Location
Laredo, TX
Undergrads
3,918
Tuition (in-state)
$14,138 ($5,714)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Laredo is mostly Mexican food, gets boring after while, most of the places are family ran which is nice, some place offer authentic Mexican food for a very low price. Be nice to have a local Italian place, just something different we do have a korean places which everyone seems to love since it is different. But like i said most places are enchiladas which are made in different and tacos,

3 College Junior

Nightlife: The best bar to go to in Laredo is less then 10 minutes from campus they have a special three dollar cocktails all day long, it gets packed at night. Most clubs in laredo do girls night out where girls get in for free and get free drinks at certain times. At hals they offer live music and will play sport show on the tvs or ufc fights.The cover charge for hbo nights to get into the bar area is cheap like 3 bucks

4 College Junior

Academics: Right now the school of nursing just got a new Dean so the school is now undergoing a change, which is good, most of the professor were very old school did not allow technology in class such as laptops and tablets which is sad since most student buy a digital book and can not use it class. But from what i hear the new dean wants students to use laptop in class if they are using it for academic purpose. Also most of the professor would always talk about nursing in the 70s and would get off topic and confuse students on what would be the right procedure to due the one from the 70s or 2010. It is always nice to get some new blood in a school. another nice thing is that all the nursing staff will know every student and they are great at supporting the students.

3 College Junior

Academics: Most of the professors i have had are great and are willing to go the extra mile, most have given students their numbers if they ever need help with major things. Also most allow students to challenge the professor methods and will debut with their students which makes the class very interesting.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: the university needs variety in the cafeteria! The menu should reflect what students want but sadly it does not. It reflects what the university staff wants, the higher up, example one of the staff members who is high up in the hierarchy always wants potato salad or chicken salad so it will be one of those everyday which get lame. The vegan option is very small, and then for the most part only get 2 different entrees a day if we are lucky we get 3 different ones but for the most part we get the same food twice a week, the standard food we can choose from is a burgers and pizza these two item are always there. We finaly got a salad bar which is awesome, just wish we had grilled chicken or some more healthy option most students miss the grilled chicken sandwich that the cafeteria would make on a daily basis.Most student would just get the grilled chicken breast from the sandwich and make a grilled chicken salad. Sometimes the univesty will have free food during finals week around the library druing spring finals they gave away free chick fli McDonalds and starbucks and pizza hut.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: everyone has their own clicks, the students from mexico tend to hang out in their own area, and in coming freshmen tend to stick with their old crowd from high school while the upper class students will branch out with the people they have class with and then stop talking to the old high school buddies in most cases.Most freshmen and soft more students will try to act cool in class but most of the time get in trouble for texting or talking in class, I have had a professor tell of a students for talking out load during his class which was awesome wont lie, everyone was happy since that students was being very annoying.

5 College Junior

Diversity: At TAMIU many student clubs are faith based, they offer many events at least twice a week, prayer groups, that discuss ideas, playing games and offer free food and soft drinks. They are not very far right, all the clubs have an open door always welcoming other faiths to join in, so no one will feels left out. Which is nice since college life can be very lonely at times and stressful. For the gay community on campus everyone is open minded but in the town sometimes people can be rude, and raciest at times, but for the most part everyone minds their own business and does not discriminant in this town.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: the students health service at TAMIU is amazing, the staff is very friendly and willing to go the extra mile for students. For an example, the RN knew I was low on cash and asked the doctor for a very affordable skin lotion for my psoriasis which was a great relief to me. I have also called in the counseling service once during the summer, the only problem i had was that the only students who can take advantage of the counseling and student health are currently enrolled students for summer, I was only enrolled for fall not summer. But the counselor told me if it was an emergency she would see me, and she also sent me some contact info of local counselor that can do it for free or who take my insurance. I like that our student services go the extra mile. On the last note, i think the services should be open after 5pm and stay open until the last class of the day and if the student has paid or is planning to attend school in the fall they should be allowed to use the services the campus provides during the summer.

4 College Junior

Athletics: our basket ball team is an amazing team, our soccer team is one of the best as well. One thing i do not like is when the athletic department will make an attempt to raise tuition for all students, to only befits the athletes. If tuition is raised for a better gym for athletics the students should be able to use it at least once a week or if it is a new field students should be able to use it once in a while. I understand that some athletic department earn the school a ton of money, but my university is small compared to UT Austin or college station really no need to take money from the students to just support a few students I know other students would rather have faster computers at school, since every students uses them.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Not much to do in Laredo Texas. It was ranked number ten for top ten boring cities in the U.S. The university life is kinda slow, but it does have some good times like in fall, we have many events to get students involved around campus. The hole in the wall restaurants are super friendly and very affordable. I tend to take students who are not from south Texas to these small hole in the wall places. Some gyms like crossfit offer discount to students and the movie all the movie theaters give discounts.The school gym for students does need to be upgrades in size, the weight room is tiny for our campus size. Shopping in this town can be fun when you go downtown since we are a border town it is very easy to get crafts from mexico on the U.S side and it is very affordable. I have spent my whole life in this town, it has its up and downs, just needs to improve on social events, and try to be more open minded on new restaurants most restaurants that are not Mexican tend to fail, but it is good to see new places open and stay open like our local Korean restaurant super friendly service and something different experiencing a new culture through food.

2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There's nothing to do other than movies or dining at a restaurant.

5 College Junior

Academics: I believe that it's amazing, and I feel there should be more things we should learn.

5 College Junior

Academics: Professors want you to learn to the best of your ability, and they do that by challenging our minds with the material given.

4 College Junior

Facilities: It's a great place to study at since it gives off such a positive atmosphere.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Everything gives off a positive vibe.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love that there are professors who inspire students to do better.

2 College Junior

Athletics: Nobody is really involved in the athletics at our school. There isn't really fan support or school spirit.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The cost of off-campus dining could tend to be cheaper than on-campus dining. It does not offer discounts; however, the quality of the food is great!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I believe that our campus security is okay, but it could use more assistance at night.

3 College Student

Campus Dining: The food can be better, no one usually eats. Not much Variety.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It's very casual, and everyone is interested in greater a higher education. The social life would be friendly, and you can build on the relationship.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I enjoyed their services. They are helpful and informative.

4 College Junior

Academics: There offer work study many opportunities open

5 College Junior

Academics: The biology major offers a program to develop more.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There's emergency call near by everywhere.

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Rudy Duran
Hometown
Laredo, Texas
Major
Political Science
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Texas A&M International University is a young, vibrant school that is still growing. However, the majority of current students will probably tell you that TAMIU doesn't necessarily provide them with the complete college experience because there is little social unity on campus and a lack of school spirit. But, on the upside, the University is still in the process of constructing efficient buildings and obtaining up-to-date equipment for educational purposes. While students may seem a bit disappointed with the lack of activities around campus, the school is still relatively new, is starting to show signs of growth, and has enormous potential. Right now, most students tend to do their own thing around campus, as opposed to spreading social unity. While it is true that the city of Laredo is not the most enjoyable atmosphere for students, the University’s academics more than make up for this.

The overall experience at TAMIU could be improved if organizations did a better job promoting the University and if TAMIU organized pep rallies to bring some school spirit back on campus. AutMus Fest is probably the only significant event of the school year and is not enough to bring people together. If there was another school that had cheaper tuition rates and a better academic background near Laredo, then some students might choose that over TAMIU. However, TAMIU is the only major university near the city that offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Overall, TAMIU is perfect for people who enjoy a small city but are not necessarily looking for the full “traditional” college experience.

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