College Junior 2013-01-14T20:41:47Z
Health & Safety:
I've been in UT for about 2 years and I have never felt unsafe. I'm always walking by myself and I have never been on a dangerous situation. There are alarms around campus that have a button and when pushed it automatically contacts the police and they will get there as soon as possible. There are police patrols around campus. It is recommended to always lock your doors and keep an eye on your stuff.
College Junior 2013-01-14T20:35:19Z
At the University of Texas at Austin sports are a huge factor of a student's life. The majority of the students have a huge student involvement in sports. UT counts with excellent fitness programs and well maintained athletic facilities. As students we count with a free access to all the gyms and have special discount on any sports' tickets. The school spirit is contagious and the fan support is a big part of being a UT student. We have an incredible Swimming team, Football team, Volleyball team, Polo team, and Rowing team.
College Junior 2013-01-14T20:25:34Z
The Computer labs at UT Austin are usually upgraded and have a fast network reliability. You can find computer labs almost anywhere in campus. They also count with special computer labs depending on your major. For example, if you are an engineer, you'll count with a computer lab to do your projects. Also, there is always a computer lab available for you. All the computers around campus count with excellent printing services.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T04:17:57Z
Guys & Girls:
You find a lot of diversity in the students at the University of Texas. Students come from all parts of the world. It is easy to make friends with students here in Austin. It seems that we are all focused on being well prepared for the future work force.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T04:15:53Z
The College of Natural Sciences is ranked as one of the top schools in the United States. The Professors are very knowledgeable and really seem to care about the success of their students. There are many research opportunities for their students. Some of my classes are very large, yet there are several teaching assistants, as well as student discussion groups. I feel that I have already begun to grow academically.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T04:11:38Z
I applied for scholarships, but did not receive any. I was disappointed, especially since I graduated Distinguished, had a good SAT score, and finished with a 3.9 GPA.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T04:09:24Z
I am in the College of Natural Sciences, which is ranked #1 in the United States. When I make it into the Pharmacy program, they are also ranked in the top 3. All of my Professors have their Ph.D. Even though my classes are quite large, there is the opportunity to get help either from the main Professor or one of the Teaching Assistants.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T04:05:42Z
There are many opportunities for students that attend the University of Texas-Austin. If you are of legal age (21), there are many clubs and bars on sixth street. Most of these have live music to listen to. For those under the drinking age, there are many museums, movie theatres, and sometimes live entertainment at the Frank Erwin Center. If you like sports, there is always the UT Longhorns to root for.
College Junior 2013-01-12T04:51:43Z
Large variety in the dining halls but quality of food not so great
College Sophomore 2013-01-11T12:59:58Z
There are a lot of places to eat off campus, and they are often very affordable. Most places give student discounts and even accept Bevo bucks. There are many places in walking distance and even more just a bus ride away.
College Sophomore 2013-01-11T12:55:43Z
There are many computer labs, printing and access to wireless networks readily available to students on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-01-11T12:55:32Z
The university puts up a facade to make the community believe that the campus is very diverse, well it is in a way but not in others. The campus is very open to different sexual orientations, religions and political view, but not so diverse in race.
College Sophomore 2013-01-10T20:11:51Z
I haven't really heard about people getting in trouble for partying. Usually if the people in charge know what's going on, they just let it happen. They know that it is college. However, the school is very strict academically.
At UT there is such a wide variety of people, it is ridiculous. I can be in the elevator at my dorm and hear about 5 or 6 different languages. I love meeting people from all over the world who have such diverse views.
College Sophomore 2013-01-10T19:59:46Z
Greek life is pretty big at UT. During rush week it can seem as though everyone is rushing, but there is a large population that does not. No one views you differently if you do not rush however, it's just a way of meeting people more quickly.
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T22:30:10Z
As a commuter student, I despise with every ounce of my being the parking at UT Austin. Surface parking is not guaranteed, and garage parking costs three times as much ($600 yearly for a commuter student). I do not recommend bringing your car here as a resident either, especially since the public transportation around the city is free with your student ID, and it's actually pretty good. Utilize the bus and the train.
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T22:20:18Z
UT Austin doesn't give much in the way financial aid at all if your family is middle to upper income, which I think is pretty normal for a public university. Of course, if you're coming from in-state, tuition is very low, and loans are more than worth it, particularly if you're going into something with a high starting salary, such as engineering or CS. For my first year I was offered a loan that was split between me and my parents, and fully covered the costs of housing and tuition. But a loan is a loan, and if you can't get need-based financial aid,apply for scholarships.
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T22:14:18Z
UT Austin is one of the top schools in the nation for Computer Science. The professors are at the top of their fields (they recently made news for hacking into a US military drone), the extra-curriculars and networking opportunities abound, and a brand new building is opening up next semester solely for the CS department. The University helps with finding jobs and internships and the major tech companies in Austin all look to UT first for interns. I'm very satisfied.
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T22:08:10Z
Classes, at least the introductory ones, are large. However, that disadvantage can be easily overcome by utilizing your TAs and your professors. In a class of 200-300, not many will bother introducing themselves to the professor, and many will not show up half the time. However, you should do both, as the professor will remember that, and all of my professors so far have been very willing to help. They all seem genuinely interested in teaching, and really are passionate about their subjects. 3 of 4 of my professors taught very well, and the one who didn't still cared about student understanding and did his best to help students reach that point.
In addition, at such a large public university, there are plenty of extracurricular groups, lots of different majors offered, and lots of resources available. You do have to actively pursue them, though, don't expect them to fall into your lap.
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T21:58:48Z
The weather is wonderful. The "worst" of Texas weather (100+ degrees) comes during the summer, so the heat is not a problem. It never really gets too cold. Light jacket and jeans will do for the worst weather. It's sunny 90% of the time, and the temperature is nearly perfect for much of the fall and spring. Wonderful to just walk around campus breathing in the fresh air.
College Senior 2013-01-08T19:10:47Z
UT has a program informing incoming students about drugs and alcohol. The campus is dry, but the most popular activity is drinking by students - legal and underage. The campus police will issue citations to any student under the influence of alcohol or drugs, get medical intervention, or introduce the offending individual to their own bars at the station depending on the situation. RA's in the dorms are trained in recognizing certain smells and the process of alerting the campus police to problems also. They want the students to be safe and they do work very hard 24-7 campuswide.
College Senior 2013-01-08T18:57:07Z
I enjoy having all four seasons in Austin. Thanksgiving was warm - 60-70 degrees. Didn't need a coat! We may get a little dusting of snow in January. It can get cold from November through February, but the spring is beautiful. The summer can be hot, but with the low humidity in Austin, all you have to do is stop under a shade tree and you will cool off quickly!
College Senior 2013-01-08T18:53:45Z
There are numerous apartments/housing opportunities for students. In fact, a majority of the students do live off campus. The closer you are to campus, the more it will cost. I am in a new house 14 miles from campus for $300 a month - all inclusive except for food! Can't beat a deal like that.
College Senior 2013-01-08T18:50:37Z
No matter what type of activities you enjoy, Austin Texas has something for everyone. Austin is a very healthy city with bike lanes downtown, bike trails, rivers and lakes for kayaking, boating, skiing and swimming etc. You can hike, bike, walk, dance, go to concerts, attend auto races, go to a museum and don't forget to experience all the sports and activities on the UT campus: football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, rowing, swimming, rock climbing. They even have a quidditch league!
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-08T03:57:03Z
There are the standbys like Tiff's Treats which is amazing, Potbellies, Which Wich, Big Bite. These and others are great. There are also some lame places like McDonald's.
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