The University of Texas at Austin (UT)

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 16 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

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Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

UT is a great school for both undergraduate and graduate students. However, its research rich background greatly enhances the graduate experience just because you get to delve into your desired field with experts in the subject. Generally speaking, it is far more experience based and the university pushes you to think about your future rather than contemplate theories. As an undergraduate film major, this was crucial to me and I was thankful that we had such top notch facilities to work with real world studios. This helps you land jobs and internships because you already have real world experience! In addition, anyone can find their niche through the multitude of clubs and various memberships available on campus. In addition UT is full of fun traditions which creates a sense of unity to the huge campus and diverse interests. As a general tip for all prospective students: do well your freshman year because your GPA will be hard to get back up otherwise. Also, take part in the Business Certificate program if you are not in the business school- its a great way to add a little umph to your resume and basic knowledge about business and how it all works.

Academics

Freshmen courses at UT are rigorous and just simply huge. Of course, everything depends on what you study. However, everyone has very similar cores to complete and that includes 50,000 + other students. Therefore, as undergrads, please keep in mind that your professors will have TAs and they will most likely not know your name. You will be in a class of 200 or more and your tests will be mass graded. As such, keep up with your deadlines and speed of the course, you are very much on your own. As you progress through your studies, you will learn that your classes slowly shrink, workload increases, and professors learn your name. If you want that close professor-student relationship, then you have to cultivate it yourself by going to office hours. GO TO OFFICE HOURS! I can not stress that enough- it helps everyone involved. In terms of graduate school, your classes are smaller (40) and you have a huge workload and great professors that are there for you if you want them to be. They tend to learn your names so its a great way to talk to someone whos actually been in the industry and help guide you down the right track and courses. They are great courses that are 100% applicable to your professional life.

College Life

There is no secret that UT has an unbelievable social life. As any student at this university, cushioned in the heart of Austin, Longhorns are able to make the best of any experience. We have more than enough for entertainment as a university and even more so as a city! From live concerts, fund raisers, events, festivals to sports events, tubing, and working for the animal shelter Texas does it big. Anything you join, you will find your niche of people who share the same interests. Austin is weird, and it will have even the oddest space for people with the strangest hobbies! Super big sports fan? No problem, Ut will provide that. Love films? No problem, go to SXSW. Music is your life? Austin is the place to be. Lead a super healthy lifestyle? No worries, just go up at 5am around town lake or visit any of the millions of gyms around campus/Austin. Basically, everyone feels at home here. Go horns!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars

Alumnus - Grad Year 1961

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Nightlife:
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Greek Life:
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Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

The U. of Texas has a very high academic requirement. All students must have graduated in the top 8% of their high school class. Therefore everything is of the highest standard. It is the second wealthiest university in America.

Academics

The professors are world renown. The university also houses the presidential library of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Student life is varied and full of sports, arts, and entertainment from all walks of life.

College Life

The football season brings thousands of alumni and friends to the campus for among the most elaborate and high spirited games any where in the U.S.A. There are Greek social clubs, but equal opportunities for students who choose to find friends and activities through the many other organizations on campus.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2001

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

There's no better environment in which to get an education than in Austin at The University of Texas. It's an affordable but amazing education, with the perfect blend of social events, culture and places for students to work and play.

Academics

It's possible to have large classes and those are typically the required ones for all degrees. However, within every department, especially as you move through your major, you will get very one-on-one treatment and take much smaller classes.

College Life

It's impossible to go to UT without getting involved in something. There's tremendous variety and everyone can find something that suits them. Also, because Austin has grown, there is an amazing amount of stuff to do in town that has nothing to do with the school.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2004

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

The University of Texas @ Austin is a passionate and proud school. That spirit permeates everything that the school does - from academics to extracurricular activities - and is the reason for its success. As an alumni, I am proud of my diverse experiences at the University and highly recommend this school for anyone looking for an extraordinary education.

Academics

The University of Texas @ Austin has a diversified course program, with caring professors with notable accomplishment in their respective fields. The curriculum ranges so you're sure to find something that suits your interests. Class size also varies depending on the coursework. What's consistent is that professors always extend themselves to make sure your needs are being met.

College Life

You won't find a better campus/student life than that at the University of Texas @ Austin. The University draws from the vibrance of its surrounding city, welcoming all types of people and ways of life. On campus, you'll find sanctioned clubs from student government to athletic support groups to special interest groups. Off campus, the city provides a range of pastimes for outdoor enthusiasts, music fans, and club-goers who will appreciate Austin's downtown district. The University of Texas @ Austin is truly at the heart of Texas.


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Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I took a tour of the school and honestly I feel in love the moments I saw it. while taking the tour they showed us all the different building on campus and their history. This college isn't like all the other colleges in my opinion, this school has it's own uniqueness and it's own character. When you step foot on campus you almost just forget you are in the city because all of the buildings and trees are so beautiful

Academics

I was told that the languege program was amazing at this school. My tour director was actually majoring in languege arts. I was more interested in the medical program and I have done some research and if I'm not mistaken they only rank number 14 in Medican. I know it's nothing like the university of Washington which is ranking like number 4 in the country but I actually live in Washington and I'm not quite sure I want to be in an in state college. Number 14 really isn't bad at all in my eyes and the way I look at it maybe if I did go to UT I could possibly improve their medical program in some way. I have also sat in on a class during the tour it was an algebra class I believe. The professor seemed very nice and she tried interacting with class as much as she could even though their were about 100 or more kids in the classroom.

College Life

Now this part of UT is honestly my favorite. The social atmosphere is just heart warming. People are just so welcoming and nice they say hi to you where ever you are and whoever you are. The athletics program is AMAZING. Even if you don't participate in a sport you have an opprotunity to stay fit an the gym which is MASSIVE. I am a tennis player and I was wry interested in tennis and their tennis courts are just amazing. They have 4 basketball courts, 2 volleyball courts, an indoor pool and outdoor pool a indoor track two outdoor tracks, a work out room. They honestly have anything you could ever dream of. As for campus safety they actually have these telephone pole things that you can call 911 and these are placed all around campus. The campus has their own police station and everything. I felt amazing safe their.


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