University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin
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drmader
Orinda, CA2,921 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Hilly topography ..views and a very large campus..enjoyed seeing the clean and nice campus even tho no kids are here this time of year .concerts at moody are great too. Take a scooter from downtown or be ready to get hot walking
Written 12 February 2024
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,072 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I got a chance to tour the University of Texas at Austin on my e-bike ride tour where several sites were pointed out to me by the local guide. It is a nice campus, oh to be in my twenties again.
Written 22 November 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
What do you need to know about the University of Texas at Austin? It ranks No. 10 in the nation among public universities, it is one of the top 25 party schools in America, it has an alcohol free campus, it is one of the world's leading research universities, it has the seventh largest academic library in the country, it has one of the largest Greek communities in the nation with more than 65 fraternities and sororities, its alumni have earned 155 Olympic medals and its baseball team has made more appearances in the College World Series (35 trips, six championships) than any other school. Founded in 1883, UT-Austin is considered one of eight of the public Ivies in the United States with seven museums and 17 libraries, including the LBJ Presidential Library and the Blanton Museum of Art. Holdings of the Harry Ransom Humanitarian Research Center include one of only 21 remaining complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible and the first permanent photograph, View from the Window at Le Gras, taken by Nicephore Niepce. With over nine million volumes, UT-Austin has the seventh largest academic library in the nation. Stroll the beautiful campus, which covers 425.5 acres and features 150 buildings with 18 million square feet of space. One of the campus' most visible features is the Beaux-Arts Main Building, including a 307-foot-tall tower designed by Paul Phillippe Cret that was completed in 1937. It is usually illuminated by a white light in the evening but it burnt orange (school colors) for various occasions, including victories and academic accomplishments. At the top of the tower is a carillon of 56 bells, the largest in Texas. The newest museum, the 155,000-square-foot Blanton Museum of Art, is the largest university art museum in the United States and hosts 17,000 works from Europe, the United States and Latin America. The world's third largest telescope, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, and three other large telescopes are part of the university's McDonald Observatory, which is located 400 miles west of Austin. If that isn't enough, UT-Texas also has produced 13 Nobel Prize winners, four Pulitzer Prize recipients and 42 NCAA championships. Everything is big in Texas and the state's flagship university is bigger than most.
Written 17 March 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,056 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This Beautiful Campus has it all. Architecturally interesting buildings.

Interesting fountains and sculpture in the classic as well as modern style.

Lots of green space with old trees.

If you are visiting the Capital grounds, you should take the short walk to visit.
Written 16 February 2023
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Robert K
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Great university covering large area. The buildings are clean and in good conditions. The atmosphere is right and the neighborhood is nice.
Written 29 January 2023
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Dave S
Overland Park, KS8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Strolling around the University of Texas campus saw many different architectural buildings and various sculptures.
Written 20 January 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN4,994 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Some interesting architecture with the campus dominated by the UT Tower and the Texas Longhorn Memorial Stadium. The tower is famous as the site of the horrific 1966 mass shooting when a gunmen trained as a sniper climbed to the top of the tower and opened fire on victims below. Probably because of Covid but surprisingly very little students around and not much atmosphere on a weekday in October. I suspect a great place to come to for a football game but otherwise not much to see as a casual tourist.
Written 3 May 2022
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john j a
White Plains, NY3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
People we met were most friendly, grounds are lovely and well maintained. Classes were out for Thanksgiving so it was easy to get to LBJ library. Road construction can cause delays but this is a sign of growth. I did not get to the stadium but am told it is quite a place.
Written 26 November 2021
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InTheMomentManhattan
New York City, NY1,109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
The campus of of UTA is very beautifully laid out. The lawns and pathways are very well maintained. The architecture is interesting.
Written 28 May 2021
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Jenny C
Benicia, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
So many beautiful parts of this campus! The fountain, the tower, the square. So worth a tool around just to check it out!
Written 15 April 2021
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