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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)
Visit Big Ben, San Francisco, New York and New Olreans. Forget the other bid cities in Texas they are boring. Read Review
Blonghorn, Austria

University of Texas, Austin review by Blonghorn

Review by Blonghorn, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, University Agreement
HOUSING    
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: On campus
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? As you have no car you don't have any other choice in the US
Personal comments:
The accommodations are extremely expensive compared to Austria.
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STUDENT LIFE    
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: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
6th street although highly recommended by former exchange students was very disappointing. I would suggest to go on Fraternity parties on West Campus. At the beginning of the semester as they want to reruit new members they are free even for male students. During the semster they are closed for male students if they are not a member of the fraternity but they are all the time open and free for girls.
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ACADEMIC       3.0 / 5
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:
Read the course description carefully and register for some Economic classes they are outstanding and very interesting.



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:
For domestic students International students are a real threat as we increase the average grades that's why it's very difficult to get to know them better. I think the American grading system should be changed.

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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:
English is English
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EXPENSES    
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:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Government assistance
scholarship from my home university
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Food is pretty cheap, housing is very very expensive. i travelled a lot.
Travel, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Food, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Search for dorms very carefully there are so many opportunities to live on West Campus. Don't choose any dorm of the organsiation SHHI.
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OVERALL    
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...
nothing I was fully prepared
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
I didn't like the courses I had to take at the Business School. My academic advisor didn't allow me to registar for graduate courses. However I did two economic classes and they were great



FINAL COMMENTS

Visit Big Ben, San Francisco, New York and New Olreans. Forget the other bid cities in Texas they are boring.
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