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Ok, first I'll say there are some whoBrightEconomics
Ok, first I'll say there are some who go to UTA thinking it is a somewhat easy school, it is not, unless you are super hot with your study skills. The professors are tough. Had a friend who came up from UT Austin and said it was much tougher at UTA. Now, maybe its because the professors don't give a damn, but either way, you have to sit down somewhere and study. This leads to its high attrition rate I believe.

Know the social life for me was ok. I never joined a frat, but the greek scene is surprisingly quite boisterous there and I had friends in frats and sortys. So there were some good parties. Also had friends who were from outside the metroplex that lived on campus as well, so I probably partied more than the average UTA student. Then there are the international students who party too if you give them a try. Friended and dated my share of internationals, which has come in handy after graduation.

Yea, there is some crime...Its a school in an urban area. I never felt "unsafe" though, for the most part.

But I will say academically, like the other reviews say, engineering and nursing is what this school is mostly about. A little bit about business simply due to the schools location. Everything else..meh..So I will say you can make UTA a good college experience, but you will have to work at it, and it will be easier by joining something (greek, clubs, student govt, intramural etc...)..but don't forget to study because they will run you out of there.

5th Year Male -- Class 2010
Campus Maintenance: A, Innovation: C-
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I graduated w/an ADN in 2012.Quite BrightNursing
I graduated w/an ADN in 2012. Had a friend that loved UTA so I got into the online program. First problem: courses are outsourced to a company that uses Coaches for your main interaction. They are responsive to emails in 24 hours but not helpful. Often don't know the course or assignments. Nearly every coach interaction I had over 11 classes was a waste of time.

Second problem: I had to spend $1,000 taking Texas History and Texas politics due to an old Depression-era law. Required of *every* student. I live in Georgia; total waste of my time and money.

Third problem: They told me it would cost about $10-11,000. Actual cost for me: about $17,000. Big difference!

Fourth problem, and the one that prompted my review: I registered for the final course. Yea! The day it started, Student Accounts dropped me for non-payment. I had contacted them 3 weeks before to see when my load would disburse and they didn't know. Just told me to watch my email. So they sent me an email that I owed a little more than my loan covered *two business days* before they dropped me! Really, two business days notice? One of those days I was gone to work for 14 hours. And what online student checks school email every two days anyway?

Now I have to wait three months to take my final class! Bottom line: I regret going to UTA for my BSN.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Collaboration/Competitive: B+, Scholastic Success: D-
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Students who fail to meet the SAP requirementQuite BrightCivil Engineering
Students who fail to meet the SAP requirement are notified the day before the intended disbursement. Then, they are told to wait for 30 days for approval. The approval is not a guarantee if there is a policy update. Normally, a warning issued to students a semester early is a common university policy, but UTA is silent on this matter.

Advice: Get a job and in the meanwhile, go to a local community college and get a drafting degree. If you know autocad 2d and 3d, then apply for an engineering technician position or a drafting position. Then, with enough money saved, go to a different school.

2nd Year Male -- Class 1921
Surrounding City: B+, Education Quality: F
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