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I graduated summa cum laude in the top 0.5% of my class and struggled for years to find employment. I have never used my degree and work now as a self-taught graphic designer. I earn a fairly substantial income doing this and didn't need to go to college at all. If I could go back, I would have gone to a trade school instead and learned a saleable vocation like graphic design. My best education has been on-the-job experience. I definitely value my background in the liberal arts, but I recommend such a degree as a past time only, and not as a gateway to a career.
Great school, great education, awesome facilities and great location- right between two large cities. Very happy with my college experience.
The University of Texas at Dallas offers rigorous study within the sciences. The humanities courses are not top tier, funding for these departments is woefully under-allocated. The business school is becoming a major draw for many noon-Dallas students and I think that is a good thing. Business school faculty is knowledgeable and experienced, look to see more UTD grads in positions of influence within industry and spreading those contacts within the School of Business. The sciences are exceedingly rigorous, if you plan to do pre-med, don't do any basic level core courses at UTD, transfer them in from community college instead. Overall, UTD offers excellent opportunities for upper classmen/women, but the first two years are essentially a big unjustifiable expense. Average loan debt burdens for class 2011 who completed all courses thru UTD exceeded 40,000usd. My program was close to 85,000.
Instructors are great, but the atmosphere was not condusive for me. I lived on campus in a brand new dorm, but since the school is a "commuter school" there was no campus life or school pride. The cafe served terrible food at the operating hours were horrible, so I ended up starving most days. The diversity is great, and there's a few fun things to do off campus, but not much. In my opinion.
There are a lot of great professors in the theatre department and you get to know them very well. They aren't just like any other professor, they become your mentors and your friend and really try to help you with everything, even if it doesn't have to do with school.
My degree was in physical education and we also had to take some exercise science classes and a few sciences like Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2. I teach math so I took math in addition to those so I feel really well rounded in my education.
I loved the education I recieved from UT Arlington. I would not have the job I do now if it weren't for my degree. As an education major it is sometimes easy to pass the classes for your degree but not so easy to pass your certification exams. UT Arlington truly prepares their students for all certification exams and nearly every student graduates with a certification to start teaching. It is a challenging program and can be very hard and tiring at times but I am so thankful that I went through it! I felt thouroughly prepared to start my career as an educator.
I went to school to study something I liked as opposed to something that would better my standing in this life. Should have listened to my dad. :)
I am a teacher. I would not have a job without my degree. It is a requirement.
The program offers an online BSN program which works well with my fulltime work schedule as well as my family life. The financial aide department is far from helpful but the other admission departments are wonderful.