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Transportation choices: Shuttle buses, rideshare, carpooling, permits, more

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(Aug. 24, 2011)--As alternatives to buying a parking permit, there are many low-cost and even free options for commuting to UTSA. These alternatives can help UTSA students, faculty and staff save money and energy -- and avoid hunting for a parking space.

UTSA students can ride free on the UTSA shuttles from nine apartment complexes (see the list below) near the UTSA Main Campus. Because there is lots of traffic as the semester gets underway, it's important to allow extra time to arrive at your campus destination.

  • VIA offers a Student Semester Pass ($35 per semester) and monthly passes ($30 for faculty and staff) all including the VIA Bike and Ride program (bike racks on the buses). For details, visit VIA Metropolitan Transit website.
  • Additionally, student, faculty and staff commuters can save money with rideshare and carpooling, a motorcycle permit, daily UTSA parking permits and short-term paid parking.
  • The alternative is a UTSA parking permit. If you choose to park on campus, you must buy a parking permit and park in the appropriate space. A variety of permits are available to UTSA faculty, staff and students. Visit the ASAP information system website to review options and purchase an annual parking permit.
  • Read more about alternative options and other information at the UTSA Parking website.

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For the 2011-2012 academic year, UTSA shuttles will serve these apartment complexes near the UTSA Main Campus:

  • Hill Country Place
  • Broadstone Ranch
  • The Highlands
  • The Outpost
  • Avalon Place
  • The Reserve
  • The Villas @ Babcock
  • High View Place
  • Maverick Creek

 

 

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UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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