College Sophomore 2012-11-16T04:29:46Z
They're extremely strict about parking and will tow you if you're parked somewhere illegal for even a minute. If you cheat, they WILL kick you out.
College Sophomore 2012-11-15T00:05:11Z
UT offers a wide selection of dining options on campus. Vegans and vegetarians are welcomed. There are also plenty of late night dining options (the Wendy's is open until 4am).
The J2 dining hall located in the Jester Center is a remodeled buffet hall. For only $4.50 you can eat all you want! The quality of the food is excellent as well. From pizza to humus, and everything in between.
College Sophomore 2012-11-14T23:58:36Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe on UT Austin's campus. However, like most places in this world thieves do exist. Therefore keep your doors locked and backpacks close by. Do this and you should have no problems. Also, the campus is well lit at night and there are plenty of emergency phones nearby, so one shouldn't feel uncomfortable walking alone.
UT Austin is excellent at providing students with resources to maintain your health and well being. For example there is an entire department dedicated to promoting the health of students. It is the University Health Services department, located in the Student Services Building.
College Sophomore 2012-11-14T23:48:17Z
There is a plethora of diversity at the University of Texas at Austin. In my opinion each ethnicity is represented well, whether through clubs, societies, or other organizations. No matter your ethnic background, you are welcome at UT Austin.
College Sophomore 2012-11-14T22:27:36Z
I love being in my major. I enjoy it very much and I like the classes that I am required to take. There is heavy reading because I am an English major. There are many job opportunities offered periodically. The curriculum is designed so that the student has a fair chance of graduating in four years
College Sophomore 2012-11-14T22:25:07Z
Getting into English in the College of Liberal Arts is fairly easy. There are no challenges to speak of unless the college is full, but you can always reapply or transfer into the college. You should get to know your academic adviser the moment that they are assigned to you so that you know that this is the college for you.
College Sophomore 2012-11-11T04:06:04Z
I don't know how it is, but i've ready that we have a great gym and i always see people running around and excercising!
College Sophomore 2012-11-11T04:04:54Z
Living is amazing here! Food is near and there is always something going on! very friendly! Cost of things tends to be high, and the housing process can varies from dorm to dorm
College Sophomore 2012-11-11T04:03:04Z
Life here is great! You really have to learn how to balance work and fun here to have a good time! Lots of friendly people! The downside is that jokes about others is frowned upon, so humorous comments can easily be taken seriously here about others.
College Sophomore 2012-11-11T04:00:23Z
Its a great school, but the workload can be stressful, best to balance work and fun!
College Junior 2012-11-08T22:06:59Z
Dining on campus is great. There are so many options to accomodate your needs. If you're a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free there are options for you. The cafeterias around campus all differ but they are all great. Some are even buffet style. It is cheaper to eat at the bufffet cafeteria. And if you get tired of eating at campus, there are a myriad of places to eat that are not related to campus dining. "The Drag", which is Guadalupe St, offers a lot of options to eat with different prices and menu options. Or even if you are on the run, there are little food carts all over campus where you can get something to eat very cheaply.
College Junior 2012-11-08T22:02:26Z
There are a myriad of choices to fit your desires. If you want a more upscale dorm then you will have to pay more, but if you don't the dorms have pretty good quality. For a freshman the best option will be Jester West/East because everything is around Jester. Jester has its own cafeteria, two by the way, the tutoring center is on the third floor and some people even take classes there. Jester is very social because it is so big. Jester West/East both house around 1500 students each. The rooms are good. They are spacious enough to fit your stuff, you have a desk and chair area. Last year I had a connecting bathroom and it was great. This year I have community bathroom and is great as well. It gets cleaned daily so you don't have to deal with that.
College Junior 2012-11-08T17:33:27Z
hot in the summer, but beautiful mild fall and winters
College Junior 2012-11-08T17:32:47Z
They're good for parties and networking if your major is anything other than Architecture. I'm not in a sorority, but I have lots of Greek friends who don't care or make it a big deal.
College Junior 2012-11-08T17:29:51Z
Austin has great food for great prices! I never get bored of what I'm eating.
College Senior 2012-11-07T00:38:32Z
There is a lot of Greek life but they're not as important as it's seen on TV. A lot of people join but it's such a big school there is a lot more stuff that is important and that people can get into so if you're not in a sorority it's alright. And there are so many of them available you're likely to get into one. There are Greeks that tend to think they're better than others but unless you're closely related to them you won't know it. There are frat houses and sorority houses (the latter can hold like 80 girls).
College Senior 2012-11-07T00:33:31Z
If you're parked at a certain garage they'll move you during game days despite the fact you're paying hundreds of dollars to use it. And make sure you get there early because it can get packed really fast. And the cheap one is on the other side of the earth of course.
College Senior 2012-11-07T00:31:01Z
They're is always something going on. I come from a town where it is quiet by like 9:00 during school nights and here it's still alive at 2am. Almost like amini New York. It was Tuesday and there was this bar that was just live and I asked my friend "is it always like this?" and she was like, "yeah, half priced drinks." There's always a party, or a gathering, and there's always something to do, even on a Tuesday.
College Senior 2012-11-07T00:26:10Z
I've never had to wait for a computer in the library. Computer labs are often not crowded when I use them or am just passing by. I've had very few problems with the network and it's pretty reliable all over the place even near the streets when I suddenly need to look up something so I know whether to go home or head back and talk to a teacher or make a phone call before something closes. It has good speed and you can depend on the printers that are around. The PCL is really big and pretty efficient when it comes to that. I hardly used my computer last year because I went to the Library so much. People have computers with them all over campus though because it's nice to have your own and not have to worry about using one when it comes to it and you can carry it with you.
College Senior 2012-11-07T00:19:16Z
I didn't receive much notification of my financial aid but when I finally did it didn't take a long time for it to process.
College Sophomore 2012-11-07T00:11:46Z
I feel like the classes are rigorous enough, but I am still in high school. There are those students who clearly do not belong in a certain class but are. The only difference is that they are wasting MY time and MY money.
College Sophomore 2012-11-06T19:37:16Z
There are a lot of housing options at UT. The most popular place to live is Jester, but I would not recommend living there if you don't like being around a lot of people. Off campus housing is very popular for upperclassmen, but for freshman there are tons of options for housing. The cost of living on campus can be expensive because of the convinience and the mean plans.
College Sophomore 2012-11-06T19:34:00Z
We are given BevoBucks, which can be used all over campus for food, groceries, and such. Dining dollars are used at the campus dining halls. There are tons of options for food! There are cafes, cafeterias, dining halls, etc. They all have salads, chicken, sandwiches, pizza, snacks, hamburgers, pretty much anything! It is definitley easy to avoid the freshman 15 here at UT.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-06T00:26:07Z
It is not the best but i hear it is pretty good and variety
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-02T21:24:58Z
I'm a public health major in the college of natural sciences. Being an underclassman in CNS is really frustrating, with lectures of 400-500 that are designed to be 'weed out' classes. However, after persevering through the intro classes, being a public health major is WONDERFUL. The faculty are all excellent, and there are a variety of concentrations to choose from, and they're all interesting. Dr. Taylor, one of the main public health professors, is particularly excellent.
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