College Sophomore 2013-01-28T22:41:05Z
There is a free University Shuttle that transports students around campus between classes. There is also a Shuttle that goes from apartment complexes in the surrounding areas and brings students to the University. The city buses are also free to students.
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T22:39:40Z
Permit costs are very expensive, and driving a car around campus during the week is extremely difficult anyways because there are so many students. Cars are often towed/ticketed. You don't need a car to get around campus. Not worth it. If anything, get a bike or a long board.
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T22:35:20Z
The weather is usually pleasant until about mid March. Outdoor studying, lots of fresh air, and plenty of sunlight lead to a pleasant campus experience.
College Senior 2013-01-28T00:38:58Z
Campus parking is really limited, and unless you get a more expensive garage spot you aren't guaranteed anything
College Senior 2013-01-28T00:28:55Z
Really good sports over all at UT. The volleyball team and golf team won the national championship in their latest seasons
College Junior 2013-01-27T23:50:56Z
It's pretty average, no one really has a problem, unless you're an idiot about doing illegal things and advertise everything.
College Junior 2013-01-27T21:37:46Z
Texas weather is always decent. The only bad part is the heat but its doesn't ever get that bad
College Junior 2013-01-27T21:33:46Z
Athletics at UT are pretty huge. they have nice facilities and there is tons of school spirit and fan support
College Junior 2013-01-27T21:29:13Z
There are plenty of places to eat around campus. The university dining halls have decent food but it is easy to get tired of it and it is overpriced. pverall though its pretty good
College Junior 2013-01-27T17:10:45Z
There's not much strictness in the overall campus life. Maybe within each college it might differ, but overall everything is pretty subtle and calm.
College Junior 2013-01-24T22:37:03Z
I get tired of the Wendy's in Jester, but it is very convenient than going out
College Junior 2013-01-24T03:31:46Z
I live across the street from campus, so don't rely much on the transportation; however, my apartment will be considerably farther next year and in the process of looking up routes, I was mildly impressed. There are a decent number of routes extending quite a ways from campus that come rather commonly.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T03:18:55Z
I'm an engineering major, and although it's a lot of work, it's very rewarding. There are introductory classes specific to your major so you can get hands-on experience your freshman year, and there is a very helpful engineering career center to help you look for externships, internships and jobs.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T03:15:34Z
There are countless places to study around campus, and if you need help, there is always someone available. Professors and their TA's hold multiple office hours a week to fit into your schedule, and study tables in Jester and Kinsolving dorms are open on weekdays. You can go to the study tables to find peers, talk to TA's and get questions answered by people taking the same classes as you. Although UT has a reletively higher workload, the professors make it interesting and worthwile, and I could not have asked for a better university.
College Junior 2013-01-22T02:52:14Z
Not all that many scholarship opportunities and most are entirely too competitive. I love UT, but the financial aid here is whack. They tried to give me less than I deserved so I did a formal appeal and they found me more grants and less loans. Overall, they'll find you enough to make sure you're able to attend, it's just that most of it will be loans if you're not in financial need.
College Junior 2013-01-22T02:24:58Z
UT has a broad spectrum of majors it offers. You can major in engineering, journalism, social work, women's studies, linguistics, advertising, accounting, acting, etc. There are over 100 possibilities for degrees. Many majors are highly competitive and hard to get into, though. The business school, college of communication, engineering, architecture, and some fine arts majors are fairly difficult to get into, just to name a few.
College Junior 2013-01-22T02:13:26Z
UT has amazing facilities on campus. We have great gyms, libraries, study lounges, places to eat, and infrastructure across campus that is really geared toward students. Everything is very convenient and welcoming.
College Junior 2013-01-19T04:48:39Z
Theres all kinds of walks here. It's one of the biggest schools for international students. It's all ranked #25 amongst universities around the world.
College Junior 2013-01-19T04:45:42Z
6th Street is definitely the number place to party in the state of Texas. Everyone knows about it. Once you turn 21.. it's the place to be.
College Junior 2013-01-19T04:44:31Z
It's only cold two months out of the year and usually then it still gets up to the 50s. It gets really hot from June to September, but that's the entire state of Texas.
College Sophomore 2013-01-18T05:03:47Z
There are plenty of computers on campus at labs, and departments although you might have trouble getting one at the PLC Library around crunch time aka finals. The PCL is open 24 hours Monday through Thursday. It is the best thing the University did for the students lately. Expect to pay for the paper you print on campus too. If you don't have one print at a friends dorm or something. It is cheap, but after a while everything adds up.
College Sophomore 2013-01-18T04:56:49Z
Wholly cow there is so much to do in Austin, so many shops, bars, night clubs, events, the Guadalupe Dr. " the drag" is full of restaurants you can meet your friends or grab lunch or coffee. There are always buses, cabs, and pedi-cabs (bike ride cart-rider); so, you have to try it once and girls the feet will hurt less in heels at night. To underage students I say: restaurants, plays, 18 only club for the dancers, movie nights, study groups, and UT student organizations events. Please don't be super silly on sixth street it's makes you look sloppy. Isn't that like an only sometime event such as Halloween night.
College Sophomore 2013-01-18T04:44:23Z
Always go in person and talk to someone it is the easiest thing to do. Ask all the questions you want their always nice. Make sure things go smooth and know exactly what to do next and the whole procedure.
College Sophomore 2013-01-18T04:26:35Z
Honestly, I don't live In a dorm. I have my own apartment, so I don't have any security problems and plus I'm twenty-four, so I can drink wine or beer with my husband and girlfriends on the weekend after studying. Although, I know UT holds the law in high regard. It is common sense. I guess the best advice is to be responsible with your own life and your friends.
College Sophomore 2013-01-18T04:15:26Z
Health & Safety:
I feel safe at the University of Texas at Austin. It is truly a diverse environment with all kinds of people that may appear unique among the crowd, but they more than likely will be harmless. The police are okay and provide a quality safe as possible place to learn. Last year they evacuated the entire UT campus because of a "supposed bomb threat" to the University; they handled that well. I love attending classes at UT. Security personnel do their job professionally.
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