College Freshman 2013-07-29T13:48:25Z
Best Accounting school in the nation! Fantastic business school.
College Freshman 2013-07-29T13:47:49Z
UT's bus system is helpful for around campus, and the city buses are free for students!
College Freshman 2013-07-29T13:43:51Z
Austin is one of the best cities. Great music. Great food. Great people. Great scenery.
College Freshman 2013-07-29T00:54:11Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-07-29T00:11:18Z
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.
College Senior 2013-07-29T00:09:00Z
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
College Senior 2013-07-28T23:58:53Z
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.
College Senior 2013-07-28T23:49:50Z
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.
College Senior 2013-07-28T22:42:19Z
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.
College Senior 2013-07-28T22:24:08Z
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.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T21:52:48Z
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.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T21:48:59Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-07-28T21:19:51Z
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
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T21:17:34Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-07-28T21:12:52Z
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.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T21:12:29Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-07-28T21:10:35Z
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
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T21:09:02Z
UT Austin's strictness is actually very limited. Unless something strictly illegal is happening, things are usually left alone.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T17:07:16Z
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.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T16:54:18Z
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.
College Junior 2013-07-28T16:00:18Z
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.
College Junior 2013-07-28T15:56:50Z
The facilities are very well-kept. While some could use a modernization facelift such as the Perry-Castaneda Library, everything is clean and there is plenty of space. The Commons and FAC are both up-to-date and offer plenty of gathering space and fast food eateries that don't require you to cross the street to the drag if you aren't feeling like leaving campus. Older historic buildings on campus, while they do have high-tech upgrades like campus wireless actually keep a rather historic appearance, such as Battle Hall, the architecture library (and oldest library on campus). The Harry Ransom Center, the university's archival library, has a sleek contemporary appearance.
College Junior 2013-07-28T15:49:57Z
Austin is a town with a multitude of identities. Capitol of Texas, a music and arts hub. College town is just another hat it wears very well, with a lot of local eateries and shopping experiences near the campus, and fantastic cultural icons like the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, and the Bob Bullock Museum both on and extremely near the campus! That isn't including UT's own offerings like the Blanton Art Museum and the Stark Center. When you factor in locations like the iconic 6th Street, Rainey Street, Barton Springs and Zilker Park, even if UT wasn't here Austin would have plenty to offer any visitors. But the city recognizes it has a large university (and smaller schools like Austin Community College and St. Edward's), so many of these places don't hesitate to offer special deals or offers for students. Regardless of your interests, there truly is something for everyone here.
College Junior 2013-07-27T03:08:30Z
I haven't had any major issues on getting financial aid.
Don't wait until the deadline before applying. The earlier the better! If one is having any problem with the processing of his/her financial aid application, I would suggest going to their office and talk to the counselors in person.
College Sophomore 2013-07-26T23:40:45Z
Architecture majors like myself are faced with high expectations to rise above occasional laziness so that they use their passion for building to finish great models and spend time talking about them eloquently. This is really a self-motivation thing, and from my experiences so far in the School of Architecture, this attitude can earn one respect from studio friends, architecture professors, and even the dean. Time commitment for my major is especially strenuous, but with proper time management for other outside things, being an architecture major isn't so stressful an experience.
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