With school starting up for most people in the next few weeks, we decided to share a few things to love about some of our local college campuses. To get firsthand opinions, we reached out to a few people who go, or went, to these schools to find out what makes them special!

Starting at the largest university in San Antonio, we have The University of Texas at San Antonio. The Roadrunners have continued to grow over the years with approximately 29,000 students currently enrolled. They are also eager to become a Tier One school, which means more growth and opportunities.

Why students love it: “UTSA has so many great expansions happening, including lots of new buildings, I love watching the campus grow more beautiful every year. The university is truly establishing itself and therefore is able to offer more opportunities to students.”

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Courtesy of the University for the Incarnate Word

Next, The University of Incarnate Word (Alyssa’s alma mater and Jacqueline’s current university for grad school!) comes in as the largest Catholic university in Texas. UIW offers 80 undergraduate and graduate fields of study, as well as numerous Ph.D. and doctoral degrees. UIW is also well known for the beautiful Christmas lights that illuminate the campus throughout the holiday season.

Why students love it: “At UIW, we have lots of student organizations to join for students to feel at home. It’s a tight knit community with the number of students meaning that you can actually meet new people in your classes.”

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Courtesy of the Trinity University

Finally, just across the road from UIW is Trinity University. With a 9 to 1 student/faculty ratio, they guarantee that students will have a supportive environment. The campus is also situated on a hilltop with 117 acres, perfect for those who want to spend time studying outside.

Why students love it: “Trinity was an incredible experience for me because it was personalized from undergraduate research to being able to start an ultimate Frisbee team. On top of this, you are learning from professors that not only push themselves in their own fields, but also in their teaching methods.”