The University of Texas at Tyler Reviews

  • 33 Reviews
  • Tyler (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,282
94% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 33 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

She who shall not be named
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2019
  • Degree: Counseling
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"What I learned at UT Tyler: Don't question professors on anything, even if your points are valid and substantiated by evidence; they will retaliate. Don't trust professors when they inquire about you personally; this will be warped and come back to bite you. Email sparingly with professors Do not expect professors to see you for who you are In certain departments, expect to be pathologized if you are not perfect Don't expect to be guided and taught; most of what you learn will be self-directed."
Don't worry about my name
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2019
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 1900
"You know there's something wrong when they've taken down Google reviews for their own university. This university is slightly worse than mediocre. Pros: - Make good friends - There are a decent of amount of good professors I had. - Free writing center to peer review your stuff. - Free tutoring for commonly difficult classes (i.e. Calculus, Physics, etc.) - Pretty nice selection of restaurants near the school. - I heard the nursing program is really nice. - More printing credits than you could ever need. - Pretty diverse campus. - THE Jerry Seinfeld comes once a year, which is pretty neat. - Mediocre gym. It's not bad but there needs to be more water fountains. - Library is pretty nice with their selection of books, study rooms, and chalk boards to write things on. Good place to hang out and study. Also has free coffee! Things get a little antsy once finals week comes, however. Cons: - Financial aid is a nightmare every semester. - Good luck finding a parking space. - Some annoying professors with their political opinions (both liberal and conservative) - The worst cafeteria food that's so bad, it makes you miss your mother's cooking. - Sports teams? Who cares? Not enough notification for home games. - Computer science department is terrible. Engineering departments are falling apart. I was an electrical engineering student. They got rid of everyone's favorite all because of... lack of research funds? Seriously? - TI's usually are just bad. Every lab class you have, they are little help. - Scandalous Greek Life chapters that appeared on the news for blackmail, rape, and sexual misconduct. - Scandalous registrar that appeared on the news for promising foreign students a full ride scholarship to then take that away from them even after some have already gotten a visa to come to school in the US. - Class evaluations that aren't probably taken too seriously. - School events? Who cares? Not enough promotion for school events. - School is completely empty on the weekends. - On campus living causes your tuition to essentially double. - Do not use the book store. It's terrible. School supplies and textbooks are extremely expensive. - Mediocre job fairs where there's probably only one company that everyone wants to work for but who cares about the rest of the companies that show up? - Houston engineering campus is pretty pathetic (I took a few classes there) - Tuition probably gets more expensive every year even though nothing changes. - There's probably a bomb threat once a year. It's annoying. - One class on side of the campus and your next class in 10 minutes could be on the other side of the campus. Better run fast! - EXTREMELY inflexible class scheduling forcing you choose times that you don't want to do along with terrible professors. My first semester of college had Calculus every day at 8AM and there was no other time that I could take it. - Elevators break frequently forcing you to climb all of the stairs in RBN. - Parties tend to serve kids under 21 some alcohol? I guess the UT Tyler Police doesn't care about what goes on in frat parties. - Greek life? Who cares? No one talks about that stuff. - LOUD SIREN TESTING DURING YOUR EXAMS! Seriously?! - That clock tower's bells are always skipping notes with some of the songs it plays. - School spirit? What's that? I didn't even know our school had its own alma mater song."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2018
  • Degree: Engineering Management
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Faculty and staff are friendly and helpful. They answer all your questions from admission till you graduate. Student and faculty interaction is the best. Lovely campus with a lake in the middle. Good on-campus dining options. Excellent student services. Fun and engaging student life."
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2018
  • Degree: Network Security
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I have had the most amazing school experience at UT Tyler. I love how the faculty advisors and everybody around is so supportive, flexible and willing to listen to you. Besides, being an international student, I always had a perception that the transition is going to be very difficult. However, everybody here made me feel like home away from home. The learning experience was great too. They have a variety of resources for students which helps us excel in our academics too."
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2018
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I will not recommend this University if you are looking for any kind of scholarship. They give you scholarship and later on tell you a different story. Their returning student scholarship is split between two semesters. However, they tell you that you that they cannot apply the whole scholarship amount to one semester just because you are graduating after one semester. I repeat stay away from this University if you are looking for scholarship."
Tiffany Gilliam
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2018
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The school is a wise financial choice. The town is approachable; not intimidating in the least. The campus is beautiful with ponds, and plenty of trees. There are also turtles and ducks around. If you do have any administrative issue, the campus is so small that you can easy get the issue handled on a personal level. If you treat your concerns like they are your own responsibility to resolve, you will not get lost in the shuffle here."
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2018
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The University is really affordable, however, it is sad to say it, you have to keep in mind that you will only get what you pay for. The quality of education is very poor; I really don't know about the main campus at Tyler, but the program at the Houston Engineering center is very disappointing, at least for the ME. You never get anyone on the phone when in need of help, that's for the entire ME department, I tried getting registration codes for an entire month, and I just gave up. The staff at the HEC lack professionalism, and act just like they were doing student a favor, rather than doing a job they receive a salary for. My experience with the advisers nearly pushed me to look for another school; especially TA., he is so rude and full of it. Even though the program is very convenient for workers like me, I am truly considering transferring to another school"
Patricia Frazier
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I enjoyed the BSN program at UT Tyler because it was convenient. The classes were online and Canvas was easy to navigate. I am a full time working nurse and mom and believe the assignments gave me time to balance my responsibilities. The staff was very helpful and responded quickly to emails. I will start my MSN program in 2018."
Prajwal Bhandari
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The professors are very friendly and loves to solve the problems of students. Put the best effort and get out with great achievement. Use the facilities in the best possible way and there are lots of things to use all ranging from computer equipment, research labs, library,writing center and many more."
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2017
  • Degree: Engineering Management
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I have done my Masters in UT Tyler, it is a very good place to work on our masters because the faculty and staff are really friendly and Tyler is a place which I think is a second home for me. The Practical experience that UT Tyler has give is really good and it has a curriculum which is required in Industries."