Location
Edinburg, TX
Undergrads
12,359
Tuition (in-state)
$13,589 ($5,165)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1259 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Nothing too obscene, as I have not witnessed the use of drugs and alchohol on campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Make sure you apply early for the financial aid you need.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like the social experience of living on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options to my knowlege are pretty good; much more desirable than the on-campus dining options.

College Freshman

Transportation: I am not familiar with the transportation options at my school as I live on campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The faculty are great and friendly. I would continue to socialize with them even once I graduate. They are our mentors and will continue to strive us into the direction we want and to graduate.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Everyone at UTPA is very helpful and understanding. They want what's best for us which is a education for a career.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: UTPA has brought me to new light. I started working with the school as a SA and chemistry stockroom personnel. At the PreMedBiologySociety, I met someone who was telling us about job opportunities whom I knew from my home town, and was able to work with them also, UTPA got me out of being a server at Olive Garden to becoming a worker in my field of study, science. I thank UTPA for my overall experience and great colleagues I have made over the year.

5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: I believe everyone is well rounded and we all have the same interest of graduating and doing something great with our lives.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: I like the broncs cafe because of the variety of things to try, every time that I have gone, it has always been different. I love the pizza and create your own pasta dish.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I love the biology program. Although I hang out with chemistry majors, I like our talks and the fact that we want to go to med school when it comes to the valley.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I want to do internship but if its paid. It's hard to not work and be somewhere doing something great for your experience and resume.

4 Recent Alumnus

Parking: The only parking that is a hassle for class is the one near the baseball stadium. Also the fact that its a ten min brisk walk to class and if its scorching hot, will dehydrate you, as for my experience. Oh and wear sun glasses if you plan for a long walk.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I like the academic life. It is great to have people who want to help you. The professors like to see you stop by their office for help. At registration, it does not take long, only the line but they will give you an answer to your question. I wish they had more variety in physiology classes because in biology, their is more environmental classes,

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It is not hard getting into programs, just maintain your GPA and everything will be fine, if you need help, their is the learning assistance center and the building have sessions to go to for help. I suggest study everyday at least a hour for each subject to keep things fresh.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The Billogy program because I like to work with things I want to do in life. I like the dissection because I one day want to become a cardiothorasic surgeon.

5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are. The best quote you can hear. My life is about safety of myself and my friends. We do not take part in drugs and if we drink, it's on the weekend and in a mature manner, not to get drunk or do inappropriate things that can get you in trouble with the law.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Oh I love it. Compared to Mercedes, their is a huge variety that you will never get bored from it. I like places that are open really late, for the most part IHop and Denny's are near by for study nights. I like trying new things and I know I can not go wrong with going to new places.

5 Recent Alumnus

Weather: I love the weather. And if it is too windy, the buildings are their to block it. I like the trails and sidewalks that lead to the open, I just wish they had more shade for the days the sun is at its finest. On days that it rains, is when it becomes a little difficult from walking to class.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I am currently attending school for my degree in Biology minor in chemistry. At times it can be difficult but possible. The methods of studying should be Continued for each semester and time management plays an important role. I currently work with UTPA as a SA and chemistry stockroom personnel and the lack of hours do not help me get by. I would like the opportunity to do paid research or acquire a position that allows me to work openly for 30 hours a week within my degree. Because I am a transfer student, I will be attending school for one more year for my residency upper advance credit hours. This is a struggle because I just needed one more semester. I understand they want me to live the bronc life so as long as I don't pass the 180 hour mark I will be fine.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: I would use the shuttle bus to get to school and it was always fresh. The metro bus that takes you from your city to school is free and has wifi networking which I think is great. Especially when you have homework you like to work in at any given time. Overall the transportation system is taken care of.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I have been to 3 different apartment complexes. Some are old and fair prices, but are difficult to live it. The Veradas is a very nice place to live in but the cost is too high and the people who live in it has to split the costs evenly with the other three which is not fair. I believe that each area should have their price. For example, one room utilizes the air conditioner at a lower use than the other, they should not be charged half. I have a friend who is dealing with that because she likes the temperature at 74 degrees but other students have it at 68. The only place I think they should split pay is the kitchen and laundry area, but the rooms and restroom should be split.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The campus housing is old. They need remodeling and increase the space. The personal space for two people in the dorms is ridiculously small and their is no room for cooking, only a microwave. The dorm students need to share a shower with three others and the increase of clutter is there. It is too constricted. I think they should increase the size by two for the comfort of two people and one restroom for every two people. It's bad enough to understand the way of living with one other, but four people is just bad. At TSTC dorms for two, it was spacious for a bathroom and sink with cooking counter, mini fridge and microwave, including the closet and bed. The dorms for 4 included two restrooms one for each side and a opened living room and kitchen that had a lot of storage area, sink, full refrigerator, storage room for trash, box and canned food and a take for 4. Need I say their technical college is smaller.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I don't rally hear much about the Greek life, but I know the price is a bit high. If I could have my own Club "Alpha Gama Delta" fake club I used in high school to create my friendship circle in JROTC, I would try to have a apartment split for 4 people each and be ego friendly. Recycle and help out other clubs and be part of the environmental club as well. I believe partnering up with other clubs will help and when events come around it will be rewarding.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: I feel everything has its balance. The most important thing to me is my religion. I am Catholic so I would portray my faith in a club pertaining to my faith. I know we have one main church on campus, I like to go to it to do my personal praying, but hoping not to be bothered by others whom do not know my faith and speak to me about theirs. I am busy with school right now but I am hoping to start joining the Catholic Club this up coming semester. I like the diversity in the campus because we meet a lot of new friends of different cultures and backgrounds. I like food so I like to try their food, something different and some activities that they enjoy as well. Politically, I do not see a struggle, I myself have my opinion to the system because sometimes I agree with either party but I do not see a conflict in school about the differences.

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