College Sophomore 2013-05-16T15:37:34Z
Texas is known for it's unpredictable weather and Austin is the center of that. Temperatures rarely get below freezing but during the summer (and September) it gets up over 100 degrees F. Plan on checking the weather forecast if you live here because some weeks temperatures range from 45 to 90. But it rarely snows (and if it does the whole city shuts down) so if you hate snow then definitely come here.
College Sophomore 2013-05-16T15:30:24Z
with as many students as there are at UT it's hard to get normal scholarships. I would definitely look for outside scholarships. Financial aid is mostly loans and I haven't heard any complaints about working with them.
College Sophomore 2013-05-16T07:10:37Z
The computer labs tend to be crowded due to large number of students at UT. The printing facilities are good but at times, it takes a toll to find color printing when needed. Apart from that, the internet speed is pretty good and has widespread coverage. A personal computer is needed simply to make things more convenient and easier rather than depending on busy computer labs to finish off work.
College Junior 2013-05-15T23:30:07Z
There are a variety of restaurants off campus on the drag (Guadalupe street) which is right next to the campus. Costs are pretty reasonable. most of the places take bevo bucks which is a program they have with UT so students wont need their debit cards. one of my favorites is halal guys - chicken over rice.
College Junior 2013-05-15T23:26:58Z
Typical Texas weather. its mostly hot to cool weather. definitely a must have is rain boots because it happens unexpectedly. but dorms and off campus housing (west campus) is not too far away so it doesnt affect classes.
College Sophomore 2013-05-15T16:21:15Z
Review of Littlefield:
Littlefield is a great dorm for freshman girls who want a quiet community to live in. It is by far the prettiest dorm on campus, with a living room, TV room, and lobby that all look like they they're part of a Victorian-era manor. The front of Littlefield faces the grassy tree-lined Honors Quad, and the building is located right across the street from Kinsolving dining hall and is only a block away from the Drag.
As for the social atmosphere, Littlefield feels more like a home than a residence hall. It has a very laid back atmosphere with a lot of great traditions. The RHC puts on social events throughout the year, but don't come here if you're looking for the kind of nonstop party you can get in Jester. Littlefield girls are generally pretty classy and don't stay up till 4 AM partying or blasting their music.
College Sophomore 2013-05-15T03:06:32Z
I'm a psychology major and I love it. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and there are opportunities left and right for students to get more involved.
College Sophomore 2013-05-15T03:03:43Z
I lived in Duren my freshmen year and it was a great experience. The social aspect of Duren lags quite a bit compared to Jester, which is where most freshmen live. Duren was extremely clean, and even though it was a far walk to the library and gym, it was the best decision I made. I was worried about not having my own bathroom, so I made sure to apply early so I'd get my own bathroom.
College Sophomore 2013-05-15T02:59:52Z
At the University of Texas at Austin, the varsity sports begin the entire school together. The football games are one of the biggest social gatherings on campus and everyone is so supportive of the team and the player.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-14T12:38:20Z
Parking is impossible on campus. Most students park in the garages that are sporadically located and walk to class or take the busses.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-14T12:27:48Z
Guys & Girls:
UT is an amazingly diverse campus full of all sorts of men, women and things in between.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-14T09:54:32Z
At such a large school, you can major in just about anything. If you're choosing a more popular major, it will naturally be more difficult to get in. Having connections of course always helps. Personally, I was grandfathered in to the Middle Easter Studies graduate program because the department already knew me, so I didn't even have to fill out an official application.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-14T09:49:12Z
Health & Safety:
There is a decent amount of petty crime that takes place on campus, but I have never felt unsafe or threatened. If you ever do feel insecure, there are a lot of security measures in places like safe walk and emergency call boxes.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-12T22:11:47Z
The Best – Not only is Austin, tx an amazing place to live because of the local scene and things to do, UT is one of the top public schools in the nation. With great academics, diverse organizations, and most of all NCAA sports, Ut is the place to be for a college experience. Plus the social scene is the best as well, 2010 number one party school on playboy. Hook 'Em!!!
College Junior 2013-05-10T03:10:41Z
It sucks Its overpriced and the atmosphere is way too distracting.
College Junior 2013-05-10T03:05:01Z
Food on campus is overpriced and terrible. The University really takes advantage of the fact that people who live on campus have no where else to eat. The Division of Housing and Food Services provides a terrible product.
College Senior 2013-05-10T00:45:18Z
Computers are accessible from just about anywhere on our huge campus, and they are always in great shape and equipped with important technology.
College Senior 2013-05-10T00:44:22Z
The school pride is the best in Texas, and the campus is right in the middle of Austin. The city alone has so much to offer.
College Sophomore 2013-05-06T19:59:38Z
Since coming to UT, i have switched my major several times. i came in as a social work major, switched to liberal arts (super easy, just a visit to their office), and then wanted to transfer to the college of communications to do communications sciences and disorders, which required a written application/essay. The application took a lot of time and effort, but hopefully it will pay off (i haven't found out if i got in yet). the most important criteria are GPA, extracurricular involvement, and leadership. we do our process through the ApplyUT website, which is basically 2 essays plus the common app. my tips for admission are to start over the summer before senior year, and to not let writers block keep you from getting started on your essays. its better to just write SOMETHING down.
College Sophomore 2013-05-06T19:56:12Z
Alcohol, like on every campus, is definitely a big thing. That and weed are the only drugs you are openly exposed to--if you do not want to do anything you do not have to since there are plenty of other activities.
College Sophomore 2013-05-06T19:54:33Z
I am not a picky eater and find that the campus dining halls have a wide selection of options. Yes, it gets kind of monotonous every day but there is always SOMETHING there that i like.
College Sophomore 2013-05-06T19:53:33Z
It is nice to have the extra space and to still be close to campus, but the cost and parking is definitely a downside.
College Sophomore 2013-05-06T19:50:19Z
I gave UT an A because in my opinion, UT is very diverse in terms of ethnic/racial background, economic background, sexual orientation, etc. No matter who you are or what your background is, you are bound to find students who you can identify with, and its large size makes it a great place to meet people who come from different places. We are very tolerant to different expressions of sexual orientation and religious beliefs, public displays of both are common.
College Junior 2013-05-06T00:18:09Z
On campus parking is awful and way overpriced, but the Capital Metro (city bus) provides a good schedule and quick routes.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-04T02:52:44Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt scared to walk alone on campus. There is normally a handful of people always around. The campus police come out more at night and make there rounds periodically.
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