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Reviews 4361 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: They banned tobacco use on campus so it's not visible!

5 College Senior

Athletics: Football makes up UT which has deemed our school the most prideful. We have a unique story and seeing that tower go orange every time we win, or for any other achievement enhances our saying. What start here does change the world and that's we our pride is here regionally and even internationally.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've fallen ill a couple of times during my stay on campus, but the medical facilities are top notch and are more than able to help you get back on your feet in a matter of days.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transit system for the students are free for students and readily take them anywhere within Austin no matter the distance. I'm really happy about that.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: UT is very diverse and you'll honestly find a group of people that match exactly what you're looking for, from theatre to religious groups to Quidditch teams. Many guys dress like your typical frat guy: polo shirt, Sperry's pastel colored shorts. A lot of the girls are in Greek life and wear the oversized tshirts with Nike frees and Nike shorts. At the same time however, many students have their own style and do their own thing so it's not hard to fit in where you want to and where you're comfortable.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol can be seen everywhere, from dorms to off campus parties. West Campus is right next to the college campus and is home to all of the Greek houses where parties often occur Thursday-Sunday. Drugs are available relatively easily, though the majority of it is marijuana. Many students take Adderall when studying for finals to focus for 10 or 12 hours without leaving the library. It is easily avoidable, however, and there are 50,000 people here to surround yourself with, most of whom do not abuse drugs and alcohol.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: UT is safe for a school it's size. There have been a couple of bomb scares, and there was a kidnapping/sexual assault a few weeks ago. I, however, feel pretty safe on campus.

4 College Junior

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but I know that there are advisors within the College of Communication that help students find them. I am a bit worried about getting a paid internship that's more than getting coffee and shredding forms, but Austin is so big.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat out a lot, but when my friends and I get together, we never have to worry about finding a good place to eat. There's a never-ending supply of burger places, bbq, Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican food, and so much more.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am an advertising major at the University of Texas. I have yet to start course work for my major, but I have heard many great things about the program. The professors have real experience in the business and have many insights to share.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone dresses as they want to. There isn't any specific style. Feel free to dress as you feel comfortable!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice and some are being renovated. It's not mandatory for freshman to live on campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life kind of dominates on campus. You can't walk 5 feet without seeing someone wearing sorority or fraternity letters.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: The workout facilities that the regular students have access to are average when comparable to other schools. The other buildings and facilities are being renovated and are nice.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Lots of parking garages all across campus to serve different dorms and classes. Costs are about $800 a year, which is pretty steep if you ask me. You do not need a car on campus. You WILL get parking tickets. Follow the rules. Parking is available, just plan to be verrrry early if you ever need to find a spot and then walk much further than you intended too.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It is stressful! Double majoring across two separate colleges in two separate honors programs has proved quite challenging. I found out most of the credit I came to college with did not apply! I have to take tons of hours (17-20 a semester) in all honors classes, plus summer school, in order to graduate in 4 years. It's not always fun, but I know I will have a competitive combination of majors for medical school.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am in Plan II and a Dean's scholar in biology. They are the toughest programs to get into and are second to none. I have been well taken care of by incredibly sharp advisers and am growing so much. I want to go to medical school, and I have no concerns about my job.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Plan II and Dean's Scholars Honors in Biology. These are absolutely incredible programs, second to none as far as preparing me for medical school. The process of getting in was pretty easy. A few standard essays along with some extras for the honors program. Each had separate applications beyond that of the common application. Be EXTREMELY diligent about your Texas application. It can be confusing, but you need to create a word document checklist to make sure you have completely submitted all of your necessary items, and use your college counselor at your high school!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options for anything you're in the mood for. Whether your in a health phase or just looking for some pizza at 3am. There's everything from food trucks, sit down restaurants and one of a kind dining. Austin is known for it's great food and it surely won't disappoint.

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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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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