The University of Texas Permian Basin
Odessa, TX, USA


The University of Texas Permian Basin

Tiana from El Paso, TX

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Am learning a lot
The Professors have office hours and are widely and readily available. They will help you out with any problems you may have in their class. The University also has a Math and Science Center, and a STEM, and Mentor program. These programs hire tutors to help you in any subject you may have trouble in.
Am enjoying being here
There is always so much to do. They have a variety of student clubs and activities. Student Life Student Senate, and Program Board make it easier for you to have fun like throwing Toga Parties, Raves, and Costume Parties.
Bang for the buck
The majority of students here will get refunds because the cost of this college is low and the financial aid covers the cost of almost everything.
Great for these types of students
This college is great for students who love a small campus, with small classes, where they can talk to their professor one on one without having to make an appointment two weeks in advance.

Melissa from Odessa, TX

a past student here
3 people found this review useful
In three sentences
This University is a great choice for any upcoming undergrad/graduate student. UTPB is cost-friendly, diverse in many ways, and has excellent Professors. I will add, this school isn't just interested in academics it also offers the college experience which is something, I feel, is not as important but holds importance.
Tips for prospective students
I have three tips fir prospective students:

1) Put your studies first!
2) Get involved, this university has a lot of clubs.
3)Have Fun!
Academic Rigor
It varies depending on person and major.
Dorm Life
I lived at the dorms for one year and I had a blast! I lived with three other gals and I am still really good friends with two of them to this day. It's a great experience and the apartment type dorms UTPB offers are pretty legit. It's also easy on the gas because you can walk to school.
Food and Dining
The food is pretty good and it's fairly priced.
What to do for fun
I went to a lot of the school events and by doing that I got to meet a lot of locals and people around the country.
Bang for the buck
This school is so cheap! It's almost unbelievable! This school gives you the chance to get out of school debt free.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Every Fall Semester the swim team gets in their swim gear (very small swim gear) and run through the entire campus. I was in the Library and they ran through and it was pretty hilarious.
Great for these types of students
Students who can't afford to go to college should attend here. UTPB also has a great business school!
Clubs and Activities
They have a lot of clubs on campus and I'm fairly positive you can find one that is interesting to you. If you like videogames, comic books, manga, or anime they have a club for you. If you are religious, they have a club for you. If you aren't religious, they have a club for you. If you like to volunteer, they have a club for you. UTPB, as previously stated, is very diverse.

The school always have activities going on so you will always have something to do.
Greek Life
I wasn't involved in this but I had friends who were and they really enjoyed it.
Campus Safety
I never felt unsafe at UTPB. They also have these emergency boxes scattered throughout the entire campus and all you have to do is press a button an alarm goes off.

Kathryn from Odessa, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
In three sentences
Pretty good. They could improve their technology, especially for the teaching program. Does well on most things. Could use less expenses put on tuition that I do not use.
Tips for prospective students
Do the work and do not get behind.
Academic Rigor
The proffesors are, for the most part, really good!