College Senior 2013-04-17T02:50:34Z
The weather is good all year but summers are a bit hot classes never get cancelled because of the weather here
College Senior 2013-04-17T01:56:13Z
I don't have a car but my friends who do say it's hard to find parking and it's expensive
College Senior 2013-04-16T20:46:06Z
You can buy a pass to park in one of the several garages on campus, or try to find a metered spot (there are several around the perimeter). I usually park off campus along a bus line (I live far from campus), and ride the bus in.
College Senior 2013-04-16T20:38:11Z
I decided to focus on education, which I have sometimes regretted because I miss the intellectual challenge of mathematics and physics. But my career goal is to teach, so in the long run I think it was a reasonable decision.
College Senior 2013-04-16T20:34:19Z
I'm a math phd student studying math ed. There are not many people around that do rigorous research in this area, so I feel very isolated.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-16T13:38:43Z
There are lots of people with lots of backgrounds on campus. You can find anyone or anything you are looking for.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-16T13:37:55Z
Recruitment on the women's side is rough and based on things that an applicant cannot change about themselves, its not always a personality fit that they are looking for. However it can provide lessons and skills you will take with you throughout your entire adult life.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-14T14:16:56Z
Health & Safety:
The campus police are always visible. The text messages on any high alert are very fast. I feel real safe.
College Student 2013-04-13T19:05:32Z
Policy enforcement of drugs or alcohol on campus is strictly enforced. Their is no peer pressure that I can see.
College Student 2013-04-13T18:55:26Z
The student involvement high especially for freshmen. Team performance is good and fan support is great as well as school spirit. The athletic facilities look great from the outside.
College Sophomore 2013-04-13T18:14:58Z
The computers sometimes freeze and/or work really slowly, but there is still pretty good wifi coverage for most of campus.
College Sophomore 2013-04-13T18:13:54Z
When you can catch them and know how to work the system, shuttles are an awesome way to get around Austin and are free to UT students with ID!
College Sophomore 2013-04-13T18:12:02Z
Staff in the Sciences at UT really encourage undergraduates to participate in research, but it's important to apply before the Fall semester starts if you want to make this a priority (apply for FRI--Freshman Research Initiative). It is possible to get involved in research just by speaking with faculty and asking around until you can find a place for yourself, but it is much easier if you're in a research program.
College Sophomore 2013-04-13T03:08:29Z
It seems to me that the University of Texas is very diverse. A lot of different racial groups are represented. Economically not as much, it seems like most people are pretty well off, but I'm sure there are others.
College Sophomore 2013-04-13T03:04:54Z
Lots of team spirit, and most teams are ranked well in the nation.
College Sophomore 2013-04-11T04:37:33Z
i live at Dobie. It's right across the street. It's very convenient.
College Sophomore 2013-04-11T04:36:41Z
I don't live on campus. I live at Dobie. It's across the street.
College Sophomore 2013-04-11T04:35:04Z
There are a tone of different kinds of people at UT.
College Sophomore 2013-04-11T00:36:52Z
Nightlife is great on 6th St. if you are 21 and up, or if you have a fake ID. Thursdays is the night to be definitely be out, as long as you have your college ID on you. Most freshman and sophomores attend frat parties on the weekend
College Sophomore 2013-04-10T22:39:39Z
Even when you are under 21, the party scene here is amazing. Thursday night is for Midnight Rodeo and/or downtown, friday night is for apartment parties, and saturday there is usually a frat party going down that any girl can get into--guys have to be on the guest list (aka-known someone). Apartment parties are my personal favorite, the music is always good and loud and people bring lots of drinks and are usually kind enough to share or trade around. The games also are more fun because they're more personal. Even more, the cops rarely shut down these parties.
College Sophomore 2013-04-10T22:36:24Z
Drinking and smoking are very popular, although not as much on campus as in West Campus (not actually a part of campus but where many students live) or downtown. If you go to west campus and know some people in frat/sororities it is very easy to get access to drugs/whatever. Otherwise you need an ID to go downtown/bars/etc.
College Sophomore 2013-04-10T21:35:35Z
Being a psychology major at UT is great. The psychology classes are interesting and challenging, and the workload is just the right amount of challenge without feeling overwhelmed. Other courses are great too. All of the instructors I've had so far have been very knowledgeable in their field and very interesting to talk to and listen to lecture. Some teachers really go above and beyond, connecting different subjects and challenging their students to think critically about issues. Those teachers inspire me.
College Sophomore 2013-04-10T21:32:14Z
The clubs in Austin are pretty fun, and lots of them are 18 and up, so young people can go in and dance but not drink. Parties in Jester I've heard can get pretty crazy, but I would advise being careful about any underage activities so as not to get in trouble. If you're off campus partying at someone's house/apartment, then you don't have to worry so much about getting caught and getting in trouble doing something. But if it's a crazy frat party right near campus, or a party in a dorm, be cautious. Overall, there's lots of fun stuff to get into trouble with in Austin, and it's fun as long as you don't get caught. Be careful, be responsible, and be safe. UT seems to acknowledge that college kids will drink and party one way or another, and provides resources like Spring Break health kits to keep students informed of resources for them should they get into trouble with alcohol or drug issues like addiction or alcohol poisoning, and programs for students that need help quitting smoking or with drug or alcohol addiction.
College Sophomore 2013-04-10T21:22:20Z
There are tons of majors at UT, there's something for everyone. I'm a psychology major, and I do hope to get an internship somewhere along the line, but i'm sure i'll have one in graduate school because to get a master's or Ph.D. in Psychology you have to have experience working with other psychologists and doing therapy. So, I think I'll probably look at internships around Junior year and definitely when I'm in graduate school.
College Sophomore 2013-04-10T21:18:27Z
There are lots of great places to eat off campus at UT. The drag (Guadalupe Street) has lots of great restaurants. Most places on the drag accept Bevo Bucks (the UT meal plan) and will have a sticker on the window saying so. Some places have student discounts, but not too many. Cost depends on the restaurant. I recommend eating on campus more often than not to keep food costs low, so that your meal plan doesn't run out before the semester ends, and maybe eating out once or twice a month. Kirby Lane is awesome, with weird hippy healthy vegetarian food and awesome pancakes and desserts, and it's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so if you want pancakes at 3 am Kirby Lane is your place. Mellow Mushroom has the absolute BEST pizza I've ever had in my entire life. No joke, their pizza is amazing.
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