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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Coming from Chicago, the weather in Austin is ideal year around. Boiling summers would keep the grade from being an A+

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is expensive. A parking pass for a whole year is about $300? Somewhere around there...but the point is that it is expensive and you only have access to level 4 and above.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: A plate is average $6 and they usually serve the same thing everyday.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Amazing. It is usually sunny and hot, but then there are cold days in the winter and rainy days in spring.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's always a party going on on the weekends. To be honest, 6th street is fun, and it's easy to go into a 21 and over club.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: I personally don't think there isn't much of diversity. I know barely any international students at school, and majority of my friends have similar political views

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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I don't know too much about Greek life at the school because I'm not involved but I hear that it is a lot of fun, a good place to make connections for the future, and an opportunity to enjoy college life.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorm life is dorm life, and there's no getting around that. Most students spend only a year, or max 2 years in the dorms before moving into off-campus apartments. It is what you make of it. Dorms are expensive, but it's a necessity for incoming freshmen. I recommend a 1 year sentence in the dorms, and then get out of there, but don't skip out on the experience.

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3 College Junior

Technology: The rent-a-laptop program was just ended, and that really stinks. You pretty much need a laptop. There are labs in different places, but it's difficult to get a spot. Buy a laptop or suffer.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Tons of beautiful people go to UT Austin, and the diversity is unparalleled. You can find people who speak Urdu and like electronic music and people who like eating ice cream while skateboarding. The Austin community is fantastic. You'll find whatever you're looking for here.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Free Shuttle with UT card. Convenient and shows up every 10 minutes. If you decide to live far from campus, there are free shuttles that might run a path by your apartment complex to pick up other students.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My major is Civil Engineering, and I believe UT is doing a great job preparing me for my future plans.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Downtown Austin rocks! So many things to do, places to see, locations to hang out. Looove the city!

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many options within walking distance.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's a big campus, and a weird city. Things have happened because someone was out too late at night. The security guards do the best they can but sometimes its too late when they try and help. In order to be safe you have to carry something with you, such as a pepper spray.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Its a big campus and a lot of people visit Austin for its the capital of Texas so it is pretty hard to find a parking lot. You also have to be careful where you park because you will get a parking ticket if you are parked somewhere where you need a parking permit, which is everywhere.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Austin is known for the capital of music but also because of the cuisine it has to offer. They have a verity of great food that one must experience to know how delicious the food really is. That is one of many reasons why I love Austin, it has marvelous dining places and some get you a discount if you're a student

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: UT Austin is a big campus which means that the computer labs are not crowded at all. everyone has their own computer so the computer labs stay with a few people which makes it easier to concentrate.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Weather: When it starts getting near summer the weather is almost unbearable. It's very difficult to walk to your classes on campus during the summer. Throughout the rest of the year it's fine.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is influential on the social atmosphere on campus but does not affect it negatively. Greek students are viewed as the same by non-greeks and vice versa.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Nightlife is amazing for UT students 21 or older on 6th st.

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3 College Junior

Academics: The professors that I've had over the past two years have all been average or above average; I have no complaints. However, many of my friends complain constantly about their professors. I think it just depends on what your major is and what professors you encounter. Some are extraordinary and some you question their degree.

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College Junior

Drug Safety: I'm not really sure what the drug scene is like at UT. I refuse to get involved with drugs or alcohol so I, personally, have not seen any activity on campus. Although, I'm sure it is there. Since we are located in the heart of Austin, there are a lot of homeless people and other sketchy civilians roaming the street, so I'm sure the danger and influence is there.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: With over 50,000 students you are bound to find someone you like and a good amount of suitors that will also like you. The students here are attractive and intellectual.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I love campus. There is around 20 different libraries, one of the most popular being the PCL (Perry Castaneda Library). One of my personal favorite study spots is outside the Blanton Museum. The museums caffe tables have all I need for long study hours (a bathroom near, plugs and easy access to food, plus great scenery).

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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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