The University of Texas at Dallas Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (12)
One of the very best school for Criminology. Like Mike said, scholars here are top rated in the field. The school is no joke and will hold your feet to the fire, so don't think about coming here to "wing it." You will have opportunities to teach and produce peer-reviewed articles. Take that opportunity! I promise you that your instructors will know you because class sizes are small. The campus is awesome and beautiful, as they just spent millions on renovating it. One of the best return-on-investment school you can find, and the school is very understanding of the needs of military students!
I loved UTD and it was a phenomenal value! I actually have 3 degrees from UTD, a BA (1996), MBA(2000) and the PhD(2011). I worked as a TA for a year there also. It was a memorable, enriching experience and I just loved every minute of it. It is considered a great school nationally with excellent professors as well.
UTD is a great place for an education. With growing programs and student body activities, there truly is something for everyone. My program was amazing. One of the best out there. You will not regret going to UTD!
The University of Texas at Austin is a fine school. It has a beautiful and expansive campus. The professors are some of the best in the country.
Has a great scope for learning , very friendly professors who help the students all the time
Good school, growing. Policy school was clearly less of a priority for the University, but school itself doesn't seem to suffer. Very knowledgeable professors, but there is a focus on quantitative methods.
I am a student Ph.D. student at UTD. Pro: the program is extremely rigor and well developed. World class professors. The school ensure each students has what it takes to make it in the real world. Everyone is required to have expert level of understanding in theory, method, and statistics by the time they leave. Most students must have at least 18 hours or more in advanced statistics and research method prior to graduation. con: godly amount of paper writing, reading, and publishing requirement.
UTD was a fantastic school for me. I went to a couple other institutions before going to UTD, which had been right in my backyard all along. You won't find the cultish college pride you get at UT Austin or A&M, but that mindset isn't for everyone. It wasn't for me. UTD is a lovely campus, and they are expanding more every year. The faculty in Behavioral & Brain Sciences is phenomenal. I took a course called "Careers in Psychology" that served as a catalyst for me to enquire about being an undergraduate volunteer researcher in a lab. This was one of the best experiences I've ever had. This ended up getting me a summer research position at the university, and the summer position (coupled with work I did with the elderly) led me to become a clinical research coordinator at a prestigious university when I moved out of country. My husband also had a positive experience starting in high school as a Nano Explorer at the Nano Tech Institute. He stayed with Nano Tech through undergrad and a masters, and he is now a PhD student out of country. We may go abroad again for his post doctoral fellowship in the next couple years. The people at UTD can get you wherever you want to go, even if you don't know where that is yet. Take advantage of internships, labs that take undergraduates for volunteer research, any opportunity you can to help supplement your degree with experience - something to put on a resume. UTD is diverse. There are opportunities to meet people from many walks of life. After experiencing places that weren't right for me, UTD felt like home.
UTD is a young, growing university with lots of cool stuff going on. It's much more focused on science and technology than fine arts, but there are a handful of really great literature professors, particularly Southern lit. And lots of scholarships!
The school of management at UT Dallas is really a great school since it offers a lot of flexibility in terms of choosing coursework.