Impressions Of
University of Texas at Austin

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Reasons to attend and to not attend University of Texas at Austin

To Attend

  • “It’s in Austin, TX. You’re by the capital if you want to get into politics or law. Austin is also the most liberal part of Texas, which is a good thing if you’re liberal.”
  • “There are hundreds of organizations so you’ll find the niche where you fit it.”
  • “For a public university, it’s one of the best ones out there. You’re going to get the most out of your academic endeavors if you come to UT. They will push you and help you become the best student.” [University of Texas was ranked as the #12 U.S. public college in 2018.]
  • “It’s a public school so it’s cheaper if you’re in-state. It’s the most bang for your buck school in Texas.”
  • “It’s a world-class university. We’re highly ranked in a lot of areas. Everyone knows it and if you have a job in Texas one of your coworkers will probably be a UT graduate.”
  • “If you take advantage of your opportunities, you can make it anything and everything you want it to be.”

To Not Attend

  • “You can very easily get lost in the numbers if you don’t take advantage of the opportunities. I’ve been in classes with 500 students and made it a point to make sure the professors knew my name so that I wouldn’t be just one of five hundred students.”
  • “The city can feel very big. You feel like there are lots of things in the community that you can’t touch in your four years, so if you are someone who wants to know what you’ll get out of the four years or every day, then Austin isn’t the place for you. It’s consistently changing and is a constant flow of different personalities. It’s similar to New York but doesn’t stay up all night like New York does.”
  • “I know a lot of people are intimidated by the size. You have to force yourself to get out there and be brave to get involved with things and meet people.”
  • “If you don’t like having big classrooms.” [33% of classes have 40 or more students in them, and 28% of classes have between 10-19 students.]
  • “University of Texas doesn’t nurture its students like other colleges do. They expect you to come in already nurtured. If you need some extra help, it might not be the place for you. There are people who have to drop out because of that.” [In 2018, the four-year graduation rate was about 70%.]
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February 2, 2023

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