The University of Texas at Arlington Reviews
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This school is the most disorganized institution. No one knows what is going on between the student accounts office to the advisors, the IT department, or even the professors. I really enjoyed what i was learning, however often professors were assigned the class within days of it beginning, leaving everyone in disarray for the rest of the semester. There is way too much crime, in a crappy area, and this is mostly a commuter school so community is difficult to achieve. The professors seem to have similar issues with the school although none would directly share. Save your money for a school that cares about their students. Too often i was met with resistance an a cold attitude from staff, i was misinformed on more than one occasion setting me back in my degree as well.
The professors themselves were so knowledgeable, but I wish when I had gone through the program that I could have had more networking and career speaker opportunities. It would have been nice to know what I know now back when I was still going through my undergraduate years. I felt like I had to go above and beyond to do my own networking and contacting. I was incredibly surprised to find I was the only one with a job at graduation from my graduating class from the Biochemistry Department! However, this program is not all bad, the professors are some of the top in the country in the chemistry department and if you apply yourself you can go far.
The program is good overall however there needs to be more focus on finding internships and full-time jobs for students. The career center has only one advisor for the whole program so is unable to help each student prepare for career after graduation.
I was a full time student, working a full time job. I didn't spend a lot of time on campus. I'm currently not working in the field of my major.
Great nursing program. Diverse student body.
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.
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. :)
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.