University of North Texas Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (45)
When I graduated, it was the worst economy since the great depression. I'm still drastically underpaid at this point in my life and have student loans to show for all my hard work. Graduating with honors didn't seem to make a difference. However, college itself was by far the most valuable experience in regards to experiences, life lessons and friends that I wouldn't trade for anything. I do think it's important and I do advocate education for the future of humanity in general. It's just a shame that the system treats students like dollar signs and employers are hesitant to heir individuals with no experience - vicious cycle that that is. School is important but we have a long way to go as a society with our values in general. Learn as much as possible and leave the world a better place than when you came into it.
Great experience. I had amazing professors that were wonderful teaches and people. They really looked after their students both academically and on a personal level. I lived in a dorm (Bruce Hall) for 2 years and in an off-campus apt for 1 and it was all great. The campus is easily navigable on foot, and bike and I always felt really safe. I felt like I got a really great education (for an incredibly reasonable price) and had a lot of connections when I graduated and was looking for a full-time job.
Transferring to the University of North Texas was the best academic decision I have ever made. The Materials Science and Engineering Department is one of the top research labs in the nation. The faculties genuinely care about the success of their students. Classrooms are full of open discussion and problem solving among peers. Instead of promoting an atmosphere of extreme competition, it is an atmosphere of collaboration. Any student interested in the science of materials would greatly benefit from the opportunities the University of North Texas has to offer.
I enjoyed the classes and campuses, did not like dealing with financial aid and scholarships. This applies to all schools, affording school has to become easier, it is a lot of stress to start a semester with financial aid and then when classes start to find out your courses will not be covered and your left with a $7,000.00 bill.
Great school, and has opened a lot of doors for me, i wouldn't be where i am today without UNT. I have mean green pride where ever i reside and will always. Received a great education, love and miss Denton all the time. Hope to move back some day. School is what you make of it, do internships work hard and you will be rewarded.
College was fun and I thought the classes were challenging. Just a little disappointed that the school was such a commuter school.
The journalism teachers in all fields have phenomenal experience and internship connections.
The school itself is amazing, the teachers are high quality and you will get a good education. However, outside the classroom, and by that I mean the faculty that do not teach, you won't get help. In the fall of 2011 I signed up for 2 classes online, Organizational Behavior and Management Dynamics. There was a "lock" on my account that took 2 days to get removed. In the two days, the class filled. I found 2 more classes, but couldn't get into those either due to another lock (this one was just 24 hours to remove). After that I called the school asking if I could be bumped into the class. They said no, so I came to accept I wouldn't get to go fall 2011. Come November, I found out I was enrolled in those 2 classes after all I never got notification, no emails, no contact from the instructor, nothing. I contacted the school, who then told me I owed them $800 (The financial aid they got covered some of the class). After spending weeks jumping through hoops, being denied withdrawal from the classes after I surrendered my financial aid*, I finally got the issue resolved. After the spring 2012 classes started. So I missed two semesters of work because of their computer errors. I dropped out and went through another public state school's online program. Had it not been for this school, I would have graduated in 2013 and not 2014, I lost an entire year of school because of them. *I had to write a letter requesting that I surrender financial aid in order to get out of the class. After I surrendered it, the school denied my withdrawal from the class and sent me a bill for $2,000. The head of the college of business said he would not grant my request to withdrawal from the classes and have them wiped off my transcript even after the same people told me to surrender financial aid in order to have them removed from my transcript.
Welp, I studied English with a concentration in Technical Communications. I'm now a Technical Writer, so I'd say it was right down my alley! The professors in the English department are great, except for one... if you're a guy. He hates guys I'm pretty sure. Anyways, the degree program was great and I learned everything I needed to before being kicked out into the real world. Now I have $30k in student loans and wish I was back in school. It's funny how you pay so much money to get a degree to get a job to pay off the amount of money you borrowed to get that job. Whew! Ironic!
UNT is a great school overall. My BCIS program is actually amazing at UNT and a lot of companies know that we have such an awesome program that they come to our school to hire us, knowing we will be great employees. The bad side is that each year it just keeps getting more and more pricey to attend.