The University of Texas at Arlington Top Questions

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Elizabeth

I am very glad that I decided to go to this school because I have developed into a more influential leader. I really enjoy my school, however, there are some things that need to be reconstructed. Minority students do not have a impact on the changes on the campus like other students. This is something that I and my fellow peers are working to change this aspect.

Kati

I would not recommend UTA to anyone else. I am in a good academic program and my credits don't seem to transfer anywhere else, that is the only reason I am there. While UTA does have good academics, the atmosphere is scary and not friendly or safe.

Jessica

It's a very good school, that is academically challenging. And has a great learning environment.

Cassandra

What school? University of Texas Arlington? It's great, the teachers are helpful and the students are so nice.

michael

This university is taking steps to become a degree mill. I am in one of their online programs and I am receiving the worst education I've ever received (and I have attended another university, a community college, and a foreign language institute). I currently almost have a 4.0, which has been challenging to maintain, but not because the information has been challenging. It is because the busy-work has nit-picky ways for people to lose points. I am forbidden to refer any questions to my professor, because the professor has delegated all student interaction to "academic coaches" who are not employees of UTA, but contracted workers for a company called "StateU.com". I maintain my high GPA because I have always just learned by reading material, but as I see postings on the forums, I see that I have many fellow classmates who are refused any instruction beyond the videos we access on the class sites. "Academic coaches" do not clarify any information, they only redirect confused students back to the class syllabus or assignment instructions. I have emailed questions to the coaches (we are absolutely forbidden to try to contact actual instructors) and the responses always sound "cut-and-paste", like they are just customer support at Sony. I see frequent posts from other students indicating that without teacher support, they are not getting the information. Others seem to have figured out that low-quality work is just as good as high-quality work, as long as you get the font and reference page correct. Student support in admissions and financial aid is slow and rude, but that is true for most schools I've attended. I regret my time at UTA, and feel like I have just given them several thousand for a slip of paper saying "you now have a Bachelors". I highly recommend finding a different school.

michael

This university is taking steps to become a degree mill. I am in one of their online programs and I am receiving the worst education I've ever received (and I have attended another university, a community college, and a foreign language institute). I currently almost have a 4.0, which has been challenging to maintain, but not because the information has been challenging. It is because the busy-work has nit-picky ways for people to lose points. I am forbidden to refer any questions to my professor, because the professor has delegated all student interaction to "academic coaches" who are not employees of UTA, but contracted workers for a company called "StateU.com". I maintain my high GPA because I have always just learned by reading material, but as I see postings on the forums, I see that I have many fellow classmates who are refused any instruction beyond the videos we access on the class sites. "Academic coaches" do not clarify any information, they only redirect confused students back to the class syllabus or assignment instructions. I have emailed questions to the coaches (we are absolutely forbidden to try to contact actual instructors) and the responses always sound "cut-and-paste", like they are just customer support at Sony. I see frequent posts from other students indicating that without teacher support, they are not getting the information. Others seem to have figured out that low-quality work is just as good as high-quality work, as long as you get the font and reference page correct. Student support in admissions and financial aid is slow and rude, but that is true for most schools I've attended. I regret my time at UTA, and feel like I have just given them several thousand for a slip of paper saying "you now have a Bachelors". I highly recommend finding a different school.

michael

This university is taking steps to become a degree mill. I am in one of their online programs and I am receiving the worst education I've ever received (and I have attended another university, a community college, and a foreign language institute). I currently almost have a 4.0, which has been challenging to maintain, but not because the information has been challenging. It is because the busy-work has nit-picky ways for people to lose points. I am forbidden to refer any questions to my professor, because the professor has delegated all student interaction to "academic coaches" who are not employees of UTA, but contracted workers for a company called "StateU.com". I maintain my high GPA because I have always just learned by reading material, but as I see postings on the forums, I see that I have many fellow classmates who are refused any instruction beyond the videos we access on the class sites. "Academic coaches" do not clarify any information, they only redirect confused students back to the class syllabus or assignment instructions. I have emailed questions to the coaches (we are absolutely forbidden to try to contact actual instructors) and the responses always sound "cut-and-paste", like they are just customer support at Sony. I see frequent posts from other students indicating that without teacher support, they are not getting the information. Others seem to have figured out that low-quality work is just as good as high-quality work, as long as you get the font and reference page correct. Student support in admissions and financial aid is slow and rude, but that is true for most schools I've attended. I regret my time at UTA, and feel like I have just given them several thousand for a slip of paper saying "you now have a Bachelors". I highly recommend finding a different school.

Kennedy

It's an ok school. Parking is horrible, math classes are unreasonably hard so most people use transfer credits. It's a commuter campus but UTA is trying to change that.

Yahaira

I am really in love with UTA! There's always someone new to meet, somewhere new to check out, something new to do. Campus is pretty big, considering there are over 33,000 students enrolled, but it's really fascinating just thinking UTA could be its own small city. UTA has great programs, especially for Science and Business majors. Professors are always eager to help, all you have to do is ask. When I first applied, UTA would call me and let me know how my application was going so far, and that's what made me really decide to attend here. They pay really close attention to individuals even if there are tens of thousands of others. School pride is quite important, for basketball especially, but I think it would be even more evident if we had a football team. However, one of the most complained about things is how the Plaza, where students eat and get lunch, should be larger because it's always full and packed. I absolutely agree with that and I do believe UTA is planning to do something about that.

Monica

I love going to UTA. It is a little crowded when it comes to parking but I get dropped off so I don't have to worry about that. I spend most of my time on campus at the music building since I am a music major, but also at the UC, that is where people meet and eat, and the library since I work part time there. We do not have a football team but we have a marching band and our basketball team makes up for that.

SYLVIA

I think the best thing about UTA is the automatic scholarship that UTA has to offer to its prospective freshman. You get a automatic 2000 scholarship for being the top 10% and depending on your SAT/ACT score you also get a certain amount of money, despite your financial standing.

Umear

I think its great, school is the right size, people are proud when I tell them I go here, and the campus is close to everything you would need. Its a small college town within a great city.

Giada

The school is a public school that is evolving every day in an extremely fast pace. The size of it its just right, 35,000 students and many buildings to cover all the major fields of studies makes it cozy but at the same time not too small. Definetly the best thing right now is how the school is progressing as far as classes and mainly for the athletic part of it,with a lot of involvement from the community. Unlike other schools that have been established many many years ago, UTA is relatively new so unfortunately the school pride along with the tradition of the families is not quite there yet but the school is really trying to do their best in order to reach to that standard. People don't have a bad reaction when you tell them that you are attending UTA because it is not a bad school, it does not have a bad reputation and is in a quite big city, Arlington. Everyone that i talked to knew about the existence of it, so it is not like its something so remote that they don't even know about, so that is very good. The campus has a University center and a library that are the two major places where we all hang out but definitely one thing that I would change is the arrangement of the University Center along with the food section, all the fast foods that we have, have regular prices just like in the city and for students are not to cheap. The most common complain is about parking, but again as said earlier, since the school is expanding tremendously also many parking garages are getting built. One or I would say the biggest controversy now on campus is the fact that thje campus is a "tabacco free" campus, making it one of the most clean places to be in the city.

Robin

UTA is pretty great. There are a lot of students but it still feels like a small community. I'm from a really small place but I felt right at home. There are a lot of changes bin made right now. A new gym, parking lots, and apartments are going up now. We became a non-smoking campus last fall and a lot of students were upset. However, more were pleased than not.

Robin

UTA is pretty great. There are a lot of students but it still feels like a small community. I'm from a really small place but I felt right at home. There are a lot of changes bin made right now. A new gym, parking lots, and apartments are going up now. We became a non-smoking campus last fall and a lot of students were upset. However, more were pleased than not.

Katherine

I think that the University of Texas at Arlington is growing and improving. I know that when I was in high school many students didn't look at it as somewhere to go, especially because it was so close to the area, but I think that the university is doing better. For example, the special events center just opened on Wednesday and it's amazing. Also, we are working on becoming a Tier 1 university.

ayomide

This school is the right size so there's lot of opportunities for a one-on-one relationship with professors which I think is great!

Zohra

In my Opinion UT Arlington is a great school, there are endless possibilities of opportunities. It is what you make of it. There will be something for you to feel like you are at home! Nothing I would change, it is matter of my career life and if the subject offered are not challenging then there is not test as to how much you really want to do something! The teachers provide quality education, always encouraging you to take what you learned to the next level!

Zohra

In my Opinion UT Arlington is a great school, there are endless possibilities of opportunities. It is what you make of it. There will be something for you to feel like you are at home! Nothing I would change, it is matter of my career life and if the subject offered are not challenging then there is not test as to how much you really want to do something! The teachers provide quality education, always encouraging you to take what you learned to the next level!

Zohra

In my Opinion UT Arlington is a great school, there are endless possibilities of opportunities. It is what you make of it. There will be something for you to feel like you are at home! Nothing I would change, it is matter of my career life and if the subject offered are not challenging then there is not test as to how much you really want to do something! The teachers provide quality education, always encouraging you to take what you learned to the next level!