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| The dorms are full of black mold. I stayed sick all the time because of it. It was my experience that the teachers don't actually teach the curriculum. They give assignments and expect you to figure it out. The Accounting department actually is so bad that some students in my class were so frustrated that they changed majors. |
|Jun 26 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| Tarleton was a GREAT undergrad school. They have a lot of things to offer at an affordable rate. I gained both professional and personal growth from the school. My degree has helped me siginificantly in the professional world. I'm currently working on my MBA from TAMU-Commernce, another school in the Texas A&M University system similar to Tarleton. |
| Starting Job: Customer Service Rep, Preparedness: B, Reputation: C |
|Mar 15 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| If you are looking for an education, this school is of the perfect size. Departments are small enough that you get to know everyone and they are trying to grow - meaning they are hoping you stay, pass everything, and succeed. Larger universities seem to have more of an "oh well" attitude if you are struggling. |
If you are looking to party and enjoy your first few years away from home, this is probably NOT the town for you. There is little to do and partying is almost unheard of.
The engineering technology department has amazing staff, however, it is not accredited through ABET. This doesn't appear to be a big deal. As far as I can tell, an individual can still become professionally certified if they wish. Larger universities can afford ABET certification in engineering technology, but will also have less-helpful instructors and more competition. The "elite" schools and programs want to maintain that reputation (fail many students) - the smaller schools like Tarleton (and the engineering technology department in particular) want to GROW. They NEED students to pass and do well to build their reputation.Personally, I got all of the partying out of the way many years ago. Now that I have worked for many years, I appreciate the chance to go to school and Tarleton is the ideal environment to graduate and move on to real life!
|Jan 22 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |