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This is an AWFUL school.Super BrilliantLanguage - French/Spanish/etc.
This is an AWFUL school. Ends up as expensive as any other. There are a bunch of hidden fees everywhere. Also, ''mediocre professors'' is being fair. Never had such a bad college experience in my life. I came here as an international student from Europe and the program in UTEP was a joke. If you want to earn a degree and not learn a single thing or pass without any kind of effort this is your place. The real world will take care of you, don't worry. EVERYONE cheats, even the professors who bring material they didn't even had to put effort on producing. And not talking about the dirty city... safest city in the world? LMAO yeah of course, if something has to happen they will take care of it in Juarez which you can actually see pretty well from UTEP as is not even half a mile away. I've never seen so many weirdos as well as soo many low class people together. The education level is so low in every aspect. RUDEST people I've met. STAY AWAY
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Faculty Accessibility: B, Useful Schoolwork: D-
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There is too much negativity in this city in general. You want yourself or son to grow as a person and not be held back.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2015
Individual Value: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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My undergraduate career at UTEP started poorly, IAverageHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
My undergraduate career at UTEP started poorly, I was lost in very large classes, and many of the students were decidely snobbish and unfriendly. I eventually discovered that if I sought out small courses, and took more care in choosing more challenging professors who had less tolerance for bad behavior, things got much better. If you care about your education, avoid the 200-300 student classes. Later evening classes also tend to have much more mature students.

There are activities and things to do on campus, but you have to work to get social activities going on campus. It is not like other campuses, where one can easily find something to do nearly all the time.

If you go to UTEP, you just have to deal with the fact that it is on the Mexican border, and if you are not Mexican or Mexican American you will feel like part of a minority (even some Hispanic students find this a little overwhelming!). Then again, the "Hispanic" student body at UTEP is diverse, and includes privileged fresas from Juarez, but more serious Mexican students - especially in science and engineering who are often solid students, Chicanos from the barrio who are first generation college students (maybe even first generation high school graduates), and middle class Hispanics who really do not speak Spanish or identify much with Mexican culture at all. If you are willing to embrace the border culture of UTEP, you'll find that when you graduate, you will be able to make the case that you can thrive in a unique cultural environment and work in a globalized world. Graduate school is really a different experience. You will find that you make more friends and will participate much more in campus events. In fact, some people fail in graduate school because they are unable to commit enough time and energy to being an active graduate student.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Preparedness: B Reputation: C
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