The University of Texas at San Antonio Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (19)
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is a relatively great university in terms of course diversity and overall likability. It's not in the heart of downtown like most Universities, so it really gives the feeling of a more rural academic experience. As far as the bachelor's degree of arts in criminal justice is concerned, I believe UTSA satisfied my expectations of what a career in criminal justice entails. Realistically, the field of criminal justice is a vast one and I believe that UTSA has a plethora of courses that offers insights and readiness to whichever path one wants to seek. Moreover, UTSA is able to provide unique partnerships with local law enforcement and federal agencies in order to put students in better positions for internships and careers. All in all, UTSA is a great place to learn and whether you are seeking a degree in criminal justice or computer science, UTSA has all the resources you need to excel in whatever career path you choose.
Campus life is almost non existent, but financial services and staff are helpful. Overall the school was mediocre, my problem, was more specifically with the architecture department. The curriculum changes every year or so and none in the staff seems to follow the changes, if you don't pay close attention to it they may recommend you to take classes you don't need or won't take credit for courses you have taken. Networking is not given enough importance within the department and when looking for a job they will leave you by yourself.
The University of Texas is well known for its criminal justice program, which led me to believe it would be a very rigorous field of study. While it was challenging I would recommend anyone interested in the program to dive in for the adventure. You will be guided by professors that have worked, or currently work, in the world of criminal justice. Their experiences create a learning environment that is easier to understand and exciting to be involved in. Similarly, being that UTSA is a newer university it is very modern and diverse which make it not only a blast to attend classes, but also an intriguing place to live and meet people that you may not have ever had the opportunity to meet.
Initially, I did not want to stay in San Antonio for college. When I was in high school, I applied to many out of state and city schools, and I was accepted in to all of them. However, when it came time to look at the financial aid packages, some of my dream schools were just too out of reach. I was immediately discouraged, and I actually applied to UTSA rather late in the game (March/April). My first two years of college flew by, where I was studying Biology and adamantly believed that I was going to go to medical school and transfer out of UTSA. However, in my junior year, I had to go to an academic counselor to review my progress. In that meeting, I realized that I was likely in the wrong degree plan, and that my true passion lied in Health and Wellness. Fast forward to my final semester of undergrad, and I am completing an internship that the College of Education and Human Development requires in the degree plan. Then, in March of that semester, I was offered a full-time job with a client company that I established a relationship with during my internship. Two years later, I am now employed, full-time, and doing exactly what I wanted to do in my undergrad years. I've seen a few of my high school friends who pursued the same degree at other universities, and they did not have the same opportunities that I did. If you are interested in the health/wellness/medical field, UTSA is a great choice. Even now, I refer back to many of my professors/teachers from my undergrad courses, and I constantly think back on all of the people I met through networking, internship and volunteer opportunities.
College at the University of Texas at San Antonio is worth it. If you want an affordable education in a city often referred to as the "big small town" for its small town feel, then UTSA is a great option to consider. Its location offers a fun and practical place to attend college. Professors are always willing to work with students to help them achieve to the best of their ability
UTSA has a great bio-medical program and it is only growing. The campus is well laid out and there are plenty of great places to study. I transfered to UTSA from Maryland because of family reasons and I was grateful wonderful the program was. I happened to be working full time as an undergrad and they have 2 campuses in San Antonio. The option to take classes at both classes really helped with scheduling. I prefer the main campus but the down town campus is very nice and clean and accommodating.
I had a great experience here, it was affordable as far as university's go. I would get my MBA here but they don't offer a full online program that I am seeking. When I left they were introducing the hybrid courses which I really liked! My overall 4 yr BBA was about 35k. Go Roadrunners!
The university is a great place to interact and network with people of all walks of life. They have many opportunities to excel and find a job right after college. However the overall success in your career is ultimately going to depend on you, many of the opportunities available are not in the same city.
UTSA was an amazing school experience that I would definitely recommend to those seeking to better themselves for there future. All the staff that I encountered were so willing to help me succeed in getting an education. I was so satisfied with my experience while perusing my Bachelor's that when it came for me to decide what school I wanted to enroll at to received my masters, I immediately looked into enrolling at UTSA again for there masters in Health and Kinesiology program. Potentially I wouldn't mind working for UTSA as a professor in the Health and Kinesiology field so that I may help to uphold the amazing reputation that the staff there have.
I loved my college experience! My professors always took the time to help if I needed it. There were wonderful student groups and always something going on around campus. I highly recommend UTSA for new students.