College Sophomore 2012-01-25T14:29:36Z
Dorms Great for Chicks – There are two private dorms available for girls to live in that are absolutely amazing. (SRD and Hardin). Great facilities, mostly greek/greek hopefuls, meal plan included, gym, lounges, you name it. But I haven't heard of anything even remotely similar for boys. The other off-campus "dorms" are pretty grody. The apartments range from nice to terrible. And there are lots of houses for rent.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-24T17:14:43Z
As in most large colleges classrooms are spread apartment which could affect the amount of time it takes you to get from class to class.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-24T17:13:51Z
If you live on campus or off campus you are able to conveniently ride the bus to drop-off spots located around campus. The bus is free for students!
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-24T17:10:25Z
Computer Labs – The University of Texas has a number of computer labs. Most buildings have at least one included in them. On these computer, which are normally Macs, you are able to print and the internet is highly reliable.
College Senior 2012-01-23T18:46:15Z
I Bleed Orange – I was not a huge football fan coming into college, but have fully embraced my Longhorns. We always seem to do well in volleyball, soccer, basketball, football, and swimming, and on game days, the campus is all clad in burnt orange. Plus, the 100,000 other fans screaming next to you in DKR Stadium certainly helps the atmosphere.
College Senior 2012-01-23T18:42:15Z
Health & Safety:
I Feel Safe – Our police force was praised when we had the shooter on campus last year. The response was quick and the administration did a good job at alerting the students through SMS messages and other various means. I feel comfortable walking back to my dorm at night, which isn't something you can say at other big universities.
College Senior 2012-01-23T17:49:45Z
Unlimited Fun – Whether you are into music, food, the arts, or really anything you can think of, Austin is the place to be. My friends and I have trouble deciding on something to do just because of the many options to choose from!
College Junior 2012-01-20T19:37:22Z
The campus parking police are constantly circling the premises looking for excuses to ticket students and visitors so you have to be careful. If you plan on purchasing a parking pass it can be somewhat expensive (~$750-1000 per year)
College Junior 2012-01-20T19:35:47Z
It doesn't matter whether or not you particpate in the Greek system. If that's what you want there are plenty of available frat and sorority options. If you don't want to associate you can still be just as active in the social scene
College Junior 2012-01-20T19:32:18Z
Lots of Opportunities – Like I mentioned above, there is a plethora of available opportunities at the University of Texas at Austin. The sheer size provides something to satisfy any of your interests, whether academic, social, or cultural. The professors tend to be on top of things, and if you struggle in a class there are plenty of ways to find help. The school offers free drop-in or payed scheduled tutoring. The undergraduate writing center is great; you can come in for help multiple times on any paper.
College Junior 2012-01-19T00:19:37Z
The facilities are extremely nice and easy for all to access. I do wish that the gym was larger in order to have a larger capacity for students. The weight room and the basketball courts tend to get crowded.
College Junior 2012-01-19T00:17:19Z
The network speed and reliability are great. I have experienced no problems at all. I would recommend having a laptop just for your own personal convenience, not because there aren't sufficient resources at the university.
College Junior 2012-01-19T00:15:40Z
The university of Texas is a great school, and as far as the degree plan I have chosen I am extremely satisfied with my education thus far. I have no complaints. The workload is a bit heavy, but being a science major I expected that. The faculty do a great job at making the students feel like they are valuable and that they care about our learning. Some might think that it's scary because the Universisty is a big place, however I have found that I don't get lost in the crowd despite the size.
College Senior 2012-01-18T19:52:59Z
Health & Safety:
Safety First – I feel safe enough when I walk around campus. I'm a new student and sometimes I have to roam around looking for buildings and certain places near the campus and I dont feel like my life is threatened. It's a big change up from where I'm from and I can actually say I dont fear for my life. You may not see the cops but trust me they're there.
College Senior 2012-01-15T22:13:48Z
As a Psychology major and business minor, I am extremely happy with the program offered at UT. My career goal is to become an I&O Psychologist and the academic course range/variety open to me has been a strength in the program. Although I am an international student, I have no concerns about finding a job be it here in the US, my home country or most locations around the world. However, I am concerned about the idea of obtaining a MA and Phd in order to be a qualified I&O Psychologist - a program that UT does not offer at graduate or doctoral level.
College Senior 2012-01-15T22:07:03Z
People are of the belief that nightlife is mostly for students older than 21, however, there are many options for students younger than 21. There are many bars and clubs on 6th street and in and around Austin that college students can attend; Austin is known as the live music capital of the world and there's always some kind of performance/concert scheduled; Austin is also known as a party school and you are guaranteed to find the right party scene if you are involved in different organizations on campus or off campus. Austin has a very extensive public transit system, however, the hours of operation end shortly after midnight so for students going out looking to consume alcohol, having a designated driver or making arrangements for cab fares is necessary.
College Senior 2012-01-15T22:01:00Z
The computer labs at UT are usually crowded at peak hours (during exams, midday etc), however, students have access to so many computers it's very rare not to find an open computer. The high speed wireless network is very reliable and extends throughout the UT campus and immediate surrounding areas. The printing is very affordable, however, access to printing during peak hours can be limited.
Students can get by without a personal computer or printer, however, with the demanding workload throughout the semester, it is highly recommended that students have a personal computer and/or printer.
College Senior 2012-01-15T00:26:44Z
Just Don't. Parking is a nightmare. There are no spots and it costs way too much. There are plenty of garages if you're willing to pay 20 dollars a day or 500 for a permit. I don't even think about parking on campus.
College Senior 2012-01-15T00:25:18Z
Common Sense – Everything's pretty common sense. It's follow the law and you'll be fine. Plagiarism, drinking, drugs. UT wants to keep it's reputation as a good school, so of course it will enforce laws, but that's what laws are for.
College Junior 2012-01-14T17:18:11Z
Internship VS Co-Op – At UT there is many opportunities for internships. However, they are not as good as co-ops. Internships are still good but don't entirely secure a job. I'll be doing a co-op hopefully very soon. They offer more cash, experience, and opportunity to travel.
College Junior 2012-01-14T16:19:40Z
It's Texas weather, nothing like any other place.
It can be freezing cold in the early morning but in the afternoon can be nice and warm. The weather can change drastically or stay in good weather.
College Junior 2012-01-14T16:15:33Z
Something to Always Do – There are tons of things to do at night. Every night there is a party or go down to 6th Street. At 6th Street it is very friendly for any student, but most of the clubs are for 21 and older. There is a couple 18 and over clubs and they are alright to really good. House parties are the best. Really good music, lots of people, lots of eye candy, and always something good going on. The bus system is good as long as you leave at the right time.
The nightlife here is tip top.
College Senior 2012-01-13T18:50:54Z
I'm a Psychology major and business minor. The application process was fairly standard and easy, with the most important criteria being my college grades and GPA, high school grades and GPA and extra curricular involvement. My SAT test scores, admissions essays, career goals and overall fit with UT were also taken into consideration. As long as you have a strong academic and extra curricular background, admission into the university should be fairly easy.
College Senior 2012-01-13T18:43:18Z
Longhorns take great pride in their athletic representation and spirit. The two most popular sports on campus are mens football and basketball in which Longhorns rank fairly highly in the nation. Every day of the week, a selection of students are dressed in burnt orange and white in honor of the Longhorn colors and school spirit and Longhorn games are more often than not sold out or have great fan representation.
College Senior 2012-01-13T18:33:06Z
The best places around campus are good, although they're mostly fast food restaurants such as Wendy's, Taco Bell, Carl's Jnr etc. There are coffee shops and cafes as well so you get the same options over weeks on end, but you get a reasonable choice because there are a number of dining options on and around campus. I live off campus and have not experienced options in the dining hall, however, I would imagine they're like other universities comparable to UT in other categories.
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