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4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm only a first semester freshman, however I already love my two majors, Government and International Relations & Global Studies. The advisors are pretty readily available when you need them, and they're very helpful. Both offer a lot of freedom in which courses to take, and have kept me very interested so far.

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4 College Student

Local Area: Austin can be a little scary without a group, especially at night, but you get used to it and it's not that bad. UT students get in free to museums and can use the city bus for free, so there's a ton of things to do.

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4 College Student

Campus Quality: The Student Activity Center and the Union are really great for students! There is also the FAC, which has a computer store.

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3 College Student

Campus Quality: UT has a variety of buildings. Some are pretty old, but some are very modern. There isn't really anything special about the architecture, besides the Tower.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: Health services at UT are definitely some of the best! You can even volunteer at the University Health Services.

5 College Student

Weather: It's warm almost all year round! The coldest it gets is about 40 on average. It's really nice for someone coming from the north.

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4 College Student

Guys & Girls: There's a huge diversity of people at UT, but they all are smart in their interest and work hard.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The weather is great, everyone is friendly, and the academics are some of the best in Texas.

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4 College Student

Party Scene: I have not been in the party scene so far during my first semester, but there seems to be a lot going on if you aren't busy.

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3 College Student

Administration: Some things, such as underage drinking, happen all the time without notice. Other things, like parking your car on the street with your hazards on for 5 minutes, could cause you to end up with a citation on the spot.

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: I live in the large all-girls residence hall, Kinsolving. It is close to my classes and to Guadalupe Street (the "Drag") and it has its own dining hall and market.

4 College Student

Majors: Public health at UT is great and it is growing! It's almost growing too much so I hope to get into the program when I apply this spring.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off campus, but I've visited friends who do. Depending on where you live it can get pretty rowdy, but it's nice because they are just barely off-campus.

3 College Student

Campus Food: There are a lot of "temptations" that are a little unnecessary, such as pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: It is definitely common at parties and on 6th street, but there's so many other things to do in Austin also.

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4 College Student

Athletics: UT football is extremely important to people, but all of the other sports are great also. We even have a quidditch team!

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I personally believe that UT is downright perfect.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My housing experience on campus has been completely awesome! My dorm, San Jacinto, is filled with amazing people and is at a very convenient location within the university where you have easy access to amenities. The cost, however, students argue may be a tad higher than expected but also vary in terms of the quality of the desired living arrangement.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The ladies and gents here at the school are pretty outgoing and overall, as far as physical appearance are pretty top notch. Everyone has a series of unique interest and relationships here tend to last really long and are generally healthy. The social life here in all is absolutely the best and it is fairly easy to approach another student.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I personally have not attended an official party here in Austin. However, I have spectated the events that occur on the famously renowned 6th Street and I was very astonished to see how lively the nightlife here is!

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personally, I feel safe practically wherever I venture around campus because every few blocks or so there is either staff, students, or officers nearby who would always be compelled to lend a helping hand if needed. For the most part, there has not been any recent reports of campus crime to my knowledge and their frequency always appears to be severely low.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: UT's system of campus-provided transportation is hands down, absolutely amazing! I can get anywhere I need to be at any time due to this luxury they supply. I am a student who owns no form of transportation besides that of a bike, which is pretty handy might I add because the city of Austin has a huge impression on cycling. With a website we are encouraged to use, I am able to manage my trips accordingly and utilize the bus system, free of charge, and get to where I need to be.

4 College Freshman

Technology: At best, the accessibility and reliable availability of the computers and other technology here on campus is pretty substantial. There has yet to be an occasion for me in which I was unable to access a computer given the circumstance I do not currently own a laptop.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My experience with the financial aid process was not very pleasant unfortunately. I do sincerely appreciate the funding of a great portion of my attendance here, however, I just believe the process to attain the financial assistance needed is prolonged and isn't as flexible as it needs to be. My tip is that you double check that your criteria as a students meets that of financial aid or else you will yourself in a dilemma early in the semester.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining here is amazing! We literally have block after block of countless food options respective to walking distances. Generally the most convenient area students check out is what if referred to as, "The Drag." The line up of stores and restaurants seem to be endless and is favored by the majority of UT students.

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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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