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Reviews 1615 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It depends what kind of atmosphere you like. If you rent around the campus prices vary but remember it it going to be noisy because there a lot going on around campus. But also, El Paso is a large city and you have different areas with different atmospheres to choose from.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: If you take all the information they require everything will go great. Even if you are missing any information they are willing to help you attain additional information.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It's okay, but they are very strict with parking, especially inside the campus. Only students with parking permits purchase for inside campus are allowed.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Lots of restaurants and clubs around campus.

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I don't stay in campus but I had friends that do. The housing there is terrible, outdated, filthy, and does't feel safe at all. There is really not much to do there since it is very strict and students are really not into getting citations nowadays.

Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: I don't usually hang out at night. I actually work night shifts and still manage to go to school. I don't really drink or go clubbing. I find it a waste of time and money. Right now I want to focus on finishing school without debt and get a decent job and start a family.

2 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Really not modern and outdated. The population there in campus has become so bad, people actually sit in the floor in class because there is no more room. Student study rooms are really noisy and just worthless. There is a lot of construction going on. Ever since I was a freshman there has been construction going on everywhere. Construction is a good thing for campus but when it is taking more than two to three years to complete it really gets to us students. Student hangouts are being overwhelmed with not much space. I believe that is why once your classes are over, students just go home or back to their dormitories. We don't have time to deal with over crowded spaces and the ongoing construction.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: For me, school "police" or safety officers are just there to ruin your day. I understand it is their job and duty to protect and to serve the people but they take situations too far. My experience with them has been bad. Last semester I purchased a parking space. I put my decal on the windshield and I thought everything would be alright. Turns out some other day, I find a citation on my windshield. I had no idea why. Turns out, you're supposed to place your decal on the bottom middle of your windshield. Now when was this information really given to us students at all? When I purchased my decal, there was no instructions on how to place the decal. Another experience with the "police" was when I parked in a visitors parking because they had a printer in the dorms. I believe everyone is a visitor but it turns out that if you're a student, you're not supposed to park there. Where are all these rules coming from? I have no idea. At least put them on the school's cite. School "police" show no respect for student life and they don't look qualified to even give out tickets. They look and act like mall securities and their daily basis consist of riding their bike everywhere in campus,which include jaywalking, flirt with the college girls, and give tickets.

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: For me, it doesn't matter the quality of food they serve. The price is what scares me. Its overwhelming and really just ridiculous. I understand that the school has to make money out of students somehow but increasing prices for food is not a way to do it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: It's great compared to in campus prices and quality. There are really a few places that offer discounts to students but that is the least of my concerns. Prices in campus are ridiculously high in all aspects for small quantity and bad quality food. Off campus school is convenient and offers a lot of variety.

2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I won't be talking about the whole campus's courses and professors since I hadn't had the chance to experience all of them. But my engineering major professors are one of the worst I have ever had. I don't mind they're from other countries because good for them for being here and making a living out of it. I just don't agree with the concept of teaching ourselves instead of them teaching us. There is a misconception where the teacher just read of slides instead of really telling you what is going on. This shows how poor they know the concept. I've witnessed how they come prepared with notes and still have a hard time understanding the subject. I would easily just take online courses and I believe it would benefit me better. There is not much variety of courses offered. Your schedule is pretty much fixed however the department wants it to. There is a lot of engineering students on campus, including me, thus it is only fair that our class sizes should be in big rooms. Most of the time we have three to five people sitting on the floor because of how crowded the class is.

2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I believe internships within the department is just a matter of preferring people they like. I had recently applied to an internship in Peru with the mechanical engineering department, and I had really good qualifications, a recommendation letter from my fluid mechanics instructor, and I had a really good GPA. I had then learned that the people they chose to go was that person's friend or acquaintance outside of school which I believe is not fair at all.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: My campus town is really my hometown. There is a great atmosphere. Really good attitude throughout the whole city. While attractions are not high end, it is still great to have them there. My town is really safe, accounting it is bordered with the once named most dangerous city in the world. Shopping is a really big deal in my town and a lot of it is due to the weather outside.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Diversity on campus really depends where the location of the campus is. My campus is situated along the border of Mexico, thus having a wider hispanic/ latino racial diversity. Since my campus is not a high end famous expensive school, it is easier for more students to be able to afford tuition with financial help from their families or government.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: With gas prices sky rocketing over the roof for the past three years that I've been in school, it has been difficult for me since I live quite far from the campus. It takes me at most forty-five minutes at best to get to campus. The campus also requires the students to pay for their parking which have high ridiculous prices. I wasn't able to obtain parking this year since I barely have enough money to make the payment for tuition.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Team performance is not really top notch in my school. I believe that is why there is not much student involvement or school spirit. I believe the campus is not really a closed campus thus many students just go to school to get their classes over with while living and working outside of campus.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: I have never been to a party for my school so I do not know.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I do not have any "reviews" to make about the athletics.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: They have a variety of options but nothing amazing,

3 College Junior

Academics: You as individual have to be focused on passing your classes regardless of your major.

3 College Junior

Academics: The academics are academics just like any other University. At the end of the day you as individual has to be focused on earning your degree.

3 College Junior

Facilities: It is a nice campus but it does not have anything that amazes me.

College Junior

Guys & Girls: As a man I will only rate the women. Some of the women are pretty some of them are not.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus so I do not know what it is like.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's just like in "real" life you have to figure it out on your own, sure you might get some help but you have to do it on your own.


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Kristopher Rivera
Clint, TX
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The University of Texas at El Paso provides students with a period of time that they can look back on fondly, like shuffling through an album of memories. By the end of their stay, students think of the school as a part of their family. Resources are available in droves to keep students on their feet and motivated. As far as events, UTEP promotes itself very efficiently. Minerpalooza is an event hosted on campus to promote the season-opener game for the football season. This event is similar to a fair, and many students and residents of the city attend every year.

As far as preparing students for achieving their goals, UTEP opens doors. Internships are available through school programs or advertised to give students a broader view. Opportunities are presented for programs outside of El Paso, giving students the chance to step outside the front door. The University prepares students to be first-rate versions of themselves, with a staff dedicated to the school’s vision of growing and changing for the best. The students may be diverse, but everyone seems to smile and be very approachable.

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