Richardson, TX
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$25,084 ($10,666)
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Reviews 1070 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's really easy and fun and convenient

4 College Freshman

Academics: Everyone is super helpful and geared toward helping me

4 College Freshman

Academics: There is a wife variety of possible learning topics

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone is nice and helpful.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From what I hear, job prospects are great immediately after graduation

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is really good and the service is great.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Fairly large city, fair amount of things to do.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was a smooth process.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Pricey, but then again so is on-campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I like the campus strictness of the school I go to.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The unique things about UTD that set it apart from other schools is I made more new friends and its a more diverse environment. The social scene and the campus is different from the community college i went to.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: I like the student center and the student hangouts.Sometimes I go to the campus events but not as often. In addition, i like the library with three stories tall

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Dallas has many attractions for students to enjoy when time permits.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is very close to campus and very safe; however, there is limited parking on campus which does not allow for off-campus living to be beneficial.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The facility is amazing; however, the workload of the program can be overwhelming. This degree plan typically takes students 5 years to finish.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics at the school are the best. I have not had a professor that I did not enjoy or a curriculum that did not cease to take my attention away from my schoolwork.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is a great variety of restaurants on campus that give the study body a multitude of options to choose from.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have loved going to College so far. I have made a lot of friends amongst the student body and with professors. I would not choose another school if I had the opportunity to. This colleges diversity allows any type of student to be accepted.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: University of Texas at Dallas is very diverse and includes students of plethora of backgrounds. There are students from all parts of the world who dress and look different than the typical American college student. The social life is not amazing because there are so many commuter students who attend the school.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek Life is not prominent across UTD. The campus does not have Greek housing on campus and the non-Greeks look at the Greeks as any other people, no less and no more important than the rest. The fraternities and sororities do however, raise money for different charities and help make the campus lively and enjoyable.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: University of Texas at Dallas has a very diverse campus which allows students of different backgrounds to find acceptance on campus. The campus is very friendly and offers many organizations for students to get involved with.

3 College Junior

Majors: I think the first aspect that pops out in regards to unique is the curriculum UTD holds in my particular program. As a pre-medical student, the classes definitely feel challenging and sometimes rigorous to cope with it. The lifestyle at UTD is different from other universities because there is such a strong concentrated focus for anything academic from all the students throughout the entire school year. Students are consistently studying and prepping for upcoming exams, and it actually tends to bring a lot of the student body together when you can discuss old exam scores and prep together for the next upcoming wave of exams.

3 College Junior

Majors: I actually haven't had an internship yet, though I plan to go through with one in the future. As a medical student, there is a strong emphasis placed by administration, faculty, and even friends that doing an internship is almost a requirement for preparing for medical school. Some probably go through it just to add it to the list of accomplishments on their resume.

4 College Junior

Diversity: UTD is a great and ethnically diverse campus. From American to Indian and national citizen to international student, UTD's demographics are across the spectrum. I find it encouraging, challenging, and enlightening to study and learn about other parts of the world simultaneously. Befriending people in other cultures is interesting to become familiar with and slowly understand the more you spend time around campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have no genuine rating for the campus housing because I commute. From what I've heard, it can be very competitive to grab housing in the campus apartments, but because UTD is a growing campus, there is ongoing expansion to further the living quarters.


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Fourth floor library at UTD
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Fourth floor library at UTD Fourth floor library at UTD This is the fourth floor of the library at UTD. There are a multitude of tables for quiet study, which are surrounded by a plethora of bookshelves for your study convenience.
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Tue Tran
Hanoi, Vietnam
Accounting, MIS
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UT Dallas isn't all about academics: Its coursework isn't the heaviest of the region; professors are lenient on students at times; and there are few reasons to pull more than three all-nighters a semester. Neither is it a party school where the frats rule campus, nor an athlete's school of big games or a cultural center of arts and literature. It is a little bit of everything. In fact, UTD is so hard to define that many students struggle at first to identify with it. They once dreamed of the Ivies, Rice, or UT Austin, then either failed or could not afford the education, and "ended up" at UTD. And yet, a vast majority of students say they would still choose UTD were they to do it again—more than 80 percent returns every year. Strange as it seems, the mysterious appeal that is UT Dallas eventually touches students' hearts and souls.

If one takes some time to think about it, UT Dallas has always been amazing, if not extraordinary, throughout its history. The face of the campus changes constantly, with new buildings, renovations, and expansions, many of which are fueled by student activities. After all, the hidden connection that begins to bond UTD students and faculty together probably isn't academic rigor, financial aid, or aesthetic qualities, but a burning aspiration for and determined will to change—for the better, that is. How this journey will end—or whether it will end at all—no one can tell. Nevertheless, at this moment, the belief is strong that UTD, as well as its members, will succeed in its mission to shatter the status quo.

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