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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Extremely convenient living in Jester. Most classes are close by and Jester offers several dining choices including Starbucks and Wendy's. However, the appearance of the room is very dated and can be cold during the winter. If livability is more important that convenience for you, then stick to the honors dorms or the coveted San Jacinto.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Downtown Austin offers tons of entertainment from being the "Music Capital of the World" to the festivals that bring in thousands of people every year.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I've never had an issue with the campus police, but the dorm drills are ridiculous. Every semester we evacuated the building at least 4 times at the most inconvenient times.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining hall JCL in Jester West is pretty great, but the food at J2 sucks pretty badly. The coffee place at San Jacinto is good and has nice seating, but the best and quietest place is the Littlefield Patio Cafe.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are many scholarships offered within the University, not as much as I would like but still a good amount. I am cut off from some of the based on their prerequisites but I search around in other places to make up for that.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking isn't necessarily a problem. It is a little on the expensive side but it is manageable.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You see drugs and alcohol around the school here and there. The policies are pretty strict, and those who are caught are dealt with in the proper manner. Most people just tend to do it outside of campus or in discreet locations where no one will see them unless you are searching for them.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Amazing. Lots of choices to choose from although some are a little far from campus.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: To me, it was very diverse. Lots of different people.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: They're crowed at times, but accessible at others.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Austin is a pretty liberal city and since it is pretty big there is always something to do.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process is relatively easy. I got offered scholarships I didn't even know about by simply applying to the school.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: UT is a beautiful school, it has many historic buildings as well as newer, modern facilities. It houses one of the largest libraries and despite its size there is always someone to help. The green spaces are nothing less than well kept and always offer a nice place to study, host events, or just hang out. There are always events taking place at the school and even if you don't have much cash there is always something to do.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: My school is very diverse in many ways. First of all, the student body is diverse, also, the professors are diverse coming from different backgrounds. Overall, UT is a great university due to its highly awarded programs and friendly atmosphere. I really feel at home at this university and feel it will help me to reach my goals.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is no shortage of cuisine varieties in Austin. You can find restaurants all around town in droves, not to mention the much loved food cart. Even the pickiest of eaters or strictest dieters can find food relatively easily, and within a price range that won't break the bank.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation in Austin is generally lacking. The bus system is minimal and is only well covered close to campus. As a students, however, you do get to use the buses for free, so I suppose that is one perk. On the whole, however, I wouldn't rely on public transportation alone. Many people use bikes to commute and get around in addition to the buses.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of apartments to be found, not to mention houses (which is more ideal in my opinion). However, prices close to campus are far from reasonable and one has to venture a few miles away from the school area to find affordable housing. One huge plus is that there are always an abundance of students looking for roommates, so if you don't mind sharing a living space, there are ways to make your living situation cheaper.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Football seems to be THE sport here at UT. Thousands attend the football games and tailgating parties. I personally do not go to football games but I make great use of the gyms available. They are impressive and freeeeee.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial Aid here is GREATTTT. Like many others, I find it hard to pay for life in general at the moment, but UT financial office literally helped me with $16,000 my first year.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: You find that adderal and marijuana are the main two drugs used by people. People here seem to be either really into going hard at life and use uppers OR chill and be very mellow while smoking weed. Everyone drinks, but not in a bad way. Except for west campus, that place is hell for most people who live there and actually want something out of school.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Communications is really nice because it's "easy," but it's still challenging at the same time. Overall, UT is a great school and it's reflected by being the 26th best University...globally.

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5 College Sophomore

Technology: The wifi speed is amazingly fast. UT is really updated, so they have Mac desktops...but they still have PCs around.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: everyone is really different and unique. UT is a city itself...within a city (ATX). it's really awesome..but you're never really alone/have no friends...there will always be a friendly face.

4 College Junior

Transportation: UT is pretty huge but luckily they have a bus system that goes all around campus and best of all it's free. The buses come every 10 to 15 minutes and the only problem I could see someone having is that it gets crowded. UT students also can ride the city buses free with their ID and that is pretty useful when you want to go downtown and don't have a car.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel UT is very safe. I have left the PCL at various times at night when finals come around ranging from 11 PM to 4AM and the only thing you will see that might be a danger would probably be a raccoon. And those guys will just leave you alone if you don't mess with them. There are also the emergency call boxes that are around so if anything happens those are there. Overall I feel pretty secure at UT.

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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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