is a particularly big deal. In the winter there's the Trail of Lights, which takes place in Zilker Park, a lovely public park open year round. Close by is Barton Springs, which has been one of the most beloved corners of Austin for many years. The whole city lies along Town Lake, which supports canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, fishing, and bat-watching. Austin is a very health-conscious city; there are many campaigns for organic local produce and farmer's markets, as well as stores like Whole Foods, Wheatsville Co-Op, and Natural Grocers.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Many computer labs and libraries have useful programs available to everyone at no cost, but can be difficult to get a hold of especially during busy times of the semester. The limited bandwidth for personal computers is used very quickly, and buying it can be a pain as the university does not accept Visa. The network can also be very slow depending where you are on campus, but is generally alright. Printing is generally affordable. I think it is in the student's best interest to have a personal computer, but it is possible to rely on the school's.

3 College Freshman

Technology: At times the wireless internet is not all that great and you can run through your wireless availability pretty quickly if you use your internet often on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a lot of dining options all over campus and specific buildings with food courts.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: As long as you show you are willing to do the work and you care about your schoolwork it is fairly easy to get into the program.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The teachers are great are really passionate about the major. The university also has many guest speakers come from all over the nation and world.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: The course load is definitely challenging but as long as you set your mind on things it is achievable. There are also many services available to help you as a student.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is not a lot if drug used and the alcohol consumption is very limited to underage students.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Things are always open all over campus for students. The athletic facilities are great with many options available.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The academic programs offered are great with a reasonable level of difficulty.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a great nightlife at Austin with a lot of options for all different types of people. There is also college nights where the prices are reasonably priced.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school has a great atmosphere for school spirit and there are always activities to do.

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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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