Belén Nieves   6th     4/19/14

UT Austin

Essential Facts

  • Public School in Austin, Texas.
  • 47% of applicats accepted
  • SAT or ACT required and a high school diploma
  • Enviroment: metropolis
  • Quality of life rating is 90%

Social/academic life

UT Austin is a really relaxed university, students usually wear shorts and t-shirts to class. UT has a pulse to match the rhythm of a city renowned for live music and a creative vibe. "There are a thousand places to find yourself in this campus". Many students join their 1.000+ organizations. It has more than 50.000 students with different interests and backgrounds.

Traditions

  • Barton Springs pool is a natural spring that is very popular year-round.
  • Hang out in Cactus Cafe is something that students love to do.
  • The UT tower is the most famous landmark.
  • Hook'em Horns is recognized world wide as the symbol of Texas Longhorns.

UCSD

Essential Facts

  • Public University located in San Diego, California.
  • Top 10 Public Universities by US and World Report.
  • UCSD has six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools.
  • In UCSD, students learn that knowledge isn’t just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory.
  • The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of the nation.

Academic/Social Life

  • Ideally located near the Pacific Ocean, the U.S.-Mexico border and the Pacific Rim.
  • Enjoy major concerts and events that feature world-famous performing artists.
  • Deeply committed to making positive changes to improve the campus climate and increase the richness and diversity of the community.
  • "UCSD has an excellent academic reputation"
  • "There was a good balance between social life and also academic reputation"

Traditions

  • Muir Pumpkin drop and Halloween Carnival: The pumpkin, named Stock Market, is by members of the Muir College Residents from the 11th story of Tioga Hall, the tallest building on the Muir College campus.
  • Balboa Park is one of the favorite places of the students where they go to relax.
  • Surfing is the famous sport in UCSD.


Denver University

Essential Facts

  • Located in Denver, Colorado
  • More than 100 undergraduate programs of study
  • Home to more than 11500 students from all over the world
  • Female students (54%) and male students (46%)
  • More than 120 graduate and professional programs

Academic/Social Life

  • DU students are ethnically, culturally and spiritually diverse.
  • SAT and ACT required.
  • Student Life division offers a wide range of programs and services to help you get the most out of your experience in Denver.
  • The University of Denver hosts a number of student organizations that provide the opportunity to connect with other students

Traditions

  • The DU Rose: know as the "the rose of Denver"
  • Colorado is considered to be one of America's most naturally beautiful places.
  • In the winter, DU students are only an hour or two away from some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world.

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