The University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

  • 27 Reviews
  • Arlington (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,129
86% of 27 students said this degree improved their career prospects
33% of 27 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • 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!"
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: 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: 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."
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: 8/3/2019
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"UTA RN-BSN is a great program! Easy to complete, very doable even working full time and having two kids. Courses are online and very reasonable workload. Price for program is as advertised, $8995 tuition and is what I paid. Of course I knew and understood about additional costs of books, so add about $100 for each class book and theres always the option of renting the book for a fraction of the cost. Other reviews state that UTA is misleading with prices which I do not believe so, but if you are in the RN to BSN program it means you are an RN already and you should have done the necessary research on this program. To wrap it up, great program, finished it in 9 months with all As, while working full time and not letting up on my father and husband duties. Go Mavericks!"
Urcelon Walker
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"UTA Nursing program is a great program to consider. The school is very considerate of working moms and offers flexibility in how you can obtain your degree. You can opt for on-campus learning or on-line learning. You also have access to counselors that help keep you motivated and accountable. I actually had not registered for my courses. I had a counselor call me and tell me to log on right now so we can get you registered. I appreciated that because by registering, that began the final stretch I needed to complete my BSN. The only thing about the program I would change is all of the research papers required. I don't think this is specific to UTA, but rather, all nursing programs. I would like less papers and more clinical experiences and options."
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do your research before enrolling in the RN to BSN online program. The advertised tuition of 8995 dollars is only for your nursing courses and does not include books or other fees. If you have additional general education courses, it will cost more. I already have a BS from another program. So I figured I wouldn't have too many or if any general education courses to take. Wrong! UTA required me to take the following classes: two Texas history classes, two government classes, one art appreciation course, one math class , one cultural/language course, two English classes , and one anatomy and physiology class. Note: I had already taken college algebra, art appreciation class, two English course, and two Anatomy and physiology class. These general education requirements added up to 10 additional classes on top of the nursing courses I was required to take to obtain my BSN. My advice is to have UTA evaluate your transfer credits and talk to an academic advisor before you enroll. This way you will have an idea of what courses you need to take. Don't forget to check into how much it will cost you. However, if your not keen on having to take additional general education courses, I suggest you look into another college."
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"DO NOT attend this school. Do not let them lure you in by the cost of the RN-BSN program. The classes are disorganized, little to no student support for online classes, teachers/professors/coaches do not promptly respond to your needs in order for you to improve your quality of work or your understanding of the class you are enrolled in. There is always a "hold" on your account that keeps you from completing your homework, thus setting you behind and affecting your grade(s). The online books and other required materials are not user friendly and end up costing you extra. For example, I was told to look to amazon to buy a book, so I did. It turns out that I still had to purchase the book from the library in order to be granted access to a work book. This is not what I expected. I changed to a different University."
Grad FNP
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Do not go to this school! I repeat do not go here! They are not student friendly and just rude! Some teachers are disorganized and do not give clear instructions for assignments. The academic advisors act as if you are bothering them when you need to call them. I hate I wasted my money here and wish I would have done more research on other online family nurse practitioner programs. Also no help with finding a preceptor for clinicals. This is pretty much a self taught program!"