Recent Alumnus 2011-07-18T22:59:41Z
The Drag – If you want to eat off of campus take a quick walk to Guadalupe St. In Austin we call it "The Drag," and you can find great local (or at least very small chains) with excellent food, many with organic/healthy options. Most are with "Bevo Bucks," a program at UT where you load your student ID with money then get discounts for using that money. If you have $10, you'll eat (or drink) fabulously.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-15T17:40:20Z
Buses Are Everywhere and Free for Students – Buses are the main source of transportation, other than bikes for UT students. UT offers all student free bus transportation anywhere in the city. It is essential part of transportation for most students.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-15T17:37:53Z
Greeks Are a Big Part of Campus – Greek life is big and many join, but it does not dominate as many do not join. There is a large number number (50,000) students who attend UT and so there is a lot of diversity on campus. No students are judged and not accepted if they are not apart of Greek life.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-15T17:21:59Z
A Little Lacking Support Towards the Economic Program – I am in the Liberal Arts College at the University of Texas and I am an Economic major. The Liberal Arts Department has had severe financial cuts in the recent years. The Economic Department especially has suffered because of it. They have removed several classes and teachers, and thus the program has thrived in the past years, at least in my opinion. The quality of the teachers and classes has not changed, but the classes are limited due to the small number of classes offered. I think that the school should pay more attention to the Economic Department, particularly because it is has been and is exponentially becoming a very vital and important part of our society and culture.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-11T16:21:59Z
UT Strictness – UT is not extremely strict but if you mess up, you could suffer huge consequences.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-11T16:19:37Z
UT has a great Advertising program and all around great programs within the Communications School. There are a lot of good professors who have had significant experience doing what you are studying to do. The course load is tough but worth it knowing that you're graduating from a highly rated school.
College Junior 2011-07-06T01:02:59Z
It Depends on Who You Hang Out With – Drugs and alcohol all depend on who who hang out with.
College Junior 2011-07-06T01:00:30Z
Generally, the rooms are small. The best options, bigger rooms, and nicer facilities come with higher cost. The halls are pretty clean for the most part. The location of the dorm doesn't really matter since walking cross campus only takes 10 minutes and there are always shuttles. The food option is great, much better than what I can make. The community isn't like the ones at small libral art colleges, but you can always make friends in other places.
College Junior 2011-07-06T00:54:04Z
Help Is Available If Asked – Due to the amount of students in the science undergrad program, the lower division classes are pretty big, many with more than 300 students. Most of the lower division classes have average work load, and the curriculum is decent. The upper division classes have fewer students per class session. There are many opportunities for research positions or other positions for students, but you have to look for it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-05T17:25:00Z
Well... It's Austin – I actually didn't know too much about the Austin scene until I attended the university, but boy was I missing out! There are so many different communities in the area that mix and match with each other, and rarely a week goes by without something unique happening in town. As a film major nothing beats the Alamo Drafthouse and the Austin Film Society, and that is just the tip of the film iceberg.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-05T17:22:53Z
It's a Small World – One thing I really enjoy about the University of Texas at Austin is the fact that, while there are over 50,000 students attending the university, the school feels mostly connected. I see friends from various majors all the time just walking to class. It is easy to get lost in such a big sea of students but I've never felt disconnected.
College Senior 2011-07-01T07:01:21Z
Night Owl's Dream – With one of the liveliest bar scenes in the country, Austin's legendary Sixth Street creates a party atmosphere for students over 21 while maintaining fun options for those underage. The public transportation has worked with the campus to run a number of routes that run through student housing and provide a safe ride for patrons.
College Senior 2011-07-01T06:42:54Z
Top of the Line – The dining halls on campus are fantastic! The University of Texas truly makes an effort to have a variety of options for every student. From buffet lines, different food types, vegetarian options and national and local chain restaurants, there is no shortage of places to eat! The meal plan comes automatically to those who live on campus, but to students who don't, you really get the quality and amount of food that you pay for. The dining halls also make an effort to create unique events every week to shake up the food routine.
College Senior 2011-07-01T06:27:33Z
An Opportunity of a Lifetime – At the University of Texas, being a student of the school of journalism is a prestigious opportunity to learn from talented, award-winning professionals of the field. My instructors have invested greatly in bringing guest speakers to lectures to discuss the future of journalism and how each student can get their feet in the door. Each of my professors are highly knowledgable and have increased my appreciation for the profession.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-29T19:46:35Z
As long as you fill out the FAFSA ON TIME!! then you should be fine. If you come from a low income family, you will more than likely get plenty of money to pay for school. If you need more money, do not be afraid to visit the office and ask for more. They will find a way to give you more money! Also, if you do end up running across a problem, visit their office! Once you are in their face, they get things done immediately.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-29T19:39:38Z
Not So Great – If you have a parking pass, which are pretty expensive ($100+) then you may can get a good parking space if your classes are early in the morning. If your schedule starts after 10am, you'll be lucky to get a good spot (one that isn't across the highway). On game days, forget about it!! There are several other strict rules also, it's just pretty much a nighmare overall.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-29T19:32:01Z
Best Campus Around – I came to the University of Texas because of the diversity the campus offers. No matter what kind of personality you have, there will be someone around that is just like you. There is plenty of school spirit around. The campus is huge and most of the classes are as well, but those that need to be small (such as discussion classes) are just that... small! Professors are top of the line because as our motto says "What Starts Here Changes the World!"
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-29T17:38:57Z
The process is tedious but worth it. All should get as early of a start as possible.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-29T17:33:40Z
I like the diverse field and hands on/person to person interaction that comes with corporate comm.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-29T17:32:56Z
Diversity is very accepted here. Everyone is tolerant of another and are encouraged to do so by the staff.
College Senior 2011-06-28T20:49:54Z
Guys & Girls:
Guys Are Just OKAY – I've met some guys in class that are very friendly. There's tons of cute guys at the gym. But overall, it seems like a lot of the guys think there too good for the average girls (even if they're average their selves). Especially frat guys.
College Senior 2011-06-28T20:44:09Z
I think there needs to be updated computers. However, they are reliable except during testing time, it would be nice if color printing was cheaper also.
College Senior 2011-06-28T18:31:29Z
Greek life at UT is very big and most students are associated in it some way or another.
College Senior 2011-06-28T18:29:45Z
Off campus housing in Austin is usually very nice. the only downside are the high prices.
College Senior 2011-06-28T18:29:06Z
Mccombs Student Services – The advisers really know how to help each student individually. They offer plenty of tips on how to truly enhance each student's learning experience.
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