College Sophomore 2013-06-15T18:52:49Z
UT Austin is ranked in the top 25 universities in the world and a large number of individual programs are in the top ten of their fields. Additionally, many professors are world renowned researchers, scientists, and academics in their are of study so they have a wide range of knowledge and passion for what they are teaching.
College Sophomore 2013-06-15T18:51:22Z
There are rare times when the food is delicious. However, my main complaint is how over priced on campus dining is, especially since 99% of patrons in the dining halls are poor college students.
College Sophomore 2013-06-15T18:49:19Z
During late September and early October, the weather is fantastic. In May, it starts to get unbearably hot but overall I don't mind the weather at all.
College Junior 2013-06-13T18:24:30Z
Austin is almost perfect for students. Lots to see and do. If you love to party, there's plenty of nightlife options a short bus ride away and TONS of local music events (see: SXSW, ACL). If you're more quiet like me, there's regular art exhibits, movie screenings, academic talks, etc. Food-wise, big selection and a lot of it's small, local businesses (which I recommend); there's even plenty of halal or vegetarian/vegan options. The general attitude of Austinites is open-minded compared to the rest of Texas, so hardcore left, non-Christians, body mod enthusiasts, LGBTQ students, etc should feel right at home. Most people I've come across feel neutral or positive toward UT students; if nothing, we bring in a lot of local business. It's smaller than Houston or Dallas, so driving and parking are a pain, but I happily use the bus system (free for students!). All in all, it's a "fun little town" and I'm really glad I moved.
College Sophomore 2013-06-13T13:39:00Z
There are lots of things for you to do on weekends if that's your scene. Of course there are frat parties, but downtown clubs are only a bus ride away, and there are 18-and-over clubs as well.
College Sophomore 2013-06-13T13:34:03Z
The bus system around Austin is great! As a UT student, you get to ride on the bus for free with your ID. Buses can take a while sometimes, but they're a fairly reliable option. The Megabus also has a stop right off of campus, which is great if you're traveling from Austin to Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio. There's also a shuttle from campus to the airport if you're flying home.
College Junior 2013-06-13T01:33:59Z
There is a wide variety of off-campus living options open to UT students. From chains of apartment companies to independent landlords, you can find a place to live for a fairly reasonable price and not too far from campus. The majority of living spaces are walking distance from campus and from the weekend party spots. The public buses that go downtown have plenty of stops near campus and the apartments, providing easy access to all the great things Austin has to offer. The only downside to finding a place to live here is if you don't start looking early, you'll end up paying way too much or living way too far away.
College Junior 2013-06-11T12:34:18Z
Prepare for loans if your parents have any level of success.
College Sophomore 2013-06-10T20:04:48Z
The campus cops know it's a college town and are pretty lenient towards the students. I know of many instances where a student could have gotten punished pretty bad but the campus police will let them off with a warning. There's no curfew or anything like that, which is nice.
College Sophomore 2013-06-10T20:01:36Z
There are groups that can make anybody feel accepted at UT. It is mostly a very friendly place.
College Sophomore 2013-06-10T19:55:29Z
The Austin bus system is free to students, which is extremely convenient. There are also campus buses which circle campus.
College Sophomore 2013-06-07T15:58:25Z
The dining halls are UT are mediocre. JCL has better food but is much more expensive. It's decent at first but you get tired of eating the same food they rotate every few weeks-and this is for 2 stations. All the other station essentially serve the same food everyday. J2, a buffet, switches it up every so often but same thing-but more for your money, I guess. Kinsolving is the better buffet with better food-the best on campus. Cypress Bend in San Jancito may be good but it is the most expensive place of all.
My advice is to go to the buffets more often because they cost less than $5 each meal, and won't eat up your dine in dollars in the long run. I experienced this first hand because I ran out of money to use from eating at JCL and Cypress Bend too often. Also, most of these places aren't open on the weekends.
College Sophomore 2013-06-07T15:54:31Z
There are many various computer labs located around campus. Some of them, though, do require you to be within a certain class or major in order to access these computers. Supposedly there is free printing on campus, depending on your major, but I can never find them so I end up paying $0.06 per sheet (BW) or $0.50 per sheet (color). UT's network though, is beyond amazing. It is extremely fast. If it slows down, that is because there are too many people within one location trying to access the network (ex: in the library during finals week).
College Sophomore 2013-06-07T15:50:02Z
UT is a beautiful school with activities that are planned everyday so that you can always find something to do. Since it is such a big campus, you do have to walk everywhere which you'll eventually get used to. The facilities are opened to every student so that they can do whatever they please, such as going to the gym or going to the library or just even taking a nap in front of the tower on the lawn.
College Senior 2013-06-06T17:03:39Z
Apartments in West Campus are easy to find, but extremely expensive because of their proximity to campus. If you get a good realtor, you can probably find an apartment in the 600/month range. However, there are very few that are cheaper than that, and the ones that are are very run down.
College Sophomore 2013-06-06T02:21:13Z
Being in Texas, the only weather problem is the heat which does not subside until mid to late october.
College Sophomore 2013-06-06T02:20:01Z
There are multiple options for parking ranging from garages close to your dorm or open lots across campus. The only drawback is the football stadium uses certain parking lots so you have to move your car every thursday during every home game during football season.
College Sophomore 2013-06-06T02:17:43Z
Public Relations is a growing field and has spread beyond NYC to places like Chicago and Austin. Therefore, finding at least an entering job is not difficult. Ranging from event planning to publicist, there are many opportunities with a public relations degree. I intend to work as an in house publicist for a company, with no concerns so far.
College Sophomore 2013-06-06T02:14:29Z
In Public Relations, Internships range from event set ups to writing press releases. Finding an internship is easy with the help of an adviser, involvement in a student organization, and networking.
College Sophomore 2013-06-06T02:12:08Z
Academics are very competitive at the University of Texas. Though professors are accessible, success is never guaranteed without proper time put in studying.
College Sophomore 2013-06-06T02:10:09Z
To get into the college of communication you must display academic success as well as show involvement and leadership by participating in student organizations pertaining to the major. The application process is easy with just a submission of a resume and personal statement.
College Sophomore 2013-06-06T02:07:33Z
The college of communications at UT is absolutely one of the best in the nation. The college is competitive and fosters self disciplined and motivated students. Though the workload is high, as long as you practice good time management, success is attainable. Like each college, the comm school assigns specific advisers to students to aid in obtaining internships and opportunities.
College Sophomore 2013-06-06T02:03:12Z
I go to the University of Texas and am a Public Relations major. Every professor I have had has been encouraging and accessible and all of my teacher's assistants have been knowledgeable and reasonable. Austin is the perfect place to go to school with accessible internships at the capital and a wonderful cultural experience.
College Sophomore 2013-06-04T05:35:08Z
UT off-campus housing are okay. The cost is a whole lot cheaper than living in a dorm on campus. Some of the apartments come fully furnished which can be a pro for people who cannot or rather not purchase new furniture. There is a range of different apartments to choose from and some are closer to campus than others. Also, there are UT shuttle buses available for students without cars free of charge.
College Sophomore 2013-06-04T05:24:10Z
UT Austin has a very diverse range of people of all cultures. The majority of the population is whites though. Few minorities, but the numbers are continually increasing.
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