College Junior 2011-09-15T02:45:08Z
Too Much to Do, Too Little Time. From 1st street to 40th street, there are things for everybody.
College Senior 2011-09-14T04:54:53Z
Guys & Girls:
Aren't We in Austin? I go to school in the most "liberal" city in Texas, yet I don't feel the self-expression vibe going on. Kids around here tend to dress the same (nike shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, etc.) I've always been that "girl that dresses weird." But I'm not feelin' the love at UT. Everyone wants to conform to a certain image here.
Besides that, people are friendly, but shy. Maybe we are all just looking to spread our wings...
College Senior 2011-09-14T04:50:42Z
The dining halls are easy to settle for, though it gets repetitive. We have many fast food options, but that gets a little tiresome too. I wish there were more healthy, fresh options on campus. My meal plan which is available through my ID card makes payment very convenient.
College Senior 2011-09-06T18:30:03Z
Off-Dining at UT Austin – Though the dining services at UT at Austin are not the greatest, the off-campus dining options are. Guadalupe street, or "the Drag", has so many options, and since most of them are so close to campus, almost all will accept bevo bucks (if you live on-campus you will get $300 of these). All the places are directed towards college students, so they are all unique, cheap, and offer diverse food options. Personally I have fallen in love with Potbelly's since it is so close to my dorm and a frozen yogurt place called Swirl is right next to it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-04T06:27:51Z
Very Diverse – The people on campus are very diverse and I think for the most part everyone is accepted. There are clubs and organizations that are specific to different cultures and races, so people can feel accepted with others just like them.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-04T06:20:54Z
The off-campus dining is quite convenient and not too pricey. There are many places to eat so you can have different options and variety.
College Senior 2011-09-02T19:54:07Z
Awesome Profs – The professors are outstanding they help and lead us. The offer personal and professional experiences that will help us in the future.
College Senior 2011-08-29T22:11:33Z
Whatever Is Your Liking – With 48,000 students here, you have your options. Their are tons of parties at peoples apartments and at fraternities and what not that you could go drink your liver away if you would like. Their is also tons of people who don't enjoy that and do other things for nightlife. You will have plenty of people doing both.
College Senior 2011-08-29T22:06:36Z
You Might Not Need a Computer – This day and age it's just about impossible to function without owning your own computer. However, I honestly feel like you might be able to get by at UT if you didn't have one. Free computers access in libraries scattered all over campus until about 2 or 3 AM and all night during finals. To top that off, you can also check out laptops!
College Senior 2011-08-29T22:04:11Z
Fun Times With People Your Age – Austin is awesome. Great scene where just about everyone is accepted. Traffic is bad and parking is awful but I like to walk anyways. Lots of scenery and lots of fun indoor places as well.
College Sophomore 2011-08-22T21:20:17Z
As a graduate student who's just starting out, I haven't had much time to work with the teachers that much. But from what experience I have had, they're great. The one thing - core classes are huge, so teacher accessibility isn't going to be high. Get to know your TA's - they're your lifeline to the teacher.
College Sophomore 2011-08-22T21:16:39Z
Liveliest Place on Earth – The University campus is right in the heart of North Austin, which places it at the heart of all the action. There's always something happening, both on and off campus, and school hasn't even started yet! When classes start on Wednesday, I expect everything will go nuts! And yet it stays relatively clean, even during the lunch hour. And off campus, it's just as lively - there's food everywhere, and all sorts of shopping. The best part is that the campus isn't the limit of your exploration, even if you don't have a car. If you're a university student, the bus system is absolutely free! You can travel from far north of the campus all the way down to the south of the city if you know which buses to grab.
There's one bad thing - it's always hot. Pack your deodorant, and consider investing in a reusable water bottle!
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-16T21:02:41Z
Computer Science – a lot of homework, but worthy;
the department has a pretty strong interaction with IT corporations
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-16T20:40:54Z
Math/Computer Science – math: average workload, maybe not so much activities as other majors
computer science: pretty high workload, supported by a couple of facilities; research are focused more on theory than application; pretty much interns oppotunities
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-16T20:35:46Z
Heaven of Sports and Recreation – students and residences are crazy about sports
a lot of concerts and performances will be held in the event center and other places in or around campus
College Sophomore 2011-08-15T19:01:15Z
UT: a Beautiful Second Home – I loved UT! It was a rough transition for me to go to such a large university, but I met so many incredible people and had a great experience. I think your experience depends on your major- I was lucky enough to be in such a small department that the professors really knew who I was. I tested out of a lot of the basics, but the large lecture classes I had to take were very impersonal and could be a turn-off. I would take advantage of AP credits, placement exams, and community college classes to cover the general requirements so you can dive right in to classes you're really interested in. Regarding extra-curriculars and the social life, there really is something for everyone either on campus or in the surrounding city of Austin. I'm so glad I went to UT, because it has provided me with so many amazing opportunities.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-14T17:01:41Z
Low and Getting Lower – My pell grant this year was cut in less than half, thanks to the Republican governor of Texas and a large amount of cuts to education. These cuts hurt not only scholarships and financial aid, but also the quality of professors and class size. The future for UT, financially, does not look promising.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-14T16:55:58Z
Local Options Available – There are quite a few locally based dining options within walking distance of UT. My favorites are Veggie Heaven, with its large selection of vegan dishes and Kerbey Lane Cafe, which uses mostly local and in season ingredients ( and is open 24/7).
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-14T16:54:37Z
Smaller Departments – I'm an American Studies and English major at UT and the smaller department size of AMS has been wonderful. The professors are genuinely interested in student progress and teach their classes with unparalelled skill and enthusiasm.
College Junior 2011-08-11T18:59:43Z
Absolutely LOVE It! By far the best experience of my life! HOOK 'EM HORNS!
College Junior 2011-08-11T18:55:48Z
Best Experience Yet! On campus living is always a lot of fun. It gives you the overall college experience and it is very convenient. A really nice option is a private bathroom for you and your room mate, but if you are not given that luxury, the community bathrooms are just as nice. An advantage to the community bathrooms is that you do not need to keep up with maintenance. The social atmosphere in the dorms is always alive and you will never have to worry about being alone!
College Junior 2011-08-11T18:51:25Z
Lots of Fun! There is never a dull moment at the University of Texas, let alone in the great city of Austin! Whatever your into, whether it's raging frat parties or great outdoor concerts, Austin has got it all! And many of these events take place on or near campus so they are easy to get to.
College Junior 2011-08-11T18:17:42Z
Many but Can Be Slow – There are a whole bunch of computers offered at my school but can be slow and a bit aggravating when you want to hurry and meet a time crunch.
College Junior 2011-08-11T18:16:32Z
Different Opportunities – I'm in the college of natural sciences and I have been given many different chances to expand what i want to learn. There are different programs to join to receive a minor as well as my major. This gives me the opportunity to do something that the school doesn't offer as a major.
College Junior 2011-08-10T17:49:21Z
You can walk, take the bus, or bike it. Whichever way you do it though, it's free (unless you have to buy a bike) which is the best thing to hear as a college student.
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