The University of Texas at Arlington Reviews
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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.
Terrible nobody gives you any information and they just give you the worst schedule. Horrible experience would not recommend to anybody. I want to leave now. I just hate it I cannot wait to leave the school just sucks on a whole. I would not wish this on anyone.
I'm only attending because there are no closer undergrad programs with my field. The school invests in parking police to assign citations up the wazoo, however I have yet to see an abundance of campus security (any, for that matter) and it shows with the regular theft and assaults on campus... But about their parking police, you CAN appeal, but they will "review" it and then still make you pay (my citation was for improper parking.... My car was in front of the Fine Arts Building, doors open and yield blinkers on, and my car was "parked" because I was returning a lot of expensive film equipment to the school....) About the film program: Understaffed. ~All the money goes to the engineering department. ~They accept ANYONE into the program, so there are people attending who really shouldn't have passed general ed courses (or high school). ~Some instructors will strongly suggest their personal film preferences on you (one instructor's go-to suggestion is making all the characters female, all the characters gay/lesbian, or have a character closet gay/lesbian... and there is nothing wrong with these themes in a film, however, it's telling when you give those suggestions to over half of the student scripts).
Why is this school so awful you ask? (Been attending this school over 2 years) 1. Location is near bad neighborhoods, many of my friends had their cars broken into at night 2. Many teachers have to teach 3+ classes since we don't have many teachers. Most professors don't care about each class. Dr. Layman is the only passionate one I've encountered. 3. They are raising the tuition, also the cost of parking. This is all because of a research building that has been in construction, which most of us won't use. The building literally is on the free parking spots we USED to have, now we have to walk a much further distance. WEAR RUNNING SHOES to walk everywhere. 4. There is not much to do, this is more of a school where you get your degree and go home. They have been trying to do social events, go to UNT or TCU if you want more of a "party" school nearby. We also don't have a football team is you were wondering. 5. Many of my friends have transferred to other schools, (like UT Austin, Lubbock, UNT, TCU etc. ANYWHERE else and enjoy it more) Overall: If you just want your degree and to be focused, come to this school. If you are looking for social activity, a fun campus life, if you HAVE to dorm with someone your best bets might be somewhere else. Pros: (We have squirrels everywhere! lmao) 1. You get your degree without much distraction. There are not many attractive girls / guys everywhere, places to go have drinks, parties, etc. all the time. It's more of a school that has A LOT of foreigners, so if you are Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, you will fit in. There are more African Americans, and Whites are a minority if any of that mattered to you. Everyone for the most part is very laid back and chill, we all get along pretty well. 2. This school is not as political as UNT, or other colleges. What I mean is there are not crazy feminists protesting and screaming throughout the campus or libraries. Most protests here are just a handful of students who are actually nice. We had one Black Lives Matter protest that walked throughout the campus that was somewhat annoying when studying for exams outside, but it's definitely not anything violent at least. Even if you disagree with liberal protestors at this school, they are at least nicer compared to being cussed out at when I approached others like at UNT.
THE WORST SCHOOL YOU COULD POSSIBLY EVER GET IN TO. Professors are rude, no one wants to see your success. EVERY DEPARTMENT is trash!!! Do not go to this school, it's a scam.They gave me a scholarship when i first got accepted just for them to take it away a semester after because i didn't do well on one of my NONE ENGINEERING class and they later kicked me out of the department because not my Major gpa but my science gpa was a little lower. They don't know second chances or nothing. JUST THE WORST UNIVERSITY IS ALL I CAN SAY!!!
I am not sure about the undergraduate program. But I would not recommend UTA graduate program to anybody. They have a horrible curriculum to set you up for failure, the faculty and leadership is never supportive. To conclude, they do not care for you at all. I feel bad for the students left, they felt that they they're stuck because they invested so much time and money into the program. I withdrew from the program because of inconsistencies. The professors teaching the graduate program is not currently up to date with research. Their assistant director last published almost 30 years ago so when she gives feedback to papers, she herself is outdated. Do not go to this school for graduate studies. You will be wasting your money without learning anything. It all makes sense to me now how easy it is to get into the program. They do not require recommendation letters, etc. which is asked from majority of the graduate schools.
Welcome to the worst University in the universe. I am doing online master program and I had two courses at the same time, I did not know that. This is online master program and students cannot take two courses at the same time. But I did it. I failed the one course because I did not know that. Either my professor or AP coach or my advisory informed me about it. As a result, I failed the course and I have to pay the course fee to get the course. Last year, me and my friend asked our advisory to take two or three course during summer. But the advisory said no because this program is accelerated program. Overall, the system cannot allowed to students to take two courses but I did it and I failed it. No one made a contact with me. I send the email my advisory and I did not get the final answer about the course fee. If I cannot pay the fee until this month end,June 30, I cannot get the course. I mean I have to wait one more month. That's why, the worst university in the Texas. Advisory, she is very busy. Professor and AP coach are very busy to send an email to student when they forget or do not turn in assignment. It was my last course to complete my master program which is Curriculum and Instruction in Math Education.