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  • 06/15/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    46 out of 49 people found this review useful. 1 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Nursing, Business, Communications, Engineering, Architecture, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely attend a preview visit and make sure that you join a FIG (Freshman Interest Group) if you are planning to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    This university is one of the best educational values in the state of Texas. There are brand new dorms, and numerous on campus and off-campus apartments within walking distance.

    Will enjoy being here

    There are over 300 student organizations - so everyone can find somewhere to become involved. It is also located in the heart of Arlington right between Fort Worth and Dallas so there is always something to do.

    Will learn a lot

    UTA has one of the best Nursing programs in the state of Texas and the nation as well.

  • 08/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 out of 37 people found this review useful. 2 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    1) People who don't prefer partying. 2) Anyone who is diverse and like being around diverse people. 3) Anyone who wants to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about coming here i would advise getting some form of transportation, preferably one that does not use gas!! but if you bring a car make sure you car pool whenever you have to go anywhere. One of the best things about this school is that is close to a city. You got the movies and a giant mall right around the corner but if you drive around all the time your pocketbook will suffer. Also if you take engineering do not, I REPEAT!!! DO NOT!!! take Dr. Seath you will regret it.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say the school is slightly over priced for all the things they have to offer but it is college, a place where you can get away from it all, or from you parents, and let loose. If you got a lot of scholarships you'll be fine. But a guy like me, who is middle class so i can't get financial aid, and didn't get a bunch of scholarships, school here can get pricey.

    Am enjoying being here

    There isn't a whole lot to do on campus, quite honestly. The school tries to have a good event every once in a while but fail most times. It certainly is not a party school so if you party you shouldn't come here. The real thrill comes from the MAC (google it) and dorm life.

    Am learning a lot

    I was the type of guy who breezed through high school without a single problem. I wasn't a straight A student but i ended up with a 3.87. But after i spent one semester at UTA i realized college is different... well at least at UTA. I was snapped back to reality and once i began to focus I started to learn a lot. After only one semester I learned so much it was crazy.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 24 people found this review useful. 3 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who enjoy diversity; students of all ages; serious students get the most out of the experience; those who like group and collaborative learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    - LIVE IN A DORM: You'll save money for other things and you will come away with lifetime friendships. So what if the dorm rooms are small...your cubicle at work will be small too, but this one comes with a bed! Dorm rooms come complete with wireless internet and cable for your television. You will skip traffic woes and save gas, too. - ON FINANCIAL AID: Apply for aid early. 'Nuff said. - DON'T GET A MEAL PLAN. This is the biggest ripoff known to modern man. The hours they serve are inconvenient and the university insists that they are. For example, in the fall I took out the largest meal plan they offered. I had an 8 a.m. class two days a week, and to eat breakfast before class, I had to get up and shower at 6 or 6:30 to get there when they opened at 7, and eat fast enough to get to class on the other side of campus by 8. Then, I had another class on the other two days from 5:30-6:50 p.m. and the cafeteria closes at 7:30 - yep, on the other side of campus. In the end, none of the meals will roll over to the next semester and you don't get a refund. - BRING YOUR BIKE: (See Maverick Bike Shop above) You will use it all the time because it is difficult to find parking, parking is remote, you can use the close-in metered parking, but if you are one minute late, you can expect a $20 ticket the university will not cancel. - LOCK UP SAID BIKE with a U-lock or a thick cable that can only be cut with a torch or grinder. - CAMPUS COFFEE OPTIONS: There is more to campus than Starbucks. Two blocks from campus there is Health and Harmony Coffee House. Wayyyyyyy cheaper and better. - TEXTBOOK OPTIONS: Check out BOOKDEFY, a textbook exchange online, or call the Maverick Bike Shop for information on the campus textbook library where students can check out their textbooks. Buying textbooks are expensive, so students should check out all other options. - LOCK UP YOUR LAPTOP! A $50 laptop lock could mean the difference in your GPA, especially if your laptop gets lifted. Laptops can disappear in minutes, when unattended...so lock it up. - BE SERIOUS ABOUT STUDYING: It is too easy to lose focus in college, especially when there are so many fun options mocking you. - SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE UNIVERSITY: In the early part of the spring semester, information about scholarships is available in the different departments. Students should ask and go by the office to pick up the forms. Then, make sure you turn them in prior to the deadlines. They can't give out money, if no one applies. - DON'T WORRY IF YOU DON'T HAVE A MAJOR: You will get through your core classes and will have a better idea of what you like and what you excel at.

    Bang for the buck

    When I looked at tuition and living on campus, I decided to go the dorm route and to take advantage of the capped tuition, I took 15 hours for Fall and Spring 2011. I share a dorm for $272 per month, all bills paid, rather than sharing a very small apartment for more than double that, no bills paid. I can roll out of bed and be in class in five minutes. I am getting an 'Ivy-League' education for pennies...and the networking opportunities at UTA offer a pipeline to getting a job when you get out. - NOTE: Here's another gold nugget...MAVERICK BIKE SHOP is a student run bicycle shop where you can get maintenance on your bike for cheap. Nicest, best people around, offering quality bike repairs and equipment. You can even borrow a bike for free (check a bike out and return the end of the semester). - Take Winter-mester and May-mester classes. These are rolled into the other sessions for payment purposes, and with capped tuition, they are a bonus. The downside: they are credit classes held in about 12 days, fast-paced and a lot of work in a very short time. The upside: Not only are they included in the tuition, you are done in a very short time.

    Am enjoying being here

    Many people don't know that UTA is where JPEG (camera cards) compression, HDTV, and gastro camera pills were invented; or that olympic trainers teach here; or that we have First Amendment lawyers that teach here; or that we have a studio arts program on glass work that is world-class; or all the other experts teaching at UTA. There are many gold nuggets around this campus. The Shorthorn, the student publication, is an award winning newspaper that connects students, faculty, and the university with the community. There are events, lectures or other happenings across campus all the time...you will never be bored.

    Am learning a lot

    UTA is filled with world-class professors, many of whom are more interested in your learning the material, than in (metaphorically) hitting you over the head with their gradebook. Many of my senior-level communication classes are taught using the same theories, but not to be redundant, rather to help students see how the parts connect. If you aren't a math major and tend to not do well in the subject, you should consider taking Rachel Goodwin (very bright, extremely good in math, and a patient graduate student, loved by all).

  • 08/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 out of 21 people found this review useful. 4 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -If you're living on campus -Majoring in nursing or engineering -Working in addition to going to school

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Join clubs and participate with campus events!

    Bang for the buck

    Many job/internships opportunities and an expanding campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    Its fun and got a good vibe on campus! Definitely can find people to have fun with or to buckle down and study with, depends on what one's looking for!

    Am learning a lot

    This school is definitely not some blow-off school. Sure there's many events to enjoy, but when it comes to the academics, its taken seriously. Each class requires much effort, but one can actually learn and apply to real-life situations, versus just reading about it in a book in order to pass a class.

  • 07/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 out of 19 people found this review useful. 5 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area and you are looking for an affordable, close to home, four-year university than UTA is right for you. If you are in to division one college sports, UTA has you covered. The school is nationally known in track and field and both men's and women's basketball teams. While you work on furthering your degree, you can also work on bettering your body at UTA's fantastic workout facility. You won't need to go off campus to find a gym when you have one of the best ones within walking distance from your dorm or apartment. Then after your workout you can find a wide variety of foods at the food court and highly reviewed cafeteria.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is known for its Nursing and Engineering programs, but don't let that turn you away if that is not your intended major. The school as a whole is a great place to go. This school is growing by the day.

    Bang for the buck

    A lot cheaper than those other Big Universities and close to home.

    Am enjoying being here

    For the most part I'm enjoying being here. I don't think I'd be as comfortable anywhere else.

    Am learning a lot

    This school makes me work so much harder than I ever did in high school, and thats a good thing. Working at this level allows me to get a feel for how hard I'm going to have to work in the real world after I graduate from here.

  • 08/11/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    13 out of 14 people found this review useful. 6 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Architecture, Nursing, Biology And anyone who wants to have fun with lots of school planned events and traditions :)

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend this school. And especially if you can to live on campus for your first year or semester. The dorms are always planning fun events to participate in. Get active in groups and clubs because thats how you make the most friends. STUDYYYY!!! You have to read and study, if I could do it a second time with my first semester I wouldn't have goofed off as much and studied harder, you get behind really really fast. And last but not least...use rate my professor it will save you.

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely!!

    Did enjoy being here

    YES!! I loved it there. The campus is very clean and very modern. Unlike UT Austin this campus has a much more new feel to it. Not to mention the wonderful library and cafeteria. It is somewhat hard to find places to shop for groceries if you live in Arlington but once you get to know the place and meet some people who can show you around, it becomes much nicer. I would warn people about some of the neighborhoods in Arlington. Some of which are run down, which I personally wouldn't feel very comfortable strolling along at night time. And Roads suck. But the Campus ROCKS :)

    Did learn a lot

    Yes this school has some very knowledgable professors, if you have to take General Psychology or History 1 I would highly recommend Dr.Cox and Dr.Cole both excellent professors. But there are some professors who will simply waste your time and do not know how to teach. Not to even mention in a two hundred student class room a bad teacher could mean the difference between an A or a C. So I highly advise using ratemyprofessors.com it will help you avoid some very bad professors and help you discover some very good ones. I was not aware of this website when I first applied and really wish I had known about it especially for my bio class.

  • 08/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 15 people found this review useful. 7 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Good for social people. Not are big on parties, but love to hang out and still get your work done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't stress about declaring a major right away. And if you know you're going to fail a class, make sure and drop asap and take a easier class, and then take the required class at TCC.

    Bang for the buck

    For being a University, UTA is a very good priced school. Plus they offer many scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    UTA is a very good school, they always have different events going on.

    Am learning a lot

    UTA offers these courses where you will learn different study tips. They also offer many study aides like tutoring, writing and math clinic, and many more other things.

  • 11/14/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    10 out of 11 people found this review useful. 8 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Looking for tuition (in-state) less than $5k a semester -Like suburban campus areas -Wanting solid academics -Interested in Film

    Tips for prospective students

    -Apply for FASFA early as possible! -Get advised ASAP -Take a campus tour -Tour your department -Get face time with you professors & ask questions!

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great medium priced school. There is a tuition cap (around $4.5k per semester) so you can take upwards of 12 hours and not pay more. Also, there is 'The Maverick Promise' scholarship. This will pay tuition (after FASFA aid) if you are 25 years old and make less than $60k a year. This was very big in my decision coming here.

    Will enjoy being here

    Nice campus and environment so far. Exited to use real film cameras and other hard to come by equipment. Campus tries to improve and promote campus life through activities/mixers/events. Great location right between Dallas & Fort Worth. The brand new MAC (Maverick Activity Center) is really great for athletics and fun.

    Will learn a lot

    I'm a transfer. My degree will be in Film/Video/Screenwriting here at UTA. Talking with the department advisers & professors I've learned a lot already. Profs are well knowledged and have years of professional experience in the industry. I'm expecting to learn much!

  • 10/19/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 9 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -People who love meeting new friends. -People who commutes. -People who wants to learn. -People who likes something new. -People who's not a party wild. -People who's diverse.

    Tips for prospective students

    Here are some tips that I’d like you to take note. Commuting: If you’re driving 30 minutes or so to UTA, and your friends wants to hit the movies, which is around the corner, CARPOOL. It’s the best way to save gas and money! MAC: After class and you’re bored? Hit the MAC. There’s so many things that you can do there. You can: exercise/workout, ping pong, racquetball, basketball, dance, do some yoga, and much more! Events: There are so many events that are hosted by UTA. You should really take your time away from studying and try to attend at least two. It’ll help you release the stresses from studying or from stuff that’s been annoying you. It’s a great way to meet new people and have fun! Making New Friends: You have very little friends but want to make more friends to keep yourself comfortable when walking on campus or being on campus? Well, what are you waiting for! Join some events, organizations, etc. It will help you meet new friends and eventually, you won’t feel left out anymore. Organizations: There’s not an organization that you like or your type? Create one! There are so many organizations on campus so I doubt you need to form one, but if you do, do it!

    Bang for the buck

    It’s not too pricey at some point. In my case, I used most of my money on food and gas. Because I’m commuting, I have to use money on gas, food, and places that my friends and I want to hang. But if you think about it, it’s worth it because it’s giving you tons of opportunity.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really love it here although I'm commuting. After meeting some friends that lives on campus, I was able to attend so many events such as Dancing with the Mavericks and Movie Nights. Everything here is fun and you can meet so many people! There's so many events in front of the library that would make you excited and well wanting to participate. All I can say is, it's a new feeling and I love it.

    Am learning a lot

    It's only been months that I've attended here and it's improving my academic knowledge so well. I'm a college freshman majoring in Nursing. Due to the fact that I'm a freshman and still new, I'm able to meet lots of great friends and know lots of great professors here.

  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 10 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone willing to better themselves and work hard

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved! If you are an incoming freshman, join a Freshman Interest Group. They will help you develop good habits and you will make friends along the way.

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships and financial aid will always help, but this is one of the cheaper universities in the metroplex (one year at TCU costs the same as four years at UTA!)

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Living on campus is definitely beneficial as well.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm really being pushed to my full potential here; I never leave a class without having learned something new.

  • 11/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 11 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for music students! The Music Department has plenty of scholarship money to give out. UTA is the top Nursing school in Texas. I am a Nursing student and would not dream of going anywhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will not enjoy UTA if you cannot adapt and make friends without having them be in every class with you. Time management is key to a college students success. All UTA teachers will tell you this and recommend getting a calendar and actually using it!

    Bang for the buck

    UTA is one of the cheapest four year universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    UTA has a diverse range of clubs and activities for everyone. There is so much going on it is hard to pick and choose the event that you attend. It is definitely not a party school. UTA is a big communter school, parking is a problem at 10 in the morning. Beware of days when it rains for the campus floods.

    Am learning a lot

    Here at UTA, everyday you are learning about your intended field, curriculum that interests you since you chose that class, or cultural competence.

  • 06/16/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 12 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Always be looking for financial aid. It's everywhere.

    Bang for the buck

    Easily an extremely good deal for the caliber of the education you will receive there.

    Will enjoy being here

    The staff and other students have been very nice and helpful and everyone makes an effort to make things easier for new students.

    Will learn a lot

    Truly a diamond in the rough. This school has some of the BEST nursing, communications, business and architecture programs around but sadly a lot of it's attention is sucked up by the Austin campus.

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 13 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a wonderful school. The saff are friendly, have patience and wiling to work with you.

  • 12/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 14 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    One of the best nursing schools in the state of Texas. Great university for Architecture, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science majors

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour here. I fell in love with the campus on my first visit. Make sure to apply for a FIG (Freshman Interest Group) because you meet so many people in this group that will help you in the years to follow.

    Bang for the buck

    It is actually not to expensive compared to other schools because my tuition for this year was a little over $17,000 when at other schools I would've have been paying over $20000.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many different organizations on campus that I have yet to experience a dull moment. They have many events held during the first few weeks so everyone can get together and experience the college life and meet new people. Students at UTA have free access to the gym, so that gives a way to combat the dreaded freshman fifteen. I thought it would be hard to be away from home, but in reality UTA has become another home away from home.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are really amazing. They help you out as long as you ask for the help. They even have study group sessions during non-class hours that are really helpful because you can grasp the concepts better. Entering freshman are given free tutoring hours if at least one tutoring session has been completed before mid September. There really is no explanation for failing.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 15 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those paying for their own education, those who want to be around a diverse group of people, those who like to socialize and still focus on academics, and those who don't care about a football team.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a friend in each of your classes so that you always know what's going on. Try to avoid big gaps in your schedule between classes so that you don't get bored and tempted to skip class. Join a FIG if you want more support in your major, but know that it will require work, homework, and reading (it's an actual class).

    Bang for the buck

    UTA's tuition is a lot cheaper than a lot of the Texas university's, but the education is competitively equal to some of the other state schools. UTA also has tons of scholarships you can get through the school for grades and for being involved.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being around all sorts of different people, walking around the campus and learning about myself. There are also TONS of ways to get involved on campus, whether it's greek life, clubs, organizations, volunteering or internships. Everyone is so friendly and eager to help you find your fit.

    Am learning a lot

    Check ratemyprofessor.com before choosing your professors to make sure their teaching style will work for you.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 16 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Majoring in nursing, social work, advertising, engineering, business. Like a big major city, sports( the new ginormous cowboys stadium is three minutes away and so is the Rangers baseball), and a mixed diverse community.

    Tips for prospective students

    BE SURE TO APPLY EARLY!!!... the financial aid grants literally run out in a couple weeks. If your accepted in early and have everything taken care of, you could get a piece of the pie!

    Bang for the buck

    Still has the steep price of education, but you truly get so much out of it. There is always an event or seminar to attend, contests, concerts, quality education.... The school is just awesome.

    Am enjoying being here

    Such a diverse school. You will definitely meet new people and learn so much from them. Out of state students, disabled, international, everyone seems to be unique and special in their own way.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here really are kind and easy to approach if there is a problem. Class sizes aren't the smallest but you still get help and attention and will definitely learn.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You cannot go far without seeing a security car or officer. I feel very safe there.

    Greek Life

    They have many sororities and fraternities to choose from! Can't wait to get into one!

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of good clubs to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    Their main thing in engineering, so if you want to be an engineer, you will be treated awesome at UTA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I cannot wait to find out about all their crazy traditions! I think one is a mud fight!

    Bang for the buck

    UTA is decent on pricing, but Texas Women's and UNT are cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    UTA is right by a huge mall and Six Flags Over Texas!

    Food and Dining

    They have EXCELLENT food!

    Dorm Life

    I am not living in the dorms so I would not know.

    Academic Rigor

    They have schools and colleges for each major. Most have several requirements to get into! I feel like once you have jumped through all the hoops, you are ready for classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    They do not offer many evening classes. If you have a day job, you may have a hard time getting all the required classes in.

    In three sentences

    UTA is one of the cheapest universities in Texas! It has a lot of awesome features, such as being close to Six Flags, and having an awesome Greek life! UTA is the true university experience!

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UTA's campus has emergency towers that will dispatch to an officer if needed. There are also UTA officers that drive around, ensuring campus safety. As I was told at orientation, the most common crime at UTA is theft, and that doesn't even happen often.

    What to do for fun

    UTA has a vast amount of student organizations. You WILL find one that suites you. There is also the Mavericks Activity Center, where you will find many workout things to keep you busy, such as swimming, tennis, volleyball, game consoles, and more. If none of those do you fancy, there's always events held by different organizations, such as concerts, bed races, ooze ball, and more.

    Food and Dining

    THE FOOD IS AMAZING. The Connection Cafe was my favorite part of orientation. I'm not sure I will be eating there when I start going, but I can assure that the food is superb. There's a salad bar, four or five lines of different foods you can have. It was mouth-watering. There are also vending machines and a Starbucks located in their University Hall building and other buildings such as the library.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but my friends do. From what the orientation leaders have told us about dorming, UTA does a great job at matching dorm partners based off of a survey students must take when signing up for a dorm room in order to accommodate both of the roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not completely sure what this means, but I'm guessing it's talking about how well the school ranks in education. Well, after going to orientation, I have a mindset that the College of Science will be difficult, but with studying and focus, it will be alright. The University of Texas at Arlington takes their academic life very seriously, not taking any AP scores below a 4 for credit.

    In three sentences

    The campus of the University of Texas at Arlington is filled with culture and liveliness from student clubs to events. It has been growing, with new buildings and places added almost every year. The school is a beautiful sight to behold and I cannot wait to attend this following school year.

  • 08/06/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 7 people found this review useful. 19 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Will learn a lot

    i haven't started yet but I'm excited and really looking forward to meeting new people.

  • 10/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for those interested in nursing, sciences, and engineering. Also good for those who like meeting new people and are sociable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make good grades in school and show that you are interested in the major you are interested in.

    Bang for the buck

    Every Friday is unlimited bowling/billiards for $1. Sports events are free with student i.d., and a great education that doesn't cost as much as other local universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are always things going on at school for students to do. They have comedy series and concerts, for example. Everyone here is really friendly too.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes I am taking provide me new study habits that help for exams. The school provides students a lot of tools to help them succeed in their classes.

  • 03/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 21 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UTA is great for all types of students. There are so many different degree programs that it would be hard to not find something for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school is not that hard to get in to, but it is harder to stay in. I advise getting involved whether it's on campus or at a job. Get to know people and you'll love it as much as I do!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is affordable and the classes are great. Not to mention they have one of the top 100 business schools in the nation!

    Am enjoying being here

    All of the professors are wonderful and willing to work with you even though the classes are larger.

    Am learning a lot

    I love going to UTA, I am learning a lot and since I am a junior, I have, most of my classes with the same people.

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 6 people found this review useful. 22 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I wouldn't advise anyone to attend this University.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school sucks and I wouldn't advise anyone to attend this University if their pursuing a social work degree.

  • 09/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 23 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    - Any math or science (psych, physiology, chemistry, physics, nursing, biology, etc...) majors. **Try to get some research experience. - Also great for teachers (if a math or science research doesn't appeal to you and you'd rather teach, they have great programs too) **Please keep in mind throughout all this that I'm rather biased towards my field with my information; I don't know much of other fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    - study - don't memorize, learn/understand what you're doing - eat, sleep and have fun (don't get too carried away with the fun though or you're not studying) - try to avoid group study (In theory it sounds good, but you end up wasting way too much time and sometimes not only do you not get better but other people confuse you) ****These apply to any college (and some high school).

    Bang for the buck

    Actually, I'm not entirely qualified to answer that question on my own accord since I'm here on an almost full scholarship due to a national competition. However, I can say, it will cost about 20k to live on campus and be a full time student for1 year; that's basically guaranteed. However, it depends on the individual and their situation. If I didn't have this scholarship (and I may not get it next year) I still extremely highly advise this school especially if you want to go into research for some math or science. That kind of education and experience offered here is totally worth it. I constantly hear of and meet peers who say they're from UT-Austin or TAMU and they didn't have much opportunity at those schools. One girl, in particular, with whom I work is from UT-Austin and she often says she should have come straight here, she wasted about 2 years at UT-Austin paying more and then came here and got much more experience, she now works in the lab with me as an undergrad and she says it is cheaper to attend here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here. The campus is beautiful, the weather is wonderful, the people are, for the most part very nice, the teachers know what they are doing and I like my job. There is a nature park I go hiking and biking close by and there are events to socialize as well as quite places to study. As far as I'm concerned, this place is perfect for me!

    Am learning a lot

    I both am a student here and an undergrad researcher. I started working here this past summer and I began as a transfer here this Fall. While I'm learning a ton in the classrooms, I am and have been learning even more valuable experience in my field. UTA is great for undergrad research in physics, chemistry, biology, nursing, etc.... The professors here are almost all researching and teaching but you can still reach them if you need to. The environment here is great for learning.

  • 09/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 24 of 286

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    Great for these types of students

    Those interested in nursing and engineering. The programs are some of the best in the state. Also, students that want to be teachers would do great at UTA. The university uses the UTeach program which makes it easy to become a teacher for mathematics or science while still getting to take the classes that you want in the major that you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Apply early to get all the scholarships you can. The tuition may not be as high as it could be, but its still more money than most people have in their bank accounts. Not only does the university offer many scholarships, but they have a financial aid office with a staff that is always willing to talk to you if you need help. 2. When you go to get a meal plan, think about it a lot. You think you're going to be eating in the cafeteria a lot, but the lines are long and not everyone eats there. More often than not, you'll end up eating somewhere close to campus with a friend or two so you won't even use all the meals that are offered and they don't roll over to the next semester. If you don't use all your meals, its wasted money. 3. Don't be afraid to call the advisers, email them, call the financial aid office or the admissions office. They are there to help you and they really do. Just know what you're going to ask them before you make the call so you don't waste too much time. Also, they don't know everything so sometimes you may have to call a few people before you find the answer to the question you have.

    Bang for the buck

    A great education that is waaaaaaay cheaper than at other universities. There is the chance that the tuition won't be raised for next year meaning that, as other colleges close by get more and more expensive, UTA will continue to be cheaper than most other universities. Also, there are so many different classes offered that you will truly hardly ever get bored. You can fix your schedule so that you have at least one interesting class a semester that still satisfies a credit that you will need. For example, I'm taking a mythology class that gives me three hours for my social cultures credits but the class is extremely interesting.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and there is always something to do. There are activity fairs all the time, different tables are set up around campus from different organizations and there are people willing to be your friend all over the place. If you're in class and you don't have any friends, just sit next to a new person and you will most likely then always have someone to talk to. It doesn't seem as if there are many true introverts on campus which is helpful.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of my professors are wonderful and the same can be said for many of the other professors on campus. They have specific office hours and are willing to help you as long as you truly want help instead of just goofing off. If you email them, they almost always email you back within the day, especially if you're asking about getting help in one way or another.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 25 of 286

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't live in Centennial Court apartments. If you take night classes, use the parking garage because walking from the parking lots and using the buses is scary. Be aware of your surroundings when going to classes.

    Bang for the buck

    There are a lot of activities that you get to be involved in just by going here.

    Did enjoy being here

    My living situation wasn't the greatest and I didn't feel safe. I paid way more for my Centennial Court apartment than it was worth.

    Did learn a lot

    My professors were all awesome.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 26 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for intended healthcare professionals and business majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep in touch with counselors through email, or i person, because they truly do wish for you to succeed. Make sure you fill out your FAFSA application asap as well as your housing application. Do not stress the first semester of your freshman year because you did not make the grade you intended to. You will more than make up for it your second semester. Just study hard and try and you will succeed.

    Bang for the buck

    UTA has many artists that come through and perform at the school and this year is no different. This year we have the musical artist, Drake stopping by.

    Am enjoying being here

    The UTA campus is a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. The student council is always finding ways to engage the students in campus activities.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes at UTA are good and challenging. They adequately prepare you for the next course level and help aim for you to succeed. There are many tutoring opportunities to help you in case you fall behind.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 286

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    What to do for fun

    Theres always parties of all kinds.

    Food and Dining

    they have the same stuff everyday

    Dorm Life

    Its okay but I prefer living at home

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is great here. they really want you to succeed

    Tips for prospective students

    find financial need else where. get to school early to find parking.

    In three sentences

    The university is great. However, financial need for middle class people is horrible. Parking is horrible also.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 28 of 286

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    What to do for fun

    At UTA there are tons of things to do for fun. For example, the MAC (maverick activity center), movies on Friday nights, hang out with friends, the bowling alley here on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UTA in my opinion is amazing. I love the cafeteria food, but just make sure to workout to stay in shape.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at UTA is pretty fun, you meet lots of new people. There's no one telling you when to go to sleep or when to wake up, so that's a plus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor here isn't to tough but expect to be challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can room with a friend you know who is also coming to UTA, that will help you with your transition to the college life away from home. Make sure to plan your schedule and use a planner to keep you on top of assignments and upcoming tests.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is an amazing vibrant campus that will allow you to excel in college academics. Since being here i have made several friends and the people here are enormously friendly. The professors are first rate and will give you the best chance to succeed.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 29 of 286

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    What to do for fun

    My friends and I like to go to the dollar movies that they show on campus. Also, we enjoy going to the bowling alley on campus and playing Poole.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get all of your applications whether for college or scholarships in on time if not early.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a very friendly and welcoming campus. Everyone here makes it easy to feel at home here. It is a gorgeous campus all around.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 286

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    Tips for prospective students

    Come over here if you want to stay away from urban cities. It's very relaxing and you can take the opportunity to study and stay away from all of your friends.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people here are very friendly. You'll make some nice interesting friends around here. Though stay away from the bad influence one. You will see quite a lot of Fraternities and Sororities.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm learning a lot from all sorts of teacher. Though you need obviously need to put some effort to gain the knowledge from it.

  • 01/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are up for a challenge, those who strive for the best, and those looking to meet a lot of new people.

    Tips for prospective students

    I definitely recommend taking a tour of the campus and registering for your classes as soon as you can because they fill up really fast. Get to know your professors, and do not be afraid to go to their office after lecture and just introduce yourself. This is not a party school, academics are taken very seriously.

    Bang for the buck

    The only thing I think you don't get your moneys worth is when it comes to eating in the cafe. Depending on the meal plan you choose, I think it's a little on the expensive side. But everything else is pretty reasonable.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are always people around and things to do. On campus, the MAC (Mavericks Activity Center a.k.a. one of the most amazing gyms ever!) is really nice. People are friendly and the campus is really nice and bigger than you might think. The University is in the middle of Arlington so there is A LOT to do off campus. (The Highlands, Parks mall, etc.)

    Am learning a lot

    I'm not going to lie, the classes are challenging and the professors want you to challenge yourself but overall, its college. Plain and simple. Attend all lectures, labs, etc. do your reading and study study study! If you plan on majoring in Nursing, this is the place to be!

  • 03/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, Math, Nursing, Art

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to talk to your professors and don't let all the freedom get to your head e.g. browsing facebook during class everyday. Remember, you're paying for it this time.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other universities within the state, UTA offers quality education for substantially lower prices.

    Am enjoying being here

    This is definitely one of the more diverse universities. If NCAA and intramural athletics aren't your thing, there are clubs for just about any hobby. And if there isn't a club you like, you can get a group of friends together and make your own! Add the 26 greek organizations in the mix and you have even more options to choose from. There is something for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    The engineering program is strenuous at times but it is well worth the effort. The professors love what they do and are willing to help any student provided the student is earnest and willing to accept the work load/learn the material.

  • 03/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are majoring in nursing, business or engineering. Also for people who like to be diverse and like to become involved in school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest prospective students to UT Arlington to - attend orientation as soon as possible - carpool if you can parking is terrible. and join an organization.

    Bang for the buck

    UT Arlington is one of the few schools that has a good tuition cost and has a good education at the same time. Even though, a person wants to live on campus dorms varies from prices to fit a person's budget.

    Am enjoying being here

    i loved being in UT Arlington because the people are very nice which make coming to school enjoyable. Also, UT Arlington has a lot resources to help a student become successful in their classes. Eve,n if you do not have anything to do there is always something to do in campus usually something is going on campus or something to do for fun.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning different things every time i attend my classes. UT Arlington has a very good nursing program in the state. The learning pace is just for a beginning freshman, most professors even stay after class to answer any questions a student may have.

  • 03/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 286

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    Great for these types of students

    -Engineering-UT Arlington has recently completed construction on the new Engineering Research Building. I have visited the facility as well as seen many students follow through very satisfactorily through the program. -Nursing- UT Arlington's College of Nursing has recently been endowed with a grant and recognized for alumni innovations in health care. The faculty are always seeking out interest in students and motivating with their experiences. -INTS in medical sciences -Sustainability- Not only is UT Arlington constantly evolving as a sustainable environment through waste minimization and various lecture series. UT Arlington hosts a great environmental society that works every week. For Arbor Day, over 50 trees are being planted!

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether you are a pursuing a specific major or are undeclared at the moment, look for FIG and FYS courses. These courses have brought me invaluable information about services and resources available on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The scholarship situation is quite sketchy, but reasonable in comparison with many other state-based universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    At UTA, I have found many students with similar interests and diverse backgrounds. In between classes, I can count on finding students returning from military duties and spare-time scholars. Through the student organizations and university programs, I have become connected to thoroughly participant members of society.

    Am learning a lot

    In sum, I have become more conscious about sustainability and university transitions. This year I'm in training to become a peer academic leader, a role in which students mentor incoming freshmen and first-year students. I have attuned my learning skills uniquely to each subject area---writing, thinking critically, and absorbing information. Overall, the standard at which UTA's faculty are held at have helped me become more aware of myself as a student.

  • 05/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your priorities in mind. This isn't a party campus but that doesn't mean that if you don't keep your purpose at hand you wont stray.

    Bang for the buck

    It depends on who you are on wheter or not you feel like you are getting what you paid for. Tuition is good, housing is decent, and they offer alot of activities and lectures.

    Am enjoying being here

    UTA gives us the perfect mix of fun. Enough so that we don't feel overwhelmed with school but not enough that we feel distracted. Final time is the best though because at the library they provide study breaks for you with food and games. They hold it in the basement so they don't disrupt the other student but its there. They have week long events that are all about culture and the works. UTA is a diverse school, that will help you learn alot about the world

    Am learning a lot

    UTA is a great school wwith amazing professors, or atleast my professor have been great. They suplement class lectures with media to help integrate what is really happening in the world with the text book education they are providing. I have had a great experience with learning especially in the math department. (I went from failing to passing with my teachers helping me to develop study habits that would help me comprehend those formulas). The professors don't see their jobs as how ever many hours in the class room they make themselves available to help you, and the university provides amazing tutoring services.

  • 06/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineers, NURSING, BUSINESS, AND MANY MORE!!

    Tips for prospective students

    UTA is a great school!!

    Bang for the buck

    Not expensive but not cheap for me. I have scholarships and financial aid so I am really fortunate. College is expensive but UTA is in between.

    Am enjoying being here

    A lot of things to do and be active in and out of school!! Cowboys Stadium for example.

    Am learning a lot

    Awesome school! Engineering is great. Recommend to anyone who would like to succeed in life and get all the help they may need.

  • 08/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know someone who lives in the dorms because they tend to have more events than the regular campus. Buy your textbooks online at Amazon, or rent them from chegg.com (or some other site). If you're buying them from the bookstores, compare online prices. Sometimes, the UTA Bookstore and The College Store have similar prices, but sometimes there's huge price gaps. Apply for financial aid as early as possible. UTA offers a grant called the Maverick Promise. If your family makes less than $65k a year, you'll qualify for the program, which will pay the rest of your tuition that the Federal Pell Grant doesn't cover. You do have to qualify for the Pell Grant before you qualify for the Maverick Promise. Try living in the dorms at least one year. Stick to the Bronze meal plan, as it will give you more cash and less meals. You use meals at the Connection Cafe, but you'll get tired of eating there for every meal after a while.

    Bang for the buck

    With changes being made, and financial aid being cut, it's becoming less affordable for financial aid students. They recently took away the printing quota, and they're still charging new students with fees to help pay off the Mavericks Activity Center (MAC).

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a great campus, and you will make plenty of friends.

    Am learning a lot

    You will learn, whether you want to or not. Surprisingly enough, most of the things I talk about in everyday conversation were things I learned more about from my classes.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UT Arlington is good for students who are innovative and dynamic. With academic excellence on your part, the sky is your limit because most of the Professors are good

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a good research institution, but then you have to be smart to get the best from the system. If admitted, get settled into the system as early as possible and make sure you move close and learn from your seniors because your mates may not be of much help

    Bang for the buck

    Rated average

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here because what I am getting here is far better from what I previously had

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the Professors in the school are very Knowledgeable and the best in their field especially the Engineering program that I attend. They work closely with the industry and can relate the practicability of teaching to developments

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Texas at Arlington is great for all types of students as it is a great value and offers many opportunities for students to shine.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that prospective students of The University of Texas at Arlington get involved in the campus by joining clubs and organizations in order to build your resume and spread some school spirit! By being involved, relationships are formed that make the college experience much more fulfilling and memorable.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the tuition rates of other national four year universities, The University of Texas at Arlington is a relatively affordable university with several majors and student activities to boost your resume and come out ahead.

    Am enjoying being here

    One of the most popular attractions, and my favorite place at The University of Texas at Arlington is the Maverick Activity Center (MAC). This state of the art facility features an gym better than many of the gyms that I've payed for in the past. What makes this gym even better is that it's FREE to all students!!

    Am learning a lot

    Thus far the majority of my professors at The University of Texas at Arlington are very helpful and respond quickly to any inquiries that I may have. In addition, my class projects have helped me develop valuable skills such as teamwork, time management, and presentation skills.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    uta police are everywhere. there are emergency stations all around campus. you have nothing to worry about.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    bed races are races across a football field. ooz ball is volleyball in the mud. campus traditions are the best way to get involved.

    What to do for fun

    uta offers over 300 student organizations; get involved in something that interest you. join student council or a religious group or even go greek. there are endless opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    uta has a cafe that is an all you can eat buffet for every meal! the plaza contains 4 very popular fast food restaurants with the convenience of being on campus. having a meal plans saves time and money.

    Dorm Life

    living on campus for at least one year is the smartest thing you could do. it helps you get involved and meet many people. dorms allow you to really transition to the college life.

    Academic Rigor

    academics are taken seriously and should be your number one priority, as they are the universities. study, your grades won't make themselves. whatever you do don't give up; your academics are your future.

    Tips for prospective students

    at orientation stay on campus and don't let your high school gpa get the best of you. come to college with a fresh mind set of you can be anyone you want to be. be ready to study study study.

    In three sentences

    uta is perfect. it isn't to big or to small; it is growing and will soon be a pier 1 school. the academics are held on very high standards; 10 out of 10.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is a police call box every 20 meters and an escort service after 7pm. also, if there are any incidents on campus they are posted in public places so everyone can be aware.

    Great for these types of students

    whether you're a loner or a crowd kind of person this school fits anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    in the university center, there is a bust of e.h. hereford who students rub with their left hands on when there's a tough test coming up. his head is very shiny.

    Bang for the buck

    uta is pretty good about money. being in the architecture program i'm going to be needing a lot of extra materials, and they won't come cheap. however there are various options for where to get things, around here in arlington so it's never to much of a hassle. the only thing i can't decide whether it's worth it is the meal plan. even on the cheapest one, you still pay a little over $2,000 for both semesters. you do get 150 meals per semester and $350 dining dollars for semester which are redeemable at starbucks or in the plaza.

    What to do for fun

    uta is lucky to have a body of students who always host everything. there are always, flyers and signs up about plays or comedy acts. once a semester there is even a big concert, and in the spring there is the bash. there's always food being either handed out or at a cheap price, so there's never a dull moment on campus.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great. there's really nothing better than having pizza and cheeseburgers at your beck and call. however there are options for the vegetarians out there, as the staff will even change gloves when handling your food. if you ever tire of the food in the cafe, then there is always the plaza where you can find pizza hut, chick-fil-a, panda express, and even subway.

    Dorm Life

    i live on campus in trinity house. the dorm is small, but really the only one where you can get a true sense of community.

    Academic Rigor

    i'm in the school of architecture. of course it's rigorous, but it's also worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early. talk to as many people as possible, but most of all enjoy it!

    In three sentences

    a wonderful school, with merited professors, tons of things to do both on and off campus and an attitude that truly allows you to push your limits.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i must seriously congratulate this school on its efforts towards student safety. uta has an amazing group of police officers who really take student safety to heart. if a crime occurs on or near the campus you will very shortly have an email in your inbox describing what the situation was, where it happened, at what time, and a description of the people involved. they are constantly testing their emergency equipment and communication services. there are assistance/emergency phone towers almost anywhere you look. the school shuttle passes by every 15 minutes to take you to all areas of the campus, and after shuttle hours there are police escorts to take you anywhere you need to get to on campus. the only reason campus safety is not 5 stars is because once you're off the campus you really should be careful where you go. 5-10 miles in any direction and you can wind up in a not-so-great area.

    Greek Life

    no personal experience on this subject. sorry.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's plenty of activities going on and plenty of clubs to join. just do a little research and you'll find something to fit into.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone in search of higher education. i think the only types of students it would not be suited for would be those in search of a major college experience. those students who have football games and huge campus rivalries in mind (like ut or uf) might be disillusioned. this is definitely a type of campus that induces learning, not partying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    mud-volleyball. not sure how it works, but apparently it happens once a year and kids get really really dirty.

    Bang for the buck

    i can't say for certain since i have not done an extended research on this topic but i would say it's pretty average and reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    there's a bowling alley and pool hall on campus. the planetarium plays movies every few days for about $2 and then there's also the occasional free movies that are played some outdoors on the campus. there's always a basketball (or other athletic) game, a play, music recital, comedy show, a concert, a speech or some kind of activity going on around campus. the posters for these kinds of things are everywhere, you can't miss it.

    Food and Dining

    the sushi restaurant is my favorite. there are quite a few options for dining, but they're not the healthiest and therefore do not meet my standards. other students love it though. there's a pizza hut, chick-fil-a, subway, einstein's, panda express, the meal-plan cafeteria area and also a small food market store. again, not the healthiest of options.

    Dorm Life

    i have not experienced dorm life settings. most students i know commute to uta.

    Academic Rigor

    i wouldn't say it's harvard, but the expectations are certainly pretty high at the university of texas arlington. come prepared to learn otherwise you might fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    meet with your advisors frequently to make sure you are on track or do not have holds on your accounts. always start early, whether is shopping for books, parking, studying, or financial aid. there are thousands of students trying to get the all the same things and the early birds definitely get the worm.

    In three sentences

    incredibly diverse campus. tons of programs and organizations to get involved in. great faculty and campus-setting that truly cares about the success of its students.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe walking on campus. Every year the student council goes for a walk after dark and determines which areas need better lighting or perhaps are too far away from a security call box.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at UTA is huge. Their slogan is Find your Fit, they truly emphasize finding a fraternity or sorority that fits you, your personality, and what you want out of the experience. And since we have a multicultural council in addition to traditional greek life it is possible. Almost all the leaders on campus are Greek or have ties with Greek life in one way or another.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I said earlier there are so many clubs and activities on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    There is definitely a strong international community and support system for international students. Also great for students looking for challenging coursework while still having time to enjoy life.

    Bang for the buck

    I have truly enjoyed my time at UTA. I commute from home which makes money downright cheap. I feel like my professors are really preparing me for a job in my field but I am getting the entire college experience at the same time.

    What to do for fun

    So much! Just stop by any bulletin board and you can find at least 10 things to do any given weekend. Almost every Friday night there's a free movie, and then special events like International Week are another excellent chance to meet new people. Not to mention Bowling and Billiards on campus where people often go just to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    No one I know eats in the actual cafeteria but the food court has an ok selection, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Panda Express etc. Also they just built many brand new restaurants in the College Park District that are very trendy. Some even have live music and other entertainment on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    While I never lived in the dorms, many of my friends did. As with anywhere it really just depends on what you make of it. If you go out and talk to people then you'll have a great time whereas if you stay in your room chances are not so much.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but not impossible. The nursing school (being one of the best in the country) is very hard to get into but their state of the art equipment and professors makes it worth it. The engineering program is also rigorous but gives you a lot of independent opportunities to make a name for yourself in academia due to the research taking place.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many clubs so be sure to get involved in something! If they don't have exactly what you want then start it! It truly is the best way to make friends and feel that Maverick Pride!

    In three sentences

    The key to the awesomeness at the University of Texas at Arlington is its balance of big school resources and research with small school attitude of caring. They make everything comfortable for commuters and residents alike and even though you're in the middle of one of the largest urban areas in the country it still feels like a small college town once you're on campus.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Some shady stuff can occur but just remember to be with a buddy at night. Just like any other campus...crazy people are everywhere even in the safest places in the country.

    Greek Life

    good if you enjoy socializing and getting involved on campus. Also very tight knit but everyone can get involve somehow.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many clubs to list so pick your poison when you get here.

    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy being active, regularly go to the MAC to do sports, study and socialize.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On a nice day, simply walk around the ENTIRE campus and bring work with you. You'll discover new places, good places to study and possibly new people.

    Bang for the buck

    Good prices for the education.

    What to do for fun

    Go out with friends, work out, get involved with either campus activities or Greek life.

    Food and Dining

    Get a meal plan that includes more dining dollars than meal. The caf�© food is sub-par 70% of the time.

    Dorm Life

    LIVE ON CAMPUS FIRST COUPLE OF YEARS. You meet new people and are right there next to your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Engineering is tough and so are the other program but stick with it. If you cant get it the first time that's ok. Just get help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, go to class, get plenty of sleep each night, don't cram and study whenever you can. Also, enjoy yourself by regularly going out and working out.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with lots of activities to take part in. Good weather most of the time and teachers there are pretty courteous. I love it here and wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Leave campus, find friends with cars so you can go to Cowboys stadium or Six flags. both are less than 20mins away.

    Food and Dining

    Cafe food is terrible, restaurants are awesome but pricey

    Dorm Life

    A residence hall just opened in FALL 2012! very new and nice

    Academic Rigor

    You won't get anywhere without studying of course. No matter what your major is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up your professors beforehand and save money to eat at the restaurants on campus.

    In three sentences

    A very diverse school. It's is expanding and growing. I love the school because you get a great education, at a respectable institution for a very formidable tuition price.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always officers on patrol around campus, golf carts are available to escort students around campus late at night.

    Greek Life

    Present, but not dominant in the culture of the university.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every major has at least one group or society associated with it. Extra-curricular opportunities are available in hundreds of shapes and sizes.

    Great for these types of students

    Students not necessarily looking for the traditional college experience. Without a football team or super extravagant Greek life, students can focus more on school rather than external influences.

    Bang for the buck

    UTA is reasonably priced compared to other public universities, especially being in Arlington. It's not a fast-paced, live hard environment so affordability is everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    The MAC has extensive exercise equipment, indoor/outdoor pools, volleyball courts, soccer fields, and dozens of Intramural sports available to all students.

    Food and Dining

    There are several on-campus dining options, from snacks in the convenience market to an all you can eat buffet, dining options are affordable and usually healthy.

    Dorm Life

    I live in an on campus apartment, neighbors are friendly and not having to commute is a great boon to my academic performance.

    Academic Rigor

    UTA is fairly laid back. Science and engineering is more rigorous than other programs, and they require lecture attendance and laboratory performance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, don't let yourself get behind on your work.

    In three sentences

    The diversity at UTA allows development of a global perspective for all majors. Teachers are typically flexible with office hours and check email regularly to help with any problems. Campus advising centers are good at replying in an acceptable amount of time, appointments are easy to make and usually right to the point.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 286

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    Campus Safety

    We are located in the down town area of Arlington and sometimes you will see homeless people around the edge of campus, but I have never felt threatened on campus. The police department is very good about sending out reports of even the smallest threats.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't as big a deal at UTA as it is at other schools, but there are plenty of Frats and Sororities to get involved in if that is your thing. I can also say that Greek Life has grown since I have been at UTA.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone at UTA. You can be involved in the choir even if you aren't a music major. There are inter-mural sports available, and even though we don't have a football team we are still proud to cheer on our athletics; basketball, volleyball, baseball, and even wheel-chair basketball.

    Great for these types of students

    We have top programs in Nursing, engineering, and education. The University is very accommodating to students with disabilities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During homecoming the water in all of the fountains is dyed blue. At the beginning of term there is a mud volley ball tournament called ooseball. The bed races are also a ton of fun, its a racing event in which teams decorate a rolling bed frame, followed by a giant pillow fight.

    Bang for the buck

    UTA is much more affordable than other Universities in Texas, but you aren't going to miss out on anything. The campus is gorgeous, the classes are challenging, and there are a ton of great resources.

    What to do for fun

    I love to go to the MAC, that is the gym on campus. Not only is a great place to work out, but there are also TV's and computers you can use, and there are game systems available to check out. They have ping-pong tables too. I am involved with the Baptist Student Ministry. BSM is where I have met most of my friends on campus. People are very welcoming there. You don't even have to believe in Jesus to feel welcomed.

    Food and Dining

    I try to stay clear of the school food. It isn't generally healthy, and it is expensive. There are a wide range of fast food options on campus including chick-fil-a, subway, sushi, starbucks, and Einstein bagels. The Cafe offers a wide range of hot meals all day, and the food in there is pretty good, and you can find some options that will help you stay clear of the freshmen 15.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunatly I have not been able to live in the dorms, but I know that my friends who have lived in the dorms were able to make quick friends and are happy with their experience. I have been in several of the dorms, and they are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at UTA are not easy, but the professors are willing to help you. I have especially exceptional professors in my English classes. If you hear that a class is easy be wary, every time I have heard that I found that the professors was not an adequate teacher, or available to answer questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with your advisers, they are very knowledgeable about professors and scholarships, and they are ready to help. Introduce yourself to your professors on the first day of class, and be sure to ask them questions after class, especially before a test. You want them to know who you are.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a beautiful campus with great resources. Professors and advisers at UTA are available to help students. We are growing and becoming a vary spirited university.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are constant efforts to keep campus safe by the police. Few incidents have arisen over the years, all very minor.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some good clubs, like the Vegan Club, the Environmental Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, disciplined, naturally curious, people who enjoy diversity (this University is EXTREMELY diverse), and focused on their studies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball is pretty great.

    Bang for the buck

    For a person who is able to get the Maverick Promise, this University is a great option.

    What to do for fun

    Arlington has Six Flags, the Cowboys Stadium, and many other interesting places to explore. Fun is never an issue.

    Food and Dining

    Big chains selling junk food and fast food within the University for very high prices. I rated two stars instead of one, because certain food clubs and groups are starting to take the initiative to change this. The food at the Connection Cafe is improving (even though it's not where it needs to be).

    Dorm Life

    Low end dorms are decently priced, but are very run down. High end dorms are ridiculously priced and require a meal plan that brings up expenses considerably. People are friendly within each dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    In the Music Department almost every class is rigorous and challenging, yet rewarding. This University has some great professors outside of the music department too. We have great programs for nursing, engineering, glass blowing, and other good programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT FORGET YOUR DEADLINES! People will not remind you, the deadlines are there so you miss them. If you are serious about getting the most out of your Pell Grant, and your Maverick Promise. DO NOT FORGET YOUR DEADLINES!

    In three sentences

    UT Arlington has excellent professors, and staff. They have average to good financial aid packages, but their office of financial aid is not very organized, which makes it difficult to apply for this aid. The administration could use some work, but since we will be getting a new president on June 1st, hopefully that will change.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 286

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt like this was a situation, though you may hear about something once in awhile. Just use common sense, do go out in shady areas by yourself, if you feel unsure, ask for campus police to escort you! That's why they are there!

    Clubs and Activities

    A plethora of clubs and activities are available!

    Great for these types of students

    ALL TYPES OF STUDENTS!

    Bang for the buck

    As mentioned previously, its a cheaper school compared to the other universities in the area, and it has a good network with a lot of the large companies in the the DFW location.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of activities based on your interests! Search for it and I am sure you can find something like I did.

    Food and Dining

    Decent dining facilities and plenty of options. On campus an be a bit expensive though! If you have some form of transportation, try to grocery shop for cheaper snacks!

    Dorm Life

    Can't say too much about this!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your program and your skill/desire, certain programs are definitely more difficult than others, along with some semesters definitely being harder than others depending on your degree plan!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of your opportunity, look at financial aid, be persistent and don't procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    A commuter university that is reasonable compared to the more expensive universities in the area. With a great engineering and nursing school available, this is a great university for those wanting to pursue those particular fields. I can't speak for the other areas of study, but the campus seems have relatively strong programs.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 286

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    Campus Safety

    If you're cramming for a huge test and you stay at the library way later than expected you can always give the UTA police escort service a ring to be escorted to your car 24 hours a day!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is awesome, take a stroll down Greek Row to see what the hype is about!

    Clubs and Activities

    If you're looking to join any club sports or intramural team head over to the Maverick Activity Center (MAC).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check out our awesome Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team, a group of talented and inspiring athletes.

    What to do for fun

    If you're bored on campus or your class has been canceled you can always stop by Starbucks for a nice refreshing drink in the University Center. You can also grab a couple friends and head to the boards and billiards to bowl and/or play pool!

    Food and Dining

    College Park area is on the the new additions to UTA, if you are hungry go grab a bite to eat at places like Digg's Taco Shop, Pie Five, Smiling Moose & many more. If you're relying on your mavs bucks you can always rely on the University Center (Subway, Panda Express, Chic Fila & more),

    Dorm Life

    Our dorms range in antique to super new, along with some in between. Whatever fits your style just be sure not to wait too late or you'll be out if your first choice. Act fast!

    Academic Rigor

    Here at UTA, we live by the academic honor code which is taken extremely serious. If you ever feel like you are not well prepared for an assignment, exam, or project. There are many resources provided by the university to ensure you get the help you need. Look for tutors, ask classmates, form study groups, and last but not least form a relationship with professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on a certain major be sure to check out the certain school so you can know their GPA expectations. Always keep in mind to make new friends because you could have use a few tips for a class you aren't to sure about.

    In three sentences

    The campus is well manicured with many new additions to accommodate students to best fit their needs while on campus. Our campus is also tobacco-free to ensure the well being and fresh atmosphere for students to walk to class to class. Students also have access to numerous opportunities to help set them up for success. Go Mavericks!

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe , lights every where and cops on petrol in nights

    Greek Life

    Many greek life available here find out

    Great for these types of students

    All engg , Med

    Bang for the buck

    worth an investment

    What to do for fun

    The MAC is amazing here also the diversity of people and their parties and get along very much ... rest are great you have to search yourself here.

    Food and Dining

    better be a non vegan to survive... no vegan here :p

    Dorm Life

    in campus houses are priced very high but they also give 5 star amenities ...off campus are great and safe also

    Academic Rigor

    Too tough and you have to work on your grades ... try joining the FIGs for help

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you fill the application as soon as possible and the website shows 1200 but the admission starts at 1500+ and above 1700 you get scholarships ... its very amazing university and Indian who don't want to invest much in bachelor degree can apply here

    In three sentences

    UTA is vast in Size ,Enjoyable and Productive . Has all the facilities compared to any other US university . Its way cheaper then any reputed university

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 286

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has lights everywhere and I have not seen many dark corners. Normally there are people around and I'm never scared anything will happen.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm going to get into a club which puts together cars and races against other universities. I will also get into a Christian club so I can stay strong spiritually. I've heard they have more than 200 clubs on campus, so I'm sure anyone can find something for them.

    Great for these types of students

    You definitely need to be smart to get through the academic part of this, but there's no reason you need to be antisocial. There are activities for everyone on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a few songs and such people sing on campus. I'm not accustomed to that sort of thing, so it seems strange for a whole crowd to randomly start singing.

    Bang for the buck

    I was planning on going to another university at first, but UTA seems to have a great reputation for Mechanical Engineering. It will cost a lot less than the other colleges I was looking at, but I'm sure it won't be looked down upon.

    What to do for fun

    They have an excellent gym with all kinds of activities. There are also random events that happen around campus. Getting involved in a club can be a great way to find out what's going on and when.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of great tasting food and even some healthy options. I thought I would have trouble finding something I want to eat on campus, but there's no trouble at all there.

    Dorm Life

    I have not started dorm life yet, but everything I hear about it sounds great.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors require a lot more than those at the community college I attended required. Fortunately, they understand that we are people too and we cannot learn everything automatically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check to make sure that all the courses you take now will transfer to UTA and will count for your intended major. If you do not take responsibility for making sure your courses will transfer, you may be left spending more money than necessary and graduating late.

    In three sentences

    The environment is definitely focused on learning, but it's easy to get a group together to study. The professors help if students actually take the time to ask. The campus has tons of great things to enjoy like food, computers, exercise, tutors and more.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 286

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part, the vibe on campus at UTA is pretty mellow. However, UTA does seem to have a problem with people being robbed. Every now and then police reports will be sent out via email, describing the suspects, in a robbery that took place somewhere on campus. Don't have your cell phone or anything of value out while walking to your car at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs to choose from. I'll give UTA credit for that. Since the majority of students at UTA are commuter students, UTA isn't the liveliest campus, but there are regular events on campus that are orchestrated by student organizations.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Apparently rubbing the head of the statue in the University Center brings good luck to students on their exams. I've never tried it but I see it happen every now and then.

    Bang for the buck

    Campus life can be kind of stale, and UTA doesn't have a football team. I don't really care about sports, but even I noticed that school spirit is lacking. With that and rising tuition, UTA isn't the most desirable school on the planet, but compared to other schools, the price of tuition at UTA isn't that unreasonable.

    What to do for fun

    The College Park Center often has events such as basketball games, and concerts, so it can be a pretty fun place. There are different events happening on campus and you can find out about them at the university center.

    Food and Dining

    Food at UTA is limited, and the food served at the cafe in the University Center is less than ideal. The food in the plaza is that of known fast food restaurants for the most part, and the shops near the College Park Center serve decent food.

    Dorm Life

    UTA does have some nice dorms if you're willing to spend the money. KC, Arlington, and Vandergriff Hall are the best in my opinion. They are kind of expensive, and you're forced to have a meal plan when staying at those dorms. There are less expensive dorms at UTA such as Lipscomb and Brazos, but they're not that great. They're kept relatively clean, and you're not forced to have a meal plan, but they're not your dream dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm an accounting major and I can honestly say that all my classes are difficult. I have to put in a lot of time and effort in order to make decent grades but I suppose it's not complete torture. Most of the professor's I've had have been reasonable and willing to answer any questions that I've had.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs or else college life will be pretty boring. They do have the occasional fair where you can meet the leaders of different organizations, and it's important to attend these no matter how uncomfortable they are in order get contact information. As a commuter student, I can say from personal experience that it's pretty hard to meet people otherwise.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a commuter school. The campus population is pretty diverse. It's not the most interesting university, but it does have some perks.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 286

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    What to do for fun

    There are several events that are happening on campus. They have concerts, festivals, comedy shows, $1 movies, and more. Pay attention to the posters and flyers you see on the campus walls. You might be able to make that event.

    Food and Dining

    After a few weeks, I was tired of eating the same foods. When I lived on campus, there was a limited amount of places to spend my dining dollars. Now, UTA has more restaurants to visit. So, I think it's more variety to choose from. I don't know if you can use your dining dollars for all of the restaurants, though.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed on campus and I loved it. I actually miss it. If you are a entering freshmen, I recommend you stay on campus your first year. You are close to everything, you walk everywhere and you make friends faster. The best part is attending all the campus activities either held by an organization on campus or at your dormitory.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty good academic rigor. Most of the professors are great teachers and the ones that I've taken are always willing to help. Don't be ashamed of going to their office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask as many questions as possible. Do not give up on going for the degree that you want. Be patient.

    In three sentences

    This school is currently growing. The campus is becoming more a college town and I like that. It is hard to get help when you have a unique situation presented to advisors and financial aid and bursar offices.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 286

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is a ver safe place. There are officers patrolling 24/7 and are very easily reachable.

    What to do for fun

    College spirit is huge! Attending games and Greek parades are very fun. Also there's a center called The Mac, which offers several fun activities such as yoga, martial arts, aerobics,indoor basketball courts, volleyball courts and more.

    Food and Dining

    Food plan is quite affordable yet the food quality is not as good as I would like it to be. Yet the campus also offers restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Before deciding to get an campus apartment, I researched and looked into the dorm life. Although they we not bad looking, the space one is limited to is way too small. As a contrasting view, the dorms are an easy way for the social aspect of the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I know and have experienced students need to dedicate time. I wouldn't recommend trying to balance work and school load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research scholarships with at least six months in advanced. If entering as a freshman or sophomore I would recommend registering for classes as soon as possible . Also if a part time job is a must, consider working on campus.

    In three sentences

    The first thing I noticed about the school is the long horn school spirit. Also I enjoy the campus and believe the staff was very comprehensive and helpful. From what I've experienced so far, this school gives every student an unique college experience.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 56 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The Chick Fil A, Starbucks, Free coffee bar and Panda Express are awesome. However, the buffet kinda stinks only because it's twice as expensive and the food sits out all day. They just built new restaurants and bars right on campus, so those have been widely popular and great hang outs to meet fellow students.

    Dorm Life

    Even though many are commuters, UTA is continuously growing with many students living more on campus, so much more so, that they are actually planning on building more dorms over the next 10 years. They just built Vandergriff Hall and Lofts at College Park which are just like hotels for students! Beautiful, but very pricey.

    Academic Rigor

    What I love about this school is they don't focus so much on the sports side of things, but of academia world. They are shooting and achieving in becoming a tier 1 type school and have and will continue to put any thing academic related first.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly suggest for any student going to any college to start off in a community college. UT Arlington is a predominantly transfer school, with over 60% of its origins being transfer students.

    In three sentences

    It's a great university for really any freshman or transfer student, of any origin, race, color, sex, etc. I absolutely love everything and anything about this campus for numerous reasons and I'm glad I transferred. I can't think of any other place I'd rather go to school at!

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe, though students feel threatened and file reports all the time

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back, but serious

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bed races and ooze ball are two of the traditional events you have to attend

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper tuition than other universities.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, billiards, parties, dollar movies, just have to look into it all

    Food and Dining

    So many good places to eat around campus

    Dorm Life

    I put 3 stars because I really don't know. Never Dormed here, but it does look fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take it seriously from the start, it's not like high school. In order to make a good grade you have to put in the work.

    In three sentences

    It's affordable There's a variety of people It's nice

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There a several restaurants and places around the campus that are within walking distance and are relatively cheap.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter but a lot of my fellow classmates have spoken to me about how convenient dorm life can be as it builds friendships that last.

    Academic Rigor

    Yes as a forthcoming engineering student I can say some of the classes will be difficult, however, their are many resources available to guide and help you along the way such as the math clinic and various tutoring programs.

    In three sentences

    I have constantly seen UTA being underestimated as a university by many students, but let me tell you want thing as a engineering student they have one of the top programs in the country and excellent professors who understand the material very well. Without a doubt, UTA overall diversity circle as a campus and affordability are key factors to why the school's enrollment is rapidly accelerating..

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 59 of 286

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can go to the gym facility where there are hundreds of different equipment that you can use to work out and free your mind. There is also an indoor and outdoor pool to swim and refresh yourself. There is an indoor track for running to get your blood pumping and sweat a little. Also there is basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, badminton, tennis, bowling, and pool. There is a lot of stuff fun stuff to do in your spare time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good and everyday there's is something different. Sometimes pizza, hamburgers, pasta, chicken, salads, vegetarian, and more. There is always dessert and refreshing fountain drinks.

    Academic Rigor

    The standards at UTA are set high for students to work hard and prepare them for their future. Always setting high standards will ensure good work and effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as much as you can to make friends and feel more comfortable. Managing your time for studying and maybe work, is essential. Always leave room for extracurricular activities and other future events.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington has a wide diversity of cultures and people. It helps to meet new people and make friends with someone who you never thought you would get to know. It brings multiple ideas and thoughts into one place.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 60 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food is limited and there are not many choices on campus. Also if you are a health nut be prepare to make your lunch, dinner and breakfast school does not offer a healthy variety.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in a dorm so I have no experience with dorm life but from what I heard from friends is not bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall the engineering program is tough requires a lot time to study and prepare for each coming exam or task assigned.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to attend the different events hosted by the school and the Maverick Activity Center. Also, plan on joining many of the different clubs at the school.

    In three sentences

    The school engineering program at UTA is good. Some professors lack the experience and knowledge to communicate with students. The school itself has several activities and events that will keep you busy interact with the different opportunities to have the best college experience.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 61 of 286

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The annual block party is always fun, Oozeball is something everyone looks forward to. Bedraces is also another great tradition.

    What to do for fun

    Club activities, going to the activity center to work out and do activities like wall climbing

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is okay, but its something that is good because you have food already made for you

    Dorm Life

    It gives you the opportunity to make friends very easily and makes you feel comfortable

    Academic Rigor

    Use your free tutoring, and its very good academically. It challenges you

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to class everyday. Have a planner cause that will help you balance everything and keep you organized. Use resources such as Math Clinic, Writing Center and don't be afraid to ask questions

    In three sentences

    University of Texas- Arlington is a wonderful school. It is filled with so much school tradition and pride. One great thing about UTA is how diverse it is, and how everyone is friendly.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 62 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not a day goes by that I feel I don't have protection on campus. The Campus police are aware and attentive to the students and professors.

    Greek Life

    We have both fraternity and sorority chapters on campus. The Greek houses are located on Greek Row.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have clubs according to major, sport, religion, etc. Our clubs include things like volleyball, Baptist Student, and multicultural.

    Great for these types of students

    UTA is a great school for research students especially. A few colleges that I can name off the top of my head are science, education, liberal arts, and architecture.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of my choices of universities, UTA was the least expensive and has offered the most for my major. I love my professors, the students I'm surrounded with and the events on campus.

    What to do for fun

    UTA has many sports events and sports clubs to participate in throughout the school year. Organizations pertaining to our majors and personal interests are offered as well. Free movies are hosted outside in the lawn of our Maverick Activities Center. We also have video games, billards, a bowling alley and rock climbing offered on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I'm a girl who loves to eat and could never go hungry on campus. Many organizations and clubs have free lunch, there are plenty of restaurants surrounding the campus as well as the restaurants located in our University Center. We have a small food store located in the University Center, vending machines in various buildings and the cafeteria also located in the University Center. From time to time, we also have food trucks that sell meals on campus for very low prices.

    Dorm Life

    I am neutral on this subject because I live off campus. From what I've seen in my friends dorms and apartments, the dorm life at UTA is amazing. The monthly prices are affordable, receptionists and workers are always there to help, the amenities are easy to make use of and the apartments are gated communities.

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many clinics, advisors and tutors in each department at UTA. Also, just about every building has a quiet place to study or even nap between exams. We are given the tools to succeed in our courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest and most important tip I'd give to prospective students is to participate in class. Don't ever be afraid to ask questions and get to know your professors. Also make sure to do research on your textbooks before purchasing them from your campus bookstores. It's usually very easy to find them cheaper elsewhere. Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid walking alone at night. Do not procrastinate!! Keep up with your assignments and do your best. Build study groups for projects and exams. Be keen on who to rely on during group assignments. Don't give up and do your part.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy the atmosphere and opportunities given at the University of Texas at Arlington. My professors have been extremely helpful. I rate my school a 9 out of 10.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 63 of 286

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities on campus. I personally go to the MAC(gym) or the parties. But basically meet new people and you will be invited to a lot of things.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe' is awesome, its all you can eat. The plaza has Panda express, Chick-Fa-La, Subway, Pizza hut, and more. They also have a small store with almost everything in it.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in KC Hall my first year, it was awesome. I was in FIG which is Freshmen Interest Group-it helps the freshmen out with there first year. The RA's are really cool and understanding.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are really good. Just know to go to the teacher review to see what other students say about that teacher it will help you figure out if that teacher is best for you. Calculus and Physics 2 is hard there, I say take it in the summer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Mae sure you buy your books at the campus book store that is not on campus they are cheaper. Most fast food restaurants near the school give discounts if you have your ID. Join study groups, they are very helpful even when you don't need it.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is a great school with outstanding programs and clubs. They have wonderful living on campus and awesome with helping you get all the help needed to continue your education. The teachers are pretty helpful when you ask for it. The food is great, parties are coo, and the MAC which is the gym in crazy awesome.

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 64 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    dont worry about the safety , the campus is on police guard 24/7

    Clubs and Activities

    not much of the active life here but during seasons the whole campus is full with all the 25,000 students

    Great for these types of students

    studious and non party

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    pajama jam

    Bang for the buck

    everything is well organized and efficient here at UTA. most of the classes are having homework online so no need to worry . plus as compared to other US universities UTA is very much cheaper and pays off for your investment.

    What to do for fun

    events , social talks , groups

    Food and Dining

    food is always amazing and tooo much for any student

    Dorm Life

    prefer not to stay there as its very crowded

    Academic Rigor

    very high in terms of assignment and class attendence

    Tips for prospective students

    low sat scores accepted but high ones will surely get scholarships, this is a total study university so if wanna party all the time better dont join it.

    In three sentences

    One of the finest university for engineering in mech and electrical . Developing university and aiming to come to tier 1 in few years easy admission process

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 65 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who are very serious about school, those who welcome diversity

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, it is a really good school. The tuition prices are not extremely high, and I do believe that you are getting a good education.

    What to do for fun

    Overall, I wouldn't say that there is a lot to do. I would just advise you to get involved in a few clubs and maybe Greek life, if that is something that you choose to be a part of. Most people work out at the MAC ( the gym) for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good for the most part. There is only one dining hall, and it gets pretty crowded. There is a food court called The Plaza that has Subway, Chick-fil-A and a few other places. The options are decent, but of course, The Plaza gets very crowded as well, which can make getting food stressful. Thankfully, there are many restaurants around the school and also near the College Park Center.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on where you are staying as to how much you enjoy dorm life; however, there are many perks to living on campus and the campus is very pretty and peaceful in the evenings. One thing about dorm life that I have noticed: mostly lower-classmen live in dorms, and they must partake in activities with others in their dorms occasionally. If this is not for you, then you should consider an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are good, and I believe that most students are well-challenged in the majority of their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find 1-2 groups to get involved in and stick with those for the most part. Do not try to spread yourself too wide when it comes to extra-curricular activities. Also, life at UTA will feel drastically different depending on whether or not you live on campus or commute to campus. If you can afford to live on campus, then you will more than likely have a better experience.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is very large and diverse. There are a lot of commuters, but the number of students living on campus is growing as well as the campus life and activities. It is located in a very busy part of Arlington, and so it has a very urban feel.

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 66 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Some incidents, but campus is safe with active policing agencies.

    Clubs and Activities

    No football, but everything else. very active city

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Studying at night and cramming the night before, the campus is active at night. Trying to achieve Tier 1 status.

    Bang for the buck

    Accredited University that is state, not public

    What to do for fun

    I live off campus and ice skate at the mall, go to Dallas and Fort Worth for concerts and weekends, and work on circuits at home with the knowledge my major has given me.

    Food and Dining

    Great University Center with diverse options and great local and rising off campus areas very close. 4.5/5

    Academic Rigor

    some classes need more intense studying like laboratories. 3.5/5

    Tips for prospective students

    Great engineering campus and accredited, Great nursing program and separate math department.

    In three sentences

    Great Teachers that have great experience teach. Up and coming local food scene around campus. Parking afternoon is difficult.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 67 of 286

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    UT Arlington is getting better with having events during the weekends, but other than that there are great events during the week! There's also bowling, billiards, classes at the gym (MAC) and plenty of clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    As a pescetarian (only eat seafood and vegetarian dishes) it's a little tough eating here on campus. There are pretty good options though and if you don't want to eat too much at the all you can eat cafe there is always the Plaza and the P.O.D. which gives you options on frozen foods, fruits, snacks, and fast food restaurant options like Pizza Hut, Subway, Chic-fil-a, and more.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life here! I recommend A Hall the Great Hall (Arlington Hall) because I'm bias like that. But it really is a great atmosphere to meet a lot of diverse and cool people.

    Academic Rigor

    For those in majors like Kinesiology, Nursing, and other science-medical based majors this is the place to go! You WILL get your monies worth. As an architecture major this is definitely a great place to go! If you haven't taken math in a while be ready to study Analytical Geometry and Calculus. Physics here is pretty important, too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do NOT be afraid to tell your friends no! This applies from academic things like saying no to hanging out if you have a major test/assignment/project to more serious things like drinking alcohol at parties/events. If you feel overwhelmed by massive workloads hang in there! Get together with classmates to create study groups where you all can do the homework together.

    In three sentences

    UT Arlington is a great school for doing all the things college is about-socializing, joining leadership and clubs, and gaining a college education. Here it is also great place to learn what you do and don't want to do with your life without major consequences which makes it easy to transition between majors/studies. UT Arlington is also a fairly inexpensive, high education valued, and a great place to get that typical (but also less dramatic) college experience.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 68 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition is rubbing Hereford's head for good luck before exams!

    What to do for fun

    I haven't really experienced anything that I would recommend that you do for fun. I know a lot of people in sororities and fraternities that have a lot of fun in those, but I also know a lot of people that just do their own thing. I would say that anything that you want to do for fun you can probably do here.

    Food and Dining

    I only rate this down because the food gets really monotonous. The food itself doesn't start out bad, but it eventually turned into choosing between a grilled cheese, sushi, and Chick-fil-a every day.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm experience has been pretty good. I live in Arlington Hall in a suite-style dorm. I really like it, and the security is really nice. Every one is friendly and helpful, and the maintenance staff gets things taken care of very quickly.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't completed many courses yet, but the courses I did take were not extremely easy nor extremely difficult. You should have learned what you were supposed to. You were not expected to know more than what the course required, but you're not just breezing through classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip would probably be to go with your feelings. With UTA, if it feels like you're going to like it here, you probably will. Nothing really stands out in my mind as not being at least decent here.

    In three sentences

    I really have enjoyed going to the University of Texas at Arlington. I've been thankful for great professors, great support, and great opportunities coupled with great affordability. Everyone I talk to here either loves it here completely or likes it but still wants to go to UT-Austin.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 69 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for anyone who is social and loves meeting new people and experiencing other cultures! Also it's a great school for engineering and mathematics!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's oozeball (mud volleyball), bed races, and much more!

    Bang for the buck

    I'm having a great time, and it's one of the more affordable D1 schools in the state!

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of on campus events throughout the year such as the annual oozeball or mud volleyball tournament, and there's plenty of inter-mural sports!

    Food and Dining

    There's plenty of food options because of the location of the University!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but from what my friends tell me, it's a pretty good time!

    Academic Rigor

    I've only been here one semester and it has been some work, but I don't think it's too overwhelming as long as you take it one day at a time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for smaller classes with more one on one attention, UTA might not be for you. Also, since it is recognized as an engineering school, the teachers will have somewhat high expectations of you in math. Keep these things in mind when considering UTA.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a very diverse campus and it's in a nice area. The students are very friendly and you'll feel right at home. As for the teachers, so far they've been very friendly and willing to help whenever needed.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 70 of 286

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I love going to the mavericks activity center, MAC. It's an awesome facility which offers a gym, soccer fields, basketball courts, and many more things.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the best, obviously. But it's not bad either. I personally don't have a problem with it. When I don't feel like eating at the cafeteria I eat at one of the many restaurants they have.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but friends of mine that do are pretty satisfied. The only type of complaints I hear is those regarding their roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't yet had a professor that doesn't care. Every class has pushed me to expand my knowledge of each subject to the max.

    Tips for prospective students

    First, make sure you have picked a major that you love. Second, don't be afraid to socialize; remember, everyone is in the same situation. And finally, keep good grades, you will be much happier and stress free.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a decently sized school located in the heart of Arlington. Although it is not a party school there are thousands of fun and interesting things to do. However, the UTA's diversity in the student population is what truly makes it a great and fun school.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 71 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. It is well lit at night and there are people walking most of the day. There is also a police escort that will take you to wherever you need to go on campus. There were a few incidents on campus, but not many, and for the most part the campus is pretty safe.

    Bang for the buck

    I think UTA is definitely worth the money you pay for it. It's a lot less expensive than most colleges and has quite a few features to it. Although one bad thing is that it's pretty much a commuter school, so there is nothing to do on the weekends unless you have transportation off campus.

    What to do for fun

    For fun the university usually has different activities throughout the year. The sororities and fraternities have cook outs and activities through the year that keep it interesting; they also host parties. Also at the activities center, there is basketball, volleyball, tennis, racquetball, soccer and many other things to do.

    Food and Dining

    There is a pretty good selection of what to eat at the campus. The cafeteria is basically a buffet, but sometimes they have better stuff than other days. We also have an area we call The Plaza where there is a chick fil a, subway. sushi, etc. There are two convenient stores on campus and a set of restaurants on the newer side of campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a bit cramped, but they are reasonably priced. A couple bad things about dorm life is that you either have to get a meal plan to get a hot meal or go all the way down stairs.

    Academic Rigor

    I've felt that the academics were alright. They weren't impossible but they also weren't as easy as they could be. I would say UTA is a pretty good college for first generation students, as it goes a pretty good pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your homework wherever you go. There is no football team, but the basketball team is pretty good. The activities and food are great, but there isn't much do to on the weekends.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy the university. The housing situations are convenient. The people are pretty nice.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 72 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There needs to be more security but most of the campus police are doing there best. Watch the crime reports, be vigilant, and stay in groups. Do NOT walk and talk on your phone. Be aware of surroundings.

    Greek Life

    Greek or geek alike will enjoy the campus. The geek will enjoy all the technology and library services, and the Greek will enjoy the Greek food and festival.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from such as Science, Music, Drama, and more.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for all types of students; older, younger, sports minded, studious, and serious.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any unusual traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    Take advantage of the library, tutoring, and the job skills places on campus. See theatre, sporting events, and all kinds of activities on campus. Anything you desire is close to the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is the Ranger stadium to see a game or on campus attend a sporting event. There is six flags or go see a show on campus. There are art museums on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining places are abundant. The food is great but don't eat too much junk. The off campus places to eat are great.

    Dorm Life

    I hear there are a few challenges. Be safe and don't experiment with drugs. Have a friend with you when going out.

    Academic Rigor

    The pace is challenging but worth the effort. Manage your time and the classes won't be as difficult. The course load is heavy so don't wait until the last minute.

    Tips for prospective students

    Begin early in your admissions process. Study the Rate My Professors to match with the best professor. Take advantage of the activities and help at the campus.

    In three sentences

    The University goes out of there way to help a student succeed. The professors and counselors help and are passionate about the student. The campus is diverse and helps all students.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 73 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is beautiful and safe. There are police escorts at night so take advantage of this.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs. There is something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    The tutoring services are hidden you have to look and ask many people and advisors. That bites but once you find the free tutoring services your good. The advisors do not really know what you want so you have to communicate with them constantly.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. It is not top notch but it is edible. There are many restaurants to go to even if they are expensive. The cafeteria has set hours where they have all the good food otherwise be prepared to eat sandwiches, burgers, or pizza. The sandwiches are made like at subway which is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not the greatest but they are acceptable and livable. Some are nice but they cost more of course. There are many choices in rooms and one can pick what roommate they want.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, Especially the math courses. You will need to study but if you are used to studying then you are fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the school you are going to attend. Do not go to a school you know nothing about. It will feel to overwhelming and that is not a good thing when you are a new student.

    In three sentences

    This school is quiet, comfortable and peaceful yet if you have not visited the school make sure you do a soon as possible. The roads are confusing but there are maps every few streets.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 74 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The hangout spot has been deemed the Plaza in the University Center. You will always catch people hanging out between classes and around lunch time.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that UTA is financed very reasonably and affordable to all types of financial backgrounds. I personally went to school for FREE due to financial aid and grants. GOO UTA!

    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun is go workout or do yoga at the MAC. UTA has an exceptional workout center free to all students. An indoor track, basketball courts, soccer field, and sand volleyball courts are all you need for a good time and workout!

    Food and Dining

    The Connection Cafe and Plaza are the best. You would think that school food would suck but I always enjoy a good meal at the connection cafe and even indulge in brand named food places in the Plaza.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you stay, dorm life at UTA is awesome! Lets not forget the on-campus apartments either. Living on campus will give you a college experience so much better than staying off campus. It enables you to meet cool people and make life long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Like i said before, if you engage yourself completely and are serious about school being a student at UTA will not be too hard. The professors give plenty of opportunities to students to keep decent grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend well focused students to attend UTA because the work is not hard if you tune i completely and engage yourself in your classes. UTA is a friendly environment and the people that you meet or amazing and diverse. Also the MAC is like the best place to work out in the world!

    In three sentences

    I am only a first year freshman at the University of Texas at Arlington and my experience so far has been nothing but enjoyable. The professors do a good job of keeping students engaged and on top of their grades. There was always a way to improve your grade with extra credit, which is always a plus for freshman. :)

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 75 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Want to get the most out of their education, but are not really interested in football or a huge sports-focused university.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do in the University Center, such as school or community-sponsored events like movies and shows.

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand that UTA does NOT have a football team; the university's schedule does not revolve around the sport. Inversely, the university focuses on education as its main focal point, making all resources towards the students and towards higher learning.

    In three sentences

    The University is one of the most diverse in the country, with greatly visible presence from countries all around the world. The education is one that is unmatched among Texas, and the graduation and retention rates at UTA are unparallelled in Texas universities.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 76 of 286

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The MAC is a great place to play sports, video games, and more! If you have a car, you can go out and explore Arlington more. p.s. Six Flags is right around the corner.

    Food and Dining

    The food court is great! and the Cafe is a buffet! What more can you ask for. They have a mini market were you can go buy snacks as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life are great if you set your mind to it. Each dorm tries to do fun activities where one can socialize and make friends. But if you don't want to join the fun, you don't have to join them. Just don't go saying that dorm life sucks. You have to make in fun!

    Academic Rigor

    UTA is not hard, but you will have to be able to know how to study for each class. It really is different from high school studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends for study groups! UTA has many places, both in-doors and out-doors, where you can be able to study and have a good time.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a good school if you are serious about studying. But they also have fun activities and events you are able to attend with friends to have a good time. Because the campus is not huge, you will be able to find who you are in this not-over-populated crowed.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 77 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is the number one priority of the campus. I always feel safe on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    UTA is great for all kinds of students. I have never seen a student that doesn't fit in. Adults starting or finishing their education, college kids ready for their life adventure, online students, new students, and old students. UTA has something for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    Six flags, Hurrican Harbor, Texas rangers baseball game, or you can even catch a dallas cowboys game at the new stadium in arlington.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of selection for food and dining near the UTA campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at UTA will have you prepared for your future. They are a step above the rest and it is well worth your time and money. Your professors are always willing to help with any problems that you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your academic advisor informed all along your journey.

    In three sentences

    UTA gives me flexability in my school to work at my own pace and still reach my goals. They have been so helpful to me in making my dreams come true. The staff has a wide knowledge base and is always eager to answer my questions and point me in the right direction.

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 78 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only tradition I can think of off the top of my head is rubbing the bald spot of a statue of some important man (who's name I can't remember) before a test to receive good luck.

    What to do for fun

    Since Arlington is in the Dallas area there are endless things to do, but you just have to be willing to spend money to do those things (which is difficult for a broke college student). So I reccomend getting a job to pay for fun stuff to do or you can try to find free stuff to do. For example, you could go to a park for free. Plus, the university always has events going on and they are usually free or very cheap.

    Food and Dining

    I personally think it's awful and many many many others agree with me! However, it could be worse.

    Dorm Life

    I am an RA currently and we do everything to make students feel welcome and involved! Some of the residence halls(that is what we call dorms at (UTA) are old and I would never live in them, but the newest residence halls are really nice (almost like a hotel). The weekends are a little boring because a lot of students go home for the weekend.

    Academic Rigor

    It really just depends on what major you are in! If you are nursing/engineering it will be difficult for you, but if you are in a less taxing major like the arts then academic classes will be a lot easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on why you are at school in the first place (academics). So, don't choose a school based on how fun or appealing it is. Base your decision on your future career.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school for science majors! It can be boring at times because we don't have football or weekend activties going on often. There are many jobs and internships avalible in the area for students, which is a great plus.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 79 of 286

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT ACTIVITIES THAT UTA PRESENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER TO ATTEND. FOR EXAMPLE THEY HAVE MOVIES EVERY MONTH FOR STUDENTS AND ARLINGTON RESIDENTS. THEY ALSO HAVE BED RACES, CULTURAL FAIR AND CONCERTS JUST TO NAME A FEW. IF YOU ATTEND UTA THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO FOR FUN.

    Food and Dining

    UTA HAS A LOT OF FOOD AND DINING OPTIONS WETHER YOU WANT TO EAT ON CAMPUS OR NOT, THEY HAVE A LOT TO CHOOSE AROUND THERE. THEY RECENTLY ADDED A STREET OF ABOUT 5 NEW RESTAURANTS ON CAMPUS. THE ONES THAT I HAVE TRIED OVER THERE ARE GREAT AND THE WORKERS ARE VERY FREINDLY.

    Dorm Life

    DORM LIFE IS ACTUALLY VERY GOOD FOR A SINGLE STUDENT THAT NEEDS TO BE CLOSE TO THE SCHOOL. THEY HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT APARTMENTS AND DORMS TO CHOOSE FROM AND THEY LET YOU KNOW WHAT AMENITIES COME WITH EACH OF THEM. I GAVE THEM THREE STARS BECAUSE I HAVE A FAMILY AND UTA DOESNT HAVE ANY ON CAMPUS APARTMENTS FOR FAMILIES, THEY ONLY HAVE HOUSES AND THE RATES WERE TOO HIGH. OTHER THAN THAT I WOULD SAY THAT DORM LIFE IS GREAT AT UTA.

    Academic Rigor

    THE ACADEMIC RIGOR IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT, IF YOU TAKE YOUR CLASSES SERIOUSLY AND ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED YOU WILL MAKE A GREAT ASSET TO UTA. UTA LOOKS FOR STUDENTS WHO LOVE TO LEARN AND WANT TO ADVANCE ACADEMICALLY.

    Tips for prospective students

    MY TIP WOULD BE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR MAJOR PICKED AND IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR MAJOR TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU PICK YOUR CLASSES.

    In three sentences

    I FEEL THAT UTA IS A GREAT SCHOOL TO FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION AND MEET NEW PEOPLE. UTA IS A VERY DIVERSE CAMPUS AND THEY HAVE A LOT OF ACTIVITIES TO ENGAGE IN. I THINK THAT IF YOU APPLY YOU WOULD ALSO THINK THAT THE CAMPUS ADMISSIONS IS VERY ADEQUATE AND THEY TRY TO GET YOU IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

  • 02/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 80 of 286

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never encountered any problems with security and the campus as a whole looks very safe. The location where I park my car and enter the campus is very well lit and with lots of activity around the area. I feel very safe on this campus as I walk in the evenings to my class, there is also a lot of actively patrolling campus police around.

    Greek Life

    They offer a variety of organizations for these types of affiliations. These organizations are great to join and offer a lot of diversity and college related affairs. I plan on joining some in the near future myself.

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer a lot of different variety of clubs and organizations. From anything and everything you could imagine. You just need to figure out what is offered and what interest you as an individual.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are going to school for business or architectural related degrees. Or even for people who have in their sights a degree in English or other fine art related degrees. And for people who like sports or diverse groups of populations.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not noticed anything unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is very pricey, and I have had to take out several loans just to afford my tuition. They make you pay mostly everything up front or else you get dropped from your classes. They will also offer payment plans where they break down your tuition cost into 2-3 payment installments. But even these installments are very pricey and you will most likely have lots of debt in the end.

    What to do for fun

    There is many on campus sports, and recreational facilities. I mainly go to the library! But they also usually conduct a lot of basketball games, parades, events and recreational organizational activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fairly pricey, and I do not eat at the cafeteria available on the campus. I have eaten one time, but from what I saw there was a wide variety tailored to different ethnic populations. They pretty much offer all kinds of different food.

    Dorm Life

    I have never personally lived at the dorms here at the university, but my sibling has. He was always talking about his experiences at the dorm he lived in, and really seemed to like the place. I would recommend checking them out indeed.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are rigorous and require a lot of time spent studying. However I like the quality of the classes and enjoy the environment of the classes. I am doing very well in my academics in my current classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you watch the deadlines so you do not miss your chance to apply for admission. Also make sure to watch the deadlines for the dorms. And do not wait till the last minute to apply for your desired dorm location.

    In three sentences

    This University is the first 4 year institution I have attended. I am a transfer student currently for the Spring 2014 semester. My teachers I have are great, and explain the material very fluently. I very much like this school.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 81 of 286

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    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you visit and talk to people who attend this school so that you are sure you want to attend

    In three sentences

    it is a very educational school that has many opportunities . As far as food and living and the fun I would give it a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. But it is very educational.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It's a little shady around campus but otherwise, it's quite safe.

    Greek Life

    I don't think Greek Life's that strong here.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have tons of clubs; it's listed on their website.

    Great for these types of students

    Academic, quiet, diverse--anyone, really.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have Bed Races where students race...in beds.

    Bang for the buck

    It seems cheap for a quality education.

    What to do for fun

    There's Six Flags like 10 minutes away from campus, as well as a giant mall. It's only 30 min away from Dallas as well.

    Food and Dining

    Meal Plans are required for certain halls--which is kind of odd. There's tons of restaurants around campus though.

    Dorm Life

    Haven't been to the dorms yet but current students have told me that it's quite fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Everybody seems to be fairly focused on academics--I don't see much partying going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid quickly. Don't wait until the last minute. Don't be afraid to call the university--waiting's not going to do you justice.

    In three sentences

    Spacious, wide, and extremely diverse. It's near everything important and has really nice buildings as well. Not only that, they also have some community events so that students can bond together.

  • 04/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think the Campus is pretty safe. There are many resources to use just in case you stay out too late in the library or an event. Also, we have a MAV-RIDE that you can call just in case you are out too late and they will take you anywhere you need to go at any time. The numbers of the police office (both emergency and non-emergency are on the back of your MAVID)

    Greek Life

    I LOVE Greek Life! It is the center of UNITY & Family on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I would say join a club in a subject that you are not good at. For example, I am not good at Spanish, so I am deciding to join the Spanish club! :D

    Great for these types of students

    The library is a good place for students who are not very focused because you then put yourself in a place full of hard working people that will push you to do well!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the Bed races!

    Bang for the buck

    I think it is imperative to make connections with people on campus in order to have a feeling of connectivity versus anomie.

    What to do for fun

    President of Lyrical Expression Poetry Team, Community service, MAC (Gym), Sit in solitude, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great!

    Dorm Life

    Respect your roommates and the people who you are living with.

    Academic Rigor

    Be sure to ask classmates for telephone numbers and set up times/dates to study...then actually GO!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to actually keep up with your HOSTS Mentors!

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is not only an academically stimulating place to be, it also is socially engaging.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    You are in Texas. There is everything to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are still looking; give UT Arlington a look.

    In three sentences

    I visited the Campus this weekend and i am excited to attend. The students and staff I met were great.

  • 04/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 85 of 286

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus police are very present on Campus. There is an escort service you can call until 3 am! Really, they are just about everywhere. There have been some reported robberies but I wouldn't say beyond the expected number. I haven't been robbed and I have walked campus almost every hour of the night by now. Just like any place there are dark alleys that you shouldn't stroll into with headphones while texting on your brightly lit phone (really don't do it), but other than that they even set up watch towers at night in some parking lots.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved but they are very present on campus. They step, they dance, they campaign for charity, hold fashion shows and barbeques, and that's just what I see when I'm walking on campus. The people involed in greek Life that I've met seem very happy and committed to it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I could not even attempt to name them all, but there are most sports, dance clubs, Christian ministries, a significantly active Greek life, choirs, academic competitions and way more. Really, I;m sure I barely know half of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, open minded, diligent, fun and friendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing I've seen strikes me as unusual on campus. BUT There is ONE tradition that is both Unusual and AWESOME!! OOZEBALL! It's Mud volleyball. A UTA original sport that is messy, wild and tonnes of fun! There are also Bed races and a number of events put on by Multicultural affairs.

    Bang for the buck

    This really depends on how you see money, but your really do get a great education here. There may be different accreditation per major but The Architecture department is superb! The teachers are usually very willing to help, they challenge you to get better and show you new ways of thinking. You get good food and there are plenty of clubs and communities to join. It's a well rounded place so it really depends on who you hang out with and what you spend your time doing.

    What to do for fun

    The MAC is where its at! At least for me. It's the Maveric activity Center that has 4 basketball courts, indoor soccer, a rock climbing room, table tennis and a gym with and indoor track on the second floor! That's just to name a few!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. There are plenty of fast food places on campus like Panda express and Chik-fil-a, as well as a nice dinning buffet for people who buy a meal plan. It is very convenient and there are little stores in buildings with high traffic for basic groceries and snacks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is interactive and fun. There is a street full of restaurants including frozen yoghurt closeby! Each dorm's environment is quite different so you need to figure out which would be best for you.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers I have had so far are all Awesome! They are great people in general and really give you a passion for your field of study. Even in my department, the advisor says my job is to make sure you graduate, here or in another major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out what kind of environment you like to live in very early. Then select and apply to one of the many housing types on and near campus. Always look up your professors online before taking them to get the best one early and make sure you are done with classes early so you can join clubs and attend events from the afternoon to evening.

    In three sentences

    Due to the fact that it is not in a very busy area, it feels compact and cozy. It has great recreational facilities and a friendly student body. The teachers are great and really inspire a passion for what you are learning.

  • 04/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 86 of 286

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    Bang for the buck

    For the cost of tuition and books this place is a massive steal. The community is great and the classes are very insightful. You will feel as though you are at a top tier school and tuition for me gas never been more than 5-6 tgousand.

    What to do for fun

    Sign ups for any and nearly every sport you could desire are immediately posted when a semester begins. There is an incredible activities center with bowling and a massive gym. Movies are played in some of the larger auditoriums as well and concerts have been known to be done here as well.

    Food and Dining

    As I said before the good here is varied and excellent. There are several grocery stores as well both on campus and nearby if you are absolutely determined to be self sufficient

    Dorm Life

    Everyone here tends to have a great sense of unity here. There are always bad apples but I've met so many more good fun people here than bad eggs so don't be afraid to come live here. The food is varied and the campus has enough events going on to make your head spin most days so you will never lack for anything to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are hit or miss in difficulty. I am a biology major and many of the classes I take are intense but the faculty makes things more easily digestible. It is certainly more difficult than a community college but you won't feel as if you are being worn down for the slaughter here either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch who you pick for your professors here. Everyone is very knowledgeable and professional however some do not teach in an easily accessible manner. Arlington itself is an incredibly robust town with plenty to do so male sure you don't end up simply wasting away all your time on campus! There are always resources to help you in the classes so make sure to search them out. Whether it is reviews or clinics or student instruction it is all easily accessible. Finally just male sure you don't stress out too much. Finals can be intense but this isn't the age you want to start losing hair.

    In three sentences

    This school has been great to me in terms of both costs and education given for my science degree. The students are all very personable and most are very hard working as well. While it was not my first choice I will never regret being at UTArlington as it has surpassed all of my hopes and expectations.

  • 04/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 87 of 286

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    Campus Safety

    I never feel unsafe on campus. I live off campus, and I ride my bike or walk to class. Sometimes, when I stay late, I have to head home after dark, but that doesn't bother me. I always feel safe walking across campus, even after dark.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't experienced the cafeteria(again, don't live on campus), but the other dining options are pretty expansive. The options on campus alone are�a lot. It's like a little city all of its own. And if what you want isn't on campus, it is probably really close by! Some of my favorite restaurants are within walking distance of UTA.

    Dorm Life

    Can't speak on this one, I live off campus. But I have heard only good things from those I know that do live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes can be challenging, but when you work at it and utilize your resources(professors! TAs! Classmates, even. And oh my goodness the library is amazing.)

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your advisors and professors. They are more than happy to help! I've learned some valuable information about my classes just because I decided to drop in and say hi to one of my professors one day. And join a group! Not five or six, unless you can handle all that without your brain exploding�but if you can join just one little community, that will be enough. You'll find your niche.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a place where you can grow. There are limitless opportunities as far as fields of study, extracurricular in the form of sports, and even just the groups and clubs you can join. My favorite thing about UTA: the diversity and different viewpoints and cultures I get exposed to just from walking from one end of campus to the other.

  • 04/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 88 of 286

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has great safety procedures. They provide assistance poles all around campus. They also email and text everyone to keep us updated on anything that might me dangerous.

    Clubs and Activities

    This university offers numerous types of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who love meeting new people and learning about different cultures.

    What to do for fun

    They have the Mavericks Activities Center, also known as the MAC is available to students. They have basketball courts, an indoor track, gym, indoor soccer, beach volleyball, a swimming pool, pool tables, and even rock climbing. The MAC is open every day from 6am to 12pm

    Food and Dining

    They have a requirement for a meal plan for students that stay in dorms, but they also provide meal plans for commuters. The meal plan includes meals for the Connection Cafe and dining dollars for the food court, Starbucks, and the P.O.D store.

    Dorm Life

    They offer both dorms and apartments. Dorms are a great way to meet other people and socialize.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is placed very high. They expect nothing but the best work from the current students. Stay on top of your academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing i would say is get out and meet people. There are people from everywhere that attends this school. You will have the opportunity to learn about many cultures you where never exposed to.

    In three sentences

    I'm glad that i picked to attend the University of Texas at Arlington. There are so many nice and friendly people that go here. It's really a home away from home.

  • 04/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Engineering Nursing students Diverse people

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class Learn how to manage your time between studying and leisure time Be active Get involved= easiest way to make friends

    Bang for the buck

    Alot of people underestimate UTA because it is not a widely known like UT or Baylor but i think its truly one of the best especially in tuition department. Tuition rates are pretty affordable compared to other schools in the area.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE going to UTA. They are always things going on on campus like concerts or lectures. Dallas is also only half an hour away so you can go to concerts or just explore downtown. Six Flags, The Cowboys Stadium and Texas Rangers Stadium are less than 10 minutes away from the UTA campus so there is ALWAYS something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a current prenursing student at UTA and have come to find out that UTA has one of the BEST nursing schools in Texas. It is VERY competitive and hard to get in, considering they only accept 100 students per semester when about 900 apply each semester. So it's pretty tough but thats what makes it the best.

  • 05/17/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    People that plan to make many new friends, have fun and be responible, and get a quality education!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the tour and learn more from actual students to get a better idea of the school.

    Bang for the buck

    The money spent here would be worth while and probably the best decision anybody could make. Even without financial aid their are many ways to find money to pay for college.

    Will enjoy being here

    The current students there seemed to be friendly people and have a sense of diversity. I felt that I could easily make new friends there and have reasonable fun.

    Will learn a lot

    I visited the campus and fell in love with my soon to be second home. As I walked the campus and learned more and more about the environment and the learning abilities at this school it becomes easier for me to make my final decision and I made my decision.

  • 05/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right away. Find any student organization and give it a try. You never know what you will get out of it and if the first one is not for you, don't worry there are hundreds more.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like it is getting a bit pricey because the school is expanding so much. They have built 5 HUGE new buildings in the past 4 years. They built a new gym that is amazing, 2 giant new engineering research buildings, multiple new dorms, and they are currently finishing a brand new arena. So they have to make up some of those costs but I don't think it is significantly different in pricing than any other university.

    Am enjoying being here

    One of the great things about UTA is how diverse it is. There are hundreds of students organizations. I myself am involved in 5 organizations. You can always keep yourself busy.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at UTA are pretty helpful. All of the professors I have had have been more than willing to help me out when ever I needed extra help. As far as the classes go, they move at a pretty decent pace. They are not so fast that you will be lost if you miss a class or two but you definately need to study to keep up.

  • 05/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are serious about keeping a high GPA, those who do not care too much about the social life on campus, and those who want to attend a great university for not that much money compared to other schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the professors and join as many clubs as you can!

    Bang for the buck

    I received a very generous scholarship from this school, therefore, it is very cheap for me which is a big reason for why I will attend this school for the rest of my undergrad. Also, even without the scholarship, the in-state fees are extremely reasonable.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really love this school in general just for the academic opportunities it has given me but the on-campus activities are very limited, therefore, it has not given me many social opportunities. But overall the students that attend have been awesome and very friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at this university care a lot about your learning especially if you show them that you are really interested in the course. So far, my professors have been very dedicated which have led me to learn a lot.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    UTA's tuition is relatively cheap, and they hand out financial aid pretty generously.

    Will enjoy being here

    There are very many student organizations, and a lot of places to relax, including a bowling and billiards area and an activity center.

    Will learn a lot

    There are a lot of tutoring opportunities, and if you're going to major in something science, like me, then there's a special room where you can check out past tests and notes.

  • 07/04/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Like an open environment, don't mind a lot of walking (although there isn't really that much), and like trees and greenery (it's beautiful there).

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to live on campus, take a good look at the dorms options and their apartments. School seems really health oriented with a no smoking on campus policy and an Activity Center.

    Bang for the buck

    The price of college, I must admit is pricey, but I will say well worth it. I expected it to be a lot more and was relieved that it wasn't as much as I thought it would be with living in the dorms and everything, but I really look forward to it.

    Will enjoy being here

    During the schools orientation I was allowed to learn so much about the school, the environment was great and so were the people there.

    Will learn a lot

    The architecture building was beautiful, with my intended major to be architecture, I was very happy.

  • 08/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Liberal, dedicated, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you like the campus, it's hard to study when you are distracted by the campus!

  • 09/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    The Freshman Interest Group (FIG) program is a great way to meet other students within your major, and it's the best way to make your first year at UTA a great one. The FIG program helps with keeping you on track with your courses because you will always have the resource of the other students in the program to help.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want a excellent nursing or architecture program, UTA is the university for you!

    Am enjoying being here

    UTA has so much diversity on campus, and always offers exciting events going on around campus.

    Am learning a lot

    This school is great for students wanting to pursue architecture, nursing, and business.

  • 11/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, very optimistic and open, creative in any way, friendly, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take what you need, be prepared to take short notes; don't copy word for word, get involved as much as you can. keep tabs on important things like tuition, schoolwork, etc., don't waste time partying or with other things, find time to study whenver you can.

    Bang for the buck

    Definetely, everything is not overpriced plus if you need help financially with tution or such, the Financial aid office is gradly here to assist you in anyway.

    Am enjoying being here

    I very much enjoy being here because it is so diverse and full of interesting things. I especially love the crazy events they have around the holidays like BED RACES. Also, I like how everyone is so much like a family, even though the majority of us don't quite know eachother yet. But overall, it is a great college to start of with. P.S.: They have great degree programs including Nursing, it is like the biggest program up here.

    Am learning a lot

    You will definetely learn a lot of different things while on this campus because of the different events they hold and also the wide variety of classes. Oh, can't foget the different organizations that you can be a part of also.

  • 12/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UTA is great for students that like to challenge themselves, are looking into the health care field, and are interested in being a part of such a diverse community, there are people from all over the world!

    Tips for prospective students

    I definitely advice to get ready for the culture shock. UTA is very diverse and I think it's amazing because it is always fun to get to know other cultures. The nursing program here is very competitive but one of the best I know of so if that is a considered major for anyone keep in that in mind. My last tip is to just be open minded and enjoy everyday and to use free time wisely.

    Bang for the buck

    When students apply on time, there are many scholarships being offered to them which greatly helps. UTA also provides decent financial aid. Housing and meals can be a bit pricey but definitely worth the experience.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are hundreds of organizations available, one for each and every unique student that attends this school. There are many organizations that work towards informing students of the diversity here and events are always being organized with the goal of making the process of getting to know each others peers more easy. I currently live on campus, which in my opinion is a huge advantage in getting involved and meeting all types of new people. The staff that work here are amazing and caring, they actually want their students to make the best of their education at UTA.

    Am learning a lot

    UTA has plenty of classes that require critical thinking and complex questions that further expands the knowledge of students.

  • 12/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for students who want to meet different people from all backgrounds and for students who want to focus on their academics. This is a strong academic campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to come to UT Arlington, be sure to apply ahead and to be sure that you want to be in an environment where there is a lot of diversity. It is a great campus. Take a campus tour before making your final decision.

    Bang for the buck

    This campus has a great library, lots of resources and plenty of ways to gain more financial aid and scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    This is a friendly campus. Everyone is willing to help everyone out. There are so many activities on campus such as Ooze ball, which is volleyball in the mud and the Fall/Spring concerts.

    Am learning a lot

    UTA has some of the best professors. They are always available to help and there are so many resources on campus to help with studying and homework.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Engineering

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are transferring from a community college, do not expect the one on one type of instruction from the teachers because the classes have too many students. Also, you will get a lot more homework and a lot of the tests involve essays.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but worth the money.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    It a great school i recommend anyone prospective students.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    MyMav recreation center has numerous activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of animals like armadillos, rabbits, etc.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun. Go to the library to research or read. Also there is a very nice Gym, which contains anything you ask for.

    Dorm Life

    I have never attended the dorm life. But the housings look nice and roomy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If students live in D/FW area I recommend them not to go to other Universities, especially if the program the student needs is available here.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is amazing. I love this campus because it is very efficient for me. This University is close to my home and work. The staff and professors are very friendly here at UT at Arlington.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    the advising staff are very helpful. it is a very large public university.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are endless opportunities and activities and sports that many students can get involved with.

    Tips for prospective students

    excellent school, great programs, wonderful campus

    In three sentences

    the university of texas at arlington is an amazing school with many incredible opportunities. when i first started, i was a bit sceptical, but it has surpassed my expectations and has created a whole new life and perspective for me.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are a variety of places on campus for you to do. i usually go bowling and workout at the m.a.c. (mavericks activity center).

    Food and Dining

    the connections cafe is packed during 11am-1pm, especially during 12pm-1pm because there's no class scheduled during this time, but the bright side is that the foods are healthy and delicious. best bet is to go to other places around the area to eat.

    Dorm Life

    i commute so i wouldn't know how the dorm life is.

    Academic Rigor

    it all depends on the professors and whether or not you decide to read the textbooks.

    Tips for prospective students

    do your homework and for the commuters, if you do not wish to have early morning classes, you can always get to school and follow other people to their car and acquire their spot. food for thought.

    In three sentences

    the campus is lively and classes are challenging! parking is a pain most of the time and i find myself picking early morning classes just to get a decent spot. finally, the university is very diverse with people from all walks of life and employs excellent professors!

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    they show interest in there students. uta emails me so i can keep up with the new regulations. uta ha a friendly environment.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 107 of 286

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    Food and Dining

    food is great and actually tastes good

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are great, and so far my professors have been amazing inspiring teachers

    Tips for prospective students

    study, have fun and enjoy college. oh and also, be organized!

    In three sentences

    ut arlington is awesome, plain and simple. the school is diverse, and teachers are great, and it's an atmosphere a student would desire to be in. so far, i have nothing bad to say about uta because it's been a great experience so far.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i never had a problem, but there are a lot of emails from campus safety about assaults, thefts; and the area around the campus is shady.

    Greek Life

    there is a large greek presence on campus, but i did not participate in it.

    Clubs and Activities

    something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    people who can't or won't leave the state for one reason or another, students who didn't get into ut austin, maybe nursing students. the smart hospital is supposed to be nice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    oozeball and bed races! check out the gym too, they have great classes.

    Bang for the buck

    cheap as hell, and it's a degree, right? they seem to be fairly free with scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    drink?

    Food and Dining

    kinda freaky, but they do have a chick fil a.

    Dorm Life

    don't really know (i lived off campus) but people don't seem to complain too much.

    Academic Rigor

    easy breezy. it's certainly not up to the level of ut austin. study departments are balkanized pretty bad, and most students won't know what balkanized means.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't expect a college town. don't expect teachers to be invested, most of them were recently grad or phd students, and aren't that into it. they do have a nice gym.

    In three sentences

    not an academically rigorous school. don't go to health services if you value your life. play oozeball!

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i don't see many cops around and frequently hear about people getting robbed off campus and in parking lots.

    Greek Life

    strong. i see support for groups everywhere and they always have barbecue fundraisers.

    Clubs and Activities

    lots of great clubs to join. there are always meeting that give free food.

    Great for these types of students

    people who want to do more work and study more than socialize.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    oozeball. bunch of kids play a game and get covered in mud.

    Bang for the buck

    cheapest university around.

    What to do for fun

    go to the mall, join clubs, party.

    Food and Dining

    lots of good places to eat in cafeteria and nearby.

    Dorm Life

    never move into a dorm. real apartments nearby are a lot cheaper.

    Academic Rigor

    some teachers are really full of themselves and want to make life hard for you, others are still going to graduate school and want you to do as much work as they do.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not move into a university dorm or apartment. people you invite over could do something stupid and get you on disiplinary probation for a year.

    In three sentences

    they have a nice campus. people are not really friendly. it's located in a convenient part of town with a lot of stores nearby.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    usually the campus is dead on the weekend so most likely to have fun you need to leave the campus. the campus is located to many fun places but you have to have money, if you dont then you will most likely be staying in and doing your homework that is due in two weeks.

    Food and Dining

    the food is edible, i am not picky unlike most of my friends. if you can not take high school cafe food then most likely you will dislike our cafe food. they have good selections about once a week, other than that its mostly the same stuff constantly.

    Dorm Life

    depends on which dorm you live in. my dorm is very active on the weekends, everyone here is friendly and makes you laugh. it is nice to live on campus because so many events occur.

    Academic Rigor

    all courses here have a challenge. the math department is very challenging here for reasons i do not know why yet. getting good grades take alot of time and effort, you will be studying often. i am in engineering and i study about 20-30 hours a week.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you know what you want to do, here people give up to easily, that is most likely why we have a low graduation rate. if you come here then you need to be serious about your education, the atmosphere is competition most of the time.

    In three sentences

    the college is very beautiful and they go all out when it comes to constructing new buildings here. the people here can be antisocial often and this i dislike because i am very social. when you need help i advise you email the president because some of the faculty workers could care less about you.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    so good.

    Great for these types of students

    actives, and working hard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i have not know much about the unusual tradition in this campus.

    What to do for fun

    activity. joining some organization in this school. it helps a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    you should attend one of the orientation of this school to get more information before apply for this. also, the faculties staffs are friendly. so, go ahead and ask what you want to know.

    In three sentences

    this is a good place to study business. this school has been given faith in me that i am going to be succeed in the future. uta has a good faculty and staffs.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    meet up in the library or sleep.

    Food and Dining

    the food here is average with couple fast food joints inside you can buy using cash or dine in dollars. i gained 20 lbs. while i attended arlington which was only a year. when i moved back home i lost all those lbs. there are a lot of variety and it's a all you can eat format so you're bound to gain weight.

    Dorm Life

    i lived in kalpana chawla which was the newest dorm when i attended. not sure if it still is. anyways, it was also the dorm that had fig. dorm life could have been better. the hallways here dead and you'd rarely find people standing outside socializing. the only positive about living in the dorm was that i could wake up five mins. before class and still manage to get there on time. was it worth the 5000 dollar price tag? no.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics here aren't that challenging. i barely went to class and still made as. a caution for those taking math is to take it somewhere else. the tests are made by the department with select professors on the board so no review is given other than read the book.

    Tips for prospective students

    orientation is mandatory so make the most of it. come with an open mind because i realized that there are a lot of different kinds of people.

    In three sentences

    an easy going school with a great nursing program. people are great but you have to make an effort to reach out. academics could be better.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    i am not too sure but everyone i see there that i have been around made me feel basically at home.

    Clubs and Activities

    activities such as most or all sports, gameing, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    stuff to do all around for a good price.

    What to do for fun

    i havent done much there yet since i am not yet attending, but they have swimming pools, brand new gym, basketball area, gameing room, and more of what i heard.

    Food and Dining

    been to the buffet area 1 time, and the food is great, dining is good. etc.

    Dorm Life

    i havent been in a dorm before.

    Academic Rigor

    great people who want to learn and a very confrotable environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    search for a school that offers great plans or programs over degrees you want to achieve.

    In three sentences

    a school with a great engineering program. a school that is very close and convenient for me. a school that fits my needs for what i want to achieve.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    uta alerts are always sending out messages, so i would say i feel pretty safe here. there are call boxes at various locations on campus as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a lot of clubs and i'm always seeing something that catches my eye.

    Bang for the buck

    i guess it is, most my tuition is paid for scholarship so i can't complain.

    What to do for fun

    join clubs/organizations on campus, there are a ton and they are always planning exciting events.

    Food and Dining

    as a vegan, i have to say it's horrible. the only options i have are subway or fries from chick fil a. i would appreciate being able to have a healthy meal once in a while, but i can only find that off campus.

    Dorm Life

    i can't say much about this because i'm a commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    for the most part it is not too bad. 1000 and 2000 level classes are pretty easy, 1000 is especially easy. when you get to 3000 level classes, you can feel the difference, and things are not so easy anymore.

    Tips for prospective students

    avoid getting a meal plan because the food is horrible if you're a vegetarian/vegan plan on packing your lunch they take math courses seriously, so study hard

    In three sentences

    uta is the perfect sized campus, not too large and not too small. we are lacking in some areas such as variety of courses offered and food options, but the staff here is for the most part really great. i would uta is a fairly good school.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    fun? where? when? Unless you're taking the semester off or you're insomniac there will be no time for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety but I really wish there was Mc donalds.

    Dorm Life

    No comment.

    Academic Rigor

    Seems okay...however some as you go higher in some classes things sseem repetitive. And some professors are so bad....they don,t even know the material they're teaching sometimes. Not mention 3 out my 4 classes were taught by graduate students who were impatient and lack understanding and seem to direct their stress towards the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're accustomed to city life and studying on your own...this is the university for you.

    In three sentences

    My experience with this university as an international student has been very stressful. The classes are huge, professors are unhelpful and students themselves are unfriendly. And parking sucks.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We are periodically emailed and informed of any incident that we may need to be aware of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Large amount of clubs to pick from. There are some for almost every major, clubs to stay fit, or just for fun! You can also start your own!!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type!! I can promise you will find your group of people here, the school is highly diverse.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has various options. I love to go rock climbing, at the MAC (Mavericks Activity Center.) they also have bowling and billiards!!

    Food and Dining

    There are many fast food places walking distance from the campus, and the University also provides a large selection of food and places where you can also purchase food on campus

    Dorm Life

    Is very motivational, and if you ever have issues you can always talk to a Resident Assistant about any issue, and they are more than happy to help you.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not an easy transition, college involves complete dedication and the willingness to study, but as long as you focus and study extensively, you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long you are willing to work hard, and seek help in any aspect that you need; success is guaranteed.

    In three sentences

    They made my experience coming out of high school very smooth. The entire staff, from professors to the financial aid offices; everyone is willing and excited to help. Definitely a University worth coming to.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    At preview day I talked to a security guard he said the only to beware of is laptop theft which is common but can be prevented if you watch your stuff carefully.

    Clubs and Activities

    The recreation center is amazing and I was told for $2o a month you can take unlimited yoga classes, spinning, etc.! They also have a cool bowling alley and a pool! It's like a little town they have everything.

    Food and Dining

    They have so many places to choose from but the hours are insane.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not living in a dorm but from what I saw they looked good.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not sure how its like....

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to go to a preview day! It's fun.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, lots of buildings and a huge library.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police regularly post warnings about criminal activity. The area around campus is not known for its safety, but I have walked in the area at night without any trouble.

    Greek Life

    I am not familiar with fraternities or sororities, but I do know that they are willing to recruit first year students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different types of groups to join, many of which are religious. For some reason, this university is not big about civic participation, for the most part. If you are looking for a school that encourages protests, voicing opinion and dissent, etc, you will be disappointed by UTA.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter students, those who prefer a suburban lifestyle as opposed to an urban or countercultural one.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bed Races and Rubbing Hereford's Head.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition here is around $14,000 a year. Living on campus adds to this, obviously. Be warned that this university will nickel and dime you over many different things. Metered parking, for example, is in effect on weekdays from 7 AM to 11 PM, and dorm students are charged lock out fees (for forgetting their card and/or room key), even during emergencies.

    What to do for fun

    There really is not a lot to do besides the events that student groups put on, such as bake sales, plays, film nights, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Very little variety. The Food Court consists of Chick-fil-A, a small scale sushi bar, a Pizza Hut Express, a Subway and a Panda Express. There's also an Einstein Brothers' location in the Fine Arts building. However, all of them are more expensive than their off campus counterparts. For example, the on-campus Chick-fil-A wants $3.09 for a chicken sandwich, whereas the other Arlington locations want $2.85 and $2.89. This may not sound like a lot, but it is when you are a) trying to spend as little as possible and/or b) stuck on campus, and it quickly adds up. There is also a Café, but it is overpriced unless you have a meal plan, which you must buy if you live in certain dorms. (More on that later.) The quality of the food is better than standard high school fare, but it is not gourmand, either. The largest variety of options comes during lunch and dinner, with limited service for most of the afternoon, and is mostly limited to burgers and pizza. As for meal plans, certain students are required to buy a meal plan. (How this is legal, I am not sure.) All of them cost more than $1,000 and are composed of Dining Dollars (used at the Food Court) and meals at the Café. Due to the expense of the Food Court, you can run out of Dollars quickly. For example, I have less than $75 left out of my original $350, and it is not even the start of April yet. Another problem with the food service is that the University does not do a good job of managing crowds during lunch hour, so virtually everyone gets lunch around noon. This, in turn, creates huge crowds at both the Food Court and the Café. If possible, eat before 12 PM or at 1 PM or after to avoid the crowds. There is no service after 10:30 PM, Monday-Thursday and after 7 PM on Friday, which limits dining choices for on campus students. There is limited Café service on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    Very, very little to do, especially on weekends. There are arbitrary rules that can impact your lifestyle, such as only being able to have so large of a refrigerator, which means you can only store so much food for when the Food Court and Café are closed. There is a bus that will take you around campus and to the Parks Mall on Saturdays, otherwise, there is no other public transport available. There is also a short-term car rental service, but its costs can quickly add up. This is why I strongly recommend having predictable transportation options before you move to live on campus here. The dorms only put on limited events on a periodic basis. Around UTA itself, there is very little to do or see, and a good portion of the city's shopping is around Cowboys Stadium, which can be an expensive place to shop and dine. All of the real cultural activities are in Dallas, Fort Worth, or Denton, and going to those cities can take a lot of time and money to just get there. On the good side, however, the dorms are very cost-effective, as they include free utilities, including Wifi internet, and free laundry. The newer halls offer both shared rooms and suites with individual bedrooms, but these cost much more than a shared room.

    Academic Rigor

    The education here is good, and there are plenty of resources to help you out if you are struggling, especially for first year students. I have yet to deal with a stereotypically boring professor here, as all the ones I have encountered are enthusiastic, relaxed, and honestly know what they are doing, with the exception of one math lab aid. Read the assigned materials, and when you pick a class to take, please make sure that you will be genuinely interested in it, or you will not be nearly as motivated to do well in it compared to someone who does like the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    *Find a student group that matches your interests, or create one if there isn't one. *Show your professors that you are committed to the classes you are taking. *Have a reliable method of transportation to get to things off campus. *Get ready to be exposed to different cultures in ways that you may not be used to.

    In three sentences

    The education here is of a very high quality, and the professors are very professional in their work. However, I would NOT recommend living on campus here unless you already have a car, as this place does not have a lot to do during the weekend and there is no bus system in Arlington.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have placed all over campus tall police call stations, and police are always driving around campus. Also, if something happens they notify students by calling their phones, an e-mail, &/or text message, & announcement over some of the speakers.

    What to do for fun

    They're are so many school events constantly happening every week. Just make plans to go to one with a friend(s) and you'll be sure to have fun!

    Food and Dining

    So many choices of food and at good prices too!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but from what I hear from my friends that do, they enjoy it. Though, it can be a little pricey.

    Academic Rigor

    If you stay dedicated, work hard, & keep to your studies it's pretty easy. They focus on helping you strive and offer free tutor sessions and other groups or gatherings to help with academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan to work hard but to also have fun and get involved. So many opportunities offered in your specific choice of major, and all the staff and students are super nice!

    In three sentences

    In my second semester and I love the school. It's really easy to get involved and join in with others (who are very nice) on school spirit. Also, they offer many programs to join, and to help improve your academic studies.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    very good

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go swimming, play basketball, or go to concerts the school holds every once in a while.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up as soon as you're positive that you want to attend this school.

    In three sentences

    It is professional. It's easy to communicate with them. It is easy to sign up for classes.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Check it out..www.uta.edu

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early!

    In three sentences

    Great university to attend. I love the community , the professors are great and the advisors really do a great job in making sure you graduate on time.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    outdoor activities

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Try to participate in as many organizations as you can, otherwise, just go to the MAC for some entertainment and/or a good workout.

    Food and Dining

    They need more food to choose from and they also need to make it more affordable for college students.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived here but they all look in good condition.

    Academic Rigor

    Has a variety of majors to choose from, but most popular is nursing.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a nursing program to apply to beware of UTA. Their program is competitive.

    In three sentences

    Has so many international students. Needs more police enforcement. Need more variety of affordable food choice to pick.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Dorm and police escorts if you are out and about in the evening. Give warnings and alerts to students through e-mail or phone about criminal acts around campus.

    Greek Life

    They don't seem violent or to cause much disturbance since they are not on the front page of newspapers. Take pride in the Greek traditions. No hazing!

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes International Students Greek life (hopefuls) Dancers All that want a good education

    Bang for the buck

    They try to stretch every dollar. The only down side is that we pay for printing. On the upside we did not get a tuition increase for the coming year due to the diligence of the university president and student leadership.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there seems to be plenty of social club events, theatre performances, concerts held on campus, basketball games, intramural sports and frisbee golf with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Has a campus store for snacks. Chick-fil-A, Subway, and Sushi are available too.

    Dorm Life

    Newly built and some newly renovated. Nice way to meet and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors are upstanding individuals that make you earn your grade in their class. Come out feeling more knowledgeable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus first. When going to get advising make sure you have questions before hand to get answered. Go to different social gatherings on campus to see what clubs or organizations you would like to be involved in.

    In three sentences

    This school has a diverse student population. Involved in the community around the campus. Also supports their student athletes.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball - mud volleyball...it's so much fun to see people fall in the mud while attempting to play volleyball. College Garden - it's so peaceful and beautiful there...plus it's behind a dormitory so not that many people know it exists

    Bang for the buck

    It is a really cool place to be. At first, I didn't like it here, but now I love it.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the malls, go visit the different cities around like Dallas and Fort Worth, go to the movie theatre, go clubbing, go drinking, and meet people from all over the world.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. There is a cafe that serves food ranging from simple pizza to gourmet. There is also a plaza with Subway, Panda Express, Chick-fil-a, Pizza Hut, Sushi stand, Noodle Hut, and snacks. We also have two markets, Starbucks, and a Bagel place.

    Dorm Life

    It is a lot of fun because most of the people on your floor are just as new to dorm life as you are. They all want to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes increase or decrease in academic rigor according to your major. So if you're a science major then your courses are more time-consuming than a business major's or an art major's. But all courses challenge your mind so don't expect a roller coaster ride.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in the dorms; it is a lot easier to make friends that way.

    In three sentences

    It is a culturally diverse university. It is very safe and there are few to no crimes around the Arlington area. It is not too big and not too small.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    great police staff. always willing to help

    Clubs and Activities

    the clubs are awesome, working together is inspiring to others attending there as well to other new students.

    Great for these types of students

    transferring, high school, and continuing education students

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do there that you will never spend a day without being bored. From soccer to basketball, whatever you think you can do, they have it too.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is great. If you need anything they got you like a family. It's a great school to graduate from.

    In three sentences

    Whatever you want to do, they got you covered. Help you in pursuing more Knowledge. Enhancing lives and dedicated to discovery.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is really good at UTA officers do their best to help out students. UTA police even provide a shuttle service late at night for students needing to get around safely.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs such as spirit clubs, dance teams, just so many to choose from. Over 300 organizations there's just about room for anyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Science and Engineering students do really well here. Students looking for a really good education should definitely check it out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball is the annual event hosted by UTA which is a mud volleyball tournament. Also the bed races are an awesome tradition where teams get together and race beds on the school football field.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of all the sister schools in the UT system I think UTA is the best for your buck. They try really hard to keep costs down and if anything does go up, its never by much.

    What to do for fun

    Cowboys stadium is always a big attraction as well at the Rangers ballpark, Sixflags, and Hurricane Harbor, Cowboys dance hall. and The Parks at Arlington offers the best shopping around.

    Food and Dining

    There is Panda, Chick-fil-a, Subway, Sushi chic, and pizza hut as well as two fully operating starbucks on campus that are always busy and making fresh food.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many dorms and university apartments to choose from. The school has really gone out of its way to accommodate students. If dorm life isn't for you there are tons of apartments in the surrounding area.

    Academic Rigor

    UTA lives up to its growing reputation. It's great to be a part of all the research going around. It is really nice to be so close to a state of the art research facility right down the street.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start studying in the library way before finals come around. First year is always the toughest.

    In three sentences

    This is a top notch school! The school is always growing and there is so much to do! The faculty and staff are always very helpful and eager to assist students.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They may be good at enforcing the smoke ban but the campus police suck at actual police work. Cars are broken into daily and night-time muggings are commonplace. If you're having a late night at the library, bring a friend or a gun.

    Greek Life

    I wouldn't know.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are a ridiculous amount of itramural teams. The university owns several sporting venues and fields, so there's always some kind of competition being held.

    Great for these types of students

    Do you want to continue your education while staying close to DFW? This is the place for you, then.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everybody goes to see the Texas Rangers play and then discusses the outcome of their games during class. Also, Bed Races and mud wars.

    Bang for the buck

    You get access to quite a bit for what you pay. UTA is a standard university in that regard.

    What to do for fun

    Join the Russian culture society! The cultural society wars are rigorous and we need more soldiers! In all seriousness though, join one of the cultural societies. There are plenty to choose from and every event put together is memorable. Also, if you want to kill time between classes, you can bowl at the UC foronly $5 an hour! That's shoe rental and everything!

    Food and Dining

    The University Center has a variety of meal options. I prefer the prepackaged sushi, myself.

    Dorm Life

    I have never- nor will I ever- live on a dorm. They are, by definition, crummy.

    Academic Rigor

    This college is no more difficult than any other. Pay attention during lecture and study your course materials, and you'll not feel too taxed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Either quit smoking before you enrolled here or brush up on your ninja skills. The entirety of the campus is nonsmoking and they enforce it without hesitation. Also, I recommend getting a skateboard/longboard to cut down travel times between classes. The campus is very spread out.

    In three sentences

    UTA features a wide, open campus complete with cigarette Nazis, nighttime muggings, and some rather insane club members. The professors are competent, the class selection is flexible, and the price is less than you'd expect. All in all, its an average Texas University with close proximity to the major city.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great!

    Greek Life

    IT's very involved and they always have activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's pretty much one for any type of person and they're small or little they're still very involved around campus and the DFW metroplex area.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, but also fun-loving!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing E.H. Hereford's head in the UC before an exam is good luck. Bed Races! Oozeball (Volleyball in the mud) for a cause!

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely worth what we are paying for. Tuition is on a flat rate basis and it's not super expensive since we don't have a massive football team to pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There's always great opportunities for free outings, and there are always discounts for students for a Texas Rangers game or a local concert for free at the Levitt Pavilion. There's always free movies that are on a big screen, which is perfect for a picnic!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria we have is amazing! It's a buffet and it has a whole bunch of different choices, even vegetarian.

    Dorm Life

    It's mostly commuter students, but the staff at the halls usually has a lot of cool activities for students.

    Academic Rigor

    Your major requires a lot of core classes and it's hard to keep up with your GPA and satisfying the school requirements, but it's essential so it's a lot better than most universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early for classes so you get what you want at the times you want, and always wait to buy your books because most professors don't always use them-any of them. Also, get involved or else you'll get bored with just school.

    In three sentences

    It's a small campus, so the student population is almost like a family; everyone you see if usually a familiar face. I'm in the school of architecture, so It's very hard for me to find time to participate in the activities; nonetheless, UTA always has great activities so whenever I have free time I make sure to attend our great events. The advisement isn't as great, but it's always best to seek advisement.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do on campus for fun. Every year, there is an ooze-ball competition, which is great fun. There are a lot of student groups, sororities, or fraternities to join, which help students interact.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great variety of places to eat on campus such as subway, panda express, Einstein bagels, and more!

    Dorm Life

    It is really easy to make friends at UTA and dorm life is a great way to do it.

    Academic Rigor

    As a nursing major, there is a lot of competition. It takes a lot of work to stay ahead and ensure your spot in the nursing school. It's definitely not easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Texas at Arlington is a tough and competitive school! It takes a lot of hard work and rigorous studying in order to stay ahead of the competition, but there are also many other fun things to do on campus. There are many student groups to join and everyone is very friendly. Also, every year, there is an ooze-ball competition, which is awesome! UTA provides great opportunities and is a school that you'll be glad to be a part of.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is a school that provides a variety of majors for students to explore their interests and discover their profession. Class sizes vary from 20 to 300 students and there are multiple times available for each course, allowing flexibility. The environment is perfect for concentrating on studying, whether its in one of the libraries or in a study room.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    good

    Dorm Life

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have your transfer credits reviewed prior to starting the program.

    In three sentences

    Great school the online programs are easy to follow and directions is great.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus takes safety issues very seriously, meaning that they have a great safety system. You will find emergency call stations all over campus and can call at any time for a ride if you feel you are not comfortable walking alone.

    What to do for fun

    There are always things to do on campus, whether it be movie screenings or block parties, one will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    If you purchase the meal plan, you can experience various different types of food in the cafeteria. Besides that, there is a food court that has a number of fast food choices to choose from open at convenient hours.

    Dorm Life

    I live in an apartment, so it may be different than the actual dorm life. However, UTA offers many options for living arrangements as well as fun activities on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot more work than we are used to high school, but by no means does it mean it is impossible or even highly difficult; it simply takes some extra time and effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students, I advise that you all both get used to and take full advantage of the diversity as it offers many advantages. Also, don't trust the campus book store, they will rip you off. It may be better to purchase books online.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is a school for everyone, having an array of different classes supporting almost any major. The cultural as well as other diversity at the university is enormous, and also important because it makes for a more well-rounded student population and acts as a catalyst to our development and education. Another thing that UTA encompasses, and that is often overlooked, is the small class sizes, making it an ideal place to obtain a quality education.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very. Police bulletins are sent out when something happens. Police cars patrol throughout the day and night. there is also a free service on campus called mavride.

    Greek Life

    present

    Clubs and Activities

    300+

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing, engineering, architecture, and glass blowing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Brazos House

    Bang for the buck

    *The Rangers ballpark and Cowboys stadium are located nearby. *Also, UTA is great at bringing big name artists for their yearly concerts. 2009=maroon 5, 2010= B.O.B, 2011=Drake. The Drake tickets were the most expensive at $65/ person for floor seats.

    What to do for fun

    The school is located in the middle of the DFW area, so there are a lot of things to do. Go dancing, to the movies, etc..but in order to get around you need a car because arlington does not have public transportation

    Food and Dining

    Not the best food. Don't buy the platinum meal plan

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls are not state of the art, but the people are really cool. I made a lot of friends and there have been a lot of good times. Unfortunately, a lot of students leave campus for the weekend.

    Academic Rigor

    * I am a nursing student and the main courses are pretty tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    *use ratemyprofessor.com when picking your teachers. *Get a copy of any official documents you turn in or payments that you make. *bring rainboots!

    In three sentences

    tuition is low and you receive a good education.The only thing is that the school is more interested in becoming a tier 1 school than helping its students.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greeks are well known on campus. We recently crossed over the Iota Fraternity. Most of the Greeks are very into community service as well as academic excellence because there is a standard that must be kept in order to stay in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs and activities that anyone can join.

    What to do for fun

    There are intermural sports, Greek events, movie nights, concerts, the list is endless. There's always something fun going on at UTA.

    Food and Dining

    The food is well cooked and always has you wanting more. Also they have a marketplace as well as a dining area so if you don't want fast food then you can always get the home-cooked meal from the Connection Cafe.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus and it was amazing. There were always events going on in the dorms, and the people living there are very nice. The RA's (Residential Assistant) are always willing to help and do their job very well. You get to know several people in the dorms and make countless amounts of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be tough but if you study and pay attention in class then there's nothing that you can't accomplish.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a socially open person then this is the place for you. Its very diverse and full of new and exciting things to do and learn.

    In three sentences

    The school is amazing, and on a scale of one to ten I'd give it an eight. The professors are well rounded and fluent in their studies, and there are resources all over campus that can help you if you don't understand something in class. Also there are many clubs and events that you can participate in.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe on campus. They offer a security escort at night to drive you to your car or across campus. There has been a couple stolen cell phones and minor crimes though.

    Greek Life

    They are pretty big on this. There are a ton of frats and sororities that don't have houses. Not really my thing, but if you're into you have plenty of options.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is up to you, get involved and have fun! Your time at the university is limited! They have plenty of options.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a bed race every year. It's really weird. There are teams and you have a bed on wheels and race.. Also during finals week they have $3 breakfast for dinner.

    Bang for the buck

    It is one of the cheaper universities, and in some ways that is apparent. Basically you should take advantage of the things they offer, like the gym is free (well comes out of tuition) and really nice. The shuttles are also really convenient and underused.

    What to do for fun

    There are very few university hosted fun events, but hopefully that will change with the college park center they've built. Arlington has some fun things to do but other than that Dallas and Ft Worth aren't too far.

    Food and Dining

    They have pretty limited options, especially limited with healthy options. If you enjoy eating fast food, cafeteria food, or packaged convenience store food, than you should be fine. The little healthy options they have are incredibly over priced. I rarely eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Not many people stay in the dorms, however there are plenty of close to campus apartments that are nice. I love living near campus. It makes it much easier to stay focused and involved.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any college this depends on your major, but in general it is rigorous as college should be. I am in the engineering department since it is ABET certified, it is very rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines!!! Make sure you fill out the right stuff at the right time to help with financial issues and to make your college career flow smoother. I suggest living close to campus too, it really helps you feel like part of the community.

    In three sentences

    Overall I am really enjoying my time here. It isn't that big of a school, but it is what you make of it. You have to make an effort to feel part of the UTA community though since so many people commute.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is small but growing on campus! I'm a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Greek life is a great way to make friends and connections when you get older.

    Great for these types of students

    Just like at any other school, grades will not be handed to you so determined and willing students will do great at this university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the Library Mall there is always some sort of booth set up. These range from selling donuts and hot chocolate to huge protest-like things.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of local things to do around UTA. As you get older the bar/night life is very fun and a great way to meet people who are similar to you in multiple ways.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm or on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't ever overload yourself with more classes than you can handle. Doing well in college is very rewarding. Be sure to stay busy and ontop of things though, you never want to have wasted time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors, especially in your smaller classes. Do not ever procrasinate. Also, be sure to study and don't be afraid of all-nighters; they become your best friend.

    In three sentences

    I love attending UTA because of all the different options they give you for class times, professors, etc. The advisors are all extremely nice and helpful no matter what your major may be. Making friends isn't too hard either because there is a very diverse student body that attends there.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I'm going back to school this fall and doing the campus tour was great. I think the school is impressive. It is a little overwhelming going back to school after such a long time..but it will be great!

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There do seem to be quite a few incidents on campus, but on the plus size, they're publicized to make students aware of potential danger.

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students, working students and commuters.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball. Never played, but it looks messy and fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Best nursing program in terms of cost in Texas!

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do in DFW. I couldn't begin to describe all the fun things to do. But Six Flags and a nice mall are all nearby.

    Food and Dining

    I've actually never set foot on campus. I've done everything online!

    Dorm Life

    I've actually never set foot on campus. I've done everything online!

    Academic Rigor

    Top notch. I have degrees from two other major Texas universities and this school is absolutely an equal in terms of academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the online programs. You don't have to drive to Arlington for many of the degrees

    In three sentences

    Excellent, innovative programs! The university is truly dedicated to helping students succeed. There's even a student success coordinator for my major.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UTA has a very active police force, and with well-lit walkways, there never seems to be that much worry of danger.

    Great for these types of students

    commuter, math/science oriented, students looking for a cheaper uni equivalent

    Bang for the buck

    I'm very impressed with where UTA's going, with renovations and increasingly legitimate academia. The best part of UTA is that it is what you make of it. If you're looking for a home away from home, you found it. And if you're just looking for a commuter school for credits, UTA meets those needs as well.

    What to do for fun

    Arlington is right in between Fort Worth and Dallas, so if you're willing to drive, you can find about any scene/event you could hope for. But as far as on-campus activities, you'll find mostly the stereotypical college fare. Movie nights and frat fights if you're into that, intramural sports if you're not.

    Food and Dining

    UTA is being helped out greatly by an expanding dining scene in downtown Arlington, because there are not many options on campus. The University Center has separate eating areas for food plan members and the rest of us, and while there is a small diversity of options, many would appreciate a wider culinary range.

    Dorm Life

    On-campus living at UTA is in the process of upgrading, but still has a long way to go. Many of the older dorms are cramped and gaunt. There are new on-campus apartments being developed that have much promise, however.

    Academic Rigor

    UTA is trying to establish itself as a premier public university in Texas, and as such, has increasingly difficult programs. While this rigor might be discouraging at first, it's advantageous to belong to a department with higher standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is still largely a commuter school, so you may have to be proactive in finding friends/study buddies. And the campus is huge, so ask people where the best places to park are, and where to avoid.

    In three sentences

    I would call UTA a work-in-progress. The facilities have improved within the few years I've been attending, and the quality of staff seems to be on the incline. Also, if you want the traditional college experience, you can find it here.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I get safety reports via email all the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who hold a full time job.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not go to the campus. Online only.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you paid for. It's quite expensive though.

    What to do for fun

    Dallas has lots of things to do. Baseball, basketball, football, six flags, museums. The list goes on and on.

    Food and Dining

    I hear the food is good. Never been to the campus.

    Dorm Life

    They say the dorms are good. I do all my studies online though.

    Academic Rigor

    It's intense but you get what you pay for.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a full time job like myself, one hundred percent online courses through the University of Texas at Arlington is the way to go!

    In three sentences

    I take online courses and they are well maintained. Great modules, professors and liaisons. Oh, and you learn alot too!

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ooze ball-volleyball in the mud!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Money has always been an issue in my educational experiences. I am still struggling but i feel that the cost is well worth it. The staff has been there for me and i have not recieved that at any other college!

    What to do for fun

    Activities gallor!! Get involved! Sports, shows, movies, you name it they have it!!

    Food and Dining

    So many options for students right on campus

    Dorm Life

    Vandergriff Hall is BEAUTIFUL

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early! But dont be afraid. College is a great experience and dont stress if you are not completely sure on what direction you want to take with your education and career. Everything will fall into place but always be proactive. Keep moving forward!

    In three sentences

    The faculty is ALWAYS available. They make getting information and help easy. I love how friendly and egar everyone at UTA is to help!!

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I recommend to join the dance team or Greek life!

    Dorm Life

    I have personally never lived on campus but I have been in one and from what I saw it was very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    If you put in your best effort, any class is passable!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you research online to make sure that this university has your major! Also, tour the campus to make sure you would enjoy it as well.

    In three sentences

    I like the large, green campus. It makes me feel apart of something large . I feel successful when walking around campus.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Academic Rigor

    The Nursing program is one of the most competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to get an early orientation date.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do outside of school, the nightlife in Arlington is great, there is a famous baseball park minutes away from the campus and a theme park even closer. On campus there's a plethora of events, clubs, and organizations to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    With the wide selection of food on campus, makes it nearly impossible for students to get tired of college food, and what's even better, it's very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look great! Everything seems clean and well placed, making it easy to get from your dorm to class.

    Academic Rigor

    From what everyone says the academics are tough, and from how my adviser describes it, it's no walk in the park.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always make sure you have your stuff together because, one deadlines sneak up on you, and time will run short on you if you wait too late.

    In three sentences

    This school seems to be very big compared to my last school. The people here seem to be very nice, and very helpful. I seriously look forward to spending the next 2-3 years here.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    With outdoor movies, concerts, an enormous activities center, and many other exciting things to do on campus, there's always somewhere to go for fun. Even if you can't find something on campus, UTA is nestled right in the middle of some of the most exciting parts of Arlington.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get started early. Make sure to learn as much as you can and apply for everything well before the deadlines.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington has a beautiful campus in an ideal location. The scholastic and recreation facilities on campus are amazing, with many ways to stay in shape, mentally and physically. There is always something going on at UTA, and always something to look forward to.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The have on-side campus police for safety which offers rides throughout the campus after dark as well as many other forms of assistance. They also have emergency kiosks throughout the campus for quick assistance.

    Greek Life

    There are quite a few fraternities and sororities to select from. The University has recently undergone a complete renovation and remodel, so everything is fresh and clean.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have clubs and student organizations of all kinds. We were told that if there is something you are interested in that does not already have a club, they will help you create one.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are interested in engineering or nursing specifically, they offer a top notch and highly competitive program at a very affordable price. Of course, they have a great number of other degrees to choose from and attract students from around the world as well as a large number of military veterans.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have bed races and Oozie Ball, which is a mud volleyball game. They look like fun!

    Bang for the buck

    They have maintained their tuition pricing, while most colleges have undergone a tuition increase in the past five years.

    What to do for fun

    There are a vast number of activities and student organizations to get involved in. Truly there is something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot to choose from, both in the cafe as well as stand alone restaurants. So far, everything I have tried has been yummy!

    Dorm Life

    Vandergriff Hall will be opening for the Fall Term. I am thrilled to be part of the first round of students living there!

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone I have spoken with, from students to professors, has really emphasized how difficult and time consuming the engineering program will be throughout all four years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend orientation as early as possible to ensure you are able to get the classes you want and a schedule you can live with.

    In three sentences

    The campus is wonderful and the students I have met are very down to earth. They have done a terrific job of preparing me for what to expect and the realities that I will be faced with through orientation and student leaders. I am really looking forward to attending this fall.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I'm slightly paranoid, and in my book you can NEVER be to safe. (:

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The students have a habit of rubbing this statues head for good-luck I am not sure if it works but I do know its done quite often.

    Bang for the buck

    The school Is relatively inexpensive, but I would still suggest applying for all the scholarships you can get because who does not want free money? Ha ha, and your a college student your going to want to buy stuff, just remember to be frugal and you will be alright.

    What to do for fun

    Like I said before Rangers stadium, Cowboys stadium, Six-Flags over Texas, and Hurricane Harbor are relatively close. However the school host concerts with those such as Drake and Rhianna. They also have $2 movies and so forth so there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent, I mean especially for those who have to live in a dorm and must get a meal plan. But I would rather not eat it everyday, however I would not mind if i had to, If that makes any sense. However upstairs they do have chick-fil-a and so that is an automatic 10 in my book. (:

    Dorm Life

    I can't really comment on this because I'm living in an on campus apartment, but i have stayed in them and they seem pretty nice. I just don't like the fact that you have to have a meal plan if staying in them and I don't like sharing so i wouldn't want to share with a random ha ha.

    Academic Rigor

    The University is big on academic rigor and how can they help their students succeed. Although the classes might seem hard ESPECIALLY if you are going into either the field of engineering or business, you just have to take it one step at a time and if you are still in high school I really recommend taking dual credit or summer classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard in what ever field you go into especially coming from high school and not just transferring from another university. Also if you are moving onto an on campus apartment communicate with the housing office! I cannot stress that enough. And if your looking for an apartment the Heights on Pecan are NEW as of 2012 and quite affordable.

    In three sentences

    Being that the school is located near six flags over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, Rangers Stadium, and the new cowboys stadium there is always something to do, just in case you would like to get out. The campus is nice and there are many different cultures surrounding you so it is an all around nice place to begin your studies.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I love being Greek! You become involved in campus life and meet lots of people this way. Great if you are not from the Dallas/ Fort Worth area.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of activities, but some RAs are very strict

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, but doable

    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll in an early orientation date so that you can get into the classes you want.

    In three sentences

    There are activities and clubs for everyone of all types. The only this I do not like is the amount of commuters, so the campus is mostly quiet at night. Overall it is a great college.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Greek Life!!!!

    Food and Dining

    The UC building has Subway, Panda express, pizza hut, sushi etc

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus apartments called Arbor Oaks. these apartments are huge but unfurnished

    Academic Rigor

    Good Academics

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you go to class and spend atleast 3 hours studying for one class you will do good. Try to have all the fun in your freshman year because it gets harder as you become a junior and then a senior.

    In three sentences

    Its a really cool campus. Love Arlington city. The professors and other students there are nice people. They offer one of the best Nursing programs in the nation. I am proud to be a Maverick.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While there are a few reported crimes, the UTA campus police will do whatever it takes to keep you safe, even if that means you getting a personal escort to your car if you do not feel comfortable walking there alone.

    Greek Life

    UTA offers many sororities and fraternities, where there are dry houses, (meaning no alcohol), and all of the fraternities and sororities are constantly having weekly events on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for every kind of student, no matter what your interests are.

    Great for these types of students

    Every kind of student will find something to do on campus. There are clubs, churches, groups for the LGBT community, or atheists, christians, and everyone else!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UTA has a tradition of the annual bed races, where students push a bed down a football field and race, and it is super fun to do or to watch!

    Bang for the buck

    UTA is an excellent school, and they have food, fun, games, very educational classes, and more.

    What to do for fun

    UTA is constantly offering activities for students. They have a bowling alley on campus and each game is only two dollars, they offer movie nights, and activities such as bed races, ooze ball, and other fun things.

    Food and Dining

    On campus, there is a cafeteria, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, two sushi places, and a convenience store, so the options are very broad.

    Dorm Life

    I live in an off campus apartment, but I have many friends who love living in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, and make sure you do good on your THEA and SAT!

    In three sentences

    Very clean, efficient, great staff and learning opportunities for students. Whether you are undecided or have chosen a major, UTA has classes that fit your needs. The tuition is affordable, and everything you need is right on campus.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never walk alone in daytime/night.

    Greek Life

    No idea.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not much :( I like Asian Student Association and am in other nursing organizations but they're all poorly planned and boring. Most ethnic associations are clique-y.

    Great for these types of students

    Shut-ins, nursing students (upper level, not undergrad), simple-minded people, quiet people, studious collegiates.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have concerts held throughout the year and Drake came once.

    Bang for the buck

    UTA is so cheap. I don't purchase the meal plan b/c it is a waste of money and you can never finish the meals, and I live in an apt but I pay oly $8-9k for tuition total a year.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing. Only thing to do is go to the Arlington Parks mall, Bethany's (best bubble tea cafe with great food!) and go clubbing.

    Food and Dining

    You'll get tired of the food.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Lipscomb, which as the average dorm. Other dorms I hear are nicer than most UT school dorms like KC hall or Arlington hall.

    Academic Rigor

    All the fine arts and history/gov classes are easy. Nursing science courses are not very good w/only 1 professor available for anatomy and one for nursing microbiology :/

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to carry a weapon on you at all times. Never walk alone in the daytime or at night. Never be afraid or embarrassed to call MavRide, a free police-student ride that's opened M-Th 7pm to 1am. It's not opened Sat or Friday/Sunday I believe, which are the days students would ride the most.

    In three sentences

    I believe UTA is a baby university for your freshman year. The campus is not that bad, but safety is a huge concern among students here. The campus activities here are very poorly planned, but it's possible to settle here.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had a problem but the local area surrounding the campus is seedy and this past semester dozens of girls were harassed by a butt slapper who would slap a girls butt then run away laughing.

    Greek Life

    Not apart of it but seems on par and involved such as other colleges.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of available clubs, intramurals, and other gatherings available. Ive always had a great time.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all kinds of students from all age groups and all backgrounds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The UTA bed races and Oozeball are unique and fun traditions involving racing beds down a football field and playing volleyball in a big muddy pit respectively. Fun times.

    Bang for the buck

    Although everything such as housing is very nice, it does seem a bit expensive. I wish it was cheaper, especially 2 BR apartments.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of student available activities. One of my favorite during the summer is the movie nights they put up on the projector in a big grassy field that everyone comes out to see. The recreational center is also very nice.

    Food and Dining

    On campus food seems to be pretty good. There are several dining choices. Chick fil a on campus is a great idea.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the apartments. They are laid back and safe. Never had any problems except getting tickets for parking in the wrong area without a pass.

    Academic Rigor

    Nursing is hard and stressful, but well worth it in the end. Not impossible to hold a fulltime job while in school. I worked nights at a hospital while going to school by day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and ahead of the deadline. Living near campus is a great and economic choice. Take a tour and get to know all the wonderful things about UTA.

    In three sentences

    The nursing program at UTA is superb. The professors and staff are excellent and knowledgeable. The campus has an on-site SMART Hospital for teaching students in a safe and controlled environment that can't be gained from reading a book.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. News letters are sent by email to inform everyone on campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is wonderful. They are full of energy and ready to show their love for their chapter.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are out going and love to be around others that are as determined as they are.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bed races.

    Bang for the buck

    Living in Arlington Hall

    What to do for fun

    There is always a step show every Wednesday, a lot of shows and events to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is good and has a wide variety of foods to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fun and entertaining. There is always an event or something going on so you are never bored.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are taught by wonderful professors that are ready to help you and they are full of life and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing as early as possible and your first year try to join an organization.

    In three sentences

    This school is a wonderful and vibrant campus. There are many activities and organizations to join. The classes are well taught by wonderful professors.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Parts of campus appear well-lit but I've received many emails about incidents of crime on campus.

    Greek Life

    No idea.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities, though I'm not involved in any.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing/able to do a bit of self-teaching and who are persistent enough to continue asking questions until they genuinely understand the material.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unknown.

    Bang for the buck

    The experience gained is worth the cost of tuition. There are many resources available to students both academic and otherwise and many professors make themselves available beyond the classroom.

    What to do for fun

    UTA Planetarium on campus, membership to fitness center is included and a variety of classes are available, near Arlington Parks Mall, various movie theaters and activity centers (Putt Putt, Alley Cats Bowling, etc.) Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Texas Rangers Stadium, a short drive from Dallas and Fort Worth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of resources available like tutoring/study centers. Ask questions and don't give up until you genuinely understand.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington has many wonderful professors who genuinely want their students to succeed, however, there are also a handful of professors who seem to be unwilling to actually teach, instead referring students to textbooks or relying heavily on student aids. Parking is a huge problem in that there is not nearly enough to accommodate enrollment. Overall the school is a good value for the cost of tuition.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who have a family who want to finish a degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oooze ball! Goes down every year, people get muddy and dirty on purpose... the freshman seem to LOVE it.

    What to do for fun

    I am a senior, so my time is spent doing my internship. My fun is usually spent off campus! Good luck!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a parking sticker, those $20 tickets add up, and after 3 tickets... you can find your car at the pound! Stock up on scantrons, almost all teachers sum up your knowledge based on that score!

    In three sentences

    I would give it a 3 out of 5. It is a commuter school, and most classes fit in my schedule. Take classes at night, better parking ;)

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are occasional things that happen just off campus, but nothing too serious on campus. People will steal your bike if you don't lock it up.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities that are always welcoming new members each year. The greek houses are well taken care of compared to other campuses I've visited.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's always something going on somewhere on campus. There are many clubs that anyone can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who like to get involved. There are always events going on where you can go and meet new people or just have some fun with people who already know.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bed Races. Every fall a tournament is held where groups get together and race beds with wheels on them. Halfway through the races there is a giant pillow fight where everyone in the stadium participates. Every year there is a concert where they get a celeb artist to come and perform. So far I've seen Rihana, Maroon 5, B.O.B, and Drake all for a low student price of $25.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper than larger universities but you get the same education.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of campus activities. There's a gym with rock climbing, pools, indoor and outdoor courts, ping pong, video game rental, and so much more. Bowling and billiards located right next to where you can get your food.

    Food and Dining

    Certain dorms don't require a meal plan. Go for those. The food isn't all that great and the hours are terrible. Running a little late for dinner? They've already closed and you are left hungry.

    Dorm Life

    I met some of my best friends while living in the dorms. You cant beat the location of living on campus plus they are cheap. Each dorm has a rec. room, kitchen, study lounges, and public tvs in community areas.

    Academic Rigor

    Studying is definitely needed, but with the many libraries across campus and quiet places to study, making good grades is definitely possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus! You meet so many great people by living in the dorms.

    In three sentences

    A great school! I'm so glad that I chose to attend UTA. Its a smaller school which is perfect for someone like me who comes from a small town. Great campus, clean and safe.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    is too expensive but pretty awesome

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BED races. An ancient UTA tradition and is pretty awesome

    What to do for fun

    Student Activities and organizations Volunteering Recreation centers

    Food and Dining

    A lot of varieties IF you are new to Arlington prepare to taste real Texas food. Delicious!!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the Dorm. But the buildings look pretty awesome I got nothing else to say

    Academic Rigor

    Is averagely hard but not too hard as long as you read ur books Study at least 3 -4 hrs a day Always go to class

    Tips for prospective students

    Read your books GO to Class GO TO CLASS GO TO CLASS!!!

    In three sentences

    UTA is very Big! UTA has a great Nursing school UTA has a lot of experienced lecturers

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I think UTA has an incredible variety when it comes to clubs. Not to mention, they usually have free food!

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable with some great scholarships available. If you work hard, you can avoid student loans easily here!

    What to do for fun

    A little bit of everything! Sports, join a club (we have all sorts! Philosophy, any language, chess clubs), rush for a fraternity or sorority. There are tons of concerts and holiday events on campus. Around Christmas you can sponsor an angel for an Angel Tree, for Halloween UTA hosts a casino night with mock cocktails, they host free talks from interesting people such as Bill Nye and Ben and Jerry. There is never a shortage of great activities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is great and so are the options at the various snack shops around campus. I love Einstein's Bagels and the sushi available. However, there are very few healthy vegetarian options, which can be a challenge to overcome on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Having never lived in a dorm myself, I must judge from seeing my friends live in dorms--I was jealous!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on how hard you make it for yourself. As long as you go to class, study and choose a major you're interested, you'll be fine, but to excel, it takes a lot of hard work and hours both in and outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved--UTA has everything from Renaissance clubs to ultimate frisbee to a vegan society. You'll fit in somewhere, easily. Actually attend class, because attendance grades are the easiest, most important aspect of lower level class work and you will regret it if you get a bad grade because you were too lazy to show up.

    In three sentences

    UTA is fun while still providing good academics, both in terms of classes and teachers. The workload can be heavy but it only makes the students feel more accomplished after completing it. A great place for those who wish to learn more about themselves and their interests.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think that the police alerts that are sent to our emails and cell phones are a very good way to warn the students that attend UTA. It's very important to keep us informed for our safety!

    Greek Life

    There are an abundance of sororities and fraternities available for students, one can definitely find their fit.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of student, it doesn't have one focus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball is quite an unusual tradition, really messy but really fun!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things that UTA has to offer, I can go to the MAC if I feel like working out. There are intramural sports you can become a part of on your free time. You can participate in events that student clubs have. You can even go bowling and play pool on campus for really cheap!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise them to lay low their first year in college only because it is completely different from high school. There is so much going on you have to learn to prioritize. It is so easy to get carried away with student life your first year, but school comes first so always keep that in mind!

    In three sentences

    This school far exceeded my expectations. The campus is beautiful the professors and classes are great. Student life is blossoming more and more each year, I have really enjoyed being a student at this school.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on the campus at all times even at night.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I go to the lobby and meet up with my dorm mates to just hang out and laugh.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great not like other schools I been to. Plus you have choices everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is so nice and is always will to come up to you and talk.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do plan to attend this school make sure you have finical aid covered because they can be a really big problem for you sometimes.

    In three sentences

    This is a very good school that I like attending. The professors are always having you think out side the box.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The campus provides many choices for dining and is also surrounded by several restaraunts/fast food places.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The School of Architecture is very intense, time consuming, and well worth it.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    This will be my first year at UTA. This will be my first year at UTA.

    Greek Life

    This will be my first year at UTA.

    Clubs and Activities

    This will be my first year at UTA.

    Great for these types of students

    This will be my first year at UTA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This will be my first year at UTA.

    Bang for the buck

    This will be my first year at UTA.

    What to do for fun

    This will be my first year at UTA.

    Food and Dining

    Although this will be my first year at UT Arlington, I am rather familiar with the city. There are plenty of fun and outgoing restaurants for students around campus.

    Dorm Life

    This will be my first year at UTA.

    Academic Rigor

    This will be my first year at UTA.

    Tips for prospective students

    This will be my first year at UTA.

    In three sentences

    The school was very parking friendly and I was able to park relatively close to my destination. The campus maps were very easy to follow. I also met with a few advisors who were helpful and welcoming. I enjoyed my visit to the university and look forward to enrolling this fall.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Ride around the city and visit new areas of town or hang around downtown Arlington.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have housing.

    In three sentences

    It's a very clean and friendly campus. It takes just ten minutes or less to get anywhere on campus by foot.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am off campus.

    Greek Life

    I am off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am off campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Working RN's planning to complete BSN online.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am off campus.

    Bang for the buck

    RN/BSN is a great program for the money. You will not be able to find one more reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    I take my classes online.

    Food and Dining

    I am off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I'm off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard and fast. The online program is great, but intense. It works well for a person working fulltime.

    In three sentences

    The college is wonderful and exciting. The online program works great while I am working fulltime as a nurse. I would recommend this college.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    clubbing. activities they have one campus. hang out with friends

    Food and Dining

    Gets kinda old. Not the best quality of food.

    Dorm Life

    lots of space. most of them are new or well taken care of.

    Academic Rigor

    A very challenging but rewarding engineering program. Also heard other programs are good as well

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Pizza Hut, Subway and the Panda Express are some of the restaurants available in the university cafeteria. A cafe is also located there in case students would like something else to eat. Many restaurants surround the outside of the university also.

    Dorm Life

    The Ra's are friendly and are able to answer just about any question you have. Several dorm halls are scattered throughout the university.

    Academic Rigor

    It is more rigorous in the math and science courses. Advanced math courses, for example calculus, would be best taken somewhere else if math is not your strongest section.

    In three sentences

    A decent university with numerous events throughout the semester. Challenging in some departments, but most of the professors are willing to help if you need it. I reccomend this university to anyone who wants a career in either nursing or engineering.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    engineering and nursing students

    What to do for fun

    maverick activity center can be a lot of fun but that is only the beginning of what is available. with an on campus bowling center and billiards as well as numerous clubs and campus activities there is no end to the fun. just be sure to fit a little bit of studying in there

    Food and Dining

    the food isn't bad with lots of different meal options. with the school cafeteria and the dining hall available with a plethora of options to choose from. sometime for those quick meal a convenience store is also available

    Dorm Life

    There many different dorms to choose as well as on campus apartments. with fun and convenience all within walking distance of your classes. also be sure to not forget about the the maverick activity center.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are considering any of the engineering or computer science programs be prepared. entry level classes are not too bad but beware the math classes. they are of a high standard and none too forgiving.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for student life. For all incoming freshman make sure you study and don't get sidetracked by all the fun things at college. Your education is front and foremost the most important goal at college

    In three sentences

    the university of Texas at Arlington is a huge campus. Full of wonderful teachers that are more than happy to help their students. i would highly recommend this college for any prospective engineering students or programing students

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police, and there is also a transportation system available for students so they don't have to walk around at night.

    Greek Life

    There are a great deal of fraternities/sororities to choose from, each one dedicated to a different charity/cause.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and activities to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    All types!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some school traditions are the bed races, and waffle parties.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous groups and activities to join/participate in, you just have to find your fit.

    Food and Dining

    Aside from the cafe, there are several restaurants on campus including chick-fil-a and starbucks. The food in the cafe is always fresh and quite delicious with various options every day.

    Dorm Life

    There are numerous dorms to choose from, both co-ed and unisex. They're very well put together, and are a nice addition to the college life.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started classes yet, but from speaking with/ hearing from professors and current students it was clear that if you want to succeed you need to stay extremely focused.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get things done as soon as possible. Stay on top of what you need to do at all times.

    In three sentences

    There are many offices available to the students and parents looking for help with almost anything. The campus is beautiful, and there are many student activities to get involved in. If you're looking for an amazing school with great opportunities, numerous ways for students to get involved, and an overall great experience, this could be the school for you.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are some small things, but remember your in the 49 biggest city in the US with 2 of the top 15 biggest cities on each side of you, so there is some crime.

    Clubs and Activities

    tons of stuff to keep you busy

    Great for these types of students

    non-traditional students have a lot of resources

    Bang for the buck

    This school is in a competition for tier 1 status so your degree can only become more valuable.

    What to do for fun

    Six Flags, Cowboys Stadium, Texas Rangers.

    Food and Dining

    Not a whole lot of choices on campus but there is a lot around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a real University with high expectations

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, take notes, use the cost-share tutoring it is only $6.50

    In three sentences

    It is a good school that requires some work to succeed. You must take it seriously because being lazy can get you in trouble. If you transfer from a community college be prepared for a lot more work.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I take classes online.

    Greek Life

    I take classes online.

    Clubs and Activities

    For online students, you can meet up on Facebook.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for working students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I take my classes online, but my class meets on facebook and in the discussion board.

    Bang for the buck

    It is economical, but all colleges are pretty expensive these days.

    What to do for fun

    There is no time for fun, just studying!

    Food and Dining

    I live at home.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I rate the academic rigor with three stars!!

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend the online classes. Think of your classes like a job and make the time. Don't try to double up unless you are willing to double your study time.

    In three sentences

    UT has a great BSN curriculum. The classes are online for the working nurse! The work load is challenging, but not impossible.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus has very watchful and secured officers they even offer a class for self defense.

    Greek Life

    They offer a wide variety of sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many club activities you name it we got it.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for any student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's really nothing unsual on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of things to do for fun such as: bowling, playing pool swimming, the recreation center, attend organization meetings...etc

    Food and Dining

    They also offer a wide variety of places and ways to eat as well as the places to stay in. Your meal plan comes with your way of living

    Dorm Life

    UTA gives you a wide variety of ways and places to live there's no way anyone should be left out.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically this school has everything you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    The main tip I would want students or incoming students to take is always be prepared before you do anything.

    In three sentences

    UT Arlington thinks about things that can benifit you outside of school as well as inside of school. They're very generous and thoughtful. This school would never want to lead you in the wrong direction.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Late at night gets a bit sketchy since we are in the middle of a city.

    Greek Life

    Currently not in one.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in VSA, club here are very diverse and fun, you just have to learn to speak.

    Great for these types of students

    Academically rigor students or students who enjoy studying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not many accept the architecture buildings design and garden.

    Bang for the buck

    Learning is everywhere doesn't mater where you learn it. In reality you are just paying for the degree, learning programing at UTA is the same as MIT you learn the same languages same structures. Your only difference is the paper.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much fun time for engineer students, accept maybe sitting around joking during study sessions or breaks.

    Food and Dining

    A little crowded during lunch time.

    Academic Rigor

    Math, Science, Nursing, and Engineering every class after freshman year will feel like a weed out class with the work load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study, don't get in over your head in classes. Don't be stranger in classes make friends

    In three sentences

    Not as easy as some may believe it to be. Even though its a state school the education level is very high. Although the strictness with competing against IVY league school is harsh some times.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Exercise.

    Food and Dining

    Great dinning facility and all you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, yet friends that are in the dorms seem to really enjoy them. They are really nice, well at least the newer ones are really nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead, complete enrollment extra early, and ask a lot of questions from different people other than the workers. The students will have more accurate info that some of the staff half of the time.

    In three sentences

    I actually like the school, yet I have had a lot of problems with enrollment. I was admitted late, have had issues with the advising department, and late enrollment in my classes due to these mix ups and inaccurate info provided from admission and my adviser. I have never had this many issues with a school before, and it has caused me to become extremely behind in most of my classes; this has caused so much stress for me that it's hard to focus on my classes and grades.

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems pretty safe. I haven't had any problems, nor have any of my friends.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is everywhere. I cannot go into a classroom without seeing someone with Greek alphabet on their shirt/backpack/pants. It's not overwhelming by any means, but a nice mixture.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs. During the first week of classes they hold a mini-convention outside of the University Hall for students to check them all out.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students. There are older students, younger, all races, all abilities, and all kinds of students that attend. I do not think it is possible for someone to go there and not meet someone else with like attributes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ooze Ball. That's all I'm going to say.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though it is very crowded and the dorms are small, the professors really make it worth the money. It seems that every professor goes out of their way to help the students to succeed.

    What to do for fun

    UT-Arlington has a TON of clubs if you want to join. If not, there are pool-halls, sports (huge MAC center has lots to offer), and of course you're right down the street from the Cowboy's and Ranger's stadiums, Six Flags, and Hurricane Harbor.

    Food and Dining

    UT-Arlington has a ton of different food options. They even have 3 Starbucks on campus! Pecan St. is under construction at the moment, but it looks like three more restaurants are being built!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are all around the school, making it easy to get where you need to go. However, they are small and there are a lot of students at UT-Arlington.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, but designed with the student in mind. Professors teach very well. They also work with you if something pops up, or if you are going out of town. The classes are large, mine average about 60-70 students per class. The professors still make it a point to make you feel important though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Purchase a digital voice recorder and take it to every class. I am a junior and would not have made it this far without it! Come early to classes, because parking fills up FAST!

    In three sentences

    Very populated school: expect to wait in long lines at the bookstore, cafeteria, and even the library. Great professors who specialize in their fields. I am truly impressed, and understand why everyone tries to attend UT-Arlington.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I will say that the college is in a great location and the selections are vast.

    Dorm Life

    I'm an online student. Cannot comment.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is definitely difficult, but can be done. I would appreciate the understanding from the professors that choosing online college was done because I'm unable to get to the campus freely and to have on-campus finals and tests definitely makes one second-guess the choice of being an online student.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is definitely a school for young students who want to experience a large campus and live the college experience. As an online student, it's a bit complicated detailing the experience, but there is definitely a disconnect with the instructors because you are an online student. The teachers for online schooling need to be more interactive because we are students too.

    In three sentences

    Influential if you are an on-campus student or an on-line student studying nursing. It's difficult to get direct assistance and understanding as a new student needing direction with their on-line programs. Has an exceptional on-line nursing degree program.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your major this there. research your major, make sure its truly what you think it is. and research how you are going to pay for school.

    In three sentences

    The schools diversity is great. Love my classes and classmates. My classes keep me thinking, wanting to learn more.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    When you talk about Arlington it is all about location,location, location. The school is somewhat hidden from the outside world but just a few miles away are all sorts of attractions. Six Flags, major league baseball, Cowboys stadium, and did I mention the night life in downtown Dallas.

    Food and Dining

    There is a nice cafeteria on campus with a buffet that is to die for! If you get bored there are plenty of restaurants just a few blocks away.

    Dorm Life

    On my visit the tour guide directed us to the new dorms that were being built. I walked in and was given a room layout and I must say that these are some of the nicest dorms I have seen in the seven schools that I visited this summer.

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard the stories from students and alumni that have attended and what is a common misconception is that the university is a party school. Most say that this is not the case. On the other hand, students and alumni alike say that they have learned loads more here in such a short period of time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out their free tuition promises. They offer the Maverick Promise which gives almost free tuition to any student whose family makes less than 65,000 a year. Try to schedule a campus visit. You won't regret it.

    In three sentences

    This university is one of the jewels of Texas. It is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is absolutely astounding;the atmosphere is what made my visit there a treat. I have looked into this great school and plan on attending this Fall.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always around and there are emergency stations located around campus for extra security.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for students that want to be involved but just as great for students that have busy lives off campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely a great place to enjoy yourself while not spending all your money.

    What to do for fun

    I prefer to go to one dollar movie night but they have bowling and billiards too.

    Food and Dining

    The connection cafe is my favorite place to eat on campus. It is buffet and fair priced. The food is great and they have all the extras you might need. There is plenty of other fast food options and different orginizations cook out for fundraising all the time.

    Dorm Life

    I never choose to live in the dorms so I am uneducated on this topic.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is different depending on what field of study the student in involved in. I, as an english major, have little homework and my grades are mostly essays and midterm tests so the difficulty level is lower than that of sciences or engineering. However, the teachers want their students to learn so its nearly impossible not to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether you want to be really involved in campus activities or you care nothing about them, UTA is a great place for learning and getting to know fellow intellectuals.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is a clean, unfriendly campus that has lots of fun activities going on around campus. The buildings are all different and interesting and all the staff I have had the pleasure of meeting are friendly and helpful. For the most part they have small classroom sizes so its easy to get time with your teacher.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police here are super strict, which can be both a blessing and a curse. Campus police offer escort services (free!) to escort students safely and soundly to their homes.

    Greek Life

    Huge and worth it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek Life is huge; Volunteers and Leadership programs are stellar. Student Congress is a great way to be important on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who mostly want to keep to themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bed Races are every fall and are what they sound like -- teams racing each other on beds. Each semester a high-scale concert (Maroon 5, Drake) is held at the new and pristine College Park Center.

    What to do for fun

    Arlington is home to a great mall, the Texas Rangers Ballpark, and many unique dining venues. Take advantage of the locale and explore DFW. Get involved on campus and meet new people and keep yourself busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Criteria for some automatic, merit-based scholarships are easy to achieve. Get involved on campus because it will make you seem much more connected to the school!

    In three sentences

    UT Arlington is dedicated to providing for its students what other affordable, commuter-based schools cannot. Staff is willing to work with you and course offerings are diverse and satisfactory. Lots of campus opportunities such as concerts, volunteering, and events.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Activities take a lot of time out of your schedule. Many clubs want several hours out of your week.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is good, but there is not much besides that. The restaurants on campus are always extremely crowded.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, and there is a lot to do if you are an outgoing person. If you are introverted, people will give you your space.

    Academic Rigor

    The engineering department is fairly tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the tutoring services available. Don't be afraid to ask for help. If possible, talk to upperclassmen in your major for advice.

    In three sentences

    This college has a lot of great resources available for students. Most the teachers are very helpful. The campus is very safe.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police is all over campus and its a safe campus

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great you get to meet new people and have fun together.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is great. they have a huge cafe for everybody with several food places. once you get your food you can sit down and enjoy it outside or even inside while watching tv.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is aewsome and very fun. they just built more dorms and apartments for students to live in and it will be exciting. the dorms and apartments always have games and fun things todo for the students one they move in. Best college in Texas.

    Academic Rigor

    Academemic Rigor is good.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is campus assistance place everywhere around campus. The school provides self defense classes, and have personal escorts for students who feel threatened or uncomfortbale about walking alone at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a club/organization for EVERYONE! Varies from sports, ethnicity, culture, studies, opinions etc.

    Great for these types of students

    For students who are scared anad have a lot of questions coming into college, UTA is known for their great resources. For incoming freshman they have an opportun ity in joining a program called FIG. Where students are place with other students who share the same major into the same classes. This gives you a chance to form more efficient study groups and allow incoming freshman to become more comfortable on campus. It also helps teach freshmen about time management and also how to relieve stress; while learning about all the full benefits the school has to offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The one tradition that I find unusual at the school is that fact that they hold a year bed race. Where students form into teams and literally race on a bed. It sounds kinda of silly but looks really fun.

    Bang for the buck

    The only way you can really get a Bang for the Buck is if you are working or have parents who can financially support you.

    What to do for fun

    UTA has alot of different entertainment areas, for instance there is a Bowling and Pool table center where most people go and hang out. Also the planetarium always have shows playing inside there, and somethings on weekends they play movies for the students. Of course different clubs and organizations throw different events and activities for the students to enjoy. All on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing! They are restaurants and areas where they sell food placed all around campus! It just the fact that it all cost money, since the tuition is so high it is hard for some students to reap the full benefits of it.

    Dorm Life

    I decided to live off campus, but I have friends who live in dorms and they absolutely LOVE it. Especially since the school has build a new dorm area that has its own shopping center and restaurants near by!

    Academic Rigor

    UTA has alot of tutoring sessions and also opportunities for students to further their research in whatever field they are trying to pursue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be aware of all the scholarships that are out there to help. I wasn't aware and I missed out on A LOT of free money; don't be afraid to ask questions and become familiar with the faculty at your school!

    In three sentences

    I rate University of Texas Arlington a 7. They have a lot of helpful resources, but its TOO expensive. It makes it almost impossible to be able to fund yourself here, especially if your parents make little to no income.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have late night assistants that can walk you to your car if you have a late test or are studying late. There are free self-defense classes at UTA hosted by Arlington's police department.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of organizations, very diverse in every aspect!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have bed races! A team ,group of students, pushes one team member inside of a crib-like-bed to the finish line.

    What to do for fun

    There are many events on campus to enjoy from; earlier this year we had Drake in concert and this fall we will have Flo Rida.

    Food and Dining

    For the people that do have the luxury of the meal plan on campus, it is awesome! The dining area is created for college students, cozy with televisions. Many lines to choose from, and the best brownies!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, sorry.

    Academic Rigor

    In a larger size class, chatter can be distracting. Also, finding a seat in the front of class is sometimes challenging. Almost all tests fall around the same week.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend to take advantage of as many UTA resources as possible; they are free! Also, apply for scholarships early. I believe joining an organization will make you enjoy UTA more.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is supportive, diverse, and has spirit! I love the two months I've been there; I have taken advantage of their writing support team, tutoring program, and even joined a couple of organizations. There is always something going on each week on campus!

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always campus security and police on campus riding around constantly.

    What to do for fun

    Many activities that the school offer for its students. I love the concerts that we have.

    Food and Dining

    A Lot of varieties in the area and around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    The are a variety of options to choose from to fit many different budgets.

    Academic Rigor

    Amazing!

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, stay focused and motivated and make sure to take advantage of the many tutoring sessions offered to students.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a very diverse school with very caring and helpful staff/faculty. The campus is extremely beautiful with many activities for the students to engage in. There are also many resources located on campus to help students succeed.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Anytime something in campus happens you will get an alert through email and there will be posts all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There around 150 clubs. I am working getting into one for social workers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In front of the library every wednesday is the hang out spot.

    Tips for prospective students

    You can do anything you set your mind to. Study hard and don't be scared to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Great professors, tutors in the sss program I love. Go Eddie and Erica. Being and a adult learn surrounded by younger students your on kids age is scary. UTA students make me feel so welcome.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There seems to always be something going on. Just last week I attended a TobyMac concert at College Park Center and went to a recital for a music student in the same week. You'll always see events happening.

    Food and Dining

    The food is at a reasonable price and there are plenty options for all types. There are sections for vegetarians and vegans, and sections for meat lovers, and UTA provides a variety.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but I have friends who tell me about their dorm life. They've given me no complaints and compliment the cleanliness. If I had enough money, I would for sure get a dorm at UTA.

    Academic Rigor

    UTA takes their academics seriously. I'm in a History class on top of my music education courses and I feel that I'm learning just as much in History as I am in music. Teachers are very friendly but serious about their work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be on top of your A game. Don't slack off and do your homework. Work now and play later.

    In three sentences

    UTA was my second choice, but after attending for a few weeks I realized it should have been my first choice. The staff is very friendly and they don't take academics lightly. They're always here to help as well.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You should look out for the MAC which is where they conduct all their physique activities! It sure is fun there!

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations and clubs; they make you work hard and attend their workshops and seminars and they're really helpful!

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good, just gets boring like any other food; having it everyday just makes it sad but they have a different choice sometimes so it isn't that bad!

    Dorm Life

    They have great Dorm events; fun event at least once every two weeks.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very competitive in Math classes, at least for me it is.. They make you think in depth, especially in Math classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    None, just get involved, study hard and have fun!

    In three sentences

    If you're here to meet a diverse crowd and work with people who work on a different pace with you, this is a good university for you!

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely fascinating theres always help and the UTA police has there support button on every post every where its of good use also they're web site and they also send alert messages.

    Greek Life

    AMAZING!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Accounting club it requires to dress business looking but you do get to meet important people and it helps you get scholarships. The benefit is that you get involve and its also something that would look nice on your resume.

    Great for these types of students

    Theres not really any specific group UTA as i mentioned before is very diverse therefore its for anyone in general.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some UTA traditions are the bed race or the fuze ball which all you do is play volleyball in the mud it a lot of fun!

    What to do for fun

    Me and my friends like to attend to the concerts when famous artist some such as Drake and well we go to the gym, bowling ally its a good place to socialize and just have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy the cafe they have a variety of food such as pizza, hamburgers, wraps, salads, vegetarian food its great.

    Dorm Life

    It''s crazy but fun its a way to make new friends and form a group to study or hang out on campus. I think that staying on campus is an advantage you have everything at reach and thats just great.

    Academic Rigor

    Wow there is defiantly some challenges in school I would say mainly accounting classes and once your taking classes towards your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to go to rate my professor it really does help and give the advantage to choose what kind of instructor you want.

    In three sentences

    I do like my school I think that it's great it has many resources available to help us with any subject.It's a big and diverse campus it makes it fun and interesting to meet new people. However I love the fact that professor take the time to relate to help students preform better on exams they're willing to reschedule and make time outside there office hours to spend some time one on one.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are people who slap girls butts at night from time to time.

    Greek Life

    Meh. Cool parties, though.

    Clubs and Activities

    Soccer Club is the best. Checkk out number 5! (You guessed it, that's me)

    Great for these types of students

    Who like to mingle and party but also keep a low profile. More serious students than party animals here at UTA.

    Bang for the buck

    Campus is big, but not ridiculously big. I love the library because it has levels of quietness, group studying, and rooms for groups to meet and be alone.

    What to do for fun

    The Mac is fun for sports like SOccer, Basketball, Raquetball, there is a pool in tennis courts, and basically an array of recreations. Not to mention Drake perfromed at Uta last year and only cost students $30!

    Food and Dining

    Cafe is awesome and loaded with a large variety of foods. The food court could use other options such as grilled foods or salad bar!

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm but I did have friends who did. It seems fun, always people there to talk to, cooking area looks GREAT!

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors definitely push you but what would a school be without that?

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to find your passion and develop a good system for maintaining courses and future plans.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas has exceeded my expectations. The PRofessors and tutors are more than willing to meet you half way in making sure you understand the material. The campus is lovely and I can absolutely see myself getting my graduate degree here.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University has an active guard on duty at all hours of the day. There is also an escort service for all students available immediately upon request. Provisions are taken at all times by the University to keep campus violence at a minimum.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University is home to a huge variety of students who all express themselves in different ways. Nevertheless, every student can find a place where they belong among others. The clubs and activities of the University are as diverse as the students themselves.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is fair at the University and well worth the education received in exchange. Students of all economic class can attend the University. There are many sources of aid and scholarships available for students to keep their focus on their studies and not on paying tuition.

    Food and Dining

    The University offers a wide variety of dining options from its food court, caf�©, and on-campus market to the local restaurants surrounding it. There are also new eateries located near the dormitories under construction as I write this review. Itâ��s clear that dining is a big priority at the university.

    Dorm Life

    There is always an entertaining activity or educational support source available at the student�s need. A student resident has a large amount of academic and personal support at their disposal from advisors, tutors, and other peers who make the campus feel like a home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The University instructors are engaging and encouraging, effectively grasping a student's attention and imagination throughout the lecture. The Curriculum provokes students to explore the themes of the coursework to become active and educated members of their community with a knowledge of the real world.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is very well structured, but very much overlooked. Students in the Dallas area have many choices for continuing their education and UT Arlington is definitely a choice to consider. The University integrates the natural beauty of Arlington with the action of the surrounding area like the proximity of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium and the Texas Rangers Ballpark.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is extremely safe. The police station is right by the campus so there are tons of cop cars around all the time. Don't go over the speed limit, and don't drink and drive because they pull over all the time.

    Greek Life

    They are fun and crazy people, but they aren't people you can rely on usually.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities will help you make tons of friends, and are fun and exciting ways to meet new people.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to have fun and still go to a decent university and get a degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have mud volleyball, and bed races which are both traditions and super fun!

    Bang for the buck

    I don't understand stand this question, but UTA is an amazing campus and I would recommend going there.

    What to do for fun

    Go to events on campus, go swimming, go to the activities center. They have tons of sports you can play for free such as rock climbing and racquetball.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is great, and the little store on campus are great if you are looking for a small snack.

    Dorm Life

    I did not want to live in a dorm, because they are super small and I hate sharing bathrooms. However if it is someone you know then it shouldn't be that bad.

    Academic Rigor

    It is hard, but not as hard as Harvard or Yale. For the prize you pay it is an amazing college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join organizations, live on campus, make friends. The people are really sweet, and when you socialize you get a lot of free stuff.

    In three sentences

    I love this University because it involves the students in a lot of activities. The programs are great. Teachers are stick, but that is good because you learn a lot by putting a lot of effort into it.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Public Safety puts an alert out every time an incident happens on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Savings on computer devices

    What to do for fun

    Join Maverick town. The schools offers certain discounts to ranger games, maverick games, and six flags.

    Food and Dining

    There are fast food restaurants and coffee areas.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have the opportunity to meet with academic advisors about your collegiate experience. There are plenty of opportunities to explore(e.g. tutoring, study hall, clubs and on campus activities)

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is a public university state school. They offer a variety of degree programs for students. There College Of Business is well known for it's programs.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    SO MANY CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES SO BE SPECIFIC!!!!

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, Billiards/pool, Karaoke, basketball, swimming, rockclimbing, Soccor, gamig, and A LOT MORE!!! all on campus

    Food and Dining

    There are many lines in the cafeteria, and the food is great!

    Dorm Life

    I haven't been inside of the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Ranked 85 in the nation apparently

    Tips for prospective students

    I heard the campus was a great place and there's a lot to do. The teachers are nice and the food is great.

    In three sentences

    I've visited UTA many times. I went to summer camps, tours, even a field trip to the planetarium they have there. This is the one school I want to attend for sure!!!

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our school is very interested in the safety of its students at all time. If there is ever an emergency, their are blue emergency buttons all over campus that will bring help to you 24/7. There is also an escort services provided to all students 24/7 that is available that can take you where ever you need.

    What to do for fun

    There are more than enough clubs and groups all over campus that can fit any type of interests. Greek life can also be a fun option of getting to know knew people. There are always fun events every week that are put on either by the school or student organizations.

    Food and Dining

    NO MORE MYSTERY MEAT! Our food and dining services are nothing compared to what you would get stuck with in high school. Whether you chose to eat in the cafe or in the plaza, you will always be satisfied with your meal. We have fast food restaurants on campus that are more convenient then going off campus for lunch. Some of these restaurants include, Subway, Pizza Hut, and Panda Express.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first year at any university can be very overwhelming for any student so make sure you get to know the school and what it has to offer before the first day of classes. Get involved to make the transition into college life smoother and more enjoyable. Not only do you have to study for your classes but going to class is another essential part that will make or break your grades.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is an amazing place to further your education. The professors are top notch and the great diversity of the students is sure to enable you to find somewhere where you fit in. Anyone looking for an exciting and rewarding college experience should definitely put UTA at the top of their list!

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun the university was a lot of academic groups that participate in community events and activities.

    Food and Dining

    I don't live in the immediate Arlington area.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live on campus. So I can't relate to dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic programs offered by the university are flexible,affordable and some are even recognized for top programs in Texas.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students: Being proactive, organized and communicate is a must.

    In three sentences

    I'm believe the University of Texas at Arlington is a institution that always students of all ages craft out there own educational experience. I believe the university offer so many great academic programs that are flexible, affordable and realistic. I feel my university offers a well rounded education.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had a problem.

    Greek Life

    some mixers open to everyone throughout the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    Varied opportunities. Great Catholic groups.

    Great for these types of students

    Antigone brave enough

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mud games!

    Bang for the buck

    Very respected degree plans at in-state rates.

    What to do for fun

    Great work out facilities. Many night time activities include music, guest speakers, performances and sporting events. The bowling alley is top of the line.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices.

    Dorm Life

    Fancy

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't too big. Tutoring available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take chances and try new things. Spend free time at the student center. Great food, room to study and a bowling alley.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. Very diverse student body. Lots of activities to keep you busy and meet interesting people.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Participating in campus activities is the best thing a studnet can do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are alot of different food options on campus. A student can either go to the cafateria or choose upon a fast food place.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, but I have heard that the dorm life is just alright.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging depending on which ones you take. Core classes are alot harder than electives.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not fall behind on reading schedules and always read ahead before coming to class. Procrastination is a big NO.

    In three sentences

    University of Texas at Arlington deserves an 8 out of 10 on a ranking scale. The campus is very clean, with alot of clubs, and different cultures of people. Everyone is friendly and eager to help a person out.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs to go to and there are different school wide activities often.

    In three sentences

    Everyone at the University is very friendly. There are plenty of clubs and school activities that are available for everyone. UTA is basically way better than I expected it to be.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I felt super safe to have my daily run late at night or early in the morning.

    What to do for fun

    Six flags is like five minutes away which is great! As well as Hurricane Harbor, The Texas Rangers ballpark, and the Cowboys stadium.

    Academic Rigor

    I checked out the engineering building which is very pretty and has a lot of research help. Nursing and Education.

    In three sentences

    Its a beautiful campus! Very enjoyable with lots to do. I spent a summer there and really enjoyed it, the apartments are great.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UTA hold events almost every single day, so running out of options of what to do is almost impossible. Talking about running, there is an amazing gym! You can go rock climbing, play ping pong, or take Zumba!

    Food and Dining

    The food is just...oh my gosh! There's an all you can eat, but it's a bit expensive. We are college students paying for school already. Don't waste your money on the all you can eat because they have Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, and Subway, which are not that expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I actually commute, but I hear people talk about living in the dorms. So far, I have not heard a single bad remark about the dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    I've seen people struggle, and I've seen people pass like life's a breeze. School just depends on the person and sometimes the effort put into your work. Some pull all-nighters and fail the tests, and some don't even study and pass. I wouldn't say the classes at UTA is hard, but that is just me. I rarely study, but I make somewhat good grades!

    Tips for prospective students

    You want to choose a school where you can be yourself (cliche! I know) and experience new yet amazing things with your friends. UTA has a nice , warm friendly environment and if you really put yourself out there, the school is yours! :)

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is one of the most spirited school I've been to, and I trust me when I say I have visited a lot of campuses( i.e. Baylor, TAMUCC, TCU, etc.) I would walk around campus and see so many students dedicated in spreading their club's name and recruiting new members. UTA is a place that will make you feel welcome, yet each an every student contribute something different and special to this school.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    VERY Affordable!!

    What to do for fun

    Sports, work-out, fun area close to dallas night life and just a couple hours from the state capitol, Austin!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out all the scholarships available, even if you don't think you will get one, apply anyways! It doesn't hurt you to apply and not get the award but it does hurt you to not apply and miss out on the award.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a well rounded school. UTA is a very affordable university without giving up the university lifestyle. UTA offers many different degrees and programs to fit everyone's needs!

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety here is the best! There are always security and cops around to assist you with whatever you need. We have blue assistant call poles everywhere. The campus is well lit at night and on the back of all of our school ID's there is an emergency and non-emergency number. Both are available 24-hours a day and he non-emergency number can be used for security escort anywhere on campus after 7pm.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus is very involved and a close-knit family.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities! There is something going on almost everyday so your never bored. Excel is the best club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy doing different things and getting out of their comfort zone, and anyone who wants to make friends or join a cause.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bed-races and OozeBall!

    Bang for the buck

    It's a smaller school so you get your money's worth when it comes to smaller classes and more time with your professors. There are also a lot of inexpensive on-campus events, like dollar-movies, and bowling.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Maverick Activities Center. Join a club or group. Go to different events that you would not normally attend. Go to sporting events. Greek life.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan options and cafe could use a lot of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you apply for everything early. Do not try and pull and all night study session. Manage your time well, and make a schedule.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is very diverse. There is a good mix of small and large classes. The on-campus activities and living options are great!

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UTA is home of the Bed Races, where organizations compete by dressing up a bed in a theme and racing the bed against other organizations. Another UTA tradition is the annual Oozeball tournanament. It is a mud volleyball tournament where organizations compete one another, it gets very muddy.

    Bang for the buck

    As a public university UTA gives you more than your money is worth. Is a great academic institution, with a great school spirit, and is in agreat location.

    What to do for fun

    UTA is located in the DFW area. Their is great restaurants, bars, shopping malls, bowling alleys, concert venues, and anything else you can think of. Their is always something to do in the DFW if youre not studying.

    Food and Dining

    UTA's main dining area has restaurants such as; chick-lil-a, pizzahut, subway, panda express, a fresh sushi bar, and a fresh noodle bar, as well as salads, sandwiches and other things. Their is also a cafe where buffet, and breakfast meals are served. You can also purchase a meal plan to take advatage of all the great food.

    Dorm Life

    UTA has dorms and apartments available for students. which most are either renovated or brand new.

    Academic Rigor

    Schools within UTA are very competitive, which raise the academic bar.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the many resources that UTA offers to the students. Join organizations related to your major, it is a great way to network and meet potential employers.

    In three sentences

    Overall a great school. It offers something for everyone, and the resources to achieve your goals. Huge school spirit, and a great friendly atmosphere.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join organizations

    In three sentences

    Is lacking school spirit, nut joining the organizations gives an insight to real college life and it's amazing. The people here are very friendly. Last but not least it needs a football team but even though our homecoming for basketball are off the wall.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I have not tried anything at UTA food-wise, but like everything else I am sure it is excellent.

    Dorm Life

    I visited my cousins dorm at KC hall and they seem nice. All the RAs there were very friendly and very helpful. I know that i will feel very much at home when I live on campus at UTA

    Academic Rigor

    I am interested in the architecture school at UTA and I have heard very astonishing reviews about it. That is where I will be spending most of my time and I am looking forward to it.

    In three sentences

    I really like the atmosphere this school has. Everyone i ran into was very very friendly and the school overall has lured me in to my best interest. Everything about this school makes me excited and anxious to get accepted.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    they offer $1 movies on Fridays, have there own bowling ally and pool hall but as mentioned before I live off campus so I'm usually at the park or the mall

    Food and Dining

    coming from a community college to a university I was very excited to see subway, panda express, pizza hut, and others in the UC as well as there own buffet cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you apply as many scholarships as possible try to avoid loans.

    In three sentences

    I recently transferred to this university from a community college I was worried about it be difficult to do. it was fairly easy the only thing i did have an issue with is financial aid unfortunately I had to take out a couple of loans.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus was not as bad as I expected. There are escort services and help buttons located all over campus, and most students who do know you keep to themselves. Wandering around late at night alone is probably not the best idea, but that goes without saying.

    Greek Life

    There are all kinds of fraternities and sororities for all walks of life, from the nerds and the geeks to the athletes and the diplomatic.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are large support groups for engineers, including ASCE, ACM, IEEE, and many more. Clubs also exist to have fun, such as a game development club, and improvisation troupe, religious groups and so much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for outgoing students and those who wish to learn, as well as the quiet and reserved student. It is also great for commuters, with plenty of parking and support for them due to the fact that 90% of students commute.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are all manner of odd traditions and competitions, from oozeball and bed races to the traditional homecoming.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable for such a good education. The school has been expanding and improving its programs and the classes are rigorous and informational without being too hard.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do if you look in the right place. In the Maverick Activity Center you can play basketball, workout, run, play soccer, tennis, racquetball, or even use the wifi to play computer or rent out a wii. UTA also hosts many free musics events, festivals, plays, and all manner of things to participate in and enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    Food is a little expensive in the connection cafe, but if you have a meal plan it doesn't matter. The Chic-Fil-A, Panda Express, and other fast food chains are good, although I was unhappy to find out that Panda Express is only open for 3 hours every day.

    Dorm Life

    Older dorms are cheap but live able, and newer dorms are more costly, but nice. Dorms hold activities for those who are interested in socializing and getting active.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult, but rewarding. Trying without being impossible. I am pleased with my education so far and the university has done a good job to make me excited about moving further into my career field.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for an affordable school that offers impressive education, this is the school. When in classes your first semester, be very careful to get help when you need it, professors have office hours and tutors are cheap for this reason.

    In three sentences

    This school is very good for science and engineering majors. However, the professors are knowledgeable and if you ask for help, you can get it. Planning and enrolling in your classes as early as possible can really help if you believe that specific professors could help you.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always patrolling, and making students aware of situations that do happen!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball, basically huge teams of mud volleyball, and bed races, teams racing across the football field pushing beds.

    Bang for the buck

    The environment, entrance to school, etc, overall you pay for a quality education and a great college experience without paying a fortune.

    What to do for fun

    Basketball games, Intramural sports, Six flags, Dallas cowboys/Texas rangers games, bedraces, oozeball.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty basic, kind of expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    UTA is challenging enough to be a great school to make the transition from High school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for bedraces, and go to all the basketball games!

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas Arlington is a friendly, fresh, and challenging school. It is constantly adding and improving departments and activities, and is located in a great part of the metroplex.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bed Races is the best tradition that the campus has.

    What to do for fun

    The MAC (maverick activities center) where you can workout, there's bowling and billiards on campus, also if you're a baseball fan there's a stadium that is with distance. Into amusement parks we have one too Six Flags Over Texas or if you want to see a football game we have a stadium for that as well.

    Dorm Life

    Lived in the dorm for three years I like it but, some suite mates will be nicer than others. Roommates are nice but, be cautious.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the course and professor some will be easier and others will be harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never did I plan to go to college but, I am glad that I cam here I met great people and the professors will help you out in any way they can.

    In three sentences

    It's a diverse school that has many opportunities. Easy pace school when walking around you understand how easy going it can be. The school is there to help you in any way they can.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Dorm lobbies are equipped with pool tabled, ping pong tables, poker tables, giant plasma screen TVs, and a ton of board games. I never have to leave the dorms to have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is about all the serve here. It doesn't taste bad and is better than other schools I've visited but it's still just like high school.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is fun and everyone is accepting of everyone. Friends are easy to come by just be open towards people.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at the University of Texas at Arlington are challenging but passing is not impossible if a fair amount of effort is put into studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    The university does not take kindly to slacking so always stay on top of all school work. Students that want to attend this school should know that they will only be charged for 12 credit hours a semester so it is a good idea to max out on hours. Also, professors don't bite and become a students greatest resource so don't be afraid to say hello.

    In three sentences

    University of Texas at Arlington is an excellent school that has an amazing biochemistry program. The campus tends to make students feel at home no matter where the student comes from or their background history. The academics push students to reach their full potential and the teachers provide enough support so failing a class must be made a top priority goal to achieve.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    5 stars

    Greek Life

    Black wednesday is when the greeks STEP out

    Clubs and Activities

    4 stars

    Great for these types of students

    everything

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have to try the Boba tea from Bethany's cafe

    Bang for the buck

    5 stars

    What to do for fun

    Parties every weekend

    Food and Dining

    3 stars

    Dorm Life

    4 stars

    Academic Rigor

    4 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to experience college at its best

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. The faculty are perfect and They make the school a fun place to gain knowledge

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Take it easy the first semester and slowly build up from there.

    In three sentences

    Great professors. A safe environment. Friendly students.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When not studying there are many activities that are provided on campus. There is a bowling area and billiards. The Activity Center is an entire building dedicated for physical exercise such as a basketball court and weightlifting tools.

    Food and Dining

    The bulk of UTA's food is the connection cafe, an all you can eat buffet for less than 10 dollars. There are other restaurants in the area for one's variety of food. The cafe does cook a variety of food everyday and it is always different everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Living at centennial court has been a good experience for me. Although it is not the prettiest apartment complex, it does have adequate tools for a college student to live comfortably. It is also relatively cheap compared to other apartment complexes.

    Academic Rigor

    The majority of the professors understandably do not hold their student's hands. The material is tough if you do not put the time into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan out your schedule ahead of time. If you do not know what to expect ask around for assistance because being unprepared will only hinder your academic career.

    In three sentences

    For my first semester at the University of Texas at Arlington, the University has everything a student needs for their everyday life. Food is reasonably priced and other supplies can be found when one knows where to look. There are also activities spread throughout campus for the most possible coverage of entertainment for students.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    UTA was the cheapest college option for me money-wise, even though quality-wise my education is exactly the same as it would be at any other college that I was considering. And since I'm planning on earning my Master's degree, UTA is a good way to get my Bachelor's and spend a minimal amount of money on my base education and then spend more on what matters (my Master's).

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities both on campus and off pretty much all the time. It's almost impossible to get bored, even as a poor college student you can find something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria seemed like a really convenient idea at first, but after a couple weeks, it got a bit old and now I eat out way too much. The food isn't bad, in fact it's usually pretty good, but it really does get old quick. VERY IMPORTANT TIP: Make sure to get the smallest meal plan (you need one if you're living in a dorm), I don't care how much you eat, but you will not run out of meals on that. And, besides, that one has the most money on it for spending on restaurants on campus (which is a much better option).

    Dorm Life

    I got very lucky with my roommate situation as I had no idea who she was or what she was like until I met her on Move-In Day and we have ended up becoming like best friends. I am part of the Architecture Freshman Interest Group, so I live around all the other Architecture FIG students and it has been made making friends a lot easier as we all have the same classes.

    Academic Rigor

    As an architecture major, my classes are fairly intense and time-consuming, but, on average, the rigor of the classes at UTA is totally up to you and what classes you decide to take. (Hint: Architecture, Engineering, and Pre Med are the most intense, while Business majors at UTA pretty much breeze through everything.)

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get a tour of campus before deciding to attend, so that you get the feel of the campus. Also, make sure to pay very close attention when financial aid and paying for college are brought up as topics, you want to understand all that you can so that you're not scrambling at the last second to try to pay for everything.

    In three sentences

    I have been pleasantly surprised at attending UTA. Classes are what you make of them, there are plenty of professors to choose from, campus life is alive, there is a multitude of help you can get from the school, and campus is conveniently placed in the middle of everything in Arlington. All of this, and for a fairly reasonable cost (at least compared to other schools in the US).

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a club for everything and for everybody. You are bound to find more than one that you will like.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for everybody. Its student body and staff are very welcoming and diverse. Everybody is friendly and are willing to help you with whatever you need.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition is called Oozeball. You gather a team of 6-7 people and compete in a volleyball tournament against other teams. There's a catch though...you play volleyball in the mudd! It is so much fun, and of course...DIRTY. But this is many students' favorite tradition.

    What to do for fun

    Offering intramural sports, and many clubs and organizations, UTA has a great variety of things to do for fun. You just have to find your fit.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome. In all honesty, the food here is some of the best you are going to taste around. Its great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not underestimate this university. Just because many people think that UTA is not rigorous, the academic rigor that takes place here is great. Be prepared to study, and please take advantage of the many resources that are available for use such as: Supplemental Instruction Sessions, Tutoring, and Study Groups. Also, many of the professors have office hours that can become very useful whenever you have questions.

    In three sentences

    This university provides a great environment for students to succeed in. With the very friendly and accepting student body and staff, UTA really makes you feel at home, therefore creating a comfortable environment. The numerous student organizations available here encourage the social participation required to form many future leaders,

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is average at UTA. There seems to be frequent accounts of attempted robbery and overall mischief. However UTA does have their own police department right on campus. Their collaboration and efforts with Arlington PD are improving our campus by offering escorts across campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at UTA is smaller compared to most major universities. However we are very involved on campus and our smaller student ratio allows us to connect with each other and personalize our efforts to promote higher academic standards and involvement on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year, UTA hold a Mud Volleyball Tournament called Oozeball for current students held behind Greek Row. It is a fun and unique experience and a great place to meet student leaders and other involved students on campus!

    Food and Dining

    UTA has a lot of options for dining on campus including great meal plan options and a Plaza of major food chains. They even serve sushi. If you don't like what is offered on campus, don't sweat! UTA is located in Downtown Arlington which means lots of great food options right outside of campus. On some days of the week student organizations sell food for their philanthropies.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is small but fun at UTA. UTA offers FIG's (Freshman Interest Groups) for new students through dorm life. This makes connecting with students in your related major a lot easier and also holds the student accountable for their academics their freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are challenging, but doable. I recommend getting to know your professor for additional help with classwork. Most are helpful. UTA also offers free tutoring for all subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    **Don't fall behind on your classwork -It is hard to catch back up in classes if you get behind due to UTA's rigorous academics in all subjects. **Get to know your professors and classmates -This is vital in building relationships and ultimately networking if you want to excel in your related field

    In three sentences

    UTA has a long standing tradition for academic excellence. Since one of UTA's main focuses is research, a degree in a science-related field will be highly recognized and will be worth more than, say, a school who's focus is liberal arts.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    During orientation the students are given numbers for escort services in which the security will take you to anywhere on campus. Students also are alerted via email on any activity that takes place on campus.

    Greek Life

    Is very welcoming and haze free, they have several nights for people that are interested in rushing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's this club EXCEL that welcomes everyone. They give freebies and also put together many events, such as bed races, spring and fall concert, Halloween bash and movie nights.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are looking into nursing and students that are social and up for a new experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the University Hall they have the founder E.H Hereford's statue, people rub his head before a test for good luck. There's also oozeball in which people play mud volleyball.

    Bang for the buck

    Love the lifestyle at UTA, there's so much to do. Also the study groups are helpful. I feel like the campus and people have helped me grow and learn a lot as a person.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has many mixers and socials to go to, they also have a bowling and billiards where many go to.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good and they are opening up new restaurants where you can use your dining dollars. You would never get tired of the food they have to offer because they have many lines to pick from even a vegetarian line.

    Dorm Life

    The new dorms are Vandergriff hall, they are very friendly and always having socials so you are able to meet new people. There are many places to studying or just hang out with your friends in the residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're a science major, the work is very tough but with studying you can get an A. Just find out what your studying.habits are. The SI sessions are very helpful as well as free tutoring hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take classes seriously and keep a planner to manage time. Also study from the first day instead of cramming at the end. I love this university, the people are so friendly, you'll feel welcomed from the first day. Also there are many scholarships available.

    In three sentences

    University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a very welcoming, diversed campus with the many activities on campus such as bed races and concerts at the new college park center with many celebrities that visit. The university has one of the best nursing programs in the state, it's residence life is very friendly. Also the university has an honor code which many abide by, and many resources to study with.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    good

    Greek Life

    good

    Clubs and Activities

    good

    Great for these types of students

    good

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    good

    Bang for the buck

    good

    What to do for fun

    good

    Food and Dining

    good

    Dorm Life

    good

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    good

    In three sentences

    good

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety at UTA is pretty good. Campus police is available anytime and there are escort services if you don't feel comfortable going from one place to another during the day or night. Although it's an open campus, all dorms require card entry. The library and other buildings do the same after midnight.

    Clubs and Activities

    The student organizations at UTA are fun and it helps you meet new friends. At the beginning of my freshman year, I literally just went to class and back to my dorm because I was too shy to make friends on campus. After joining an organization, I became more active with school activities and made lots of new friends. The only thing with clubs and activities is that you must remember to stay focused on schoolwork. Don't become too involved that your priorities change. School always comes first!

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for any student! Whether you're shy and reserved or ambitious and outgoing, you can easily find your place at UTA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UTA has a lot of unusual traditions, but the most entertaining of all would have to be the bed races and oozeball. All the students on campus gather and create teams to participate in both competitions. It sounds strange, but it's a lot of fun and everyone enjoys!

    What to do for fun

    The Mavericks Activity Center on campus is open for any activities such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, rock climbing, dancing, working out, and so much more. There are also plenty of student organizations to join and events that take place on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of dining options on campus that students can choose from. All options are delicious food places, so there's no such thing as bad food. The only downsides with food and dining would have to be the availability of certain food places and the absence of healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    UTA dorms can be either one of two things - awesome or okay. It really depends on which dorm you choose to live in. If you choose to live in one of the newer dorms like Arlington Hall or Vandergriff, then you'll love your dorm. If you choose one of the older ones like Trinity or Lipscomb, then you'll be content with your room, but it won't be anything like the new dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, but that's expected of college. As long as you attend all your classes, do any homework, and study hard for exams, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school has a lot of student organizations and events. My advice to prospective students is to stay focused and minimize as many distractions as possible.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a great campus with great people. Buildings are easy to find and there are so many resources open to students at any time. Professors are very understanding and easy to talk to.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UTA police have set up blue lights all around campus, so that if your in any kind of danger you press the button and UTA police come to your aid. There is also a UTA escort number if you need one during the night.

    Greek Life

    At UTA we have an active Greek Life. Although im not currently in a sorority . I know that they have wonderful leadership and volunteering opportunities for students to be apart of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Mainly i'm involved in volunteering clubs because i find it enjoyable to help other people. With that being said there is also plenty of other clubs on campus for medical students to business students. As long you have some interest in mind, i'm sure we have a club for it!

    Great for these types of students

    It's a good school for people who like small campuses and opportunities to get to know your professor. UTA is friendly campus full of opportunities for all kinds of students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing thats unusual... We rub the head for good luck on our tests, if that counts.

    Bang for the buck

    UTA is a relatively inexpensive university to attend. They dont charge you for how many hours you take. If you take 12 hours or more its the same amount as paying for 12. They have places to eat nearby that are pretty cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Volunteering! Clubs! Concerts! There's so much to do, if you look online it will show you a list of what there is to do eachday.

    Food and Dining

    At UTA they always served fresh food, made right then and there. It's nice to see the variety they have there; pizza all the way to pork chops. Mmmmm.

    Dorm Life

    Two words, Loved it! Everyone was so friendly and I made so many new friends. They also have many opportunities to bond with your dorm mates so if you go there's no chance that you'll feel left out.

    Academic Rigor

    It's difficult but it prepares you to be the best in whatever field you plan to pursue. So work hard and know that you deserve to be where you are because the trip was certainly not that easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I had one important tip to share with any incoming students it would be : to go to your classes. I cant stress how important this is; your grades will show a massive amount of improvement when you go to classes vs. not going to your classes. If you do choose to go to your classes you also might want to pay attention. You cant just sit there and gaze at the beautiful ceiling.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a great school for cultivating your dreams in whatever career you plan on pursuing. The campus is full of welcoming students and faculty that make you feel at home. Overall UTA is a wonderful campus to be in!

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always police patrolling the library and campus. All students are alerted via email when an incident happens. Also, there are many locations on campus where there is an emergency communication pole, which allows students to be escorted somewhere or for police help.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs always selling goodies and food. They also always fun events for students to participate in. The clubs are well spirited and encourages students to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who do not want to pay too much for the college experience. Students must have a car to drive around in Arlington since there is not public transportation.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is average. Costs is about 4000 to 5000 a semester for classes. For what you're paying, it is an okay price for the college experience.

    What to do for fun

    The main attraction where most UTA students go is the Maverick Activity Center. This is a well organized gym with various things to do. It includes outdoor volleyball and basketball, indoor basketball courts, indoor soccer court, outdoor tennis court, ping-pong, rock climbing, various exercise equipment, and a track. There is also a bowling a billiards hall for games.

    Food and Dining

    The food court varies from Panda Express to Chik-fil-a to Subway. There is also a buffet for students for eight dollars. A convenient store is near the court and has drinks, snacks, and frozen foods that can be purchased.

    Dorm Life

    People are friendly and mind their own business. Campus is lively with various activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fair. Everything is about the time and effort put in the course. The more time the better you will do. The only courses that are more difficult are math related courses. For example, Calculus 1 and 2 are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should be careful when joining a club, sport, or being a part of an activity because they will strive you away from studying. In order to do well in their classes, they must study on their own time and finish assignments.

    In three sentences

    It is a fun, friendly, and active campus. There are many activities and different clubs to take part of. Professors are adequate in teaching, but studying is a must for a good grade.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Anywhere from books to hacking. They have it all

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and outspoken students. Someone who isn't afraid to meet new people

    What to do for fun

    They have a bunch of student activities from. Dodgeball tournaments to video game sessions at the MAC. They always have something going on through each week such as concerts or speakers.

    Food and Dining

    A wide variety as well as fast food choices. If you are vegan they have it. If you love pizza they have it. Quesadillas? Wraps? Yes they have those too! Also Panda Express, sushi, subway, Pizza Hut, potbellys, and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    Fun. Students are nice outgoing. They have floor parties often.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than most but the teachers are always there to help and they are good at what they do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your FASFA on time. Make sure you register for classes early to get the ones you need. If you need help there is always someone around who will take their time to do so.

    In three sentences

    A very diverse community. Friendly and kind people, students, and teachers. Driven to help every student be successful

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    As a major of Architecture, it is very nice paced and the teachers are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're major is going to be Architecture, definitely go to this school. Best school ever.

    In three sentences

    Really decent school. Architecture majors have a real challenge but worth it.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Gives students the opportunity to form friendships that last a lifetime.

    Great for these types of students

    Students of all nationalities and race. This university is very diverse.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of activities to do on and off campus. Texas Rangers baseball games, Dallas Cowboys football games, Dallas Mavericks basketball games, Dallas Stars Hockey games. On campus intramural sports, aquatics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and take advantage of the orientations offered.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington has a very diverse setting. It is conveniently located and being in the center of Dallas, Forth Worth, and Irving.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is ton of stuff nearby including six flags, hurricane harbor, lots of great resturants and bars, rangers ball park, and cowboy stadium.

    Food and Dining

    *****

    Dorm Life

    ******

    Academic Rigor

    *****

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and work hard and you will achieve your goals.

    In three sentences

    I love university of Texas at Arlington. I believe it is a great school with amazing teachers that really are focused on helping you achieve your goals. In my opinion this is the best school out there.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Focus on school and work. I'll have time for fun after I become a nurse.

    Food and Dining

    Unknown- I live off campus and all my classes are online

    Dorm Life

    Unknown- I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Average. Pretty similar coursework you would find in your nearby community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on applying for the nursing program then you definitely need to have a G.P.A of 3.8 or higher to be accepted. There were a few people who had 4.0's from a community college that did get chosen but someone who went to UTA with a 3.6 would get in. Just be prepared and work hard to be the best candidate possible.

    In three sentences

    Excellent pre-requites courses and loads of classes to choose from compared to a private college. A third of the price of some of the other big name schools around.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Arlington is full of nightlife but you also have Fort Worth and Dallas next door.

    Food and Dining

    went online....

    Dorm Life

    Went online....

    Tips for prospective students

    Ensure you have thought out what it takes to be an active member of class and to excel as a student. Be ready to give up some free time and miss a concert or night on the town. Remember 5 years from now, your employer is going to care more if you know how to balance the budget or perform a skill than how many beers you bong that one Friday night in college.

    In three sentences

    There are many diverse opportunities to attend UTA. These varying opportunities make it able for anyone, including me, to attend school, anywhere, anytime and at your own pace. The classes while challenging, are very current and relevant to the times.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is the best part! Arlington police are always right there to help. We are close to a fire station as well! We haven't had any huge problems, but some minor stuff. I like that we get alerts to our phones and emails about issues that have occurred.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life here is pretty large. They do a lot of stuff, but I'm just now exploring that world. I hear a lot about it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Choose what you really want to do and join! Volleyball, basketball, soccer, chess, Asian club, Anime club, Kendo, ethnic clubs, and so many more.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any and everyone. Really! We have a huge International student population. We have people from Korea, Malaysia, India, Central America, Egypt, China, Vietnam and many more places. We probably have someone from every country!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As I said we do have the mud volleyball tournament and that is every year! We also do bed races which is just hilarious to watch!

    Bang for the buck

    Our tuition is relatively low compared to others and they didn't raise it on us this year. About $11,000 per year which does your wallet good. I am very glad I came here and I wouldn't change anything about it!

    What to do for fun

    Fun!? Well Excel handles that! It's an organization that puts on events. There is a $1 movie night coming up and a magic show! There are seriously so many events on this campus that I would not be able to name everything. One of the clubs I am in are going out for Karaoke. The school does The Bash which is just a big FREE party for the students. They also allow us to do a mud volleyball tournament! It's a great deal of fun!

    Food and Dining

    Once again I give 3 stars. This is due to the lack of consistency in the food. Sometimes the food is delicious and other times it is not so great. The actual cafe connection place where the dorm students have to get their food because of the meal plan is ....not always the greatest. Now we do have Panda Express, Pizza Hut, Subway, and Chik-Fil-A in our school as well. Our school also just finished with our College Park Center which they opened a bunch of restaurants which are delicious! The school is expanding and things are improving!

    Dorm Life

    I can not speak about dorm life from personal experience, but only through my friends. They love the dorm life minus the rules, but if you get in KC Hall or Arlington Hall you will be consider the cream of the crop. They are just the newer facilities. There was a brand new one that opened last semester called Vandergriff hall, but I have not heard too much about that location.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm giving it half because it varies. There are some classes I have taken to where I thought I was going to have to drop my other classes just to pass, but I made it. Some classes will seem like a walk in the park, but then again it also depends on what High School you went to or the prior learning you had.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to spend a lot of time here because you won't want to go home. A lot of people spend their nights in the University Center doing their homework and studying or just hanging out with friends. It is a great place if you have always wanted to be in a club. Mostly all the clubs are open to anyone and everyone. Now I have found one that will not let me join, but it's okay since I have so many other options. If you ever need help don't be afraid to ask ANY Professor and yes I really mean that. They are very helpful!

    In three sentences

    UTA is an extremely diverse place, with a big heart. The University has something for everyone, and if you think they don't, well they encourage you to make a club! It is a second home and I'm a commuter.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    ROTC

    What to do for fun

    This university is in the middle of Arlington, Texas. We have the Dallas cowboys stadium, Six Flags over Texas, Rangers Ballpark, Ripley's believe it or not and a lot of out door activities.

    Food and Dining

    When I first arrived here the dining was limited, however the dining has improved a lot.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't enjoy the dorms however I loved the people I met and the fellowship.

    Academic Rigor

    Apply yourselves and you'll excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I could do it over again, I would go to a community college and transfer into the university after deciding what I want to major in.

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing. I moved from Korea to the United States and I already felt right at home. The advisers are working in your favor.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police Officers are everywhere and always very nice and helpful.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of Greek organizations at school. You are going to love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    For my college (Political Science) there is a club and for most colleges there is one. Also, for honors students there is one.

    Great for these types of students

    For straight As' students, you will have a lot of stress because the level of preparation of the professors is way better than at any college, so they are going to require and expect the same from you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is my first semester at UTA and so far, I have not heard about any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want to maximize the benefits that they offer to you, you need to use them all! For example, (1) before getting your schedule for class, please go and talk to the counselor for your department. Their advice will help you a lot! (2) if your class is in an auditorium with 199 other students, you should sit in the front row. Otherwise, you will not hear the professor talking, you will get distracted and most likely, will not learn anything.

    What to do for fun

    There is a huge,new, and well equipped gym in the MAC building that will help you to take some stress out of your shoulders.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great variety of restaurants and they all are fast and clean.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to study at least 6-8 hours per day, if you are a full time student, to be able to keep up with classes and going to class prepared. Professors only expect the best from you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go to school full time and also work, then: (1) You are going to need extra time to study after class (2) You will have a lot of assignments and quizzes (3) You will need energy drinks to keep up with everything (4) If you want to get straight As, forget about sleeping more that 4 hours per day. This is a great school but also there is a lot of competition among students. Professors will expect from you nothing else but your very best.

    In three sentences

    At first I was kind of nervous to attend to a huge and well known University such us this one but now, I feel a lot more comfortable. Everyone is so nice, the professors are well prepared when they go to class, and the school is always clean and very protected by police officers. I am very happy to assist here!!!

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe at UTA, but there are emails from the campus police every so often when there is an incident, so that kind of scares me a bit sometimes. I usually am walking with someone, so that makes me feel safe. I have never had a time at UTA where i felt in danger or unsafe.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone has a place a UTA, may sound cliche but its true.

    What to do for fun

    There is a bowling alley and movie showings every so often at school. The Parks Mall is a few miles down the road and there are a lot of places to eat outside of the mall as well.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a good selection. There is a market in the University Center that also has some quick food. They also have a Panda Express, Subway, a sushi place, and a Chic-fil-a that are all close to the market.

    Dorm Life

    I would love to be able to comment on the dorm life at UTA, but i commute from where I live with my parents.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here aren't blow off classes. You really need to stay on top of studying and not wait last minute to cram.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to meet all kinds of people and make a lot of new friends. Get involved in clubs or organizations linked with your major, because then you will see other students there and in many of your classes

    In three sentences

    Everyone here is really friendly and helpful. If you get lost or turned around, just ask someone passing by and they will help you. The academics at UTA are really good and rigorous.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Maverick Activities Center is a great place to relieve stress and gain physical and mental health.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be focused. Avoid too much partying. Be close to your professors so you may get the best out of them.

    In three sentences

    It is an Energetic school. Clean and navigable environment. Outstanding academic excellence.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have security close by. You can have an security escort to you car if you do not feel safe. There are emergency posts all over campus.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities in school and they are very close and nice to everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have many clubs and activities. There are many clubs that plan events in campus. Clubs for different countries, and religions. There are clubs for different sports and for different professions.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students with different backgrounds, for med students that have to pay for med school later.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bed Races, Block party, statues of horses all over campus.

    Bang for the buck

    UTA is a lot less expensive than other universities. We have many amazing events and classes that have good professors and diverse students with many interests.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things that you can do for fun. We have fall concerts Maroon 5, Drake and many others singers have performed here. There are guest speakers like Seth Meyers and Mark Kelly that have come to speak to students. We have fun events like Bed Races and Block parties. We have a gym that has rock climbing, swimming, tennis and many others.

    Food and Dining

    There are a bunch of places to eat here. We have food trucks that come during the lunch hours and it tastes so good. The library has a starbucks and wending machines are in every building. Our food courts always have people relaxing and eating.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are good and the students are all mostly fun and helpful. They like to talk to new people and easy to get along with.

    Academic Rigor

    There are hard classes, but easy to pass if you study and if you have a good professor. Most professors will gladly help, but you have to ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your adviser. Join a club that will help you make friends and good memories. Get to know some of your fellow students in each class you take, that way when you do not understand something, you have someone there to help you.

    In three sentences

    UTA is very diverse. The staff and students will help you when you have trouble with studying and grades. There are many fun events and clubs to join.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    the school is quite expensive, be sure to look for books online from other sources such as amazon because they are costly

    Dorm Life

    the dorm has a couple of things going for it. there are no elevators. they have community kitchens as well.

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers that I got were not good at explaining many concepts as to how an answer is how it came to be. for me it didn't go so well.

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to apply for the scholarships that uta has to offer early. I didn't realize until it was too late.

    In three sentences

    It's pretty big. most of the places are in the center of the campus. Not many events going on.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I actually heard the Greek Life is good, but I'm not involved.

    Great for these types of students

    If you do not have a social life, then this is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    UTA will turn out to be expensive if you do not read the fine print. Please read your contracts students or anything you sign.

    What to do for fun

    UTA does offer a bowling alley, but that is all.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not fun, and the R.A's do not know what they are doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always read your contracts, especially for Housing and Meal plans.

    In three sentences

    I am very much disappointed with my choice in university. This college really does not care about the student, your academic progress, or your financial well being. This school is money hungry, and most students are not happy with their decision.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is usually surrounded by the police, not only because of the campus, but also because just a few miles away we have the cowboys stadium and the rangers ballpark, so the area is usually surrounded by cops

    Clubs and Activities

    UTA does not have as many clubs as some other universities do.

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse students.

    Bang for the buck

    Nothing will provide you bang for the buck at UTA, nothing more than what community colleges can offer.

    What to do for fun

    UTA has an excellent gym, as well as a game room.

    Food and Dining

    The university has recently built a huge shopping center that includes shops and restaurants that provide student a chance for great dining.

    Dorm Life

    the Dorm life is decent, and unobtrusive, compared to the other Universities.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the university is pretty relaxed. They do not burden you with rules and stringent regulations. The teachers understand that life happens, and students need the teachers' help in succeeding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should inquire the business and engineering programs. They should also inquire in to what is available online.

    In three sentences

    The university of texas at Arlington has decent, talented teacher. The classes are spacious and filled, yet the teachers provides attention to each student. I do believe it could have more online classes though.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bowling, pool, gym, everything you can think of.

    Food and Dining

    Very interesting food stores.

    Dorm Life

    Beautiful and even new dorms for new and current students are available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip for prospective students are to focus on goals and assets for his/her future. Also to take advantage of UTA's great offers. Whether it would be scholarships, events, and , even clubs.

    In three sentences

    This is the best University I have seem. UTA has everything for the students needs. Also. UTA is still continuing to be a better University than others. UTA contains so many programs, and there are many students with diverse cultures.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are always available.

    Greek Life

    Great diverse selection of greek life. I would join one day

    What to do for fun

    The athletic sports at UTA, are always putting on events to attend. The majority of them are free for students.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is a nice area to relax with friends and the food is descent

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is incredible

    Academic Rigor

    Everything is available online or at each departments building.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have stable internet access. The majority of your classes will post grades, homework assignments, and open discussion blogs online.

    In three sentences

    The university is a great diverse community of students. It has numerous majors to choose from, and the advisors are very helpful in making decisions. The faculty and staff made my transition here easy, and the cost of tuition is affordable.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    its okay.

    Great for these types of students

    studious and researchers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Careful when parking. They are very stick in parking rules.

    What to do for fun

    they have pool and balling.

    Food and Dining

    They have subway and Starbucks but not enough to hold all students.

    Dorm Life

    It is good. They have affordable apartments for on campus students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete basic classes such as Chemistry, Calculus, Biology, history, government, before going to this university.

    In three sentences

    Basics classes are not good here. Professor are very cooperative. Good environment for study.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep up with academic advisor and take advantages of school resources.

    In three sentences

    Best School Ever

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our UTA police are the best out there. We have police stations and calling zones placed everywhere on campus. There is never an instance where you are more than one minute from the nearest police call box. The police are very professional and helpful, and they always make everyone feel secure, even when walking students out to their car at night.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus is intimate. Everyone knows everybody. A lot of hours are committed every week to community service, and houses are always hosting some sort of activity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a million organizations on campus. Any interest, hobby or professional club that can be made has been made. All organizations are very active and often go out to volunteer around the community.

    Great for these types of students

    UTA is a great school for students that wish to have their college experience fulfilled in a safe environment. All of our public events are always fun, but never get out of hand. It is also very easy to maintain a balance between student and social time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most amazing event we have on campus is called Ooze-ball. It is an annual mud volleyball tournament. It is always a huge event and EVERYONE comes out and plays and has an amazing time. If you're not a participant, then you are one of the spectators that are raving to the music. It's basically a huge party, but the volleyball is still the main attraction.

    Bang for the buck

    UTA is one of the more reasonably priced public colleges in Texas. What stands out for UTA is how the open campus makes everything accessible to the average student. The Mavericks Activity Center is literally the best thing that UTA offers for free. It includes a very high-end gym, indoor and outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, soccer field, ping pong, video game consoles, computer area and even a climbing wall!

    What to do for fun

    At UTA there is always an event happening at either the Maverick Activity Center, a movie showing at the University Center or event showing at the new Maverick Stadium. We have tennis courts, a high-tech gym and bowling and billiards available as well. Campus life is never dull, especially if you join the numerous organizations on campus.

    Food and Dining

    We have a wide selection of fast food options as well as a buffet that is open almost all day. We also have a convenience store. Also, a new business complex has opened right next to campus that is geared towards University students and everything is reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    The newer dorm buildings are spectacular. They are definitely above the average expectations of dorm buildings with the cleanliness. RAs are very involved with the residents and will keep us up to date with anything happening in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    If you have the right professor, the academic expectations are set very high. However, the professors will push you to learn the correct material that you need to know and are always available during office hours to help any students that seek advice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to create your schedule based on the professor. We have many amazing professors such as Dr. Allan Saxe and Dr. Jimmy Rogers.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is severely underrated. The level of experienced professors and modern equipment that is provided for students is well above the expectations going in. The only thing stopping this school from becoming Tier 1 is it's own football team.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I feel like some of the professors are kind of janky considering how much I pay per class.

    What to do for fun

    There are LAN parties every few weeks.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. It's not spectacular.

    Dorm Life

    Some R.A.'s are too strict. Some are cool. It's really like Russian Roulet. The cafeteria is closed down during Spring Break and the dorms are closed during Christmas break.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on whether or not your professor has an inferiority complex about their subject, there may or may not be a lot of busy work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a bike. Also, there are a lot of T. A.'s teaching the lower level classes.

    In three sentences

    A lot of walking. Cafeteria closed during Spring Break. Nice landscaping.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. There's a police department you can call at a push of a button.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is where you join a Fraternity or Sorority to become social and leaders of the campus. They do community service and represent the school well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities you can do on campus, you just have to find your fit.

    Bang for the buck

    UT Arlington is a very reasonable price and offers a lot of scholarships and financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    You can do a lot for fun. There's a bowling and billiards place you can go to for real cheap. You can also go the the Mavericks Activity Center and play basketball and many other games. You can have endless amounts of fun.

    Food and Dining

    If you chose so, you can request for a mean plan where you can eat all the food you want in the cafe and spend a certain amount of money at the plaza. It's real good food and you can also eat healthy if you chose so.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is really great. You don't have to worry about parking and it's easy to just wake up and go to class. You have 24/7 access to the library and can walk to the gym. You will also meet several new people which will make the college life more enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors and staff really care about your academic studies. They want to really prepare you for the real world. There are several options you can use to help you succeed in college. Please take advantage of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students that wish to go to UT Arlington should prepare themselves for the many challenges they will face. Such as studying at least two hours a day so they will not be behind, managing their time between work and school, and developing their social skills by joining different clubs and organizations.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is a great school to attend because the environment is beautiful and there are a lot of options the school offers for tutoring. I love how everyone is friendly and hard working at what they do. This school will well prepare you for when you enter the work world.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Walking around late, we have the options of calling the campus security to give us a ride to where we need to go!

    Clubs and Activities

    The Baptist Student Ministry is an awesome place to meet and hang out with friends, also to meet new ones! There are so many clubs on campus that I just can't keep up!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone that comes here can make the university their home, no matter who you are and where you come from!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is so worth it being at UTA! Living on campus is pricy but it's all worth it for sure!

    What to do for fun

    We have $1 movies on Friday nights on campus. There are awesome on campus events also! Like the Bash, it's like a big dance party in college park. If you have a car six flags, movie theaters, and a mall are near also.

    Food and Dining

    Having food prepared for you is always awesome! There are good options and some not so good options as in many other cafeterias.

    Dorm Life

    This is how you make those life time friends! Living on campus in the dorms is great especially for your freshman year if you won't know many people entering in. Nice options for living.

    Academic Rigor

    It's pretty sweet! There are awesome tutoring opportunities if classes get hard. Ask for help from your adviser and they will be there for great advice!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come! Make UTA your home and you will love it!

    In three sentences

    The university is an awesome well diverse place. It's pretty hard not to make friends, and to get connected well. It's growing and I love it!!

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Waffleopolis!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the events they are constantly having in campus!

    Food and Dining

    Only ate there a few times, but it was good

    Dorm Life

    Gave three stars, because although I'm sure it's great, I don't live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are pretty challenging unless the material just comes easily to you. Algebra was never my friend!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study! Be sure to talk to professors and advisors; they are AWESOME!!

    In three sentences

    UTA is one of the most diverse schools I have ever been too. There are many oppurtunities to be yourself. IT's a home away from home.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Anytime after dark you need a ride to your car, dorm, or other building, you simply dial a number and ask for an escort. A golf cart will quickly come to you and take you anywhere you want to go. FOR FREE. There are Arlington Police officers everywhere and emergency poles that are directly connected to the police station at every corner. I almost feel more safe on campus than I do in my own home!

    Greek Life

    We have a lovely Greek Row with colonial style houses. Everyone I know in Greek life loves it and has numerous faithful friends out of it. The Greek life here is very participating in philosophy, which is rare to find anywhere else.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you have a hobby or interest, there is a club for you. If perhaps there is not a club, it is very easy to find friends and start your own. My favorite clubs are the ones for your major because when you go to apply for jobs the organization will set you apart from any other applicants.

    Great for these types of students

    The UT at Arlington student has to be dedicated and ambitious. There is not much room for error here. The resources available for you are so endless that there is also no reason for you not to do well. The teachers have office hours, there are free tutors in almost every class, etc. All you have to do is put a first foot forward and you will excel.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UTA has a culture on its own. The Annual Bed Races is a large attraction every year. There are races with beds on wheels moving by people pushing. Its fun and entertaining all at the same time. Also, all the buildings have secret study places nobody ever goes. One building even has a open area on the roof to study!

    Bang for the buck

    UTA is very affordable and you do not have to go far from campus to get anything you want. There is not a lot of driving to be done for a full life in Arlington. The school is rising in research and the teachers are all awesome. There is free extra tutoring as well as paid by the hour. The resources to do well are endless.

    What to do for fun

    There are TONS of things to do on and off campus. The off campus activities are obvious- Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, Cowboys Stadium, and the Rangers Stadium. There are always free night for UTA students at Rangers Stadium. On campus activities include free food everywhere you go at lunch time. All the organizations want your support and they know exactly what to do with college students- free food.

    Food and Dining

    We have everything you could possible want to eat conveniently located on campus. The food offered includes sushi, Chik-fil-A, Pizza Hut, and Subway. The cafeteria is all you can eat and the food is very good. No complaints!

    Dorm Life

    I am biased towards my view to the dorm life, as I did not have compatible roommates. On the other hand, I know numerous people who have great roommates that have been with them for the entire time here at UTA. The dorms are nice and well kept, while random roommate assigning will be on the extremes of good or bad.

    Academic Rigor

    I am choosing 4 stars because of the coursework I am currently studying. I am a biology major and am getting into my upper level coursework; therefore, the load is heavy and the course are tough. However, with hard work and lots of studying, you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into all the scholarships available and study for the SAT/ACT. Do well in these, and you are surely ensured to a spot here at UT at Arlington. The campus is prestigious in the science fields and art as well, so if either of those interest you, work hard and you will succeed.

    In three sentences

    This university is the place to be for anyone looking to be a part of a fast-growing school. UT at Arlington will make you feel at home, push your limits, and grow you as a better person in general. The campus life will mature you, allowing you form opinions about controversial topics in the news, while the staff is always there to help with anything you need.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's pretty safe. You can almost walk around without getting snatched.

    Greek Life

    Not really into it yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lyrical expression poetry club is hella nice!

    Great for these types of students

    You can make friends anywhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bed races!

    Bang for the buck

    Nice weather.

    What to do for fun

    The MAC (Maverick Activity Center) work out.

    Food and Dining

    Don't get a meal plan. It's cheaper to buy your own food.

    Dorm Life

    The staff is cool.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the office hours.

    In three sentences

    It's pretty nice! Nice social life. Also has really good academics

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is great.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great you get to know new people.

    Academic Rigor

    I would really recommend the university because it has a variety of majors you can choose from.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The gym, different organizations, school spirit. Not that hard to look around and find something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    The places required for the meal plan. Some things are overpriced in the Plaza food court and the Connection Caf�© has a variety of options with the main entrees most always unhealthy

    Dorm Life

    It is how you want it to be. You can choose to partake in activities or you can choose to stay in your room.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the teacher. Some teachers will push you harder than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized, get plenty of sleep, and eat a well-balanced diet with enough water consumption. Stay rooted to your faith and don't be afraid to speak up. You can be mature and responsible and still have a great time.

    In three sentences

    UTA has a lot of diversity and teachers teaching what they know. They value your opinion and have a lot of fun events to attend. They are a business though, and will seek all kinds of ways to get your money.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Nursing and engineering definately

    What to do for fun

    Middle of DFW...there's everything!

    Dorm Life

    Tons of on campus dorms and apartments to choose from and some great off campus apartments as well .

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to orientation!

    In three sentences

    Great school, classes are more difficult than the classes I took at UNT but you learn more that ways also.

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe at night as well as in the day. Campus security is always present and only a phone call away.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club here for everyone. You can find an organization based on culture, educational interests, or a hobby.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for full time and part time students. The college caters to working students as well as full time students. Both myself and my uncle feel right at home, regardless of our age difference.

    Bang for the buck

    I am ver happy with price of my education at UT Arlington. In fact, that is one of the factors that helped me to decide which college to attend. This college has an excellent reputaion and an affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many exciting student organizations and societies on campus. I am looking forward to joining a few myself. There are also activities and celebrations and even great seminars to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is healthy and delicious. I try to eat there whenever I'm on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I will not be living in the campus dorms this semester, but I have many friends who love the campus environment. It seems to be a very safe, clean and education-focused environment.

    Academic Rigor

    This will be my first semester of attendance, but after looking over my schedule, I feel an exciting challenge drawing near!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to apply early so that they can recieve the maximum financial support possibe. It is also important to keep list of the steps that you must take in order to get prepared for enrollment.

    In three sentences

    I feel welcomed and inspired each time I step onto the campus at UT Arlington. My advisor is amazing, the campus is awesome and the other students are friendly and helpful. I feel that this college is going to help me achieve my wildest dreams!

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We get emails if there are any safety concerns and there are always police around campus so it's generally safe even though we do hear about assaults/theft every now and then.

    Greek Life

    To be totally honest, Greek Life doesn't even seem to play a big role in the school. Everyone seems pretty neutral towards them and they do their own thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has clubs and activities to cater to most everyone's interests and new clubs can always be created so I'd say UTA has a nice selection.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who don't really care about partying and just want to get an education for cheaper than average price.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UTA has some pretty interesting yearly events like the bed races, it's really entertaining to watch!

    Bang for the buck

    I'd say you get your money's worth from the school, it's nice enough and cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Since six flags is close by, that's where I'm going to spend my summer break.

    Food and Dining

    there are new restaurants open in the college park area and they're okay. A bit too pricey for my liking and I wish they were open later.

    Dorm Life

    I'm staying in the new dorms, Vandergriff so it's pretty nice and we have events for our residence area to create a more tight-knit feel so I like it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't all that challenging. However, this depends on your major so if you're in architecture, expect it to be brutal.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since the social scene is lacking, I'd recommend joining clubs or a sorority/fraternity if you're into that kind of thing. Although the student body is fairly approachable, it isn't that easy to make friends when it's still mostly a commuter school.

    In three sentences

    It's cheaper than other universities. It's diverse. The social scene is a little dead.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I did not live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm.

    In three sentences

    I have been completing courses via the AP program to go toward a BSN. The format is awesome and the instructors go out of their way to help you!

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a bowling alley, an activities center, pool tables, seasonal events like movies that are free, and a lot more!

    Food and Dining

    There are many options to choose from, especially with the new restaurants at College Park

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in anything and everything!

    In three sentences

    UTA is expanding and becoming a great school! I'm from the area, so it's exciting to watch it grow into something greater. The community and students are benefiting and will continue to expand with the campus.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never had any problems with campus safety. The bus service is OK although not always on time. And they stop randomly for their breaks and your stuck on the bus.

    Greek Life

    No clue. Not interested. I have never felt the need for group recognition.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and activities lining the streets. Not sure how active they are. I don't live on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This is more of an engineering or math focused campus. Considering the tuition, it would be nice if the labs had actual professors and working equipment. Grad students teach labs and lower math classes. So study on your own because they are students too and don't really care.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    After 5 not much activity. Pretty dull.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper tuition that most local Universities. If you are a Biology major consider University of North Texas. UTA gets the job done although it is sub-par.

    What to do for fun

    UTA has an active sorority life. Students will be well entertained with weekend concerts, comedy and plays. Don't expect people to talk to you tho. Very unsocial campus.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food and dining areas on this campus. Everything from Chick-fil-A to Sushi. You will be well fed even if the teaching is below standard high school teaching. Many new restaurants lining the streets next to dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Attending class is a must even if the professor offers videos. Don't take the Biology classes unless you have already had Chemistry and some A&P. I felt really bad for some of the kids that didn't know what the professors were talking about. They will tell you stories and include whatever they think is cool on a test even if it has nothing to do with the class. The biology labs are not good. They don't even make you wear proper gear. I have received a better education at the junior colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many student activities but very little or no physical fitness classes. A campus geared toward the younger generation. The Biology department is seriously lacking in everything. I received a better education at the local two year college. The professors do research so that is their main focus. Watch out for Grad. students teaching math. Seriously lacking. My Math Lab is forced on you so I am sure someone is getting kickbacks.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is an extremely large campus with a large student body of young people and a variety of ethnicities. I feel very small, unnoticed and odd considering I am over 40 years old. If considering going back to school, research and choose a small campus that actually cares about student education.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UTA always posts bulletins to all students emails when ever their is some type of disturbance on campus, their is always UTA police on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every day their is an activity happening on campus and these are usually held by clubs around campus. It is always a organized environment and extremely welcoming on all occasions.

    Great for these types of students

    UTA is great for all types of students, their are literally thousands of students who come from all around the world and extremely diverse backgrounds, but UTA manages to welcome them all, perfectly.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe it is worth the tuition because its in the center of everything. They offer a diverse environment and hold organizations for everybody, you will never have to worry about not fitting in.

    What to do for fun

    Arlington is a part of the DFW metro-plex so it isn't too far from anything. There is the cowboy stadium, rangers stadium, six flags, planetarium and so many other events to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of selections on campus and they also are next to numerous fast food restaurants all around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm, but I have heard that it's better to live in an off campus apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect the best from every student, but all the professors want to have some type of relationship with their students so they are open to accommodating you when you need them to.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's easier when you get involved on campus because the new friends will help with assignments and because you are required to keep a certain GPA.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't feel very safe on campus because of the crime rate in arlington, but I see police cars on patrol all over the place. Don't give your phone to any strangers to use 'for a minute' or leave your things unattended. In short, just be smart and you'll be fine.

    Greek Life

    Yes, there are a lot of fraternities and sororities on campus, they are very proud and have a lot of events/activities. If you are loud and obnoxious, this is a great place for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of on campus clubs or activities to join if you are into these types of things. You can get incredible experiences for a minimal cost. My personal experiences with the ultimate frisbee team have been irreplaceable. There are many competitions and events, just keep your eyes and ears open and you'll fall right into place!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who don't want to socialize and just work on getting their degree. I see many commuter students/adults here, so for those who quit and are coming back, this is a great fit for you. Greek life is big here, and you can find many clubs for things you are interested in!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only 'tradition' that I know of is rubbing E.H. Hereford's head for good luck on an exam. His bust is located in the University Center. However, I have never seen anyone actually do it though.

    Bang for the buck

    Inflation is apparent everywhere, but all things considered it isn't too bad. Except for the bookstore, do not buy any books from there if you can avoid it. EVERYTHING is way too expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Campus is located near the Cowboys stadium, Rangers ballpark, and Six flags. If that isn't enough, there are country dance halls as well as the adventures of two major cities to explore (Dallas/Fort Worth).

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of places to eat on as well as off campus, you can be sure to find what you like, and a lot of it. Unless you want good mexican food, then you'll need to go to California. Or Mexico.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on your roommates. Try to be outgoing, selfless and laid back, it will get you places with people!

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't hard if you apply yourself. You can succeed easily here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet as many people as possible! Take advantage of the library computers as well as research opportunities while you are a student. Talk to each and every one of your teachers, they really care and can become mentors or even friends!

    In three sentences

    The surrounding area is sketchy and crime is high. Teachers are fun and will help you succeed. Campus is small but beautiful and you can find what you need quickly and easily.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    lots of police, blue help buttons, great alarm system, and trams to take students here and there.

    Greek Life

    haven't joined, but it looks fun

    Clubs and Activities

    All fun and great for a student

    Great for these types of students

    studeous and always on time... sometimes early bird for the early moring classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    rub the statues head for goodluck before a test... it works as long as you study as well.

    Bang for the buck

    the cafe is a great and inexpensive place to eat

    What to do for fun

    watch TV, hangout with friends, and drink starbucks.

    Food and Dining

    great food and variety

    Dorm Life

    The newer ones are awesome, but for cheaper go for the older ones.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the course and your strengths, some may be hard and some easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best and befriend the teachers and professors as they will help you if they can.

    In three sentences

    The school is a great place to learn. There is no quota and the staff is peachy. I love this school very much.

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club, go to movies with friends, play a sport...

    Food and Dining

    The food is so awesome and a lot of varieties.

    Dorm Life

    It makes life easier and you are stress free.

    Academic Rigor

    Awesome!

    Tips for prospective students

    I have heard so far great things about this University and my tips to prospective students will be to start the application sooner and make sure all is taking care off to be stress free.

    In three sentences

    I'm planning on visiting the campus next week.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police is very attentive.

    Greek Life

    There are many Greek Houses on Greek row. Many events throughout the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    To many to list them all. They are all listed on www.uta.edu

    Great for these types of students

    What does that mean? haha.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Bars, restaurants, movies, water parks, six flags, TX Rangers game, Dallas Cowboys game.

    Food and Dining

    Good. Many options.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major. I am a Biology student. Its not easy, but I don't think it should be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get what you want out of education by being proactive. Otherwise your advisers and professors will run your life.

    In three sentences

    Good resources for the students. Parking is reasonable. Tuition is relatively affordable.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is great but you have to watch out for lines.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very student friendly and they have resources for everything you need. They also give you ways to be involved.

    Academic Rigor

    I like how this university focuses on making sure students succeed and do their best.

    In three sentences

    This University is a very friendly campus and they seem to have a lot of courage in their students to succeed. They also have a lot of resources to help you out during your four years and really help the freshman out. Any freshman would enjoy being on this campus.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been some incidences close to campus that are a little disconcerting. However, there are security guards in every parking lot every night when I get out of class late.

    Great for these types of students

    Interested in a diverse experience with top notch professors

    Bang for the buck

    Price wise: UTA is extremely affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Great arts community in the area.

    Food and Dining

    Not a lot of healthy meal options in the UC.

    Dorm Life

    I stay off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to be proactive in utilizing the services available to you. The college provides ample resources that are designed to make your experience successful.

    In three sentences

    This school has a vibrant community and an open, cross-disciplinary mentality. I enjoy the beautiful common area in front the library and the shaded benches. UTA's environment is conducive to a positive learning experience.

  • 08/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mav Convocation is where all students meet up for fun and games before school starts. Great time to meet future peers.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, rec center, shoping centers, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, utilize the help clinics and dont be afraid to reach out to TA's for help.

    In three sentences

    UT-Arlington is a great school. They provide a vast array of majors. They are very diverse and the staff is very helpful.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bowling, Billiards, other School activities

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, and ask questions when you're confused. Always read ahead.

    In three sentences

    UTA is a great University for many degrees. The people, Teachers, and Teacher aids are all glad to help you out whenever you need help. It's a great school to be in.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety that covers everything imaginable.

    What to do for fun

    There is an on-campus Bowling and Billiards as well as the new MAC center full of work out equipment and sports fun. With a fully functional climbing rock wall to a planetarium showing a Pink Floyd laser light show every Saturday at 7PM, there is always a variety of things to do. Levitt Pavilion just down the street brings in comedians, plays, and live music all year round. 2$ movies of the latest hits play every Friday during the summer.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large cafeteria on campus that provides 3 meals a day with take away boxes for snacks providing everything and anything. Although crowded in the lunch time rush, there are an assortment of off-campus restaurants and fast food chains within a 10 mile radius. There is also a strong cultural diversity in the Arlington area starting from Park Row down to Randoll Mill of Russian, Korean, Chinese, Mediterranean, Thai, and Middle Eastern food.

    Dorm Life

    There are the party goers on the off-campus apartments (that are still semi-considered school property) and on the on-campus halls alike. A-Hall is notorious for 3AM fire alarms from kids trying to smoke in doors due to the no smoking policy on campus. The on-campus halls are semi to very old, some with no air conditioning except for window units, some with paper thin walls, and some with cramped bathroom to occupant ratios (Nedderman Hall has 6 occupants to 1 bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    The basic courses varies from subject and from student (English Comp. was easier for me than Physics). The major courses also varied from the extremely difficult (Architecture) to the lax (Business). Then there are the in betweens that focus on specific things (Nursing relies a lot on time while PolySci relies on a lot of debating skills and research papers).

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't always rely on your major's counselor; take care to look into your own future schedule. Talk to other students about possible teachers and studies to learn which fits your learning ability; the school grapevine is the best way to get good information from hands on accounts. Time management is the nemesis of all students; learn it quick.

    In three sentences

    A wide variety of possible careers delving into obscure specializations. With a vast amount of culture on- and off- campus, UTA provides the exploration of the definition of home, traditionally and foreign. UTA specializes in the sciences with a brand new Engineering research facility, but the cultivating of art, history, political science, and other popular majors are not looked over.

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great. Frequent tests to their alert systems but not interfering with your life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally did not find any clubs that interested me but everyone is different!

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for commuter students, engineering students, or students seeking a smaller campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is one disappointing part of the school to me. There doesn't seem to be very much excitement around campus. One of my favorite locations is the Levitt Pavilion just a couple blocks from campus. They have many amazing free concerts!

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other competing schools, UTA is one of the more expensive. Check out other schools such as UNT if price is crucial.

    What to do for fun

    It's always fun to go catch a Texas Rangers game or a Dallas Cowboys game! You can also take a short drive to Hurricane Harbor or Six Flags. The Levitt Pavilion is within walking distance and they book top notch performers to put on free concerts!

    Food and Dining

    There're some great places to eat around College Park. You can stop by a sports grill, frozen yogurt shop, taco shop, and even a create your own pizza place. There's only one cafeteria and it was some really good food(I recommend a toasted wrap) but the only problem is that it closes very early at around 8:30. So using your meal plan for 9 or later is not an option.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a suite in Arlington Hall. They're great! I share the dorm with two other roommates. We each have our own private room and share a living room and bathroom. There's a kitchen right down the hall too! The other residents are really friendly and my RA is great.

    Academic Rigor

    My freshman classes are very simple. I feel like I'm not really being educated but more forced to try and graduate quickly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in mind that this is primarily a commuter school so a lot of people aren't as concerned about making good friends. If it's an option, look into getting into a suite in Arlington Hall, they're awesome!! Understand the campus before committing. I didn't have a solid understanding of where everything was and this made the campus seem big and exciting. After about a week I realized that the campus was actually tiny compared to others. This may be a good thing for some!!

    In three sentences

    UTA has a well maintained campus and has plenty of things to do nearby. They have a great engineering program from what my friends have told me. Very convenient location.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own police as well as the police from Arlington. However, it is only blocks away from the city jail.

    Clubs and Activities

    Even the math club rocks.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a traditional student, then the day time classes are for you. If you are an adult non-traditional student, you may want to take the night classes to avoid a crowd of kids.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to the planetarium at least once while you are here.

    Bang for the buck

    Many courses from the surrounding community colleges transfer, but talk to your advisor first before you take them elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club! There are many clubs at UTA and they always have activities going on during the day.

    Food and Dining

    Even if you are an off campus student you should get a dining card to access the food court.

    Dorm Life

    The apartments across the street are considered dorms too!

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the courses require a lot of time. There are plenty of student teachers that can tutor you if you need help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Great for students on campus, off campus, or online. Professors are very knowledgeable about their subject matter. Great place to meet friends and learn.

  • 10/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition was low enough that I didn't need a loan to cover it

    What to do for fun

    Ranger's games, UTA events and sports, walking the nature parks like Veteran's Park, Dallas Art Museum, Fort Worth and Dallas Zoos, Parks Mall in Arlington

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to avoid the registration rush.

    In three sentences

    A great value and convenient way to finish my degree

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is extremely safe here. I've never felt so protected!

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ooze ball, bed races, college park, Halloween parties and events coming soon!!!

    Bang for the buck

    GOMAVS!!!!!!!!!!

    What to do for fun

    The school has many traditions to choose from!

    Food and Dining

    If you don't like high school cafeteria food, on-campus cafeteria is just as good as the restaurant Furr's!! If not, there are a wide variety of restaurants on campus!!

    Dorm Life

    Easy to make friends and really is the college life!

    Academic Rigor

    Faculty and staff will help you reach your goals and expectations!

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is for you whether you were homeschooled, fresh out of high school, or transferring from a community college! One of the biggest things students worry about considering college is making friends and fitting, well, University of Texas at Arlington is for you! It is easy and a new place to call HOME!

    In three sentences

    Diversity is one of the major point I love about this school. School spirit and society is one of the factors that will keep you successful here. MAVS UP!!

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always activities to do around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great as long as you get along well with your roommate and follow the simple dorm guidelines.

    Tips for prospective students

    PLEASE keep up with your keys if you plan on getting a residence hall/mailbox. The keys are super expensive to replace. Room key - $60, Mailbox - $30. Crime is everywhere so don't flaunt your goodies in peoples' face they might steal it.

    In three sentences

    The faculty/staff/students here are very welcoming and is a reason on why I chose to go here. They are modern and historic; adding modern buildings and a food plaza while still keeping up with the traditional historic buildings. All in all, a good school to attend.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports are always fun to play as we'll as watch professional sports and hang out at the bar

    Food and Dining

    There are great places to eat around here and is always close and convenient

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Finance is hard as well as accounting. But rigor is needed for success

    Tips for prospective students

    A good place to begin a college experience where fitting in is easy

    In three sentences

    A growing school with under appreciated academics. An involved intramural life but needs more college sports. Great students with open minds.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Nothing. theres no student life whatsoever.

    Food and Dining

    its like prison food

    Dorm Life

    it smells really bad over here but the private dorms are awesome because you feel like you're living by yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    Science and math professors are hard other than that it pretty easy if you choose your professors wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    only come here if you're pursuing an engineering major or want to commute.

    In three sentences

    Its mostly for commuters. Theres not much of a student life here. Its not safe after sunset.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    close to the city of Dallas, a big city is full of surprises.

    Greek Life

    many organizations and they are very involved

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a lot to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    committed

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming bash, each fall offered to the students of UTA. Also, rub on the head of a statue before an exam for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    Is like any university of 4 years.. not so cheap.

    What to do for fun

    join an organization or become part of a club

    Food and Dining

    different offers for the students

    Dorm Life

    Expensive

    Academic Rigor

    UTA is very demanding

    Tips for prospective students

    Be committed and know what you want before you start changing your mind.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is very competitive. UTA offers a lot of opportunities for a student to join organizations and not only that but to apply for jobs. UTA is a great place to start an education.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    people get mugged here all the timeâ?¦ watch out. :-/

    Greek Life

    dont bother

    Great for these types of students

    large back seat to take naps in for architecture students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    walk around the architecture building and notice all the odd things going on. students sleep in odd places, students still in studio at 3AMâ?¦. etc.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is not as high as other much larger universities and the architecture degree plan is good except for they dont like to bring in new professors. I think we should have professors who did not graduate from UTA. We need change!!!

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall closes too early. Always crowded. Need more food options. Change it up a bit.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus here but I have heard from friends that it is awful.

    Academic Rigor

    The Architecture School is EXTREMELY rigorous. It is a lot of hard work and almost no sleep.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up your GPA. Ask around about certain professors before taking their classes. If you plan on an architecture major be prepared to NEVER sleep.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is growing faster than they can keep up. The campus is a melting pot of ethnicities. There are plenty of activities to choose from.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Wayyyyy too expensive for out of state tuition. I pay 2x the amount as in state and get very little cooperation from administration to answer my questions without placing me on hold for a half hour. Honestly, I'm seriously disappointed. This is NOT a transfer friendly school. They have open enrollment so anyone can transfer but slapping a checklist on your site doesn't make you friendly or approachable. They need to get their heads outta their ... and make sure students who are coming in UNDERSTAND the expectations. I had 5 classes enrolled. My financial aid is STILL being processed but I had no idea I was supposed to sign up for Busar. Plus I HAVE to have those 5 classes so when a dept says sorry but we're dropping this class the day before it is to start? Messed. Up. That instantly red flagged my account to FA, but I couldn't call anyone until Monday morning. For 30k+ students- you'd think this facility had way more organization than it does. If I didn't have to move I never would have left my last school. :(

    What to do for fun

    They finally brought some intramural sports to the facility so I'm excited about that. The fitness classes look pretty decent too.

    Food and Dining

    Don't eat there so don't know

    Dorm Life

    Can't say I'm off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to transfer you need to be 100% on top of these people during the process. Don't assume they'll do their job when they should and always pick fall back classes because course WILL be canceled without warning the weekend before the semester begins OR the first day of classes.

    In three sentences

    NOT transfer friendly when it comes to transition. Open enrollment so anyone gets accepted.

  • 04/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are very friendly and helpful. Safety is given the first importance here.

    Greek Life

    cool

    Clubs and Activities

    Many are there. Almost every country has their clubs at the university and these clubs organize events for making students feel at home

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working and intellects

    What to do for fun

    cultural activities goes on every month Go to movies volunteer for any activities go to arlington lake and enjoy the scenery

    Tips for prospective students

    Good college Keep-up to it work hard

    In three sentences

    Good quality of education at an affordable cost. Cool places near-by like irving, dallas, fresco Renowned faculty

  • 05/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many extra cirricular activities to choose from ranging from sports, to societies, to clubs and organizations.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat at the university.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the departments are definetley more difficult than others, such as Math and Chemistry, but it is no reason to turn this school down.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the degreee programs and courses offered by the university in depth as there is an abundance of options to choose from.

    In three sentences

    The University of Texas at Arlington is much more satisfying than I expected. The amount of programs and degrees offered is outstanding and the fact that they are ranked fairly higher than other schools in some of the specific departments is quite gratifying. I am very proud to attend this university as I feel sucessful.

  • 05/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They are always community events around campus. Movie nights on the lawns or art shows are frequent. Also the MAC, the recreation center, is top notch!

    Food and Dining

    Decent enough food and a nice, clean cafeteria. Food is a bit pricey unless you have a food program.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I've heard relatively positive notes. They are very secure.

    Academic Rigor

    Art courses are some of the best in the state. Professors build on the basics and encourage individual growth and style among students. Most of the staff are also in the professional art field as well as teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't joke around in your core curriculum. Stay solid and focused even if you don't know your degree plan at the get-go.

    In three sentences

    UT Arlington has a gorgeous campus. The place to go for a fine arts degree because of their accredited curriculum! Faculty and staff are always helpful and willing to work toward a solution.

  • 06/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Amazing food inside the school and many restaurants in and around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I commuted my first semester from home and will continue to do that throughout my next semester, but I have friends that live in dorms and they have told me that they absolutely love it and I would probably have stayed on campus if I could afford it.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any other University that any college student attends or plans to attend to, there will be harder coursework than high school and community college. The good thing with UTA is that the teachers actually care on whether or not you are struggling in the class and will present you with many different academic resources that can help you to be more successful. From my own personal experience I have seen that as long as you show up to class, pay attention, and take notes then you will you do well in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule your classes as soon as possible, especially if you plan on commuting. I commuted my first year and will also be doing it for this Fall 2014 semester. Last semester I had a schedule that didn't go well with the amount of driving that I would have to do daily. My classes were scheduled Monday through Friday and at random times throughout the day because I chose to wait to register for classes. Next semester, because I chose to go ahead and register at the beginning of summer, I will be going on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 8 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon which will save me a lot of money in gas. I live about 35 minutes from campus.

    In three sentences

    A great University with many educational resources to help you to succeed as a student, I have only attended school here for one semester and I am for sure not transferring and I will receive my four year degree from this school. The teachers are amazing and are willing to give you any extra help that is necessary in your success.

  • 06/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are always available.

    Clubs and Activities

    Engineering clubs are very unorganized. It's upsetting.

    Great for these types of students

    Uhm... I don't know. This is definitely a commuter school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BED RACES!

    Bang for the buck

    It's pretty good considering most other schools are 20K+

    What to do for fun

    Be creative... The school is small.

    Food and Dining

    Pizza, Chicken, Asian, Subway, Burgers.

    Dorm Life

    Not in a dorm. Hear it's okay

    Academic Rigor

    Chmistry and Math department are unnecessarily difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your advisor. Bug them, bug everyone till you get your way. It's the only way it'll happen.

    In three sentences

    Engineering, Business, Architecture are probably the biggest schools. School is kind of small, you'll need to be creative with entertainment. The greeks and nurses like to block halls.

  • 06/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very efficient in making sure that you are safe. There were a string of incidents that happened here over the past year. UTA Police notifies everyone by email and every dorm and the University Center of suspects and what happened. There are drivers to take you to your vehicle or dormitory if you do not wish to walk back at late night to early morning hours. When things happen, security is increased. I would say that this is an extremely safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Many people enjoy the Greek life here. There isn't many incidents of Hazing or crazy college initiation tasks done. Just be careful of the parties and understand that joining a sorority or fraternity costs money. Some sororities and fraternities are very low in their costs but others are very high. On a per month or per semester basis.

    Great for these types of students

    UTA is great for ANY type of student. This is 5th most diverse campus in the entire United States. There are so many other cultures that I have met, Indian, Middle East, all of Asia, Russian, Polynesian, European from British to French to German to Italian. Even South African and Egyptian is here. Every culture is here.

    Bang for the buck

    UTA, in my opinion gives you every bang for your buck. Not only do you learn for your career and life, you can also build great relationships with people around you. There is FREE tutoring services, writing services, math services, counseling and personal services, Pretty much any service except for seeing the doctor. The Library is open ALL DAY EVERY DAY. Everything is so wonderful and for only being about $4,000 for tuition (my tuition, not entire dorm and meal plan stuff).

    What to do for fun

    There are many, many, many activities for you to indulge in especially in the beginning of the year. UTA likes to welcome you and hosts many activities, social events, party-like events, movie events and gatherings every month. You can workout at the Mavericks Activity Center (MAC) and also play over 30 different sports there. There are also Volleyball fields and basketball courts all over campus and you can even visit other friends in other dorms for get togethers.

    Food and Dining

    Ahh, food and dining. This is where many would give mixed ratings but I will tell you the truth. There are several places to eat, both on-campus and off-campus. On the grounds of UTA, there is the Connection Café where meal plans are primarily used. The Plaza which serves Chic-Fil-A, Panda Express, Subway and few other restaurants for money. You have the POD which is like a convenient store/ gas station like store that has chips, soda, ramen noodles and other convenience items. Right off of campus is the College Park District that has Yogurt, Pizza, Grill & Bar and a couple other places to dine but are a little more pricy. Now if you go down South Cooper, you will find your Taco Bell, McDonalds, Whataburger and other various dining establishments. The Food is decent at all locations and enjoyable.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Kalpana Chawla Hall (KC Hall) at UTA. I would say it is quite exciting to live on campus. There are many people around all times of the day. KC has study lounges where you can sit and read, study or do classwork in. Many people enjoy that there is a lot of space at KC but also in Arlington Hall, Vandergriff Hall and other dormitories. Most of the Residential Assistants (RA's) will be more than willing to aid you with whatever you need and are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor or instruction is excellent. Most professors are willing to help you out as long as you are willing to ask and communicate with them. They have feedback surveys which helps UTA faculty and students as it makes sure professors are doing their jobs while students enjoy and really learn the subjects they want.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I could give any tips for students looking into attending UTA, I would say be prepared to come to college. Schedule your own times, figure out when things are due and when exams are approaching and wake up for class. It is a different experience but not too difficult if you listen, communicate to you professors, counselors, and faculty, and be more involved with your life and campus life. UTA has a very strong and competitive nursing program as well as a strong engineering program. I have a few friends who also attend business classes and they seem to agree that It is great at UTA.

    In three sentences

    If I could rate the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), I would give it a 9/10. Everything about this campus is helpful, interactive and diverse. Attending college here at UTA has been a wonderful experience and I truly enjoy it here.

  • 07/07/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    They have a very nicely built rec center with really nice and comfy sofas and chairs. My tour guide told us he slept in one one time. The library seems pretty decent. You can check out a laptop for 24 hours with no fee.

    Food and Dining

    They have the usual college credit and block-lunching plans, but the cafeteria seems pretty nice. Looks like a good variety of foods to choose from. There's also a variety of non-college stores to choose from. They have a grocery store onsite close to the cafeteria