UT Austin is a highly rated public university located in Austin, Texas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 38,097 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UT Austin acceptance rate is 39%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Information Science. Graduating 83% of students, UT Austin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,000.
This is a pretty prestigious university and highly competitive among peers. The campus is beautiful. During my freshman year, I took core courses and some professors made it seem like they were trying to get rid of students by making the course difficult. Many of the students I talked to can make you feel insecure about your grades and intelligence.
When taking online courses for core courses, it can be difficult because there are thousands of students, so the class can be designed to be more difficult. However, since the campus is huge, having an online course helps with flexibility.
With the exception of 1, I have loved all the professors I've had so far. Most offered many resources aside from lecture, and generally, they were understanding, thorough in their explanations, and overall just great people. The party life is great--you can always find a place to ball out. Regarding the dorms, the staff were very nice and I personally loved living at Whitis Court (it's more quiet for people who want to be able to study in their dorms). I must note that if you do decide to live further away from Speedway, you have to make a more active effort to enjoy the social life. On another note, there are SO MANY study spots on campus; my favorites are EER (engineering building), the Union, and PCL. I do have one complaint, however. If you get a bike, make sure to buy a large metal lock and try to park it in a quieter area. I got my bike stolen twice! Consider parking it inside your dorm or in your apartment.
All my professors were understanding and did their best to still give us the full experience through an online platform. No one could have anticipated this whole COVID-19 situation, but I think that all my professors handled the circumstances well.