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4 College Senior

Local Area: Austin is a great place to live. The only problem I have is the city population is growing and I do not think the city had prepared for this growth.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Haven't had any issues with safety although I still have some concerns because campus lies in the heart of the city. Health has never been an issue for me.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: The Dinitto Career center is awesome.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Student center services are a great but parking around it is horrible and congested.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is the live music capital of the world, and we are known for our fantastic night life on 6th street. The city also lies in the beautiful hill country of Texas so scenery is wonderful. Austin is a city loved by many.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: If you follow the directions on the FASFA and make sure to submit early there are usually not any problems. Pay attention to deadlines.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is extremely expensive to live in an apartment near campus compared to other universities in Texas, but we are a big university in a big city so it's understandable that prices would be higher. The community surrounding the campus has lots of food and shopping available and is a short bus ride away from Austin's popular 6th street.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Cap metro goes pretty much anywhere in Austin. You can pay $2-$4 and you can ride all day.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Compared to where I am from it rains quite a bit, but it's pretty average weather. Doesn't get too cold very often which is great.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The University of Texas is known for it's accepting culture to diversity and although my close group of friends is not very diverse, I still have a lot of friends on campus who come from all over the world and have different ethnicities, religions, and values all of which are easily accepted by everyone.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone knows who the Texas longhorns are, it's quite self explanatory I would say.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school work is extremely difficult but the professors are great and they are all always very helpful and open to helping their students succeed and there are a lot of resources available if a student is struggling.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's pretty expensive to attend UT, and there are limited scholarships that a lot of students are applying for, so it can be tough to get the amount you want in a scholarship. However, need based financial aid is pretty good and I haven't heard of any issues with that process.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not Greek, but I highly considered it. The cost was the major player in my decision not to go Greek. That being said, from what I've experienced, non-Greeks don't usually judge the Greeks, if anything, it's the other way around (depending on the fraternity/sorority). Almost all of my experiences with Greeks as a non-Greek have been positive however.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is one of the most expensive things at UT. Because it's in Austin, anything residential is going to be pretty expensive though. Although, if you live off campus, there are a decent number of options that would be cheaper and definitely better value. But I can highly recommend living on campus your first year because it is a great way to meet people (Specifically Jester)

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: On-campus dining is pretty good overall. The southeast area of campus (near most dorms) has the highest quantity and quality of options. However, some dining options elsewhere on campus have strange hours... But there is usually somewhere to eat on campus, and Bevo Bucks allow you to eat with a meal plan off campus as well, which opens up a TON more options. Some places even do special deals for students paying with Bevo Bucks too.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Overall, UT is much more lenient with social activities than other colleges (I have attended another public 4-year university prior to UT), although parking can be a HUGE issue. If you plan on living on campus, you might be better off without a car.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: During the school year the weather is great, not too hot, not too cold. Although during the summer it can get very hot.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There's always something to do here. Lots of shopping and also a great music scene.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing offers much more quality living and the price is relatively similar to on campus options.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is obviously a huge deal here, and most students have a lot of school spirit when it comes to sporting events.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Everyone goes to Sixth Street. It's where all the bars are and the clubs and the night life.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek students are often judged by non-Greeks. Overall, I'd say that Greek life isn't that big of a deal here.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love that UT has such a diverse student body. Being so large, you can find any club or group imaginable to join.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I would say it's difficult to drive places because of traffic and lack of parking. The Capital Metro bus would probably be the best option.

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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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