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  • 01/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For all types of students, they are there for you

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep track on fasfa and first come first serve

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is great with low income individuals

    Am enjoying being here

    Small campus, easy to move around with many things to have at hand.

    Am learning a lot

    Easy to stay ahead of the game here at UTB, easy to follow classes with grade A teachers

  • 04/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 9 people found this review useful. 2 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to get away from a hectic city environment and is looking for a more calm and passive atmosphere will probably enjoy this more than everyone else :)

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to just enjoy the time they have on campus. UTB is very relaxed and everyone gets along with everyone else here. It's not unpleasant.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering that tuition isn't all that expensive in comparison to other colleges in Texas, it saddens me to say that yes. You do get your money's worth!

    Am enjoying being here

    This campus isn't all too exciting as far as student life goes. There aren't too many organizations to join and the ones that ARE on campus, aren't very exciting. The dorms aren't very appealing and there really isn't much around campus except for a downtown area.

    Am learning a lot

    Despite what many people say about the teachers at this University, I truly believe that I have received a quality education here thus far :)

  • 07/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to save some money.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many scholarships available and a lot of opportunities for financial aid. Stay informed!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and fees are lower than other places.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors do their job. It is up to you to learn.

  • 12/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know as many people as you can on campus, it will help both in your classes and outside of class

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is quite low compared to many other universities

    Am enjoying being here

    I have enjoyed being here through the great professors and classmates that I have met along the way

    Am learning a lot

    With the professors that I've had so far, I have learned alot whether it dealt with algebra, psychology, or any class that I've taken

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is very safe because the security guards are always around at all times, the are available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week.

    Clubs and Activities

    i have not had enough time for this.

    Great for these types of students

    this university is great for students who want to learn because it has lots of talented instructors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i am new and i don't know very much yet.

    Bang for the buck

    i share food with my roommates and save money.

    What to do for fun

    i go to the swimming pool when its open and to the gym.

    Food and Dining

    there are places steps away with food i like and i cook at my dorm often.

    Dorm Life

    i have made many new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    i have learned many new things.

    Tips for prospective students

    you should sit at the front if you really want to learn. listen and ask question of anything you do not understand, the instructors love that because this is a way to know the students. always attend the work-study sessions.

    In three sentences

    i love the university of texas at brownsville because everyone is very friendly there. i have learned a lot in the short time i have been attending it. the university has lots of programs that helped me with my studies and also helped me enjoy my classes.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several traditions we have that most of other parts of the nation don't even know about. For example, Charro Days is a very fun and exciting festival we celebrate at the end of February each year. Students are actually out of school for a couple of days due to this holiday. We have parades, small concerts, carnivals, and many more stuff. This area is highly influenced by the Mexican culture since we are only five minutes away from Mexico.

    What to do for fun

    One of the things why I love living in South Texas is that the beach is only 20 minutes away. After a stressful week of school, after finals, or at the end of the semester is always great to just go spend a day at the beach and relax.

    Food and Dining

    We used to have a cafeteria with a variety of good choices, but recently they have replaced that with a chick-fil-a. Don't get me wrong, I love chick-fil-a, but having that as our only choice was not a very good idea.

    Dorm Life

    I can't exactly say how is the dorm life since I don't live on campus, but many of my friends do and they love it. Besides the dorms, the school also owns apartments right around the campus which are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that all colleges are basically the same. In order to pass your classes you must, first of all, attend your classes and actually READ and STUDY. Although, I do believe that classes in this campus are pretty easy.

    In three sentences

    I believe that this university has a lot of potential, but students who attend college just to fool around only have a negative effect on the school and the students who actually want to do something out of their lives. Overall, I believe most of the professors in this university want the best for their students and will grant you their help.

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    talk to other students and teachers about what classes to take and with what teachers.

    Bang for the buck

    the tuition isn't that expensive as other schools.

  • 08/19/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    They do help you a lot with your financial needs.

    Will enjoy being here

    I had fun during Summer Bridge, I believe I will continue to enjoy my time at UTB.

    Will learn a lot

    I took Summer Bridge classes here before, the professors were very helpful.

  • 08/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UTB is a really great university for Psychology majors and Education majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    If planning to attend UTB, you must be informed of every single resource they provide here on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition fees are generally less than many other schools. For those in seek of financial aid, there are several opportunities such as grants, scholarships and loans.

    Am enjoying being here

    UTB is the best place for me. It has not only been a wonderful experience and beautiful campus, but also allowed me to stay at home with my family.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are amazing here. I am majoring in Psychology or Cognitive Development and I have had a great time studying and obtaining every class I need to take.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All Students welcomed.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Brownsvilee or as we call it UTB is a really well structured university; campus and staff wise. The UTB athlectics program rocks and it has an amazing REK center. I love UTB TSC.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    the education you receive matches the amount you pay, in which case, is a poor amount. the classes are as cheap as your professor's teaching plans. nearly all of my teachers were either uneducated, absent, or both. it is easy to get an a, but with the amount of effort your teachers and classmates put in, it will be very easy to slack off and get a b or c.

    What to do for fun

    the mall is a five minute drive from the campus. the exercise area (rek) is a top notch area. other than that, there are very few campus activities, and most are selective towards athletes.

    Food and Dining

    there is very limited food selections; i am not even sure if there is an on-campus cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are one of the best things about the campus. the new housing is within a brand new apartment that was purchased by the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students should understand that, despite the fact that the college is relatively cheap, there will be a lot of older students, especially adults that are attending in order to finish their education, so the campus will not feel like a college, but rather than an all-age daycare.

    In three sentences

    the campus is not active with student to student interaction; the campus does not feel like a college. the arts center is phenomenal, but the school's music programs are not up to the same level as the building itself. the campus feels surprisingly safe though, despite being so close to the mexican border.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 104

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities throughout the year on campus and in the rek.

    Food and Dining

    There are restraunts around campus and they are delicious.

    In three sentences

    This University has great teachers and students. The help on campus is alright but it surely is a friendly environment.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's a safety campus, you could be walking at night, and you are 100% secure.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for all types of students who really want to study.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I will like to help out in the library.

    Food and Dining

    The surrounding eating areas are the best with the Mexican receipts.

    Dorm Life

    One of my cousins is living in one of the campus dorm and he has told me he likes it, couldn't have asked for more

    Academic Rigor

    Family member had study here and are happy to say from where they received.

    Tips for prospective students

    There's no need to leave your city, having such and advances university. Stay here and help yourself out with less spending. Ask for advising in your career pathway. Never forget that you could achieve anything in this world.

    In three sentences

    So far as what I have seen, it's a pretty good pace to begin with my study. I could rate it from a scale of 1 to 10 an 9. I' am more than glad to attend to this campus.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 104

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun, is hang out with my friends and spend time with my girlfriend. There are a lot of activities on campus however because of my schedule some times I am unable to attend. But nevertheless this university has great student life.

    Food and Dining

    There is not many options on campus but restaurants nearby are excellent. Having from local businesses to large corporations like McDonald, wing-stop, among others. So there is a large variety of food nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent new dorms, that's all I have to say.

    Academic Rigor

    It is strict in some way but you can still do most of the things other colleges offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do things on time. Make sure to take all the exams required in each of the institutions your planning to attend. And once inside do every assignment before the deadline.

    In three sentences

    The University Of Texas at Brownsville is a great option for anyone who is still undecided to where to continue their education. Whit a great variety of degrees there should be one right for you. And also the culture of being next to Mexico makes our institution one of the best to attend.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have great security, between the UTB police and regular border patrol agents on bikes, I'm feeling safe.

    Greek Life

    Sorry, not my thing.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a little for everyone and every type.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not sure, there are probably a few..... I just do not know about them.

    Bang for the buck

    The Catholic Diocese has Wednesday lunch on campus, all you have to do is give a dollar or two donation and you will get a great meal.

    What to do for fun

    I know there is Friday night movie on the lawn, it is so cool. You can bring blankets or chairs and set up an area on the lawn to and watch free movies.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, I just wish there was more choices.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, although some of my class mates have told me its a blast on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your degree, the nursing program is very difficult. 5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Find the guidance you need to complete your degree plan, design your class schedule, decide on a particular program or simply get clarity when you need it most with the help of one of our academic advisors. Manage your financial aid application early, receive loan counseling, apply for grants, work study and other types of aid and always get a detailed breakdown of everything.

    In three sentences

    UTB is leading change through its Centers of Excellence, which allows us as students, to collaborate with outside institutions and innovators conducting research, raising awareness and creating change at regional and global levels even before we have our undergraduate. UTB's has this strategic plan, �¢����Imagining More,�¢���� it's goal is to turn our dreams into reality through creative, innovative and strategic ideas that we can make happen by working together to combine knowledge and experience, to weave strength and hope into the communities in which we place our roots for our families.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have stations where you can press a button and they will be there with in 5 min. When ever you get your keys locked in the car it is easy to call someone to open it for you.

    What to do for fun

    I usually go to the REK to work out and play ping pong with my husband. There is also the Student Union room where you can go and hang out with friends while you play pool. Also, there is a park near by that you can go take a stroll at.

    Food and Dining

    Barns and Nobles is an amazing place to read and have a frapiccino with some friends. The food is good, there are a couple of shops that have your favorites. There is also some restaurants near by that aren't that pricey.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home with my mother-in-law. I have never seen them so wouldnt have an opinion on that.

    Academic Rigor

    There are easy and hard teachers in every college. Some of the teachers i have had are amazing and work with the students to get where they want to be. But there are those teachers that hate coming to class and give you pop quizzes for no reason.

    Tips for prospective students

    Riding a bicycle around campus helps on the hot days and helps you get to class faster. Register right away and attend mandatory advising when you have time. Study! Study! Study!

    In three sentences

    I love the weather, even though it can get a bit hot. The teachers are a great help, always asking and pushing us to become better students. Not a lot of parking, but they are working on it.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 104

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is orange crush, movie nights, halloween havoc and many other event for holidays.

    Tips for prospective students

    look at the announcements that are emailed if your looking for something fun around campus.

    In three sentences

    utb may not be the biggest university but does presents many opportunities. it gives students the chance to work with professors one on one. with all low frequency of parties, people can concentrate on school.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the school is safe and you can feel very protective

    Greek Life

    international clubs

    Clubs and Activities

    Chess club soccer baseball dance club

    Great for these types of students

    all the activities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mr. Amigo festival. This is a carnival between 2 countries Mexico and United States.Every year there are a special guest

    Bang for the buck

    The installations are great and there are many activities and recreations

    What to do for fun

    Campus life activities and the gym

    Food and Dining

    good

    Dorm Life

    good

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    Tutoring is a good help for every class

    In three sentences

    Good Quality Excellence Structure

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police is always alert. We always have presentations on how to contact our campus police all the time. The school keeps us well informed on what to do in any situation that may occur.

    Clubs and Activities

    I would definitely recommend the video game club to anyone who enjoys video gaming and competing. There is also a Sign Language Club and it is always very interesting to go to.

    What to do for fun

    There are many campus activities. We have many plays, concerts, fun events, movie nights, and even video game days. Anything you can think of is available here.

    Food and Dining

    Every Wednesday the Student Life provides us with free food and a couple of events to enjoy while we are eating. I never miss one! Plus there is many places nearby the university that you can simply walk to.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here are excellent. They expect you to know what you are doing and have your assignments turned in on time. Accuracy and understanding is important to them and they expect you to think likewise.

    In three sentences

    This University has turned out to be really good. It has many computer labs, great teachers, and very helpful faculty throughout all campus. I definitely like attending The University of Texas at Brownsville.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is said its Haunted since it was one of the Historic locations in Brownsville. I have yet to experience something paranormal.

    What to do for fun

    Theres always events going on. The clubs always have events by Student Union. Sometimes you get free items or food.

    Food and Dining

    Theres a Starbucks and CHick-fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    I have not been at any of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its making major improvements. It will be a bigger and better university in years to come.

    In three sentences

    I have not had a problem at this university. It is definately making improvements for the students. Do not have any major concerns with how this university functions.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 104

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i go to the gym here at utb they have a pretty good gym alot of machines you can exercise

    In three sentences

    This school is a good school have good professors. They also have a good nursing program some of the students that are studying for the nursing program come to Brownsville just for this.I will finish my degree here .

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    If they don't have an activity or club that you like, they will make it for you.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym, they have allot of classes.

    Food and Dining

    They have yummy food.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself, they will accept you no matter how you act or look like.

    In three sentences

    I like like this university because it has polite people who help you feel at home. They help you with anything you need. It is fun, they always have really grate activities.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    23 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One of its few strengths, the campus counts with high-alert security with a real police campus inside, just over the water fountain. The emergency calls are effective, the guards are always there patrolling, and they impose the 'No Smoking' laws on campus. Sadly, they could have bigger, juicier, and better checks than with this one.

    Greek Life

    Only three sororities and one fraternity. See? What did I told you?

    Clubs and Activities

    Horrible lack of activities. Instead of being an open-minded campus, they only have like twelve important clubs, instead of 150 that, say, St. Louis has. What a waste of time and money at this University.

    Great for these types of students

    Local and poor. That is it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Orange Crush, Greek Life...As Previously stated, nothing going on in here. Nothing that interesting, really...

    Bang for the buck

    If what you ask is if it is cheap, then yes. After two years, these prices will go up, though. They will bang for the buck by then.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life, soccer, community service...not that much, if you ask me. Fun is strictly limited.

    Food and Dining

    Like I said, they have branded restaurants, like Chick-fil-A or Starbucks. But hey, to each his/her own, right?

    Dorm Life

    Never been to a dorm, but how do you think it is? They cannot afford more classes, expansion or teachers. How do you expect them to build a better dome? Impossible!

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any other school, they DO make you sink or swim on your own. How challenging is that? It is not! They just do their job.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Plan to transfer (since the lack of degrees may frustrate you). 2. Be from there and plan to save money. 3. Whatever you do, never be proud of this school. Anyone could do better than that.

    In three sentences

    Although this is the most recognizable university in the valley of 'Texas, it is also the only existent one. With trees and nature colliding with old architecture, it makes the viewer wonder why it is not as classy as it could be. Although the security and food are not too bad at all (since they are bought), the lack of higher degrees, the boring stillness of it, and the lack of sports and real talent, together with an exhausting lack of management in the Arts, University of Texas at Brownsville is for only those who want a low type of life...or for those who want to take their basics at a cheaper price, then transfer to a higher school.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    College safety needs improvement.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The university is built on the grounds of what was once Fort Brown. The campus still has some original buildings of the fort. It is said that at night you may hear horse hooves and steps in the near the old buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    Shopping downtown Brownsville has great opportunities to buy more for less.

    What to do for fun

    Brownsville has many opportunities for shopping, dining, and local night life. The university is located next to the Mexico border and South Padre Island.

    Food and Dining

    The close to many local restaurants. The campus has a Starbucks, a Chic fi la, and a campus deli.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask questions more than likely others have the same question but are to shy to ask. Get to know your professor. Create a strong network of friends to help you throughout college.

    In three sentences

    Excellent school with great opportunities for students close to home.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    25 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security always on watch.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    SCORPION GOLF!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Someone who is looking for a relaxed enviroment and willing to study. Social life is not the primary focus here, it is more about the studies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is located on an old battle site, supposeably haunted.

    Bang for the buck

    Really affordable and cheap for all students.

    What to do for fun

    The beach is just a few minutes away!!!

    Food and Dining

    Only one restaurant on campus and is fairly expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms looked gorgeous. They are extremely spacious and have a lot of character to them

    Academic Rigor

    From what I hear, the course work is not the toughest but does require some effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for any tasks given to you. Make sure to complete and turn in any forms as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    The University is beautiful and full of life. It has a lot of historical value to it. I know I will enjoy my time here

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UTB security does an OUTSTANDING job keeping the campus safe.

    What to do for fun

    UTB is always hosting events. Just keep vigilant and attend the events and you'll meet some great people. I suggest joining clubs, it'll help you make more friends and stay involved.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of restaurants near by. Too bad we don't have a cafeteria though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm's are amazing. I believe they're the nicest in Texas.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be tough but most professor's are willing to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use RateMyProfesor while picking your classes. Also, keep i mind that night classes aren't always better.

    In three sentences

    Though many people put UTB down it is without a shadow of a doubt a good University. It's Business school recently got national accreditation. The only way this University can go is up.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    video game contests and pool tournaments

    What to do for fun

    I am a professional kick boxe,, part of the nacional sanda team and certified Mixed martial arts instructor, id like some support for the students that are attracted to discipline and exercise.

    Food and Dining

    on campus meals are expensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take this serious, Ive made mistakes that delayed me in the pursuit of my degree.

    In three sentences

    there are little extraricular activities in my field but the facilities are fantastic.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your account. Always have a paper trail. Double check everything from Admissions to your Professors final average we are all human.

    In three sentences

    I love the professors at UTB and the advisors are very helpful, but I have had several issues with people in different Admit offices.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I personally feel it is safe and I always see security when I am walking to class.

    What to do for fun

    The campus offers a good variety of sports, I enjoy what we are offered.

    Food and Dining

    We need more choices.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know what it is like so I can not speak for those who live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I wish we had more choices in the art department and that more photography classes were offered. At least give this major a better chance because there are so many fellow photographers who wish to learn more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the school well and if you are not comfortable with what you find, use your judgment and follow your heart.

    In three sentences

    I wish our school administration was more helpful to us because I have been given wrong advice that has affected my class schedules and when I have asked for help in main office, people seem to give us a cold shoulder.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    30 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    A great place to start your education.

    In three sentences

    Great commodity, close to home, and great start for upper education.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    31 of 104

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    University of Texas at Brownsville has many clubs & organizations that apply to the student's interests. Brownsville also has many places to socialize (ex: bowling, clubs, theaters, cafes, etc.).

    Food and Dining

    Brownsville has a wide variety of restaurants around the area. If you are a fan of hispanic food, you are in luck!

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived there myself, but have no complaints about friends who live at the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Fairly easy if you pay attention in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    The number one tip would be to meet with your adviser. It is a mandatory process for admissions, but it really helps to have that one-to-one conversation about a career path.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Brownsville has a variety of programs along with many classes offered over a series of semesters. Spring, summer, fall, etc. It is a great school to meet people.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 104

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's a gym for the student for daily activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    The advisors try to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    The University here at Brownsville is great. We have wonderful instructors that really care about your success. I give it two thumbs up.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Work out at gym, jogging, have live concerts, free movies.

    Food and Dining

    don't eat at campus

    Dorm Life

    Don't live at the dorms

    In three sentences

    Great teacher, great academic programs.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is this building on campus that is always surrounded by cats.

    What to do for fun

    I mostly go to my friends' houses to programm robots, or design random things. I really like the students here in my degree plan, most of them are very knowledgable.

    Food and Dining

    We have several restaurants close by, and they are not that expensive. It's mostly mexican cuisine. Its great food for a great price.

    Dorm Life

    We have great dormitories and the students are very friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that the teachers always try to keep you on your toes, they will never give youy something that you can't do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always come early to class! Parking can be a pain sometimes. Lol

    In three sentences

    Great teachers, I feel that they are approachable and resourceful. They will always keep you on your toes. It is a great educational enviornment!

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    People stay to themselves for the most part, the worst thing maybe is breaking into people's cars, (crimes of opportunity) it doesn't happen too often really.

    Clubs and Activities

    A relatively moderate amount of club activity, it's mostly people getting together to try to do something with a group of people and get creative with their time.

    Great for these types of students

    This university would be great for aerospace engineers and astrophysicists because of the radio telescope on campus; also for business majors, there's plenty of developing business sites in the city where you'd be able to test your skills against the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus was built on an old fort, so there is a ghost hunting club, and a local philosophy group discussing politics and activism. Also there is a hip hop scene moving through out the city here, where almost every week there are freestyle cyphers at the parks on stages.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very low and the quality of education actually isn't too bad, the university is trying to make it into an all PhD professor campus.

    What to do for fun

    It's a relatively small town, so you can go to the outlets 1 hour away or you can shop in town, which is growing slowly but surely; however for the most part, you're going need a bit of imagination.

    Food and Dining

    There are allot of Mexican restaurants close by, so if you're craving tacos, you only needs to drive a mile into town and you have hit the pot luck of Mexican food.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are flexible, some are foreign, some don't care, and everyone else just wants to make a difference in your like like any other university.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's not a university for people who are looking for extended education (i.e. masters, PhD etc) it's only a basics university Although it's standards aren't so high, it does have a great science program, and access to a radio telescope

    In three sentences

    It's a fine university the students are accepting and the teachers are very flexible as long as they see that you're working. However their website and technology needs allot of improvement because it's always crashing or some sort of problem will arise. The university itself is average it won;t challenge you too much unless you really want it, but it's very lenient with it's students in general.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is not that great, but not that bad either. It is hard to find a parking spot after 9am though. There are not many parking lots for the campus.

    Greek Life

    There are just a handful of Sororities and Fraternities on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Hispanics, Latinos, Anyone wanting to experience Hispanic ambiance this is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Borderfest, Small Charro Days Parade inside campus, Block away from Mexico, Located downtown. There are so many little restaurants, cafes, stores downtown. Not expensive at all.

    What to do for fun

    You can play racquetball, take a swim in the pool, workout, play soccer, basketball, volleyball in the REK (gym). Wednesday nights are movie nights (completely free of course) that take place at student union. There is always something going on everyday on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Breakfast Tacos are sold by the cafe by the new library in the mornings. There is a Starbucks sells coffee and stuff, duh. There is a Chick-fil-a also on campus.

    Dorm Life

    UTB bought a set of apartments last year which were turned into dorms. My friends that live on campus tell me it is a 5 bedroom layout each room has their own bathroom, Large kitchen, pool. There are curfews i think. Security is very tight in the dorms. just 5-10 away from campus. There are also the old dorms which are inside the campus. They are spooky, it is very scary to be on campus at night. The Campus is haunted if you did not know.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be tough, but more than 80% of the time professors help students by making the curriculum easier to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is no need to get your classes hours apart. Buildings are close to each other. There are many different cultures in campus, but mainly it is the Hispanic Heritage that engulfs the campus.

    In three sentences

    It is a pretty small campus compare to UTSA. There is a cafe place on both sides of the resaca. It is literally right next to the US-Mexico Border, a block away to be exact.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I mean, I can probably take down the security here. They are all overweight.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a good number of clubs, at first glance most seem pointless though.

    Great for these types of students

    Low-income, not very smart.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is supposedly haunted, I have yet to see anything cool.

    Bang for the buck

    It's inexpensive compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Union has some pool tables that are always being used.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Feels way too much like high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's inexpensive, easy, and very laid-back.

    In three sentences

    I honestly don't feel like I am attending a University. This campus has a lot of people employed with jobs that can be done by the student online. Just like all other Universities this is a for-profit school and I don't feel they really care about people's education.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of organisations for us to enrroll in and have lots of fun.

    Dorm Life

    I have not jet expericen what it feel to be in the dorms of this school since I'm not going to live on campus.

    In three sentences

    This university is really good it has lots of good resources. Also, we get alot of help from everyone in this campus, they are always trying to help us in everything they can. I also think this college it's a good start for all of us since we live close to it and we know the area.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Secured.

    Greek Life

    Not familiar about this one.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activites.

    Great for these types of students

    Yes, students would be curious as to how and why these practices take place. Also, we get to have three mini carnivals, two circuses, and quite a few parades in town. Parades are around mid February and the other parade in December.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition on campus is that we have an instructor who dedicates himself to the study of witchcraft or what you call, brujeria, and then explains the rituals of what to expect. He explains to some detail, but does not practice this, only observes and studies the beliefs associated with these pracitces.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is pretty friendly, students respect each other and staff respects students as well as students do same for staff.

    What to do for fun

    UTB students organize movie nights, local concerts, dance nights and so forth. If you're interested, get connected.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty simple, as you have surrounding restaurants, local McDonald's not too far, and a sandwich shop within campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun but also taken care by security pretty often.

    Academic Rigor

    Once you're a student at UTB, your next step is to pay attention to your instructor on his/her lecture. Instructors are very helpful, but do mean business before pleasure.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should follow online advise as well as instructors on how to find information needed to pass classes and a drive to pursue their designated career paths.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas @ Brownville(UTB), is very attentitive to students' opionions and concerns. UTB cooperates with students' awareness and security. UTB it demonstates much care for it's staff and students alike.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great school if you want the convenience of taking courses online.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has a rich student life. The beach is only 15-20 miles away with many opportunities to relax and clear your mind of the stresses of course work.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an older student continuing my education after ten years working in the Information Technology industry and found the academic easily manageable while employed full-time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the local technical college and their partnership with the University of Texas at Brownsville to maximize your educational opportunities while keeping your educational budget low.

    In three sentences

    The university provides a low cost opportunity for residents in the lower Rio Grande Valley to take their education to the next level. Through partnerships with local the local technical college, graduates with Associate Degrees are able to capitalize on their investment and convert that two year degree into a marketable four year degree.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Everything is close! beach, mall, friends!

    Food and Dining

    It is great that we have our own restaurants here!

    Dorm Life

    Its an easy access to the University!

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers and staff always keeping up with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study hard and nevere give up.

    In three sentences

    I'm fortune to be accepted and now attending utb.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable University, with the actual University experience. You get the whole nine yards experience without breaking the bank.

    What to do for fun

    Since it is a very culture rich area, you never get tired of the many different activities that go on year round. Especially with the beach so close by.

    Food and Dining

    Many places to eat, it has places that deliver to the area as well. Kitchen is awsome.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent dorm life. It is a very short walking distance from the center of campus. Dorms are a home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on each student. Some say not enough rigorous, others say it is too much, and for others it is just right.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study three times as much as you spend in class.

    In three sentences

    Very culture rich area with an excellent learning environment. I rate it with an A plus. Very excellent school.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hangout with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are many fast food restaurants near school which is very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very spacious, beautiful, and prices are very fair.

    Academic Rigor

    It's like anywhere else there are hard material that need serious work and there is very easy to understand classes it will all depend on the individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just come to school to study and do not expect anything to be given but earned!

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Brownsville is a fast growing university with a good environment for students and with excellent professors. Prices are fair considering the location of the campus but the book prices are ridiculous, we have to thank science for technology and online shopping! The University of Texas at Brownsville might not be the most famous school or the one with the most prestige but as a student attending this university I can say that is the best.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a mall in Brownsville, as well as bowling alley. Brownsville also has a huge Sports Park. Where you can join leagues in almost all the major sports.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of restuarants around like, Mcdonald's, Church's, Subway, and Wingstop. Downtown is acroos the street from the University, which filled with small mexican restuarants that serve good food at low prices.

    Dorm Life

    I am not familiar with Dorm Life, i live a few blocks from the University.

    Academic Rigor

    Work, work, work,.... study, study, study!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to work hard, which is not what someone wants to hear. Though, How else will you get ready for the real world?

    In three sentences

    Get a University feel without leaving home! Professors that challenge your work ethic and mind. UTB has an excellent music program.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Spanish speaking students!

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't too great, but there is a Starbucks in the bookstore and a Chickfila!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, and have never been in a dorm.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police and security guards on campus. I feel that it is a safe school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a great event on campus called Orange Crush. It has many activities for children, students, and parents. There is music and even a hypnotist.

    Food and Dining

    I always prepare food so it is rare when I buy food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Never stayed in a dorm because I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    It is the same as other universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to class. Always take notes and record clases for extra help.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Brownsville is a great university. There are tutors who help students with their basic courses. The REK is amazing.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    47 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have our own campus police, so yes it is safe.

    Greek Life

    Unsure about greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have incredible clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    These celebrations and traditions are perfect for hispanics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We celebrate charro days here in Brownsville, it's mexican culture combined with american culture.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get very good deals in food and clothes.

    What to do for fun

    Things you can do for fun are, movies, shopping, eating and bowling.

    Food and Dining

    Their are execellent dining places in the area like mexican food and wings.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay because the rooms can be very small.

    Academic Rigor

    They have very good teachers and support staff for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students; be on time so you can get a good parking space, buy a good sturdy backpack for your books and buy your books online.

    In three sentences

    The University has incredible educators and degree plans. I love the fact that it is close to my home. I give the University a Ten for execellent.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    We may have few limited sources to celebrate and party, but things turn out really nice. For example, we have a concert hall and the concerts are great. We have parties near our Student Union building like 1 time each two weeks or so.

    Food and Dining

    They do need more food in the cafe at campus, but we have our own McDonalds and Pizza Hut.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but they seem pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    It may seem easy at first, but classes will get harder as time flies by. But one shouldn't be scared about it if they have the determination and the spirit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and read.

    In three sentences

    It is a really acceptable university where one learns a great amount of knowledge. It may not be the best, but so far, it has been really great studying here at this university. I would give it a 3 and half out of 5.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have this post all over campus where you click a button to ask for help, also there are always campus security driving all around the school, I always feel safe even in the morning when is very dark and since I walk it could be dangerous but I have no fear with the security close.

    Greek Life

    We have a very short greek life but is there. I always seen it as a great life because they help each other, volunteer have ome parties, etc. Never are rude and they are always very nice. I do not belong to any greek club.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is not a day where there is nothing to do I don't know how they manage it there are always one activity and clubs doing something, I have not yet join one because I wanted to have clear my first semester but by next year I will Sure join one.

    Great for these types of students

    Is great for students that want to enjoy their experience at college with also great learning and a very helpful and organized staff.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most of the community in my college is Hispanic so we have events to celebrate certain Mexican or Spanish celebrations, that keep us close to our roots, where we eat Mexican food, maybe wreck a pinata, and dress up.

    Bang for the buck

    Well the restaurants close are not very expensive, and also there is a page online in which students can sell their book for very reasonable prices. Oh and also there is a bus that goes all around campus for free with your school card, I always use it, and the recreation center is also free so you can work out all you want, I don't really go there.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there are a lot of activities, we have one called orange crush there is everything there, a lot of food also, there is a day when we have a cinema that we can go see in our cars, also the many different sports played there are always playing against other school and there is nothing better to get in spirit the to go support them.

    Food and Dining

    I love food especially the one on campus there are so many walking distance restaurants you can choose from, from healthy food to dining food etc. In the cafeteria they sell really nice morning tacos and a very good price and you can hang out in there, but what I love the most is the Starbucks we have inside the campus, I really like to have a coffee in the morning and that is definitely the place to go.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms but this have been presented to my in a very persuasive way. The dorms, what I have seen of them are, well to me very luxurious for a college student and equally affordable, you can coexist with students that share the sames things you like because that's how they get partnered for roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    In my school the teachers are consistent with what they say and what we have t do in our class, and if you don't fulfill their rules and instruction you would not be successful in the class, the teachers do not have the higher standards but they do expect certain things for you to do and to accomplish during the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have been thinking about always about this advice that I would tell to new prospect students that I hope when I was out of high school people would tell me, and that is to be prepared, get ahead in the game, don't waste time and do what you got to do to get to college because is something new and it's hard to learn all the things that you have to do to get in one.

    In three sentences

    I was not hoping much for this school but once I got in I discovered I was wrong. My teachers are really good to make me learn things. Also I love the bathroom they are always so clean and are pretty nice unlike the ones in my other school.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a park near by where you can do many activities, and a recreation center to work out. There is also many oportunities for different clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study alot, and don't be afraid to ask questions. There are never stupid questions, the only thing more stupid is not to ask and fail. Make sure to be well rested before an exam.

    In three sentences

    Its a great place to learn and grow academically. This university has a wide range of programs that provide the necessary tools that students need in the real work environment. It has some of the greatest instructors and mentors that care and provide guideness for students.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In addition to the city police,campus police, and campus security, there is border patrol agents 24 hours in patrol since we are literally on the border to Mexico.

    What to do for fun

    Soccer games, volleyball games, tennis, REK center, plays, comedy events,many student activities.

    Food and Dining

    Its the closest you can get to Mexico and so is the food if you like Mexican food! Plus most major fast food restaurants are really close.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tuition is not too expensive and most classes are within walking distance.

    In three sentences

    Great university for local students that do not want to leave home for their higher education studies or to take core classes for less money and then move to another university to finish of their degree.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety in this campus is great, there are alarms in every corner where you can go and ask for help if there's an emergency, also the campus police is always doing rounds.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of fraternities, and there is one specially for woman.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs, from gaming to nursing. The activities that the school organize are pretty fun and cultural.

    Great for these types of students

    lowish income students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is extremely near to Mexico, you can go walking and cross the boundary and get to Mexico from here.

    Bang for the buck

    I will not lie, this college is expensive for my money entry, I will have to get a job in order to survive.

    What to do for fun

    Stay in the premises and talk to friends, join a club, go to the gymnasium, also a lot of activities that the administration does.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat, pizza, hot wings, sandwiches, even burgers!! They are expensive places but, hey this is the last step to get to the real life.

    Dorm Life

    I don't have a dorm, but I think it would be easier if I had one, getting to my dorm and prepare my own food, or taking little naps between classes, the only bad thing is that they are a little expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers motivate us( students) to go to their classes, making their classes fun and enjoyable. Some of them care for us and try to help us in order for us to not to fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off! If you do you will get bad grades and in order to get a masters degree yo have to get a GPA greater than 3.00!

    In three sentences

    This college is really broad in culture. The teachers are magnificent and funny. This complex is big but not as big as others.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    53 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's safe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Charro Days Parade and Mr. Amigo

    What to do for fun

    Everything is fun. Lots of diversity.

    Food and Dining

    Dining area is fine but the they need more food choices on campus. McDonalds is close by but you get tired of eating the same thing and it's not healthy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask the professor questions and partner up with a classmate. Arrive early to get parking. When you are sick, visit Student Health Services.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. Great staff and faculty. There are many activities and clubs to participate when I'm not in class or studying.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    U.T.B. is really well protected there is a 24hr service of campus police available.

    Clubs and Activities

    U.T.B. offers average clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    The university is great for any students that want to go for into any program of study, because U.T.B. offers so many career pathways.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    U.T.B. just separated from there sister T.S.C. and our new inherited tradition is the ringing of the bell whenever there is a graduation ceremony. It is a pretty awesome heavy bell.

    What to do for fun

    The fun things that U.T.B. has to offer is Orange Crush in the begging of the year. All of U.T.B. goes down to the main field at night and U.T.B. host a party where you go to socialize or you go play game and eat some great foods. Also U.T.B. has sport clubs you can join with your friends

    Food and Dining

    U.T.B has an average dining, we just have a Chick-Fil-A and a Starbucks

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms but I have been inside them. I have a few friends that live in the dorms and i have experienced some awesome moments and made great memories.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Texas does give and awesome academic rigor. Sometimes professors/classes are lenient, but you will have some tough professors/classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. Study whenever possible. Always have a planner around. Enjoy your college years.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Brownsville is an awesome place to get an education. U.T.B. offers great staff members that will help any student in their pathway to reach their goals. The student environment at U.T.B. is amazing, you will for sure not feel lonely.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police is active at all times no trouble happens around here

    Greek Life

    simply great

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs are available and a variety to pick from various intrested

    Great for these types of students

    all kinds

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    lots of activities with free food and drinks

    Bang for the buck

    Really good for low tuition

    What to do for fun

    We have the Mall at 5 min away, the beach at 15 min away, and downtown to the city at 20-30 steps from the school.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of resturants around the university.

    Dorm Life

    Secure and Strict on drug use.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is easy but sometimes there might be a couple of essays and lots of homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to learn and meet lots of new people

    In three sentences

    It gives you students the right education. Cheap in tuition but gives the sence of an actual Univeritsy from the UT program. Good amount of diversity in the college and enjoyable.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    On campus we have a Chic-Fil-A but around campus we have Subways, Wingstop, Burger King, McDonalds, and the city is somewhat small, so the mall is 5 minutes away and the finer restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't live at the dorms, but they used to be an amazing apartment complex that I used to constantly be at, and it was built in 2011.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with your teachers because in the end, those will be who you ask for letters of recommendation.

    In three sentences

    It's a peaceful and rustic University. Due to the influence of the Mexican culture the student body is friendly and so is the faculty. There is a grat amount of diversity and when you attend the REK you meet a great amount of people.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since the University is near the bridge that crosses to Mexico the security guards are always around and will even escort you to your vehicle if you feel unsafe through out the day.

    Greek Life

    I do not recommend the Greek life there if the students don't have a lot of money or if they do not like to volunteer.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a variety of clubs and many of them are fun and very involved in the school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University is known as a haunted place. It is one of the most haunted places in Brownsville, and creepy things have happened at night.

    What to do for fun

    UTB and TSC offers many events throughout the semester to keep the students entertained and interested. Through these events the school educates students in many ways like health, internships, job opportunities, study abroad, etc. Student services are usually the ones making events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get over confident because you know a subject well. Do not avoid reading the course books because you will need to know them. Do not skip classes because it is hard to make them up.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas in Brownsville is a great school for education. However, the University could use an improvement in its facility. Student programs are getting closed so the University has lost some students, so my rating is a 3 out 5.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security provides excellent services. No need to be afraid of being alone or walking at night.

    Food and Dining

    Exellent food and dining areas.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is based on the actual course you are taking. It's preparing you for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    The number one tip I can offer students is, never give up. Always ask if you have questions.

    In three sentences

    The university is a great place to study. The professors are excellent, they know what they are teaching. The university offers many services besides the educational aspects.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at the campus. Flyers are posted everywhere with events and information of what is happening around campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food choices however there isn't many choices for vegetarians. Other than that the food is great.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home with my parents. However if I had the money to live at the dorms I would because I think it's an experience. You can bond with others and create lasting relationships. In addition it can help you become more social.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors know what they are talking about and in order to do well in your classes make sure to read the book and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have trouble with financial aid, go talk to the financial aid staff. They are amazing and can help you find ways to pay for college. They are very informative and helpful. In addition, always go to an advisor before registering for classes to make sure that you are registering for the correct classes.

    In three sentences

    The university is a great school with many degree plans offered. The professors are outstanding and know what they are talking about. Over all the university is a great school and is worth attending.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from. I am not really into that though. Most sound and look interesting to join.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like to join clubs or be the president of your own club you are welcome to do so, there are several work-studies if you qualify.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No comment.

    Bang for the buck

    I have been here for a while and i like the campus. I enjoy it most of the time but that some people smoke.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activies to do on campus. there are game rooms with pool tables, play racketball at the rek, ping-pong, basketball, also a park close to campus, but there are tons of stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to dine. In and off close to campus. There is a student union and now has chik-fa-la, a subway across the street , a burger king.

    Dorm Life

    I have never been to the dorms but most are very pretty and some are ugly. You'll only get the nice ones if qualify.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you ever get lost, the campus has some guidance, probably most others provide the same but we have signs to were each building is.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Police 24/7

    Greek Life

    See student organizations

    Clubs and Activities

    Chess Club

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Charro Days festivities

    Bang for the buck

    Not really sure what bang for the buck means but I'm sure it cool at UTB.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, Fine Arts and Student Life has great events.

    Food and Dining

    Great food and eat healthy

    Dorm Life

    Comforts and convenient

    Tips for prospective students

    check academic calendar and register soon

    In three sentences

    The possibilities are endless when you are a student at UTB. Life on campus provides a safe, beautiful and welcoming atmosphere.Also, take advantage of all the opportunities for personal and academic growth that UTB has to offer.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is always a concern for staff and they are constantly doing what they can to keep the campuses as safe as possible.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not sure, as this is a new campus.

    Great for these types of students

    All students! There are flexible programs and opportunities for all kinds of degrees.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite is watching intramural sports. Teams of friends that will play at their own risk, using their own rules, in rain and mud, is a blast! (I am currently an online student, but this was something I liked when I was an on campus student at the last university I attended.)

    Bang for the buck

    Make the most of your experience. Step out of your comfort zone and try a class in something you have never done before.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you want to do! Make the most of your free time. Sleep, veg out, read, hang out - whatever! Once you graduate and work full time, there won't be much free time, so enjoy it now!

    Food and Dining

    Be cheap!! Save money by eating smaller, healthier meals. Snack on fruits and veggies, just like mom told you!

    Dorm Life

    Enjoy it, but not too much! I am currently an off campus student. My university is new, and I am not sure if dorms are available.

    Academic Rigor

    The hardest thing about college is being self disciplined. That's it. Plain and simple. If you have and mantain self descipline, you do great!

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I can give you is to stay on top of all deadlines. Even when you do meet the deadlines, call and follow up or check online to make sure your paperwork/forms have been received. With most of the process being online, it is fairly easy, but can be time consuming. Stay on top of it all.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M San Antonio Campus is great for both new and returning students. They have flexible class schedules and friendly staff. The tuition, compared to other schools, is lower and more affordable.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    not so much

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a number of clubs you could join. and each of the clubs have tons of activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a haunted morgue.

    What to do for fun

    UTB has concerts, and a lot of out door activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your gpa up. Do all your work. Show up every day and on time.

    In three sentences

    UTB is a very good school. Great professors. Great environment

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very well patrolled and safe where ever you park your vehicle

    Academic Rigor

    I give it a four star.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would really recommend UTB to students that want to accomplish a BA because the staff is great and helpful at anytime of the day.

    In three sentences

    the university of Texas at Brownsville is great. I have been attending for three semester and so far the experience has been great. The instructors have been very understanding and helpful with any concerns I have in class. The professor are willing to help in anything that will help us pass the class.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can feel safety because you see the police department in action.

    Greek Life

    I have never seen it.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of activities, where you can know a lot of people and have an excellent moments.

    Great for these types of students

    I can not say anything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition is about Charro's Day. It's amazing because they do many activities in that day.

    Bang for the buck

    I can not say anything about it.

    What to do for fun

    Go to REK center and work out, enjoy the live concerts at the amazing Art Center and also be part of any organization. You are going to enjoy all about UTB.

    Food and Dining

    Just I want to say: I don't like the cold sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    I do not about it, but actually I have classmates enrolls to dorm life and they say: It's excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not be afraid to ask any doubt you could have, the staff in UTB are going to answer anything.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Brownsville is an excellent school to begin my studies after High School. Now I can say the University of Texas at Brownsville is amazing, because if you need help with something, they are going to help you with a smile everyday. I actually I'm sure that enroll in UTB was the best decision I have taken because I'm sure I'm going to progress as student. Go ahead with us!

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I'm not sure there's anything to do here for fun

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to come here, go ahead. But be prepared to pay more than what you're suppose to.

    In three sentences

    In my opinion, UT-Brownsville is good, but the problems that students like myself face is absurd. All the hidden charges they give us for no reason and they lose paperwork gets tiring. They say they have the students in their best interest but in reality they don't.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 104

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have a game room here, also the REK where you can work out, swim, play basketball, golf, racket ball, soccer, volly ball, and many more.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of dining places around the area you can just walk get some exercise.

    Dorm Life

    Well i'm not living in a dorm but they look fun. Plus they are new.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like small communities and not big cities then UTB is for you.

    In three sentences

    This is my second semester at this university, and so far everything was been great. The professors are great, they give you clear explanations. This is a good college to go to not crowded, peaceful, and quiet.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are always a variety of programs and clubs you can sign up for. There are also service learning activities,which I myself enjoy participating in, where you help out as a volunteer anywhere in your community. The fun part is collaborating with other students,working together and having a great time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome. I love eating there for lunch or simply when I want a snack! It's great.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but i have many friends that discuss with me how cool and peaceful and great looking their dorms are.

    Academic Rigor

    Always strive for the best grades!

    Tips for prospective students

    One major tip for prospective students that I would give would be to work on your time management and know that any goal is reachable. As long as you set your mind to your goal,anything and everything is possible.

    In three sentences

    UTB is a great university! I would recommend it to anyone high school senior student to attend here because everyone is so helpful throughout your first semester college expierence. I enjoy attending this university everyday because there are so many fun things and programs to attend to!

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    69 of 104

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    UTB is an outstanding university. I rate this college an eight. This school is fun to learn.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    buy books early n online

    What to do for fun

    join clubs like stems.

    Food and Dining

    texas rd house. big daddys.

    Academic Rigor

    depends on the instructoe n how tough they are.

    In three sentences

    its good in most cases. unreliable nursing program due to the split w tsc and finanical aid office is a pain to deal with.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    At UTB you get a quality education and research experience at the new state-of-the-art Biomedical Research Building.

    What to do for fun

    During your free time you can work out at the REK or participate in the intramural sports they host. Additionally, you can go to the baseball games, or participate in student life activities such as Orange Crush and Job Fair.

    Food and Dining

    There are some restaurants within walking distance of UTB. These include Burger King, McDonalds, Churchs, Nolita NY Pizza, and Subway. If you have a car, then you can go to the mall to have dessert at Red Mango or eat at Texas Roadhouse, Lin's or Luby's.

    Dorm Life

    I am very content with the dorm life! The dorms are brand new, very spacious, and nice! In addition, the staff that work at the dorms are truly helpful and approachable.

    Academic Rigor

    If you work hard throughout a semester for a class, you will be successful. The former includes studying ahead of time and having good attendance. In addition, the professors are very helpful when you ask them for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would strongly suggest that you have good SAT scores. In addition, try to be involved in clubs and volunteer activities. Finally, don't forget to have a good GPA.

    In three sentences

    The University atmosphere is great! People are very helpful and nice. The learning enrichment center is great, and the tutors are very helpful.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    THERE IS A WIDE VARIETY OF PLACES TO EAT AROUND CAMPUS. YOU CAN ALMOST SATISFY YOUR CRAVING EVERYTIME FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERY DAY.

    Dorm Life

    THE DORM LIFE IS OKAY NOT VERY MANY SOCIAL ACTIVITIES GOING ON OR MOTIVATION TO GATHER FOR STUDY GROUPS.

    Academic Rigor

    IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE INSTRUCTOR. I'VE HAD PROFESSORS WHO GIVE HOMEWORK EVERYDAY AND IT DOES NOT HELP AT ALL ON THE TEST AND I'VE HAD OTHERS WHO DON'T GIVE HOMEWORK AT ALL BUT EXPLAIN SO WELL SO YOU ACE THE CLASS. IT ALL JUST DEPENDS ON WHO YOU GET.

    Tips for prospective students

    I WOULD REALLY FOCUS ON BEING SURE OF YOUR ACADEMIC GOALS BEFORE YOU SPEAK A GENERAL ADVISOR THAT IS NOT ASSIGNED TO YOUR SPECIFIC FIELD OF INTEREST. THE GENERAL ADVISORS DON'T REALLY HAVE MUCH KNOWLEDGE OF MANY OF THE PROFESSORS THAT TEACH IN EACH SPECIFIC AREA OF STUDY SO KNOWING YOUR PERSONAL ADVISOR FOR YOUR OWN FIELD OF STUDY IS EXTREMELY HELPFUL.

    In three sentences

    THE THING ABOUT UTB IS THAT THEY DON'T REALLY OFFER YOU CLASSES THAT PERTAIN TO THE FIELD YOU ULTIMATELY WANT TO STUDY. FOR EXAMPLE SOME COLLEGES HAVE DIFFERENT BRANCHES FOR BIOLOGY MAJORS SUCH AS BIOLOGY PRE-D MED, PRE-PHARMACY PRE-DENTAL AND THEN YOU TAKE SPECIFIC COURSES THAT PERTAIN TO YOUR FIELD OF STUDY. IT IS NOT LIKE THAT HERE. THEY JUST HAVE BIOLOGY AS A MAJOR AND THAT COULD BE FOR ANYONE EX. FUTURE TEACHER, BIOLOGIST, DENTIST, ETC.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    73 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Dont really know

    Great for these types of students

    social

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Utb has alot of secret little places that students love to find and study since they are hidden and therefore quiet.

    What to do for fun

    REK center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since your first day of school make alot of friends, it is very hard to get by with just yourself, you need a lot of support from fellow students.

    In three sentences

    UTB is a beautiful campus with Spanish themed classrooms. It has a lot of studying hiding spots. Utb is a great college.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I enjoy walking around the campus and finding new place that i have never been before. I also enjoy hanging out with friends at the student union lawn.

    Food and Dining

    Inside the university they have a small restaurant inside the comedor, which is very tasteful and at a good price.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great. the dorms and apartments a beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    The college courses are at a fair level. some courses may be hard but the university provides infinite help for students to use.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy the university and take advantage of all the events that happen. Make new friends.

    In three sentences

    The university has great bachelors and masters program. Academic advising is very helpful to students. The university campus is beautiful and growing.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 104

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is many events on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Although there isn't much of a variety of food on campus, just across the street there is places to eat and also further there is great Mexican restaurants that you won't want to miss out on.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live in the dorms but i have heard that they are really nice and comfortable, perfect for studying or relaxing.

    Academic Rigor

    I strongly believe that by attending UTB you will have a great knowledge of whatever interest you most. There is a lot of intelligent peers around to help as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    UTB is a great school no matter any comments from anyone else. Take it from me, a student who actually attends the college and is pursuing a great career.

    In three sentences

    Astounding Academics. Beautiful campus. There is a lot of opportunities here at UTB.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I work out at the REK Center, it is a great place t get rid of all the stress.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Brownsville, has a very important place in my life, it means the opportunity for a better tomorrow. Nowadays,it is extremely important to have a college degree or technical certification, in order to find a well paid job. I would describe my life in two phases, before and after UTB, my life is better unfortunatelly, I didn't had the money to attend last semester Spring 2013, but hopefully I can attend this Fall 2013.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never needed help in regards to safety and we are very well informed on all crimes committed on or around campus.

    Greek Life

    none.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out at the REK center with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food available for everyone's taste.

    Dorm Life

    I rent a house.

    Tips for prospective students

    The instructors are well prepared and the environment is very friendly.

    In three sentences

    I used to attend another college for three years and let me tell you in two semesters enrolled at UT Brownsville I have learned twice as much. UT has great instructors. They really know their stuff. I recommend this university to anyone that is serious and ready to prepare themselves for the future with good credentials and knowledge.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good.

    What to do for fun

    They have plenty of events going on in the school. I myself joined a soccer team with a group of friends. We competed in a tournament created within the school.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great although it may sometimes be a little pricey.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I've heard they are great.

    Academic Rigor

    This University has been the first I attend, but it has definitely been tough on me academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely recommend them to try their best to start college as soon as possible. Some high schools allow to take college courses in there school, and they should definitely take advantage of those opportunities.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Brownsville has so far been a great school. The teachers and staff have been incredible. I would rate the school a 10 out of 10.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Indeed, there is a lot of campus security. When I used to have classes at night there would alaways be a security guard walking and checking everything that would be okay. So that really made me feel safe and nothing ahs ever happen to me.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities doen at the university that you really get entertain, and even get free food.

    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun at campus, is that I go to the game room. I either paly ther with my friends or go to an event that it is being held at campus.

    Food and Dining

    Indeed food is available all over our campus. We have cafeterias and restaurants that are close to the campus. So if we get hungry we either walk to a restaurant or go to the cafeteria at campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am not part of the dorm life, but I have been told that it is safe and ver comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    In a fact college is not easy, you have to work hard to ear your grades, so therefore I recommend to students to not take it for granted, if they need to study, you got to study. Don't study at the exact moment.

    Tips for prospective students

    I will recommend those students to study hard and they will meet their goals, I would also encourage them to be part of a club or organization so that they can experience group decisions and making new friends.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Brownsville is close to my house and easy location to be at. It also has one of the best nursing programs there is in the valley. And most of all the security, there is always a guard walking and checking everything.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    recreation parks near campus and inside. The gymnasium is awesome you could spend hours in it. Billiard tables on campus.

    Food and Dining

    not to much variety and very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Peaceful and secure.

    Academic Rigor

    excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    tutors online resources readings literal explanation

    In three sentences

    Excellent facilities, great personal, awesome and bad teachers, awesome equipment very high technology in every career lab. Security of campus is excellent and there never trouble with students.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    81 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We do have Border Patrol, Campus Police, and regular police officers all around the campus.

    Greek Life

    We have two fraternities and two sororities each frat partners with one sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    We actually have a Join a club day that is for any student and every club is there for you to learn more about.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are open-minded and love Hispanic Traditions this is a great place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have Charros Day and Dia de las Muertos a lot of Hispanic traditions we take pride in.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth every Penny considering the location and everything that you get included when attending.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the South Padre Island, to Mexico, and there is shopping, movies, and of course clubs and bars.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of food in Brownsville and sometimes the campus has gatherings where the food is free.

    Dorm Life

    They just re built the dorms a about a year ago they are really beautiful but they are really close to Mexico which might interfere with your cell phone provider.

    Academic Rigor

    I think it could be better.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a really great school but just like any other university have all your information ready when you register.

    In three sentences

    Best friendly educated staff. All amenities are included in the tuition such as a gym, peer tutors, and some basic medical needs. I rate it a four star because of the Texas weather you never know how its going to be.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Police does a great job of letting us feel safe no matter the time of day.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition and fees are very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    I like to hang out with friends at a local Brownsville coffee shop and go to the pool at the REK there on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There's not much more than a couple places to get something to eat on-campus: Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, and a small cafeteria. However, Brownsville has many restaurants that don't drain out your wallet and that actually have good food.

    Dorm Life

    I love the on-campus housing here. The Casa Bella faculty and staff make the adjustment to living away from home such an easy task.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't judge too quickly and be open for a challenge.

    In three sentences

    The scenery is beautiful here at the University. All of the professors just want the best for the students here. The student life does a great job with getting people involved in lots of different functions.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is cold and soggy. It is better to bring your own lunch or just buy it off campus.

    Dorm Life

    After the split there will be one dorm for the university.

    Academic Rigor

    Many professors teach the just what you need to get your degree. Many professors will get their exam off the internet so, you can study the answers only and not the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for a different university but if you have to come to this university then keep tabs on everything the school makes you do because they tend to loose your information and make you retake course even when you have taken them already.

    In three sentences

    This university is decent if you have low expectations. Many of the professors do not want to be there and they teach in a poor way. If you are lucky you will get a professor that is happy and will teach you everything you need to know.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    84 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Don't forget to add the campus police number in your cell phone!

    Greek Life

    Sororities and fraternities are a great way to be a part of something and have fun!

    Great for these types of students

    If you're going into a basic major, like English or History, you won't have any problems here.

    Bang for the buck

    What can I say? This university is as cheap as it gets- which is a good thing!

    What to do for fun

    Definitely go to Orange Crush at the beginning of the school year. Many clubs and sororities/fraternities have information booths so you can decide to be a part of something. Just stay informed in regards to events and go out there and have fun!

    Food and Dining

    I can't say much on the food since I hardly eat there. However, there is a McDonald's that offers good deals and is pretty quick with orders. There's also a Starbucks on campus, so that's pretty great.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but I've seen the dorms and they're pretty nice! They're pretty new, too.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, UTB has a long way to go. Currently, there are some good professors who teach their classes very well, but there aren't enough. UTB still needs some work adding more classes and academic opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest only doing your basics here and then transferring out. UTB has some quality education to offer, but there is much, much more out there. Try participating in the school events to make it slightly less boring.

    In three sentences

    UTB is very small and unsatisfying. To be honest, it gets pretty boring but on the bright side, it has a very homey, quaint feeling to it. The school does not lack quality, per say, but it definitely lacks variety and opportunity.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always there and respond quickly. Minor things here and there but everyone looks out for one another.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs to list and the activities are fun.

    Great for these types of students

    There is an indoor gym, a pool area, tennis area, park so many activities jump in on them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always charro days and other great activities that occur all year long. It would be great to participate in.

    What to do for fun

    There is a student union on campus which you can go chill with friends, we have our REK gym including an indoors gym, pool, etc... A park close by to enjoy the ourdoors what more could any one ask for.

    Food and Dining

    If you live of a budget the food is excellent and not expensive. There will be invites here and there so food is the least of anyone's worries.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life to me from my alumni friends is a great living environment. Security is always on hand and not to mention students warming up to others. It is affordable and great jobs are all around campus and surrounding areas.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are well understood, helpful, and not too demanding. Great work, knowledgeable and if you study, do your work you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take your education for granted, it is a very good idea to prepare yourself and learn from it. Make friends, they will help you and tell you what is needed and what to expect from other classes. Walk around explore the surroundings and campus, there are always art shows, concerts, and recreational activities. Enjoy yourself!

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere at The University of Texas at Brownsville is welcoming and the students are nice. Students make great friends get to know each other, go out and participate in an activity. The professors are great educators who know their materials and want to pass their knowledge on to great students whom will some day become a great person.

  • 09/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    With the split between UTB and TSC everything seems to be in weird locations, I hope they fix that soon.

    What to do for fun

    Orange Crush the first week is fun. Students get to meet other students and there are games and prizes. The university also hosts concerts at times and it gets fun. There is also the Bouganvelia Ball which is fun too.

    Food and Dining

    There was a Chic-fil-A that was good food. They also have other deli options and a snack bar but I prefer to take my own lunch or walk across to Subway because it is overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    Although I don't live in a dorm, I have friends who do. They say it is fun because of the activities they often have. There are some minor issues that have been reported but nothing too big.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the professors, but the majority in this campus have high expectations for their students. That itself is great because it allows us students to achieve higher goals and develop new knowledge we weren't aware of. It is always great to have challenging classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study. I cannot stress that enough. Use the lab resources available to you. Take advantage of the library hours. Don't get late to your classes because the best seats get taken quickly. Strive to do the best and engage in extra curricular activities.

    In three sentences

    UTB has recently gotten a divorce with its former affiliate TSC and that has caused a lot of changes and some minor issues.The first of school there was havoc with financial aid that hadn't gone through but it cleared up faster than expected. Their is a shortage on classrooms and professors have to share offices but hopefully that doesn't become a problem and affect us students. I personally believe if they make more classrooms it will be okay, that and parking.

  • 09/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    100% guaranteed.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of choices from ecology clubs to soccer teams. There's something for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students. It's a safe, strong, and united community full of people from all around the world. Here, we are equals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At night, you could go ghost hunting. Ask around. There are plenty of stories about UTB. Don't believe? Find out for yourself. You may be shocked to what you see.

    Bang for the buck

    Super cheap. Why go anywhere else? You learn everything you need to know at the best price.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Orange Crush or the International Day event. You meet a lot of people, play games, and could win some prizes.

    Food and Dining

    There is plenty of variety. Finding what you want is no problem.

    Dorm Life

    Absolutely comfortable. Great for first-time dorm students.

    Academic Rigor

    You need to study for every class and learn to manage your time. Reading is a must and so is note taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, don't worry. You will be immediately accepted. It happens 100% of the time. Second, try hard. Classes are challenging but effective. Third, most importantly, have fun and live in the moment.

    In three sentences

    The campus is eco-friendly and coexists well with its natural surroundings. The professors are dedicated to giving the best learning experience possible. It is culturally diverse.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although we are at the border of Mexico. I believe we have awesome campus security, there is a call post in every direction, and a police station near by.

    Greek Life

    Our Greek life has just started so it not that well known yet. I heard that the people who do participate in it do enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything and everyone and if not then you can start one with five dollars.

    Great for these types of students

    The university of great for all types of students. We have students from diffrent parts of the world who attend because the are from our soccer, golf, track and field, and volleyball team.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't any unusual tradition or locations on campus. However, our campus was Fort Brown which is known to be haunted. There are ghost tours on the campus and they say that the art building is haunted. The art building was where they kept the prisoners so you can hear the chains drag on the floor.

    Bang for the buck

    I guess it depends on how much you go out like clubbing, bars, or shopping in general. The city is one of the poorest in the nation so I am gonna say not that much.

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater in town which is at the mall, and a bowling alley. We are ten to twenty minutes away from South Padre Island which has the beach. South Padre Island is also the second place to go to for spring break.

    Food and Dining

    We don't have that much of a dinning hall but our little dinner has a great variety. . It serves desserts, pizza, salads, tacos, hamburgers, and it even has specials on certain days of the week. The setting is very nice, you can sit outside or indoors and there are pool tables.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms but I have heard that they are very nice. They just built a new building which has a pool and its gated. The dorms are mostly suits; living room, kitchen, two to three bedrooms, and a patio.

    Academic Rigor

    It has not been difficult in my opinion so far. What makes classes difficult is if you aren't prepared, never show up for class, or expected it to be like high school. My basics have been alright but taking advance courses will be difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your GPA in check! Always seek an advisor to make sure your on the right track. Join a club and attend the school workshops and events.

    In three sentences

    This University is more of a commute school, kinda like a high school. It does have wonderful professors, clubs, degrees, and help for students. It is a good college to get your feet wet and then transfer to another college.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The University is very affordable. It provides a friendly environment for students. They offer many opportunities for jobs and internships.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 104

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the Rek Center and play volleyball, basketball, racket ball, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is food. There's nothing special about it, but one thing, the food is good. it doesn't suck.

    Dorm Life

    you have your own space, and they make many activities for everyone that lives there to keep everyone motivated in staying.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone of the staff members will support you and will help you for your long term goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a hard time focusing in school, the professors here will make sure that you stay on track with everything.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Brownsville, they are very dedicated in changing they're students life's. They are very determined in making each and everyone that attends this college succeed in they're future. They will push you in finishing what you started.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    91 of 104

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    What to do for fun

    UTB has a building called student union and they have pool tables and couches for students to relax with in between classes. Many students go to the cafés and purchase snacks and other goodies. The campus also has a Starbucks located in the Barnes and Noble bookstore for the student's caffeine needs.

    Food and Dining

    The school has two cafés located on different side of the campus. The food choices are abundant from pizza to sandwiches and cookies and muffins. The student union cafe has great pizza.

    Dorm Life

    I do not love at the dorms but they are nice. They are about 5 minutes from the main building if you are walking. Driving to and from the dorms to campus takes less than 2 minutes.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are tough and must be taken serious. Some professors have extra credit opportunities and some do not.amy of the professors are on ratemyprofessor.com and some students have written reviews about them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take school seriously and dedicate your life to your studies. Get to know professors so they know who you are and can write you a letter of recommendation later on when you need one. Join a club and get involved in the community.

    In three sentences

    UTB is a great university filled with knowledgable professors and staff. There are plenty of jobs on campus for students. The opportunities for studying abroad and internships are endless.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 104

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great! There are security guards outside and inside the campus 24/7. They are around the parking lot, dorms, and the rec. Everybody feels safe!

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for students who want a home away from home, that still feels like home. The campus is in my hometown so I am always close to my family.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of activites and charity organizations on campus! We have outdoor movie nights with free munchies, parties at the doorm pool, and something us ocelots like to call Orange Crush. It is a party the first week of school with games, free food, music, and many other things. Not to mention, we have the 2013 NAIA Volleyball Champions!

    Food and Dining

    The food served in both cafes is very good! There is a different variety of foods and it is very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing! They are very beautiful, and are not far from the campus at all! They are very neat and pretty. Plus, they were recently built! So they are in great conditions. There are tons of chill spots and they even have a mini rec. Everybody is very friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    All academics are very seriously taken. The professors are all about their students, and expect great things from them! Classes are not easy, however they are interesting and worth your money! Overall, your grades and gpa matter a lot! No time for slacking!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't look for any other University! If you are looking for a friendly and welcoming enviornment, UTB is for you! My advice would be to totally apply and attend this university. Also, get really involved in campus activites! There are tons of clubs that are very fun and make college an amazing experience. Also, to take the classes they take very seriously, because the professor's mean business!

    In three sentences

    This university is great. It has a big variety of majors for the students to choose from and a variety of very wise professors. The campus is beautiful, the atmosphere is welcoming, and everybody is very friendly.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Is a really nice university with many knowledgeable staff.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    94 of 104

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    Campus Safety

    Is really safe because we have campus police going around the school at all hours so its really safe even at night.

    Greek Life

    There is Great life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a club for EVERYTHING! and if they don't have something you like, you can make your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for you if you like teachers that are really invested in their classes and actually want you to pass their course.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is no unusual traditions that I know of, but you can make your own.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is pretty cheap, so you would be saving A LOT of money.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can go to the pool which is only for the people that live in the dorm rooms, and there is a beach volleyball court.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really healthy and it tastes really good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome! You get to make a lot of friends and you all live in the same building.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not tough at all, but really interesting and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be nervous because you will have a lot of fun.

    In three sentences

    The university feels like its home because the campus is not that big. The professors are really nice and want you to pass their course. Classes are not boring and you will learn more in one day of college than all four years of high school.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    95 of 104

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    Campus Safety

    They have one program on that an officer make sure to get you safe in your car while the night,

    Greek Life

    To be honest, I spend more time with my family and studying than enrolling in students activities, I only want a club of math or something.

    Clubs and Activities

    I want to enroll in one club, but I don't know where to find out the clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    The Biomedical program it's intensive and better for me in many aspects than other universities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Charros Day, on this day every one wear like Mexicans, and bring mister amigo (a famous guest), and made a little parade.

    Bang for the buck

    The schedule system it's amazing , because it's impossible made a mistake like, put two classes at same time or with an inconvenient of 10 minutes with other class.

    What to do for fun

    Student Union, it's a building who allow us (the students), to spend time with other students, and relax.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria have a great variety of options, but don't have a healthy meals.

    Dorm Life

    I live apart, but I know many students who live there and seems to be good.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class require at minimum 1 hour per day of study to make easier the learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    For sure, take a course before the ACT or Compass.

    In three sentences

    Completely interest about student success. Great resources to find out help like, reading lab, math lab, and writing lab. Many professors have a flexible schedule with the office hours and made easier the success.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can workout at the Rec. They always have various activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get every paper work done in time.

    In three sentences

    I love the atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful people. the campus is big and clean.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 104

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    Food and Dining

    they have a cafe on campus and the pizza is very delicious and very inexpensive

    Dorm Life

    i do not know what they are like but they look very pretty from the outside

    Academic Rigor

    it is not difficult if you do what you have to do for every class

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard and stay on track of all your work and you will make it.

    In three sentences

    it is a very nice and organized school. the professors are courteous and are willing to help you with any work. overall i like it here and choose to stay here and finish my career

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    98 of 104

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    Campus Safety

    I've heard that you can get mugged right after you leave campus.Don't know if is true but that's what i've heard.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    99 of 104

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is very effective, there are a lot f security members all around the campus making sure every student life are safe.In my personal opinion I respect our officers and ell very grateful for having them there protecting us.

    Clubs and Activities

    UTB have a lot of activities all around the semester, I enjoy going to the university activities we relax and pass a very great time, meeting knew people.

    What to do for fun

    The University constantly do many activities for fun, in witch the students are able to each each others, this will help to make some friends

    Food and Dining

    The university have two adorable cafeteria, with delicious food and slow prices.

    Dorm Life

    I don't life in the dorm

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Texas at Brownsville have a middle rigor, if you straight to the university rules it will be fine and easy for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for the new generation who are planning to apply to the University of Texas at Brownsville is to be wise and take advantage of the programs that UTB have, for example the LS2 program, this program was design to help students to help students with their classes.

    In three sentences

    This is a great University with a lot of opportunities and awesome professors and. I feel so proud of being part of the University of Texas at Brownsville, I'm pretty sure that my school it's the best option to make my dreams came true.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The mall and the movies is a good place to out and enjoy free time.There is also the Rek at the campus to release stress.The student union is also a good place for anyone who want to meet up and talk for a while.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is somewhat good because the food is cheaper and its not that far.its convenient for any student and also a good place to nahgout with friends.It is somewhat good because there isnt alot of interesting things to find near campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great because everything is given and thers spacious parking lot and droms aswell.It is convenient for students and save more money on gas.It is a great place to stay at whenever you want to save money and hangout with freinds.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor int he niversity is highly great because there is anything ranging from teaching to engineering and people there are helpful.Whenever you are having trouble with anything,you can go to people in the financial aid office and they will guide you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do your financial aid on time and be on time for any deadlines.You have to also see which type of degree your gonna choose so that way there wont be any confusion in trying to apply for the classes.

    In three sentences

    The university is a place where sutdents are able to succeed and learn from their professors.There is also a variety of degrees that anyone can choose depending what your interest are.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    101 of 104

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    Great for these types of students

    friendly, active , and committed .

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    charro's day!!! a beautiful celebration in honor of the friendship between Mexico and USA. We have parade for 3 days and people dress like Mexicans. People sell Mexican food and at night everybody goes to the carnival.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym, downtown, to the park, plus there are events going on on campus so sometimes you wont even have to go out.

    Food and Dining

    The university is place right in the middle of restaurants so you have lots of options plus is next to downtown.

    Dorm Life

    nice, very comfortable rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    very strict when it comes to attendence

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid of college, it is a new way of living and learning but you are not alone. On the way you will have the support of teachers and staff who would always cheer you up.

    In three sentences

    excellent teachers and advisers always willing to help. If you are looking for cultural diversity this is the right place. UTB is a very active university there are several events going on every day and a lot of clubs to enroll.

  • 03/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    102 of 104

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe, lots of security, very clean.

    Greek Life

    no greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs are not very active

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to learn Spanish.

    What to do for fun

    Get to befriend some students and they will likely make you like their family.

    Food and Dining

    No food options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great, they're big and they're private.

    Academic Rigor

    Read before going to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up to class on time. Wear nice clothes for no one here comes to class in pajamas. Drink a lot of water for it is always hot in this part of the country.

    In three sentences

    The university has a very friendly environment. Most people speak Spanish as their first language. Many professors do not speak English very well.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    103 of 104

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    What to do for fun

    The beach is only 30 minutes away from campus so enjoy a day at the beach or drive to our national parks and wildlife parks.

    Food and Dining

    Be prepared to do your own cooking or eat outside campus, there are many places outside campus that specialize in Mexican food so take advantage of this. You will find a cafeteria where you'll find chips and snacks or prepackaged salads or sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    There are a few parties art the dorms but don't expect anything crazy.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the basic level courses are easy not all courses for your major will be as easy to pass, once you are taking advanced level classes you will have to dedicate time and effort towards those classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded, you will interact with people from different backgrounds so be open minded and flexible around others.

    In three sentences

    Multicultural Bilingual Historic

  • 05/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    104 of 104

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    Tips for prospective students

    Have this university as a second option! I honestly didn't want to stay in Brownsville. I wanted to leave and get out of the bubble but I simply could not afford it. Although it's cost friendly, it might not be for long. Some of the staff are some of the most rudest, idiotic people so be prepared to argue with them.

    In three sentences

    It's one of the least expensive universities within the UT System. It has a diverse student body. Have UTB as a second option.