The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic-serving Institution and public research university. UTSA is considered to have a “High Research Activity” and manages the Center for Archaeological Research. The university is a member of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities and also has the largest and most active Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in the nation.
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).
Catherine from Helotes, TX
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.