The University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

3.11 out of 5 stars
(70 Reviews)
  • Arlington (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,533
80% of 70 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 70 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
NO way - 11/21/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Heather - 10/22/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
RC - 10/5/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Beware! - 8/26/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"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!"
2.1 out of 5 stars
Dani - 7/17/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"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 class..so 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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
gladys s - 7/4/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
grace - 3/4/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mela - 2/18/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brian - 12/12/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"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!"
3.9 out of 5 stars
Garrett Augsburger - 12/1/2019
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2018
"My undergraduate experience at UTA was great. There was plenty of resources within my department to be taken advantage of if students needed any type of assistance. The learning environment was above average with the only drawbacks being large class sizes that meant little one-on-one time for students. Outside of this the educational experience was everything I expected."