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Reviews 4397 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Very up to date. Computers are always available, up and running, and plentiful.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Amazing campus with a beautiful scenery. Loved living on campus due to the liveliness and the awesome people.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is very diverse, with a good mix of different ethnicity and many foreign students as well, mostly from China. Political beliefs seem to lean to the left overall, but there are still other beliefs that are not hard to find. There are many different religious groups and places to worship on or near campus, but the topic of religion is not brought up all that often.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls are pretty cheap and all you can eat and pretty good, and the markets provide more variety and food you can bring back to your room or eat on the way to class. The biggest problem is that you will probably get sick of the food that they serve. Every dorm room comes with the same meal plan, so you don't have to worry about picking a plan. It comes with some 'bevo bucks' that can be used in restaurants and stores off campus as well.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Best Accounting school in the nation! Fantastic business school.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: UT's bus system is helpful for around campus, and the city buses are free for students!

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is one of the best cities. Great music. Great food. Great people. Great scenery.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Although I graduated 4th in my class, scored a 33 on my ACT, maintained a 3.95 GPA, and was class president, National Honor Society president, editor-in-chief of the school yearbook, among many other things, I received $0 in scholarships from UT. Almost all UT scholarships are need-based. Do not plan on attending UT if you hope to get a full ride from your high school GPA and activities.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is a great city to live in, there's always something going on, from music festivals to outdoor theater. Most places are in walking distance from the beautiful campus, and the free public transportation will take you anywhere you can't get to on foot.

3 College Senior

Technology: The internet speed is pretty fast, however, you have a bandwidth if you are using a personal device on the network which can get pretty annoying. And prices on printing depend on where you are on campus. For example, the engineering buildings charge $0.06 per black and white page where as the geology building charges $0.10

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: UT is really close to 6th street, which is a lot of fun when your are 21. In addition, Austin is different from the other cities of Texas. There's a huge live music scene and the city has this unexplainable unique vibe that everyone seems to enjoy. On top of the UT is a very well-rounded school. The school spirit is always rich in its student body.

4 College Senior

Majors: Being a geosystems and hydrology engineer has been quite a journey. The classes can be challenging and you spend quite a bit of time studying, but the classes are extremely interesting and interactive especially when it comes to the geology aspect.

3 College Senior

Majors: There are some definite ups and downs when it comes down to a geosystems and hydrology engineering major. Not coming from only my experience, but almost everyone who comes into this major decides to get into the oil and gas industry when they graduate. On the other hand, getting into the petroleum industry with my major is more difficult than a geologist or a petroleum engineer mainly because no one really knows what a geosystems engineer really is. However, I would say that my major is sturdy bridge between geology and petroleum because of all the petroleum and geology classes taken.

5 College Senior

Majors: As a geosystems and hydrology engineer, I interned at Aramco Services Company in Houston, TX. While researching on shale formations for the Upstream Department in a petroleum industry, I also gained experience in an office environment and valuable knowledge about ethics, professionalism, and networking.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: UT is a very highly ranked university, both nationally and internationally. The professors are generally friendly and willing to help you if you ask for it. I would say UT is proportionally harder than high school but it is not impossible, but I am in engineering so it varies by major.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: UT students can ride Capital Metro for free and the Metro runs all around Austin. UT has their own shuttles that are free that go to student heavy locations. Bicycles are a big thing in Austin too so if you don't want to venture on a bus. The buses tend to run off schedule but it's not too terrible.

4 College Freshman

Majors: It was pretty easy to get into my Biology major. I'm a freshman so I have not yet declared my major mor writing my essay detailing my plans for the next 4 years and submit to my Natal Science Advisor

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The social scene at UT Austin is heavy with Greek life and other student organizations. Throughout the whole year, representatives from fraternities, sororities, and other club organizations set up tables across campus to advertise events and membership.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Austin is a city for students and has major attractions such as the Capital, museums, several restaurants and other shopping places in Downtown Austin. People at Austin are friendly and help out tourists.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: UT Austin has a shuttle system with multiple bus routes that are able to take students all across the 40 acre campus. Best of all, it's free to ride as long as you have your student ID. City metro buses are also free of charge with a UT student ID.

1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug scene at UT Austin is not a major concern but it just depend on whomever you hang out and their relation to drugs. Drinking and smoking is a casual activity in other areas not in the school campus

5 College Sophomore

Administration: UT Austin's strictness is actually very limited. Unless something strictly illegal is happening, things are usually left alone.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I thought I was going to be getting into shape by moving to Austin without a car, and having to walk everywhere. However, I was so wrong. There is so much variety of food right off campus, you never have to eat the same thing twice. My weakness is Torchy's Tacos. The only thing keeping me from being obese is having to walk home afterwords to burn some of it off.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Freshman year, I was a Human Development & Family Sciences major. The HDF degree plan was pretty great and I even join a FIG which helped me get classes with people I could study with and great professors. I would highly recommend joining a FIG your freshman year. My FIG mentor is still one of the people I go to when college starts to seem a little overwhelming.

4 College Junior

Academics: I'm a graduate student at the School of Information. I major in Library Science. I chose to go to UT because they have one of the best library and archival studies programs in the country. The reputation is not overblown. The faculty is adept and tech-savvy, and has taken great pains to reach out to the library and archival community within Austin to provide students with unique opportunities to ask people working currently in their fields what the industry is like, what employers are expecting of us in terms of knowledge and skills, and where they feel the world of libraries and archives is going. This gives us chances to volunteer and gain valuable real world experience prior to graduation without applying for and leaving the city for internships.


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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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