Amanda Ryder

Contact Info

Name: Amanda Ryder

Region: West DFW High Schools & Central and West Texas Regions

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 972-883-6079

Welcome Center: 972-883-2270


Hometown: Rowlett, Texas

Alma Mater: The University of Texas at Dallas

College Major: Political Science

What is your favorite local restaurant?

With its delicious Tex-Mex and friendly atmosphere, my favorite restaurant is Casa Milagro. On a warm day there is no other place I’d rather be than their patio, and in the winter you can find me inside with a warm bowl of chicken tortilla soup.

How did your college experience help shape who you are?

College expanded the community I belong to from the small North Texas suburb I called home to the globe. I met friends and faculty members from all over the world who challenged my views and encouraged me to think bigger. The world is vast, but it is all so much closer than I had ever realized.

What advice do you have for students beginning their college search?

There are a countless number of people who want each student to find their perfect fit and to be successful, so utilize the people and resources available to you! We are here to help!

The University of Texas at Dallas | Office of Admission and Enrollment 1-972-883-2270
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