The Best & Worst

Location
Richardson, TX
Undergrads
9,136
Tuition (in-state)
$25,084 ($10,666)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Calm and peaceful campus
  2. 2
    Feeling of freshness and modernization
  3. 3
    Great scholarships
  4. 4
    Overall strong academics with helpful, passionate, and knowledgeable professors
  5. 5
    Very friendly students and faculty who welcome diversity
  6. 6
    Low tuition
  7. 7
    The dorms
  8. 8
    The weather (for most of the year)
  9. 9
    Small classes and small environment in general
  10. 10
    School of Management

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
85% of students return after their first year.
Easy Financial Aid Process
57% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
89% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
65% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
67% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
72% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Highly Satisfied Students
77% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
60% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
91% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-54% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Buildings lack an aesthetic feel.
  2. 2
    Almost everything is overpriced.
  3. 3
    Poor dining options and quality
  4. 4
    Slow, inefficient administration and management, especially the academic advising and financial aid departments
  5. 5
    Social life is less than attractive and even somewhat nonexistent on weekends.
  6. 6
    Weak varsity sports programs, which result in relatively low school spirit
  7. 7
    Not enough parking
  8. 8
    When the weather gets unbearably hot
  9. 9
    Housing availability
  10. 10
    No football team

Facts & Statistics

Lost in the Crowd
Expect to take at least a few classes in a lecture hall-31% of classes have more than 50 students.
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