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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: most are introverts and are not up to striking conversations with others

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is variety in styles personalities and all different races.

1 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: One thing UTD students and olive oil have in common are that they're both extra-virgin. Seriously. The majority of the students here are geeky (think Lord of the Rings-watching, D&D-playing, anime-obsessing) and socially awkward who have yet to have their first kiss. You're definitely gonna have to dial down your standards here.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: If you like super nerdy computer geeks this is the school for you.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: UT Dallas has a diverse student body with students coming to learn from down to street to across the world. The school is still predominately "nerdy" because of its emphasis on STEM education so that kind of plays into the campus social life not being as spirited as it could be. As far as looks go for Girls/Guys, we have everything. The school has a pretty active Greek life even though most don't believe it exists b/c most people commute. The growing on campus resident population is improving UTD social life' problem.

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The average UT Dallas student is OK-looking, crossing a bit over into geek territory. However, there are attractive students on campus—some very attractive ones, too—and most of the time, they’re friendly and open to conversation. Student athletes are generally the fittest and hottest people on campus, and there are quite a few of them. Unfortunately, for guys, the male-to-female ratio puts them at a slight disadvantage to find romance. The majority of students is not into partying, and one can hardly find a party animal on campus. Good parties do exist, but you often have to know the right people and go off campus.

Short-term romances driven by lust aren’t typical of the dating scene at UT Dallas. People date quite a lot, then fall apart or form longer-lived relationships. Many hold on to their high school romances or remain faithful with their long-distance lover. A few people opt for abstinence, even when they’re good looking and confident enough to get very decent dates. Once in a while, you will hear stories of nerds-turned-hotties, which is quite indicative of the social scene where different groups mingle and befriend each other without noticeable reservation. Joining a fraternity doesn’t mean leaving your "Modern Warfare" buddies, unless you deliberately choose to do so.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
44%
Male Undergrads
56%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
You can get free condoms from the Student Health Center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. All parties
  2. Student union
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Cairo Hookah Lounge
  2. Student union
Social Scene
While they don't party a lot, UTD students in general are sociable and friendly. They play sports, join clubs, do volunteer work, and attend campus events to meet new people. Friend circles-usually built around ethnicity, study major, and mutual interest-are visible on campus; however, most students belong to several such groups, and they are not afraid to mix it up a little every now and then. You will also see fraternities that welcome Asians, nerds playing Xbox with "cooler kids," or skilled athletes showing novices how to play sports, as proof of a nonhierarchical society. Of course, there are people who never step out of their comfort zones, but the typical UTD students are those who welcome diversity, eagerly make new friends, or simply start a conversation with you at The Dining Hall.
Hookups or Relationships?
While casual dating is a popular option, the majority of students seems to look for some commitment in romances, and those with long-distance relationships are serious about keeping them. People are easier at parties, flirting around a bit or exchanging digits, but it rarely goes wilder. Classes, club meetings, and parties are all good places to meet new people, but there is no real "desperate" dating spot that can ensure success for your love pursuit.
Dress Code
The general dress code is simple: Don't run around naked. At a university of 20,000 students, nobody-perhaps except for everyone you know-cares about what you wear, so just put on whatever clothes you're comfortable in. Pajamas and workout outfits are common, but if you feel like dressing up for a change, go for it. Summer weather really favors shorts and T-shirts, while winter barely gets to a point that you need your snowsuit on. On the whole, business students tend to dress better than others, mostly because they're attending a meeting, presenting a project, or sitting in an interview. Whatever your major is, though, definitely bring business attire-at least business casual-so you will have something to wear for the more formal events.
Did You Know?
On March 22, deemed "Pokemon Day," many students dress as characters in Pokemon-Ash, Misty, Team Rocket-touring around campus and taking photos with anyone willing and interested.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are     Based on 79 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 88 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 59 responses

  • 33% In class or through study groups
  • 29% In extracurricular activities/organizations
  • 11% Res Halls
  • 7% The student union
  • 5% It's all up to you
  • 4% Dining Hall
  • 4% Welcome Week Events
  • 2% Transfer to a different school
  • 2% Gym
  • 2% Give up, and make friends elsewhere
  • 2% Reintroduce yourself over and over and over...

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 108 responses

  • 12% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 44% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 35% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 8% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
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