The University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

  • 167 Reviews
  • Arlington (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,129
82% of 167 students said this degree improved their career prospects
72% of 167 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/28/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"After going through the entire enrollment process only 46% of my associate degree credits transferred (which I have already completed and I'm currently practicing as an RN with) and only 42% of bachelor degree credits transferred. I had already completed a large number of credits toward my bachelor degree at my previous university. UTA enrollment advisors told me that I would have to submit a course syllabus in PDF format to petition for each course that was not accepted. I asked for a list of all the courses that were not being accepted but I was only given a very short list of a few courses that may be accepted after petition which I was told could take six to eight weeks. I immediately found an alternative online university which accepted ALL of my credits and it only took me about a week to start classes at an entirely different university. It also has a much more intuitive online environment and streamlined experience. UTA should be ashamed of making people take longer to finish school and to spend more money through them on unnecessary credits. They wanted me to take A&P, Algebra, English courses, and Biology courses that I have already taken over again and that's just naming a few! I now need fewer credits than the credits they weren't counting! I now only need thirteen credits, as it should be! Here is an explanation from an enrollment counselor which is the last I spoke with UTA. I can't overstate my disgust. "In order to have a course evaluated for direct equivalency a course syllabus is needed. Unfortunately, course descriptions will not be accepted as it does not provide enough information for a change. You will need to send an email with the course syllabus attached for each course you would like to have reviewed to the email address below: ( The syllabus must be sent in PDF format; Word documents will not be accepted. Be sure to include the below information Name UTA student ID The institution you are sending the course from Course Subject Course Number Course name for each course. Once Transfer Articulation receives the information and attached syllabus, it will be forwarded to the academic department for review. The respective academic departments make the final decision on if the course will be accepted as a direct equivalency. They will notify the Transfer Articulation team of the decision and Transfer Articulation will notify you. Unfortunately, this decision could take some time to be approved as these are Chairperson, Professors, Deans, etc.… making these decisions. Please allow at least six to eight weeks for a decision""
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2023
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I read the review when I was looking for a RN-BSN school. I saw all the negative reviews but again hundreds of students were graduating in the program. I had to decide to be among the negative students or join the positives and graduate. Definitely if they made it, why not me? thats what I asked myself.I enrolled at UTA and now about to graduate with high honors. I feel proud because I never listened to negative reviews. Just listen to your heart. Do whats required in the program and you will do just fine. I have never been happier.I finished the whole program in 1 year.very doable with two jobs and 4 kids.No loans. I paid everything out of pocket.God is good and to all who want to join UTA Nursing program, its intense but you learn a lot in the process. Go for it."
FNP student
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"So I am currently 1 year and a half into the program. The beginning was not bad and most classes were a joke. I feel like at this point in the program they make the classes unbearable because they know that you are too far in to back out. I am about to take the final for Family 2 and this class had been my worst nightmare. The tests are short answer, not fill in the blank short answer, but they are essays. There's a total of 10 questions with sub questions. There is no way a person can memorize all the information they expect you to regurgitate back for these exams. I am a straight A student and have been throughout my BSN but this class is impossible. I am barely making it by with a B. I have no idea if I am going to pass because of this final. Personally, I think I am doing pretty good in these tests but the grading is so subjective per coach and my grades do not reflect that. I am studying my butt off and have absolutely no life. This program is not worth it. Not to mention I do not feel prepared at all for clinicals. Look for something else. I wish I had a good program to recommend to you all."
Hospital employee
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2022
  • Degree: Accelerated BSN
"I'm not at all surprised how many bad reviews UTA RN prog.has. It's so sad! Students spent too much money/time to become an RN. Unfort., it's true they don't help you succeed- I'm not really sure what happens when they train and hire their prof's. but whatever they do it's like they don't care just repeat the class and pay again- but then again if it's your second fail you are automatically out of the program no matter if you were 4 months away from graduation. They simply DON'T CARE!"
Current uta pmhnp student
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric-Mental Health)
"If you are considering getting your Masters in nursing as a PMHNP, I would not recommend UTA. The instructors do not teach. They literally copy and paste excerpts from text books with no explanation or lecturing of material and then they tell you to read books. While getting a Masters degree should require a hefty amount of reading and research, learning from instructors through lecturing is imperative. This program costs over $50,000, they should be required to provide students with quality lectures. When students ask questions about complex concepts, instead of being eager to help, the professors get aggravated. These instructors are not passionate about teaching. Most of them are teaching as a side job while their main employment is being a nurse practitioner. Being a provider requires more than learning information from a text book. If this was the case, we wouldn’t need the instructors… I’m not saying this because I’m not doing well in the program, I’m saying this to warn others. I would strongly recommend another program such as Texas Tech. I wish I had chosen to go there. This is how most if not all of my peers feel."
Catherine Marino
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2021
  • Degree: Accelerated BSN
"This school is just after your money. Don't go here unless you're already employed in a hospital in the state of Texas and have experience or otherwise you won't get into the nursing upper division clinical. I went in and scored incredibly high on the TEAS examination as well as did very well in my Pre-Nursing Courses and still was waitlisted. The program here is a joke, save your time and money."
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I would not recommend UTA to anyone especially not for the nursing program. The courses are definitely difficult, but I enjoy the challenge and enjoy science. Once you start the nursing program you will spend the first year to two years in non-science related courses like Texas history for example. The courses are incredibly strict with grading, due dates, and testing environment. Be prepared to never hear from your advisor even if you email or call them a million times. Advising appointments usually have to be scheduled months in advance otherwise you’ll never get an appointment on time. The appointment itself is very short and usually not helpful. One of my advising appointments consisted of a advisor telling me “so are we sticking with this nursing thing or”. When you have finally completed all the prerequisites the fun finally begins. Admissions. You’ve already put in an impressive 60+ hours of courses and worked hard to meet the GPA mark, worked for additional considerations, and got your immunizations just to be let down. You have to apply by a deadline. Accept your waitlist or acceptance within a 3-5 day span of getting an email (usually sent without high importance so you better watch those emails like a hawk). Then you have a series of other emails to respond to in a timely manner. If you happen to catch all the emails and don’t forfeit your spot, you still likely won’t make it. Make sure to get your titers done way in advance. I was accepted once and then removed because my hepatitis B titer came back negative. Even though, if I got it again and it was still negative I could sign a waiver and just start the program anyways. That makes absolutely no sense. My spot was taken simply because I wasn’t yet immune to hepatitis B despite having the immunization, but if I did it all over again and I still wasn’t immune I could just sign a waiver. Why could I have not signed a waiver then? Nonetheless, I started the immunizations that day. I would’ve been done with the reimmunizations by the starting date of the nursing program. Also, all this occurred during Covid and the nurse practitioner who gave me my immunizations was reluctant on doing so due to the pandemic going on. Why would you want to weaken your immune system when an incurable disease is surging? I got it done anyways despite the nursing program not caring. I then was wrongly advised TWICE to take pathophysiology and pharmacology over again to improve my chances of getting in the program. I retook both of them and got a higher grade. Come to find out, it doesn’t matter. Since I didn’t fail either course and it hadn’t been longer than 3 years since my last attempt my improved grade had no affect on my standing. I was waitlisted after being previously accepted despite improving my grade. I was waitlisted several times after that; each time improving my GPA by retaking past courses that would affect it. At one time, I tried to fill out my waitlist application and the form wouldn’t open. I contacted them every single day and didn’t get a response til the day before it was due. They couldn’t help. I emailed them again the day of it being due and they finally opened a case. They didn’t do anything. The application was due that day at 5pm. By 2:30pm, I had no help and they essentially told me if I didn’t get it submitted somehow that my application would be tossed. I drove 45 minutes to my grandparents house because my grandpa works with computers. He was able to hack into the document and allow me access. Somehow I was blocked from opening it. I finally submitted it right before the deadline. I was livid and emailed them that I was able to submit it thanks to my grandpa hacking into the document as it was locked from my use. The university of Texas at Arlington nursing advising team replied “yay grandpa!”. Are. You. Kidding. Me. At this point I had friends with lower GPAs than me or on par with mine that were getting accepted. With all the additional considerations, I had a 7.822. Not good enough. At this point I had no way of improving my grade anymore as there was no more nursing courses for me to take. I could never get a hold of nursing advisors so I had no clue what courses to take but I was used to that by now. I ended up completing a psychology and health studies minor in the meantime and applied 3 more times to the nursing program. Waitlisted each time. At this point I was desperate. I had just finished 4 years of school and I didn’t have a degree to show for. I emailed every advisor possible. By this time, the advisors assigned to me never responded to me anyways. I guess they don’t like me. They’ve been incredibly rude and unprofessional to me in the past regarding my concerns and questions. At this point, a completely different advisor that wasn’t mine was all I had to talk to. He didn’t respond either. I emailed the entire advising team one by one. I explained the amount of issues I’ve had with the program and how I was lost at what to do. Thank God. Thank you Mrs. Elizabeth Webb. The first ever nursing advisor to help me, hear me out, and try. She instructed me about the public health program and the university studies degree. It gave me an option to graduate with a bachelors of science in university studies now, or public health in two years. After talking to both programs advisors I finally had a sense of direction after 4 years. I am now essentially starting all over. I am getting a public health degree followed by the nursing degree. Turns out, there is a “wrap-around” program. This means that if you graduate with the public health degree you get automatically accepted to nursing regardless of your academic standing with nursing. Insane. All this time, I could have done this if ONE advisor had taken the time to hear my struggles and help me. Now I have to be in school for 8 years instead of 4 to reach my goal. Hopefully by the end of these next 4 years I will be able to have a public health degree and nursing degree and both of my minors. Although, now I am out of financial aid thanks to the poor advising. I wasted my last two years waiting on a program that is designed to work against you. Most of my schooling from here on out is going to be out of pocket and my future has been put on hold. Thanks UTA. Once I leave here, I will make it my mission to tell everyone I know to not go here especially for nursing. If you’re a non nursing major you may have a chance. However, a few of my friends who went to UTA as well-one for becoming a music teacher, the other an engineer, the other an English teacher-all faced hardships. Two of which dropped out as a result and one went to another school and quickly excelled. I graduated high school with honors at the top 10% of my class and I could have gone to any school in the state of Texas. However, I chose UTA because it was practically a full ride. However, the nursing program made sure that I had to spend money and waste time and is hoping for my failure. I am dead broke now and living with family again to make sure I can save up enough money for my next semester. Run far away from this university."
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I wouldn't recommend University of Texas at Arlington RN to BSN program for my rat. Once they have you sign up for the program , they will just leave you wondering what to do next, what class to take and so on. Then, you'll find your self begging for help. I'm feeling like I'm in educational gamble. At UTA what you hear is not what you get in reality. Education department should stop this scammers. They post all five weeks assignments on canvas without any explanation. Those videos on modules are not helpful at all. The quizzes don't match coarse objectives. Teachers and coaches are destined to fail students. They just want students to repeat the coarse so they can make more money. University of Texas Arlington is the reason why the nation couldn't improve the number of RNs with BSN degree. How do students go to the right RN to BSN program while scammers like UTA are around. I already started telling my colleagues not to fall for UTA's scam. waste of time."
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2021
  • Degree: Information Technology
"The communication between staff (academic advisors, etc.) is horribly lacking here. All student services take forever to get back to you (student conduct, financial aid, etc.). This university has so far made me feel more like someone they can get money from rather than a student they supposedly care for. Also parking is a nightmare. However, there are some really great professors here, unfortunately they seem like rare gems compared to the rest. I don’t have experience with it, but I’ve heard wonderful things about internships and job offers here."
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I attended UTA RN-BSN Program recently honestly wish I would have just went to a HBCU instead. Never had a issue in any of my programs I received my LVN in 2016 went and did my RN-ADN in 2019 currently completing my BSN. While attending UTA I was taking promoting healthy lifestyles one of the most simplest courses. All you do is tell these people about your lifestyle that’s it. I received a “B” in this course once I logged back into my transcript I see that my grade was a “I” for incomplete. Professor emailed me informing me that my paper was similar to another students paper who took the class prior. I knew I wrote my own paper so I was completely confused. Had a meeting with conduct committee about the issue she informed me that she could tell I wrote my own paper the only similarities that we had were a couple of references.... Since they couldn’t charge me for what the professor originally sent my paper over for these people literally looked for anything to write me up over. I had a hearing with these people I honestly felt like a criminal instead of a paying student. I pay for all my classes out of pocket and the classes are expensive. The whole hearing system was unfair all of these people work together and they stick together even if they made a mistake on their end. They gave me that harshest punishment possible a “F” in the course in order to graduate I will have to retake the course again, and be place on academic probation due to not correctly citing a source. All of these happen after I received my final grade on my transcript in the course. I transferred to another university and currently still on track to graduate this year. The communication or shall I say the lack of communication is horrible. I would not pay for another class or attend again. If the professor would have communicated the whole situation could have been resolve between the professor and myself."
Borderline Insulted
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2021
  • Degree: Education
"Unfortunately, I transferred here during COVID protocol. I have never received such a poor education experience. Courses are insultingly disorganized. Even worse, most professors don’t care about teaching. They only care about their research projects. They assign absurd amounts of homework, mostly on material you haven’t gone over in class, then tell you to talk to the TAs for issues. Zero time to actually read material. Severely restricted student resources. You will basically pay $15k+ per year to teach yourself everything, and hope you stay above the average failing grades of your peers."
NO way
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I'm doing the ADN to BSN. I have only the capstone left. I HATE IT. All the classes have been discussion post due on Wednesday, Quiz and Homework. Have I learned anything? No, I'm pretty much using everything I learned in my ADN program. I have just spent an unrealistic amount of time on the class assignments, forget getting to the reading and lectures. I can't count the times I've been frustrated by no explicit instructions, no examples, and being docked points for annoying things. I could go into them, but UTA has wasted enough of my time as is."
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Don/'t waste your money and time here! I started attending UTA RN to BSN online program in 2015. At the time I started the program I was a Texas resident, halfway through my program in 2016 I relocated to Washington State I continued to take courses through 2018. I then had to take time off due to family/financial matters, little did I know I had taken too much time off and if I wanted to continue in the program I would have to apply for readmission. At this point I only had two courses left to complete to earn my BSN. I went through the admission process for readmit and paid my application fee only to be told that the state I currently reside in (Washington) is not eligible to participate in the program. WHAT?! Apparently this program is only accredited in 47 states, Washington not being one of them! So where am I now? TWO COURSES left to complete my BSN, denied readmission to this program after thousands of dollars spent in tuition and years of time completing courses. Now to obtain my BSN I must transfer to another University and retake SEVERAL courses to meet the minimum credit requirements to become eligible for graduation. UTA has been a complete waste of my time and hard earned money. UTA's response? "Sorry, nothing we can do". Yes they did refund me my application fee for readmission, after they've already scammed me out of thousands of dollars. Do yourself a favor and go elsewhere."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"Not there for the student. I am taking online courses due to working full time and having a family. I have taken six courses over a 3 semester period. Had a problem 3 different times in 3 different classes. The first one, I had a family member pass away unexpectedly and was going to be gone from Friday-Sunday with no internet. I let my coach know and she told me to send something showing that I someone passed or was having a funeral. Ok, no problem, I sent her the obituary, she gave the information to the instructor, and they gave me until the next weekend to get my assignment turned in. NP. The second problem I had was when I was taking a timed quiz with 25 questions, I got through the 4th question and it froze. I ended up having to shut it all down and sign back in. By the time I got back to the quiz, there was only a few minutes left. I only made it through question six and the rest were counted wrong. I made a 24. Right after being done I emailed the coach and she wasn’t sure what to do. Waited a week for her to figure it out then contacted the instructor. She told me there was nothing she could do about it, that it was too late. What? Then there is the 3rd. I sent in an assignment, the program told me it was received, so I go back 3 days later to see what my final grade is and it shows my assignment was never received. I notified the coach and the instructor. The coach said I should have made sure the assignment was turned in and the instructor told me it was too late, she had to turn the grades in. So twice my grades got screwed into the 70’s. I pay for my classes and spend a lot of time doing to the work to get 90’s. So I called the school about this, they told me it’s all up to the instructors. Hmmm. So I’m paying someone to tell me they can’t help me and give me bad grades when things glitch. They know there are going to be problems at some point with online courses between using windows or IOS, the internet, and canvas. I am not paying another dime to these people."
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Be very careful before you enter into this program. The advertised price of $8,895 is deceptive. You will have to take at least five to six additional classes even if you have a previous bachelor's. Plan on at least thirteen to fourteen thousand dollars at a MINIMUM. If you need help, good luck. There is an advising team but you will never speak to the same person twice. The rules for this program are different than the rules for UTA in general. I dropped a five week class based on what was posted on the UTA drop class page and I dropped prior to the drop date, approximately one week into the class. I was not refunded ANY of the over $1000 I spent. When I contacted the advisor she said "you shouldn't have been allowed to drop-it should have redirected you to an advisor for prior approval but I do see the class has been dropped". I asked if it was possible to re-enroll. She said "No". This is the very next morning. I said "but you said I shouldn't even have been allowed to drop the class-now you can't help me even though it was a glitch in your system". She replied with "that's correct". And that has been my experience with this entire program. They take your money. You simply pay for the those credentials after your name. No one cares about you or your nursing career. You do busy work, learn very little material and certainly nothing you will use in your practice. It is a scam and there is a reason three states do not even recognize this program. Beware!"
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am a California RN who began my AOBSN program through UTA 08/2019, immediately following becoming licensed. The admissions process is very easy, the classes themselves for the most part aren't bad. The student support is subpar at best, though (which isn't an issue if you can self teach and navigate the courses on your own), often academic coaches in classes don't answer questions in a timely fashion (if you're in an accelerated class that's only 5wks long, you better ask all of your questions at the start of the week because you may not hear back until the day before the assignment(s) due date). What they DON'T tell you upon admission, is EXACTLY how many classes you will be required to take if you are an out of state student. Texas has a lot of state specific requirements that you will not be told about up front (two history classes, two political science classes, a technical writing course that has an English writing prerequisite class that you have to take before you're able to enroll into one of the core nursing classes, and more than likely a contemporary math class which is a requirement to take for the same nursing you're looking at easily 5-7 additional classes on top of your core 10 nursing classes and your nursing elective course). The school advertises a blanket price of under $10k for the program which, as many of us will find after researching different BSN programs, is very appealing. They also advertise that you can get your BSN done in as few as nine months! Sounds really great, especially for those of us working full time and just want to be done with school. However, you will find that even going full time, you will more than likely not be done anywhere near nine months. I found out a YEAR into my program (yes, i said a year) that i needed a total of twenty classes. This is because the advising team is horrible, they will schedule appointments with you and then not reach out to you, if you do get through to someone, the phone line often gets disconnected and no one will call you back. I have never gotten a response from them via email, despite how much they claim to always be easily reachable. Each advisor i speak with states i need more classes to satisfy requirements not listed on my degree map. I thought i had two semesters left, turns out i have three..and have already been at it full time for a year. This program has been disappointing and i would advise those that are interested in it, to look elsewhere unless you are a Texas resident already. This program is not for you. You will not be done quickly, you will not save money on your BSN. You will more than likely find yourself frustrated by the lack of communication and student support, as i have."
gladys s
  • Reviewed: 7/4/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"UTA is a great school, I received my BSN from this school and I will recommend this school to anybody who wants continue his/her education and be successful. You can work and still have time for the assignments, even for me who procrastinate I managed to keep up with all my assignments and passed every class with an A or B. The teachers are dedicated in what they do, they posted assignments on time with clear instructions."
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Please don't wast your time to start apply here. They call you a million times until they make you pay $80 and all transfer money. Then you are stack with admission process. Very unprofessional staff. They don't even know how things work. Horrible experience please save you money and time. You will regret why you started there. There are many decent affordable schools out there. If there is no 0 rating so I am doing one but one is too much for this school."
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"The admission process is horrible. Customer service don't have the knowledge for helping you if you need help. They transfer you somewhere and you wait all day. Don't even bother to apply to finish your nursing degree here. They will call you a 10 times a day to make you apply but once you applied. You are by yourself."
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was a part of the nursing program and loved it! Classes are tough but you will get a high quality education. The school is far more economical than most schools and has a very high return for your investment. Would definitely recommend! UTA is now my home!"