Tyler, TX
The University of Texas at Tyler


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Recent Reviews

Lincoln
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While the class size and on campus extracurricular activities are excellent, the programs and facilities for the College of A...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

While the class size and on campus extracurricular activities are excellent, the programs and facilities for the College of Arts and Sciences are pretty poor. The buildings for other majors are very nice and new, but the English and History building is dilapidated and void of any luxuries offered to the other disciplines' buildings. The professors are amazing, easily accessible, and incredibly intelligent. I would definitely recommend the University of Texas at Tyler to students who want a school in a decent sized city and a smaller campus that still feels like a larger university. I have enjoyed my time at this school despite feeling as though my discipline has been under represented on campus.

Jessica
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My overall opinion is that the university is a great place if students are looking for an affordable place with affordable tu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion is that the university is a great place if students are looking for an affordable place with affordable tuition. The environment is so beautiful and gives a really peaceful vibe to the entire campus. I especially love that there's a walkway between two lakes. The teachers all seem very knowledgeable about what they are teaching, and are very helpful in my learning process, making themselves as available as possible. While I don't usually want to be a part of organizations, the university has a variety of groups to participate in.

charles
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UT Tyler is a great place to go for the nursing program. The advisers and professor all care about your education. I am doi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UT Tyler is a great place to go for the nursing program. The advisers and professor all care about your education. I am doing the online courses for my RN to BSN and have been nothing but impressed with the school. The cost of my degree plan was below what I was expecting which is great for a father with 4 kids.

Baylee
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UT Tyler is a great school if you do not want to be distracted by nightlife. One of the only party type activities that occur...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UT Tyler is a great school if you do not want to be distracted by nightlife. One of the only party type activities that occur is going to the dance hall off campus. The school host many different events but they have a different type of nightlife, think your parents or grandparents. The academics are fantastic, and most professors are great. They will help you and many teach in a relaxed format, so they are very approachable. If you report anything to campus police they take it extremely seriously and will work tirelessly to solve your problem. Overall the school is a great place, its a terrible place to party but it's great for a degree instead.

Shelby
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I have not yet attended, but I will be in the fall. All of these answers are what I expect University of Texas at Tyler to be...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have not yet attended, but I will be in the fall. All of these answers are what I expect University of Texas at Tyler to be like. I believe I will have the time of my life, while getting to learn what I love and meet best friends along the way. Also, while at orientation all the leaders we're so enthusiastic and friendly all the time which just makes me excited to be apart of the school.

Jessica
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I am glad I chose to attend for my pre-reqs as well as my nursing degree. I have found that my instructors are always availab...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am glad I chose to attend for my pre-reqs as well as my nursing degree. I have found that my instructors are always available through email and often available in person. It is also clear that they are not just there for the paycheck and take a real interest in your success. The labs for the science classes are very exciting and informational. There is always something going on on campus. Amazing overall experience.

Chelsea
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I believe that the University of Texas at Tyler is overall a good school. There are quite a few teachers that have no interes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that the University of Texas at Tyler is overall a good school. There are quite a few teachers that have no interest in their students learning and it is very apparent in their "teaching" style, however, there are a good number of professors that care about the academics and learning of their students. There are professors that never check their emails or are present at their office hours so it is difficult to reach them outside of class. That being said, the professors that do take pride in their teaching are almost always present during office hours, unless of an emergency where they notify the students of their absence, and always answer an email.

Nadjezhda
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I should preface with the fact that I transferred from the University of Houston (UH) to the University of Texas at Tyler (UT...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I should preface with the fact that I transferred from the University of Houston (UH) to the University of Texas at Tyler (UT-T) last year, so, because I moved from such a large institution in a large city to a school of about 7k students, in a city of about 100k people, I have a rather harsh judgment for some of the qualities listed. Personally, it's easiest to talk about the things that bother me, so I'll begin there. The most glaring fault of UT-T is that it lacks in eco-friendly practices. While there are about half a dozen recycling receptacles on campus, it should be noted that there are ONLY ABOUT HALF A DOZEN RECYCLING RECEPTACLES FOR THE WHOLE CAMPUS. It is unconscionable to me that more of an effort to reduce waste is not made. To be fair, our new President, Dr. Michael V. Tidwell, has made endeavors toward moving UT-T to a that of a "paperless" campus; however, speaking as a student that spends most of my class time in the math department, I can say that his efforts are almost taken as a joke because my professors print out hundreds of pages a week for handouts, quizzes, or tests. Community is another aspect to which I've struggled to adapt. In Houston, there was no lack of diversity -diversity of culture, religion, sexual orientation, political alliance, etc.- but, even on campus here in Tyler, I feel like finding people like myself is an impossible task. I am a Mexican-American, liberal, gay, lapsed Catholic, vegan woman in a city that would criticize me for any one of those qualities and, while being on-campus may offer a twinge more semblance of safety, I'd still never identify myself fully to classmates and surely not to strangers. UT-T does have exactly one Hispanic organization and one LGBT+ organization, but they aren't very well advertised and, specifically for the LGBT+ club, I know if I were to publicly participate, I would be part of such a select group that people would only associate me with that characteristic. On campus, and especially in the city, it feels like minority groups aren't celebrated in the same way that I'd become accustomed to in Houston. My last criticism is about the infrastructure of both UT-T and Tyler. Typical of a college student in America, I am not well-to-do. In fact, pleasantries aside, I'm broke beyond reason and already suffocating at the thought of paying back the few student loans I've had to take out. Being broke for so long (this is my fourth year of college), I have become an expert about being efficient and frugal in all things I do and a key component of keeping the cost of my lifestyle at a minimum has been biking. I have been biking across town since I was very young. Where I grew up, in a suburb of Houston, I biked daily to my school, to work, to friends' houses, everywhere. In Houston, I continued; I biked no less than 10 miles a day -often exceeding 15 or 20 if it was a busy day- and every one of those miles I felt safe. This is all to say that I am an experienced biker; however, I was shocked and am still in a cycle of despair at the acceptance of bikes or even walking here in Tyler. My first week of school, I tried to continue my beloved routine of biking everywhere. I didn't even attempt come the second week. Tyler is a city void of sidewalks and the drivers on the road don't recognize the rights of pedestrians or bikers. Even on campus, there are no sidewalks lining the perimeter, the only sidewalks to be found are when you get to the heart of the school and they are the sidewalks that link buildings. Just last semester, a basketball student was hit by a car and subsequently paralyzed for life as he walked to his on-campus apartment. I'll give some background, there is an apartment building on the outskirts of the school, it is common practice that students walk alongside or on the street to get there because there are no sidewalks leading to the apartments. Oftentimes, the grass to the side of the street is muddy so, more often than not, student just walk in the street. This is what Justin Bartie, a junior at UT-T, was doing at about 4:30pm on a Sunday when he was hit. 4:30pm on a Sunday. It was not dark, it wasn't even a school day. If, at what would be considered the safest time of all, a student is still in life-threatening danger, there is a glaring problem that UT-T needs to rectify. Rebukes aside, UT-T has the most compassionate, qualified, and supportive staff and faculty around. Even freshman-level core classes have incredible professors that want to hold their students accountable for excellent work, not just pass them for showing up and taking the final. I love that UT-T is a D3 school in sports because student athletes aren't given the special dispensations I saw at UH and the sports are open to all! Running has forever been a passion of mine but, at UH, I wasn't able to take part in the school team. At UT-T, I "walked on" and found the student athlete community to be refreshing. The caliber of coaches and trainers, I feel, matches with anything to be found at a larger school, including UH which regularly wins at the Conference level. All things considered, I love UT-T and even feel a little protective of it. The criticisms I introduced could be changed in a year and I've already started the process. I have written both the city and UT-T about adding sidewalks and I have joined the Student Government Association as treasurer. I transferred to UT-T for the reduced tuition rate and the smaller classes, but I've stayed because of the incredible education and enormous potential this school has. Overall, the University of Texas at Tyler is a mighty institution, capable of great things.

Caleb
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This campus has been nothing but home to me in a very literal sense as well as metaphorical. I grew up only 20 minutes away f...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This campus has been nothing but home to me in a very literal sense as well as metaphorical. I grew up only 20 minutes away from campus so I often passed it driving through Tyler. The homey feeling not only comes from the beautiful environment but the diverse populace of students. Attending this university has been a great blessing in my life where everyday I grow academically, intellectually and socially and know that I’m here for a reason.

Jessica
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If I could go back in time to when I was accepted to all three universities that I applied too and had to make a decision, I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If I could go back in time to when I was accepted to all three universities that I applied too and had to make a decision, I would still choose UT Tyler. This University has given me opportunities that I never thought I could achieve. The professors love to learn your name and talk to you even when you're done with their class. This University is amazing and you'd be missing out if you don't apply.

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