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| UT offers a great undergrad experience which I believe is one of the top in the nation. I enjoyed my time there because there was so much to do, people to meet, activities, etc. The combination of academics, activities, and social attractions makes it one of the truly great "big universities" out there.|
As a business undergrad alum, I can say the McCombs School of Business is an outstanding program and top 10 in the nation at the undergrad level. Both the academics and career center are top notch and I can easily say unmatched in the state of Texas. It VERY well prepared me for both internships and my post-graduation position. The career center provided the resources to help me secure several well paying full time job offers even in a very tough economy.
Outside of school, Austin is a great town with a large student population in the campus area. The diversity of students, party atmosphere, and great weather made for a great four years outside of the classroom. Overall, UT is an excellent value and experience. It does have some of the downsides of a large school, but the upsides are tremendous. I will never forget my years in Austin and encourage you to strongly consider UT.
| Starting Job: Financial analyst, Preparedness: A, Reputation: A+ |
|May 18 2009|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
|Not so bright|
| When I got accpeted into UT I was estatic. But that pipedream soon faded after reality set in. The only thing that pushes this school and its students forward is its football team, and I must admit, as a highschool student I was caught up in the fanatisicsm. The students do nothing other than go to the played out 6th street and mooch off of thier parents. I have never seen a collection of lazier people in my life. The academics at UT are decent, but could be better. From what I've seen, most students cant balance a social life and academics in a tandem, most of which falter due to the former. |
As a minority, I felt exremely out of place! UT advertised itself as diverse, but that is far from the truth! Some teachers I have even come across are blatantly racist.
I have made friends at UT, but I consider them out of the norm. Again, most of the students here know nothing oustide of obsesive drinking and living off thier parents.
My girlfriend even has her complaints. She attends law school and dislikes it. The professors are mediocre and the students are truely cutthroat. Shes told me horrendous stories. One in particular that sticks out is when an assignment is given in class, some students leave early to the library to hide a required book, or even rip out required items neccesary for the assignment. All in the name of that Number 1 class rank.If I had the oppurtunity to go back and choose another university I would.
|Jan 12 2008|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2006 |
| The Mccombs School of Business is a very well connected school. It regularly holds networking events for students to mingle with employers of large corporations. As it is important in business to be a socially talented individual, UT's business school allows for frequent social interaction with professionals around Texas. |
|Jan 25 2005|| 5th Year Female --
Class 2005 |