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| as previous posts stated, this is an excellent U for nursing and arch. students. maybe one of the best in TX. I certainly thought so when I was a nursing major. But once I changed my major I was unimpressed with what the school had to offer. |
IF you are into becoming a leader this is a perfect place! You have the op. to immediately lead people. as a sophomore I was on the executive board of a major campus organization. I've learned a lot.
THE PEOPLE: It was difficult for me to find friends. I am shy but by becoming a student leader, gave me more exposure to more people. I kind of gave up on looking for friends and became more comfortable with being by myself, speaking randomly to the many people I work/ live with. My room mate and I shared a special bond.
I stayed in a dorm 2 years. Highly suggest it.
SMART KIDS: IF you want a challenge PLEASE PLEASE join the honor's college! You can conduct your own research. There are many bright students and you only need a 3.2 to get in. possibilities to stand out as a student are endless because unfortunately many students are not going to go the extra mile.
**Why I'm transfering: I'm no longer a nursing major. I found the campus somewhat depressing, as many students transfered to uta because their grades fell. AND I wanted a bigger/true(er) college experience. as many students are commuters and seem a little scared to talk to one another (perhaps I'm bias b/c I am shy) I like to play with people and I had a few joking buddies. so that was positive. Overall I got a great opp. at UTA and look forward to my next U.
|May 18 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| As is the case with virtually any university, one will get as much out of their experience as they choose to put into it. Opportunities for an outstanding education are certainly present, although one can easily coast through with minimal effort as well. Overall, I must say I have been incredibly impressed with the quality of education I've received at this state school.|
Obviously I cannot speak for every department, but the anthropology faculty and staff at UTA are phenominal; friendly, approachable, willing to work with their students, and concerned with students' academic success. The department is small, enabling students to get to know one another and their professors well.
The Honors College is an amazing resource. Opportunities for scholarships and experiences (undergraduate research assistantships, study abroad, internships, etc.) are abundantly available to those who apply themselves. The Honors program will definitely prepare a student for grad school.Unfortunately, the campus is becoming more and more crowded each year, and facilities are not keeping up with the influx. I seriously question what is being done with my tuition dollars. On the other hand, a 24-hour on campus library with inter-library loan is a wonderful thing.
|Sep 02 2005|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2005 |
| Overall Rating: I find UT-Arlington to be a great school. The professors are great, and the academic programs are very good also. Tuition at both the undergrad and graduate level is reasonable and much money is given in financial aid and scholarships. Arlington is a suburb of Dallas, which is one of the best business cities in country.|
My Background: I transferred to the Univ. of Texas-Arlington after spending 2.5 years at a private university that was also in Texas. In all, I have taken courses at 4 universities.
Academics/Curriculum: I am a student in the Electrical Engineering department. Overall, I find the professors to be very good. They are nice, polite, and approachable. The courses in my major are also well-chosen and prepare students well both graduate school and a career in electrical engineering. The professors give a very reasonable amount of homework and teach the material well. Electrical Engineering is difficult, but not too difficult. From my experience, students are not overwhelmed with homework. I took 17 hours this semester of junior level classes. On average, I spent about 20-30 hours studying each week. I learned the material well and earned A's in all of my classes. I also had time to watch movies, see friends, and go to out on the weekends. So, the course load is not too high. The professors are very understanding about the course loads. They will give extensions and make changes to the syllabus if students are having problems in the course. From my experience at 4 universities, not all professors do this.
Tuition: The tuition is set by the state government. I find the tuition to be very reasonable. I am an IN-STATE STUDENT, though, and in-state students receive the most FEDERAL financial aid. So, I receive more money in financial aid than OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS would. If you are an OUT-OF-STATE STUDENT and receive $1000 or more each semester in scholarships, YOU WOULD BE GIVEN IN-STATE STATUS instead of the $1000 scholarship. All public universities in Texas have this policy. The school also gives LOTS of financial aid. Per semester, I receive $1500 in scholarships, $4500 in grants and work-study, and $2500 in Stafford loans. So, tuition is very reasonable. I have to work about 6-10 hours per week for my work-study. I receive lots of financial aid because my family contribution is low, though. So, other people who come from richer families would probably receive more aid.
Location: The school is located in down-town Arlington. Arlington is right between Dallas and Fort-Worth. There are TONS of things to do, and many great jobs in the technical, scientific, and business sectors.
Social Life: The social life is okay. The school does not have a football team, and the multipurpose athletic center only seats approximately 2,000 people. INSTEAD OF SPENDING MONEY ON SPORTS, THE SCHOOL SPENDS MONEY ON ACADEMICS AND RESEARCH. So, if you want to go to a great research-oriented university, come here. If you only want to watch sports, go elsewhere.
Most of the students don't have much school spirit. I’m sure that the social life and school spirit would be higher if athletics were better. The social life doesn’t really bother me, though. The students here are very friendly and approachable. Making friends isn’t difficult at all. There are many things to do here in Arlington, Fort-Worth, and Dallas.Please feel free to contact me.
|May 18 2005|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2006 |