The University of Texas at San Antonio Reviews

  • 105 Reviews
  • San Antonio (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,538
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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Quinlin
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2020
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"I must recognize the humanity of the UTSA Leadership, especially Mr. ,Daniel Gockley, Executive Director who has stepped in to review my housing cancellation. He took action immediately then went above and beyond to escalate my request approved for a contract cancellation on the grounds that I experienced a significant change to my family situation. My family is greatly appreciative of his support and care for students and family members!!"
Leigh
  • Reviewed: 10/17/2020
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"I am in my third semester of the clinical mental health counseling program. This is hands down the best experience I have had at any University. The Professors are amazing, want you to succeed. Through this program I have learned exactly what I want to achieve and am so excited for the future."
Charlette Janicek
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2019
"I attended The University of Texas at San Antonio from 2015 to 2019. During my four years at the university I was a full time students, attended summer classes, was actively involved in a few organizations, and was a student-athlete for UTSA's cross country and field programs. UTSA has grown immensely over the years I attended. The campus has started to expand greatly, which reflects the education of the campus. I took some very difficult classes and some fairly easy classes. In both circumstances I learned a great deal from my education which is shown in my accomplishments. UTSA has many rescues which helped my professionalism grow. I utilized the writing services for proofreading my graduate school application essay and career services for mock interviews and interviewing tips. I do not believe I would have gotten into a graduate program without the help to school provides free of cost."
Andrew Lamica
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2019
  • Degree: History
"Great School! I initially chose that school because it was close by where I lived. As far as classes, they were very good. The faculty and staff were always helpful with all of my needs. In fact, I still talk to some of my professors from time to time. The buildings were pretty old when I attended, but since then, they have added several new buildings and updated most of the old ones. I was able to finish my degree and feel comfortable in the real world. The faculty was always there to help and always gave 100% when they were in class."
Michael Paul Maraffa
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I really enjoyed my undergraduate degree. When I was about to graduate high school, I had no idea where I wanted to go. I toured a couple of campuses but immediately liked UTSA's the most. I thought the location was great and the campus was fairly nice. It does have a feel of a smaller campus, which I really enjoyed. Walking to and from buildings or to work every day was really easy and fast. The culture was a fairly positive one as well. I can only remember a few instances that something dramatic or negative happened that really shook the entire campus. All in all, I think this is a great place to spend your undergraduate years and recommend everyone at least go visit the campus."
Anitaka Knight
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"As a non traditional student I would say that the University of Texas greatly prepared me for the corporate world. Although I was already a full time employee, I learned that ethics and real world issues surround us every day. There were several character changing moments that I experienced at UTSA. I was fortunate enough to have instructors that truly cared about students leaving their classes with a new found knowledge. I appreciated the dedication and time that each of my instructors invested in my academic success."
Angel Arciva
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UTSA. It's a great university with a great vibe! I would definitely attend again if I had the choice! I made a lot of great professional connections that have been fundamental to the development of my career. It is a great mix of everything that a young individual would want in a college education."
Bailey Farmer
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"UTSA is a great school. I highly recommend to everyone. The only reason's I scored it low in a few areas are: 1. Financial aid is not the best. UTSA compared to other universities is not expensive: approx. $4900/semester. However trying to get scholarships, grants, or even loans is hard because the student population is growing faster than our aid. And since we are still a young university our Alumni do not contribute very much back to the school. 2. The science professors are all highly intelligent. As such it is hard for a lot of them to "dumb down" the material they teach so it takes a lot of work to keep up with their minds. Also a lot of them are not good lecturers because they would rather be doing research, but they have to teach in order to get their grant money. However all-in-all UTSA is a great school. They have great events and have grown so much even in the two years its been since i graduated. If you go here you won't regret it. Go 'Runners!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"UTSA is a wonderful school in that it has a lot to offer. Not only does it offer a variety of degrees, it also offers support offices to enable students to succeed after graduation."
Christina Diaz
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
"I am currently pursing a MS in Sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I have gained many skills that have increased my effectiveness as a non-profit professional and a community organizer. UTSA has a very diverse, vibrant student body. The student diversity definitely has a significant impact on the classroom, as a variety of voices and experiences are represented. The Sociology graduate program is relatively small, and as such, offers students the chance to work closely with outstanding faculty who are leading scholars in their fields. Professors are accessible outside the classroom and will work with students to achieve success in their class. This includes reviewing material to ensure comprehension, providing additional support and guidance and challenging students to perform at the highest levels. The program is intentional about creating opportunities for students to publish articles, present at conferences and work with leading professors in research. This experience and mentoring is invaluable. There is a deliberate focus on preparing students to continue their education at the doctoral level, ensuring that students have the skills they need to not only be successful at this level, but to thrive. While the focus of the department tends to focus on preparing students for a career in academia, there are many courses and opportunities for those students who would like to use their degree in a non-academic setting, such as in the non-profit field or in business. Because it is a small department, students are able to form significant bonds with both faculty and other students. Even as a part-time student who works full-time, I have had many opportunities to work closely with faculty and other students. I believe I have received an excellent education that will prepare me well for the next step, pursuing a doctoral degree."
Marlee W.
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"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."
Bobbi Lauzon
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"UTSA is huge, there are mny programs to choose from. It great that its an accredited college. Great gym for working out with outaide pool. Graduate program is challeging but great that the professors are teaching you current tools being used in todays science community. Parking will be a problem as they are many many commutes. I reccomend parking on opposite side of campus by lot 43 it always has open lots."
Michael Thomas
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Military Science
"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."
Christina Tanzola
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Adam Rivas
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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."
Jason
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: History
"Greatly needs to incorporate technology into its curriculum and expand beyond qualitative research. The program only utilizes Word and Powerpoint, write in Word and present in Powerpoint. This is greatly insignificant to employers who want to know about using Access, Outlook, and Publisher. Also needs to expand into teaching students quantitative research which again will make graduates more employable. Right now, employers want graduates who can demonstrate quantitative research in Stata, SAS, and SPSS. There also needs more collaboration between other disciplines as historical research is out there in the real world but is not being taught nor providing the networks on how to use historical research in other areas outside history. At present, one's degree in History always garners the question, "so you want to be a teacher?" I and numerous others do not want a career in teaching yet we are not given the education and training to become desirable candidates to potential employers. I conclude that it is not just at UTSA but at all history departments across the nation."
Rodolfo Pars
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"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."
Jason
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2017
  • Degree: History
"UTSA's push towards Tier One is not beneficial. If it becomes one, then it becomes a numbers game, measuring its success in statistics and not in the quality of professor instruction. I have already experienced the negative impact of attending a Tier One university and I was lumped together with Ph.D. students, required to do the same work load as the doctoral students despite the fact that I was a master's student. I am also experiencing poor instruction from professors where I gain more from reading the books than their lectures. I end by stating that History and Humanities needs to reorient their objectives and incorporate the use of technology/software in their requirements for graduation. At present, only Word and Powerpoint is utilized and the real world, the business world and future employers want hard skills such as advanced proficiency in technology and software other than Word and Powerpoint such as SketchUp, GIS, Adobe programs, and Autodesk. Additionally, also need to push for more quantitative research as are heavily qualitative. A balance needs to be struck and the use of quantitative research and statistical packages such as SAS, Stata, and SPSS are necessary for gaining meaningful employment."
Justin Barlow
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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."
Michelle A
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."