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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There's a decent amount of attractive students at UT. However, a fairly significant majority is comprised of greek students. A lot of the girls just wear oversized t-shirts and nike shorts that you can't even see most of the time. For the guys, I'd say there's a decent variety however most of the time you'll find either a total frat daddy or an engineering nerd.

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: Most everything is 21+ which is a bummer until you become 21. However there are lots of concert venues that are 18+ that you can attend.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus is very safe, but at night walking into West Campus can be scary. Never walk alone late at night. However there are on campus organizations that offer walks home.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: West Campus are the closest but are expensive, small, old, and dirty. Far West is the best option for students with the cheaper prices, better amenities, and safe neighborhood. There are frequent buses right out your door!

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My parents live pay-check to pay-check and unfortunately fafsa didn't give me alot of money this year. Despite that, the Financial Aid office at UT were extremely helpful. They gave me other loans as options and recommended scholarship sites. It has been very hard on me and my family because college is very expensive but the FinAid office at UT has been there to help me in anyway that they can and i am truly thankful.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Its pretty decent, the meal plans are pretty great and the proximity to your classes are ideal

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love my dorm, it is where i meet all my best friends, living on campus is a great place to make friends and be in a social environment. A down side is that it is quiet expensive, and my pot-luck roommate and i disagree alot.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: It was pretty easy getting into the College of Natural Science, all i had to do was apply my second semester of my Freshmen year.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my major, it is alot of hard work and pulling all nighters, but it is what i love, therefor i am willing to work hard

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Very good options, especially because Guadalupe St. is right near the University which is full of popular restaurants.

5 College Senior

Athletics: It's THE University of Texas. Athletics is one of the most important things here so everything is EXCELLENT.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of choices, close to campus, all your essentials are near by. However, the apartments are really expensive close to campus and parking is way too expensive

3 College Junior

Transportation: There are on campus buses that go all around UT, they are free and run all day long. There are also metro buses that run across austin that are free for students, but they are a little scary at night. You get used to all of it though, and really the main way Austin people get around is just bikes and walking. I rarely use my car.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Austin is a very open city. We have a wide range of asian, african american, indian, etc as well as heterosexuals and homosexuals. At UT they are only worried about how well you do in class, no discrimination.

4 College Junior

Majors: I wouldn't choose anything other than the fine arts school just because that opened my eyes to the real world. I saw that I wasn't the only talented musician and I had to look at other strengths/careers if I wanted to be successful in the music career. I am a smart person and do well with studying so thats how I came across studying music business, and then later attending law school so I can work within music copyright law.

4 College Junior

Majors: My program is music so you have to declare an instrument. You then audition that instrument to be able to get into the music building. I was voice and it wasn't too hard to get in, but it is pretty intimidating. I would say sign up for an audition as soon as you can so that you can actually get to see the fine arts building before hand.

4 College Junior

Majors: It is very open and straightforward. Offers a lot of opportunities, but you have to be willing to work hard and be outgoing to actually get those. Work load is moderate, and professors put a lot of the responsibility on the students which is typical. You have to have a strong set goal though, and not veer from your path to be successful.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are plenty of them, but most run on proxies and so are not actual computers but take a portion of remote servers, so they're not as fast, or stable as a normal PC.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Awesome! Nightlife, parties, clubs. It's very diverse and lively, even at night time!

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We play division 1 sports and everyone is very wrapped into the spirit. We have one of the biggest stadiums in the world- and in the fall, football reigns king!

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are lots of options here for those of all ethnic groups however, the ethnic students only make up a small portion of the student population. THe campus is really open to all diferent religions and sexual orientations.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is TONS of different housing options from houses to apartments.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is absolutely beautiful, but man do the buildings look old. Regardless, they look awesome!

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Simply the best. There is no comparison to the city of Austin.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: UT Austin truly does its best to fit the needs of each and every student from a financial standpoint, but it is beyond rare to receive any aid. Good luck.

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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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