98% of students
There is a lot of support available to first-generation students and students of color/underrepresented. There are a lot of social organizations to be in . There are lots of study places to go to and places to eat outside of campus that are close enough to walk to. The McCombs School of Business has a great program and so far I have met wonderful impactful people in the business world from big companies just in my first year here at UT.
Appointments with a counselor are free for the first 2 appointments and then you have to start paying and some students can't afford to pay for counseling.
When going into this University, I immediately felt like I belonged in this place, especially when there is a place/org for everyone. The classes are challenging (but that is the reason I went) but the opportunities they offer is amazing and all the experience I am getting is really worth it.
The one aspect that could improve is the in-campus life more specifically the dorms and dining halls. The dorms could definitely use an upgrade since many have been there for decades, and I think they can also improve the quality of the food or at least variety.
There is so much that UT Austin has to offer. Whether it be Greek Life, Academia, Fine Arts, or even Event Planning, there is bound to be something you enjoy here on campus. There is a perfect "work-life balance" if you will. Students here at UT know just when to have fun and when to buckle down and really focus on school tasks. I am very glad I ended up here at UT. What starts here, changes the world!
Be prepared to see A LOT of people every day. I came from a relatively small high school in comparison to how big UT is. I would definitely say that has been the biggest thing I have had to get used to.
The University of Texas at Austin is a great place to pursue your degree. I believe it is worthy to attend since it can open so many doors in the future.
I do not like how expensive dorms are.
I have enjoyed living in Austin, and the campus is always alive. There are over 1000+ orgs on campus, so there is truly something for everyone. There are so many different types of people and UT is truly a diverse school. As someone who identifies as a minority, it was nice to be surrounded by tons of different types of people, many different religions and belief systems, and people with different passions and interests. We have greek life on campus, but it does not dominate the social culture, and you can go to greek parties without having to be in a sorority or frat. Everyone who goes here is extremely smart, so classes can be competitive and intense sometimes. UT Austin is an incredible school where I felt like I had the opportunity to experience the classic college experience, and also expose myself to tons of different things I did not expect.
UT Austin is no joke academically. Professors do not care if you pass their class or not, it is fully up to you to make sure you are successful in your classes. I have been in many classes with 500+ students that are taught in large auditoriums or through live lecture videos. Either way, it is difficult to build relationships with professors, and hard to ask questions in class. Also, most grading is done by TAs, so going to TA hours will be helpful.
I liked that the professors were helpful and available to discuss class-related issues in a very convenient and flexible manner.
The freshman dorms are underwhelming at first, but my experience was better than many of my peers at other schools.