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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB-
UT Permian Basin is a public university located in Odessa, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,014 undergraduate students. The UT Permian Basin acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 41% of students, UT Permian Basin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,700.
University of Texas - Permian Basin Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.60 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.67 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
University of Texas - Permian Basin Reviews
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a great school! I am an online student because of Covid but the staff is very helpful in helping me find ways to stay home and get my college education. When I have been to the campus every one was friendly and very helpful. They also have done a lot to keep their students safe during this pandemic but at the same time giving safe ways for students to get their college experiences. They are also giving ways for students like me who are online because of the pandemic to stay healthy mentally as they understand the pandemic can take a mental toll on people who have to be stuck inside. It definitely reassures me as a student to know how much the school cares about its students.
For a small college, it's great! An actual person instead of a number to the school. See a little bit of everything on terms of diversity. Campus is very clean, dorms are well taken care of. Food's pretty good. Always something going on for the students to get involved and meet new people on campus instead of going somewhere off campus possibly risking their safety here in the West Texas oilfields as you see not so friendly environments.
The student support is very good and although I didn't appreciate it at the time, I miss the campus life. I received the Presidential Plus scholarship which covered most of my tuition and all of my housing, so I was able to live on campus. While I was there, they constructed the first traditional dorms for Freshman, which seemed to be above average quality and had a renovated dining hall. All upperclassmen dorms are apartment style, and even the least expensive dorms are 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, which gives you much more privacy than a typical college dorm. The faculty in the Criminology department were thought provoking and classes were genuinely educational. Although it is the most affordable in the UT system, that does not discount the value of the degree you will earn there.