StudentsReview - Arkansas Tech University - Life at ATU Copyright 2023 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. http://www.studentsreview.com/AR/ATU_comments.html Life at ATU - Comments en StudentsReview: Positive Review about ATU for Biologyhttp://www.studentsreview.com/AR/ATU_comments.html Tech was great for me. I learned a lot. Had great professors-mentors--a wonderful life experience... Sat, 13 May 2017 04:39:52 GMT StudentsReview 50-179805 50-179805 50 6 Biology Male Undergraduate Alumnus Class 2000 Positive Tech was great for me. I learned a lot. Had great professors-mentors--a wonderful life experience Sat, 13 May 2017 04:39:52 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/AR/ATU_comments.html StudentsReview: Negative Review about ATU for PreMed and Medicalhttp://www.studentsreview.com/AR/ATU_comments.html Okay my review is the honest truth, and I will cover most thing. For starters, if your an out of state or an international student you will be here on the weekends by yourself. EVERYONE GOES HOME ON T... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:16:09 GMT StudentsReview 50-178473 50-178473 50 36 PreMed and Medical Female Undergraduate Class 1920 1st Year Negative Okay my review is the honest truth, and I will cover most thing. For starters, if your an out of state or an international student you will be here on the weekends by yourself. EVERYONE GOES HOME ON THE WEEKENDS! by Friday at noon, the campus looks like a ghost place. The students are such in the rush to go home to the point they leave as soon as their last class is over with on Friday, and they don't come back until Sunday evening. The students are friendly, but some of them I talk to were very sheltered. Parties? When I first came to tech, I didn't know parties existed... it really depends on who you know, but then again not really. There are about four to five or I think six fraternities, but only two of them really throw parties on the weekends. The parties at Tech aren't "Actual Parties" they're more like a kickback its pretty boring, but most have fun by getting drunk. If you're looking for a party school, tech isn't the school for you. They do have social parties on weekends mostly a frat is selling tickets, and they cost $5 and I went to a couple of them, and they were boring you basically have to "pregame" (Get drunk before you get there) so you won't have such a lame time... and they can't provide liquor because the tickets are sold in the school cafe. MOST OF EVERYONE is REPUBLICAN/CONSERVATIVE their very close minded, and the racism is there if you're a minority, but it's not that bad, but you'll know who is racist, well you can tell. Most people come from small towns and don't have any idea what a city is & don't wanna know either. The people I've come across are either into a lot of church or well that's is.. most people here are Christians, some of them are very judgmental, andI never met so many liars and hypocrites until I came here. The professors are nice, they actually care about your education, the problem I have is that the work is compared to middle school... seriously, the work is 2+2 material. It's almost hard to fail a class, and if you fail a class you just didn't go to class AT ALL, and even if you didn't go to class your still able to pass, just go on blackboard and do all the work & turn it in. They'll give busy work, the work is very easy, and won't take less than an hour to finish, you'll think the work will get better when you get to your upper division classes but NOPE, its just easy work, definitely didn't feel challenged at all. The cafeteria food is actually good, but you'll get tired of it quickly. Most of my friends transferred & went to Arkansas state, and different schools mainly because there is never anything to do on Campus. The University knows that most of their students go home by Friday, so when they do have events it's ALWAYS on a Thursday & not on a Friday. This isn't an actual college life type of campus, its mere depressing. I became so depressed here, a lot of people like to spend time in their room, and just watch movies all day & night... nothing is wrong with that, but when you're doing that almost every day, no. If you're interested in Greek Life, it's really weird here, Greeks are more like social clubs, but with really expensive dues...Nobody cares about Greek life here, and also you meet more friends in organizations/clubs than you do in greek life. They don't do much on campus, sometimes I wonder do they exist. If you're having trouble picking dorm buildings, then Nutt dorm building is really nice, but its really quiet, and if you wanna make friends I don't think I'll choose nutt, many people aren't social there. Then you have mstreet dorm building, its the messiest, social, noisemaking building. Mstreet always have a police at their building because the students that live there either have liquor or marijuana, the amount of noise you hear is incredibly loud! you cant even study, and if you join the first year learning program, that will either make you actually like it or hate it... but if you do the first year learning program, just know you'll either meet some of your best friends, or you'll meet people you just don't like, and everyone knows each other in the program but it's also the messiest program, word gets around quick, and just don't move in tucker its boring, jones or any of those. Speaking of word getting around quick, ATU students have a habit of not keeping their mouth shut, don't tell anyone anything because they will spread it around, being here is like high school all over again, but worst because you have to live here. The freshmen are of course childish, and the students here has nothing to do with their boring lives but start drama. Also if you think their your friend, their not after the first semester. For the most part, everyone either transfer or just don't come back, either way, the boredom of this school has put me in a miserable state and your better off going to an community college and transferring to a real college with real parties, either way im transferring by the end of this semester. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:16:09 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/AR/ATU_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about ATU for Otherhttp://www.studentsreview.com/AR/ATU_comments.html I just graduated from Arkansas Tech last week and attending this school was definitely the right decision on my part. I had a very positive college experience, enjoyed my major coursework, learned fro... Thu, 14 May 2015 04:14:28 GMT StudentsReview 50-161542 50-161542 50 53 Other Male Undergraduate Class 2015 4th Year Positive I just graduated from Arkansas Tech last week and attending this school was definitely the right decision on my part. I had a very positive college experience, enjoyed my major coursework, learned from great professors, and made lifelong friends. Coming from out of state I found the people here to be incredibly friendly and the professors to be very supportive. What more could I have asked for? Thu, 14 May 2015 04:14:28 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/AR/ATU_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about ATU for Electrical Engineeringhttp://www.studentsreview.com/AR/ATU_comments.html I have loved my time at tech. I engineering it can be a very hard degree but all the professors care alot about you understanding the material and are very willing to help. Even the department head ... Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:48:55 GMT StudentsReview 50-157806 50-157806 50 16 Electrical Engineering Male Undergraduate Class 2015 4th Year Positive I have loved my time at tech. I engineering it can be a very hard degree but all the professors care alot about you understanding the material and are very willing to help. Even the department head has an open door and is very easy to talk to . They try very hard to accommodate everyone and class size is small every professor knows my name and some have even came looking for me to talk to me about an interest or a job they knew I would be interested in. As far as engineering goes they prepare you for industry better then most every school as you will learn how to use the test equipment that even my boss was shocked i knew how to use. I have talked to friends and family that have went to U of A for example and they had a hard time with there degree, very little help from professors directly, and felt on there own. At tech i never believed they would care so much about my learning and understanding and about what I wanted. I get emails all the time from professors and others who came across or seeked out job opportunities just to help us out. They go the extra mile to make sure you get the job you want, a good job, before you graduate and iv even been asked by faculty in the department if anyone hasnt got a job lined up so they could keep sending job postings. Even some profesors will gladly look at your resume which isnt there job but they love to help. Carrer services also will help and has tons of workshops on everything involved with getting a job after college. Huge points for how much they care and even help you find a job and go the extra mile. Professors has helped me with personal projects and have given me great advice as well as made sure i was helped when iv had any questions. The Campus is fine and offers everything a student would want. The caff is a huge buffet with great food and cheaper then anywhere. Plenty of resources on campus and even out in town. The only complaints iv ever had where quickly resolved and they always want your feed back at the end of every class and the end of your time at tech. I feel like some colleges get better ratings but fall short in what really matters getting the students ready for industry and making sure there ready for life long learning and success. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:48:55 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/AR/ATU_comments.html