The University of Texas at Austin Reviews
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Large and diverse, the University of Texas at Austin has a lot to offer academically and socially. There is something for everyone. Classes are rigorous but the faculty is supportive. If a large-campus experience is what you want, this university is a great choice.
The instruction was excellent. The professors I encountered were inspirational and genuinely cared about the success of their students. My time at the University of Texas was transformative and set me on a new career path that I had not previously considered.
Being a part of such a large campus can seem daunting, but the great thing about UT is that it has so many organizations to make students feel like a part of a tighter community. UT is challenging in such a way that it prepares individuals for a smooth transition into the working world. The educational environment teaches students how to plan, organize, and set and surpass goals for themselves. Not only that, but students also have the dedication and work ethic to overcome any challenges that the workplace throws at them. I know that I felt extremely prepared after graduating last year (2016). All of that being said, my favorite thing about The University of Texas is the fact that the professors truly care about your success as not only a student but as a contributing member of society. They truly make an effort to connect with you as an individual and offer to go out of their way to ensure a stable and productive school environment for each student. I truly feel that the professors are on your side pushing you to become the best version of yourself that you can be.
The studio arts program at UT is a bit stuck in a weird place. Its looking to stay in the conceptual and the past, yet doesn't provide an adequate framework for students to become practicing artists. There is no community, no shows, no workshops for professional artists- and the degree is so rigid that you'll find yourself flailing in lots of different subjects instead of improving in one. The only people I see really enjoying their time here are those that like painting and printmaking, and are not paying for it. For everyone else, please find a more prestigious school to practice conceptual art- and if you are into industry art this is most definitely not the place for you.
The University of Texas at Austin has excellent Biology curriculums. I would highly recommend their Neurobiology degree plan to students preparing to pursue an MD or a PhD program in the neuroscience. I would NOT recommend this degree plan to students looking to find a career straight out of their undergraduate career since there is close to no jobs for a Bachelor's in Neurobiology (in this case I would suggest pursuing the field of Microbiology instead). As an aspiring healthcare professional, the courses I took at UT Austin were challenging yet valuable because of the passionate professors eager to ensure their students' success in their class. The only trouble I faced was the large student body population that made safety of the campus weak (i.e. recent assault/murder of Haruka Weiser) as well as the usefulness of their career advisors since they do not have the time to really get to know each student and tailor their advices to fit the students's own interests.
The University of Texas is a wonderful school for students willing to take the initiative to achieve success. There are unlimited opportunities available, but only if students actively pursue these. Success here is earned by individuals, not handed out upon enrollment. Expect rigorous classes with knowledgeable professors who are willing to act as mentors if students initiate a relationship.
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.
During my time at UT Austin, I felt that I gained greater insight into the world. My professors came from all different backgrounds and countries but all had the same passion for learning. While I was there I learned to appreciate the diverse student body and the opportunities that UT could provide. I was able to take classes from all different colleges and experience a great amount of information. The career advisors in the business school took my opinions and dreams seriously and wanted to help make them a reality.
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.