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University of Texas at Austin, Austin

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Admire fine architecture, contemplate contemporary and modern art sculptures, and immerse yourself in youthful exuberance at University of Texas at Austin. You don't need to be a student to take advantage of many of the facilities that the state's flagship university offers. Take a tour to the observation deck at the top of the campus' landmark clock tower, head over to the massive Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to see where the beloved Longhorns take the field on autumn Saturdays, and check whether any concerts or plays are scheduled at the various performance venues. Wrap up your visit at the co-op, where you can purchase hats, shirts, and other souvenirs in the school's distinctive burnt-orange color. Arrange your visit to University of Texas at Austin and discover more family-friendly attractions in Austin using our Austin vacation generator.
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  • Even if you are not taking a child or grandchild for a college visit, UT has a striking football field to see, even if a drive-by, and a quick look-see in the gift shop is fun.  more »
  • Graduation was great. Watch out for the traffic and don't try to drive around 6th St. The arena was very nice and I can't wait to return again to watch some basketball.  more »
  • Recently attended UT Family Orientation. Met many staff and faculty. All seemed genuinely dedicated to their goal of education. Large campus with many students.  more »
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  • Some of the coolest opposing fans I've ever been around.. My Bruins STOMP these guys whenever we play in football, but the fans are very respectful to visitors.
  • The institution's arrogance, sense of entitlement, and self importance make it an unfriendly, intimidating place for both students and members of the community. The university has yet to reflect the diversity of the state with African American students making up less than 5% of the student body for the past 30 years. While the graduate programs and faculty research efforts are well ranked generally, UT-Austin is not yet on par with top level public research universities such as UC Berkeley, Michigan, MIT, and UCLA and thus is considered a second tier academic institution outside of Texas. Undergraduate teaching and learning are not a serious priority for the administration and most tenured faculty. Student needs consistently take a back seat to faculty needs, internal power struggles, and alumni interests. The campus is architecturally dense, crowded, and visually uncohesive. It lacks the vitality and energy of a truly urban campus and the well-planed, pastoral feel of most land-grant institutions. The university is generally resistant to meaningful community partnerships related to mass transit (light rail), urban planning, and sharing its physical and intellectual resources in an accessible manner. It prefers to exist for itself rather than the betterment of its students, the community, or Texas. The tower which dominates the UT Austin campus is truly made of ivory.
  • Austin campus is definitely a sight to see. Some family members graduated from here in civil engineering a few years back. I have to say the spirit in football games and extra curricular activities is definitely addicting and good vibes, that I'm saying HOOK EM HORNS"!
  • One of the best ESL programs in the nation. I learned a lot and lived one of the best years of my life in this unique university.
  • I find this school to be a beautiful campus but the Administration allows the teachers to teach the students it is okay to hate others and it is okay to consider racism as being okay thing. Hate Crimes keep going up and no one will put a stop to it on there campus. Sad, just very sad.