UT Dallas is a good school, it is the second best school in the UT system. in your case how much debt would you have if you went to A&M or UT? personally you will probably have a better overall college experience at UT or A&M, but i know that a full ride is very tempting.
have you received FA packages from UT or A&M? wait to you receive packages to truly make your decision, but i personally would go to UTD if i would have to take alot of loans at UT or A&M.
That's horrible advice to go to UT-D. Full tuition scholarship over 4 years is about $30K. You can make that back in ~1/2 year upon graduation.
My girlfriend went to UT-D her freshman year and absolutely hated it there. She transfered to UT-Austin and loved it. UT-D is very much a commuter school. You do not get to know your classmate well. Making life-long bonds is as much a part of the college experience as academics. UT-Austin is one of the most nationally recognized school in Texas, along with Rice. The degree will take you a long way, especially if you are planning to go to graduate school.
Austin is consistently ranked to be one of the best college town in the country. If you think 1/2 year of post-graduation salary is enough to trade an incredible college experience, then go for the scholarship. If not, then go to UT-Austin. The money will come later.
@liu not everyone who graduates from college will find a job right off the bat, keep in mind he does not want to be in a large pool of debt
@nee do you have any solid offers from any other schools?
and remember in the work force, it going to come down to what you know/experience. plenty successful people didnt go to top schools , but yea in terms of college experience UTD probably isnt on the same level as UT or A&M, the ? is how much is UT/A&M worth to you? but UTD is Tier 2 so by no means is it a bad school.
but i would think if you got into UT/A&M you probably got into some other decent public schools. honestly if you dont want to take out the loans i would go with another flagship school that has offered you a decent amount of money.
I'm going to have to agree with liu02bhs. You're not getting a full ride, only tuition. I know people who got full rides from UTD and turned it down to go to UT instead. College is a once in a lifetime experience. You will enjoy UT so much more than UTD (which has absolutely no campus life). Plus your career opportunities are greatly increased at nationally known university. I have heard that many students are recruited for jobs even before than graduate UT.
yea this goes on at many schools especially in business, companies do usually recruit at the schools. So thats something that other schools can offer you too.
so dont solely base your decision on where you think you will get the best job/ hands down UT / A(M) will both have BETTER campus life
just look at the city the University is in, and see if any well known companys are in that area, I know Dallas and Houston have plenty companies not sure about Austin, and you can forget about college station
the only reason you should go to UTD in your situation is CAP or a full scholarship. Anything less than a full scholarship makes UTD rather unattractive. Austin is worth the money, it's awesome socially, and you will almost definitely get a job. A&M is one of the most conservative schools in the nation; go there if you like saying 'howdy' lol or if you just enjoy the conservative atmosphere. Campus life is a bit weaker because college station simply can't compare to austin in terms of being a college city but job prospects and a quality education are still there. Everyone has a different fit.
I'm surprised you didn't get grants. Grants can usually cover your tuition and then it's rather easy to find a place to live that's 700 and under.
The money spent coming to UT will definitely be worth when in retrospect, after graduation, you look back at what you were a part of. A lot of people support and admire UT and with that comes great job opportunities.
i heard it was going up awhile back, i didnt know it was in the 22k - 27k range. (lol i wouldnt have been able to afford UT at all) Why is UT so expensive? when their endowment is so high? A&M is around 21k(i believe) / i guess its sort of like an Apple product, you are paying for the brand.
lmao i thought majority of the big public universitys in texas were only around 19k-21k