University of Texas
Life at UT
I wanted to go to this university because the nursing program is very prestigious and the school offered a lot of opportunities for me to grow as an individual because of the rigorous coursework. The prestige of the university was ultimately why I chose the school.
For the university core classes, I do not like that we are required to take fine arts credit and 6 hours of government. In addition to that, many of the core classes have limited availability for freshmen, often forcing them to take classes that they have no interest in.
Before coming to college, I only took the SAT with the essay. I did not take any other tests because I made a high enough score on my SAT and had a high enough class rank to be automatically accepted.
Exams at this university are very difficult because the professors often expect the students to be at the same level of thinking as them. The tests are made so that only a small proportion of students actually do well.
Overall, the faculty of the university are very knowledgeable in their field of study. That being said, they often find it difficult to explain complex topics in layman's terms for the students who have had little to no experience in those fields.
Tuition at this university is relatively cheap, but they also do not provide many scholarships to the average student.
After graduation, the university has a relatively high job placement and has an even higher rate in my field of nursing. The job placement is so high because, upon graduation, we have already been involved in clinical and have seen firsthand the job of a nurse.
My college provides opportunities for internships, but you have to have some experience in your field before obtaining them. As a freshman, I have not taken enough nursing classes to qualify for a paid internship.
Monthly Expense : $1500 - $2500