Join Date: Dec 2013
I think anything outside Sydney CBD is like a ghost town after 10pm..
I went to UTS and loved every minute of it. Short walk from Central station, close to chinatown i.e. good/cheap food, close to town hall i.e. great shopping. You feel sorry for the UNSW guys who have to line up to catch a bus to their campus lol
UTS is more for the city folk, Australia isn't like US where they have fraternities and we're not really in to the "college" sports so if you're looking for something like that good luck.. don't know any uni in Sydney that is that involved.
And yes it is expensive... put things in to perspective a Large Big Mac meal is $10.... a city return ticket (20 minutes away from Sydney CBD) is ~$8.80; you can only use it twice, weekly ticket is $34 lol and these prices continue to rise every financial year.. also service doesnt get any better.. you'll be on a steam train..
Nightlife; if you're comparing to US, not great.. traveled all around the world and Australia is still maturing the city dies at about 2am - 3am.. you can;t really go anywhere.. also places like Ivy and Marquee lol its $10 beer night all night! overpriced to the max with pretentious business "boys".. not bagging out sydnye but got a long way to go..
All in all its a good place to retire lol