The surrounding city is boring people who think it is fun have never lived outside of Laredo. Seriously, they make you take a writing test to graduate. If you passed 8th grade English you should be able to pass this test, yet 50% of the students can not pass after three years of college. Something is very wrong here. TAMIU is like high school again: education standards are low, classes are easy, and you dont learn much. Students are generally unmotivated and leave as soon as class ends. Campus is too hot for hanging out. Glad I transferred to another school.