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University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The Southwestern region of the country constitute a vast majority of U.S. students.
  • The campus area is 82 acres.
  • Campus is located within one mile of a city or town.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
82-acre campus in Galveston (population: 60,000), 50 miles from Houston.
Branch campuses in Baytown and Beaumont. Served by bus; airport and train
serve Houston. Public transportation serves campus.


Types of Housing

  • Coed Dorms are used by 54% of the on-campus students.
  • Women's Dorms are used by 4% of the on-campus students.
  • Fraternity housing are used by 42% of the students.
  • 23% of all students live in school housing of some type.
  • 77% of all students live off campus or commute.
Campus housing is not available for all unmarried students regardless of year. Reason: Housing is limited. The school provides assistance in locating off-campus housing if on-campus housing is not available.

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • All students may have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus, even to those students of legal drinking age.

Other Policies

  • Class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Dress/hair Code
  • Hazing Prohibited

Student Employment

  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Freshmen are discouraged from working during first term.