College Sophomore 2013-12-08T23:24:55Z
It's pretty expensive to attend UT, and there are limited scholarships that a lot of students are applying for, so it can be tough to get the amount you want in a scholarship. However, need based financial aid is pretty good and I haven't heard of any issues with that process.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T23:22:23Z
I'm not Greek, but I highly considered it. The cost was the major player in my decision not to go Greek. That being said, from what I've experienced, non-Greeks don't usually judge the Greeks, if anything, it's the other way around (depending on the fraternity/sorority). Almost all of my experiences with Greeks as a non-Greek have been positive however.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T23:18:43Z
Housing is one of the most expensive things at UT. Because it's in Austin, anything residential is going to be pretty expensive though. Although, if you live off campus, there are a decent number of options that would be cheaper and definitely better value. But I can highly recommend living on campus your first year because it is a great way to meet people (Specifically Jester)
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T22:38:09Z
On-campus dining is pretty good overall. The southeast area of campus (near most dorms) has the highest quantity and quality of options. However, some dining options elsewhere on campus have strange hours... But there is usually somewhere to eat on campus, and Bevo Bucks allow you to eat with a meal plan off campus as well, which opens up a TON more options. Some places even do special deals for students paying with Bevo Bucks too.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T22:32:41Z
Overall, UT is much more lenient with social activities than other colleges (I have attended another public 4-year university prior to UT), although parking can be a HUGE issue. If you plan on living on campus, you might be better off without a car.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T22:29:09Z
During the school year the weather is great, not too hot, not too cold. Although during the summer it can get very hot.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:44:33Z
There's always something to do here. Lots of shopping and also a great music scene.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:43:21Z
Off campus housing offers much more quality living and the price is relatively similar to on campus options.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:41:48Z
Football is obviously a huge deal here, and most students have a lot of school spirit when it comes to sporting events.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:40:35Z
Everyone goes to Sixth Street. It's where all the bars are and the clubs and the night life.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:38:42Z
Greek students are often judged by non-Greeks. Overall, I'd say that Greek life isn't that big of a deal here.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:36:46Z
I love that UT has such a diverse student body. Being so large, you can find any club or group imaginable to join.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:35:39Z
I would say it's difficult to drive places because of traffic and lack of parking. The Capital Metro bus would probably be the best option.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:34:15Z
The network is often quite unreliable. I would definitely recommend getting your own computer for class registration purposes.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:32:05Z
I live in an off campus dorm
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:30:56Z
I did not apply for financial aid at my school. the scholarships I received were from outside sources, such as the National Merit Corporation.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:29:24Z
It never snows, and it's typically pretty summer-like year round.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:28:47Z
Unless you purchase a spot early, you won't get one or you will have to walk two miles to your car.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T04:27:33Z
Most students drink alcohol, particularly those involved in fraternities and sororities.
College Junior 2013-12-06T22:03:25Z
There is a lot of selection in many neighborhoods for off campus housing. The closer to campus, the more expensive it is, but even if you're a little further out, UT has shuttle routes that run for free for students all around Austin, as well as free access to the City Buses. Parking on campus can be pricey but there are options, and generally you can find a parking spot somewhere.
College Junior 2013-12-06T22:01:15Z
Having Eureka as a source to seek out research outside of a FIG, FRI, or other specialty program really opens up a pool of research labs specific to neurobiology. The program itself is pretty average, and the workload is manageable. The facilites at UT are great, very comfortable and modern.
College Junior 2013-12-06T22:01:15Z
All of our study areas, from liberal arts to sciences, are top tier and there isn't really one subject that is easier than any other. I find all of my classes challenging in their own regard and my professors are usually really helpful and very passionate about the subjects that they teach.
College Junior 2013-12-06T21:58:43Z
The programs available at UT are the best, and there is a lot of opportunity available. All the other students want to work just as hard and we are all given fair opportunity to do so.
College Junior 2013-12-06T21:57:14Z
I don't go out much so I don't know too much about the drug and alcohol scene at the school. I know the RAs are trained to seek out marijuana and limit it's inside use and there are campus police, and also there are a lot of party busts for underage drinking.
College Student 2013-12-02T17:37:46Z
I lived at The Castilain my freshman year. I wanted to be near West Campus and still close to school. It was the closest location and had good food, and they had people that came to clean our rooms... pretty nice!
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