Recent Alumnus 2010-12-03T18:48:30Z
Check Out the Drag – The Drag, the street that runs parallel to campus is full of different kinds of restaurants. Sushi, subs, pizza, and burritos are just some of the options you have to choose from. Kismet Cafe is one of my favorite places to frequent. It's a Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek Restaurant, serves Gyro, Falafel, Shawarma, Halal Food, Knafeh, Tabouli, and a lot more, and it is pretty decently priced for the amount of food you get.
College Senior 2010-12-02T04:12:21Z
the FAC and the PCL usually get crowded during midterms and finals
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-01T20:47:35Z
The parking permit is not even worth it. I just park at a nearby park & ride and take the shuttle to school.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-01T20:45:06Z
Almost Non-Existent – Greek life is definitely present, but I don't think it really affects the social atmosphere, at least not to me. If you're in you're in, but if not that's okay too. It's not like how frats and sororities are depicted in movies at all here at UT.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-01T20:39:34Z
Life on Campus – The libraries have just about any book you can think of, it's truly amazing. There is almost always something going on in the west mall, lots of fundraisers, and students gathering together. The gyms and recreation centers are awesome. They're in the process of making a new student center that should open in the spring of 2011. The six pack has a beautiful space to lay out on the lawn under the trees that will take anyone's stresses away. It also has a great view of the capitol on one side and the tower on the other. The tower is lit orange on special occasions and it is absolutely stunning!
College Senior 2010-11-30T04:58:40Z
International Relations and Global Studies – This major is fairly new but is gaining popularity among students. In today's global world, we have established a need to learn what "global" really means. This major teaches the various aspects of globalization, such as: geopolitics, economy, culture, religion, language...and puts an emphasis on thinking broad. I would recommend this major to anyone!
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-26T20:43:45Z
School Building – The school building is large, but not very vibrant. The walls are all concrete gray and there is nott much color through out the school.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-18T23:05:22Z
Bus Sytem – I love the shuttle system at UT, the bus drivers are very nice and it's a dependable way to get to, from and around school.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-18T23:02:28Z
Living in Jester – Although everyone made faces when I said I was living in the oldest dorm on campus, I got lucky and was placed in a renovated floor. The Jester center right next to the dorm was very convenient and the dorm in general was always clean.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-18T22:59:39Z
The Drag – Awesome, lots of choices for anyone you're with, price range also for whatever budget you are on. I love it and it's just across the street from campus.
College Senior 2010-11-17T07:36:47Z
Hope You Like Dope – There isn't so much a huge abundance of different types of drugs as there specifically is marijuana. It appears that in Austin people in general are very open minded about it and if you ever find yourself at a place like Zilker Park, people will be very freely smoking. On campus a lot of people do it, and it's a very common thing. Aside from that though, there aren't a ton of drugs many people use.
College Senior 2010-11-17T07:33:41Z
Pretty Sweet – UT is known for its partying. Sixth Street is LEGENDARY and pretty fun even for people who don't drink. It's generally a 21+ up city, so if you can't get in anywhere, West Campus is always guaranteed to have a party going on. If you do go downtown, there's this awesome bus that drives you straight there and back to campus called the E-Bus, so you don't have to worry about cabs or driving drunk. It's really easy to meet people, find a party, or find something to do.
College Senior 2010-11-17T07:29:37Z
Guys & Girls:
Tons of Different People – There are so many different kinds of girls and guys at UT. You'll meet a lot of international students which is pretty cool, and a lot of hipsters, more than you would find otherwise. The people are generally more interesting if you're from a small town because there's so many different people. Partying is a very big deal. If you are uncomfortable with the party setting, you'll still find people to hang around it's just a big part of life. Guys are VERY polite here which is a pretty sweet plus.
College Senior 2010-11-11T18:45:26Z
Rains a Lot – It rains a lot during the winter months and during the summer, it can get up to 120 degrees!
College Senior 2010-11-11T18:36:28Z
Health & Safety:
Fairly Safe – Although The University of Texas at Austin is relatively safe during the day, it's not safe to walk around campus during the night. The university is right in the middle of downtown Austin, so there are a lot of weirdos walking around. (Keep Austin weird)! Also, there recently was a shooting near the tower, but that's not a usual occurance. Austin is a great place to party!
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-02T02:31:17Z
Sports on Fire – Varsity sports at UT Austin are huge. The support and passion that students and fans have towards the sports and the athletes is truly amazing and sometimes overwhelming. The athletes are taken care of by the whole city, not just the school. Varsity sports bring unity to Austin, Texas. The school and its facilitators are amazing in providing support for the teams and the students.
College Senior 2010-11-01T15:30:48Z
I don't even own a car and I don't think UT has enough parking for the amount of people it allows on campus. The Football games are a mess just like everything else. Even those that live on campus supposedly have benefits, but it is way to expensive to even get those.
College Senior 2010-11-01T15:29:34Z
I'd have to say it's pretty awesome. Most are free to do whatever they want and to express themselves any way they wish. Even though living in the dorms and the RAs aren't that strict, I understand that they understand we're adults and are allowed to act as we please. For the campus overall, it seems that littering and even other little, petty crimes.
College Senior 2010-11-01T15:24:56Z
Honestly, I don't know much about off-campus housing. From what most of my friends tell me that live off-campus, is that that they pay less than those of us who live on campus, but they don't have any benefits, so that's a downfall. For me though, it would be much of an inconvenience because of my budget and I don't have a car to get places. I take the bus for most places, but I'd rather live on campus and be able to walk to my classes with no problems.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-01T06:01:25Z
It totally depends on the day and the prices are outrageous.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-01T01:49:57Z
Great Research Opportunities – UT has some of the best staff and even though its a big school, there are ways to find a niche or pursue your interests.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-01T01:47:51Z
UT is one of the most diverse schools. There are all kinds of ethnicities as well as social and religious affiliations here. Its a place for everyone.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-01T01:45:48Z
They are good and reliable. Always available for use.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-29T08:20:50Z
It's funny because although the weather station tells us one thing it's actually the opposite. There may be days when it rains and I have to run completely across campus with no umbrella.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-29T08:16:50Z
There are plenty of shuttle buses on campus to get you around. Also, there are city buses that constantly run so if you live off campus it makes life that much easier.
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