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University of Texas, Austin (UT)

University of Texas, Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, U.S.A., United States
4.38 / 5 based on 228 reviews.
Description:
UT Austin is a major research university that is home to 48,000 students, 2,700 faculty, and 17,000 staff members. From teaching, to research, to public service, the University's activities support its core purpose, to transform lives for the benefit of society through the core values of learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility.


Programmes
Accreditations
95% of students recommend
228 reviews
Housing
4.2/5
All experiences (228)
Student life
4.8/5
5 stars (150)
Academic
4.4/5
4 stars (66)
Languages
4.8/5
3 stars (12)
Expenses
3.6/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.7/5
1 star (0)
I bought a bike in the beginning of the semester and used it ALL the time (I lived very close to campus, though). Read Review
learennert, Austria

228 reviews of University of Texas, Austin

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HOUSING    
by Claudia, Centro de Estudios Universitarios, Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Education, Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? when you live in your own apartment you start seeing things in a different way. A new country and the responsabilities that came with your independency really makes a change in your perspective of life.
Personal comments:
UTB has not count with dorms. It is a little bit difficult to find a place to live if you do not know anyone in the city. Although as soon as you find a place to live you can enjoy the city and the friendly people.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Odd, Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Business Studies, University Agreement
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
6th street has something for everyone and it is almost impossible to mention any one place in particular. We usually met up at the Aquarium and continoued from there. Personally I did one thing wrong: I did not spend enough time exploring the musical venues and the hidden secrets of Austin. Got to know places such as the Elephant room - a lovely jazz place - first in my last two weeks. Try to stear away from the beaten tracks once in a while and you will be amazed about what the town can offer!Austin is wonderful!
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ACADEMIC    
by Odd, Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Business Studies, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Professor Oran Brigham's courses is absolutely highly recommended. A lot of work but it is worth while. I had him in both strategy and entrepreneurship.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Not really. It is just diffenret from how things are done in Europe. Something are better and somethings are not. The exams are sometimes a little less challenging then what I am used to and they come more often.

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by Claudia, Centro de Estudios Universitarios, Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Education, Independent
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
I really improve my English. The academic English level that the courses required make me improve my writing and my verbal English skills. Classmates, friends and the people at the comunity were a great help. Every body were so friendly ... that is an important point when you are trying to communicate in a second language.
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EXPENSES    
by Odd, Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Bank loans
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
I changed my lifestyle somewhat when I came to Austin. Due to the relatively short stay we wanted to get the most out of everything and that comes with a cost. Accomodation however was due to higher average costs.
Nightlife, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Food, Travel, Overall, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
If you rent furniture - locate the Aaron Rents outlet where they have used furniture. Will cut you costs substantially - at least 50%. Also, be careful about what services you ask for fromt the telephone companies. They try to make you think that you need all kinds of expensive services when what you really need is only a line.
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OVERALL    
by Lea, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Economics, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
My personal packing experiences: I took WAY TO MANY books with me (you really find stuff to read at once, if you like reading! - if you ever have the time, anyway.. :-)); but I didn't take bedsheets or towels, which I could have used well. In general, don't take to much (I came with one suitcase and it was enough) and think of the warmth - you really only need one warm jacket and something for the occasional thunderstorms with rain (if you should ever choose to go out during one of these extraordinary phenomenons..), the rest of the time you will wear light clothing.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Austin is a very liberal city, with a lot of students and fun people, who do their best to "keep Austin weird" (as it says on many t-shirts!). In addition, the courses I took were of very high quality and really interesting. If that sounds appealing to you, then go for it!



FINAL COMMENTS

I bought a bike in the beginning of the semester and used it ALL the time (I lived very close to campus, though).
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