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  • 07/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 out of 68 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 1 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    utsa is great for all types of students. especially for those students that have their mind set and are ready to go out into the world with a profession.

    Bang for the buck

    utsa is very affordable, especially for those that cannot afford a private university.

    Am enjoying being here

    utsa makes you feel very welcome. everyone seems so friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    most people think that a public university is bad but most classes here have about 30 students per class.

  • 08/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 out of 37 people found this review useful. 2 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone who is new coming freshman.

    Tips for prospective students

    You may think college is all fun and parties, it is but then if you do not know where your priorities lie, you can get bad grades thus might getting on probation. A good tip is to remain focused, do your work, never fall behind and study! Parties will always be here and there and fun is all around, just manage it all carefully.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, money is always an issue no matter what college you attend. Still, the faculty of financial aid are willing to help you get the most of your aid and help you out with payments. Plus, make sure you save up some money, or a lot of money for books and housing, that includes food.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the environment, the people, the whole feeling of being here and doing what i want to do.

    Am learning a lot

    What is there to learn about U.T.S.A. ? For starters, how great the college is! I love the size of the college, not so big but then again not so small. I learned that U.T.S.A. offers a variety of degrees from the Arts to Engineering majors. I have also learned that the people here at U.T.S.A. are here to help you, students are friendly and professors really want you to learn. Lastly, i learned that in college you can never get behind, you have to be focused and willing to do better and never settle for less.

  • 07/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 out of 26 people found this review useful. 3 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is great for all types of students, you just have to be willing to put in the effort to strive for the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the professor during their office hours, it's a great deal of help. SI sessions can be very helpful, so go to as many as you can if you're class offers them.

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA is very affordable and I'm getting a good education for what I'm paying.

    Am enjoying being here

    I've made a great deal of new friends, and there are lots of organizations that you can get involved in and give yourself something to do rather than sit in your dorm (or apartment) every night and study. Not that it's a bad thing to study, but it's great to give yourself a break once in a while

    Am learning a lot

    I didn't think I could learn more from the basic classes than everyone needs, but I have. There are some points that weren't even mentioned from my high school classes.

  • 01/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 out of 22 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 4 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is a great home for every type of student. With a diverse student body in an exciting city, there is always something to do for every one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you are here, do not hesitate to join clubs or speak up in class. There are organizations for every type of student, and the administration and student body is always willing to help out a fellow roadrunner.

    Bang for the buck

    The Financial Aid office here is always eager to help a student maximize his or her monetary rewards. Included with UTSA tuition are the gym, the clinic, and health services.

    Am enjoying being here

    At UTSA, the majority of the buildings are very new which makes for a very clean, modern campus. Not only is the campus beautiful, but everything is conveniently located making the necessity to go off-campus rare.

    Am learning a lot

    With most class sizes at UTSA being no larger than what high school students are already accustomed to, professors have a unique opportunity to interact with each student individually.

  • 04/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 out of 20 people found this review useful. 5 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is great for all types of students! Females, males, majorities, minorities, and all the other types you can think of! And the great thing is you will be able to find people and become friends with people of all types !

    Tips for prospective students

    Fully prepare and research before settling down with a decision! Look through all the housings, on and around campus, and research all your options of when and where to take your classes. Most importantly, don't feel scared or intimidated about coming to college. As being a Korean, I am a minority and a female but the school environment welcomed me right in and had me meet great people all throughout my college years.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition fee is not a give away because the school provides students with great facilities and service. One of the great facilities in school is the Rec Center. Its is a gym center for UTSA students, opened until 12am on weekdays and it includes a basketball court, indoor soccer field, racquetball courts, indoor track, treadmills, and even a lazy pool. In a time of stress, the Rec Center is a great place to let everything down and just focus on working out and sweat away all the frustration. UTSA provides over 20 restaurants on campus, including Chick-fil-A and Chili's, and even has a hair salon and a stationery store.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are housings all around the school that is very close with a shuttle bus system. Plenty of student organizations make up the school and all my friends are busy helping out or enjoying an event each weekend. I am currently joined in a Korean campus Bible study group called BASIC (Brothers And Sisters In Christ). It is opened for everyone and it helps me meet new people and to discuss about my interest and learn more! Importantly, the school provides a great studying environment. The library is opened for 24 hours on weekdays, which helps the students to check up in their studies in a quite and comfortable environment.

    Am learning a lot

    There are plenty of classes that you can take! UTSA offers a varity of different subjects taught by various professors that widens your choice of which classes to take and from whom you should take it from. I am currently a Psychology major and all the classes that I've taken (both psychology related & core classes) have taught me thoroughly about the subject and more. Outside of class, the school has both an Army and Air Force corp that allows for an individual to learn to build his or her characteristics and to provide an opportunity to join the forces.

  • 03/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 15 people found this review useful. 6 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Humanities students who want to save money, as our college of humanities is not a bad one at all and employs a variety of very good professors, especially in anthropology; students who want to do research in the sciences, as we have many graduate programs available including programs aimed at getting students interested in research and later admitted into graduate school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not live on campus. Housing is ridiculously expensive for what is offered. If you choose off-campus housing, choose somewhere a little bit farther out - the difference in price is amazing. If you currently live at home with your family in San Antonio, stay there. Take advantage of as many free events as you can. UTSA offers movie showing on Friday nights, and has several events throughout the year where they give out free t-shirts, food, miscellaneous items, and hold contests. Go to as many of these as possible. You paid for them, so don't ever feel guilty. The Recreation Center offers trips throughout the year to different places in Texas for activities like canoeing, kayaking and backpacking at discounted pricing. Take advantage of these also. Develop an early and close relationship with your professor by not only talking to them after class but by going to their office hour and emailing them. Talk about things other than that particular class, and try to get to know them as a person. Also, until they know it by heart, always tell them your name. You'd be surprised how long it takes for them to remember it.

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA definitely has one thing going for it - at about $4,500 a semester for a full-time student it is affordable. However, with the state of Texas facing a large budget shortfall, cuts are in the making, and UTSA has suffered as a result. Currently the school's financial aid is in a sort of limbo as a result of the budget cuts, while several thousand students depend on it. While tuition is reasonable, UTSA gets you with the fees, which are upwards of $1,000. One good thing about UTSA - they are always giving out something free for some reason or another.

    Am enjoying being here

    As a commuter college still on its way to become a university whose name actually impresses people, UTSA is in a very transitional state. As a large college, there are a large variety of activities going on at any one time, but there is a lack of unity on campus. That may change in the future as we just got our own football team, but for now the college seems like motley crew of people simply trying to get their degrees done, many of whom don't take their studies as seriously as they do their parties or Greek societies. As for the professors, in many of the colleges they are more focused on their research than on the quality of education that they provide to the students. With the student population increasing every year (right now it sits at 30,000), many of the classes are overcrowded, parking is a mess, and the relationship between the student and the professor suffers. It is incredibly difficult to develop any sort of relationship with your professor, much less a close enough one for them to write a good letter of recommendation - and with scholarship and graduate program applications asking for several, it is almost impossible. Amenities are improving. We have a large variety of restaurants on campus, including Chic-fil-a, Chili's, Burger King, Panda Express, Taco Cabana and two Starbucks, but these are pricier than their stand-alone cousins, and never participate in any of the advertised promotions. We have a state-of-the-art Recreation Center, which looks very nice and offers many ways to work off those freshman fifteen. UTSA also just built two very nice looking buildings, the Bioscience Technology and Engineering Building, and the Applied Engineering and Technology Building, but unfortunately they only house professors' offices, labs, and a few graduate classrooms. UTSA has two parking garages and is in the process of building a third, but the parking passes for these garages cost about three times as much as a regular parking pass, and they aren't building any more lots. Another building in the works is the North Paseo Building, which will house more classrooms. These examples epitomize UTSA's current situation - a former commuter school aiming for Tier One Status.

    Am learning a lot

    As a state school, UTSA has a large variety of programs to choose from. Unfortunately, also like a state school, quantity is valued over quality here. Odds are, if you are majoring in something in the college of business, science, or engineering, your first three years of classes will have upwards of one hundred students enrolled. Professors cope by making tests all Scantron and Parscore, and to make things worse each discipline requires a different one. This only allows professors to test your memorization skills, not comprehension or critical thinking. I was able to get by in genetics without ever knowing what exactly a ribosome was. However, some professors do make the effort to get to know their students and there are some very experienced professors who still employ short answer and essay exams, but they tend to be only in the college of humanities.

  • 08/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The student clientele at UTSA is pretty well-rounded. There's a niche for everyone, you've just gotta go find it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The parking situation is a toughie. If you want a spot, you've gotta give yourself fifteen or so minutes to find one, or get a moped/motorcyle for special parking. Or try parking at the Valero parking lot where you get shuttled from the parking lot to the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes aren't too expensive for going to a state school. Some of the professors really give you your money's worth, but then there are those professors who could care less. Check ratemyprofessors.com. It's saved me from some terrible professors! Another good idea is to attend S.I. sessions or go to the TRC Q-lab for some extra help.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many things to do on campus and so many club gatherings to attend. The rec has a lot of cool hang out spots and a great exercising facility. There are also some decent places to eat or just hang out at. It's pretty easy to make friends here.

    Am learning a lot

    You'll learn as much as you put into it, just like anything else. Ask lots of questions of your professors: you'll learn and look like you're giving it a good amount of effort.

  • 08/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are living off campus, parking can sometimes be a hassle. I would suggest the UTSA Shuttle Bus or leaving home an extra 10-15 minutes early to find that spot. Trust me you are going to need it. If you are living on campus, you can use a bike or walk. The dorms are not the far from campus if you use your shortcuts.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that you go to your professor during their office hours, or if your not the one on one person, then try the SI sessions or the TRC Lab. Also, make good use of the library since it is open 24/5.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that you will get your moneys worth at UTSA! The experience that you will have is worth it. I am a cheerleader for UTSA, so there is a lot for one to do on and off campus. The student population at UTSA is pretty well diverse. There is something on campus for everyone, you just have to know where to look and who to talk to.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at UTSA. It has activities for everyone to do. The people that you will meet are campus will probably end up becoming some of your best friends, in the long run.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot at UTSA. Not just in academics but also about myself. UTSA has great professors who are willing to help you if you just make the effort.

  • 08/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you live on campus, make sure you but yourself a bike. If you commute, make sure to leave with plenty of time to get to class. Make good use of the library. SI sessions have been proven to increase grades by a full letter so do attend when you have the chance.

  • 09/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Balance between studying and fun is a must! But of course this is true for all college students. Get to know the campus, it helps so you dont waste time walking the longer routes to class. Class scheduling should also be set so that you do as little transportation as possible (to and from the campus).

    Bang for the buck

    Unless you go to a community college you can expect college to be very expensive. UTSA is for the most part has a pretty good price for its price. They offer many free programs, free shuttles to get to class, free gym membership at the recreation center, and much more. The price is definitely worth it when you get a quality education with much more. My only problem so far is paying my on campus apartment rent.

    Am enjoying being here

    I decided to go to UTSA with the intention of transferring to UT Austin through the CAP program. After less than a week of being here at UTSA I backed out of the CAP program and decided I wanted to stay here at UTSA for my four years of college. UTSA is a great campus, the people are fun and nice, and I have no reason to not like it here.

    Am learning a lot

    They have tons of programs included in your tuition that allows you to take advantage of and help in your classes. They have free tutoring, writing centers that help you with your writing for free, they have SI classes that help you in your classes, again free. A lot of people commonly decide UTSA is not a good school just because it is a satellite of UT Austin but it is in fact a great school thats growing very fast. I hope to one day see it as big as UT Austin and Texas A&M.

  • 11/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kids who want to stay at home in S.A. or for those who want to go to a University but not a huge one.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have lived here all my life, and the school is great for someone who wants to stay in town. There is a great atmosphere about the school. And if your not from San Antonio, the school is not to big so you wont feel completely overwhelmed and lost.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap considering everyone else. If your from S.A all you have to worry about is tuition, fees, and books. I payed nothing outta pocket, thanks to financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am only here for a short while, both at the downtown campus and 1604 but I really like it. The downtown campus is located very conveniently in the heart of downtown, so if your not from San Antonio, a little sight seeing between classes could be something fun to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Learning depends on the type of person you are and the type of person your professor is. Sometimes you will have to adjust your learning styles in order to follow along. If your a visual learner you have to stay focused because most teachers lecture. But I have learned a lot. I come home and almost everyday I tell my parents something new.

  • 12/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student, from those looking for athletic and Greek clubs to serious students who want to hit the books, join academic clubs and be prepared for their future jobs will fit in perfectly here. There is a diverse population of people from all over, come be a part of it!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a place where you can be yourself, earn a degree and have fun meeting new people; UTSA is a great place to look with a nice price tag. Find a place close by or live on campus to cut transportation prices out of the equation and allow for quick access to the campus or your home if there is ever a need.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper than UT Austin with the a great and climbing standing in the college ranks. The professors know what they're doing and the information is accurate and up to date. A great library system with online catalogs, professional journals and free newspapers is open 24 hours with plenty of computers, private rooms and cubicles for study. The campus also has a great recreation center with a rock climbing wall and several sport fields open to all students.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is pleasant, accepting and friendly. There are plenty of events and clubs to incorporate all students into the UTSA culture and make college fun. The recreation center on campus is extensive and conveniently located.

    Am learning a lot

    UTSA has great professors that are not only good at what they do but make the subject matter enjoyable and easy to learn. Classes are difficult but that's how you know its worth the money, right? UTSA also offers SI sessions and has a huge library with helpful staff to further your success.

  • 07/10/2009

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school for students who come from middle class homes, its a great enviroment. Two of my family members already attend the university, i look forward to doing the same in August!

  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I do believe any student would enjoy their attendance at UTSA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choosing UTSA would be an awesome choice. I think you can receive the same amount of education you would at any ivy league schools. A handy tip would be to manage your time and priorities. There are many distractions, but you must know the time and place for them. Study, study, study!

    Bang for the buck

    Even though all colleges are expensive, I believe UTSA really gives you all that you pay for. I think it's fairly affordable for anyone, even if you couldn't afford a private school, you could still manage to pay for UTSA.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am really enjoying being here. Even though I was born and raised in San Antonio, I love it even more knowing that we have such an amazing university right out our back door. The college experience is a thrilling roller coaster, you never know which loop your going to go through next.

    Am learning a lot

    Every day here at UTSA you learn more than you did the day before. You have so many wonderful resources to use and they are very helpful. I learned a lot about the different undergraduate programs they offer. Attending both the downtown and the main campus is a fun experience and you receive the equal amount of education from both campuses.

  • 12/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If your looking to go to college and get a great education while at the same time have and make new friends, then U.T.S.A is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    when attending U.T.S.A or any college it is always good to be prepared for anything and everything. You need to always be on top of your school work and make sure you always study for your test. Also for your first semester don't overload yourself with classes take it easy your first semester so you can get the feel of what college life is then you will no your boundaries and no what you can handle and what you can't.

    Bang for the buck

    At U.T.S.A you can get an outstanding education at a lower price then almost any four year institute here in Texas. Tuition is some what cheap and getting financed is easy to do at U.T.S.A, not to mention the school itself offers a lot of scholarships making it even easier to pay for school.

    Am enjoying being here

    U.T.S.A is a fun and great school. They have tons of activities for you to enjoy and a lot of places at the college where you can hang out with friends. They also have a lot of events that take place at the school that and cool to do. My favorite event was casino night, where we got to play all sorts of poker games.

    Am learning a lot

    U.T.S.A has been a great experience this first semester for me. They have great teachers and lots of people there who are willing to help you if you need it. They have tons of tutors and teachers who will give up some of there time to teach you what your having a difficulty understanding.

  • 10/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student! There are so many different people here at UTSA that I am not able to pinpoint it to just a few major types!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely recommend joining the Greek life on campus. Although I am not a apart of the Greek life, a lo t of the main events that go around on campus are sponsored by the Greeks, and they are always involved! If not interested in Greek life, there are PLENTY of clubs that are available to students from every walk of life.

    Bang for the buck

    From residence life to the beautiful campus, the price, even for out-of-state, if very reasonable and there is plenty of financial aid that is available to any and every student!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus has so many wonderful people and everyone is nice! The dorms are ten0times better than most other college campuses because they are apartment style which means, your own room! The campus is not too big and not too small. It makes you feel as if you are at large university, such as UT Austin, without all of the confusion!

    Am learning a lot

    At the UTSA, unlike most other large college campuses, all of the buildings are in the same vicinity so getting to class is no problem! The professors are all willing to work with students individually to help them make the grade. The lecture halls vary in size, but for the most part, are a decent and hold approximately 100 students. All professors have office hours in which you can visit them and ask them anything! Another thing that UTSA offers are Supplemental Instructors. These instructors, or SI's hold sessions that help students with the class that they are taking because they, in fact, have already taken the class themselves! If you attend the SI sessions, your average grade will go up a whole letter!

  • 11/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for those who are disciplined and know how to control themselves being away from home. Since, you'll be having fun while keeping up the GPA you've always wanted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Do not procrastinate. And do not party too much cause this will affect you later on and it will be reflected on your grades.

    Bang for the buck

    I consider it being a bit expensive yet worth it for the college experience and this university has a lot of resources that help.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here. The weather is perfect and everyone is very happy and there is never riots or crimes. It is peaceful yet there is a few parties once in a while.

    Am learning a lot

    It has one the best professors and if you cant understand something there is tutors around that will help you until you understand it.

  • 01/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is great for all kinds of students, but you must be prepared to study hard and actually attend all your classes. You would be surprised how many students just throw away their money by not even showing up to class. That is unwise because you're paying thousands of dollars for it, you might as well utilize all the resources you can!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to become involved in something that you're interested in. College is very much about the level of education you receive and logging in the proper study hours, but it is also very much about socializaiton. There are a myriad of opportunites for everyone to have something they're passionate about. It doesn't matter what organization you join, just get out there and join something! You will not regret all the experiences and people you are able to meet and come together with for a common purpose.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not cheap by any means, but it is reasonable compared to other universities. I myself have to depend on loans, scholarships, and all the help my family can give me. I'm not looking forward to paying all those college loans after college, but I feel like the quality of education that I'm receiving is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    UTSA is an enormous campus with a very spirited campus life. There are so many organizations for students to join and be a part of something. It is very easy to make friends and get to know your peers. The classes for freshman and sophomores are very big and are filled with around 200 students, so it's important to make allies in each of your classes. Everyone seems to be nice and helpful at this school.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors really try to work with their students and are simply excellent educators. The professors that I have had these past two semesters have made their lectures interesting and enjoyable. There are some exceptions to this; students should always make sure to check out reviews on their professors to ensure a good learning experience.

  • 03/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want that college experience. Who want to me new people and are willing to learn about what the world is like out there. If you are looking for a university that is collected, has activities going on, and is chill UTSA is a good place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get distracted by others. Don't be afraid to use the advising centers, they are there to help you. As well as the tutoring centers, they are established there to help you. Don't give up, study, work hard. But most of all don't forget to breathe and enjoy college.

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA is affordable unlike the other universities. The food/restaurants here are great. The people and staff are nice. Their are people here at UTSA that are willing to help and answer any questions. It is a great school. So go for it!

    Am enjoying being here

    I actually enjoy UTSA. The campus is expanding and it’s a nice school. It’s a clean well kept campus. Everyone is pretty friendly and the students are very active. You will always see people with a booth table giving information on their club or just doing fundraisers. It is a fun campus with activities going on. The recreation center is amazing, so use it while you are there! I have meet many new people and I am from San Antonio. A lot of my friends are transferring to UTSA because of how chill it is.

    Academic Rigor

    You can learn new things just about anywhere, but UTSA has broaden my knowledge greatly. Not just academically, but in maturity as well. UTSA provides tutoring centers paid by your tuition so it is free to go to. It helps a lot, so you shouldn't be afraid to step into one. I am learning a lot throughout the months. In some large classes they have SI leaders. SI leaders are basically students who have previously taken the class and passed with an outstanding grade. They will be there to hold sessions after or before class to go over what the teacher lectured about. It is not mandatory that you attend the sessions, but they are helpful. They definitely helped me. I was worried about the classes being too big and I wouldnâ??t be able to learn, but the tutoring centers help. And your professor, depending on them, will help you out if you are struggling. Just ask for their office hours. But if you are to afraid to go up to them and ask them for help, ask the students around you or go to the tutoring center. They are always willing to help. As for me I love it. I am learning a lot. I have attended SI sessions and have been to the tutoring centers. I truly mean it, if you are afraid that you wonâ??t get the help you need, you definitely will.

  • 07/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is a great school for students seeking a bachelor's degree from a local university but wish to attend a Tier 1 graduate school. Students graduating Cum Laude or higher often have aspirations of attending the University of Texas at Austin's graduate school. Many students use UTSA as a springboard for more schooling in the northeast (especially those pursuing careers in Law). It offers lots of opportunities for campus life, but it's not atypical of an average university. Overall, UTSA has a decent amount of activities, events and clubs in which social students will prosper. Academic students are the most prominent around campus, since they dominate classrooms as star pupils, TAs and SIs (Section Instructors). UTSA has a moderately-competitive academic atmosphere, but it becomes increasingly rough as less-studious people are dropped due to low GPAs. The Honors College is barely visible around the school but honors clubs are important figures in the university social structure. Students looking for a degree close to home, in this case Central Texas, will always feel at home at UTSA. As the college grows larger, UTSA will become more than a regional university and instead a nationally-recognized institution. However, that day is far away and for now the type of student seeking a good education close to home will feel the most comfortable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should not underestimate UTSA's academics. The school places people with GPAs below a 2.0 on probationary status. If no improvement has been made after a semester of being on academic probation, the student will get kicked out. This happens to a lot of freshmen; don't think it won't happen to you, because it can. Students often feel lonely at UTSA since clubs don't always flaunt themselves to incoming freshman. Go out there and be active in the community! If you can't afford to drive back and forth to campus, consider living on campus for a while. It's the best way to make new friends and become well-known around school. Also, avoid taking 12 hours every semester. UTSA's freshmen advisers encourage students to do this, but it's only supposed to be for your first semester. Take 15 hours during your spring semester. Taking 12 hours for every semester will result in a 5-year degree instead of the expected 4.

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA is a public school; that in and of itself means that the school gets significant funding from the State of Texas to lower tuition rates and provide very cheap services. Students have access to an award-winning recreational facility (dubbed The Rec), select free medical services, sprawling soccer fields, computer labs, and conference rooms. Tuition rates at UTSA are some of the lowest among 4-year colleges in the United States; admittedly, however, this is due in part to San Antonio's low inflation rate. It's a pain for me to have to dish out the kind of money required to attend a large tertiary institution like UTSA every semester, but it's well worth the cost. The university runs a large financial aid department which works with individuals (through counselors) to pay for the rather hefty bill any respectable college requires. I've been to their fiscal services and financial aid offices, both of which are bustling with people who are paid by the State of Texas to help you fund your college education. UTSA's professors accept relatively low salaries, so many are not top-level lecturers like you will find at Ivy League universities. Yet, most are truly dedicated to their discipline (from Anthropology to Astronomy), if inexperienced. It's not a question of how many services the university offers to its student body, but whether or not one can afford to pay what a respectable post-secondary school demands. UTSA works with you, sure, but it's important to realize that they can only go so far to help students finance their college years. If you can afford to attend UTSA, the price will be well worth its pain.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a developing university, and its student body really does reflect that. UTSA has over 30,000 undergraduates and graduates, but you would never feel it. Most students come and go as they please, many having not ever engaged the school's clubs, fraternities, festivals or events. This has lead to the college being pejoratively labeled a commuter school by some. However, UTSA has an amazing and fun social scene if you are willing to stick around after classes are done. The student leaders put on an annual BestFest in commemoration of Dia de Los Muertos in the fall and Fiesta UTSA during the spring semester. Lots of students gather around at these times to take a break from the stresses of college life and enjoy the campus. Students are encouraged to check out these events during Freshman Orientation (which everyone must attend). Some newer traditions include the annual Party at the Paseo, which takes place during Fiesta, and Roadrunner Days. I personally enjoy every minute I'm at UTSA. Being involved in several clubs, such as Student Government, the Young Democrats, Green Society, French Club, Soccer and Theatre Club has only strengthened my ties to the school. Just putting yourself out there will garner so many organizations who would love to have you as their newest member. If you can motivate yourself to move to club meetings after class, you'll be welcome at UTSA's campus. It's very fun, albeit challenging at times, since so many potential members do not care for extracurricular involvement. I enjoy being involved in the scene, but it's obviously not for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    Striking up a conversation with strangers about the University of Texas at San Antonio yields mixed results around the city. A common perception of some uninformed people is that UTSA is little better than a community college for San Antonio's north side. Unfortunately, that couldn't be farther from the truth. UTSA has begun seeking status as one of Texas' premiere universities, although much work still needs to be done. As such, its academics have followed suit. Professors encourage students to come to class every day, warning that those who do not rarely pass let alone achieve decent grades. Instructors often utilize the John Peace Library and various other systems around school (such as the computer labs, distance learning technologies and campus events) to engage student learning. Unfortunately, as a disadvantage to both the university and some unmotivated students, studying is often self-taught. Other pupils are often reluctant to form study groups or tutor anyone who isn't their friend. That being said, the professors are usually very friendly and willingly to work with whoever comes to their office hours. Overall, you will learn a lot at UTSA so long as you can do things on your own. Students and professors sometimes do reach out to help. I'm sure that, over time, the school will develop a much closer academic community.

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are really nice. They want the students to enjoy themselves, but in a safe manner and environment. They are easy to locate because they are everywhere, but it's not overwhelming or anything--all for the safety of the students. I feel safe on campus no matter what time it is or where I'm at.

    Greek Life

    None of the sororities or fraternities own a house because of certain rules and regulation in San Antonio, but that doesn't mean that Greek Life isn't big on the UTSA campus. There's many to choose from, all of which have their own special signature. Greek Week is very fun and active with the whole campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a TON of clubs to pick from so you will definitely find the one that is your fit. Also, there are activities every single week; something is happening every day, just be on the look out for flyers and facebook notifications. Best advice: GO! You never know what kind of people you are going to meet aor what kind of things you are going to experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who like to have options of things to do that are cheap and close by. Also great for those who love meeting new people and walking everywhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UTSA has a lot of school spirit and with this being their first year with a football team, the games get ROWDY!! Also, a lot of people longboard on campus which is really neat. Midday, campus is the place to be Tuesdays through Fridays; there's booths, all kinds of people, and music--students are just having fun and having fellowship.

    Bang for the buck

    Bookstore is overpriced, but what college bookstore isn't? If you apply for your FAFSA and financial aid, UTSA is affordable. BUT you should by your books online or from upperclassmen, not the bookstore!

    What to do for fun

    UTSA is always hosting events on campus such as kareoke, open mic, or movie nights. The best part is that they are almost always FREE! Plus, if you cannot make it to any of those events, there are different organizations passing out flyers and information all week on campus about different events they host.

    Food and Dining

    UTSA has a wide array of choices on campus with two food courts. Also, for those who have a meal plan, the Roadrunner Cafe is a great place with lots of variety. It doesn't get old because there are so many different choices from sushi to burgers or hot wings to stir fry.

    Dorm Life

    The fellow students living in the on-campus place that you choose are all very nice. There are a lot of events within the communitys to promote socializing. Maintenance can be slow some times, but, overall, life on campus is great!

    Academic Rigor

    UTSA classes are nothing that a student can't handle. If you go to class, take notes, turn in assignments, and do at least some studying outside of the classroom, you will do well. No class is a blow off class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be scared to just talk to the person sitting next to you or someone eating by themselves. Take advantage of the facilities that are there for students, such as the library services and advising services. They are there to help you and you are wasting money by not using them.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is incredibly diverse and multi-cultural. It encourages student participation on campus, as well as promoting different things to help students in their studies. It is a very student-friendly environment.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 267

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    Campus Safety

    UTSA-PD ensures the students with a sense of safety and security. There is nothing to fear as long as we have our Roadrunner cops.

    Greek Life

    There are a number of fraternities and sororities that are quite active on campus. The majority of them value community service and displaying leadership in our community; taking initiative when no one else can.

    Clubs and Activities

    From athletics to culinary clubs, to social drama to rugby, there are always different groups or activities going on. With more then 200+ clubs, there is bound to be a group or activity for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for everyone! With a vast, divers student population, UTSA is renowned for equipping students with the necessary knowledge of acquiring the major that they want.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rowdy round up days are specific days set aside where the majority of the school's populations come out for a relaxing, fun, and enjoyable evening. There are always new people to meet with interesting backgrounds and stories. In other words, look forward to those days!

    Bang for the buck

    As for the Bang for the Buck, the value of the tuition is acceptable. you should be able to afford to pay of the first semester with a summer job and work part time during the second semester. The tuition cost is one of the cheapest in the state, due to the fact that its a state run school.

    What to do for fun

    With an outstanding rec center and a six-flags styled lazy river, what more do you really want? Knowing that the membership is included in the tuition, take full advantage of it!

    Food and Dining

    With a state-of-the art salad bar, what more could you really want? There are various assortments of different kinds of food, coming from all cultures and backgrounds. The cafeteria is probably one of my favorite places on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Here, at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the dorms are AMAZING! Compared to other UT schools in the state, I believe that San Antonio has the best student dorms. They are spacious, big, clean, and worth spending time in.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Texas at San Antonio has an abundant amount of outstanding professors, waiting to assist your needs if you put the time to come to them. Don't assume that the professors will help you out if you never introduce yourself to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect the unexpected. UTSA is located in the busy city of San Antonio. With a growing population, there will always be something new every day.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio exhibits an outstanding support for school and team spirit. Because the college is situated both on the outskirts (main campus) and downtown (second campus) regions of San Antonio, there are numerous opportunities for participation in various organizations and volunteer. Be Rowdy, Go Runners!

  • 06/05/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anybody who is willing to leave their past behind to start something new.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready...to have fun and learn all year long.

    Bang for the buck

    I hope it is money is really tight without loans.

    Will enjoy being here

    As of now, I can't wait to be there.

    Will learn a lot

    I hope I will learn a lot.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 267

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    Great for these types of students

    Overall, the campus is great, and i would recommend anyone to come here.

    Bang for the buck

    I suggest for thoses students goin into Architecture to get as many scholarships as possible. The classes do require that you buy alot of materials that can get very costly.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being in the College of Architecture requires alot of work and time management. Architecture majorws will be spending alot of time working on projects to meet the deadlines.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently enrolled in the College of Architecture at UTSA. The program is great and is taught by great professors.

  • 10/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 267

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone, this school has so much to offer, you won't be disappointed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and smart, Get a plan as far as organization when it comes to your classes and schedule. Time management is key. Get involved in the campus and have a little fun. Your there to learn, but don't kill yourself, live a little. Don't get too crazy. Do the readings and attend SI sessions, Get to know the professors, it can help when it comes to close grades and test judgments. Sit near the front so you don't have that many distractions.

    Bang for the buck

    For the money, its a great education. UTSA is moving towards a tier 1 research school and the on campus support programs help pull you through tough times in classes. The Tomas Rivera Center helps along with SI Sessions through your courses. It is definitely up there with UT Austin and other wide ranked universities as far a education, in my opinion.

    Am enjoying being here

    As we all know, it is school but the environment allows you to be relaxed and study smart. The campus is centralized so you arent running across campus, worring that you arent going to make it to your next class. I enjoy it

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very knowledgeable on their subjects and their enthusiasm drives me and other students alike to participate in class discussions and study sessions. They make you want to learn the subject at times, No matter what the class size.

  • 12/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 267

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking for great college career with a friendly environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is SO much different than high school. If your a procrastinator, try to change that before you come to college because its hard to grow out of it once your here. Also study as much as you can and avoid going out alot. One thing I learned is don't overload yourself during your freshman year. Freshman year is a time for learning the new routine, making friends, and understanding what college is all about. Enjoy it!

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA offers alot of great majors and degrees for everyone. Every college is going to be expensive, but UTSA offers alot for what you pay. It offers free tutoring, free shuttle services, alot of campus activites, recreation memberships, discount offers from local buisnesses, and lots of other stuff.

    Am enjoying being here

    This campus is so beautiful and there is always so much to do around campus. Also, with so many clubs to join there is something for everyone. The hometown environment is also great because it never hectic and everyone is always so nice. It's not too big but not too small. Also, the campus

    Am learning a lot

    UTSA is an awesome school! They really care about your education and go out of their way to teach you. The class selections are great and professors are passionate about their classes. They are always looking for their students input on how to make their classes better.

  • 12/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 267

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    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is great for any type of student. UTSA is especially great if you're a CAP (Coordinated Admissions Program) student. This school will definitely help you get way above the 3.2 GPA. Trust me, I know. I am a CAP student and I attend UTSA right now.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're planning to attend UTSA, then good choice. You guys are going to have a NEW football team playing in the Southland conference. Remember to go to the SI sessions 'cause they do help build good study habits, especially if you're an incoming freshman. Hangout at the cafe, meet some new people, and remember to leave enough time in between your classes to get there on time and to get a bite to eat.

    Bang for the buck

    Price will always be a hassle at any college. However, there are plenty of places you could find a job at or near the campus. In most cases, you will get help from financial aid at UTSA. UTSA is specifically a Hispanic serving university. So, if you're of Hispanic descent you're in luck!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is not half bad. UTSA is still expanding and building new buildings for students and faculty. The people are friendly here, and there's also alot to do! The campus is literally across the highway from a large mall, Six Flags, and Seaworld. So when you have time to spare you can go across the street and there's always something to do. Not to mention downtown is only 15-20 minutes away!

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the professors here seem to really care about their students. Classes are fairly easy, and even if you end up in a difficult class there will more than likely be curves and extra credit added. Professors do not want to see you fail here.

  • 02/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 267

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who enjoy a fun, safe, and involved community should attend this school. There renovations are fantastic and most of all of the buildings are fresh and new.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Because UTSA is gaining more publicity, it is going to be harder getting into this institution for years to come.

    Bang for the buck

    For the quality of education you receive at this institution, it is fair to say that it is a relatively cheap education. UTSA shows that you can afford a great education.

    Am enjoying being here

    This institution is wonderful. The environment is very clean and both the students and faculty take their jobs seriously. The campus is relatively safe as well, the local police force does well to patrol the area often.

    Am learning a lot

    I find that the of education provided here is of high quality.

  • 03/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 267

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    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is a great school for those who want to learn. Learning at UTSA is easy as long as students participate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of assignments and do not procrastinate! Use all the resources the professors give to you as well as the library.

    Bang for the buck

    If you receive financial aid, good. tuition is usually $3000 to $5000 per semester depending how many classes you are taking. The university offers scholarships and holds contests at the beginning of the semester for free books!

    Am enjoying being here

    The learning environment is great! There are small classes available which make it possible to have one-on-one time with professors. The Ta's, advisors, Supplemental Instructors, and professors will give students the resources they need to succeed.

    Am learning a lot

    There are very many subjects students can major in. UTSA has a great learning environment! The Professors are extremely helpful as well the advisors and supplemental instructors. UTSA is a great university which is currently trying to achieve Tier One status and it is clear that it will be soon.

  • 04/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 267

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    Great for these types of students

    For all kind of students that want to become a professionist.

    Tips for prospective students

    Put some effort since the beginning. Dedicate some time to school and you will do it great.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty cheap. I now it brings a lot of expenses but compared with private schools is a really afordable way to study.

    Am enjoying being here

    This is a wonderfull school because it is no so big but not small. All the people are really friendly and the place this schooll is located is beautiful.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot because the classes are not so big, so it help me to have a more interacting class.

  • 04/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 267

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who do not mind to commute, and love to live in big cities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you always attend class, it seems obvious and tesdious, but you never know when your teacher will give you a pop quiz. And a zero goes a long way.

  • 04/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 267

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    Great for these types of students

    Any.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to check out reviews about professors and classes before you enroll in them. Make sure of the library and (SI) Supplemental Instruction sessions. Be involved so you can make lots of friends also.

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA is worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at UTSA because it's a good learning environment, the students and professors are very friendly, and the school is on it's way to becoming a Tier 1 school.

    Am learning a lot

    You have an opportunity to learn a lot if you attend classes and are understanding the information the professor is teaching. I learn a lot by taking good notes and making sure I go to (SI) Supplemental Instruction sessions outside of class. There are also many places to go other than the library to study and the school provides many computers for your access.

  • 06/23/2011

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 267

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    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is great for any student who is searching for a friendly environment and is ready to learn to take steps towards their career goal. Keep in mind that even though it is a university not all the classes are 100+ students, several of my classes cater to about 30 student, which actually makes me feel like a student and not just a number.

    Tips for prospective students

    I feel UTSA is a university everyone must take a look into. There are several different majors to choose from within each college.

    Bang for the buck

    For a University I think UTSA is a deff bang for its buck! For one semester my classes alone was just roughly $4,000. To me that is a great deal! But keep in mind there are other fees that total the tuition up. If you just take advantage of these, like the medical center and the recreational activities, which defiantly make up the 'bang' for your buck. Just looking at the list of what the recreational center offer is amazing, from nutritional cooking classes to zumba classes, I sure cannot wait to join these.

    Will enjoy being here

    I know I will enjoy going to school here. Just while attending the 'RoadRunner Round Up' I already met a couple of cool and exciting friends! The environment was more than I expected. I thought that I was just going to be a number, but now I feel like a true RoadRunner!

    Will learn a lot

    Just by going to the orientation I felt I learned a ton! Everyone was super helpful. At first I was nervous, being that it is a bigger school, I was going to get lost and not find my way. Now I feel way more comfortable. My adviser was super sweet, and you can honestly tell she wants you to succeed and enjoy your time at UTSA.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 267

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who enjoy easier curriculum and need to attend a cheaper university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive early and be prepared to wait for a parking spot. Make time to study and work extra homework problems since some teachers just read from the books.

    Bang for the buck

    To be fair, I believe most colleges/universities in general are overpriced. UTSA is one of the less expensive universities, but the overcrowding affects the quality of the education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Just a standard university. Compared to my previously attended university- University of Texas at Dallas- the appearance and building layout isn't as nice. The parking at UTSA is pretty bad, and there is definitely an overcrowding issue.

    Am learning a lot

    Teachers were friendly, but some of them didn't put much effort into teaching. Some teachers would merely read from the textbook.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 267

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is extremely safe. security guards patrol the campus at night, and there are strategically placed security phones around campus that allow you to call for an escort if you do feel unsafe. i have frequently wandered around campus during the wee hours of the night by myself and never felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    there are many fraternities and sororities on campus that are actively involved in campus life, community service, and which, of course, serve that all-important function of hosting university parties. i wasn't very involved in greek life, but i know that it existed at utsa. that being said, it's a pretty easy scene to avoid if you don't care for it, and utsa didn't seem to have any major problems with fraternities or sororities like i've seen at other schools.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a lot of clubs and activities on campus (more than you could actually ever participate in). not all are very active, but many are. even if you don't belong to a student club or organization, there are still a lot of events on campus throughout the year, including best fest (which takes place in the spring), sustainability day, earth week, sports games, etc. it's pretty easy to start your own club, too, if you want to do so. there are many fraternities and sororities on campus, several honors societies, many major-specific clubs, some environmental groups, a community service organization or two, and an lgbtq group, among many others.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students in the sciences, mathematics, social work, and public service. also great for students in classics and philosophy who can't afford to go out-of-state. great for students who can sniff out opportunities and run with them. great for students who want to be important contributing members of the student body.

    Bang for the buck

    utsa is the best university in san antonio in terms of the value it provides for its money. the private universities, while quite good, charge high tuition rates and often employ the same professors who work at utsa. utsa provides a decent education and an accredited college degree for less money than most other institutions. it also provides a lot of great services for its students, too, including work-out facilities and academic counseling.

    What to do for fun

    a lot of the more exciting options in san antonio are downtown, which requires a fifteen/twenty minute drive from the 1604 campus. (the 1604 campus is the main campus, but there is another utsa campus downtown. i believe that many of the poli-sci and architecture classes take place downtown.) the riverwalk, of course, is a major tourist attraction. it can be a bit expensive, but it's a lovely place to visit, especially if you've never seen it before. during the winter holiday season, the riverwalk is lined with lots of beautiful lights, and it is dyed green for st. patrick's day. it's a pretty festive area with lots of great bars, restaurants, and shopping opportunities. first friday (an event which, appropriately enough, occurs on the first friday of the month) is an opportunity to go downtown to look at various art and music events and, of course, bar-hop. san antonio has a city orchestra which plays on a somewhat regular basis throughout the year, and various theaters offer chances to watch plays and musicals. there are three alamo drafthouses in san antonio, movie theaters which play a mix of the old and the new and allow you to buy meals and alcohol from waitresses while actually watching the movies. the drafthouses regularly have theme nights, so if you're an anime-nut, a rocky horror picture show fan, or ... well ... any number of other things, you'll like these movie theaters. the arts scene in san antonio is booming, and there are lots of great galleries downtown. the mcnay museum of modern art is also a wonderful place to visit, and it has free admission on thursday afternoons/nights and on the first sunday of the month. the san antonio museum of art is also worth a glance, though not quite as impressive as the mcnay, and it also has times that offer free admission. closer to the 1604 campus are lots of great cafes and a few good bars, including the best jazz bar in san antonio, chango's havana club, and flying saucer, which has the best beer selection in town (hundreds of different kinds). for thrill seekers, the six flags fiesta texas amusement park is really right down the street, as is sea world. san antonio's most famous shopping center, la cantera, is also very close to the 1604 campus. for those who like a little country in their lives, the hill country is a short drive away, featuring lots of lovely towns with various food and agricultural festivals, knitting and quilting events, and general small-town charm. to sum it all up, san antonio might seem a bit more quieter than other major cities at first glance, but there is really quite a lot to do in the city. whether you're interested in sports, the arts, community service, or nights out on the town, there are lots of wonderful options. if you can't find something to do on friday night (or even on wednesday night), you probably just haven't looked hard enough.

    Food and Dining

    there are many dining options on the utsa campus, including the roadrunner cafe (the traditional dining hall) and many food businesses around campus. you can pretty much find anything you're looking for, be that falafel wraps, sushi, pizza, smoothies, salads, breakfast foods, or more. when i first arrived on campus, i was frustrated with the difficulty in finding vegetarian options (even the salads originally often had meat in them), but the dining facilities and the school are very responsive to student feedback, and there are many more veggie options available now. furthermore, students who feel that the dining facilities need improvement are free to join a committee along with dining services staff that seeks to improve student satisfaction. students on the committee have a lot of influence over changes to the dining programs on campus.

    Dorm Life

    i didn't live on campus, but i had friends who did. they seemed to enjoy the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    this really depends on your department. i found that the core curriculum courses were laughably easy and, in many cases, a waste of time. however, my major classes were more rigorous, and some were even quite challenging. if you have money and are looking for an academically rigorous education in the liberal arts, i would suggest looking at other options. that being said, many of the professors (including the liberal arts professors) who work at utsa teach the same classes at private universities in the city, so you'd get the same value for your money at utsa as elsewhere in san antonio.

    Tips for prospective students

    a car or a good bike will make your life much easier. san antonio is difficult to navigate via public transportation. keep your eyes open on campus; there are a lot of wonderful opportunities for students (academic and otherwise) but they aren't always advertised very well. speak to your academic advisor, your professors, your fellow students, and the people in the student activities center to figure out what's going on around campus. academically, expect that core curriculum classes will often be boring but that your major classes will make up for that. i would advise trying to test out (via the clep exam) out of any core curriculum classes that you can. i tested out of four, i believe, which really cut down on the time i had to spend in classes i didn't like.

    In three sentences

    utsa has a diverse student population, a wide range of student services (including an excellent gym facility, complete with cooking courses, personal trainers, and rock-climbing wall), and a rapidly growing academic program with professors from all over the country and abroad. utsa is a great place to be if you want to have an impact on the rest of the student population; there are many student organizations to join, but it is also easy to become a key member (or even the president) of any club in which you're interested. academics are stronger in some fields than others; students in sciences and mathematics will find that the university puts a lot of money and time into those programs, while liberal arts departments are often smaller (though the classics and philosophy professors are absolutely wonderful, as well).

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    for fun i hang out with my friends, i study with a group at the library and i workout at the rec center or play volleyball.

    Food and Dining

    the food isn't so bad. if you get tired of it, you can always eat fastfood on campus with your dinning dollars

    Dorm Life

    its fun because you get to meet new people and get the college experience and the walk to school is a lot closer.

    Tips for prospective students

    to make sure they do all their work and to study hard so they don't fall behind in classes.

    In three sentences

    the university of texas at san antonio is a wonderful school, amazing teachers and has a great learning environment. i feel very safe on campus and enjoy being at this school.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 37 of 267

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    What to do for fun

    Clublife.

    Dorm Life

    Didn't sleep in dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to walk up thousands of stairs a day.

    In three sentences

    Big, diverse and fast-growing school.

  • 07/27/2012

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

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    Great for these types of students

    If you love culture.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus there is this specific place that is designed like the river walk in San Antonio.

    What to do for fun

    On campus activities like go to theater, festivals, and other performances. Also go to fiesta Texas, Seaworld, and Spurs game.

    In three sentences

    This University is awesome with over 200 clubs on campus. One on one tutoring with fellow classmates. Everyone on campus is so nice and friendly.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police officers are always around on campus, usually in the parking lot areas looking for a quick ticket, but they are fair and nice overall. I have always felt safe on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I like going to sit down with friends at the Chili's on campus. We have a Burger King, Panda Express, a couple Starbucks, etc too so there are a good amount of options.

    Dorm Life

    I live at University Oaks. It is currently the closest apartment style living to campus and I am happy with it. The buildings are older than surrounding properties, but it's a better price, offers an on-campus living experience like having RA's, and is overall a nice place to live.

    Academic Rigor

    UTSA academics are, in my opinion, ....decent. I think you get a pretty good education in general and in some classes it comes easier than others. Some classes can be quite difficult while others are a breeze.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a LOT of things to do on campus, ranging from classes at the Rec Center to Poetry Slams and Movies showing every weekend. You will have a lot of fun here. :)

    Food and Dining

    The Roadrunner Cafe had a pretty good selection of food. There's also TWO Starbucks on campus, which both get busy. Don't worry about your food, you'll be okay. :)

    Dorm Life

    On-campus housing isn't that bad. Off-campus housing is awesome. All the RAs are very nice, and the prices aren't that bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The core classes aren't very challenging if you work hard at it. Don't slack off and you'll do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not put off your application for scholarships. Don't room with your best friend. Don't room in University Oaks. Don't be afraid to ask for help; there's a lot of tutoring available on campus. Join a club, sorority, or fraternity.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a pretty good place to start off. The classes are challenging, the food choices are many, and the people are very friendly. Commuter students, beware - parking is very hard to come by.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 267

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    Campus Safety

    I feel so much safer living on campus rather than outside of campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not in greek life. But from what I hear, it makes me want to join. I might even join one next year.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join Them! You won't regret it!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the football games. They are so much fun! Just be active and trust me, you will never bored. You will have a blast! If you live in Laurel or Chaparral, you can go take a swim at the pool at Chaparral Village or if you live in Chisholm Hall, they have an indoor pool which honestly is cool. The Recreation Center is another place where you can go to have fun or many even work out.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is a great way to save up on money. It provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. They even give you dining dollars which allows you to use you utsa card to pay at places on campus like Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Panda Express and more!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best. There are four different places on campus where you can stay. You literally have everything you possibly need there. You don't have to worry about paying for laundry if you live in Laurel or Chaparral. I'm not to sure about the other two.

    Academic Rigor

    If you have a small class with maybe 20 students, you and your professor will have a great connection. Even if you have a class of 300, don't hesistate to talk to your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you give yourself a break every once in a while. Studying is good but too much of it can burn you out. Go out and get a coffe with a friend, or maybe go play some basketball. Find ways to give yourself a little time. You don't want to stress out! Studying in groups is a great way to learn and meet new people. Be active around campus.

    In three sentences

    The university has two beautiful campuses that contain many opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills. It is very diverse which allows you to interact with people from all around. You can be very involved on campus with the many different organizations, clubs, and activities.

  • 11/02/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 267

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    In three sentences

    Is UTSA really worth going to? what makes them standout?

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 267

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    Campus Safety

    decent. police dont really litter the campus but there are a few and the dorm rooms have to be accessed with your id so no one can really pick your lock

    Greek Life

    you could go here all four years and not even realize there are any

    Great for these types of students

    people not looking for the college experience. someone who wants the junior college feel but to live on a university campus. or someone not wanting to get too far from home

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    a year in state in about 16,000 with housing and meal plan. Then add books. pretty sure you could get better quality at the same price somewhere else but then again in depends on the classes you take

    What to do for fun

    LEAVE!

    Food and Dining

    cafe had variety and theres other fast food choices but it does get old after a while

    Dorm Life

    there are choices between dorm style. theyre clean for the most part but still pretty boring and theres a pretty good walk between the dorms were everything else is

    Academic Rigor

    There's hardly ever any homework and when there is it isn't anything major and so far test are mostly multiple choice

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for the whole college experience this is not the school. You'll be miserable if you don't have a car to leave town. The education is average but for the same level of education and about the same price you could probably get in somewhere better.

    In three sentences

    The school is like junior college for university price. The education is decent but definitely not above average. Student life is very dull especially if you don't have a car.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 267

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    Campus Safety

    The UTSA police are masters at delivering speeding tickets to humble students going 2 over the limit.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is a joke. There aren't any houses on campus because they are not allowed. The houses are off campus in apartments. Exciting right?

    Bang for the buck

    I don't know if it's worth being bored out of your mind here just to get your pre reqs out of the way, or to spend the extra cash for a FUN first year of college. If you're the outgoing type, this college is NOT for you!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is exceptional. If you have a meal plan, it's very nice. There is quite a variety for a salad bar, and the stir fry grill is fantastic. They make omelets, sandwiches, and breakfast all day.

    Dorm Life

    There's a dorm life?

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are a joke. I'm a current freshman here and my God, I don't think I've ever had an easier selection of classes in my life. My biology class is moderately difficult; it's about as difficult as an AP class. Professors add extra credit to tests and even drop the lowest test.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is horrid. I live on campus at the University Oaks where there is literally no campus life at all. Coming from Austin, I was used to having 6th street and parties everywhere at UT Austin. San Antonio in general is for an older crowd, it is definitely NOT a college town. I've been counting down the days until the last day of school. Most CAP students like me go to Austin on the weekends since the campus is dead. Do yourself a favor and go to Texas State, or even Texas Tech. Oh, I don't want to sound stuck up or vulgar, but it seems like they've taken the ugliest girls in the state of Texas and threw them all into one school.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 267

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun. You can join the various organizations and clubs they offer on campus. The recreation center has plenty of activities going on in there. There is always a booth up to give you information about what's happening on campus that week. As well as the different fraternities and sororities available.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great on campus. I don't know much about the meal plans but they do have different fast food places. As well as a restaurant near the university center.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but some of my friends who do they it's not that bad. It's not like most universities where there located in the so close to the school but they aren't that bad.

    Academic Rigor

    It really all depends on your professor. Some classes were fairly simple and had lots of help by the TA's. But there are some classes that are difficult demanding a lot of research and work. You just have to read reviews and put your best effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say make sure you decide if you want to pay for parking or just invest in a bike if you don't live far. As well as making sure you have a plan setup for yourself if you are undecided in your major. Also take advantage of the services they offer.

    In three sentences

    If you were looking for more a dorm type of school I wouldn't suggest this one. Overall it's fairly in respects to the academics and the amount of support they provide. I also enjoy the 24 hours library and the services that come part of your tuition.

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 267

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They know what they're doing. Just pay attention to what the campus police say and you won't get in any trouble.

    Greek Life

    Bunch of snobby high pitched girls, and I'm too cool guys .....

    Clubs and Activities

    Always see a lot around. Join one.

    Great for these types of students

    For anyone, really. I'm a very shy person, but since I joined ROTC I've really expanded and grown as a person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tradition: no idea. Location: this cool place near the Biomedical Science building... yeah

    Bang for the buck

    It's a decent price, but try saving up for extra expenses....

    What to do for fun

    Explore campus, go to the roost!!! or just go work out at the rec.

    Food and Dining

    I get my own food - from my battle buddy - Haha. But if I'm ever in a rush I go to Panda Express. Gotta love that Chinese food.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus - at The Outpost. It is literally a few minute walk -- no big deal. There is a shuttle if need be that takes you to campus. It's pretty cool. My roommates were all very friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Easy classes if you have common sense. Lectures are fun if you pick the right professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not originally from San Antonio JOIN IN SOMETHING! It will help with the transition from your high school life into college. I joined ROTC, and let me tell you -- it is the best decision I've ever made (but that was because I already knew I was going to join the military).

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely amazing. If you get connected in an organization, or participate in classes you really meet a lot of great people. I love this place; it's legit.

  • 05/06/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I have been in contanct with the university a lot and I already feel like a student. The service is fantastic!

  • 05/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is great for all types of students! UTSA is primarily a commuter university, but there are also plenty of dorms (ranging from traditional halls to apartment-style dorms) available to those who would prefer to live on campus. With all the clubs and groups to join, you'll surely find at least one, if not more, that you'd love to become a part of.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are seriously considering attending UTSA, don't let the cost of tuition deter your choice. There are many scholarship opportunities offered here. Make sure to check the UTSA website frequently and stay up-to-date on these opportunities available.

    Bang for the buck

    There are annoying fees you must pay just like every other college/university out there. But! by paying these fees and attending UTSA, you get to enjoy all the great services this university offers. There are many services UTSA offers, such as counseling (both academic and emotional), tutoring, recreational, transportation, health, and food services just to name a few.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are nearly 30,000 people attending UTSA. It's not too big or too small. To help you meet new people and get involved, UTSA hosts lots of events throughout the year. There are also tons of clubs to join ranging from academic to sports to volunteering to sororities and fraternities. The campus life here is very active!

    Am learning a lot

    UTSA has many, many great professors here! These professors really know their stuff and want you to be successful in their class as well as in life in general. The professors make themselves available to you to answer any questions you may have via office hours. I have learned so much being here at UTSA

  • 06/03/2011

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

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    Bang for the buck

    I am attending this school becuase I love it but the plus is that its affordable and if you need a little extra money for college there is also a work/study program so your pockets aren't completly empty.

    Will enjoy being here

    I visited during the summer and i absolutely fell in love with the school and environment.

    Will learn a lot

    It has a good Architect program and i cant wait to start.

  • 06/05/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    I'm more of a hands on student and i like my environment to have a studious feel to it. At UTSA every class you walk into has a sense of education and the importance of it in every class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Many colleges aren't always friendly but UTSA's staff is.

    Bang for the buck

    Colleges are always expensive but UTSA offers many different scholarships and will let you sit down will their financial officers which will help you the best they can.

    Will enjoy being here

    UTSA has something for everyone, there are many different activities for everyone. The campus has many group activities and gets the school into UTSA spirit.

    Will learn a lot

    I visited UTSA thinking it would be too big and i wouldn't like it, but I learned the student to teacher ratio is not as big as I thought. The environment is studious.

  • 06/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is great for students who want to experience the life of being at a BIG university, but also want the closeness to be more than a student ID number. If you like to have fun, meet people. experience the city while also getting a great education. UTSA is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to UTSA with an opened mind and be ready to interact with people. There are many different cultures, groups, and types of people at UTSA. So the more you can learn about other peoples way of life, the more liked and rounded you will be.

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA is a great campus and is very affordable to Texas residents. You get access to some of the best recreational, eating, and living facilities in the state for a very reasonable price. Prices are starting to increase because of football, but compared to other colleges, UTSA is definitely running ahead of the pack

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being enrolled at the University of Texas at San Antonio! As a Roadrunner football player, there is no better feeling than walking out and representing the Orange and Blue. Our campus is big and its growing more and more every year. The people truly make you feel at home, and with our recent overall success the campus has been rolling with Roadrunner pride! The campus is beautiful and we have top of the line facilities. The student housing are not like your average dorms. They are like miniature houses. The food is great and President Romo is not only the president of the university, but he is a friend to his students and faculty. Go Runners!

    Am learning a lot

    Iv been at UTSA for one semester and my mind has blown from all the information that I learned. Not only did I learn my lessons from my professors, but I learned how to be a good student! UTSA has outstanding professors who honestly care about your success. The only thing stopping you from learning at UTSA is you.

  • 07/08/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. I'm a transfer student coming from another university which was a particularly bad experience for me. Just being at UTSA for a day brightened my spirits and gave me hope. =)

    Tips for prospective students

    This place is wonderful. Not too intimidating, the town surrounding it is FULL of things to do, you'll never be bored, and everyone is incredibly friendly!

    Bang for the buck

    Seems like a great price for all the great amazing things your getting at the university. Housing is a little bit pricy though... Just take that into consideration.

    Will enjoy being here

    I went for Orientation and I just loved it. The campus is not too big and spread out so you can always find your way around, and not get lost. And my god, there are SO many things to do! When I took the tour, I was AMAZED at the amount of things there are in there. In fact, I even told my boyfriend what there was at UTSA who goes to the college down the road, and he said UTSA had it ALL! Art muesem, indoor pool at chisholm hall, gym has a rockwall, all the places to eat (chilis, subway, starbucks, PLUS more and the dining hall) a ticket master, a frost bank.... Hell, theres even a HAIR SALON in there! Jesus! I'm never gonna have to leave campus! :P

    Will learn a lot

    I have a feeling that I'm gonna get a lot done here. And I read a couple of other reviews and it seems as if they classes are smaller, so thats a plus, because I just can't learn in those huge lecture halls. I learn better in a personal setting with the professor. They even have a class here that I am dying to take, and I'm actually going to take in the fall that is pretty much spot on with my area of interest in my major! So excited to start!

  • 07/26/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    As long you give it a go UTSA seems to be a place for any one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make new friends and understand who you are.

    Bang for the buck

    I will admit UTSA was not my first college choice but money talks and UTSA is very very affordable.

    Will enjoy being here

    I am nervous to attend but I hope to join clubs and groups to make my experience enjoyable.

    Will learn a lot

    I have not had a class yet so when I do I will update.

  • 08/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    somebody that rather a city than a small town, diversity, and meeting new people

    Tips for prospective students

    meet new people everyday. go out, study a lot and stay in an off campus UTSA affiliated apartment complex.

    Bang for the buck

    Its the UT systems so it is kind of expensive. But you get to be under a really accredited school name

    Am enjoying being here

    pretty fun, you have the college life in a real city! Plenty to do every day!

    Am learning a lot

    Good professors, very helpful staff!

  • 09/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You can definitely tell where the university spends its money

    Am enjoying being here

    There's almost always something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    UTSA Is A Great School And It Offers Great Resources For Adjusting To College And Succeeding In Every Course With Free Tutoring And Supplemental Instruction Services.

  • 09/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Small Town; Community College Transfers; Not-a-lot-of-spending-money students, Tetotalers

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your parking pass early or they can run out

    Bang for the buck

    Not a lot of buck, so not a lot of bang. Its a fun school that isn't overcrowded, and has lots of activities to participate in.

    Am enjoying being here

    Whenever I've gotten lost or needed help, I've gotten it from complete strangers. On the parking shuttle, I've seen gentlemen give their seats to ladies every single time I've ridden it.

    Am learning a lot

    Its college! As long as you give at least 1/4 of your brain over to your profs you'll learn loads of new info!

  • 10/03/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who like community and hanging out with new people. Class sizes are not too big or too small. The school is also great or students looking for an urban school because it's conveniently located by many good restaurants, stores, and not too far from Six Flags and Sea World.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to come visit the campus and see all it has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    I live in state, and the tuition is not bad at all. It's definitely a bang for the buck. The facilities are lovely, the campus is huge, and full of new technology.

    Will enjoy being here

    I will DEFINITELY enjoy being here. There are so many things to do. So many clubs and organizations. So many student events. The rec center is huge and jam packed with things to do. Not to mention it's absolutely beautiful. The whole campus is beautiful and the people seem really great.

    Will learn a lot

    I've read a lot about the faculty and staff members and I am impressed. The facilities also include a very nice library, writing center, etc...

  • 10/05/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Architecture!

    Will learn a lot

    Offers a variety of courses

  • 10/05/2011

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

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    Will learn a lot

    of the majors and other courses.

  • 10/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for auditory learners. Lectures are primarily spoken, with accompanying Powerpoint presentations depending on the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Aim for classes with lower student counts. They have this new chair setup for seating large groups of people in one classroom, and it really doesn't work well.

    Bang for the buck

    The harder classes not only have Teaching Assistants, but Student Instructors as well. It's very helpful if you need a bit of extra instruction for your chemistry class or anything like that.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is visually stunning, fresh food is never more than a minute's walk away, and the campus has all sorts of activities, including a small water park and a rock wall.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much more than I was learning from San Antonio College. The teaching is less personal, but generally a lot more informative.

  • 10/21/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's a good amount to pay for a University if you're in state.

    Will enjoy being here

    I enjoyed visiting the University and Was wondering how easy is it to navigate through the school?

    Will learn a lot

    I hope that I will Learn alot from this school, since I'm deciding to go to the University. Is there any information I should know before applying?

  • 11/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    No matter your interests, UTSA has a wide variety of clubs and organizations that are advertised all around campus and help any one student or group of students adjust to attending a new school and help to fulfill these individuals' lifestyles. Whether it be a club based on a variety of religions, hobbies, or even organizations for your specific major, UTSA definitely has something for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard on all of your assignments and be sure to study hard as well because some classes administer grades based solely (or mainly) on test grades or essays, so be sure to work hard on those so that you can pass all of your future classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Although tuition is somewhat costly, as is almost every college/university, that is something that can be overlooked because once you attend UTSA, you are sure to enjoy being here. It is a truly amazing school and the tuition price is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being at a university is a lot more responsiblity and freedom than high school, however, it is also more enjoyable because of the fact that I am attaining a higher education. Just the decision to enroll and attend UTSA has made me grateful that I did because it is a beautiful campus and wonderful institution.

    Am learning a lot

    The methods of teaching at UTSA are of course, effcient, however, because college is a lot more widespread regarding the topic of discussion, all of the course material is deeply detailed. So many new discussions of course material is also new material that I have not learned before and am appreciative of the wide range of offered classes here at UTSA.

  • 12/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    UTSA really is affordable, and is a great way to spend your tuition if your looking at this school. They have many affordable plans and are very helpful to those who need financial assistance.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    all types of students

    Bang for the buck

    They offer so much to their students, will out too much to ask form the pocket.

    Am enjoying being here

    Very fun environment and will grow on you, it does to most everyone

    Am learning a lot

    The teacher are here for the students and are constantly trying to develop the mind instead of just passing or failing.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always patrolling the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many available, great selections. Community service and social events are always offered.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many event fairs are help on campus for prospective students and even current ones to decided if they wish o participate in any organizations or clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    Not too expensive, but worth the cost for the education you receive.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of on campus clubs and sports events. Just acquired a football team this past year.

    Food and Dining

    Two food court areas, could use more healthy options.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors offer homework as an added grade, many give extra opportunities to make sure you have plenty of ways to maintain the grade you want. I've found the majority of my professors to be very much involved with their classes and students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus first and get an idea of where the buildings are before making your schedule. This will help with being on time to your classes. The campus is quite large, which is nice, but you only have about ten minutes between each class to find your next one.

    In three sentences

    Great school with excellent professors. The campuses are large and the rooms are technology applicable. Many degree options available.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    emergency stations are located throughout the campus as well as a hotline to contact a member of the rotc to escort you to your dorm or car at any time, day or night.

    What to do for fun

    hangout in the roost (in the uc) and play video games, pool, air hockey, or table tennis. check out the weekly activities held in the rec center. look into a club or organization. go watch a free movie every friday at the uc.

    Tips for prospective students

    #1 tip for an easy a: always study the material before the class. at least a day before, read the chapters, highlight important parts in the book, and write your own notes from the summary. don't forget to also write any questions you may have.

    In three sentences

    the professors are enthusiastic and engaging with the students, there are always activities going on every day, there are services for any problem, excellent tutoring programs, and best of all is the friendly students on campus

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is very safe. the campus police are always around, monitoring and enforcing rules and making sure that the students and cars are safe. obey parking rules and speed limits.

    Greek Life

    there are several different greek fraternities and sororities on campus. if one is interested in greek life, this is the place to be. the greek organizations are very active on campus and in the community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    utsa football team is new so every game is a huge celebration. going to the cafeteria is a great place to be social.

    Bang for the buck

    the price of food and entertainment is a good bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of sporting events on campus. utsa football games at the alamodome are awesome. there are a lot of fun, on campus parties.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria food is great! there are many food vendors on campus. there is a large selection of food to choose from on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    on campus housing is great!! there are several apartment complexes on campus that are fun places to live. there is every amenity available that you would have at home.

    Academic Rigor

    instructors are always available to help students if you ask. the course work is challenging- you have to study! stay on top of your assignments- it is easy to fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    always be yourself. get involved in activities and run for offices. most classes are very large (350 students) so be prepared and make sure you get the instructors office hours.

    In three sentences

    utsa is a very safe environment for students. the opportunity for success is great because there are tons of resources. this school has a very diverse student population that i have not seen at another school.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus safety is great. there's a lot of police men around, and they have the number to contact the campus police or hospital all around campus and online. you'll even find it in the parking lots. you'll definitely will feel safe at utsa.

    Clubs and Activities

    i haven't joined any clubs on campus because my major takes up the majority of my time, but there are a lot of clubs at utsa to choose from. they have almost anything you could think of. there's a lot of different religious clubs, help clubs, donation to the less fortunate clubs, and race awareness type clubs. there's even a hookah club on campus. so i'll rate a four for all the choices you can make. hopefully you'll find something you'll enjoy.

    What to do for fun

    there really isn't much to do at utsa other then study (at the campus library), go to the rec (gym), or go to the roost (a sort of entertainment center that has video games and pool tables). you'll find quickly that you'll get bored of the campus if you're not hanging out with friends while at either of the three places mentioned.

    Food and Dining

    the food choices at college is great. you have so many options to choose from, and a lot of the fast food places on campus are open late. the only thing that hesitates me into making this a five is the money. food on campus is a lot more expensive then what you think. some fast food places are even more costly then what you would find at the same place off of campus. so make sure you have a lot of money, or bring some home made food to save you're wallet.

    Dorm Life

    i have never lived in a dorm but i have been over to some of my friends. what makes dorm life enjoyable, i've noticed, is the people you live with. if you're roommates are the complete opposite from you, you're not going to have a great time living in a dorm. dorm life could also be miserable or perfect depending on what dorm unit you live in. one section of dorms could be known for their parties and others could be known for banning achoholic drinks. make sure you pick the right dorm unit to live in that mets your needs. so i'll rate dorm life at a three because i truly have no personal experience other then what i have seen.

    Academic Rigor

    it all depends on your major and the classes you are taking that will make school difficult. what is rigorous for one person could not be for another. i'll rate it at a standard three to give some leeway because even through semesters the work load and difficulties change.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard, and don't procrastinate. if you know a subject you are taking is not one of your best, keep on top of it and ask your fellow students or your professor for help. people at school are a lot nicer then you think. so while you're passing a class you'll make great friends at the same time.

    In three sentences

    utsa is a great university. there's a wide diversity of people, students and teachers alike. you'll find a lot of opportunities here, weather it be with clubs and organizations, meeting new people, or in your studies; utsa is the place to be.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    join a group.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms here are high quality and if it doesn't suit you, the surrounding area has luxury apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    it's a sizable work load.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you want to attend, do well in your endeavors, that means community service, extra curricular activities.

    In three sentences

    it's a good university, the people are very friendly and it's an overall integrated community. if i had to it over, i would choose it again. i love it here, and i'm hoping to attend a top law school after graduation.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    join chi alpha it will change your life.

    What to do for fun

    everything in san antonio that is fun to do is not walking distance. except for the mall and even that can get old. i say join organizations if you don't want to be bored out of your mind.

    Food and Dining

    there are many options on campus food wise, but if you are looking to saving money i would stick to eating at home. on the up side there are meal plans that ensure you have a meal on a daily basis.

    Dorm Life

    i would recommend living off campus if you want privacy and a decent size place. though it won't be on campus, shuttles do come by to pick you up and the apartments are usually walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor is alright. it's not as easy as a community collge, but if you do your work you will find that the work is not that hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    check where all your classes are before school starts, it will help with confusion. don't shy away from making friends, they help you.

    In three sentences

    utsa is a nice college, where you get the opportunity to know your professors. it's diverse, friendly, and clean. if i can cahnage one thing it would be no smoking on campus.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are lots of things to do. every weekend there are free on campus movie nights at the theater. there are also events put on by campus clubs. the campus rec center offers working out equipment , an indoor running track, multiple basketball courts, and an enormous rock wall.

    Food and Dining

    there are many convenient dinning options. the roadrunner cafe offers multiple food options in itself, all of which are very delicious. there are also starbucks, subway, chili's, panda express, burger king, smoothie king, chick-fil-a, and a taco cabana. the jpl food court also offers a variety of pre made subs, deserts and salads.

    Dorm Life

    my freshman year i lived on campus at laurrel village and i couldn't be happier with the decision. living on campus provides a sense of community. there are multiple community centers with tvs and pool tables to hang out at. also this particular living location has free laundry rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes and professors do vary but overall they are there to help you. classes aren't very difficult as long as you keep up with your work and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    be aware of deadlines and opportunities. always check your email and blackboard accounts for updates. its good to know people, they can be a great help. on campus housing is a safer bet especially for your first year attending.

    In three sentences

    it has a great sense of community. the professors as well as administrators are readily available and helpful. the campus is not to spread out or to crowded.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    great for students pursuing engineering and science

    What to do for fun

    plenty of school activities. the school is right next to six flags and across the street from lacentra mall.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't procrastinate on deadlines and stay involved there is plenty to do on campus.

    In three sentences

    the university of texas at san antonio is a great school. the people are nice the school, the campus is not too big or too small and there is always something to do in the beautiful city of san antonio. i highly recommend this school to incoming freshmen.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    cops everywhere all the time. they ride around so often i almost feel like i'm doing something wrong. however i do feel safe because i feel like there are so many constantly patrolling in cars as well as on foot that someone getting in a fight or go crazy on campus is very unlikely

    Greek Life

    i'm in 2 fraternities myself. there are many other fraternities around campus, but as a music major i left my concentrations in the music region.

    Clubs and Activities

    a lot clubs, and free food oppurtunities at least once a week at different places around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    engineering students- a new building was made just for them for being so recognized nationally.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    people like to go to mama margies all the time- it's pretty far from utsa, but it is pretty good and cheap!

    Bang for the buck

    it's pretty expensive, but it is a university. it's actually cheaper than most.

    What to do for fun

    i usually go to the rec center, but sometimes students like to go to basketball games.

    Food and Dining

    a lot of good places on campus- i always go to subway though.

    Dorm Life

    i got to meet some new people, and i was almost forced to socialize with a lot of people because my roommate and i shared a room. it wasn't terrible, but i would never live in a 'dorm' again.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes don't require attendance which is really helpful for extra study time, however there are more classes that do require attendance.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure that your major is a well concentrated subject here

    In three sentences

    utsa has many food establishments which make it easier for those busy days. i really do feel safe with the amount of security that i see every day, on foot and in cars. the population is growing a lot, so it's really getting to be enjoyable with so many new people.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    excellent

    Clubs and Activities

    excellent

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    it is not so special to me and not my dream school

    What to do for fun

    recreation

    Food and Dining

    excellent

    Dorm Life

    good

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    it is a good one

    In three sentences

    it is okay

  • 03/06/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    the riverwalk in san antonio is awesome!

    Food and Dining

    good eats on campus and at the roadrunner cafe.

    Dorm Life

    the utsa owned dorms are very nice. 2br/1bath or 4br/2 bath.

    Academic Rigor

    while utsa isn't on par with ut austin or unc - chapel hill, it is an emerging academic power, moving more towards a tier 1 research university.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early and apply for housing early. early housing application means a better chance of living where you want.

    In three sentences

    utsa is a growing university. they are striving to become a tier 1 university and will meet that goal within a few years. it is a great university to be a part of.

  • 03/13/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    i plan to live at the avalon's and i hear there is a very nice officer keeping an eye out for troubles.

    Clubs and Activities

    i am going to create my own club there.

    Bang for the buck

    i can tell it's a very social environment, but you make the best of it.

    What to do for fun

    i would go to the recreational center. i can't wait to climb the rock wall!

    Food and Dining

    i ate at the roadrunner cafe and loved it. they had a lot of food options, ranging from healthy to fast food.

    Dorm Life

    beautiful! there are a lot of options, the avalon's is my favorite off campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    lots of classes and not too crowded so it looks good.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you visit u.t.s.a. definitely go check out the recreation center.

    In three sentences

    this school is perfect! i love that it is so welcoming to students, the environment will allow students to become involved. it's also beautiful and affordable, i just can't wait to go here.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police officers patrolling around the campus as well as within the campus. The campus police office is located across Laurel Village and there are many emergency call button stations located through the villages and campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are various clubs available such as the GLBTQ Club, Anime Club, The Green Society, Bible Club, as well as many ethnic clubs and career applicable clubs. Many clubs involve themselves in community events or host events at UTSA that are open to the general public.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is very diverse and open minded. This would be an excellent choice of school for anyone!

    What to do for fun

    The campus has a gym called the REC where students can go work out or play sports. The REC also has a lazy river and a pool as well as a rock climbing area. They also have a hang out called The Roost where students can get together to play pool and video games. Other options include joining campus clubs and organizations who are readily involved in the community.

    Food and Dining

    There are various restaurants such as Taco Cabana, Chile's, Subway, Burger King, Panda Express, and many more scattered among the campus and they are all within quick distance from each other. There is also the Roadrunner Cafe which is a sort of cafeteria for UTSA students. It provides a buffet style setting with various food choices. A meal plan at Roadrunner Cafe is required with residency at Chaparral and Laural villages.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at UTSA is great. The campus provides RA's who are there to help with anything students may need while they reside on campus. The Chaparral and Laurel Villages are set to look like apartments and have separate rooms but have shared bathroom, kitchen area, and living room area. The villages also include several laundry rooms and kitchens for all residents of the village to share. The campus also provides traditional dorm style residency through Chisholm Hall and apartments through University Oaks.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are detailed and elaborate yet interesting and fulfilling. They are a bit challenging but with studying and determination, satisfactory scores can be achieved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should definitely take the tours offered before academic semesters start. It will give them an opportunity to explore the campus with ease and they can meet with guidance counselors and advisers. They are also many incoming student scholarships available from the school, so students should be readily applying for these.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a wonderfully diverse and beautiful campus. It offers various programs for Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate's as well as many clubs and organizations. It's an excellent school if one is looking for a fresh new outlook on life and school.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No matter where you turn, you will see UTSA Police. So the campus is greatly secured.

    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy diversity, UTSA is the school for you! If you like receiving help, when ever you need it, UTSA is the school for you!

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA is definitely worth the money you pay. This school continues to build and grow.

    What to do for fun

    check out the rec, attend movie night, play at The Roost, and make friends!

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome!

    Dorm Life

    I stay in the on-campus apartments! But from what I have seen, the dorms are pretty nice and close to campus/

    Academic Rigor

    SI Sessions are a great help when you're struggling in a class!

    Tips for prospective students

    Use blackboard!! Attend SI Sessions, if provided for that specific class!! Attend on-campus activities!!

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a friendly environment. It is easy to get around since it is not too big or too small. Also, the campus is clean!

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The La Cantera mall is right across the street, as well as Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Sea world is only fifteen minutes away and at night is a ton of clubs to go too.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe next to the dorms are fabulous with a buffet style setup. There is plenty of choices to choose from and delicious desserts set out every day fresh for you to eat. On campus is a ton of varieties of fast food as well as chilis too. There is Starbucks, Subway, Chickfila, Burger King, Panda Express, Taco Cabana, and just about anything else.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing. They are apartment style so their not your typical dorms; they are much bigger and spacious. All the laundry is free of charge with high efficiency washers and dryers. And the Roadrunner cafe is right next to one of the dorms which is convenient with a good selection of food.

    Academic Rigor

    At UTSA we all strive to do our best, and with free tutors in the library, it helps everyone succeed in all subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, and do your homework!

    In three sentences

    Amazing diversity of students, and very knowledgeable professors. A fun environment with tons of things to do. San Antonio itself it just a fun city to be in.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It was great.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of choices at the main campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The acedemic Rigor is reasonable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to pass any classes the first time so you won't pay for the same class more than once.

    In three sentences

    It is pricey, but has a great atmosphere. I enjoyed my experience and would recommend it. It is a great location for my housing plans.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses in the country is how one describes UTSA. There is constant police presence and the last major security breach hasn't happened! This is thanks to the responsible Police Department on campus.

    Greek Life

    Like the many clubs and activities, there are Frats and Sororities to meet student needs. Unlike the college films, these Greek Houses put academics first.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Clubs and Activities available are literally too numerous to list in less than 300 letters! Any interest you have, there is an organization to match it, and if it doesn't currently exist then you and your 8 friends need to create it. Believe me, there is a club for zombie tag, that's how limitless the activities are at UTSA!

    Great for these types of students

    This university is literally great for all types of students; life is what you make it, the same applies to your college experience! If you are a social, full of school pride, academic concerned, innovative person, then this is your school. The weather is the most random constantly humid type that you will ever experience in Texas but the education and experience are well worth it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An annual tradition around Fiesta here at UTSA is the Party on the Paseo, offered to educate students of the dangers of alcohol and as an alternative to drunken partying and dangerous activities. An unusual flood of tradition appeared all over campus with the inaugural year of the new football team, the tradition swell expanded during Homecoming week with everything from car smashing (consent given) to pep rallies to bring in that winning attitude.

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA is one of the least expensive universities in San Antonio. As tuition rises, scholarships and grants offered by UTSA can be found through the financial aid office and are easier to find upon completing the FAFSA before April each year. Tuition costs rise as enrollment increases and academic requirements increase as Tier One Status approaches!

    What to do for fun

    The University Center is not just the center of activity on campus, it is also the center of fun on campus! The Roost is available in the UC to meet your gaming needs with PS3, XBOX, Wii, and sports like ping-pong and billiards pool. At night, the UCPC (University Center Program Council) offers free weekly entertainment from live performers to movie showings. The biggest events to look out for are the Casino Night, the BBQ Nights, and Party on the Paseo, because when you miss them, you miss out! CAB is another event offering organization in the UC. For sport fanatics there are official teams to cheer to victory, including but not limited to Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Soccer.

    Food and Dining

    There are many choices offered to meet student preferences, even name brand restaurants like Chili's, Subway, and Chick-fil-a to name a few. Each restaurant is located in specific buildings on campus to offer convenience to bustling students that need food on the go. Let's not forget the Roadrunner Cafe on campus! At the Cafe, students are presented with a large buffet with preferences to include vegetarian needs, students can either use cash to dine or swipe their student IDs to use their meal plan dollars.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life depends solely on the student's preference. The best dorms offered are Laurel and Chaparral, mostly because they're owned by the university. Third place goes to University Oaks since it is the largest complex on campus and is apartment style, yet it is of less quality of amenities and appliances. Fourth and last is Chisholm Hall, like Oaks it is owned by a separate company, it is dorm style with two people to a room sharing a private bathroom and a community kitchen. The rooms of Chisholm are occupied by coed occupants in each of 4 hallways but only same gender roommates occupy the rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    All courses offered are meant to challenge the students' academic abilities and teach them. There are no free rides in life and the courses offered reflect that, students have to work for their grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and stand out. Find the organizations that meet your interests and join them, if you're looking for fun or community service or academic honors, then join those organizations. Stand out in your academics, in your activities, on your beliefs.

    In three sentences

    An open campus in the literal and metaphorical senses. It is diverse like one would not believe; every race, religion, creed, nationality, and orientation attends this school. This is also a currently expanding campus in numbers, academics, and construction.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is easily assessable on campus. We also have many options.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, So I can't accurately rate.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of campus activities. Lots of sports and clubs to join.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid. Study hard. Don't stress. Have fun.

    In three sentences

    UTSA offers great people, lots of help. They offer a good nice campus with friendly people. Great way to start college.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Sombrilla.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read a lot!

    In three sentences

    Big and small enough. Easy if you make time to study. Fun!

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always see security on campus

    Greek Life

    Everything from Multicultural to Panhellenic

    Clubs and Activities

    Way too many to count

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who enjoys diversity

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheaper 4-year universities in Texas

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and volunteer at the different events on campus

    Food and Dining

    A couple of restaurant choices and the Roadrunner Cafe

    Dorm Life

    Apartment style, very comfy

    Academic Rigor

    Must study if you want to get your A

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, get involved, and study some more

    In three sentences

    San Antonio is a wonderful city to explore. The diversity of people on campus is amazing. There are tons of ways to get the complete college experience.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Pool parties, hanging around at campus with your friends, Cowboys (nightclub)

    Food and Dining

    Yum! The Roadrunner Cafe has lots of variety in their food. It's always good and fresh when you go eat.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay on campus, but I've seen the dorms on campus and they are very nice. I've heard they have everything they need from a pool to laundry.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that I have taken were not as hard as I expected my first college classes to be. Many of the teachers I chose my freshman year were very lenient on grading. For instance, they would curve the grades. One of my teacher's even did open note tests, so that was something very unexpected.

    Tips for prospective students

    For incoming students, the first thing I would suggest is that you get familiar with the campus. Not just by knowing to get from place a to b, but actually seeing what is available and knowing who can help you. For everything you need at UTSA there is always someone there to help you out.

    In three sentences

    University of Texas at San Antonio has all the tools you need to succeed. Many students here have the mindset of fulfilling their careers, but most of them don't take the advantage of what the school has to offer. UTSA makes learning and pursuing you long term goals a piece of cake with everything they have to offer.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a mall and six flags.

    Food and Dining

    Oh have the options grown.

    Dorm Life

    Its not as traditional as other universities. Its quite small.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes can be weird. There are rumors of professors leaving the class or having TAs teaching them. Just check out the professor and class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're from a small town this might give you the big city feeling without being too scary. The school nearly has 40k people and its quite big and can be daunting. But you can do it.

    In three sentences

    It's a growing university, full of potential, in a growing metropolis. This is a place where you will meet people from all walks of life. And you will grow as a student.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    nothing ever really happens and cops are a little power hungry...don't go two miles over the speed limit

    Greek Life

    sucks

    Clubs and Activities

    a ton of different organizations

    Great for these types of students

    anyone

    Food and Dining

    Great food even a Chili's on campus and two convenient starbucks'!

    Dorm Life

    Nicest dorms out of any University in Texas. They're not even really dorms, more like apartments where you have a bedroom to yourself

    Academic Rigor

    Challening but not impossible

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded and willing to try new things and meet new friends!

    In three sentences

    Great campus that not only is growing is population and size, but also spirit and tradition. Culturally diverse and a great university to be a part of in this season of gaining a football team and rising up to a new level in athletics and academics.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Joining clubs or organizations always have fun events going on. The campus is right across the street from The Shops at La Cantera, which is an outside mall. Fiesta Texas is right across the street as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are several food places on campus that are great. There is always something going on on campus and that usually means free food or drinks. A few years ago they built a Chilis on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived there.

    Academic Rigor

    There are plenty of helpful seminars and assistants. The library is huge and extremely helpful. Most professors have aids that will set up meetings outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before starting there, walk around campus and get familiar with it. Join clubs and organizations, you will meet many people. This is your future, so hold off a but on the partying.

    In three sentences

    It is a friendly environment. The campus is beautiful and still growing. There are plenty of organizations and activities to get involved in.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a huge climbing wall which is pretty awesome. During the month of may there's fiesta which is a really fun event to go.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of restaurants here at UTSA we have two Starbucks, 2 Subways, chicken filey, Panda Express, Taco Cabana, Burger King, Chills and a lot more.

    Dorm Life

    Its OK, the rooms are expensive. But you get to meet incredible people

    Academic Rigor

    You need to get good grades or you can be put in academic probation. You are only able to drop 6 classes during your whole time at the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepare for really hard classes and also having trouble finding a parking lot. Be sure you have a schedule set on your mind because you will need it.

    In three sentences

    This is a pretty fun school. There's a lot of organizations you can join and by that you get to meet a lot of different people from different cultures.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to the available on campus recreation center, and partake in numerous available classes. Also their is always some kind of event or events going on campus, where you can go and interact with the student body.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look at the available degree plans, so you know that what you are trying pursue is available at the campus.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing up and coming University. I feel like it is a very diverse campus. And a lot of school pride wherever you go on campus including the city as well.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    High safety, security during day and night

    Greek Life

    Very dense and diverse

    Clubs and Activities

    VOICES, Honors, frats, and sororities

    Great for these types of students

    Hispanic, Latino.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The sombrilla, where the fountain never works.

    Bang for the buck

    Rising costs for tuition, food, and housing means that students of disadvantaged backgrounds may have a problem paying for their education

    What to do for fun

    Campus Rec, outdoor sports, the roost, UCPC events etc

    Food and Dining

    ok, will get you by

    Dorm Life

    good, not great

    Academic Rigor

    average

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a high standard of education, but you will definitely have to work for it.

    In three sentences

    Extremely diverse student body. Working on becoming a Tier 1 university in Texas. Low admissions standards.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is everywhere. Which is a good feeling, there has never been any altercations or many robberies in my four year stent. And that is saying a lot for a University with over 35,000 students. Go Roadrunners!

    Greek Life

    A lot of fun! Unlike the stereotypical GREEK, here at UTSA, the students in Greek life give back a lot to community and are for the most part great students, and still have a great time!

    Clubs and Activities

    I was the president of Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Med Honor Society). Joining AED was probably the best thing I did while at UTSA. But, as for other clubs; the Greek life has a great presence here and there are many other clubs that are very connected with the student body.

    Great for these types of students

    Open minded, cultural, and studious students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Fountain at the Sombrilla. If you dip in it before your test you will make an A!

    Bang for the buck

    This University is definitely worth every penny. Not only is it one of Texas' fastest growing institutions but they offer a great variety of disciplines to work towards.

    What to do for fun

    Go to any of the tailgating events for our new football team, at the Alamo Dome. You are guaranteed to have a great time! Also, as advice join a university club that interests you, that is a great way to meet great people!

    Food and Dining

    As a freshman I loved the Rowdy Cafe. A great option of food with an at home feel. They also have Chic-fil-A, Subway, Panda Express, and Taco Cabana. Oh, and lets not forget Starbucks and Einsteins Bagles!

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are nice except Chisolm Hall. Make sure you sign up for on campus early and choose the nice residential halls (Laurel, Chapparel Village, or the almost completed new dorm).

    Academic Rigor

    Clearly dependent on which major you pursue, but I can speak first hand for the College of Science. It is no walk in the park!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get to know your professors. They can really help you out in the future. Plus, they are the teacher so if you learn the subject matter how they know it you will for sure get an A!

    In three sentences

    The university is very diverse. This allows a multicultural approach to your learning environment. In addition to this the vast student body allows for much collaboration in ideas and networking.

  • 05/27/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Make sure that you take advantage of all that the university has to offer. Join a club or hang out with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and know the requirements.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a great place for students to learn and grow. They offer a range of degree plans to fit your needs. They also have two campuses so that you can fit school into your schedule no matter where you are.

  • 05/27/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is really well throughout the university. Their are emergency polls throughout the campus. Their are rarely occurring troubles on campus.

    Greek Life

    Sorry, I do not know sufficient information about the Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their many student clubs and organizations. Some of these clubs allow you to explore the diverse fields of arts, medial, engineering, and business opportunity's. It is always good to join clubs and activities because you would also like to have fun during college.

    Great for these types of students

    Students, for those who like to have research opportunity in bio-medical sciences, this is the perfect place to be. The campuses academic buildings are close by each other, rather spread out over the campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I personally do not know any traditions on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Bang for the buck, the UTSA campus store. Amazing clothing and materials you need for yourself and the classes.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, their is the recreational center, student events, and a small movie theater for those who are staying at Chisholm Hall.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really great. The roadrunner cafe is amazing, this is because of the variety of foods they offer. Variety of foods are given to students, such as burgers, fries, salads, and many other meals.

    Dorm Life

    It is always good to stay in a dorm for making new friends and having friends to study with. My counselor has always told me that dorms are the best for the 1st year of college. Living on campus enables you to have access to many events and buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    The college is very strict about poor academic grades, if not meet the standard, you can be on probation. Probation can lead to academic suspension and will be bad for applying for jobs. Having a college that is strict is good because they care about student's futures and success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study for your classes, never slack off, and never procrastinate. If you need help, always ask a teacher for help. Studying for your classes prepares you for pop quiz's and tests. Knowing the materials for the class helps allow you to standout towards your professor and allows come in handy for a letter of recommendation letter. Slacking off in class will not lead you to success, always stay on your task and have priority's straighten out. Procrastination will lead you to stress and may not complete your goals. Ask for help, this apply's for those who do not understand topics that are lectured to you.

    In three sentences

    The Campus is astonishing because of the diverse students and the immense research for students who want to have better opportunity's.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are posts everywhere with a button to press in case of an emergency. Campus police are everywhere at all times. I cannot recall one day I did not see them on campus. The system is so concerned with safety, that one night after studying in the library, I pressed the little button on the post and was escorted to my car by the cop.

    Clubs and Activities

    UTSA offer the majority of Greek societies, religious groups, political, academic, professional, and co-ed business fraternities. Not to mention the honor societies that allow the academic outstanding students to network with other students with similar qualities

    Great for these types of students

    For the everyday student. It symbolizes that the prestige of going off to college can be just as great here at home. UTSA is known for being a school to commuters. A student, most of the time, will live at home, hold a full or part-time job and drive to school.

    Bang for the buck

    As a student we are allowed access to all the museums in town. Other than that, I will always think that books are overpriced, parking permits are overpriced, and cafeteria food is slowly getting to the same range.

    What to do for fun

    They offer open mic night, football games, all sporting events, student organizations and free movie nights.

    Food and Dining

    On campus consist of : Chili's, subway, Starbucks, panda express, burger-king, chik-fil-a, smoothie king, sushi, and many more popular choices.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the apartments. In my opinion it is too overpriced for a student.

    Academic Rigor

    Accounting is a rigorous major. In the end pays off, shows consistency, dedication, critical-skill thinking skills and above all, everyone needs an accountant.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly suggest the school of business. From the academic advisers to the career counselors, they all place emphasis and importance to a student's future. You can go as far as you want if you want it.

    In three sentences

    The College of Business provides many valuable resources. Through their Career Development Center, I learned how to properly interview, write a resume and network with business professionals. They are all about the students.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    police are strict, will pull u over for no reason.

    Greek Life

    No Frat houses allowed in San Antonio.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who can stay focus and not get distracted.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    John Peace Library ..great place for those late night study.

    What to do for fun

    Movies,Football games,Six Flags and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    subway and JPL dining hall the wings are good

    Dorm Life

    rules are strict but easy access to classes

    Academic Rigor

    check out your professor from a website like rate your professor some are better than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    park only where you are allowed to park on campus or you will be ticketed.

    In three sentences

    UTSA have many students who live at home, Great commuter college. good Architecture program.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are Hookah Bars everywhere. La Cantera shopping mall is right across 1604, also the theater is really close as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Carry cash. The rotc bbq's are amazing, but they don't have a credit card machine.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is small, yet big at the same time. Classes can be as big as 200 student or as small as 20 students. Its a nice change of pace.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    North Star Mall Movies Six Flags Sea World The River Walk

    Tips for prospective students

    A visit to the campus will show how the campus is growing and many new additions are being added for its students.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a Great University that has its students in mind. It is a very friendly and helpful place. The staff at UTSA is always willing to help its students to push forward for their degree.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police around often and I've never had a problem or felt unsafe on campus. The campus police officers patrol the campus in cars and on foot. They are friendly and never rude.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is present but not dominant on campus. Occasionally, they will hold barbeque's or sales near the main cafeteria but they don't bother anyone at all.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and activities available on campus for everyone, you just have to look.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who won't mess around too much during their college careers are great. They stay focused when necessary and don't spend money frivolously.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The couches in the arts building are probably one of the best places on campus to go between classes. If you need a nap, best place. Also, there's an art gallery near the music wing of the building. It's incredibly interesting. The roost, where the video games and billiards are held, is fun to go with friends to relax on campus for free.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is rising but it's still decent compared to other Universities. The scholarship opportunities and grants given are pretty fantastic.

    What to do for fun

    Check out the recreation center for working out or other fun classes. They offer yoga, ballet, racquetball, ultimate frisbee, and a lot more. On top of it, there are daily postings for free events on campus. If possible, go to best fest on campus. It's one of the best festivals hosted on campus all year.

    Food and Dining

    Great choices but the prices are a bit high.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are fun but do make it rather difficult to stay focused when studying. Also, traveling from the dorms to class can be horrible during rain.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be difficult but if you study lightly to moderately, you'll do well in all of them. However, don't take on too many classes at one time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take classes too lightly, even if they are low level courses and never skip class. Professors can have pop quizzes and attendance can lower your grade. Stay focused the who semester.

    In three sentences

    The lecture classes, which are the majority of required classes, are not structured to fit students but merely to fill the requirement. Often, professors cannot be reached but are quite responsive when a student takes initiative and talks to them first. Classes are not incredibly difficult but not too easy making this school average for normal college students.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can attend the rec at anytime they have swimming, rock climbing and many other options to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food and dining choices on campus. They have healthy choices for those who like to eat right. They have a diverse selection of eating choices.

    Dorm Life

    There are many dorms that you can choose from, you have the choice to stay on campus or off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic status at this university is some what good, you just have to stay on top of your grades and get to know your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to stay with good grades at this school it is a must to attend class and turn in all assignments.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a very interesting school to attend. You get to experience the many different ethnic groups who have traveled from around the world to also attend this college. It is a nice school.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ive always felt safe on and around campus. I never hear student cite saftey as a concern here.

    Greek Life

    There is a huge presence

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of orginizations on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rec center is HUGE!

    What to do for fun

    There are sporting events many places to go around the area and sponsored campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good they have the cafe with lots of variety and many on campus restaurants and choices.

    Dorm Life

    Never been in the dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait on housing.

    In three sentences

    The school is great with lots of access to areas and close neighborhoods. I say the school is in a great location and VIA offers access to downtown.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are contact numbers for every issue or problem that might come up when in college. don't be afraid to give them a call

    What to do for fun

    there are always new clubs, organizations, weekly events to check out

    Food and Dining

    there are eateries located throughout the campus. most are quick and affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    most courses are not too difficult and the professors are willing to help you make the grade if you keep in touch

    Tips for prospective students

    network with other students and stay in touch with some of your professors. everyone there is willing to help.

    In three sentences

    the professors and students are friendly and helpful. the overall environment is welcoming.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the campus gym. Go to the food court. You may also go to the game room upstairs near the food court.

    Food and Dining

    Has many different restaurants to choose from. Food court is open relatively late. Also, some vending machines take credit cards.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm so I do not know.

    Academic Rigor

    Not the hardest school, yet it is not a blow off school either. Some classes are very easy. However, some classes are pretty difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Many teachers require you to purchase and read books for an A. Go to office hours and SI, they help. Don't skip class.

    In three sentences

    Very student oriented. Many student tutoring programs. Very diverse school.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always UTSA PD on patrol and their only goal here is to make sure students that students are safe. They handle all complaints in a swift and professional manner

    Clubs and Activities

    The Campus Activities Board (CAB) at the University of Texas at San Antonio is a student-led organization funded by student fees which serves as the largest and premier student program board on campus with the mission to foster and build traditions and community through campus-wide programs, activities, and special events. Everything from art clubs to club sports are offered!

    Food and Dining

    Aside from our wonderful cafe hall that serves all kids of cuisines (from vegetarian, to oriental, Mexican, and typical American) there are many on campus restaurants splattered here throughout UTSA. Even if you are away from the main dining hall, each building has some sort of food establishment there- not to mention we have 3 Starbucks ands, 2 Subways, and a Chili's all on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Although I never lived in a dorm, the dorms here are better than many of that of larger universities. Currently, there is one student 'standard' dormitory, 2 suite style dorms, and an on campus apartment. The Residents Assistants here are really nice and provide several activities throughout the year to meet new people and eat free food!

    Academic Rigor

    The education here is great! The professors here really will help you if you show some effort to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would apply for scholarships early! Many students here receive financial aid so apply before all the money is gone!

    In three sentences

    UTSA is truly a hidden gem in the South; it is known for its Business, Engineering, and Pre-Physical Therapy degree programs. Aside from that, the campus is located in the heart of city so transportation around San Antonio is a breeze-in fact, UTSA even offers free shuttle services to local stores! In all, this college has a budding educational sector and really caters to their students needs.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are several police officers on duty spread out through the campus that make sure the university is safe.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is well worth the price of tuition and there are many scholarships to enter to help pay for your education. The professors are wonderful at what they do and there is a lot of support in helping the students do their very best. It is well worth the price of admission.

    What to do for fun

    There are many fun activities to do for fun here. For instance, the recreation center is a great place to exercise and meet other people. There are also several clubs and organizations to join.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious here at the university, and there are many places where you can dine, in comforting and friendly environments.

    Dorm Life

    It's very nice to live in the dorms as they are very spacious and you get the opportunity to meet new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is challenging and there is a lot of reading, but that is to be expected in college. You will learn the most from the professors and be rewarded with so much knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and have fun. You will very much enjoy coming here and be glad that you did.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful university. It has a beautiful campus. It is also a wonderful place of learning.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Only ever had a parking pass stolen here, pretty safe city.

    Great for these types of students

    Atypical/working students of any age, willing to drive out to the country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Halloween/day of the dead festing at the JPL is food-filled and costume-laden fun!

    What to do for fun

    Rec offers tons of classes, competitions, intramural sports, outdoor activities, etc. Also check out the numerous state parks for hiking/trails/biking!

    Food and Dining

    Sorry, bad food options for vegetarians, and due to isolated rural location and parking, better off bringing your lunch and just getting coffee on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If you want to be challenged, you certainly have the option, particularly in the anthropology department!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stack your classes, if possible, parking is a nightmare, and don't live near campus--it is VERY rural out there (you cannot even walk to a corner store) and the apartment complexes nearby rip-off students. Also, take advantage of all that your fees pay for, including the rec and the tutoring canter!

    In three sentences

    UTSA is not a typical university in the best sense: most students work and most professors here understand life circumstances. You truly get what you put in, by that I mean if you work hard and push yourself to go above and beyond in classes, you will gain a well rounded education from highly respected professors of various disciplines.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join Chi Alpha!

    Food and Dining

    Cafe is way better than other colleges and good restaurants on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Chaparrel Village and Laurel are the best!

    Academic Rigor

    Not a blow off school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a long board!

    In three sentences

    Great place to get and education! Small enough to not be just a number but not too small either! Great student activity life!

  • 06/17/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent security, constant patrol, and located in a part of town that is not heavily populated except for students.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in fraternities, but there are a number to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many!

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang for the buck at UTSA is stellar. Consider its sister school in Austin at which the tuition is almost double. A complete four-year education at UTSA is one of the best investments one can make in that it will not drown you in loan debt.

    What to do for fun

    There are no end to the activities offered by many campus communities and organizations: sports events, a nice gym to work out, pool, excellent jogging grounds, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Many food choices from sushi to burgers. There is a Starbucks on campus for you coffee lovers.

    Dorm Life

    This is not applicable to me as I have not lived int he dorms, but I do know that the majority of dorms are very new and the one old dorm was completely remodeled in 2005.

    Tips for prospective students

    The main campus of UTSA is quite large and spread out. I would recommend visiting the campus often to determine a few factors: where your classes are, where you would most prefer to park, which classes at which campuses will work best for your time frame or job if you maintain one while in school. Basically, become very familiar with the campus before you begin the semester.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is a top quality school that is rapidly expanding; both the physical campus and dormitories as well as the available majors across the disciplines are growing. UTSA has quite a few labs with excellent modern equipment that they keep well updated and manned with attendants to assist its students. The size of San Antonio is well balanced by the number and locations of UTSA campuses which make it a very commuter-friendly school and because of this, it has a very comfortable local university feel while remaining as socially and culturally diverse as most big universities are.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs that you can join on campus and off I think it would be a great idea to join, its a great way to meet people and be active in the school system it always looks good on resumes and applications for schooling.

    Food and Dining

    I liked the food on campus and at the cafe off campus, there are many different options, it doesn't ever really get old.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm but I did live in an apartment associated with UTSA, I loved living there for the most part my roommates were awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not think that school is to rigorous as long as you stay on top of your work and focus on school. I know that's hard but it is very important, especially in your first year, this way you can get a fill of how school will be; and so you don't fail out or get on academic probation.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise that you learn the places that you need to go before school starts, just get familiar with the school and somewhat know your way around.

    In three sentences

    I loved the campus, I came from a small town and the campus was not to big but not to small. Its very clean and just an overall great place to be to get an education. I also like that there is so many options of eating and drinking on campus so I don't have to go home.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Guards are frequently on duty and you often see them walking or biking around campus.

    Greek Life

    Lots of organizations that meet weekly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs that are offered.

    Great for these types of students

    Fast paced, extroverted, ready to learn students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am unsure.

    Bang for the buck

    After you recover after tuition, books and especially fees, the bang is then worth the buck.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has lots of free student activities like movie nights, comedy shows, etc. A lot of activities are even sponsored by teachers and can earn you extra credit!

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, especially because they have different companies there. For example, Chik-fil-a, starbucks, subway, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I have not stayed in the dorms so I am not sure what to write about this.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here are very rigorous and can be difficult at times, as it should be!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to apply for financial aid as soon as you can each year. UTSA offers first come, first served school grants based on your FAFSA submission date. Talk to your advisor all the time and every change you get. This will save you time and money if you are signing up for things and you actually don't need them.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a great school but, like a typical college, is a bit expensive. The campus is very nice but the worse thing is parking. The teachers are great and informative, when needed, and the staff is helpful, if you ask the right questions.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Chill out around campus or attend an event

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices, just pick.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in the dorms but my friends do, and they are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers will teach you

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be she, make friends. Walk around campus, you will always find time to kill in between classes.

    In three sentences

    Very big and relaxing campus. Its a melting pot of people and you wont have trouble finding friends. Teachers and resources are great, need help? Its there for you.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Greek Life

    No frat houses or sorority houses. Greek life still has more growing to do

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school is too young and not established enough for traditions.

    What to do for fun

    Six Flags is right across the street from campus as well as the mall. Otherwise, hanging out with friends by the pool is the only thing to do to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Luckily the area that UTSA is located is very nice and is more like the higher end of San Antonio. The mall (La Cantera) and the Rim, have every kind of food you could think of along with upscale restaurants. On campus dining is good as well because the Roadrunner Cafe (the dorm cafeteria) has really good food but ther are many chain restaurants located on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms at UTSA are very nice compared to most other universities. Chaperal and Laural are newer, they're not like traditional dorms, they're more of a suite style dorm with individual rooms, living room, and you a shared bathroom by one other room mate. Chisom Hall is where the tradtional dorms are with one room, two beds, one bathroom kind of thing.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are a lot of work but time management is key as with any other school. Depending on the professor and class, some barely have homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    The experience is what you make of it. I know more people who love it than hate it.

    In three sentences

    The school has a nice campus but always seems to be under construction. It was a nice school but I sometimes felt I was still in high school because of how other students acted. Some professors used the plus/minus grading system and some didn't, which I found to be unfair.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good. 4 stars

    Greek Life

    Great.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sororities and Fraternities. 4 stars

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    3 stars

    What to do for fun

    Go off campus and go to a movie.

    Food and Dining

    I like some of the food. 3 stars

    Dorm Life

    I have heard that it is okay. 3 stars

    Academic Rigor

    One of the top Universities in Texas. 5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are ready for a challenge

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a great place to further your college education.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is a priority at UTSA. There is a police department located on campus so there are officers located on campus already to help those who are need of their assistance.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at UTSA is amazing. The Greek organizations also give students a sense of belonging and togetherness. The organizations give back to the communities of San Antonio.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of organizations that give students a sense of belonging and togetherness.

    Great for these types of students

    For new students, there are organizations that cater to new students and help with the ease of moving from home to being on their own.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some unusual traditions include Best Fest, and homecoming traditions. All of the traditions give so many people together and create a feeling of togetherness.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say most on campus locations, as well as some off campus locations, offer students a great deal. Some of these places include restaurants, movie theaters, and more.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities to do on and around campus. There are events that range from athletic events, to free movie events, to social events. These events also offer students the opportunity to meet new friends and new organizations.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants that offer every student a variety of places to eat. There are places on campus, as well as around campus that give each student a chance to try something different every day.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life on campus is great. the dorms are located on campus, so the walk from one's room to classes are about five minutes. The dorms offer a sense of independence, and give each student a chance to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    some courses can be hard to understand, but as long as the students study and keep on task with their course work, they are able to keep up with their classes and pass with good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    there are a lot of organizations that offer students the chance of meeting new people on campus. These organizations also give students the opportunity to learn more about the university that they are attending, thus giving them the chance to become more comfortable. Some of these organizations are mentor/mentee groups which match the student with an upper level student that shows the student the ropes of UTSA and to give them a sense of belonging.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a school that is full of diversity and opportunities. Also, UTSA is an up and coming school that has a lot to offer to those who decide to attend. Furthermore, UTSA is a school that is full of spirit and growing into a well known school.

  • 07/07/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is kind of like its own town. Everything you need is on campus. So there are a lot of outside people that walk the campus. But i f you have a late class or just need protection there is campus security that will escort you to class or your dorm.

    Greek Life

    There is a wide number of sororities ad fraternities. However is you want to do more there are different groups that are know like the greeks and they also throw parties and host functions.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are dozens of clubs and UTSA is constantly hosting different RoadRunner activities to meet new people and going new clubs and groups.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is such a diverse place that it is really perfect for ANY type of student. There is literally something for EVERYONE.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There. Are two Road Runner camps where the students (mainly freshmans) learn about the campuses organizations and get to meet other students.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is a little expensive but its completely worth it. There is plenty of financial aid opportunities. Plus the university is a place where you can discover yourself more, make memories, make friends, learn great information about your future life style.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities. There are sororities and fraternities. But if that's not really your 'thing' they have different clubs and school related functions for students to have fun and meet new friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different food options. Either you can choose the normal cafe food or choose between the different food places on campus. Either way, you have options to choose whats right for you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really exciting. It gives you the freedom you need to be mature and learn responsibility. Also, it is a great way to meet friends and be able to hang out outside of class.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, it is tough. It goes at a quick spped. However if you feel like you cant keep up there are free tutoring programs that you can sign up for. Also there are professors who will take time and help you understand the material, outside of class. Additionally your roommate is someone who will probably taking similar classes so they can always be of assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    My b\biggest tip would be to get connected. Find students who are already attending and get their honest opinion and advice on everything. Also make sure you stay connected with your advisers; they can tell you exactly what you need to do to stay on track.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the university as a 9. It has a really beautiful campus. Plus it's such a diverse and friendly place that anybody can attend and feel like they have a place somewhere.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Main campus is right next to an outdoor mall and the well-known Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park. Plus, the Downtown campus is located next to the San Antonio river and the Market Square where the Mexican-American culture is on display for all to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    From Panda Express, Taco Cabana to Subway and UTSA classics, the food options are very wide.

    Dorm Life

    Although I have never utilized the dorm rooms, I have seen and heard great things about them.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are extremely intelligent and are there to enlighten and educate their students; they actually care.

    Tips for prospective students

    A general tip is to create and keep a good relationship with your academic advisor throughout your schooling - they help!

    In three sentences

    UTSA is an up and coming research university with many opportunities to be discovered. Among it's academics, the UTSA athletics are always an enjoyment to watch and cheer for! The downtown campus is modern and creates a great environment for class, meals and friends.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Utsa athletics

    Tips for prospective students

    Finish basics for the 1st year then tranfer in as sophomore.

    In three sentences

    Really nice campus. Advisors are helpful. Engineering building has good lab equip.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I usually go out with y friends. i love music and dance.

    In three sentences

    It is such a nice place to study and continue your education. the Educational facilities like Lab, Library, gym and architecture equipment are great. all faculty are nice ans helpful.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is legit there's always patrols going around the school and nothing has happen.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the library

    Food and Dining

    The cafe has it's good days but it's like they have the same food EVERYDAY!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is cool, best place to live is chap or laurel.

    Academic Rigor

    It's all right

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and study, also get involved with organizations to make friends.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is great it's not to small or to big. Some buildings are old and some are new, the classes a medium size depends on which class your taking.

  • 07/21/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    There are escorts on campus to walk you wherever you need to be if you don't want to walk by yourself.

    What to do for fun

    Without a doubt Six Flags! Its right across the street!

    Food and Dining

    You can get tired of Roadrunner Cafe pretty quickly. Cook in the community kitchen or go to a friend's place with a stove. Home cooked meals are what you'll miss the most.

    Dorm Life

    Be outgoing. Networking is everything. Meet new people you never know they might be able to help you later on. In your first couple of years you should stay in Chap/Laur/Chisolhm. Most of the underclassmen are here and are more sociable compared to University Oaks.

    Academic Rigor

    You may think that UTSA is an easy school because it's not a tier one school like UT Austin or A&M but don't let that fool you. Work hard or your GPA will suffer. Not too difficult but take it seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea of what you want to do while you're here so you don't waste time. Don't be afraid to ask adviser's questions, they're there to help you! Explore the campus and just have fun! College is a once in a lifetime experience.

    In three sentences

    UTSA has an upbeat personality. It has the feel of a big school in a little package. Dreading the classes but excited about a change in atmosphere, we'll see how this year goes!

  • 07/22/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    A nice place to live and feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs! Vary from hands on to being a leader of one.

    Great for these types of students

    With goals, youll find them here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Alot of open people there! You can sleep about anywhere and people wouldnt care!

    Bang for the buck

    You get your bang for the buck Great education for a great price.

    What to do for fun

    The gym! You can rock climb!

    Food and Dining

    I love the road runner cafe! So good and the buffet is great. The other food is great too, and not a long wait at all!

    Dorm Life

    Not living on campus but I visited the dorms. They looked great for anyone who is staying there!

    Academic Rigor

    Great staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school. They have alot of majors to major in! The staff there is friendly and easy to get around.

    In three sentences

    Had orientation at this college a couple days ago, and it was great! Big campus, and alot of things to do. Im looking forward to all they have to offer.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of groups and clubs as well as sports to take advantage of on campus. Off campus, the city is full of fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of fast food options and pretty good food in the cafeteria as well.

    Dorm Life

    Never stayed in a dorm but I hear they are nice

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you ask a lot of questions, take advantage of scholarship information, and make an appointment for your advisor months in advance

    In three sentences

    This university has so far been very pleasant to attend. The courses and professors are great! The only complaint regards finding information on classes and tuition, which can put you through a maze of hoops hard to get through

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe nothings ever happened while I've been to school here

    Greek Life

    i have no experience with them but there are lot to choose from on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty to choose from

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    JPL is the library and where alot of people go to study

    Bang for the buck

    I think school is overpriced everywhere but its about 24000 a year

    What to do for fun

    Riverwalk , attend games, they always have free stuff going on so take advantage of it because you're paying for it!

    Food and Dining

    Food is good and there are alot of chain restaurants on campus like chilis and taco cabana.

    Dorm Life

    never lived in dorms but wouldnt recommend chaparral the joke with all the students is it looks like an insane asylum and its way better to live off campus in my opinion.

    Academic Rigor

    The basic classes are not hard just go to class and dont fall behind. Getting a strong GPA your first year can help out alot!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is crazy packed buy a permit if you're living off campus and get their 20 minutes early to find a spot. You may have to force the counselors to help you sometimes they deal with a lot of students so don't be afraid to be the squeaky wheel!!!

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is everything you would expect in a 4 year school . They offer alot of really great programs and now that they have their new football team its only getting better as far as school spirit.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go workout, play basketball at the Rec Center they have almost everyday. Also they have a hangout place called The Roost. It has a lot of things to do. I personally go up there and shoot some pool.

    Food and Dining

    It is fair. In my opinion there can be more options. But there are a lot of healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    The room isn't too impressive at Chisholm Hall, but its the experience that you get out of it that is priceless. It is easy for you to get to know people around your area and also see who has your same field of study. You'll learn easily that just being yourself and getting involved in activities actually helps you get connections and at the same time new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on how you manage your time and also of how dedicated you are on getting your work done. To me the difficulty and challenges here at UTSA are easy to avoid and overcome. Just learn how to use your time right and always make room to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the programs that UTSA provide. The programs are excellent for upcoming freshmen to get involved and familiar with the campus. Also helps you with the decision on what university you want to attend to.

    In three sentences

    University of Texas at San Antonio is very student friendly. The staff are easy to communicate with and are willing to help you with any need. Also it is a great learning environment for any one to excel in any study field.

  • 07/26/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have there own campus police . 24/7 You can even call them in the middle of the night if you need someone to walk you back to your dorm

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    utsa festival

    What to do for fun

    work out and find different clubs

    Food and Dining

    They have a wide variety of food everyday

    Dorm Life

    The dorm is spacious. They have a microwave and a full fridge.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to take tests to be in certain science and math class. They do this so you don't fall behind in the higher class

    Tips for prospective students

    Put in your fasfa and your scholarship applications early.

    In three sentences

    It is beautiful. The people are so nice and school spirited. They have every club who would want.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Basketball, Football

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    sombrilla is where everyone meets

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Recreation center and hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very good and there are many good restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms look very old.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good, you do learn in this school

    Tips for prospective students

    Study very hard, attend all your classes, and try to build a relationship with your teachers and classmates.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a very well organized school. The campus is very clean and the teachers are very well prepared. Classes are very interesting and very well taught.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police all around

    Greek Life

    Lots of apporach

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots to choose from

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lovely city ...and LOTS to do

    Bang for the buck

    Got questions.....and you don't understand subject matter...make an appt. and talk to your teacher

    What to do for fun

    Lots of activities

    Food and Dining

    Variety of choices

    Dorm Life

    Not on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to manage time to study Attend Orientation

    In three sentences

    Supportive!!! Got LOTS of tutoring sessions available Supportive!!!!

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is up to par and is fantastic. Cops patrolling the parking lots constantly. Security buzzards in the parking lots...Cops on campus. It is all gravy.

    What to do for fun

    I talk to my friends that came from high school, but there is a recreation center that has a pool, climbing wall, basketball court, racket ball, weights, you name it. Plus there are clubs galore, and the library. There is plenty to do there believe me.

    Food and Dining

    Lots a choices. Subway, sushi, Chick-Fi-la, Eisenstein's Bagels, Pitas, and so one and so on. Plus a dinning hall for those that live in the dorms and well you can go there either way with your student id.

    Academic Rigor

    Not super rigorous...if you can find out who your professor is before hand, rate my professor. Think that is what people were using.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, study hard, study up on the professors, and do not slack on the financial aid opportunities.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is reasonably priced university in San Antonio considering the rest are private universities. For the most part it is an enjoyable school with many opportunities and extracurricular activities. I recommend that you give this school a good look through to see if this is the school for you.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    It's too expensive for what it is. The gym is very nice.

  • 08/04/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    UTSA offers the ability to call their on campus cops, and if there is any threat at all a massive text is sent out to you through text, phone call, or e-mail. It depends on what information you give them. The point is the safety and option is there for you!

    Clubs and Activities

    UTSA is a very big campus, therefore there are money being pump into many organization and clubs. UTSA offers a variety of clubs and if you want you are able to start your very own!

    Great for these types of students

    I believe UTSA is great for ALL types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus does not yet have any unusual traditions on campus since it is a new school, but hey! This gives ample opportunity for incoming students to start creating some that will stay with UTSA forever!

    What to do for fun

    I do for fun is go to the receration center alot to take part of the rock climbing and work out equipment. UTSA also has classes to join to do workouts. Later down in the year I intend on joining the orchestra, mariachi, and maybe soccer.

    Food and Dining

    UTSA food and dining is excellent. The staff are super friendly and UTSA offers a variety of food. As I walk around from seeing students drinking starbucks, to burgers, to even sushi!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty pricey, but a few scholarships can take care the cost. When I went to orientation, I stayed at the Chapparal Village with 3 other roommates. The rooms were spacious, it came with a fridge, sink, and couch!

    Academic Rigor

    UTSA may not be the number 1 school in America, but it is rated top 100 of the best newest school! UTSA is also ranked no. 1 for hispanics purusing business.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip is to apply for as many scholarships as possible to make this experience the best and less stressful!

    In three sentences

    UTSA is one of the greatest colleges I visted. They have alot of clubs to join, the staff and students are super friendly, and it is easy to get around. I love visiting the college just to walk around, or catch lunch. I can't wait for classes to start honestly!

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are on campus police 24/7 who keep you and your vehicle safe. When it is late at night the cops will give you a ride or walk you to your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs here are very fun when you are looking for something new to experience of learn more about. Even for the people who already do something similar to the activity they will find that at UTSA makes it much funner.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a school that is full of diversity with plenty of activities going on six days out of the week.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fiesta which is there is a festival set in a Spanish way to celibate the Spanish culture in San Antonio.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other universities around the nation UTSA is a reasonable price fore its education level.

    What to do for fun

    San Antonio being a tourist city you will find that everyone is very friendly and laid back. The down town area is filled with things to look at and do. There is the famous river walk were you will find all sorts of restaurants and stores.

    Food and Dining

    there is a hand full of restaurants on campus like chick-fil-aid , panda express, Starbucks, bk, tc.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life was not at all what i expected. When one sees the movies with the all night wild parties you believe that every collage is the same. It was very pricy for the room given compared to all the new fully furnished apartments within a mile to the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not to difficult but do require your attention and regular attendance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework on time and do not procrastinate because it will hurt your grade. Learn how to time manage to make time for studding and hanging out with friends.

    In three sentences

    A very good school to attend with all of the support provided by the facilities. Fore example the writing center where you can take your essays to be looked at to help in improving it. The way the school tries to give to students who are in need of financial support by giving away plenty of scholarships.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I receive texts from the emergency line, when something dangerous is going on, we are always updated. There are also emergency button stations throughout the campus including the dorm, you just push a button and a officer will come to you and provide service.

    Greek Life

    They are always on campus selling food or trying to get people to rush, it is really fun to have a group of girls to call your sisters or brothers. It makes college much more fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I usually go under the sombrilla and meet with friends. It is one of the main spots on campus and it is so nice to sit outside and enjoy time being spent at school.

    What to do for fun

    There were parties here and there, but they had activities on campus that were fun as well like seeing movies on campus and joining groups. You meet a lot of good people and make friends.

    Food and Dining

    The Roadrunner Cafe had great food and the environment was awesome. You always saw friends in there that you knew and the staff there were very polite and generous.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in Laurel village and it was incredible. I really liked the seperate bedroom and kitchenette. It was almost like staying in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    The basic classes were not that hard, depending on the class of course. But once you begin classes for your major, that is when they become more challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Skipping a single class will really set you behind so try to attend them as frequently as possible.

    In three sentences

    I feel that UTSA is a great college to attend. The classes are fulfilling and rigorous, but worth it when one see's their grade.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Athletics events.

    Food and Dining

    Many on campus food choices.

    Dorm Life

    OL do a great job of getting everyone involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors. Go to office hours. Take advantage of free tutoring in the JPL.

    In three sentences

    Great school. Very diverse group of students. Beautiful campus.

  • 08/16/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and they have police on staff 24 hours. If an emergency, UTSA has blue post that you can push a button and it immediately calls the police on campus and the response time is less than two minutes. The campus is drug free and very safe.

    What to do for fun

    Their are over 250 clubs and organizations to join from club sports to clubs that create robots. The footballs games are always amazing to watch and attend. The fans are very supportive and the games get rowdy for the Roadrunners!

    Food and Dining

    The food Cafe at UTSA has a buffet of delicious foods that everyone could enjoy. They have a burrito bar to a cereal aisle. Also UTSA has fast food restaurants on campus like Subway, Burger King, Panda Express, and Taco Cabana. The variety is convenient and you would never get tired of constantly eating the same food.

    In three sentences

    The campus is enormous and amazing! The people are friendly and the students seem to enjoy the school spirit by wearing the school colors, orange and navy. The school has over 250 clubs to join so you can be involved in your school and have fun while enjoying your college experience. Go Roadrunners!

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You see campus police throughout campus, keeping the area safe throughout the night and day.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities at the recreation center to get involved in that are free. There are also festivals on campus throughout the semesters. School organizations are also a plus for getting involved in.

    Food and Dining

    The campus offers a variety of food such as Greek, Italian, and Japanese, all fresh daily.

    Dorm Life

    Unsure of dorm life, but fellow students mention it to be a good experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors really put your abilities to use and strive to improve your capabilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved because the people you meet can be very helpful in getting you through classes and which professors to take for which classes. The campus caters to a variety of degrees and is in an active city.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a very involved campus with the students and the surrounding community. There is just about always something going on at campus that just about any, if not all, students can get involved in. The professors are also genuinely wanting you to do well and help those seeking it.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of sororities, frats and societies

    Great for these types of students

    Extroverted

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is expensive for international students.

    What to do for fun

    Go out or go to the Rec center! you will meet a lot of people

    Food and Dining

    A lot of restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I hear it always loud and the fire alarms keep going off

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers are awesome

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in school activities. Apply for scholarships. Take advantage of every opportunity.

    In three sentences

    The school has really good teachers who are open for questions and helping you. You will meet people from all around the world in school. A lot of opportunities for international students.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Frat houses are illegal in San Antonio so Greek life is different here but still alive and well.

    Great for these types of students

    Texans who want to get away from home but don't want to be too far.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs and bar in San Antonio. There are always fun on campus events. There is also the River Walk and museums to visit.

    Tips for prospective students

    The advisors are hard to see call to schedule appointments ahead of time.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a great school. I like my classes and my professors. The only bad part is the parking.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Good selection and wonderful selection between inside and outside seating.

    Dorm Life

    Have not lived on campus, therefore, can not give a yay or nay review.

    Academic Rigor

    Not the most difficult, but raising expectations everyday!

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Make sure you know the map! 2) Park in lot 13 3) Get involved in one free club to begin with, that has to do with your educational goals. If you don't know what they are, join something random! 4) Check out the UC and Recreational Building

    In three sentences

    This is a large campus that continues to grow as it strives for national and international recognition. Incredible extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, and campus fairs) invite all kinds of students to become a part of the community. The variety of options here make it a solid option for higher education goals and aspirations.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Have never ever felt uncomfortable in any way.

    Greek Life

    Not a part of it

    Clubs and Activities

    A LOT of groups

    Great for these types of students

    Kind, willing to study hard in some cases, relaxed

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Only been here a semester, so still figuring it all out.

    Bang for the buck

    A nice college, but as with most wish it was cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    Go to football games, hand in the rooster nest, or hang out in the pavilion area.

    Food and Dining

    Very college like food, too much fast food for me, wish their were healthier options.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't done it personally, but from what I've seen and heard it is better than most places! Very nice dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Like all colleges, just depends on the classes you take, how much you put in, and your instructor.

    Tips for prospective students

    The library is your best friend to get studying done, but try and find people to study with to make it more fun!

    In three sentences

    Fits my personality very well. Can be quiet and laid back around campus and exciting at other times as well. The classes I've taken so far have also been very informative and interesting.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is absolutely somany clubs and activities to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Students that away from home for the first time and serious about their study

    What to do for fun

    Downtown San Antonio ios not far away and there is always so much going on. On campus there are several places to hang out and party at times

    Food and Dining

    The food in the caferteria is not bad at all. You do get big portions.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not the greatest but its definitely not the worst. Its average and liveable

    Academic Rigor

    The academic structure is very well put together.

    Tips for prospective students

    Submit all paper work early and on time and your process will be pain free

    In three sentences

    The welcoming committee was awesome when moving in. The financial aid office was helpful even though they were over whelm at times. The administration do their best to help with what ever issues you are experiencing.

  • 09/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UTSA offers many organizations. Just think of something you like, and there is most likely a club for it.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food sources on campus such as Taco Cabana, Panda Express, Burger King, Subway, Starbucks, Chilis, and food stands. If none of these food options are of interest, there are many fast food and restaurant down the road.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice on campus, especially if you do not want to have to wake up early. Most of them are decently priced for the value.

    Academic Rigor

    As said before, UTSA offers many types of sessions to the students to help them pass their classes. If you need help, there are SI sessions to attend, study rooms to rent, and office hours of the teacher for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to talk. Many students fear speaking at first, but the more you talk, the more you help you will get from peers and proctors alike.

    In three sentences

    UTSA has been great from my perspective. There is so much diversity there, and does many things to help the students. There are also many different type of organizations one can join to continuously meet new people.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The have cops riding their bicycles around the campus throughout the night around near the dorms and on campus. If you're ever at the library until 4 A.M and too scared to walk to your car or back to your dorm, there's police officers who can assist you safely.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big on campus. They offer different race sororities or fraternities, and you don't have to be that certain race to join either! They really convince everyone to rush for them to get more people to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have over 200 organizations for any type of person. They have a lot of sororities and fraternities as well as honor society to your specific major. Even if you're into video games, they have that too!

    Great for these types of students

    The university is honestly great for anyone and everyone. It's not too big of a campus to where you get lost and not too small to where it takes 2 minutes to walk from one end to the other. It has many organizations for you to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We recently just got our own football team and everyone walks around with Roadrunner pride and spirit. It makes everyone closer together when we are pumped with school spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    For what we pay at UTSA, I think we get a lot out of it! they have a lot to offer and is still growing! The population is steadily increasing as the years go by, which means they have to increase the professors, classes, and computer labs. And they are doing just that!

    What to do for fun

    A lot of organizations plan events on campus through out the week and even weekends for those who live on campus in particular. I think it's fun to attend some of these to see what it's like and to meet new crowds. They also do movie nights on Friday and Saturday! The rec is filled with different classes and activities to try out and do for fun as well. It's a great facility to take advantage of.

    Food and Dining

    The main cafe has a lot of variety and is included in your dorm bill. They have a home cooked meal section for those who tend to miss their mom's cooking which i think is nice. They also offer fruits and vegetables , because everyone needs their nutrients too. Most of the food they make in front of you so it's hot and fresh like the burgers, sandwiches, eggs, and stir fry section. Not only do they have the cafe but they have little fast food chains on campus like Panda express, Chili's, Burger King, and Subway. I think they did a very good job with the variety of it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is excellent! They have plenty of room, and building more, for students to live on campus. You meet lots of neighbors. The cafe is close to everyone and they offer lots of services/assistance with it. The dorm rooms are nice because they are still relatively new.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't think there are many downsides academically. The classes are small enough to get to know your professor to where they can help you. The library is full of resources and computers to use up. They offer a variety of courses to take as well!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and use all the resources they have to offer you at UTSA. Everything is there at your side and ready to use, all you need to do is approach it. Anywhere you go there are people to assist you in whatever you need. Go to your counselors and make sure you're on track with your classes. They are there to help guide you through your college experience. Make sure you check out all the evens they have on campus, make new friends!

    In three sentences

    The campus is so easy to navigate around. The university is full of diverse people. The professors are easy to reach if you ever need anything.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a 9-11 number for emergencies. Also at night when walking through campus you can have someone escort you to feel safer.

    Greek Life

    It's alright. There are a lot of options.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of organizations to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Good place for students who don't want a huge or small college. People are also very friendly and classes aren't too big.

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth a try.

    What to do for fun

    They have a rec center for exercising and sports which includes rock climbing. Also they have a room full of video games to go and chill. In the living areas, there is a swimming pool and basketball court.

    Food and Dining

    The roadrunner cafe is an open buffet for students who live on campus. Their are also many other options for food like Burger King and many others that are convenient for in between classes spread throughout campus.

    Dorm Life

    Very small apartment complexes which include either 2 or 4 bedrooms with a restroom that's shared with 1 other person.

    Academic Rigor

    Very fast paced and hard to catch up if you put things off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend SI sessions when possible because the SI leaders have taken the class and know what tests look like and what professors expect.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school for those who don't want a college that's too big or too small. The professors are willing to help you with any questions. Assistants called SI leaders help a lot too.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police a seen all over the campus. I was leery of taking night classes because I was nervous about walking to my car late at night but security is visible and if needed they will escort you out to your car.

    What to do for fun

    The Riverwalk is a favorite for most. There are numerous restaurants and activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are knowledgeable and are willing to help any student that needs assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is horrific so I would recommend getting on campus at least an hour early.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There's all sorts of clubs that you could possibly join. We have so many on campus and they all are awesome. My personal favorite is HSA (Hispanic Student Association). It's one of the most competitive and organized groups on campus. And always have activities for their members and possible new members.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're very out there and love meeting people, UTSA is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We just got our first football team last year, so we don't have many traditions, but we're starting them! Better late than never.

    Bang for the buck

    You do. But that's at any university. At any place that you invest in your future will be beneficiary anywhere.

    What to do for fun

    There's so many things to do. There's the Roost room. Which is like a video game/pool tables room. There's the UCPC & CAB that do all sorts of events almost every day and free. The UCPC shows movies every weekend for free; and they're not old movies, they're pretty recent movie theater ones. There's also a lot of organizations on campus. HSA is one of my personal favorites!

    Food and Dining

    There's the Roadrunner Cafe. The first year you will think that there's so much food and that you can't imagine what to eat today. Your second year, you will get fed up with it and get tired of eating the same thing over and over. the JPL food court is the best one. There's a Subway, a Chick-Fil-A and other food stations. The most popular dining place on campus. Then you have the UC Food Court, which consists of Burger King, Panda Express, Chili's 2Go, and Taco Cabana. Keep in mind we're a Pepsi campus!

    Dorm Life

    I've been living in the dorms for this past 2 years. Both years have been total different experiences, but nonetheless, they have been great! My first year was fun and I became best friends with one of my roommates. This year, they are complete strangers, but we still talk occasionally. Chaparral Village is where you want to live. Laurel Village is close to campus, but it's across the parking lot for the cafe, which is mandatory to have if you live on campus. University Oaks is far from everything. You're not mandated to obtain the cafe meal plan for Oaks nor for Chisholm. But Oaks is way too far anyways. And with Chisholm, you have your traditional dorms. where you share the room and bathroom with them. I prefer privacy, so Chaparral Village was the place for me.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a branch of the University of Texas. It's not UT-Austin, but the classes can be challenging. If you don't study or go to S.I., you will have a hard time. But the professors are always here for you along with their S.I.'s.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like average sized classes and like to be surrounded mostly by Hispanics, this is the place to come. It's really friendly and everyone fits in.

    In three sentences

    It is a great campus filled with very friendly people. There's so many clubs and organizations that you could join and feel comfortable and at home. This school is different from any other university, it may not have many traditions, but it is pretty awesome.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's blue lights on campus as well as campus security who will offer their services for rides across campus after the shuttle stop running.

    Greek Life

    There are many different sororities and fraternities on campus. Both academic and social as well as 5 of the Divine 9. There are also City-wide chapters for some of the Divine 9.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student, but especially those who want to be a part history. UTSA will soon reach Tier-1 status!

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely feel as though I am getting a quality education for a great price....and I pay out-of-state cost.

    What to do for fun

    There's tons to do on or off campus! There's plenty of events scheduled on campus and many clubs and organizations to keep you busy. Six Flags & Sea World are close by and there's plenty of shopping. You can also go downtown and explore the Riverwalk and Alamo. San Marcos is a short drive & you can float the river!

    Food and Dining

    There are many choices on campus to choose from like subway, chick-fil-a, burger king, Chili's, Taco Cabana, Starbucks, Pita Express, Panda Express, and much more!

    Dorm Life

    UTSA offers many different dorm options. They have tradition dorm as welll as apartment style living right on campus! There are also off campus apartment surrounding campus that have free shuttles to & from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The College of Business is AWESOME! They truly prepare for life after graduation. The course work is directly related to what you'll be doing in your career field. They provide you with professional development workshop, resume reviews, and many networking opportunities. Most of the professors are doctors in their field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in your dorm your freshman year. It is the best way to make life long friends and really feel comfortable on campus. Also get involved in at least one club or organization on campus.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is great school! I love the College of Business. It is really preparing me for life after graduation!

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and do your best!

    In three sentences

    I love UTSA. UTSA offers a great experience for the students. It has great things to offer to anyone interested in studying there.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Watch movies, Join Clubs, Rowdy area with game consoles, pool tables, and ping pong table

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in dorm

    In three sentences

    The School is very helpful towards incoming students in giving them information and getting them ready for upcoming challenges. The Teachers are extremely helpful and easy to get along with whether its lecture courses or smaller classes. It has a wide array of things to do on and off around campus.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go to the recreational center or the roost.

    Food and Dining

    everything on campus closes extremely early, the food is generally good though.

    Dorm Life

    Great roommates and neighbors, but also very expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Studying is definitely a must here, but it wont take much time out of your day. Try for at least an hour every day and you'll stay ahead of your class.

    Tips for prospective students

    completely finish your fafsa before attending.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a great campus. Lots of nice people and it's a very social place in general. It is very expensive though and the financial aid office doesn't provide much help.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is alway on top of everything.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and bar are very popular. But you the UTSA student we enjoy going to la Cantina, Espana, and Cowboys. There are much more other clubs/bars out here.

    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy working out i totally recommend going to the REC. UTSA has an amazing gym. If you prefer to study the library is a great place. And of all you want to is hang out with your friends the school has movie night during the weekends. Free movies!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I go to the down town campus, and as a architecture student if we have to to gather up we go play pool. If not we are always in studio working hard.

    Bang for the buck

    You need money all you need to do is get a job on campus. Also UTSA very affordable, easier to pay of.

    What to do for fun

    FUn stuff to do are going to the event that UTSA has during the semester. For example Football games, live concerts. Also if you going an organization you will be guaranteed to have a great time.

    Food and Dining

    This campus counts with different type of food and dining areas. Just recently Chili's was add to the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in the dorms but i have heard they are a good place to start at.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that UTSA has a great academic.

    Tips for prospective students

    It good to join organization so that you can meet different people. Its not all fun and games, its important to take the classes seriously. And last don't forget to have fun.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a great school to get your degree in. Its is also full of great spirit. And UTSA has great academics program.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Its is relatively inexpensive compared to other Universities in the State

    Food and Dining

    Fast food gets tiring quick

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't fall behind! stay on track and on top of things

    In three sentences

    Great school. Staff and Professors are very awesome

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have a plethora of clubs to join, there are movie showings at the University Center and there are tons of events being held every week.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is superb! I don't see how everyone stays so fit. All we do is eat and study.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm myself, but a friend of mine does. She loves it. She only wishes she had a different dorm mate. I would suggest requesting a friend so you don't get stuck with someone you don't like.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone said that it would be difficult, but it's not that much different from high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do all of your homework the night it's assigned to you. Procrastinating is not the answer. In fact, it's the worst thing you can possibly do.

    In three sentences

    The campus is gorgeous, the teachers are determined and the staff is incredibly polite.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have campus police all day and all night! Nothing gets past them, so we are safe here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well we have lots of random food nights... like a Rowdy Wing Fling... Fiesta UTSA.... Come be a part of the campus! I promise you will love it!

    Bang for the buck

    Education, and fun I would visit and see for yourself. This campus is great for anyone and not that much at all.

    What to do for fun

    Sea world! Six Flags! La Cantera! River Walk! We have it all and it is mostly free! If you want to stay on campus, we have game rooms,a giant rec center, club sports, movie nights, and all year we have activities that give FREE FOOD!!! Plus, we have so many clubs and organizations.it is.hard to be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Again, we have any restaurant and grocery store like 5mins away! But, we have a panda express, chilis, chik-fil-a, buger king, taco cabana, and more directly on campus! Not to mention we have two starbucks that we live off of when studying.

    Dorm Life

    I live in an appt. off campus so I do not know too much about dorm life... We are building new dorms and expanding greatly!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not hard if you can just manage time. People fail because they get too distracted and forget a out school... just stay focused!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get Involved! There are so many clubs for all people and so much to do on campus. learn your study habits and manage time to really excel in college.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a great school because it is not too big or too small and everything is around the university. The people and teachers are really friendly and caring and there are many avtivities to do that bigger univetsities do not even care about. Also, we have huge malls, all types of resturants and grocerys, and major theme parks and tourist attractions all in a 10mile proximity of the campus.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Poilce seem to be driving around every corner at the downtown campus. It is really cool that you can ccall for a campus officer and her can walk you to your car if you take night classes.

    Greek Life

    I wanted to rush, but i couldnt get off of work.. It seems like tons of fun though.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to count. If you have mever thought about being in a club, they have it, and they have poster everywhere to tell you about it.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all. I went because of the amazing research studies they have that students can volenteer at, but there tech and art is also pretty great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have so many secret ways to get to places, it is so cool to just start walking into buildings and trun the corner and be all Woah! this leads to here!

    Bang for the buck

    This college really is not that expensive, I am paying so much less than my friends who went to other colleges and i feel like I am getting a better education.

    What to do for fun

    They have the second tallest collegic rock wall, and it is a lot of fun. Also every friday and saturday they have a movie and popcorn for any student to come and enjoy. The roost is amazing also, it is full of all sorts of video games, pool tables, and other fun activites.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but the dorms are great, i visit my friends all the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be fooled by the freshmen seminar classes. I am severly dissappointed with the material, it just seems like a waste of time. Review your professors before taking their class. Live on Campus or close by, commuting sucks and you hardly use any of the things that your made to pay for.

    In three sentences

    I love this place. From the second I steped onto the campus I felt like I belonged here, like I was meant to be a Roadrunner. This school is a 105 on a scale of 1-10.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Roost is a good place to go to play games and hang out. The REC is also a great place to play sports and exercise.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety a food of all kinds to choose from it is a great experience it makes me feel right at home.

    In three sentences

    I rate my the University of Texas at San Antonio a 10 because I have learned so much and I have had a great experience of college life. I have more time to study and I can learn to be independant and focus on my studies. This college is helping me improve my knowledge and skills.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are safety posts that are located throughout the campus, that can be used to contact the police. There is also a non-emergency number to call in case you lock your keys in your car or need someone to walk you to your car late at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs! There are organizations for pretty much everything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UTSA has a lot of student fairs, where you can buy inexpensive trinkets or homemade food.

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA is pretty reasonable when it comes to prices. Of course, it all depends on what you want to buy.

    What to do for fun

    San Antonio has SO many things to do. There are night clubs in the evening, but if partying isn't your thing, there are plenty of movie theaters, lots of cool stuff down town, and so many neat restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options of food at UTSA. There is everything from Chick-fil-a, to Chili's, to sushi. There is also a cafe that has a buffet.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone in the dorms is friendly, and you get that nice home away from home atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough, but as long as you stay focused and use the tutoring resources that are available for free, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you remember to read all the material assigned.. even if it's boring. 9 times out of 10 it will be important.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio has a great campus! The students treat each other like a big family, and everyone is friendly. Teachers are very helpful and there is a lot of opportunity for students to succeed.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Roost is a fun place to be at when you just want to enjoy your free time.

    Food and Dining

    There is a buffet and all the food is great. There is a great variety of food to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live, the dorm life can be great, or could suck.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor depends on the type of courses. The higher up on your education you go, the more difficult classes get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't bring a car, there is no parking.

    In three sentences

    The school has a great feeling to it. there are many different event throughout the year the many students attend. Basically the school itself has a great feeling to it, you cant go wrong coming here.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many campus police and emergency call boxes throughout the campus.

    Greek Life

    Rushing next year

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not involved yet but plan on rushing next year

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not seen traditions at this point.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe I am receiving a good education at a school that is becoming more and more competitive.

    What to do for fun

    Go to football games

    Food and Dining

    I do my own grocery shopping

    Dorm Life

    I live in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like I am challenged, but my High School prepared me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well on ACT or SAT

    In three sentences

    I am really enjoying college life so far. I feel like UTSA has made it easy to transition to a college student.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    CAP students wanting to get into UT

    Bang for the buck

    Fairly average academic challenge. Nothing special

    What to do for fun

    There really is nothing fun to do here. The campus sometimes has cool comedians and stuff come here, but otherwise you sit in the dorms and hang out.

    Food and Dining

    Average food. The Cafe has a wide variety of food, but it gets old after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Very nice on-campus dorm. Laurel and Chaparral village are the best, but Chisholm isn't the worst traditional-style dorms I have seen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do NOT live at the outpost. It is extremely ghetto, full of stabbings and shootings.

    In three sentences

    There is not a whole lot to do on campus. You really need to be invited to parties to figure out where one is.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is patrolled with campus police and ive yet to encounter a security problem.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a great variety of intramural activities and clubs from sports to religion, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    latino students. This campus consists of mostly Hispanics though not only

    Bang for the buck

    as much money as you pay the food should be cheaper not more expensive and it is on campus

    What to do for fun

    Work out at the rec, hang out play games in the UC, watch movies in the free movie theatre, goto sporting events, intramural sports

    Food and Dining

    ive been to the on campus cafe a few times and there are plenty of options to choose from. There are also various fast food options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    College is challenging but UTSA isnt too bad as long as you study and devote some time to school its not difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in atleast one organization, college is so much easier with friends and the easiest way to make friends is through an organization

    In three sentences

    Im a sophomore at UTSA and i came from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I live off campus and i am enjoying my time at UTSA. The size is nice and the location is great.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to the recreation center for indoor soccer, basketball, working out, racquetball, pingpong, swimming, running, etc. The roost has games and a cool place to hang out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved. It is an open campus with lots of opportunities for you and to better your future.

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere and friendly staff. I like going to college here as a freshman, and wouldn't change it. Classes can be big, but are doable.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many events that are held at the University through out the week such as: concerts, sports, movies, and volunteering opportunities which look great on your resume.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing. There is a Chili's, Subway, Sushi, Burger King, Panda Express, Taco Cabana and a CAFE which is more of a buffet.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived at the dorms but from my friends perspective....I heard it's a decent place to live at.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are difficult but it all depends on your professor. It is a competitive University but it is worth attending it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy the books and attend SI Sessions, and definitely make a buddy in every class you have.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio has a very diverse community which makes it a great University to attend. The professors are top notch and qualified, they definitely know what they are talking about.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Many emergency posts around campus and parking lots.

    Greek Life

    They're everywhere!

    Clubs and Activities

    Very abundant.

    Great for these types of students

    Art majors, liberal arts, any one who prefers to stand our rather than blend in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Chilies serves alcohol on campus!

    What to do for fun

    Attend special events, support fellow roadrunners by attending recitals, sports games, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I live off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead using ratemyprofessor and bluebook. Stay up to date with events and sports to get the full experience.

    In three sentences

    Very friendly faculty and staff. Easy to navigate campus. Help is always accessible.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the rec, join a group, make friends.

  • 11/29/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    This university seems like a great school to attend. All the reviews are very helpful. I am looking forward to attending there soon.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Small and safe campus, and police is always a call away

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many organizations for students to join whether its for recreational, social, or booting your student resume - there's something for everyone

    Food and Dining

    Not too many good restaurants to eat on campus unfortunately, I would suggest bringing your lunch to save money, or buy from student stands to help support fellow classmate organizations and the meals are usually a lot cheaper

    Academic Rigor

    Small campus leads to more one on one time with your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at professor reviews online! It makes it a lot better to know what youre getting yourself into and what to expect from your professor before committing to the class.

    In three sentences

    Small, intimate campus with very beautiful views and surroundings. The campus has wonderful trails for exercise and extra curricular activities and the rec is awesome with planning events for students.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe, cops are always present

    Greek Life

    ok from what i have seen or heard. Not the best though

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty to choose from for all student and personality types

    Great for these types of students

    laid back, commuter students as well as rigorous research students. ALL are welcome

    What to do for fun

    Downtown nightlife, the river walk. There are many venues scattered throughout town. Also plenty of outdoor opportunities for biking and running.

    Food and Dining

    too many repeat dinning selections. The cafe for the dorms is hit or miss some days

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult at times, however as long as you stay on top of your classes and go, you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    As much as you will always hear this, it's true, GO TO CLASS! Make sure you introduce yourself to instructors and take a proactive approach to campus life as well as with course material. Stay positive

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio has been quite a learning experience for me. The school has grown almost exponentially since I began attending, with an easy going atmosphere. My only critique is that it lacks the I'm in college feel.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are friendly but also always available if you need them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so many different types of clubs that anyone is bound to find a club to be apart of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During football season we have GameWeek spirit activities all week.

    What to do for fun

    There is always activities on campus but living in the city is fun because you can explore and go anywhere you want.

    Food and Dining

    I do not have a dining meal plan because it is optional depending on where you live. I have heard that the cafe is a very nice place to eat.

    Dorm Life

    University Oaks is really a nice place to stay if it is your first time living away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    Certain class will be a little difficult but there are so many things a student can do to get help in any class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class and be on time.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is the best school ever! The campus is so diverse and friendly. So many opportunities available.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police station right on campus and are patrolling 24/7. Any concerns you can call them and they will be there within minutes.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life.. I love it. I do plan on joining a sorority within my first two years here. There are just so many frats and sororities to chose from, I am sure you will fit some where.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many, many, many clubs and organizations to chose from. They range from your athletics to your anime and politics, anything you could possibly want. If there is not a club you can start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    It is really great for any student. There is such diversity on campus that it really doesn't matter what background you come from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not really, when you get here you get to know all the common places including the sombrilla.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun not only on campus but off. UTSA is located not to far from downtown. We are more on the outskirts, which gives the students the ability to focus, since they are not in the center of the city, but yet it is not to far for when you want a night out.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want the actual college feel, totally come here. It is the perfect size, not to big nor small. There is many activities to participate in including sports and other fun clubs.

    In three sentences

    I love the University itself. Classes are wonderful and the professors are great. They will help you when you seek them. Also there is a very great diversity of students here, which is a big plus.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the Football games. Local Hookah bars near by. On the other side of town there is a night club called Cowboys Dance hall, which on Wednesday nights is the Iconic College night in San Antonio.

    Food and Dining

    Get ready to eat the heck out of Subway and Starbucks, because there are two of these on campus the only really cheap restaurant is burger king. We also have a Panda Express and Taco Cabana.

    Dorm Life

    Aspen is the best and most expensive place. It is the party complex so if you do not party maybe the Reserves would be more for you.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging but there are easy classes. Espacially if you are a math major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't live at university oaks. There is a lot of free stuff given away. If you are going into Engineer prepare to have to take classes downtown about 20 mins away from the main campus.

    In three sentences

    Great Atmosphere. Great City. Has alot of people from Houston and Indina.

  • 12/07/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    Ive been looking at this school for its nursing program, how well is it? Also, as a freshman am i required to live on campus?

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Roost is an on campus game room that has pool tables, an air hockey table and several gaming systems. There is also the Rec Center that provides ways to enjoy oneself through exercise.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good variety of options available on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Very convenient and easy for college life.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too rigorous if you do your work on time or ahead of time, instead of last minute.

    Tips for prospective students

    The curriculum isn't especially difficult, but there are some professors who are stricter than others. Check reviews about your professors but don't get too confident.

    In three sentences

    Very diverse; there are a lot of different views that can be found here. Out of 10 I would give UTSA as an 8. Very little conflict and the staff really try to accommodate your needs.

  • 12/20/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    They have a water park!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you do your work on time, and also have characteristics to get you ahead of the game.

    In three sentences

    This school is very useful for whatever major you want to pursue. UTSA gives you a great chance of achievement and becoming a scholar. I cannot wait to go here.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are stationed on campus, so there is immediate help. They have escorts you can call to take you back to your dorm on those late night study days at the library.

    Greek Life

    kappa delta chi is the way to go!! greek life is growing fast

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different clubs and stuff hosted by the university center. movie nights, open-mic, poetry, and ect.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for anyone. we have such a diverse student population.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have certain locations on campus that have a meaning, but you have to come to see it :)

    Bang for the buck

    most definitely

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of fraternities and sororities. Go Kappa Delta Chi those girls are great!! there are tons of organizations for every interest!!

    Food and Dining

    the cafe is okay, its just expensive. We are a pepsi school, so the only restaurants we have are pepsi ones. None of them are very cheap.

    Dorm Life

    Don't ever stay in the dorms. They are building new ones and those might be fine. I hate the dorms they have now and theyre soooo expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Upper division classes are smaller and great for discussion, but the professors are still willing to help with the bigger classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go to class the classes are easy! GO TO CLASS!

    In three sentences

    I love it here! It is an enclosed community so it feels like we are away from everyone else, but still very close to all the malls, stores and restaurants.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a Break Room type atmosphere at The Nest.

    Tips for prospective students

    I don't exactly have any tips, though I hear that living on campus is fun and convenient.

    In three sentences

    The campus is nice. The classes are not too difficult but will teach you what you need to know.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police Officers roam campus and are very strict on UTSA policy. There are stations around campus that are blue, and if you ever need help all you have to do is push the button. If you need an escort at night to your home, they will escort you. They notify you when a crime has been committed close to campus. They make sure that you are safe at all times.

    Bang for the buck

    Also doing laundry on campus is free and there is an app to tell you when your laundry is ready. Make sure you get a parking pass because if you park on campus without it, you may receive a ticket.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do on campus. UTSA has a game room called The Roost which has video games, pool tables, table tennis, and more. They also show different movies on Friday. You have the REC in which you can work out or take dance lessons. Student Activities also host campus activites such as homecoming. There's also Roadrunner Late Nights on Saturdays so there's alot to do

    Food and Dining

    Roadrunner Cafe serves almost the best food compared to other campuses I visted. There are also other places you can dine at on campus such as panda express and extreme pita which is really good. There are many places to eat at on campus and they are really good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing! I was blessed to have wonderful roommates. My RA kept us involved and helped us interact with other students within our building. You have your own privacy. You establish roommate aggreements, so if your roommates agree to guests then you usually can have them anytime you please.

    Academic Rigor

    The hard part is time management because there's so much going on. Avoid distractions and know your professors; they will help you if you seek it. Sit close so you can hear and understand the lecture. The work is very hard if you try to do it last minute, so dont procrastinate.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise prospective students to embrace the experience of living on campus. Its so much fun and you meet alot of people. You also stay involved and notified by the activitites that are happening on campus. Remember to study and be aware of your grades, so you won't fall behind. JPL library is the place to be if you ever need help. Read your syllabus; it is very important

    In three sentences

    UTSA is an amazing school! The campus is great and very welcoming. They are full of resources that can help you advance and succeed during your college journey.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life at UTSA is great and really diverse there are over 10 sororities and fraternities on campus and each has their own personality. It is good to say if you are interested in Greek life that UTSA has an organization that will be perfect for you.

    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is great for all types of students it is a really diverse university and offer so many diverse organizations to join that anyone can find a home away from home at UTSA

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many locations on campus to study and just hang out but one of my favorites is located in the Business Building on the third floor there is a door that leads you to an outside balcony that over looks all of San Antonio there is only two tables and limited amount of sitting but its perfect for studying or just opening up a good book.

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA is a very good university for students that come from all different types of financial ability, the university offers so much help financially for their students it is unbelievable.

    What to do for fun

    UTSA has many fun on campus activities like a movie theater that student can get into for free; along with hosting guest speakers and evolvement fairs.

    Food and Dining

    UTSA has many food and dining choices from 2 Starbucks on campus along with 2 Subways and a Chick Fil A express and many more, no student will go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at UTSA is amazing there are so many to choose from and they are all great in their own way. There is Chisum Hall provided for only freshmen and they provide meal services for each of them. There are Chaparral and Lerual Village also for freshmen but other students as well both share a cafe that provides meals for the students and each has a resident advisor to contact in case of an emergency. The last is University Oaks the on campus apartments there are three sections and all include shuttle service to and from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    UTSA is home to some of the best academic professors there is. No professor is a bad one here at UTSA. UTSA is also diverse in so many majors it is tough to decide on just one. UTSA also offers their students so many additional educational resources that one can only wish they had in high school for example the Writing Center, is a place where a student can take an essay or research paper and the people will help you revise and correct you on the mistakes you made.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would give to prospective student would be to join as many organizations on campus as you can, I believe one will not get the full college experience without them. Another tip I would give is to take advantage of all the resources the University has to offer they will only benefit you in the long run. One last tip I would give to a prospective student would be to be prepared to walk UTSA is a small but big campus and some of your classes may be across the other side of the University and wear comfy shoes too.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a very beautiful, diverse, and good-sized campus. UTSA offers the best for their students and nothing less. UTSA is home to some of Texas' greatest athletes.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun i like to go to the many events put on throughout the semester by the students. its a great way to get involved and learn more about your community

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be fooled by the myths about this school being like a community college, its not as easy as most people say, your going to have to study and work hard to earn your place.

    In three sentences

    This University is amazing, everyone here is extremely nice and pleasant. The professors are very helpful, the campus is nice, its not expensive to attend, and its an all around awesome place to learn.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe here.

    Greek Life

    There are a large amount of sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to join. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    University Center

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth the money. College is an enriching experience. There is always something going on.

    What to do for fun

    Try going out to the clubs downtown and hanging with friends. There is a lot of freedom. There are many activities as well.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is the best place to eat. It becomes boring after a few months. You should try panda express and taco cabana.

    Dorm Life

    The apartments at chap are amazing. You have your own room and everything. Keep your room clean as you will find its kind of small.

    Academic Rigor

    If you study enough you will be just fine. Use rate my professor always. Its a good site to help with classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself like always. Don't venture too far off campus. Always know your surroundings.

    In three sentences

    Its a lovely university. I love everything about it. It's not too big or too small.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Know or have an idea of what you want study and make sure that the university offer exactly what you want.

    In three sentences

    This school is, not only a beautiful facility, but it also can give a student a great academic challenge to prepare him/her for the real world. The staff are friendly and helpful when it comes to your academics. The fellow students are also helpful and are very social so you will feel accepted and at home when you are on you.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs

    Great for these types of students

    All

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Jump in the water fountain before finals for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    Good education and cheaper than UT

    What to do for fun

    The river walk is fun

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you find a balance between class and fun you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and embrace the different cultures

    In three sentences

    This college is up and coming. This college is diverse. This College is fun

  • 01/22/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a beautiful campus. When i went to visit the campus for the first time all the students and faculty were extremely nice and friendly. I would rate this college 10 stars out of 10 based on my personal experience.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    dont care

    Dorm Life

    doesnt apply

    Tips for prospective students

    dont go here

    In three sentences

    I hate this school.

  • 01/30/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    School is AWESOME! Can't wait to be there.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police will text when anything is going on. They are ALWAYS driving around watching campus!

    What to do for fun

    They have a huge REC center where you can do workout classes or you can also lift, swim at the pool or climb the rock wall. which is all fun for me. They have a lot of activities but I have not participated in any.

    Food and Dining

    They have pretty good food all around campus. They have a no t bad prices either.

    Dorm Life

    If you dont mind living with other people then it is not that expensive but if you want to live alone on campus it is REALLY expensive. I took out loans to live alone. $970 a month!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to figure out where your classes are the day before! Always check the ASAP account to make sure all of your finacial stuff is in order! Get your parking pass before you start school becuase parking tickets are super expensive!

    In three sentences

    I am a transfer student here and I feel lost a majority of the time. UTSA doesn't go out of there way to help them unless you bug them. Not a quite place to study at all, way to many people around!

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a nice sports complex with a gym, track, and tennis courts. There are also game rooms to play video games and there are plenty of different fraternities, sororities and groups to accommodate your needs.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different choices including subway, burger king and chili's. There are multiple of the same restaurant. You can visit another if a line is to long.

    Academic Rigor

    The engineering courses are challenging, but you will walk away learning more than you can imagine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to go see professors in their office. Most professors are very nice and want to help you. Another tip is to visit the recitation classes for each class. Not many student go to them, so it is a good opportunity to get a closed learning environment with the professor.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio has an excellent engineering department that is nationally ranked. There are many students in certain classes, but most professors are always willing to aid students in their office. The campus is small and has many different resources to assist students in all of their classes.

  • 02/18/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has a lot of cops driving around and looking out for our school so it is great for our safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have clubs for every type of occasion you want to be involved in. An example is PRSSA is a club solely for public realtion majors to work on for their future as well as be involved. I have noticed they have religious affiliations and health communities.

    Bang for the buck

    In the tuition the school gym is included so please take advantage for what you are already paying for.

    What to do for fun

    The school has a varity of sports that students are able to play such as football, softball, basketball, volleyball and many more.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has a variety of places to eat such as Subway, Taco Cabana, Panda Express and many more. They even have a starbucks for you to study and drink coffee like any ordinary college student. They have speical rooms just filled with couches and chairs for you to be confertable.

    Dorm Life

    I myself do not live in the dorms, but I see in ads and by passing them by that they look beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is very well at challenging you as a student for the real world. It is best that you take your school work extremely seriously because as a college student they expect highly of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to have a map of the entire campus because it is large and continues to grow til this very day. Take a day to look at everything around you so you can see what you will be dealing with for the next 4 years of college.

    In three sentences

    It is a very large and friendly campus to be walking around in. The school is very involved with a lot of activities to participate in which I love. Parking is very convenient for everyone to be happy with.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The greek life on campus is amazing. I am a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and it's easily the best decision I've made. I never realized the business aspect of greek life until I joined, and its honestly taught me how to better time manage myself, and encourages me to work hard in my school work to maintain a high gpa. Through greek life you also participate in many philanthropic events helping out organizations and the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activies on campus are great, and theres something for everyone. Clubs and activites are a great choice to meet people.

    What to do for fun

    I am fortunate to go to a school that has events going on every week. I enjoy the UC cinema nights cause the school plays blockbuster movies before they're released on DVD.

    Food and Dining

    I frankly love the dining choices at UTSA. I spend most of my time at starbucks, like I think nearly every college student does.

    Dorm Life

    I commute to and from school, so I do not live at the dorms, but I have many friends who do and they have minor complaints concerning dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I had taken AP classes throughout high school and that definelty helped me know what to expect in college. The classes are intense and the workload can be overwhelming, but once you learn how to manage your time, and keep a planner, you'll make it easier for yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    My number tip for prospective students is to join clubs and organizations. I went to UTSA knowing barely anyone, but after joining a sorority, I've met so many wonderful people who help me with anything and everything. I also suggest keeping a planner, because that will be your best friend in your college career.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is literally my home away from home, with the family-esque atmosphere, the inviting faculty, and the endless events that make going to school more exciting. The classes I've taken are great and the professors continue to inspire me to pursue my college degree. Overall UTSA is better then I thought it would be.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I like the cafe they chage it up on ocassion. If you dont like change they have a few options that are always there. There is always something there for you to get and they also have hours late at night.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the dorms and they are really nice. I like it because they are close to class and the cafe. If i want to go on campus i dont have to walk far to get there.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard but if you try, do the work and study it will get easier. The classes are challenging but you have to try to get something out of it. You have to go to class because you will miss information that is important.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on what you want to do academically. Participate and try and make new friends.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school academically and on a social level. They have many groups you can join which make college fun. Everyone here is really friendly and the teachers are always very nice.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always police offers both in the parking lots and walking around campus, making the environment very safe.

    Greek Life

    If you are going into a competitive career, I would recommend joining Greek Life. It can give you a lot of connections in the future!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for practically anything you enjoy, I mean hundreds! UTSA is so diverse, and if there isn't a club you like, UTSA allows you to start your own!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love to study on the 4th floor of the library with my sorority sisters.

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA is an amazing university, like anything, you will get what you put into it.

    What to do for fun

    The Greek Life at UTSA is excellent. Not only do you have the opportunity to meet all sorts of different people, but you also raise funds for your philanthropy and create life long friendships.

    Food and Dining

    UTSA offers an extremely wide variety of restaurants. From on the go fast food to fine dining, you will find almost any type of food you desire right on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are newly constructed and extremely spacious. They were definitely designed to make you feel at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging which provides you with a great foundation if deciding to further your education in a graduate school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any level of higher education, several hours should be devoted to studying and reviewing coursework outside of the classroom. Stay in touch with your professor and attend class regularly to achieve the highest possible level of success.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio offers extremely rigorous courses. The professors are helpful and exceedingly passionate about their work. UTSA offers a wide variety of majors which in turn attracts a diverse student body.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Off campus dining is really good, but on campus is just ehh. Normal

    In three sentences

    It's a nice campus, but a bit of a party school

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a roost game room, which has pool tables, ping pong tables, wii, xbox and it is all free. Also on Fridays and Saturdays they have free movies to watch at school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Every year the school gives you printing paper on your UTSA card, make sure you use it. Also take advantage of SI Session, which is free tutoring. If you need help with financial aid, make sure you go to the financial aid office, they are really helpful.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is such an amazing school with great school spirit, amazing professor, and there is a great diversity in the student body.

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You have the San Antonio riverwalk, the mall, movies, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Same things every day

    Dorm Life

    Really nice and new dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on how well you do your work. I know people who fail, but it's because they never study.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip is to get involved in the school. If you don't, it will be hard to enjoy it.

    In three sentences

    A university that is on the rise. It is starting to get its name out there. Will soon reach Tier 1 status.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have emergency phones located all around campus with the push of the button it will call the campus police. They are always driving around campus even late at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety of clubs to join on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Over all good University. They really make it really easy to get involved on campus since they offer so many workshops, organizations and friendly get togethers

    What to do for fun

    There is always Six Flags right down, plus the riverwalk is not to far away. There are different things to do on campus that are free which is all ways better.

    Food and Dining

    The road runner cafe is buffet/cafeteria style and the food is great. Plus they have a Chili's on campus now and other fast food chains if you don't wanna drive off campus.

    Dorm Life

    A Lot of different activities that are offered at the dorms. Free prizes and free food.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are pretty big when you are taking freshman classes but the professors still try to get to know you one on one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend your classes and use the help on campus that is offered ( i.e. SI, Tutoring, etc)

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a great school. They offer a wide variety of degree programs. Plus they are on there way to becoming a Tier 1 university.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Not much

    Food and Dining

    The cafe isn't great but the food courts are good

    Dorm Life

    Nice dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The work load isn't too bad

    In three sentences

    It was a great school. The professors are helpful. It is a big school

  • 03/25/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. There are always police cars monitoring the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Dorms are expensive but very convenient. UTSA is pretty cheap compared to other schools

    What to do for fun

    You can do anything for fun! San Antonio is such a big, beautiful city. Anyone can fit right in. At UTSA there are so many clubs for anyone to join in on.

    Food and Dining

    So many food choices on campus. Various restaurants as well as the student Cafe on campus.

    Dorm Life

    They have a great selection of dorms to live in. You can choose anywhere from a traditional dorm hall to a suit style, apartment dorm. Downside: Dorms do get very pricy, but they're so convenient!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply very early in your senior year!

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a very welcoming school. The campus is great although it could use more parking spaces. I'm excited to come here in the fall!

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you don't have a car, you have no life outside of campus. Yes, you can take the bus but you have to plan trips ahead of time, and the buses stop running at a certain hour.

    Food and Dining

    The roadrunner cafe food is pretty good, they always have pizza and burgers if you don't like the main dish they serve. The restaurants around campus are really good too.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice and spacious. The best dorm to live in would be Laurel Village because of the location. The other ones are nice too but kind of too much walking.

    Academic Rigor

    Rate my professor definitely helps when choosing your classes and professors. Use the tutoring opportunities on campus, and the library is a great place to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely get involved in something and don't forget to study.

    In three sentences

    The campus is a little small, but it is comfortable. There is a lot of diverse cultures and people. Overall the campus and professors are nice.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activities, each month there are trips which the school plans and take students. Many sports teams, and other interest groups.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of variety to choose from when it comes to food.

    Dorm Life

    Nice place to live around and close to school.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a very challenging school which forces students to give an extra effort that results in greater knowledge and learning experience. The quality of professors is very high and dedicated for students to learn. The school is very well equipped so that students get extra help in every area they need.

  • 04/10/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    Does this school have a great actuary program?

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life thrives on campus! If you're looking for a brotherhood or a sisterhood that is well rounded and cares about the quality of their group then maybe Greek Life is for you!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so many organizations and clubs to join. There's no way that someone can't find a group to fit in with!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is a rowdy campus, so get ready for the Roadrunner days!

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is beautifully constructed and you have teachers who are amazing at what they do. You're getting the education you're paying for!

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of organizations to join and there's also the roost on campus. There's also something going on almost every night all around campus, you just have to look.

    Food and Dining

    The Roadrunner Cafe can get old. Same food, same smell. It's convenient for those living on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms on campus maybe close, but student apartments are probably the better choice. It's not the true dorm life feeling you get since the dorms here are apartment styled dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I give it 3 stars because the teachers and classes here may be laid back but there's always that one professor that can rock your semester GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school may be easy to get into, but there's plenty of distractions. So keep in mind how you want to start off your college career and how you want to end it!

    In three sentences

    It is a smaller campus that thrives on student life. Everyone is friendly and always willing to open up their arms to their organization. There's always something to do from studying to a night of fun activities!

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Rec, Roost, many outdoor activities are offered

    Food and Dining

    decent places to eat, not the top choices of many though, limited selections.

    Dorm Life

    Roommate selection wasn't very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Review their majors

    In three sentences

    Energetic professors, safe campus, high spirited students

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types of students. As long as you are motivated then UTSA is great for you!

    What to do for fun

    The roadrunner football games!

    Food and Dining

    I have not yet had the privilage to eat on campus however I am looking forward to it.

    Dorm Life

    I have not stayed in the dorms yet so I don't really know how that will play out.

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard many great things about the academic life here. I am looking forward to attending.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have been accepted then I would set up your student account right away. That way you can check to make sure everything is correct and if it isn't then you will know right away and can get it fixed.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is really affordable for those who want a university and not a university price tag. For me it was a great option because they have the program I want for a more reasonable price than other universities. UTSA was the best option for me and I am looking forward to getting started.

  • 05/04/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    Great variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing at UTSA!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics really challenge you to learn.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio looks like a great school (will be attending in the 2013-2014 year). The student life looks very lively. A great environment to learn in.

  • 05/07/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Any!

    Tips for prospective students

    I will be starting in the Fall, but my friends already out there say to stay on top of the deadlines and be prepared to be challenged.

    In three sentences

    UTSA looks huge, bustling and exciting! There are a lot of things to enjoy about San Antonio, and it is a great town to be in you have military plans!

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party, party, and party.

    Food and Dining

    Could have more variety, but it's alright.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms. No community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are easy, so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join organizations and have fun.

    In three sentences

    It is pretty fun. It is kind of small in my opinion, but it's growing. I love it here.

  • 05/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus police even are able to call, text, email you in an emergency

    Clubs and Activities

    There is more than 100 clubs

    What to do for fun

    They have a Recreational center that has a tennis court, basketball court and even a gym. They have different activities. They also have an indoor rock climb.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships. Get to know people. Join clubs. Go to events.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is very clean. During football season everyone is in the spirit. Downtown campus is very festive and fun during fiesta.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are on campus game rooms which is really fun. Parties/kickbacks almost every weekend. Restaurants are a good place to go or just hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good for the first few days but eating the same food over and over gets old and exhausting. so after the first month the food is gross.

    Dorm Life

    I loved staying in Chaparral Village. It was like an apartment which you don't find to often, it looks really nice inside the gates, nice pool, etc. On the other hand I do not recommend staying in chislom hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easy some are not, but what's easy for me might not be easy for the next person. It just depends on what kind of person you are what kind of academic habits you have and how dedicated you are to your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Balance academic life with your night life. School is the most important and no is going o be there making sure you attend class so you have to make sue your priorities are in order. Go to study sessions.

    In three sentences

    The campus is really nice. Many student organized activities which was really nice. Great class sizes, very nice campus for someone who likes small campuses.

  • 05/29/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is a diverse school that is great for all types of students. It is not exclusionary, which provides a great learning environment.

    What to do for fun

    The swimming pools at the dorms are great. The rec is also a good place to hang out and get your daily exercise.

    Food and Dining

    There is always a variety of delicious meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and up to date. They give student's their privacy but also allow communication with other roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes challenge you to do your best. They push you to learn and to do well in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, the earlier you apply the earlier you can get accepted and get the classes you want. Register for classes around a schedule you can handle. If you don't like being awake at 7 in the morning, don't register for a 7 o'clock class. That affects your learning.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a large but beautiful campus. Everything is very modern and the architecture is a force to be reckoned with. Even the downtown campus is beautiful.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt safe on campus, but safety did vary depending upon where you were on campus. Housing was safe but it was extremely easy to enter Chisholm. There is a card reader at the door but if you wanted in, all you had to do was wait for someone to enter or leave. Chaparral and Laurel had magnetized gates that were unlocked only by the IDs of students that lived in the housing complex. UTSA cops frequently biked through the housing area and the cops in cars circled the parking lot frequently. Off campus there is an apartment complex known as The Outpost. There were two shootings my first semester and I stayed far away from it as possible. It was a popular place to live because you cannot have alcohol on campus nor can you throw loud parties. If you want to party, do not party at The Outpost.

    Greek Life

    I was not involved in Greek life but there is an active Greek community on campus. It is not a large part of campus life but they can often be found tabling in front of the Humanities building or near the Sombrillo.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of clubs and activities to choose from and the Rec Center is always full of classes that range from martial arts to dancing. The activity that I absolutely fell in love with while at UTSA was quidditch. I was interested in it and attended practices and games but was not on the team because I knew I was transferring at the end of the year. The team has a great camaraderie and made it all the way to World Cup VI this year. This is a huge accomplishment because the team was created in the Fall semester of 2012. This group of people is filled with a combination of hard workers and laid back fun guys whose personalities blend wonderfully with each other. They take care of each other and have each otherâ??s back. UTSA quidditch has become part of the world wide community of quidditch and I am fortunate enough to be able to say that I was there when it began. It is fun, a great way to meet people and a surprising form of exercise. Do not expect to gain the freshman fifteen if you are working out with this team. I HIGHLY recommend joining this team to any and all students at UTSA.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is on the edge of San Antonio, meaning unless you are attending the downtown campus, you will have to drive or take the bus if you ever want to go downtown. Fear not, San Antonio does have interesting activities around campus. There are two huge outdoor shopping malls, La Cantera and The Rim, which are across from UTSA Main Campus. There are movie theaters and lots of restaurants in the malls. Fiesta Texas is also located across from UTSA. Most clubs are downtown but there is a country and western dance hall called Cowboys that is frequented by many UTSA students. The UTSA events are not broadcast very well but if you are able to find out about them, I recommend going. There is usually free food and entertainment. Depending on the dorm you stay in, there are activities that the RAs provide. Free food is provided at those as well. Chaparrel and Laurel are two of the housing areas. They have pool tables, ping pong tables and TVs in their activity houses. Chisholm Hall has an activity center that has ping pong tables, a personal movie theater and an indoor pool. There is fun to be had on campus, it is just a matter of looking for it.

    Food and Dining

    There are several on campus dining areas. There is the Roadrunner Café, which is located near Chaparral Village and Chisholm Hall. It is a mixture of a buffet and cafeteria. Everyday there is a salad bar, hot soups, burgers, pizza, stir fry, sandwiches and a southern comfort section that offers pastas, meatloaf and many other comforting dishes. In the library there is a Starbucks, a Subway, Chikfila, sushi, pizza, and a salad bar. There is a cconveniencestore located next to the University Center as well as a dining area in the University Center. The UC dining area has a Taco Cabana, Panda Express, Burger King, Chilis and a Starbucks. If tired of the food offered on campus, many restaurants in the area will deliver. There is a taco stand with exceptional food by the Valero station off of Babcock. If all else fails, HEB and Walmart are close enough to campus that you could hitch a ride from a friend or ride the UTSA bus.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed dorm life but it was not perfect. My friends were close by and within walking distance of each other. The RAs planned fun events that frequently included free food. Everyone in the dorm I stayed at had their own bedroom and only had to share bathrooms, living rooms and kitchens. I lived on the first floor so during the first semester there were noise problems because the people upstairs were very loud. To this day I cannot figure out what they were doing but late at night it would sound like they were throwing furniture at each other. Depending on the area in Chaparral or Laurel that you live in, you may be close to a main road, a parking lot or, in Chap's case, a swimming pool. Noise varies depending on what location you stay at. Chisholm is not a good dorm. I will be very honest. The doors to enter the building and the rooms inside are constantly slamming. People would smoke in the middle of the night and set off the fire alarm. The walls were thin and many things I did not want to hear were heard. I personally witnessed two people fight each other in Chisholm. Another concern of mine with Chisholm was the safety of its residents. It was extremely easy to enter Chisholm. There is a card reader at the door but if you wanted in, all you had to do was wait for someone to enter or leave. Chaparral and Laurel had magnetized gates that were unlocked only by the IDs of students that lived in the housing complex. UTSA cops frequently biked through the housing area and the cops in cars circled the parking lot frequently

    Academic Rigor

    I had easy and hard classes. My hard classes were difficult because of the teachers, not the subject or amount of studying. Classes I should have done well in I received B's in because I did not take them as seriously as I should have. Always stay on top of homework and studying. Putting off assignments only makes the pile of what needs to be studied larger and increases the likelihood of an all nighter, which is more detrimental than beneficial.

    Tips for prospective students

    UTSA was originally a commuter campus but dorms have been built on campus and a brand new set will be available this year (2013). Despite the obvious difference in prices, I would recommend to all new students to NOT live in Chisholm Hall. I visited often and there were problems that the other housing complexes did not have. Fights have broken out. The fire alarm would go off in the middle of the night because people would smoke in their dorms. Late at night residents would return to the hall and slam doors, yell, and be very discourteous. Chaparrel and Laurel did not have this problem because the dorms were more like apartments and everyone had their own room. Problems arose in Chisholm because rooms were shared and living space was tight. Use rate my professor when signing up for classes. It will save you a lot of heart ache once the semester starts. I did not use the website until after the semester had started and could not switch out of any classes because I had waited to check until after the drop date. Be cognizant of drop and withdrawal dates. If a class is hard, do not wait for it to get better. Go see a counselor and fix the problem. If you are unsatisfied with the help you are receiving from a counselor, visit again and try with other counselors. If this is does not work, seek the guidance of an upperclassman. As an incoming freshman or transfer student, there will be upperclassmen in your classes. Ask them or a professor you are close with for guidance. The website is also helpful. Determination and patience are key when searching for answers at UTSA. The fourth floor of the library is a great place to study. It is hardly ever crowded (except around exam time) and is usually quiet. Do not be afraid to contact the professor with questions. They have the answers. Sometimes you will find that certain professors are not helpful and cannot be bothered. If you find this to be your case, then the only answer I can give is to study harder in the class. That class has become a teach yourself class and the teacher is of no use. Khanacademy.org is a great resource for classes like that. Even if you have a good teacher it is still a great website. Teachers will have the entire semester planned out by the time you start school. Use the planners that the school provides and if planners are not provided then buy one and write down every single thing in the teacher's itinerary. It is an easy way to keep up with homework, due dates and future tests. Do not procrastinate. Do not pull all nighters. Do not take a nap before a test. If you fall ill, visit the student health center. My experience with them was not good, as they were unable to diagnose me until the actual doctor visited. The doctor only visits once a week, all other days you will see a nurse. If possible, find a clinic or doctor near campus. It is good to have a doctor you can rely on in case there is an emergency. Go to class. Even if the teacher says notes are online, they will frequently mention things on a future test in class and will not put them in the online notes.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is currently the eighth most populated college in Texas and a feeder school to The University of Texas at Austin. Located on the outskirts of San Antonio, this school is known for its diversity and plethora of majors and degree plans. Teaching styles range from small classrooms that focus on individual needs to large auditoriums.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Great! As I had mentioned only you are allowed into your room in Chap & Laurel, so you don't really have to worry as much about anything being stolen.

    Clubs and Activities

    There seems to be a lot going on both on and off campus!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every home football game is at the Alamodome, and apparently if you're a student and you attend a certain number of times, you get cool UTSA merch.

    What to do for fun

    The list is endless! There's a whole lot to do in the Rec Center, and there's a gaming room for all the video gamers!

    Food and Dining

    So much variety! From the student meal plans to restaurant dining! Chili's Too, Chick-fil-A, Subway, Starbucks, Panda Express, Taco Cabana, Papa John's, and a few others are on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I want to live in either Chaparral Chap or Laurel Village! The suites are actually bigger than I thought they would be. In these villages, the dorms are more like apartment buildings and they are very safe and secure! To enter your suite, you have to swipe your ID. AND to enter your actual room inside the suite, you have to do the same! Honestly, I think it's great because you don't have to worry about your personal belongings being stolen. As far as what the suite has: When you walk in, you walk into a furnished living room type area which is connected to the kitchenette (no stove). The bedrooms are right in front, and the restroom is behind the kitchenette wall. The bathroom sink, though, is outside in the open, but it's really not a problem. These villages have access to free laundry service, about 3-4 study rooms in the common area building, a full kitchen in the common area, basketball courts in each village, and a few other perks. Sure they're a bit pricy, but for what they are, it's worth it!

    Academic Rigor

    I want to think that based on what I've read and what I've been told, this school has a pretty high standard in academics. Not only that, every program--whether it be a UTSA program or not--is very difficult to get into, so you have to be at the top of your game!

    In three sentences

    I really like how the school is connected on many levels; we toured the entire campus and it didn't even feel as big as it is. Every building seems to have something unique about it, like the science buildings with the mid-air hallways (very cool)! And it's perks (movie theatre, ski lodge, 24 hr service, restaurants,etc.) are pretty cool, as well!

  • 06/11/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Theirs call boxes around the area and seems to be campus police around 24/7 from what I've heard.

    Greek Life

    I'm not to sure since I haven't attended this university, but seems like they really get into there school spirit and greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Theirs countless amount of activities to do on the campus as long as you look into something. Theirs actually more to do here than my old campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like big areas with many students around.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I thought that there activity center was pretty cool and huge with a rock wall to climb on.

    Bang for the buck

    Theirs many things to buy from that ranges from food to electronics and various things in their school store. Theirs even little shopping centers around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    You can join many clubs they have there or even explore the city of San Antonio while attending this university.

    Food and Dining

    I like how they have a buffet at Road runner's cafe, but honestly think the food should be cooked fresh as well. But I enjoy the other fast food places located on the campus

    Dorm Life

    I actually like the dorms they've got a nice setup with a pool, and a variety of dorms to chose from.

    Academic Rigor

    The only challenges I see is the fact of having huge classes and distractions around the campus site since there so many things to do around there.

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe prospective students will enjoy this university with its diversity of people and activities as long as they stay focused in school.

    In three sentences

    I think this university has a nice looking campus. I like how the students there are really into their school spirit. And I think its a big and growing university.

  • 06/12/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    I have yet to attend this university, so I am incapable of answering this question.

    Greek Life

    I have yet to attend this university, so I am incapable of answering this question.

    Clubs and Activities

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    Great for these types of students

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

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    Bang for the buck

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    What to do for fun

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    Food and Dining

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    Dorm Life

    I have yet to move in at this university, so I am incapable of answering this question.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to attend a class at this university, so I am incapable of answering this question.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips that I would advocate for prospective students is don't be afraid to ask questions. This is a learning experience for everyone whether it be for directions or clarification on assignments. This also looks very intriguing to your professors because they notice that you have a particular interest in all aspects of your education.

    In three sentences

    This University is very well kept from its physical aspects. The staff are very enthusiastic on the educational experience, which makes me very excited in all components of my academic career. Also the many choices and diversity of the campus is something that a person should forward to.

  • 06/28/2013

    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 plenty of student activities and clubs to join. It is hard to find nothing to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants to choose from like Panda Express, Taco Cabana, Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks. Roadrunner cafe is also great.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are amazing! Students receive their own room and there are no community restrooms. Some rooms offer a living room and small kitchenette.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any other college, students must keep up and push themselves to get satisfactory grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with school requirements and scholarships. Get to know the campus and the people there.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and has ab abundance of resources. There are many student organization for every type of student. People are extremely friendly and welcoming.

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things to do for fun on and of campus. There's a movie theater on campus, the roost, going to cheer on the roadrunners, go to the rec., and much more. The campus is close to the mall, movie theater, and also the city has many different things to do everyday.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has a ton of choices for food. I really enjoyed having the options. The food is great and so is the service. Some times there where long lines, but they managed to hurry.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed living on campus my first year. It helped me get used to living on my own. I also meet a lot of people, and made friends with people living in my dorm. Had fun just hanging out, and going to activities.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of places to study. The people are very helpful, and patient. Professor are flexible if you need help. It's a bit challenging, but do able.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in organizations. Be an active student. Read the books for class, and prepare ahead of time. Go to class.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy this school. It has a very different feeling from any other university;it has a more modern look to it. It is also very diverse, and the city is amazing.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency buttons everywhere with a police station very close. I feel extremely safe here.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of the marching band and Chi Alpha, which is a Christian organization, however, there are plenty of clubs and activities on campus which is great!

    What to do for fun

    This university has a lot of events such as pep rallys, football games, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of well known restaurants and a cafe for students with meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are beautiful and look very clean.

    Academic Rigor

    It seems that the rigor is pretty fast.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest you go on the campus tour to familiarize yourself with where everything is located. Take advantage of the oppurtunities provided.

    In three sentences

    This school is huge and beautiful. There are a lot of opportunities to do and be something great. The people are extremely nice and make you feel as though you belong here.

  • 07/14/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    They have a huge recreation center. You should never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of restaurants including Burger King, Panda Express, Subway, Starbucks, and Taco Cabana.

    Dorm Life

    Sign your contract soon like in January if you don't want to be living with random people.

    Academic Rigor

    They have plenty of majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    I hear that the parking lot at the 1604 Campus is usually packed. Like, people fight for parking lots. You don't have to worry about that if you are living on campus. But, if you live in San Antonio, and plan to reside somewhere else besides campus, remember that the parking is a disaster and the parking permit for a year is like eight hundred dollars. Just saying.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a nice big school. They have a variety of majors. I strongly recommend this school.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had any problems. lots of security people around.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Any and ALL

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone hangs out in the quad.

    Bang for the buck

    Professors are wonderful if you seek them out. UTSA will give you as much as you put into it.

    What to do for fun

    Work and go to school. What is fun?

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Lived off campus

    Academic Rigor

    The homework that takes the longest to finish is the homework you have yet to start. Do not procrastinate. Get your stuff done early then you can play.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always sit in the front of the class so the professor knows who you are. Most classes are in large lecture halls and the professor will never know you unless you make your self known. Also use the services they have to offer (library, career, computer, printing) and you will have an excellent experience at UTSA.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas has a very nice campus and the classes are challenging. The parking is getting better now that they are building parking garages, so you do not have to walk so far. The class sizes are big so be motivated and stay on your studies and the professors are very fair.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own unit of police. And they're not hard to find when in need.

    Greek Life

    I'm in a sorority and Greek life here is the best! Find one that fits you!

    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is for everyone!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    EVERY third Wednesday is hump day for greek life

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA continues to invest our money back into the school to allow growth.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun to do, whether its poetry night, or to shoot pool.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great! And we have a beautiful campus.

    Dorm Life

    It's nice to live on campus because you're right by everything.

    Academic Rigor

    There is tons of help on campus to help you complete your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    First and/or second semester, get to know your school before getting involved. There is always someone there to help. And get involved!

    In three sentences

    Anyone who comes here, will love it! Our organizations are great, we have wonderful school spirit, and great processors. UTSA deserves a big 10!

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    football games and party

    Food and Dining

    there are alot of options to choice from and they are in great locations

    Dorm Life

    I prefer to live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major i was a science major at first and i had a really hard time and now that i changed its got a little easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, only miss if you have too. STUDY

    In three sentences

    Overall I like the school there is a great atmosphere. Some of the advisors really aren't that helpful that's how i fell behind. But its a great school.

  • 07/27/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    laid back, fun loving

    Bang for the buck

    They have an abundance of resources to help with class/homework and getting signed up for classes, financial aid, etc.

    What to do for fun

    TOO much to name. There is also a pool in Chaparall where we turn up on the regulat

    Food and Dining

    some really good food choicesL subway, panda express, chik fil a, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its a good school, nice dorms, and from what I've seen the people are fun.

    In three sentences

    A really lively place, and although I'm a CAP student, I'm looking forward to my first year of college here. The orientation was alot more fun than I expected, although it was a bit lengthy. They have plenty of resources and people to help you get started with your college experience!

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The campus food is growing from what it used to be. They started opening more food places on campus and around campus. So its great!

    Dorm Life

    University of Texas at San Antonio has a great campus life and students from all over enjoy their dorming experiences.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Texas at San Antonio has a great academic rigor and you truely get what you pay for.

    In three sentences

    University of Texas at San Antonio has a beautiful campus and is continuing to grow rapidly. Its a great learning environment for students, and has a great staff to help college students. In a few years, it will be one of the top universities in Texas.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own campus police and I feel safe walking from my classes to my dorm.

    Greek Life

    I'm not that much into the Greek Life, but I do know who have Sororities and Frats here.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to chose from!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is motivated in their studies and LOVES school spirit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's this fountain on campus that brings you good luck!

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of attendance was a little high for me, but the tuition is affordable.

    What to do for fun

    GET ROWDY! There's so many things to do on campus and right before school starts, they have their Roadrunner Days and believe me, it's worth it participating in every event. From their Fajita Fest to Homecoming, there's a lot of school spirit and a lot of fun to be had. Plus, it's nearby the Riverwalk and Fiesta Texas just in case you need to get off campus for a while.

    Food and Dining

    Very many places to eat on campus! Plus, the meal plan is unlimited eating at their cafeteria either five days a week or seven days a week, depending on the meal plan one chooses.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Chaparral Village in a four room suite, which is the cheapest option on campus. But, the space is actually quite large and the rooms come a lot of good furniture. The bathrooms are small, though, but it's a small nuisance.

    Academic Rigor

    The class load is hard, but there are so many different resources on campus to help you succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're planning to get in to UTSA, just keep your class rank in the top 15%. Maintain your grades throughout your senior year and you'll be fine!

    In three sentences

    It's a beautiful campus next to San Antonio's tourist spots like Fiesta Texas. Very spacious campus with very nice housing. Plus, the food here is pretty good, too!

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go hiking, camping, go to karoke night, among many other fun activities that happen every weekday and weekend at UTSA.

    Food and Dining

    UTSA has a lot of different food choices from sushi to Mexican you can pretty much have any type of food your stomach desires.

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally live in the dorms so I wouldn't really know how to describe them but from the outside the buildings look very nice and chic.

    Academic Rigor

    UTSA has amazing professors that push you to your limit but don't let you drown so close to the finish line.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you come to UTSA with a declared degree because it makes your college experience a whole lot easier and stress free.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is an amazing school from what I've been able to experience from it so far. UTSA has a lot of extra education resources that can be very helpful with my degree. UTSA has the environment and resources to have pride in itself as being an amazing college.

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Regardless of what you're into, you are bound to find a club that matches you perfectly. Feel free to view the many clubs and activities offered at the university. Even if the school doesn't have a certain kind of club that you're interested in, start one yourself!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    To all incoming freshman, there is a new tradition starting this year, Fall 2013. Before every home football game, and yes we are a division 1 school, freshmen get to rush out onto the field with their own individual jerseys! THIS IS ONLY FOR FRESHMEN, so I suggest you get involved.

    What to do for fun

    There are a number of groups you can get involved with on campus, not to mention the Rec Center. UTSA is home to the tallest rock climbing wall currently. It is so much fun. The Rec Center is open late, so there is plenty of time to go and check it out! They even have a little cinema on campus that is free to students and you get to see some movies before they're released on DVD. There are just so many different things to do on campus!

    Food and Dining

    Get a meal plan! They come so in handy! You have many options for dining on campus, from Chick Fil A, all the way to Chilis. There are so many options and on your meal plan you get a certain amount to use in the various food areas on campus. And actually eat in the Roadrunner Cafe. It is unlimited food and they only ask that you wait 30 minutes in between visits. The food is not bad, it is actually quite good and you still get a variety there!

    Dorm Life

    I resided in Chaparral Village on campus and they are pretty nice. You're DAs are really cool and easy to get along with. Take advantage of a pool, for those of you residing it Chaparral the pool is great. The common areas are really open and have room for a number of people. Your dorms are set up like economy styled apartments, so it's really nice. The rooms however aren't always the quietest places. The walls are really thin, so you can sometimes here when someone has quest over, are cooking in the microwave, or even opening and closing their closet door. And sometimes laundry can be a real pain. I suggest not relying too much on the Laundry Alert website, it is not always accurate.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be pretty challenging, but there isn't really too much to be done. Some professors have the expectation that you've already learned it, where as others take the time to teach you everything. Your professors will either be a great asset and friend to you, or can be your worse nightmare! Be friends with your professor!

    Tips for prospective students

    Incoming students, make sure you have a good idea what you want to do. It does get expensive if you keep changing your major. Try taking some summer classes at community colleges and transfer in credit hours. It is really cheap to do it that way. When you get on campus get involved. Go and participate in RoadRunner Days, they're a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people, even if you're on the quiet side.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful, and there are plenty of various activities here for whatever your interests are. However, some of the majors you maybe interested in are not offered here. Not to mention the fact that if you do not place into a particular class for your intended major there aren't too many other options for you when it comes to completing your graduation requirements and you're required to take many classes.

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    you name it great campus amenities

    Food and Dining

    great diversity - along with Chili's, subway etc...

    Dorm Life

    Wonderful atmosphere

    Academic Rigor

    hard but exciting

    Tips for prospective students

    1) register early to ensure where you are staying and class location. 2) Find a campus group - it helps with transition from high school to find an organization that you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a beautiful diverse campus which offers a college dream for incoming freshman. it provides the warmth of home with the environment of a world class institution. I am honored to be a roadrunner Beep Beep

  • 09/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't feel threatened coming onto campus at all. Its really a nice campus.

    Great for these types of students

    There really isn't just one type of student that would do well here. From the frat boy to geek, everyone on campus can find a place to fit in. And when it comes to classes, it depends on what your looking for, but its usually laid back.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UTSA has the benefit of having a wide variety of cultures on campus so your introduced to many different people and ethnicity. Be sure to keep an open mind about other people when coming on campus.

    What to do for fun

    UTSA has the benefit of not only a very active community but there are also many places outside of the campus grounds where you can go eat, smoke hookah, party, and anything else you might want to do.

    Food and Dining

    When it comes to food on campus there are all sorts of places to eat. There are plenty of healthy options and even a Chilis on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived on campus or in any apartments but some of my friends tell me about it and its a fun experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I attended Northwest Vista Alamo Community College and the workload has slightly increased at UTSA. I would say if you plan on coming to UTSA make sure you have your mind in the right gear to do work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend classes and don't be shy. There is so much to do on campus and don't be afraid to just get in there and do it.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a great community and there are plenty of things to do and people to meet. Coming onto the campus for the first time is a bit overwhelming but its still a great school. I would tell anyone that this is the campus to be.

  • 09/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the riverwalk is a few minutes away and its a beautiful place to go visit.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involve with the school and know your professors

    In three sentences

    great school, they offer lots of tutoring and the campus is great.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's emergency alert texts that students get as soon as danger is known. Police run hourly shifts in the parking lots as well.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has a lot to offer with a ton of stuff to do not only on campus but off as well. Its pretty affordable but the food, dorms, professors, tutoring opportunities, rec center, and library are all amazing.

    What to do for fun

    There's a giant, beautiful outdoor mall a 5 minute drive away. Six Flags amusement park is 10 min away and downtown is only 20 min away. Go check out the Alamo or the River walk on a weekend. There's always great artists coming into San Antonio for concerts. Austin, TX is only a 1.5 hour drive and there's ALWAYS stuff to do there. Honestly the best location for a college.

    Food and Dining

    Great food served at the main cafe where you get food based on your meal plan. The restaurants on campus are pricey though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome. They're big, spacious, and include a living room and kitchen. You get your own room with a door that locks and a nice ceiling fan for when those hot summers.

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't too hard, about the same as my AP classes in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take AP classes if you havnen't done so. They prepare you for college. Also take a campus tour, especially of the dorms to see where you'd like to live. I also recommend the cheapest meal plan if you can get some groceries for the weekend. The restaurants on campus and good but expensive so making your own food is much cheaper.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful college with rolling hills and plenty of nature. The location is great, only 20 minutes from downtown with several things to do off campus on the weekends. In addition, the people are nice and there's always something fun to do.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university is always quick to alert you of any events that occur on campus through text or email making sure students are at a safe place. They also respond quickly to any illegal activities that occur on campus making the students safety a priority. at every corner you turn a campus police is there for your safety. I give campus safety a five star rating because I know when I'm on campus I feel safe!

    Greek Life

    I've personally never joined the Greek Life but from what I see they are very active in our community doing fund-raising and providing many events for students to come and enjoy!

    Clubs and Activities

    UTSA provides many clubs for just about everything! They have club soccer to the oddest of the clubs such as Quidditch. The clubs make it affordable for anyone to join and are strict on there policies such as no hazing. They have many activities and trips for every club!

    Great for these types of students

    This university is a giant melting pot where it's not just specified for a particular type of students. They made sure that this university was for every unique person to come enjoy the variety of things to do and earn a great education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus there are a lot of secret trails leading to different parts of the campus. If you take the right trail it will take you to see a beautiful sun set over the fields. You can even get a great show watching the Quidditch (sport based on the Harry Potter series) team practice! If a student needs a quiet place to study the third floor of the library has many locations to study as well even to take a nap after a long study session or long day of class.

    Bang for the buck

    This University provides a lot on campus! So if a student is struggling with there class there are lot of places to get help at any time of the day! The buildings are beautiful giving students a wonderful college experience! They also provide a high-tech recreational center to blow some steam and the equipment is always clean and ready to use! I give this a five star rating because you really do get a bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun! UTSA provides many clubs for just about any unique student making it fun for everyone! The university also provide a lot of events for students to come and socialize and loosen up a bit from studying. Live music is usually provided making it a great fun night!

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to choose from when it comes down to dining out! Making it easy for students who live on campus an easy selection! The food services are great and are always on top of cleanliness! I give food and dining a five star rating because they are quick and delicious!

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in a dorm before but hearing from other students who do they love the dorm life! They say students are always quiet and keep to themselves but in a great friendly matter! Plus they have everything they need at any time of the day making it easy access to the students! The campus is very secure with a campus police around every corner making sure of student safety. I give dorm life a four star rating.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a great place for an academic rigor! The professors always like to challenge there students to help them expand and grow. They always find great ways to do so such as; group projects, pop quizzes, and homework assignments. Classes are never boring! Everyday is a new excitement in a classroom. I give academic rigor a five star rating because it's a challenge everyday to test your skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    University of Texas at San Antonio is a great campus to come and get yourself a great education! The university provides many choices for every field of interest. They also help students find prospective employers with meet and greets. The university life-style is such an amazing experience for each unique individual.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a great university where staff and professors are friendly and knowledgeable. The campus provides lots of resources for students to study or in need of any type of assistance. Classes are always a fun environment to be in.

  • 10/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very good. UTSA police have frequent patrols all night and are constantly vigilant. They really do care about the safety of the students and staff.

    Greek Life

    I haven't really been involved in the Greek life on campus, but they're really buzzing on twitter. And EVERYDAY you'll see fraternity and sorority's on campus with signs.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things to do in San Antonio on and off campus.

    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is perfect for student that is not looking for a small school. Someone who is willing to be involved in on campus activities on a daily basis.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do here in San Antonio. The main campus is about 30 minutes away from the River Walk and about 15 minutes away from Six-flags. If you live on campus there are weekly events on campus. Sometimes you'll be walking to class and you'll see a group of people dancing and selling food. It's such a welcoming environment.

    Food and Dining

    If you live on or near the main campus you'll be about 30 minutes away from the River Walk. Their are many places to eat there, and you can even visit the Alamo! UTSA is basically near the center of San Antonio and there are so many restaurants, that aren't your normal chain restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life in UTSA is very lively. The RA's for your specific dorm will have weekly events in your Dorms lounge area. Everyone is very friendly in San Antonio. Your RA's will constantly try to get you involved in on campus activities, and when there aren't any on campus activities taking place it's pretty quiet so you can get some much needed studying in.

    Academic Rigor

    The Course work at UTSA isn't very hard at all. It's definitely harder then High School or a Junior College, but nothing a little studying won't be able to take care of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and attend SI sessions. Study, check your syllabus, check your email frequently, get involved on campus, and have fun!

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a very welcoming campus. The people here are very friendly and its a safe environment. The coursework isn't to rigorous but it all depends on what classes you take, and remember to always study and check your syllabus and email frequently. It goes a long way!

  • 10/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In my stay here in Utsa i feel very safe, i see police constantly walking around and making sure everything is okay. We also have emergency stations where you click the red button and tell them if you see something that seems suspicious. The school is well lighted at night, and lots of people are out at night so you don't feel all lonely when walking around.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for those students that like to be involved in many things. They can join clubs, and go out and represent the University.

    Bang for the buck

    For the most part i believe that the money you are spending for your education here is well spent. The professors here know when you really are trying and they are very helpful. The environment is good and you have a lot of activities you can do. We have a huge library that makes it easy for you to check out books that you need, and many computers for the students to use. The only thing i would say is that you may encounter 1 professor that isn't very good at teaching.

    What to do for fun

    Around the college there is many activities you van do once your done with your classes. For most people the (Rec) is their best option. The weights, elliptical, treadmills, and indoor track is the option of most. You can also go play some basketball in one of the many courts, or go play indoor soccer. The University of Texas at San Antonio has inter mural sports for everybody that wants to join.

    Food and Dining

    The Roadrunner Cafe serves a huge variety of foods daily. We have pizza and hamburgers and also a healthy menu for those that are trying to look good in college. It bakes many cookies, cakes, and cupcakes for desserts. Fruits of all types are also in the menu everyday. The staff working there are very friendly, and kind and work at a fast pace to keep the line coming.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here in The University of Texas at San Antonio are very well designed and made to make you feel at home. As for my experience it is very quiet at night, and therefore studying at night is way easier. Most of the people are very friendly, and can help you out whenever you need to. The Housing staff is very attentive, and you can always contact them when you need assistance in something.

    Academic Rigor

    I would tell students coming into college to not be scared of it. Yes, it is very different from High School, but its up to you how well you do. It is more demanding than High School, but for the most part teachers are willing to do their best to help you in whatever you need. The best advice i can give you is to put the hours in into your classes and study on your own.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to study a lot, you will have a lot of time in your hands, but make sure you use that wisely. Visit the college, and find out how much its going to cost you to attend the college. Be ready to meet different cultures, and be open-minded to what others have to say. In college you sometimes learn more from your classmates than from your teacher.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a spectacular college. I'm glad i chose this as my 1st option. It has an impressive number of activities for students where free food, shirts, and school supplies are given. The professors are very helpful and encourage you to give it your best.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is constantly patrolled and there are emergency alerts that are readily accessible throughout the entire campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I enjoyed attending the Gay/Lesbian/bisexual/Transgender club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cafeteria always has live bands, so you can enjoy some good music while you eat the delicious food.

    Bang for the buck

    SAC now allows you to rent books from their library, this definitely makes it cheaper for students - it even beats Amazon's prices. Also, class course are beyond affordable and you get to meet some really great instructors.

    What to do for fun

    When you are a SAC student, you are never board. When I was looking for some fun that was within budget, healthy and safe. I would simply long on SAC's web site - http://www.alamo.edu/sac/events/ - and click on the calendar. There is always something fun to do!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has great food, low prices. They have a salad bar for those who are health conscientious. For those who enjoy the traditional TexMex style food, they offer tacos of all sorts. For the Coffee aficionados, Starbucks is another option. Finally, the entire compuse is equiped with Credit Card friendly vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    didn't stay in dorms, but I have visited them. They are kept clean and update, not to mention the new building, they are to die for. If I was able to afford it, I would have loved to live in the dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the professors, they all care about the students. One of my professors would stay with me after class and help me with questions I did not understand. There is tutoring labs that have friendly hours and easily accessible. At SAC, if you want to pass a subject and seek the help, you will easily find someone who is willing to assist.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply way in advance and take notes : name of people you speak with, departments and numbers etc... Make sure you ask a lot of questions and if an answer does not seem right, don't be afraid to ask for clarification. Make sure you know who the Dean of the departments are because most of the time, you will be speaking to work study students who don't know much and will not hesitate to guess the answer. Take time with your career path, counselors are not too helpful.

    In three sentences

    I think that San Antonio College is a great institution to attend. The Science department is amazing and the entire campus has WiFi access.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Chill, Get involved on campus, make plenty of GOOD solid friends, etc.. You can make college as fun as you want it to be!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, great variety and choices to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    Best Dorms in texas! they are more so looked at as apartments and not your average traditional dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    Based on your major, well any major, you just need to understand that studying is a key to your successes here, make it fun and not boring by studying with class mates and friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just Be your self, we are already a diverse school and its not going to change. so, allow your personality uplift the university and just be positive!

    In three sentences

    One of the most diverse campuses you could ever dream of. The spirit of the school is actually electric. From teachers to students to just even the surroundings of the school, UTSA is an A.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always willing to lend a hand. They offer police escorts, response to emergency situations and so much more. There is no reason to feel unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I personally don't know much about Greek life on campus, but I do know that they are all prestigious and an honor to be a part of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everybody at UTSA. From club quidditch all the way to everyday sports like baseball and football. There is a website named Rowdy Link where students can make a profile and instantly be connected to all the different organizations on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is great for students who don't particularly care for a large campus. All the different buildings are fairly close together. You will never have to walk all the way across campus for your next class.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a fountain in the sombrilla that is said to be lucky. If you touch the fountain before a test, it is said that you will pass.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Texas at El Paso is definitely worth the price. There is always chances for free t-shirts and free food! Aside from that, the staff is amazing. You are truly paying for the best.

    What to do for fun

    There's always events going on at UTSA. From football games, to free movies every Friday and Saturday night. The main thing is to get involved in order to truly gain the full college experience.

    Food and Dining

    On campus we have the Roadrunner Caf���© which is a buffet that is open all day, three meals a day. Also on campus, we have several restaurants including Chick Fil A, Taco Cabana, Panda Express and many more. I could say that campus dining is very convenient with delicious food and friendly staff.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in an off campus apartment, so I could not present a valid opinion. However, simply by visiting each dorm, it is safe to say that dorm life seems very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers structure their class to be quite rigorous, but they are always willing to help. If you get to know your professors, they will make time for you and help you in the best way they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, send in your financial aid application before the priority deadline and take a tour of the school. If you are basing your college choice on how much financial aid you receive, I strongly advise you to apply early.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a fantastic school! The teachers and staff are willing to help you and genuinely care about your success. As a new student, I was nervous for my first day of college, but at UTSA they definitely don't make you feel like a freshman.

  • 10/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Join organizations! They are the best ways to adapt to the school and meet new people. There are many types a student can participate in. If there isn't an organization a student likes, they're encouraged to make their own.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for diversity. Great for students that want to attend big universities, but like small universities' atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Roadrunner Days and sporting events are some of the best traditions on campus. Yet, don't be surprised if you see power rangers breaking dancing in front of the library or Iron Man walking around.

    What to do for fun

    Joining student organizations are a sure way to have fun, but the school and the campus activities board host different activities for students and staff. Most of them tend to be free, and allow students to mingle with peers while learning school traditions.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is a reasonable place to eat, if you have a meal plan. Even though, after about the first month, it begins to feel extremely monotonous. Don't despair, the food court in the center of campus is good and diverse (Subway, Burger King, Taco Cabana, Panda Express, etc).

    Dorm Life

    Research your options thoroughly before choosing a dorm if you want to live on campus. There are student apartments close by at affordable rates. If you want to live on campus, it highly suggested that you visit the dorms or the campus so that you can actually see where you will be living. This is the place where you'll sleep, study, shower, so choose carefully.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, academic rigor all depends on the teacher, the subject, and the student you are. It can only be assessed by actually participating in the class and everyone has their different standards. So the three stars, in my opinion, mean nothing. You just have to put a star ranking to leave a rate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all of the resources the school has to offer. From study sessions to work programs, there are many opportunities to be successful. A person just has to work for it and communicate to those that can assist them.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fiesta UTSA

    What to do for fun

    Watch sports at the convocation center Go to the River Walk, mission trail, or a Spurs basketball game

  • 11/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus cops around if you need them. They also have emergency points where you can call a cop to come help you or to simply escort you back to our dorm.

    Greek Life

    there are a few sororities and fraternities, i'm not part of them but I have heard great things about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of different clubs and activities. Some of the clubs include: rock climbing club, sports clubs, sororities, fraternities, band, and many more. As far as activities there are always events going on.

    Great for these types of students

    THis school is great for students who are looking for a very welcoming school or for a school where they can get involved in many activities. It is also good for students who don't want to go to a giant school, but want something bigger and less expensive than a private school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There isn't any unusual traditions or locations.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not sure what this means.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can go work out at the amazing rec center, or visit the roost which has video games, ping pong, pool, and more. There is also always some sort of event going on that usually has food or games.

    Food and Dining

    They have many on campus choices and they also have a meal plan for the cafe. The cafe has many yummy choices.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but my friends that do live on campus love it there. All of the dorms are really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major, but either way all of their majors and academics will challenge you. As long as you put in the effort it will pay off and you will have no trouble.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first tip I would give would be to get involved in clubs, organizations, or some sort of group because it will help you make many friends and connections. The second tip i would give is to not go out and party too much, it can be harmful to yourself and to your education, The third tip is so work hard and do your school work, it will only help you in the long run!

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a fantastic school. They have tons of activities to help students get involved. They also have an amazing educational system.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police tour the college at all hours to ensure safety amongst the students. There are emergency boxes and a number to call whenever help is needed. If you are unsafe walking, campus police can pick you up and take you home unharmed.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of activities for students to participate in at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Whatever you many be interested in, the university will sure have a club involved in it. Organizations are welcome to everybody here at the university.

    Food and Dining

    College students need plenty of nourishment to keep their brains functioning well, and the University of Texas at San Antonio provides students with various options for dining. Students can eat at the RoadRunner Cafe, Chili's Too, Chik-fil-A, Subway, and many more. UTSa offers an array of options from fast food to the traditional cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Texas at San Antonio has several excellent choices for students choosing to live on campus. The various options give students the opportunity for a comfortable living situation to ensure academic prosper. San Saba Hall is the newest residential facility with a private room and shared bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Texas at San Antonio has more than 130 degree programs offered to about 30,000 students. The academic rigor of these various degrees provide students with a challenging academic curriculum. The courses give students the academic enrichment needed to succeed in their aspiring career fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study. The academic rigor at the University of Texas at San Antonio is tough, but in the end, it will be well worth the knowledge you have obtain through your fours years attending. Also, be sure to become involved because the university provides many clubs and activities to be apart of, which help you become more connected to the university.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a young university flourishing to academic greatness. The university has a marvelous scholastic environment for intellectuals all around. The academic rigor, dorm life, traditions, and activities are worth coming to this extraordinary public institution of higher education.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is available 24/7 to keep everyone safe from any circumstances. If you are out on campus studying late, dinning in, or even keeping your car safe in the parking lot, security will have your back.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining are assessable on the main campus as well as the downtown campus. You will have a verity to pick from and plenty of sitting indoor and outdoor. Being able to grab a snack between classes is a must for me.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't have to opportunity to live on campus dorms, but did have friends who did and i visit them constantly. The dorms are in very good condition and allow you the comfort you could have at home. Living in the dorms bring you close to the UTSA college spirit and convenient to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic programs are not easy but not impossible. Many help is offered within the University if you face any challenges thoughtout your career. Anything from amazing advising and helpful financial services, challenges won't be a problem at UTSA.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio has been a great choice to begin my career. The campus itself is well organized and full of opportunities for students. Falls perfectly in the traditional city of San Antonio who welcomes you.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    There's less traffic on Mondays and Wednesdays at the main campus.

    In three sentences

    Utsa is an awesome school in a great city. The diversity here is very good and the campus is beautiful. There are many great places to eat here as well as awesome clubs to join.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i wish it was more lit up at night, and had more phones.

    Greek Life

    There are alot of greek life but, no living arrangements here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are alot, but they dont put out the word the much.

    Great for these types of students

    Always ask and just go out and try to find what your looking for.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    during homecoming week the awesome thing is that they do somthing little each day on spirit week.

    Bang for the buck

    Not much the campus is in the center of a rich community.

    What to do for fun

    There are great partys and kickbacks. Alot of hookah bars. and Alot of clubs.

    Food and Dining

    It good,but really expensive. Which sucks for people on a budget.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in the dorm life but my friends do and hate it. Also told me that they are going to move in apartments next year.

    Academic Rigor

    I would go on rate my professor and look up the professor. I didnt do that and got stuck with a professor that i could not understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work. The classes here are no joke, im a freshman and all of my classes are 100 people or more.

    In three sentences

    The school over all is great. The only thing I would change is the communication between the students and faculty. Also how nothing at night i lit up.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police always on duty.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    A little too expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Work out at the rec center or hang out with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Most courses are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join an organization. Make many friends in your classes. Manage your time responsibly.

    In three sentences

    It is a very diverse campus. There's always something to do or be involved in. All the staff and most professros are very helpful.

  • 11/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Main campus is pretty safe. Be sure to use a sturdy bike lock, since there have been some incidents lately.

    What to do for fun

    There are many fun places to go around UTSA main campus. There are malls, movie theaters, bowling alleys, and some clubs and bars. The university has events on Fridays like small music concerts and stand up comedy.

    Food and Dining

    UTSA's food court has many options for different tastes and budgets. Roadrunner Cafe has meal plans for those living in the dormitories or anyone else who wants one.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very controlled and strict.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't very difficult, all the teachers I've had have been pretty straightforward on what they expect from you. If you follow their instructions and study, you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research on the university and check out their different organizations and clubs. It's easy to meet people that way.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a very friendly university. There aren't many distractions, which makes it easier to focus on your studies.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Amazing. There are police around the campus 24/7, so you'll always be safe and sound no matter where you are. The campus police hotline is also very helpful if you ever need it.

    Greek Life

    I wouldn't know much about the Greek life here, but I've heard it's pretty good. They also do a lot of volunteer work and raise money for good causes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are way too many to name here! Some of the cooler ones include the quidditch team, all of the different societies for every major, and the rec center always has activities going on every day.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking for something close to home with a great variety of academic options, I would highly suggest going to UTSA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Sombrilla Fountain, the rowdy rush at football games, and the salsa cook-off for the sports teams in the fall.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not all that expensive, but choosing the right meal plan and living on campus can get to be costly. Much cheaper if you're a commuter.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, basketball games, events that happen year-round throughout campus, especially when the beginning of the semester starts. There's always so much going on that you should never get bored!

    Food and Dining

    So many different options on campus, and the caf�© isn't all that bad either!

    Dorm Life

    It's thriving and exciting. I would highly recommend it to any new student.

    Academic Rigor

    There's always a new challenge to face with professors here at UTSA. If you work hard and study, it will all pay off.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a good GPA and have extracurricular activities under your belt, you are bound to get into UTSA. It's a great school and anyone can do well here if they try.

    In three sentences

    The student life here is thriving. The academics are always a challenge and fun to learn about. The overall atmosphere is something I would definitely recommend to any student in the country.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are an architecture student, the downtown campus is nice and small, so getting around is easy. I would just suggest taking ALL of your classes downtown to make commuting easier.

    Food and Dining

    The dining has a great selection, so you can have something different every day of the week.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus but have been in the dorms and they are nice with separate bedrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors that I have had so far are excellent at teaching and they really help you learn.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    SAN ANTONIO GREAT CITY IN TEXAS! MALL, MOVIES, GYM, DANCING AND MANY MORE ACTIVITIES

    Food and Dining

    Many options to have a healthy diet...

    Dorm Life

    I'm not very familiar but some friends live in the dorms and its okay...

    Academic Rigor

    GREAT DEPARTMENTS AND STAFF!

    Tips for prospective students

    Find your purpose in this university!

    In three sentences

    GREAT STAFF, GOOD FACILITIES AND EXCELLENT PROGRAMS!!!

  • 01/12/2014

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

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    What to do for fun

    Watching European sports, read and lift weights.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food facilities on offer throughout the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am not staying in the dorms so I have nothing to add here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend any and all orientations and transition workshops that the University offers.

    In three sentences

    Currently transferring to UTSA, starting on Jan 13. UTSA put together a fantastic 3 day transition workshop for new students. I was very impressed and learned a lot about college life at UTSA.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    During the fall semester the campus has pep rallies for football games. There are different events through the semester that I had much fun attending. The campus does a lot of events to encourage the campus to participate in. As for the spring semester since I'm just starting off the semester can't really say much just yet.

    Food and Dining

    When it comes to the food, the roadrunner cafe is next to the dorms, but the food isn't all that great. The campus has many food places on campus, but if you live on campus I advice you to only eat on campus every once in a while because living on campus requires you to buy a meal plan and those are expensive. If you are going to pay for a meal plan then I recommend going to the cafe often so that the money you pay for the meal plan won't go to waste.

    Dorm Life

    I'm currently a freshman and I decided to stay in the dorms even though I live in San Antonio. It was a good choice because living in the dorms is the best way to have your own privacy and it helps you become familiar with being a responsible adult. Also, living on campus gives you the opportunity to participate in many of the events the campus has throughout the day.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on the classes you are enrolled with. Some professors will help you succeed in their class while some professors do not care about your grade. You have some professors that will help you and push you to go beyond your limits and you have some that won't help you fix your mistakes or learn what went wrong.

    Tips for prospective students

    In my own experience, I had to visit the campus about three times before I finally decided I wanted to come here. Just because you visited the campus once and did not like what was shown or your first experience doesn't mean you won't like it period. On campus you have so many organizations, friendly faculty & staff, and there are always events going on to get the campus to come together.

    In three sentences

    Here at UTSA, you feel welcomed as soon as you visit the campus. It has friendly university and there are many people who are willing to help you get through your years at UTSA. It's a great choice if you want to stay close to home or if you want to meet new people from different cultures.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is emergency poles everywhere and I always see campus police patrolling the campus and parking lots. It makes the students feel safe.

    Bang for the buck

    For living in San Antonio, the cost is affordable. I have not yet pulled out any loans, I have half in scholarships and grants and I pay the other half in affordable payment plans throughout the semester.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the varsity games, the students get really excited at them, also intramurals are fun and the Roost game center on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is awesome! Chilis, subways, chickfila, panda express and so much more.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus but I have taken tours of the ones from my on campus friends and they are nice little apartment communities.

    Academic Rigor

    Use Ratemyprofessor.com, it really helps.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and be willing to learn.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a great campus that is not too big and not too small. The people are friendly always seem to be happy. The resources like the library and various student centers are always helpful.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They do a lot to make sure the student are safe. Great!

    What to do for fun

    Joining clubs is always fun, and you get to meet new people!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is usually good. They have a wide array of restaurants to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but I hear its great to get up 30 minutes before and not have to worry about traffic or anything like that.

    Academic Rigor

    Every one is really school spirited here, we all love this school and are proud to be Roadrunners!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study a map of the building layout so you won't get lost around the campus!

    In three sentences

    I love this school. Every person who goes here is really nice and helpful. It really is a great place to get an education.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join groups, Explore the university center, and play games with everyone at the Roost.

    Food and Dining

    Roadrunner Cafe is big here because its the only buffet type cafeteria here, with really good food and something different everyday. There's also Starbucks, Subway, and countless other name brand restaurants on campus that you can enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    It can get a bit messy, but just fulfill your dorm pairing survey as honestly as possible and you'll be matched up with someone that will share your similar interests and your behaviors.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too hard. Professors will be to the point and are to be taken seriously. But by no means is this a place where you will be bombarded with busy work. The professors here stick to their syllabus and work with you all thorough out the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing you defenitevly need to keep in mind is to not get carried away and sign up for a bunch of groups because they will take up a good chunk of your time. Another thing, Sombrilla Plaza is a good place to hang out and relax and/or study next to the fountain.

    In three sentences

    Overall, UTSA is a very good school and it will not drive you crazy with its reasonable tuition. There's a very good ambiance on campus with friendly and helpful people everywhere you go. It is a university that will give you many opportunities to succeed.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The apartments on campus are gated and you must have your card-key to access your apartment and each individual room. Your card-key also allows you access to the 'free' laundry and common rooms. There is an on-campus police force that maintains tight safety patrols and camera surveillance 24 hours. I have always felt very secure here at UTSA.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many organizations on campus for students to participate in, actually more than you can put on your calendar easily. The Recreation Center is very modern and has everything you need to keep in shape. The Adventure Camps are especially rewarding, I loved the river kayaking and camping trips.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there is a marvelous cafeteria for dining, along with several name brand fast food establishments throughout the main buildings. I have never been hungry at UTSA and there is also a kitchen in my dorm room and full cooking facilities in common areas for larger group dinners. It is cafeteria food at the Roadrunner Caf�©, but you can usually find something you want different to eat every day.

    Dorm Life

    The on-campus living at UTSA is like no other that I visited. The rooms are large and comfortable and in most cases you only share a bathroom with one other person. It is most like an apartment living situation while you are on campus grounds with all of your friends surrounding you.

    Academic Rigor

    Stick with your studies every day! Be aware that your ultimate outcome with be highly improved with a little extra effort on your part. Schedule set study times and stay with them and it will enable you to make the best grades which will open more academic and scholarship doors.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first semester is the hardest for sure! Don't give up on yourself, it gets much better with each semester. Talk with your teachers about where you are in their class and what you need to accomplish for the best grade outcome. And make sure and join study groups for those hard classes - if one doesn't exist, then make a new one because it is a guarantee others will be needing the extra help that group study brings.

    In three sentences

    Once I visited the campus of UTSA, I knew it was the perfect place for me to study! My first semester was very exciting; being on my own for the first time was scary, but the atmosphere and the friendly students helped me adapt rapidly to college life. The classes offer the serious student a great education without the feeling of being overwhelmed and lost in a large uncaring university.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school has a good football team, so it is always nice to go to the games. There are also plenty of social clubs to join, like frats and sororities. There is always something to do on campus, whatever day it is

    Food and Dining

    The on campus restaurant is nice, for dorm students. There is also fast food locations within the university. Many great choices to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but when I go to my friends' dorms, it is really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a sophomore, and I am academically stable. The classes are not too hard, but not too easy either. So far all the class I have taken are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a really good school, and cheaper than most bigger universities. Definitely a good university to graduate from

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing! The classes are mid-sized which is perfect for me, because it helps me succeed. The professors, and students are really friendly, making it a great school.

  • 02/15/2014

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

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Starbucks coffee shop that is close to bookstore is nice.

    What to do for fun

    Drawing

    Tips for prospective students

    I really recommend this university because it is a state university. Also, the science program is excellent.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is very favorable impression and the outstanding faculty in the university also great.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Never heard of anything happening on campus, but I also never stayed on campus when I visited.

    Greek Life

    Omega Psi Phi

    Clubs and Activities

    Every Nations Campus Ministry

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student.

    Bang for the buck

    UTSA is awesome awesome awesome. I can't wait to be a student here.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports. Every Nation Campus Ministries Enjoy newly added, young, 3 year old college football team.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. I've only eaten on campus a few time. They have Chick-Fil-A among many other choices, which I love.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorm but heard great things about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I attended Texas State for my undergrad, I've set in on plenty of classes at UTSA and I'll be the first to tell you they are not just a piece of cake, but they make learning fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're attending here enjoy your 4-5 years.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at San Antonio is a school full of spirit and dedicated to changes the lives of each student/ potential student who sets foot on their campus. Not only does this school make the top 5 most beautiful campuses, but they have an energetic staff who is always looking to help. I have plenty of friends who've attended UTSA and each of them graduated much more prepared for life than when they started.

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    It is like going to a normal state school, but you pay less and aren't required to live on campus your first year whether you live in San Antonio or not. (Although this might be changing as UTSA is aiming to become a Tier 1 school). What you pay is what you get, and a little more. :)

    What to do for fun

    Go out for a night on the town Go to football games at the Alamo Dome, or just athletic games to begin with. Join an organization- they have volunteer days, social days, etc. Go to the free classes held at the Rec Center- there is Zumba, dance classes, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Two Starbucks, Taco Cabana, 2 Subways, Chick Fil A, Chili's, Papa Johns, Smoothie King, Einstein's Bagels, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor really depends on the courses you decide to take. So far I have had some so-so courses on level of difficulty, and some hard courses with lots of reading and work to get an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join an organization on campus! Easy way to make friends and find a group who loves what you love! :)

    In three sentences

    The students that attend this college are really nice and welcoming when you attend this university. The professors show that they care about their classes, and will go the extra mile to help you understand the material. The campus is beautiful and when the weather is nice, you can sit outside and study or just relax.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    School in general is expensive but if I fell in love with UTSA so I enjoy being here.

    What to do for fun

    Dancing, sports, video games, gym, outdoor activities, pool, and of course studying.

    Food and Dining

    Somewhat of a variety but considering I have been here a while, it's gotten old.

    Dorm Life

    Did not stay in a dorm per say, but my friends that did enjoyed themselves.

    Academic Rigor

    Tedious but not that difficult. Just put in your time and effort. What you put in, is what you will get out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. Check out the organizations. Check out the opportunities. Fall in love.

    In three sentences

    Beautifully diverse with multiple opportunities to help find yourself. Simply what you would desire in a campus, giving one the greatest college experience.

  • 03/20/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    UTSA looks like a very fun and relaxing school. I love the idea of living in one of there amazing off-campus housings and being able to bike or walk to class. Can't wait to see more of the campus.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that like to have fun for cheap

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A fun location that not many know about is the patio on the 4th floor of the JPL its a nice place to study or eat.

    What to do for fun

    There is a game room on campus that has video games, pool, and ping pong. Also there is the REC if you dont want to work out there are other activities to participate in there.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip to give is to go to class and take advantage of SI sessions because they do help.

    In three sentences

    An good size located in the center of san antonio. So you can have fun on campus and off. Many tools to help you succeed as well.

  • 04/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Another dismal aspect of UTSA, there is not much to do around at night besides the trips to Whataburger nearby; however, it is across the street from the La Cantera Mall (one of the nicest malls I've ever seen), Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and it is near a good amount of shopping centers in all directions. So in short, there isn't much to do unless you have money to blow. On campus, there is the Roost game room, which includes air hockey, pool, and lots of video games including PS4, Xbox One, and Wii. Just try to find friends and it'll be easier to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The restaurants available on campus are great: Burger King, Panda Express, Subway (two of them), Starbucks, (also two), and more. The only reason I won't give it five stars is because of the hours. The restaurants are open only half of weekdays, most are only open for a few hours at the most. The only restaurant open the majority of the time is Starbucks. On weekends, close to nothing is available. The roadrunner cafe is also pretty decent. There are different stations such as a deli, a burrito line, pizza, a dessert station, and other things. The hours are good, and it's a great place to grab something quick or to pig out.

    Dorm Life

    This is where UTSA might fall a little. The dorms themselves are nice, and the ability to walk onto campus is extremely convenient; however, they are extremely overpriced for what is received. Most students keep to themselves as well and it's difficult to make friends, which is what living on campus should be about. The laundry is service is also good, but make sure to get your clothes in before others because the machines are always in use. Attempt to make friends with your roommates, you don't want to be stuck with someone you don't like or don't talk to.

    Academic Rigor

    Again, the school is underestimated usually, and many student will be caught off guard. There are some easy classes, but do not think all classes will be the same. Use the online teacher evaluations to find the right professors for you, and come ready to work. Some of my classes were blow offs but many off them have required a lot of effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't underestimate the classes, and be ready for a big workload in some classes. A science major aren't the greatest choice because the faculty isn't the greatest, but the engineering, business, music, etc. teachers are pretty good. Just don't hold back, and make use of the JPL, the database, and other resources to make the experience easier.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is a very underrated school. The faculty is great, and they make some classes a blast, but there are some professors to watch out for. It can be difficult to make friends at first because there are a lot of similarity in people, but the individuals will stick out for you to find.

  • 05/23/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very good they are strict about the speed limit on campus cops walk around campus and DORMS 24/7

    Greek Life

    best thing that utsa has that IS FUN

    What to do for fun

    events on campus are lame party attend greek events go to austin/6th street there's always a party at Texas State, no doubt by the way twitter is the key to find out whats poppin and when it poppin

    Food and Dining

    only one cafe on campus, located by chap dorm there chili's taco cabana (what are the odds) panda express, Chicfila of course Starbucks burger king papa johns smoothie king Einstein bagels

    Dorm Life

    dorms are awesome 3 of them are apartment style san saba is like a actual dorm, it's considered the most social dorm on campus university oak is freaking far out but still in campus/i would recommend laurel is new and closer to the library chap is close to the cafe in summary, if you want to live on campus live at san saba, laurel, or chap

    Academic Rigor

    so but it is known as a cheating school all the basic classes are easy as pie it'll be even easier if you had connections

  • 06/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part, you will see cops on campus. There's also little blue light-looking posts that you can press for a police officer to escort you to your dorm or to your car. And ALWAYS make sure you're parked in the right place. You will get a ticket. You can appeal the first one, but not the rest. I've seen people with boots on their tires!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's student organizations and greek life. I personally stick with student organizations because people are a little more down to Earth and fees are a WHOLE LOT cheaper! You get to meet many types of people and always get to know the advisors. They are great people!

    Great for these types of students

    UTSA is a great school if you care about culture, specially the latino culture. But there is a little something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We don't have many traditions, still trying to establish those. But for locations, there's the Bridge of Love and the story behind it. It's the bridge that connects the Art and Science building. He was military and belonged to the college of arts, and she was a science major student. He was deployed, and they promised their love and that she would wait for him to come back. When he did, he came back to that same location and proposed! Our Sombrilla, which is by the JPL and food court is an interesting one, since it's technically our version of a quad, but it's not in the center of campus. With that being said, the Main Building is located in the back of the library! The Convocation Center is a big, brown, old building next to the Rec. It's where the basketball and volleyball games are hosted, and graduations used to as well! They're now done in the Alamodome, so thank goodness for that.

    Bang for the buck

    DON'T GET YOUR TEXTBOOKS FROM THE BOOKSTORE. They're waaaay overpriced. Check to see if they're on reserve or available for checkout at the library. lib.utsa.edu. I've literally saved hundreds of dollars by checking out the books and scanning them, rather than buying them. If you absolutely need to get them, rent them from amazon, usually the cheapest. As a student, you can create an amazon prime account and the book delivers within two days. Just make sure to cancel your membership (it's only free for a certain time) before they charge you. If you need the UTSA edition, then you don't have a choice but to do bookstore. DON'T BUY YOUR BOOKS BEFORE CLASS STARTS! Professor might not need them. Make sure to ask when they hand out the syllabus. If you ask if the book is on reserve and the professor says no, still look it up! That professor may not have placed a copy, but another one teaching the same course may have! Another note, the food court DT is so much better. And if you're going to get a regular cup of coffee, don't buy Startbucks, buy from the Pod. It's cheaper!

    What to do for fun

    TONS OF THINGS. Def. join an organization that truly interests you, there's something out there for you. There's also Six Flags, going downtown, and Sea World. There's also GAMES! Students get in for free, so take advantage of that! If you like to dance, I recommend Cowboys Dancehall for country lovers and El Fuerte for Spanish music lovers. Both 18+!

    Food and Dining

    Food court is great. They have truly improved in the three (going onto four) years that I've been here, so you will have even better things. Again, spend your money wisely. Taco Cabana is the place to go for nice breakfast tacos. Go to the Starbucks by the Technology store, it's less packed than the one from the JPL. And either Subway is always packed..

    Dorm Life

    Chap or Laurel are the places to live. Don't do Oaks, and absolutely don't do Chisholm. Not very familiar with San Saba. You have more privacy in Chap or Laurel than the others, unless you get a one bedroom. You get food from the Roadrunner Cafe and it's not bad. Your first year. You WILL get tired of it by your second year though.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like with any other university, if you want A's, you have to work hard for them. I did two semesters of 19 hours each (7 classes), and it was hard. But I got all A's and 2 B's each semester. If you set your mind to it and STUDY, you will do great. DON'T MISS CLASS UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO. And EMAIL YOUR PROFESSOR BEFORE. It will save you tons of trouble.

    Tips for prospective students

    SCHOLARSHIPS! Make sure you attend an early orientation, if not you will be stuck with 8 am MWF classes, and you don't want that as a freshman. Ratemyprofessor will be your best friend your first two years. You won't really have a choice junior and senior years, but you could always check! SPEND MONEY WISELY.

    In three sentences

    UTSA is the greatest school to attend in the state of Texas. The people are really friendly, you have some of the greatest culturally professors, and the organizations are amazing. To be a roadrunner is truly an honor.

  • 06/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus is exploding with opportunities for every kind of person, from academics to sports, games, clubs, organizations, you name it. Off of campus, there is a six flags location literally across the street and the local nightlife is never boring.

    Food and Dining

    Many on campus and near by options of all sorts.

    Dorm Life

    Good atmosphere, but annoying police officers can make for a sometimes uncomfortable time.

    Academic Rigor

    Appropriate challenge, but nothing unmanageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pack shorts! San Antonio gets very hot. Be outgoing! There are tons of things to do, but it is up to you to do them.

    In three sentences

    A driven academic community accompanied by a positive and welcoming atmosphere make for a great learning environment. A variety of events and clubs are sure to make any outgoing student feel at home. This growing college may be dealing with overcrowding, but it is exploding with fun.

  • 06/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Join an organization, greek life,something!

    In three sentences

    Incredibly young and beautiful campus. Our sports here are not great. Join something here or you will be very bored.

  • 07/24/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    I was just wondering how well is there mechanical engineering

  • 09/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue alert station located all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have loads of clubs you could join. They are all filled with very friendly people. Its always a good idea to join one so you can make new friends. There are always different fun activities going on anywhere on campus as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for any type of student really. UTSA has a very diverse campus.

    Bang for the buck

    There's a lot of cool things that you can always do. They have events where you can get free stuff.

    What to do for fun

    At the Rec center you can exercise, play basketball, play racquet ball, play air hockey, play ping pong. They also have a gameroom.

    Food and Dining

    They have great fast food places on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally live in a dorm, but my friend does. They are really cool and nice and have a good amount of space.

    Academic Rigor

    Its challenging but if you study and really put in work, its not too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to class 10 minutes rely if its a big class.

    In three sentences

    Its really amazing. It has lots of great programs to offer. The campus is beautiful.