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The housing staff is very unprofessional.BrightChemistry
The housing staff is very unprofessional. They don't understand the lease terms and provide false information. They try their best to charge you by setting nonsense and brutal rules. If you are out of travel and can't get back to apartment on July 31 to check out, they will forfeit your deposit and charge you $50. They won't let your friend to check out on your behalf. If you want to move out early in summer, they will forfeit your deposit and you still have to pay for the remaining rents. It's absolutely ridiculous to forfeit your deposit even though you pay for full rents.
2nd Year Female -- Class 1921
Faculty Accessibility: B+, Social Life: D+
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UTA should have a better reputation.History/Histories (art history/etc.)
UTA should have a better reputation. I cannot express how wonderful my professors were. Sure, it is a big state school and you can feel "like a number" if you are not motivated. If you are motivated, my experience was that professors loved working with you and did all they could to help. 25 years later, I still keep in touch with some professors. How many people at other big state schools can say that?
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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To be frank, never come here.Quite BrightPsychology
To be frank, never come here. A little background on me- I was a psychology major at the time, interested in neuroscience research, especially Parkinson's disease. Well, I started off with just a simple Psych-major, destined to go to graduate school. However, rather than being advised by someone within the psych department, all the freshman get shoved into a shitty entry level department. This caused me to take quite a few classes that ended up not being needed for my major, one of which I ended up failing, even after studying 3+ hours for the class 7 days a week. The advisers are completely unhelpful and have no clue what they're doing. And parking here? Oh boy. I lived in a gated off apartment complex that was considered "on campus" - and even though I never parked my car anywhere besides the parking garage that I already paid for in my ridiculously expensive rent, I was given a citation (that I never paid). I went here the entire Fall '14 - Fall '15, as I had a little bit of trouble transferring to UT Dallas (which has been a great experience, go there instead). When I was just going twice a week Fall '15, they started this fucking stupid new parking system that scans your license plate. The thing is, I paid for my parking pass before the semester even started. I still received several citations that I had to appeal to, wasting my time, and no one ever bother to fix it until I stopped being a student there. It was just awful. The professors here were divided, some were awesome and some were horrible. Meals here suck ass, there's not nearly enough options and the cafeteria is horrible. Campus is kind of ugly compared to others. much was wrong with this school. Oh, and when I finally did leave, somehow my financial aide got sent to UTA instead of UTD, despite us updating my paperwork. The nasty woman from financial aide basically tried to lecture us on what we did wrong (but we didn't do anything wrong, it was a government worker who sent it to the wrong place) rather than helping us fix the problem. I'm so done with this university. I've never been happier to leave. TL;DR, it's a shitty university and everyone is unhelpful. Nothing works. Pick a different shcool.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Maintenance: C-, Education Quality: F
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