The University of Texas at San Antonio Reviews
I absolutely loved UTSA and all it had to offer me. I took advantage of every area the university has to offer. I was extremely involved on campus, which truly enhanced my experience. I was also a Resident Assistant on campus. Living on campus all four years was the best decision I could have ever made.
UTSA is an incredible institution, filled with diversity and exciting events that occur throughout. Those include Bestfest, Fiesta UTSA, Light The Paseo, and events based on heritage months such as the Latino Heritage and Black Heritage Banquets,as well as others associated with those perspectives.. There are many campus involvement opportunities that fit your interests, such as volunteering, sororities and fraternities. It also has a wonderful-looking recreation center including a gym where people are able to perform physical fitness. There are two campuses, one main and one near the downtown area. You can be flexible with your schedules as there are classes offered in all times of day, and also online, depending on the class types. Overall, it is a nice-looking campus, and I believe anyone can and will enjoy their time and experience.
The University of Texas at San Antonio had wonderful professors that are devoted to their students. The campus is easy to navigate and has a lot of history. The school prides itself on the city it's in and promotes student involvement in the community.
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!