College Freshman 2013-11-24T20:34:48Z
So much to do here. Academically and socially. Fun football games
College Freshman 2013-11-24T20:34:25Z
A lot of computer labs and availability. The internet is reasonably priced too
College Freshman 2013-11-24T20:33:36Z
Many places to eat off campus. Many different options.
College Freshman 2013-11-24T20:32:44Z
The campus is very big. However if you buy parking on campus it is only for one location for the entire year, so you can not drive around campus.
College Junior 2013-11-23T23:10:05Z
Austin has a huge foodie culture, which is fun a lot of times, but also can get really expensive, especially for students. There's a ton of food trucks to check out and if you ever feel bored with your food choices, you can pretty much assume there will be a new place coming up soon.
College Junior 2013-11-23T23:08:51Z
I haven't gotten any scholarships. I've applied for a ton, but since it's a public university unless you are near-destitute you're pretty much expected to be able to pay for it on your own.
College Junior 2013-11-23T23:07:24Z
Austin is the best place to live. I don't know a person who lives here that doesn't like it. People are moving here all the time because it's so fantastic. There's tons of things to do all the time, you can basically rent a dog to run around with you, kayak, see a free concert. If you're bored, it's your fault.
College Junior 2013-11-23T23:05:07Z
Unless you cheat and someone finds out about it, you will probably never talk to anyone in administration except to pick up a transcript. It's nice because the professors and staff treat you, for the most part at least, like you are an adult and able to make your own decisions. That said, there are kids who come to college unprepared and lose their minds, but that's a personal problem, not a reflection on the campus.
Basically, you can do whatever you want as long as it doesn't step on someone else's toes. Except for parking. Don't try to play with the parking.
College Junior 2013-11-23T23:02:27Z
There is no parking here, anywhere. The parking that does exist is extremely expensive.
College Junior 2013-11-23T23:01:57Z
It's there, but it's EXPENSIVE.
Riverside or West Campus. It's like two different worlds. Lots of older students phasing out of the party scene live in Hyde Park and north campus, which are quieter.
West Campus is the area right next to campus behind the drag (roughly 21st and guad down to 28th and guad and going back to about Leon st. all the way down.) Expect to pay at least $800 for your own bedroom in a 2 bedroom apartment. If you want to live alone it's going to cost you upwards of $1000/month for a 1x1 (not a studio). All the frat boys and sorority girls live in West Campus and its not uncommon to see sorority girls walking around with t-shirts in dry cleaning bags. The location is awesome though. You can get to campus in 5-10 minutes walking and the bus comes straight through, so it makes getting to class very easy. Also, this is where all the parties happen unless you're going downtown. Even when going downtown it's better to be in west campus because the E-bus bus stops are there.
Riverside is a MUCH better value than West Campus, but you have to be very dedicated to make sure you make the bus to campus on time to get to your classes, and it's a bit more work to go out since the Riverside E-bus is ALWAYS packed.
Parking is an issue almost everywhere.
College Junior 2013-11-23T22:55:27Z
If you're looking for a party, this is the place to be. There's always something going on.
College Junior 2013-11-23T22:37:58Z
Getting around Austin is both really easy and really hard.
If you don't have a car, you can take a bus pretty much wherever you need to go, which is nice, but you become a slave to the bus schedule and if you miss the last one (they don't run late enough, in my opinion) you'll have to fork out whatever a cab wants to take from you (cabs in Austin are ridiculous).
Then again, if you have a car, you can go wherever you need, at whatever time you want, without worrying about missing a bus or dealing with the strange things that go on on buses. Great! Just really hope you don't feel like getting out of your car, because there is nowhere to park. Anywhere. No parking. And if there is parking, it's expensive. If there isn't parking and you pull over for a few minutes you will get a ticket. The ticket guys around here are vicious and lurk around every corner.
So there's no way to win in Austin. Beautiful city but hard to get around. :/
College Freshman 2013-11-20T19:49:44Z
Obviously, it can get pretty hot. The humidity isn't that wonderful either. However, most of the time it's a warm, sunny campus, and we definitely have our cold months. It's going to be the same anywhere in central Texas.
College Freshman 2013-11-20T19:48:05Z
I'm only a first semester freshman, however I already love my two majors, Government and International Relations & Global Studies. The advisors are pretty readily available when you need them, and they're very helpful. Both offer a lot of freedom in which courses to take, and have kept me very interested so far.
College Student 2013-11-18T19:23:12Z
Austin can be a little scary without a group, especially at night, but you get used to it and it's not that bad. UT students get in free to museums and can use the city bus for free, so there's a ton of things to do.
College Student 2013-11-18T19:21:42Z
UT has a variety of buildings. Some are pretty old, but some are very modern. There isn't really anything special about the architecture, besides the Tower.
College Student 2013-11-18T19:21:42Z
The Student Activity Center and the Union are really great for students! There is also the FAC, which has a computer store.
College Student 2013-11-18T19:20:10Z
Health & Safety:
Health services at UT are definitely some of the best! You can even volunteer at the University Health Services.
College Student 2013-11-18T19:18:53Z
It's warm almost all year round! The coldest it gets is about 40 on average. It's really nice for someone coming from the north.
College Student 2013-11-18T19:17:15Z
Guys & Girls:
There's a huge diversity of people at UT, but they all are smart in their interest and work hard.
College Student 2013-11-18T19:14:51Z
The weather is great, everyone is friendly, and the academics are some of the best in Texas.
College Student 2013-11-18T19:13:29Z
I have not been in the party scene so far during my first semester, but there seems to be a lot going on if you aren't busy.
College Student 2013-11-18T19:11:26Z
Some things, such as underage drinking, happen all the time without notice. Other things, like parking your car on the street with your hazards on for 5 minutes, could cause you to end up with a citation on the spot.
College Student 2013-11-18T19:09:23Z
I live in the large all-girls residence hall, Kinsolving. It is close to my classes and to Guadalupe Street (the "Drag") and it has its own dining hall and market.
College Student 2013-11-18T19:07:29Z
Public health at UT is great and it is growing! It's almost growing too much so I hope to get into the program when I apply this spring.
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