University of North Texas Reviews
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I had the pleasure of studying at The University of North Texas for that past 3 years. In these 3 years I have not only learned about ABA from professors who teach, have worked and continue to do work in the field of ABA, and publish much of their own research but I have also gained a lot of experience working at the UNT Kristen Farmer Autism Center. My classes were always engaging and my passion grew in my years here which has pushed me to pursue my masters degree. If you are looking for a high quality program in ABA I highly recommend The University of North Texas.
The Communication Design program is known on the North Texas campus as the hardest degree to obtain, it's only rival being the engineering school. I submitted my entrance portfolio for acceptance into the program with 300 of my peers. Of the 75 accepts, only 16 of us graduated from the program with an art direction (AD) focus and 15 with a graphic design (GD) focus. They cut people every semester and it is mostly subjective since the work is concept based as well as technical skill and participation. One semester I pulled over 20 all nighters and the crazy thing is that isn't even an exaggeration. At any time I could have quit and taken an easier route and I might have had I not felt like I improved exponentially from semester to semester. The program trains you from technical to digital and the rigorous nature only improves the class dynamic as you go on.
The quality of education that I received in the Master's of Education program at the University of North Texas was paramount! Not only are the instructors highly respected in the field of Counseling, but they truly ensure that their students thrive! I often refer back to the lessons and practices that they demonstrated. In fact, 5 years later I am still able to reach out to many of my professors, as they are more than willing to serve in a mentor capacity. Although there were many options when it came to my choice in Graduate schools, I could not be happier with my choice to choose the University of North Texas Counseling Program.
The University of North Texas is one of the best schools I've visited and attended. The free-spirited people and local town gives off a great vibe to new and returning students. The academics are some of the best in Texas, and I can personally say that they have greatly impacted my life in the most positive and flourshing way possible.
As a professional working adult, I benefited from the B.A.A.S program in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement. The education I received was hands down the best decision of my life. I also love the reputation of the University of North Texas. In addition, I was accepted into the Master in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership with UNT. The education from UNT is no joke, and will serve your educational purpose as well as your personal life. I have researched many other Universities and this has been on the top of my list for the value of education. They continue to improve and I am glad to call myself a University of North Texas Alumni for both my Bachelors and Masters degrees.
I greatly enjoyed my time at UNT. The hospitality program is great - the instructors all have experience in the industry - even the accounting professors. The variety of classes prepares you for all different facets of the industry. Denton, where UNT is located, is a vibrant community with a great music scene. I would recommend UNT for anyone!
The University of North Texas offers a degree that not many other public universities in the area offer - Social Sciences. For me, this degree was perfect in the sense that I had no idea exactly what subject I wanted to study but I knew that I really enjoyed Humanities. Along with my AP credit from high school and placement tests at the university I was able to graduate in just three years with a BA and two minors (Spanish and Criminal Justice). During this time I was still able to hold an on campus part-time job and maintain multiple student organizations. On top of that I finished with minimal student debt! UNT was the perfect place for my undergraduate degree and the social science major was perfectly flexible and allowed me to take many courses in a variety of subjects I was interested in.
University of North Texas initially caught my eye because of its close proximity to my hometown of Dallas, Texas. I was also persuaded by my mother and my aunt who are both proud alumni of the university. Along with the fairly low cost of attendance, I was sold. I was headed to UNT. When I entered college, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher so I was certain that I would be majoring in education. However, because I wanted to teach secondary education, I needed to major in my subject of choice. This led me to focus more on the sciences which was one of the best decisions I could've made. Initially, I had very positive experiences with UNT. After my first semester ending in a 4.0 GPA standing, I was certain that this was the school for me and that I'd made the correct decision. Once the second semester started, I received an email stating that I could not return to the campus unless I'd paid off my housing debt. I was stunned - housing debt? What debt? I had accumulated over $3,000 of debt from merely staying in my assigned dorm. UNT had a policy in 2011 (which they have since eliminated) where the financial aid only paid for tuition. You would receive a financial aid refund and were to pay for housing manually with the refund, presumably. This policy wasn't explained to me during orientation nor my first semester. I later discovered I only received one email per month reminding me to pay the housing bill of $811. As a new college freshman and barely 18 year old, this obligation was tremendous, in my opinion. Needless to say, I couldn't afford to pay off the $3,000 debt by the next semester so I was released from my academic duties that next year. The debt went to a collection agency where they added an additional $800 just for processing. I left UNT for 2 years and attended community college during that time. I obtained my first job in Fall 2012 and paid a small portion of the debt as often as I could. I ended up obtaining another job and worked these two jobs for months until the debt was paid in full. I returned to UNT in Fall 2014 only because the majority of my college credits were at this institution. I was quite livid with UNT after this situation but I was determined to finish what I started. I no longer stayed on campus but rather commuted from Dallas via bus and train for the next two years. I wasn't able to participate in many school activities or clubs because of my frequent absence from campus. However, I did want to participate in something before my tenure at UNT ended. I started a honor society at UNT and we participated in Homecoming 2015. It was a great experience. Although I had some great times at UNT, the initial leaving in 2012 left a bitter taste in my mouth even to this day. UNT was very unsympathetic in the situation; in fact, many of the students I met my freshman year were also kicked out for the very same reason and never returned (or I never saw them again). Furthermore, despite my good grades, I only received a $1,000 general scholarship which I no longer qualified for after the debt situation. Yet, during my time at UNT, they were able to build a new football stadium and union building - which I'm sure totaled millions of dollars. (But they couldn't give their high-performing students some scholarships?) Also, many of the professors in my degree program were tenured which meant that regardless of their teaching performance, they would have their jobs. In my experience, these weren't always the best professors. My degree program was Biology with an emphasis on Secondary Education. I do thank UNT for that opportunity because not many colleges offered Teacher's Certification along with Biological Sciences emphasis as an undergraduate student. Overall, the activities at UNT are great from Homecoming to pep rallies to football games. However, when it comes to the students' academics, it seems that they are very hands-off. Not many funding opportunities, not the greatest teachers (at least in the Biology degree plan), and they literally charge for everything. You would think something in the tuition would pay for some of these things. It is important to note that UNT is located in Denton, a small country town in Texas, so UNT is very much a "collegetown"-type of campus. It is rumored that UNT is trying to compete with other Tier 1 schools like UT Austin and Texas A & M. So, they spend lots of money on their sports programs (hence the new football field) - which aren't the best. To make a long story short, they charge a lot to compensate for these programs and they definitely could be more understanding with certain situations...particularly mine. However, I am grateful for my degree and I expect it to bring forth many more opportunities not afforded to me previously.
The University of Texas was great school- challenging, diverse and located in a great vibrant city. I started out with a Biology major then switched over to Human Development and Family Sciences when I decided I didn't want to be confined to a biology-related career only. It was a great decision and one I don't regret. HDFS was a cool major- combined the social sciences together into one. I decided to continue my education after, but many of my friends found jobs right after. Great major if you're thinking of doing pre-med or pre-pharm.
The University of North Texas was an excellent choice for both degrees, psychology & education. From start to finish, advisors and professors were there to help with everything: financial aid, schedule/degree planning, course load, and even general concerns. I could not have asked for a better school, a better city, or a better degree plan for what I wanted to accomplish. One of the greatest aspects of college life in Denton was the constant push to be great. The entire city os full of people (in and out of the campus) that thrive on success.