College Junior 2012-03-01T22:04:12Z
The athletic centers, which include three to my knowledge, are absolutely beautiful! You have everything that you need in these gyms conveniently spread out around campus, along with an extremely helpful staff. A daily notice is usually sent out to students via e-mail letting them know what campus activities are going on the next day so you can plan accordingly. There is always something going on everyday, ranging from regular sport club activities like judo or table tennis to random guest speakers on, for example, the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The campus is quiet large and at first it is a lot for any one person to take in, but after a week or two of walking around and getting to know where your classes are, the campus tends to feel not as large and more like a comfortable society within itself.
College Senior 2012-03-01T20:28:43Z
UT-Austin is a very diverse campus. I have met a handful of Foreign students, and I love it. You also learn about different cultures just by walking around campus and hearing about the different celebrations going on. I honestly do not see one dominate culture. we are all different, we all have our culture and UT accepts it!
College Senior 2012-03-01T20:25:13Z
Guys & Girls:
You can notice who is here because their parents sent them, who is working for a better future and those who got lost in the mix after graduation and followed the crowd into College. Overall everyone looks dedicated, determined and self-driven.
College Senior 2012-03-01T20:21:20Z
Student Life – Compared to other campuses in Austin, UT has the best student living by far. Everything is catered for our needs, local businesses expect our presence. Austin is a great city and feels like a college campus all around.
College Junior 2012-03-01T15:46:10Z
I had an internship before I attended the University of Texas at Dell Children's Hospital. I wasn't paid during that time, I was merely shadowing doctors and nurses. I have been keeping an eye out for them even though I don't plan on getting an internship this semester, and there are many opportunities that the university provides. The internships seem very promising and enjoyable, so I am thinking about getting an internship next semester.
College Junior 2012-03-01T15:36:08Z
I am not one who is into sports, so this is not my best subject to discuss. I have noticed that there is a lot of school spirit. Whenever the football team wins a game, it is expected that the clock tower will be lighted orange at night to support our winning. Athletes get to pick their classes first, which I personally find unfair.
College Senior 2012-03-01T07:18:56Z
I receive financial aid and have been pleased with it. It normally comes on time and is reliable.
College Senior 2012-03-01T07:14:23Z
If you are looking for diversity then The University of Texas is the place for you! Every economic background, race religion, sexual orientation and political background is accepted. You are guaranteed to find tons of people that have your "difference" in common with you.
College Junior 2012-03-01T04:32:34Z
Nowadays it would seem everyone has a laptop. There are places on campus to rent them or use a computer lab. However I have yet to meet someone who didn't bring their own computer to college. The network here is reliable and fast. You can print on campus but mostly in small increments, i would recommend bringing your own printer.
College Junior 2012-03-01T04:29:22Z
Greek life is relatively important at UT almost all parties are through Greek life and while there are many campus organizations almost everyone participates in Greek life and tries to be apart of it. It affects the social atmosphere on campus in that if you are lucky enough to get a bid there is a sort of dress code on campus, all sorority girls were the same thing and you can easily pick out the frat guys. There are many houses near by campus and most are very nice. Non-Greek girls are refereed to in a derogatory way as "GDI's" (G-d Damn Independents.)
College Senior 2012-02-28T19:59:09Z
NEVER KNOW – You never know if it's going to be hot or cold here. It's typical Texas weather. One day will be extremely hot and the next will be extremely cold. I always have a sweater or umbrella with me, just in case. I usually always dress wrong for the days. (shorts when it's cold, sweats when it's hot)
College Senior 2012-02-28T19:56:34Z
the SAC is a great place to find food, talk with friends in between classes, relax or to study. The comfortable setting and furniture makes it a great place to just go to when you need a breather. I go here a lot to eat food and to catch up with friends when there is a break in between class. It's also very conveniently placed near my classes.
College Junior 2012-02-27T05:38:58Z
Places to Eat – The places off-campus are pretty expensive, but there are coupons to the chain restaurants. There's a lot of variety, but it's not a good idea to eat out a lot if you're a college student on a budget.
College Junior 2012-02-27T04:07:17Z
Guys & Girls:
There are a lot of good looking girls who attend the university, but I wish I could saw the same for the guys. The typical attire for girls is an over-sized T-shirt, Nike shorts, and Nike tennis shoes. Austin is a very social city, so it only makes sense that the university, which is located in the middle of Austin, would be a very social place as well.
College Junior 2012-02-27T03:53:54Z
Health & Safety:
There are always people riding in the go carts to keep an eye out for any problems that might occur on the streets of the campus. There are not any security guards around at night though. Everywhere around campus there are bright yellow Help Centers that are easily accessible by students walking around campus. I don't worry about my safety while walking around campus.
College Junior 2012-02-27T03:40:51Z
Life as a College Student Living in Austin – Austin's motto is "Keep Austin Weird" because everything from across the spectrum is not only accepted, but encouraged. By promoting new and diverse people, Austin is brimming with innovative ideas that nurture the young minds of the college students. Students at the University of Texas are able to study hard as well as take a break and enjoy a good time with friends at the Drag, which is the name of the street across campus, with a variety of entertainment every day.
College Sophomore 2012-02-27T01:14:37Z
The weather is pretty average. It's not too hot or to cold (but of course, that all depends where you grew up).
College Sophomore 2012-02-27T01:08:57Z
San Jacinto Dorms for Freshman Year – You will have to pay an extra $250 per semester, but these are definitely the best. They're cozy, and the best part, you don't have to use a community bathroom. I recommend getting San Jacinto because it is worth the investment.
College Sophomore 2012-02-27T01:06:02Z
Wireless Access Dependent on Your Tier – The wireless access speed is excellent, but sometimes you have to upgrade your tier. If you are planning on downloading a vast amount of information, be ready to pay the price.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-26T23:49:59Z
Professors Vs. Tas (Upper Division Vs. Lower) – In general, since UT is so large, the lower-division classes are taught by Teaching Assistants, and not actual professors. This can make classes extremely uninteresting and devoid of in-depth information for those just starting off in college and really detracts from the learning experience. Once you reach the upper-division classes however, all of this is gone for they are much smaller and taught by professors who are interested in their subjects as well as their students. So, I would give UT a C- for lower-division classes and an A+ for upper-division, leveling out to a B
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-26T23:26:46Z
On my orientation morning, there was a heavy rain. We had to walk through the rain from one building to another, and the campus area is so huge that we all got drenched. Since I started with spring semester, I haven't really experienced any other problems besides the chilly wind. I have been there sometimes during summer, and I know that I am going to have some hard time dealing with the scorching sun.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-26T23:18:06Z
I love going to Chipotle for a brief meal, or a breakfast. The food there are healthy, and taste good at the same time. The only thing I don't like about that place is the crowd. I wish the space was larger, and could accomodate more students during busy hours.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-26T23:15:04Z
The Convenience of UT Libraries – UT libraries have been like second homes to me. I can go there at anytime, and get peaceful atmosphere to study alone, or do a group study with my friends. The facility of group study rooms, the immense availability of books and research materials help me a great deal. I can borrow as many books as I want, and keep it as per my need. If I don't get a book at PCL, I can always go to RLM library, and get a reference book for a day. The options are large, and for a studious student, the environment makes it even more study favorable. Also, the java city right beside the PCL makes it easier to find caffeine, and stay alert for longer.
College Junior 2012-02-26T22:32:06Z
Buses Are Only Good Option – Bringing and using your car here is impossible unless you have 750 dollars to throw away on sketchy garage parking.
College Junior 2012-02-26T09:25:54Z
Depends on Your College – I'm in the College of Liberal Arts, so it's easy to get in, if you BARELY made it to UT, you will be places in the School of Undergraduate Studies, COLA, and the College of Natural Sciences are the easiest to get into, while Engineering and Business are the hardest.
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