The University of Texas at Austin Reviews

3.89 out of 5 stars
(75 Reviews)
87% of 75 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 75 students said they would recommend this school to others
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4.0 out of 5 stars
Marlon Haygood - 12/23/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018
"My time at The University of Texas was the best time of my life. It is a huge school, right in the middle of Austin. My sister didn't want to attend this school as she was scared she would get lost in the shuffle of such a big institution. I understand that worry. There are issues with having a school so large; there is a sense that your advisors don't have enough time for you or a full understanding of your classes, there are some professors who you will hardly see and you'll have to speak with their TAs, etc. However, there are so many resources available that I never for a moment felt I didn't have what I needed to succeed. UT is a great place for research and is more than willing to help you if you have a project you want to pursue. As a bonus, it is in the heart of downtown Austin. This is most definitely a boon ,as Austin is such an amazing and vibrant city."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Kayla Freeman - 12/5/2019
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2013
"UT is a very large school. This may be quite a culture shock to students from small towns, so prepare yourself to be a very tiny fish in a 40 Acre pond. The greatest takeaway I had from my UT experience is that your own learning is ultimately within your hands. Because the institution is so large, each student needed to work to advocate for his or her own learning goals. Although there is little hand-holding at UT, there is immense intellectual and artistic freedom. If you have an idea you'd like to research or an independent study course you'd like to propose, the administration is happy to help your pursue your curiosities. The seminar classes (small, upper division) are incredible. Tons of really bright, experienced professors at UT who are a wealth of knowledge. However, the lecture classes (100+ students, typically first and second year students) are terrible! Who can possible learn well when you are just one out of a hundred anonymous students in a basement auditorium listening to someone talk *at* you instead of *with you. I would advise avoiding as many of these courses as possible."
2.3 out of 5 stars
I will be persecuted if I disclosed it - 12/1/2019
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019
"The university is full of resources, however, the system is so bureaucracy and haste. You have to master paperwork before you master your degree. UT has given me hard time since I arrived to campus. The administration will do anything to make it hard for you. They reevaluated my admission and they kept me on my toes although I am one of the best candidates and I was accepted in much better universities. They also delayed my graduation one semester because I missed a deadline and they were short on evaluators to finish the evaluation application. Teachers are very racist and they would make fun of international students in class. They would assume that you are treated badly in your country and they would treat you the same way. The university is full of assistance centers that would try to handle your anxiety since they know that THEY STRESS YOU OUT MORE THAN THEY SHOULD. You will always receive emails from the mental health center, I wondered why in the beginning but now I know for sure the reason. It is definitely research focused and they care the least about students. Keep away from this university."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Mary - 8/15/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2019
"UT Austin offers a great environment for its students not only academically, but socially as well. The level of education is very high and harder than most other schools in Texas, especially for the sciences. They offer lots of opportunities for research and there are many labs with a variety of research topics that may suit your interest. Socially, UT has a tremendous amount of student organizations and they make it very simple to get involved with. Most students live on or next to campus, so it's very convenient to get to after-school activities or meetings which are held on campus. I would encourage you to get involved with something so that you have a group to hangout/study with. Biochemistry in particular is known to be a very hard major, and a lot of the learning will happen on your own, not necessarily through the teachers. The teachers provide the resources and are always available for questions, but do expect to be studying a lot on your own. Personally, I found the content presented by my teachers to be extremely interesting and they try to make it applicable to daily life. The tests can be very hard, but studying in groups helps a lot (you'll realize you're not the only one that's lost!), but don't let that scare you, it is do-able, and often times generously curved haha. Teachers care and tend to be very understanding of personal circumstance and are very eager to help, so try to go to office hours and develop a relationship with your professor."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Amy Parekh - 8/9/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2018
"If I had the chance to choose again, I would not have picked corporate communications as my major. Go with something more niche and applicable to the real world. Do finance, accounting, computer science, etc. Corporate communications is too vague and looks meaningless on a resume. However, I loved classes and the professors. I learned a lot and thought the material was very interesting, it just was not very applicable to the actual corporate field. Also, people don't mention this enough, but DO INTERNSHIPS. Real work experience is worth so much more than the degree. That is what companies are looking for when they are hiring is your experience. Otherwise, UT was amazing and Austin is the best. Please don't neglect having some fun while you're there. I regret staying on campus and studying all the time. Have some fun! Also, do whatever you can to not move back home after graduating... it's hard but moving back home is worse."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Moriah Creswell - 6/22/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"The McCombs school of Business at the University of Texas at Austin is an amazing program to be a part of. The school is perfectly set up to prepare students for the workforce. Classroom lectures are designed to be relevant to one's future career. There are many networking opportunities that allow students to connect with many top firms for internships and full-time jobs. During your academic career, students are challenged to take an active role in their learning and career development. Students are encouraged to seek more in their academics, careers, and to become problem solvers. Many classes are designed for discussion and to provide a platform to challenge what is taught. The business school produces professionals who are ready to be change agents in our society. For students who are ready to be pushed out of their comfort zone, challenged to be an active leaner, and who are unafraid to break down doors rather than waiting for a door to open, then the McCombs School of Business is the place to be."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Samantha - 6/14/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2018
"The University of Texas at Austin is an incredible university that offers a wide array of programs and sits in a unique location. The campus is far enough from the city that it gives you a college feel while also being close enough that you can easily access many of the unique features and activities Austin has to offer. The campus itself is small enough that it has a very homey feel and you can pass by friends as you walk to and from class, yet big enough that there are many opportunities to meet new people. When you walk around the middle of campus there are typically many different tables set up with different clubs and activities being promoted! The University also has a large Greek life and an incredible athletic department. Sporting events are always fun to go to and discount tickets are offered to students. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to attend a school thats name goes a long way. When interviewers hear you went to The University of Texas they are automatically impressed with your work ethic. The school has a reputation for excellence and rightfully so. The classes are challenging but there are plenty of opportunities to get the help you need to succeed in them. Most of the professors and teaching assistants want to help you learn and offer office hours. On top of this the university has tutors and a writing center where anyone and everyone has the opportunity to receive the help they need."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Syd Landers - 6/12/2019
Degree: Art History
Graduation Year: 2019
"UT Austin is an amazing public ivy and top tier research institution. The amount of resources at my fingertips from the Benson center to the Harry Ransom Center and others was impeccable for pursuing a BA in Art History. I was motivated by all my professors. My only grievance is administrative as the Art History department severely lacked in providing representative global art history courses that were accessible every semester as the course schedule was heavily based in western European art."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Alicia Solis - 3/31/2019
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016
"The UT Austin Civil Engineering is very good about providing its students with resources and opportunities to grow as individuals and as academics. This campus allows you to not only develop yourself as a student but also interact with a booming city in the state of Texas filled with even more opportunities for growth. The department is also equipped with highly achieved professionals in the respective fields."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Stephanie Campbell - 3/22/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2008
"I will never forget the feeling of flying into Austin to start my first semester at the University of Texas. I was eager, excited, nervous, and anxious. As I arrived on campus, I was greeted by several students who assisted me in carrying my bags to my dorm. The students, faculty, and administration ate incredibly helpful and kind. The classes were very educational that I carried with me to this day. Campus itself is beautiful and there are several things to do in and around Austin . Hook 'em Horns!"
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