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State of the art premed program. UTD is the place to go whether you want to be an engineer, scientist, or a doctor. It's like the MIT of Texas. UTD also has a nice, liberal atmosphere which combines the size of a private college with a science-driven focus. Lots of smart, nerdy students as well. Furthermore, the city of Richardson is very wealthy, and there are so many restaurants to eat within a bike ride or a 4-10 minute driving distance. Only 15 minutes from downtown Dallas, where the nightlife is AMAZING.
One of the big reasons many students drop out after the first year is their primary desire to attend UT Austin. There is also a perceived lack of social life as well, especially because the campus police take their jobs VERY SERIOUSLY (which can be a positive, depending on how you think of cops). Furthermore, it is the most expensive public university in Texas, so don't come to UTD unless you had a scholarship, or really want to get into medical school. I think the courses can be too demanding, even though I have a 4.00 GPA. The grading system is designed to ruin you (A-minuses do NOT count as a 4.0). The atmosphere can be unnecessarily competitive, and there is too much pressure to study, since that's what everybody here likes to do anyway.
|Apr 20 2009|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| My experience at UTD was great and really helped to achieve my career goals. I owe a lot of my sucess to UTD. As an aside, its UT-Dallas, not UT-Richardson. This is the most selective public undergraduate program in the Southwestern US and this site can't even get the name of the school correct!? I hope this error is corrected accordingly. You would think someone would have either caught this or had done some research or something. Pathetic. :( |
| Starting Job: Director of Finance, Preparedness: A+, Reputation: A+ |
|Feb 14 2009|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| UTD is not a bad school at all; it's academically challenging and quickly growing. It really recieves a terrible reputation from apathetic students who want parties handed to them on a plate. My freshman year shaped the rest of my collegiate lifestyle. I thought I would be moving but three years later, I'm about to graduate in December. It was very different from traditional college that my friends at bigger schools were having but I wouldn't have it any other way. Once I made a solid group of friends, it was hard to not become "popular" quickly. Parties were fun and when I turned 21, I could really enjoy Dallas even more. |
|Sep 07 2008|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2008 |