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I feel it necessary to put in my own opinion because many of the comments on here are just WRONG.|
First of all the notion that this is a "glorified community college" is completely ridiculous. Just look at the people who go here. I?ve heard we have higher average SAT score than UT Austin. While I think many of the classes here are pretty difficult, I do think that it varies depending on the program. I am a finance major, but I have also taken hard math classes because I am a statistics minor. Bottom line, I think my business classes are a joke, but I am finding my math classes to be difficult and competitive.
At UTD, chances are:
1) You are a foreigner from India or China (40%)
2) You are a nerdy white kid (40%)
3) You are normal but you got the AES scholarship and are suffering through because of cost (10%)
4) You transferred in from community college, live off campus, and don?t participate in anything (10%)
For me, the biggest problem with this school is the people. The buildings and the classes are OK to average, but I find it difficult to relate to many people here. Thank god I joined a fraternity, but even my patience is wearing thin because the Greek population is so small. Good luck finding a girl, because there is a severe shortage of attractive ones. BTW I live here at Waterview and I can say without a doubt white people are the minority. Just saying.
There is a party scene here, but it?s probably smaller than my high school social scene. The cops here are a real pest. They seriously come to my apartment every weekend because of supposed noise violations (I am friendly with all my neighbors and they never complain). All you have to do is not answer the door no matter what. I have had many friends get busted over my 1.5 years here.
My recommendation: try this place out for a year. I?ve made some of the best friends of my life here, which makes leaving surprisingly difficult. Again, if you are a normal person and want to stay sane here GO GREEK or at least pledge. If you are a normal person (wanting a more traditional college) and don?t have a scholarship GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. It IS possible to make friends here, but I think it?s a lot harder than it should be.
This school is improving very slowly, but at this time the scholarship doesn?t seem to be worth it anymore. Also if you are trying to CAP into UT I would recommend UTSA or an easier school, the business school only cares about your GPA.
|Nov 06 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| You are a number, you won't have any friends unless you are in a fraternity or an international student, and unless you are in one of the smaller majors, your professors won't know who you are, because you'll be one of hundreds of students in the one class you'll ever have with them. Unless you're in Arts and Humanities. Then you'll have awesome professors who know who you are because there will be 12 people in your class and you'll have multiple classes with them, but the class won't be worth anything because the department is so underfunded and underdeveloped, and for some reason, deliberately interdisciplinary.|
If your major is in the School of Management or the School of Engineering and Computer Science, then you will have brand new, state-of-the art equipment in nicely-furnished classrooms. Otherwise you will get hand-me-down computers and sit in broken chairs bolted to the table (and falling off) in dilapidated buildings from the '70s.The campus is beautiful... at night. The 1970s brutalist architecture has a reputation for being ugly, and the new campus beautification project looks too fake and over-planned. But at night, when the stark concrete pyramids fade into the background, and the lights shine through the trees, it really is nice to look at.
|Apr 25 2011|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2012 |