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Your on your own.BrightPolitical Science
Your on your own. Advisors and departments will advise you one way and then not honor what they told you to do even if you have it in writing. Administration will pass you around until you give up. Additional semester needed to graduate after they didn't honor what they said.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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My review pertains to the Cell and MolecularBiology
My review pertains to the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program at The University of Texas at Austin. I had a bad experience there. In my opinion, the program did not care about students' progress or well being, and the program was more focused on obtaining results that could be published. I realize that in most places "getting the job done" has more importance than the well being of the people who are doing the job, but my experience at UT really took this distinction to a new extreme. I would only recommend going into the PhD program here if you are at the very top of the game in terms of doing research and working in philosophy, and you've had a lot of experience in research before enrolling. The Graduate Program accepted these people, as well as many other people, and I saw that people who were not at the extreme top of the game often were kept there in situations that did not benefit them, or were outright harmful to them.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I lived in Texas my whole life, mostlyAverage
I lived in Texas my whole life, mostly in South Texas. Austin is supposed to be diverse. A recent incident near UT on Dec. 6, 2015, reinforces my belief that people here can be close minded. People are divided on politics. I've never witnessed anyone change their mind on politics. Maybe, I don't get out much. But I would not talk politics unless you want to sacrifice your marketability for a cause.

I believe that some of the most open minded and intelligent people of the world live here. But anywhere, there seems to be the lowest denominator that crosses a spectrum of economic backgrounds. I'm in my 40's now. Where ever you are, you need to mentally brace yourself for the next incident to happen to you. Your rose tinted glasses will turn to amber.

If I had to do it again, I'd go to junior college for academic, social and financial reasons. The place is so big. If you can deal with the academic attributes of a big school, I believe the academic programs here are good. If you are well prepared and have a good study habit someone can be happy here. Otherwise, I'd recommend community college. The people there are more friendly, less stuck up. Students in Junior colleges are more inclined to work in study groups like a jogging club. In UTA, they are more independent and competitive like a marathon race.I happen to drive by a anti Iraq war gathering on main street in Houston. Only one person standing. People in the USA live in a bubble. They are brainwashed. Expect what you would hear the media to say regurgitated by someone.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2006
Social Life: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: C-
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