The University of Texas at San Antonio Reviews

  • 105 Reviews
  • San Antonio (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,263
93% of 105 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 105 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Alejandra Londono
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2015
  • Degree: Physics
"Even though the students should be concentrated in research instead of taking that many courses and homeworks; the level of the professors is high and the research is highly competitive."
Lynn Kim
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2015
  • Degree: Anthropology
"UTSA Anthropology Department is growing a competitive Ecological Anthropology program that fosters knowledge in three fields of anthropology (cultural, archaeology, & biology). The department also promotes research in medical anthropology and conservation. The high quality professors (well published, well networked ) have commitments outside of UTSA, but they still make time teaching and advising."
Cierra Johnson
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2015
  • Degree: MSW
"I enjoy the MSW Graduate Program, it is competitive and challenging, but difficulty receiving financial aid to pursue a graduate study at the school. Students there are very diverse, but with these diversities have difficulties coming together and finding a commonality (other than the MSW Graduate Program), and respecting each other. The faculty is kind and respectful for the most part, but have difficulty with understanding students with disabilities, this is something that could be improved on. Overall, I enjoy attending the MSW Graduate Program."
Stephanie Arguera
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I returned to graduate school at UTSA after completing my undergrad studies there. The faculty in the COEHD are rigorous and helpful mentors."
Avinash Thammishetty
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Excellent faculty, Professors are very helpful. World class Infrastructure. Career Opportunities, Guidance support to all the students whenever required."
Stephen Miller
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"The pros are that the professors are all knowledgeable and the other students in my program are passionate about the field which leads to many good discussions in class. The con is that this program is 60 hours and requires a practicum and two internships. In the end this is really a pro because the graduates will be much more prepared to enter the field, but it just takes so long to get the 60 semester hours."
Cassandra Vara
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2015
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"UTSA was the perfect choice for my Master of Education. It offered me the support and encouragement I needed to balance the program with a full-time job, but also pushed me to meet my academic and professional potential."
Mario Flores
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"It is a good university. However there is room for improvements in the technologies used like for example the use of video recorded classes."
Stephen Miller
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"The pros are the quality of the professors as well as the students in the program. The only con is that it is a 60 semester hour program so it will take longer than the normal 2 years to complete."
Ann Peche
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"Faculty is very knowledgeable and engaging with students"
Tonjaka Scott
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2014
  • Degree: Business
"The career guidance is excellent at UTSA. If you seek the career office, they are more than willing to help you succeed. The classes are decent. Most of the professor's understand that the students are working professionals and work sometimes interferes with class. I've taken a couple of challenging classes, but for the most part the workload is decent and doable. This school is much better than my undergrad."
Elizabeth Jablonski
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"I was having difficulty with this rating system, for some reason I could only rate a few things. I loved this university, the faculty, the new buildings, the rec center! There is a lot to be said about the grad program here, it was great! I still keep in touch with some of my professors."
  • Reviewed: 10/25/2014
  • Degree: Accounting
"The MACY program is one of the best in Texas with some of the best pass rates on the CPA Exam. Classes are mostly offered in evenings and great for working students. Not all classes are offered every semester."
Trista Tugman
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2014
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"The pros are great faculty who are passionate about their subject and have practical experience in the field of counseling. I also appreciate the care taken to develop students' professional identity throughout the program. Cons are that some courses are repetitive if you were a psychology undergrad and the city can be boring sometimes."
elisha castro
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"The graduate degree program under the biology department offers the opportunity and flexibilty to further myself as a student, individual, and prospective medical student. I received my bachelors degree from UTSA, and was very pleased with the experience. UTSA continues to advance in all areas of accreditation, and continues to evolve to provide a better experience for its students."
Diane Nicho
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Public Administration
"The Pros are that the professors are educated and offer real world experience, though the workload does not challenge enough."
Cynthia Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2014
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"I can't speak for the other programs on campus, but I feel that the Ed. Leadership program at UTSA is one of the best in Texas."
John Luciano
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"PROS: Accessible professors; you'll likely have classes with each multiple times, so you'll get to know each other. Good focus on cultural competence. Excellent integration of class materials from one class to another; you get the sense that you're actually building toward something. Small class sizes at all levels. Downtown location, so you avoid the immense main campus. CONS: Adjunct faculty of unreliable quality. Not very rigorous academically (though this may be a pro, depending on your outlook)."
Raquel Torres
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2014
  • Degree: English
"The diversity of the program drew me in. UTSA is known as a Hispanic serving institution and our English program reflects that. Our program specializes in Chican@/ Latin@ and gender studies which provides a space for marginalized students. Though any graduate program can be competitive, our program facilitates an environment of support to students who are entering academia for the first time."
Emily Clark
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2014
  • Degree: Chemistry
"University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has a reputation for outstanding graduate programs, the exception being the College of Science (COS). The PhD program for chemistry, biology and physics is new and still working through a lot of kinks. UTSA as a whole is an excellent school with lots of social activities and career guidance, but they lack understanding of the challenges and needs of STEM graduate students. Writing courses and career services offered by the grad school cater to non-STEM majors. UTSA also lacks diversity amongst professors within COS. There are no female research professors or primary investigators in the chemistry department. However, as previously mentioned, the UTSA graduate program in the COS is growing and most of the professors strive to meet the demands of our expanding program. Incoming graduate students are offered significantly more assistance in establishing themselves as future researchers than students that entered the program as little as 3 years ago. The small size of the COS allows for increased interaction amongst the grad students and has created an unofficial mentorship between established grad students and those new to the program. I would recommend UTSA to all non-STEM potential graduate students and for those science majors looking for a smaller dept with more personal interactions."