College Junior 2012-09-21T02:57:02Z
There are all kinds of people on this campus. Just today walking from the Drag back to the theatre building I saw and enjoyed numerous cultures and their, art, music and just the people. Not only are people with differences accepted here, it seems like we seek each other out to further our understanding of other cultures as well as enrich our personal experiences and sensitivity
College Sophomore 2012-09-17T22:08:50Z
Austin is full of things to do and places to go. If the school isn't hosting an event or a club, there are bars and restaurants for all tastes, to say nothing of an active social environment. But, it gives you everything without the feel of a superlarge city, like Atlanta. There's no mistaking Austin for a small town, but you don't feel overwhelmed.
College Junior 2012-09-17T21:52:43Z
There's a lot of different places to choose from that's off-campus, but conveniently close. If you want to venture a little further, there's downtown Austin where there's tons of great food.
College Junior 2012-09-17T21:43:31Z
I honestly do not use the computers very often at UT, because I have a laptop. When I do, I find that the network is very reliable and everything that I need such as printing is available.
College Junior 2012-09-17T21:38:42Z
With over 40,000 students at UT, it is safe to say that there's quite a bit of diversity on campus. There doesn't seem to be any challenges in regard to ethnic/racial diversity, economic background, political beliefs, religion, or sexual orientation because EVERYONE is welcome to express and share their beliefs if they want to.
College Junior 2012-09-16T19:59:26Z
I haven't investigated the gyms much but there is definitely a lot of support for athletics here. Anywhere you go in Texas, even the country, people are sporting the Texas Longhorn burnt orange, and on campus the sentiment is even stronger. Whether it's volleyball, football, or another sport, people turn out in high volumes to support the team.
College Junior 2012-09-16T19:56:02Z
Walking around campus, you're bound to hear students on cell phones speaking different languages. The school recruits students from across the globe, and teachers too. The student organizations on campus reflect this too, as their are plenty of diverse options in religious, ethnic and sexual orientation groups. We don't discriminate in Austin, and we don't ride horses to class either. Welcome to the most liberal part of Texas!
College Junior 2012-09-16T19:54:44Z
UT Austin in known for the football (Hook 'Em, Horns!), but you can't discount the amazing fine arts program and the campus libraries and gym. UT Austin has plenty of opportunities to watch a play, experience art, get an amazing workout/swim, attend concerts, among other things. Austin likes to keep it weird, and UT provides just the atmosphere to do so.
College Junior 2012-09-16T19:52:41Z
You can find anything you want in Austin to eat from good old BBQ to Greek food and your run-of-the-mill chain restaurants. Some places nearby campus accept Bevo Bucks!
College Junior 2012-09-16T19:51:38Z
Buses practically go everywhere, a though it might take an hour to get to a place which would have taken 10 minutes in a car. If you are living on campus, then a car isn't needed at all. The buses are usually on time. Sometimes, they are packed depending on which bus you are trying to take.
College Junior 2012-09-16T19:48:37Z
Many of the dorms on campus are older, but the San Jacinto dorm is the newest and nicest. The Jester dorms look like a prison on the outside, but they have a cafeteria and other food choices inside and are adjacent to one of the best campus libraries and an amazing gym.
College Junior 2012-09-16T19:37:46Z
I'm at UT of Austin as an Alternate Entry MSN. It is a very unique program in that it allows those with a bachelor's in anything else can receive a RN license after the first year of the program to then continue with graduate courses. It is very intense the first year, but there is a wonderful group of staff members dedicated to help you succeed and the resources are amazing, particularly the simulation lab for skills and scenario practicing. These instructors are also out in the community, so they will do all they can to help you find the job you want and need.
College Junior 2012-09-16T19:30:44Z
I attending the University of Texas at Austin as an undergrad and am not attending as a grad student. Though the freshman courses may come as a shock with 500+ students in the Natural Sciences, there are plenty of opportunities to get one-on-one time with professors and teaching assistants during office hours. Now as a nursing student, classes are much smaller and in both cases I noticed that professors genuinely want you to do well - you just have to make sure to ask. Some professors also provide podcasts and other media outlets to help facilitate the learning process.
College Senior 2012-09-12T04:45:56Z
Buses, Buses Everywhere – The University of Texas at Austin has an incredibly convenient bus system. During school hours, I never have to wait more than fifteen minutes for a bus. Even though I live five miles off campus, I can get a bus ride (free of charge) and be at UT in about half an hour. Being a UT student also gets me on any public transportation bus for free - so if I want to travel downtown during the weekend but don't want to bother with parking, I can take a bus and get there in under an hour. The buses run at all times of day and night, and have stops all throughout the city - I never have to walk very far to or from a bus stop.
College Junior 2012-09-10T11:14:00Z
Buses Ftw! Buses are really nice! The "forty acres" are convenient when you don't want to walk all those miles, especially going from Jester to Kinsolving dorm to art building. Also, if you have student I.D. with you, metro buses are free to use if you want to go to Congress or downtown.
There are also rental cars, but I'm not sure how those work.
College Junior 2012-09-10T10:46:51Z
Kinsolving (All Girls) Dorm – It's nice and quite. The walls are thin but from my experience, I never had problems with noise level. Security level is average; you swipe to get into the dormitory areas, but people hold doors open for the next person all the time. And you do need to swipe your card to get into the building after certain hours. The study lounge/ recreational space is in what called "2 and 1/2" floor. It's very nice and clean; has a kitchen, TV, sofas, pool table and ping pong table. The part I like the most is the small rooms that are available on first-come-first-serve basis; you can get an entire study room to yourself. Great to study in b/c it's spacious and quiet. The dorm room itself is clean. I had shared-private bathroom and I liked it better than the public one. My room also seems to be much nicer than ones at Jester West. So if you want a peaceful space, Kinsolving dorm is a great choice.
College Sophomore 2012-09-06T21:04:50Z
Pretty Decent – Most people here on campus have their own computers that they bring from home, but the campus offers computers for those who are unable to afford them and just to 'look good' as a college. The computer labs are available and free to use most of the time.
College Sophomore 2012-09-06T21:02:39Z
Greek life is very evident on campus, many of the students that you see walking around campus are sporting greek-wear.
College Sophomore 2012-09-06T21:00:38Z
Health & Safety:
As Safe as Can Be! The UT Austin campus is as safe as you can get without getting into mundane over protective measures. We ARE in the city, and the campus isn't just some isolated portion of it. Anything in life is dangerous, and dangerous people are always everywhere. However, there has not been a moment on campus where I feel unsafe. UT does a very good job of keeping the environment protected.
College Senior 2012-09-04T02:19:28Z
Much Around the Drag – The bulk of restaurants are on the "Drag" (Guadalupe St). There's also a few places to eat at the Union and SAC which are on campus. It's a good variety. From Greek, pizza, noodles, pasta, sandwiches, fro-yo to Thai, Chinese, Pho, tapioca and tacos. In the beginning of the year there's always coupon books around campus and in the free planners. Most of the coupons are for places around Guadalupe, so it's quite convenient.
College Junior 2012-08-30T22:14:18Z
Not Yet but Planning to – I am planning on an internship potentially this summer or next. I have done internships in high school and have worked with the sales and marketing departments of several major companies in Houston. Hopefully the process of finding and internship will be much easier knowing how and where to look.
College Junior 2012-08-30T21:58:42Z
Good Preparation – I am currently still in Undergrad Studies and the process was identical to the main admission in that there was no special method to getting into the school. Since hindsight is always 20/20 I would have definitely applied to a school within the university for my freshmen year. Internal transfers are not too hard of a process but it is much easier overall if you know what you want to do and get into the school beforehand.
College Junior 2012-08-30T01:53:34Z
Professors Only Care About Research – As a research university. professors are extremely knowledgeable about their subjects and are on the cutting edge of their field. However, this often leaves undergraduate students in the dust. Professors are often required to teach classes-- not because they want to, but because of a stipulation in their contract.
This does not mean that there are not enthusiastic, caring, one-of-a-kind professors at UT, but be warned. It is very advisable to look up professor reviews online before choosing classes.
College Junior 2012-08-24T04:18:44Z
Professors Are Pretty Hard but Worth It – The professors are pretty hard on students but this ultimately helps us in the long run. As a nursing major the workload for some of the science classes was very overwhelming. I would always suggest to start off school taking 12 hrs, see if you can handle that, then move up to 15 hrs. GPA is everything, so you should never put that in jeopardy by trying to overload yourself.
College Junior 2012-08-24T04:12:06Z
Diverse Ish, but Mainly White – Don't get me wrong UT can be diverse but at the same time it is still primarily white students. I will say there are any international students which is nice. As an African American student it is easy to feel overwhelmed or an outsider as the only black person in your class. But really it also depends on your major. UT is pretty diverse, but could always be more.
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