The University of Texas at Austin Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (34)
I had a really bad experience in the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program at The University of Texas at Austin. I would advise any people who are considering going into a Grad Program in this area to use extreme caution before going to UT. Unless you are the best of the best, they will probably admit you but you are likely to have a really bad time there.
UT was a mix of a great city with plenty of different kinds of people, a great school with plenty of interesting classes to choose from, and a great network of post-grads.
Great environment for college students. Classes are right in the middle in regards to difficulty. The amount you put in will be what you get.
UT was great. It's so big but you can always find smaller interest/study groups to be a part of so you don't feel so small on such a large campus.
My program was fantastic. The people in UTeach, who oversee secondary education for math and science teachers, were able to work with scheudle as a junior when I first joined their program and I still wanted to graduate on time. They were able to help me schedule my classes in order so I could finish on time. I got plenty of first hand experience in the classroom - all but two of the UTeach classes I took required us to write lesson plans using what we had learned for various classes. We then presented them to a group of actual students and got feedback from our professors and the teachers who were kind enough to us experiment with different formats and ways of presenting information. I felt extremely prepared for my first year in classroom, and while it was a struggle, I had the confidence to stick with it and know where to improve and how to ask for help.
UT was equal parts fun and immensely educational. It felt really daunting and overwhelming at first, but as someone told me my first year, it becomes small and intimate. As an alumnus, I have connected with other alums all over the world. The display of that longhorn logo is an instant conversation starter, and immediately initiates a sense of commradery with someone who, in all other ways, would have been a complete stranger.
I feel that my undergraduate program at the University of Texas at Austin was challenging and helped me to become a more competitive person who learned to self-advocate and become more focused on my goals. At that time, there were about 60,000 students enrolled at my alma mater, which meant that learning to survive and thrive there meant developing competitive skills which made one stand out in a very large crowd while becoming adept at navigating a large bureaucratic system. i made many lifelong friends there and developed some close relationships with my upper division professors, despite the school's large size. After surviving many "weed-out" classes and developing new interests that had not occurred to me prior to attending UT, I felt ready to take on the challenges of grad school and the working world. UT helped me to develop the fighting spirit, determination and perseverance that has sustained me to this day.
The campus is beautiful and Austin is one of the best cities in the country. Great food, live music, so many outdoor activities. The school is large, but feels very intimate. I wouldn't have changed my experience for anything.
UT Austin is an amazing school, both academically and because Austin is a great place to live and spend your college years. UT is one of the most prestigious schools in Texas, and because it's public it is an excellent deal financially, particularly for Texas residents. It has a large, vibrant student body with countless opportunities to get involved and meet people while you get your degree. I would highly recommend UT!
Great campus. Fun atmosphere. Lots of events at the school and around the city. Everything was very close together and easily accessible; school has lots of facilities to help students get around.