Edinburg, TX
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


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Daniel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

That is Better than UTB ( Univ. Tex. Brownsvile)

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

That is Better than UTB ( Univ. Tex. Brownsvile)

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

Get a mac, learn web design, sketch ideas, think new stuff every day. Analyze people needs (Maketing Stategy). My major is graphic design and this things are stuff that i would loved to know and dicover when I was jounger, becuse innovation on design is the CLUE to succeed.

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

Whether it be through some trans-dimensional rift, rupture in the space-time continuum, or through any other science fiction ...

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

Whether it be through some trans-dimensional rift, rupture in the space-time continuum, or through any other science fiction technobabble means, I am now communicating with you, my 18-year-old self. Stop loafing around and get active with registration and form deadlines. That mad rush you will have to do in August was not fun, and it's not fun when you have to do it again two years later. Also, you need to schedule as many night classes as possible. You are not a morning person and never will be. Don't believe for a minute that you will be awake for that 7:30 AM Fundamentals of Speech course. You end up dropping those courses everytime, and it eventually costs you a full scholarship. Feels dumb hearing about it in the future tense? Imagine how it feels when it's stated in the past tense?

David
Describe the students at your school.

They are very studious and goal oriented.

Describe the students at your school.

They are very studious and goal oriented.

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

I would tell myself to really think about what I want to do with my life. I would tell myself it doesn't matter how many years I will be in school. What matters is that I will be doing something that will make me happy for the rest of my life. I would tell myself to learn how to really study hard right off the bat, and maybe even take some summer courses to be headed off to a good start.

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

I wish I knew what I really wanted to do with my life before I ever left highschool.

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

You have to make sure that your study habits are in readiness or have developed in such a way that you can handle a work load...

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

You have to make sure that your study habits are in readiness or have developed in such a way that you can handle a work load, because in college, you actually have to work your butt off to get that "A". College is like any other workplace, except that you get graded instead of being paid. Also whatever ideals your mama and papa taught you or whatever positive attitudes you've picked up along the way, make sure to use it because those who already have a sense in how to deal with stress and have the striving desire to improve separate those who just go into college without a clue to even know what is going on. Remember, Divine Providence is by your side and always believe that you can do everything you set your mind to. You have the power to do anything.

What's unique about your campus?

What I consider to be the best thing about this school is the solitude that comes with it in the dorms, library, and other study facilities on the campus. One reason is that since the student is away from home, he/she can have the upper hand in concentrating on study material for the classes he/she is taking. It also helps the student to go to the Learning Center or whatever tutoring services th campus has.

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

If I had known about the BSN program's courses, I would've taken them earlier before I applied so I could get the most of the classes out of the way. I was in a Dual-Enrollment program in high school and graduated with a Associate's in Biology, but am continuing to be a Nurse.

Orlando
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates in this university are competitive, friendly, and most importantly willing to help you out if you have a school re...

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates in this university are competitive, friendly, and most importantly willing to help you out if you have a school relate problem or anything else.

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

The first advice would be that high school is not the same as college and that it will demand more responsibility than high school work. Furthermore, obstacles are going to present themselves throughout college life and it is important to be able to be patient in order to overcome these obstacles. Great opportunities will also present themselves, and it is imperative to be able to take a hold of these life changing opportunities and not take them for granted. Finally, and most importantly, that along with the long lasting relationships built in college, the amount of knowledge received is without a doubt the best thing that any university can do to a human being.

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

The worst thing about my school would be the cafeteria or the food services. Even though restaurants are within walking distance of the school, if you don't have time and want a quick lunch, food tends to be expensive and not very good.

zuleyma
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates vary from ethnicity to religion. My classmates are fun and very outgoing you get to learn new things every yea...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates vary from ethnicity to religion. My classmates are fun and very outgoing you get to learn new things every year. You can see how people live in their homes. Many are from diferent countries. You get to know many of their traditions from back home. Also it pretty easy to make friends. It's as simple as in he/she can be your roommate.

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

My college experience has been great i have learned the transition from high school altough it has been hard. In my experiences i've learned to become more responsible unlike in high school. Mainly because in college you don't get any second chances. Also i've learned to become more independent when it comes to studying and working to hard to earn my degree. It's been a valuable experience due to the fact that i have learn many interesting thing in my health related classes.

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

I think the thing I've gotten out of my college experience is that the time taken to attend college is important in the sense...

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

I think the thing I've gotten out of my college experience is that the time taken to attend college is important in the sense that it allows people to be exposed to and to think about subjects they might not consider in a regular 9 to 5 job. The traditional USA system of higher education makes no excuses for holding to a system of learning that does not provide practical, real-world experience. They emphasize a growth in knowledge, the understanding of the world and different cultures, and the kind of education that will make people what they deem to be well-rounded and literate. College is an experience that is necessary and valuable to attend because it helps you grow.

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

I wish I had known a little bit more about the history. This university has such a background to it that I only got to know it by coming to it. It keeps on expanding and growing beyond the limits a university should have. It's become a major staple in the city of Edinburg but I didn't know its history. Never was it mentioned in any orientation either.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I believe this university has a club, activity, or sport for any kind of person. I was suprised to find out how diverse the university is. Instead of the question what kind of person shoudn't attend this school, you should ask what kind of person would not want to attend this school?

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

Its close to home, down to earth, not to flashy and its comfortable, like another home. Its calm and people are friendly as w...

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

Its close to home, down to earth, not to flashy and its comfortable, like another home. Its calm and people are friendly as well as the faculty, I found my niche where I need to be.

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

In my college experience, I've learned how to grow as a person, I've learned that I have to work hard for what I want and still enjoy life, and know some day I'll get where I need to be. This school has been the one I've been wanting to attend since I was little so it really feels great to be here. All the faculty and people I've met have added so much to life, and helped me grow in so many ways. I gained a deeper respect for science, and I"ve also learned that I have to work hard to bring in my own money so I can attend school, and that is life. But I also know that I can never give up despite meeting hard times, and I have also learned as long as you keep moving forward things always work out for thebest because you didn't give up.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Everything, it has very scenic areas, also the Rec center is really nice, love to work out there , as well as the indoor swimming pool.

Vanessa
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I've heard that UTPA is acknowledged for it's strong engineering program. But it is knownn throught the Rio Grande Valley du...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I've heard that UTPA is acknowledged for it's strong engineering program. But it is knownn throught the Rio Grande Valley due to the fact that it is the only University in the area and is part of the University of Texas system and can be seen as a starting point. The campus is the only choice for some students to continue their education.

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

I recently returned to school after a long break in which I was employed in what I thought was going to be my career. After working hard for my company I noticed the advantages of having a degree higher than high school in regards to promotion. Even if an applicant has the knowledge and experience, an applicant will not be chosen for a position withought the obtainment of an advanced education. Coming back to school, I was more mature, and now I have excelled and found the experience much more pleasurable and stimulating than I recall from earlier this decade. My professors are eager to discuss their topics of study as well encourage new ideas. Class participation is encouraged and not ridiculed. I am eager to complete my Bachelor of Arts program and continue onto my graduate level of education.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I believe anybody interested in continuing their education in the area should attend.

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

College has given me a wider view of the world, but more particularly of science and the world. For me the value in attendi...

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

College has given me a wider view of the world, but more particularly of science and the world. For me the value in attending school has been to see the many things that are possible in the field of science. My particular interests lie in biology which has become more fascinating to me the more I learn. Biology has already had many great contributions to the medical field, in its studies of cures for disease and helping people better understand how the body works. We are not done in our discoveries either, and I am excited to be learning about these things now. I feel the benefit of my schooling has been to give me more confidence in myself, and the possibilities for my future in the field of biological studies.

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