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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.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin for the first time this upcoming Fall Semester, and I am beyond excited. The amount of pride and school spirit that Longhorns posses falls second to none. Austin is electric, and UT is right in the heart of it all. I simply can't wait.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: If you drive to campus for class, just park somewhere and walk the rest or take the bus. The campus is pretty big but by the time you drive to your class and find somewhere to park, your class will probably be over. The police hand are parking tickets like candy on Halloween-- they have no remorse. Cars often get towed near campus so be careful. Living on campus, you really don't need a car unless you want to drive to a party or go to the store.mall. But the city buses are free to all UT students so that is always an option. A car is not as necessary living on campus freshman year.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are usually a lot of computer available, in the libraries or dorms. Most people have a laptop and prefer to use that instead so it shouldn't be hard to find a open computer. For convenience, I suggest to bring your own laptop but there are many computers available if you absolutely cannot afford one. You can print on campus in libraries but it usually cost about 10 cents per page. There are certain places you can print for free depending on the classes you are taking or your major. Bring your own printer isn't necessary, especially since once people hear about it, your room will become a hot spot for printing. UT gives everyone certain amount of bandwidth to use per week and once it runs out it goes VERY SLOW. So if you're into downloading things, youtube, netflix ect. I suggest you to buy extra bandwidth so you will not run out every week and have to suffer until it restarts.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: UT is sooooo diverse! That is what is amazing about the campus! There are variety of people with so many different interest, it's hard NOT to fit in. You can practically wear anything (but please wear something) and not look crazy. As far as interests, there are many different clubs and if you don't find something, you could start one and i assure you people will come. Even renting out the TV room for a TV show every week can make you friends. Social life is AMAZING. Whether you like hip-hop, country, pop, indie there is a place for you. If you just like to chill, you can find people who do that too. The best thing about UT is the diversity and different cultures. Sometimes it clashes but most of the time it is a pleasurable experience. Don't be shy to go make some friends!

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Some clubs are 18 and older, but most of the bars and nightlife is for 21 and up. Granted, you can still have fun at 18 and tons of students just use fake ID's, but being 21 is definitely a plus if you're heading down 6th.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Austin is a great place to do anything fun. There are lots of beautiful and fun outdoor activities such as kayaking, visiting Hamilton Falls, and swimming in Barton Creek. The surrounding area is also beautiful; I would highly recommend taking the drive from campus to the Oasis on Lake Travis. Also, lots of bars, clubs, and theaters that are great to visit.

5 College Junior

Academics: I'm in the department of theatre and dance and all of my professors have had incredible experience and accomplishments. Some of my professors are nationally renown playwrights, some have directed over 100 plays, and all have had incredible experience that they are eager to pass on to the students. The workload is manageable since the professors know we are all involved in shows. There are many job opportunities in the department and the facilities are amazing.

5 College Junior

Academics: I came to UT simply because I had been born a longhorn. I didn't think that its theatre department was actually any good, but I simply had to attend due to my love for this university growing up. I was extremely impressed by the quality of the theatre program and by the qualifications and accomplishments of all of my professors. I've learned many new technical skills and have had several opportunities to work on shows even as a freshman.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is typical Texas weather - always unpredictable. One day it's warm and humid, another day it's cold and rainy. However for the most part it is sunny and warm year round.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is always an issue in cities, but UT does a great job of making students feel safe. There are campus police everywhere, and police frequently in West Campus. However, you do always have to be careful walking alone late at night outside of campus.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Austin truly is the most exciting city. There is always a new place to eat and new places to explore. Lady Bird Lake is a gorgeous lake so close to campus that there are always students running, paddle boarding, or canoeing around it. The shopping and eating is above average, along with the culture of Austin. Overall, the perfect city for a college to be located.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many students take part in drinking, although there are some who choose not to. It really depends on who your friends are and how strong you are as a person (ability to say no). The most common drug is marijuana. It can sometimes be smelled around west campus, where most of the party scene takes place. A minority of students choose to do harder drugs such as ecstasy, cocaine, and shrooms. Due to the local atmosphere and the many strange people in Austin, it may seem that many locals are in another world of drugs.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's usually a frat party every weekend, and 6th street is easily accessible by the E-bus. Most clubs are 21 and up though.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't know much about the drug scene but there is a lot of partying and subsequently a lot of alcohol, particularly during Round Up.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Everything works well. Printing costs money though. Wifi internet is very fast and reliable.

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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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