Brownsville, TX
Texas Southmost College


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Recent Reviews

Teresa
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being the univeristy right across the border from Mexico. We're located less than five minutes fr...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being the univeristy right across the border from Mexico. We're located less than five minutes from one of the international gateway bridges.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to look into the scholarhips and not to put them off. I would tell myself to look into work study opportunities and to keep on track with my degree. I would advise myself to not put off classes necessary for my degree and to be more involved.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known more about the scholarship opportunities they had to offer while I was still in high school.

zachary
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Well if i can go back and give some advice to a senior student it would benefit them. I would tell them about how in the beginning of the semester, to only take the courses that you can handle, dont compete with your friends or dont get discouraged that your friends are enrolled in 5 or 6 classes. Your the only one that knows where your limit stands and i would suggest taking only 4 classes will give you a good GPA at the end of each semester. Other advice would be, if you regretted joining leadership clubs/sports/etc in high school, college is your second chance. In college, there are so many different ideas, events, people, and etc. Embrace each and single day, because before you graduate, you will not regret it. College is an amazing place to have fun, meet new people and be active within your campus, but at the end of the day it all comes down to studying and preparing for your finals. Do not procrastinate with anything, do your homework first and then you will feel good the rest of the day. When finals come, group study, or go to tutoring for finals.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you do not like being in the heat year round, then you shouldn't enroll here. In brownsville its hot year round, with some bi-polar weather every now and then. But overall, its an amazing campus and there is nothing to complain about!!

Michelle
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UTB is home to academic centers and programs that receive local, state, and national recognition

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UTB is home to academic centers and programs that receive local, state, and national recognition

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

UTB is known for its Gravitational Wave Astronomy Center in Physics, as well as international heritage and bilingualism.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

After recently surviving some major health issues, including a blood clot in my brain which almost killed me, I am determined to complete my college degree. I am a single mother of two lovely girls. We lost everything: My 401k and life savings is depleted; our home was is foreclosure. With disability and social security as our only income while I was unable to work, we could barely keep a roof over our heads and food on the table while keeping up with my medical bills. Now that my health is back to a manageable level, I am determined to complete my Bachelor’s degree in order to rejoin the workforce and properly support my children. My goal for many years is to pursue a Master’s in Education. If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, my advice would be not to get married so young... to stay in school and complete undergrad and gard school before starting a family. But also, I would advise to be better prepared for an emergency like the total life upheaval caused by my brain clot.

Nathaniel
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If only I could go back in time to advise my younger self on college, what would I say? You see, I graduated high school over...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If only I could go back in time to advise my younger self on college, what would I say? You see, I graduated high school over ten years ago. I thought, as most teens do, that I was grown, mature, and had this college thing licked. This false, inflated self-perception would be my undoing. I did what I wanted, when I wanted to do it. I had been given a car and had a part-time job and was, therefore, living it up! Life was one big party away from the father who had raised me, partying with friends he would never approve of and devoting too much attention to a new girlfriend I wasn't ready for. To be honest, I didn't make it through my first semester. I hadn't attended class enough, never studied, and what work I attempted was sub-par. My high school dropout girlfriend was pregnant when we met and I decided to raise the baby, meaning my part-time job was insufficient. I would tell myself that I am too young and immature. I would tell him what he wants is wrong and counter-productive. Simply put, your father knows best!

aldo
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Going to college is a big step in someones life it will take alot of hard work, dedication, and frustration. Even though it w...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Going to college is a big step in someones life it will take alot of hard work, dedication, and frustration. Even though it will be an emotional roller coaster due to deadlines on work not everything is work some things are fun. Remember you will normally go for a degree in something that is interesting to you so dont be shy when it comes to projects go ahead and make mistakes so you can learn from them. Use the tutorials as well even if you know the material we all learn everyday something new no matter how old we are or knowledgeable we are. Lastly dont be afraid to take an adventure from internships to group projects this will help remember experiences is what helps as well not only reading and studying.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

the most frustrating situation about school is the classes are not always available and will have to wait until they are or substitude for something that was not planned on being on the course plans.

What kind of person should attend this school?

a person attending this institution should be someone who is willing to apply themselves to hard work and not expect to have something handed to them. This college as well as others allow students to manage their own time and work which is a life lesson on managing your life as well so if a person is not open to that type of lifestyle it will be difficult for them.

Kate
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk to myself, I would tell myself to never give up when school gets hard. I would also tell myself t...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk to myself, I would tell myself to never give up when school gets hard. I would also tell myself to study harder because college is so much harder than high school. I would also tell myself to stay on top of homework because if you don't, it'll mess you up big time.

Rosario
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It has professional professors that know their material.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It has professional professors that know their material.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could travel back in time and would give advice to my self as a high school student it would be to start applying for scholarships. It is very important to start applying for scholarships in order to pay for books and school materials. Applying for scholarships is a very good way to start saving money in case you need anything for a course. Another advice would probably be do not give up and continue your studies. College might be difficult at times but later on it would be worth it. All you have to do is relax, calm down and do not stress out. Take things easy and do not rush. If possible take up to 4 courses per semester that way you will not stress out and feel over whelmed. College is extremely diffrent than high school. You will meet a lot of people be careful with who you hang out with. Some students are not a good example for you. Try to hang out with students you meet in your classes, trust me it is a big help. Try to socialize and have fun. Do not think that college is all about stress and homework.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about UTB it's their parking space.

Rebecca
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

UTB is unique because the tution is low but the eduction is high. The college focuses most of their attention on the students...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

UTB is unique because the tution is low but the eduction is high. The college focuses most of their attention on the students. UTB is always giving students opportunities to gain funds, get tutoring, and gain whatever kind of skill they need for the students careers.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to stick to one career and bring my grades up. I really don't regret anything from highschool. I had alot of fun. But I guess I would focus more on my grades if I had that chance to go back in time. I would tell myself to take my time on the accuplacer test so i would not have to take developmental courses. The last thing I would say is don't worry you'll make it.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known that UTB and TSC were splitting up. This effected alot of people. The students, factulty, and staff. The students at UTB don't have as many class choices as they used to have. Some of the faculty got laid off along with some of the staff.

Kathy
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It has everything you need to success in college.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It has everything you need to success in college.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say, "prepare yourself for college, read more, get more involved with the profesors and students, look ahead in your classes and do not waste your time on parties, do not sleep late"

What's unique about your campus?

That they guide as you need.

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