Edinburg, TX
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


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

College is a time to excel academically; personally, it brings fourth maturity and self-reliance. Individuals during your ten...

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

College is a time to excel academically; personally, it brings fourth maturity and self-reliance. Individuals during your tenure in college may shape or mold your embedded beliefs to a greater understanding of life. Observing the activities of others and learning about the world from or through them will enable you to acquire information with less effort and risk than if you were forced to learn on your own; however; it is up to you to interpret the brilliance of their individuality. Through their cultural, economic, and academic differences, you will be able to grow not only as a student but also as an individual.

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

That the nursing program is very hard to get into. ony about 80 students get in out of 500 applicants

What kind of person should not attend this school?

UTPA would be a good school if you plan to get a job in either the health field or education field.

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

Make sure that the student feels comfortable at the college of choice. Make financial plans before student starts school.

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

Make sure that the student feels comfortable at the college of choice. Make financial plans before student starts school.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing is the atmosphere. Very Comfortable :)

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

Need more music practice rooms! There are more and more musicians attending pan am, but not enough practice rooms to accommodate all students.

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

I would have to say that visiting is the key, do not let anything or anyone influence your choice. . even if it puts people d...

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

I would have to say that visiting is the key, do not let anything or anyone influence your choice. . even if it puts people down, know that the education that one gets in college can determine what you may be in the future, focus on it.. suck it up. And ultimately, don not let money stop you.. there is financial assistance available, look for it. Finally, it is not where you get your education but what you do with it.

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

Primarily that financial assistance is not as available as they do advertise, and that most students struggle to pay for their classes. Along with the availability of classes of my scheduele.. there is a huge gap of hours between classes that are requiered for my major. .. journalism /PR majors are stuck on campus all day because teachers availability hours are horrible, mostly because 90% of them have 2nd jobs, and or have a big family to take care of and use that as an excuse.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is racist, there is a lot of culuture in this school, a lot of hispanics and african americans very few white. Also people who attend college for the adventure and for the fraternity and the sorority should stay away, the students here are very family oriented and usually have a family to take care of, or planning a family..

Christina
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My School i believe is best know for its school Spirit and community out reach programs that they sponser. It is alot of fun ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My School i believe is best know for its school Spirit and community out reach programs that they sponser. It is alot of fun to work with community projects.

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

Make sure you apply for plenty of scholarships before getting in to college. This will put your mind at ease with the transition from high school to college. It is enough that you are nervous but to have money problems on your mind also is very hard to deal with. Also make sure that you find a school that you will want to be at every day and be excited about learning at. Go over your options together and make sure you as a student ultimatly make the final decision from your heart.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school would have to be the research teams and academics that are involved.

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

My school is unique in it is very one dimensional and focuses on one culture. If you don't like the culture you won't like th...

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

My school is unique in it is very one dimensional and focuses on one culture. If you don't like the culture you won't like this school at all. There is no diversity and it can be annoying.

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

Think about your type of personality, the type of environment you are comfortable in and the type of person you are in general. Not every school is meant for everyone and it is already hard to go to college so don't make it harder by choosing a place you would find as a difficult place to be in general. Be smart and keep in mind your best interest.

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

My school is really close to Mexico and South Padre Island.

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

this university offers alot of help with financial aid assistance and your future career assistance.

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

this university offers alot of help with financial aid assistance and your future career assistance.

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

Students should look into their desiered program to see if they offer something which they find challenging if wanted. This is a very common mistake students tend to make while choosing universities because they rather take the easy way out than rather face a challenge that will later be beneficial to them. Parents should also keep this in mind because if it was my child i would want him/her to have the best education for their future. Parents should also let their children rome free on the choice of university they perfer becacuse alot of students want to get away from there families to better their education.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

it does not matter what kind of person you are u should always keep this university in mind.

Elsa
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are wonderful i get along with most of them during class time we talk and just have a good time.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are wonderful i get along with most of them during class time we talk and just have a good time.

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

Just to pick a college that is financialy economic for you and just to have fun but not to much so nothing bad would happen to your grades and to have some good college experiences to tell your children.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I dont really know what kind of person it might be but i just would say someone that doesn't want to get a degree because you are just waisting your time and your money and the professor time.

Ricardo
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

best known for being a commuter hispanic based school. I believe it we have a really great engineering program or so i've he...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

best known for being a commuter hispanic based school. I believe it we have a really great engineering program or so i've heard....Being a communications major I can't really speak for it. I say overall all the programs are more than fairly good and the instruction (or at least the instruction I've had) has always been fair.

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

I guess that we're primarily hispanic, whereas most other school's ...are not? Also, other schools I'm sure have a lot more soical events based on campus where here pretty much everyone can get into their own little cliques and have things going on at the campus, off campus, and within and without particular clubs. It's kinda like highschool with a lot more privelges. You make what you want from it.

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

Quite simply college is about figuring out what you need to do for the rest of your life. Parents generally play a large roll, but I believe most of it has to come from the student and their desires. It's better, in my opinion, to nurture the dreams and hopes of the student than to try and shuffle them off into some designed path. The best bet you can have to to first see what you can afford, and then follow that dream. Visit as many colleges as you can and see which one offers the most toward accomplishing that dream. Like Randy Pausch said about going to Carnegie Mellon University; It's all about following and living out your dreams and then seeking to go beyond those dreams and passing them on. So when looking at colleges, one really has to be introverted and ask themselves what is it I want for myself. Also, be willing to face yourself and admit what you want. Don't worry about it being cool or profitable. Focus on going to a place that will accomplish your dreams because that's what will keep you happy for the rest of your life.

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