United Tribes Technical College
Bismarck, ND, USA

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United Tribes Technical College
3.32 Average Rating

Bobby from Drumright, OK

a past student here
3 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
I had an amazing opportunity to learn at UTTC. My instructors were well versed in the topics they were teaching, and were able to give me real world examples along with theory from my texts to support the lesson!
Did enjoy being here
Tribes, is a short distance from a lot of amazing things that Bismarck, ND has to offer. It isn't just a school it's a community and family. I have to say that Tribes will forever be one of my favorite places to be!
Bang for the buck
Tribes is affordable, friendly and success oriented. They have a whole team of Financial Aid folks, who are there to help you with essays, scholarships, applications, FAFSA, etc etc etc. It's not only affordable but they make it so easy for you to get funding that you are driven to do it.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early and get your housing requests in. You will need to remember the little things like vaccination records! Come prepared to meet amazing people and form bonds that will last for the rest of your life!
Great for these types of students
Native American, Non-Native with an open mind, those desiring to study hard, Family, Non-Traditional,
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Daniel from Bismarck, ND

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The training here at United Tribes Technical College is top notch. The instructors here are genuinely invested in your success. I would highly recommend this school to anyone interested in attending a vocational school with tribal affiliation!
Tips for prospective students
Show up for class and do your homework, ask questions and everything else should just fall into place!
Academic Rigor
The courses here are very in depth and give you a broad spectrum of the field you are studying!
Dorm Life
I live in a family unit with my wife and 2 sons on campus and the home is very nice and adequitly fits our needs for housing!
Food and Dining
The food and dining on campus here offers a wide variety of choices to those that purchase a meal plan with their tuition.
What to do for fun
Sports, Outdoor activities, Community events, Shopping Malls, Movie Theaters
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Britney from Bismarck, ND

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
United Tribes Technical College is a great school. It has many opportunities for everyone. The instructors believe in you and will do whatever it takes to see you succeed.
Tips for prospective students
I believe that United Tribes Technical College is a college for anyone. The key thing I love is the on-campus daycare.
Academic Rigor
Academic Rigor is pursing excellence in everyday learning experiences.
Dorm Life
I live off campus.
Food and Dining
United Tribes Technical College has an excellent dinning services with a variety of nutritious foods great for everyone.
What to do for fun
I am a single mother, so taking my one year old son out side for walks, taking him to the park are always fun for the both of us.
Clubs and Activities
Student Nurses Assoication
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Mariah from Bismarck, ND

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
United Tribes Technical College has one of the friendliest environments any college student would ask for. They focus on a student's will to earn their education and they work together as a community. United Tribes is not just an environment for Native American students but all students that want a better future for themselves and family.
Tips for prospective students
The one thing that almost every college student has is fear, whether it is fear of leaving home or just that he or she thinks they might not make that next test. United Tribes will help any student in the best way that they can, but they will not hold your hand for everything. The best way to describe how Tribes helps you is like a family, they will push you to your limit and sometimes over the limit but they do it because they care about their students' success. That is the one thing that is missing from most colleges is that they treat their students as students, not as family like United Tribes does.
Academic Rigor
Most students complain the first few months they are at college because it is so different from high school. The courses are not very hard at United Tribes but they are meant to challenge each student to an extent, all college classes are. If classes were impossible to complete then there would be no point in taking them if every one would fail the course, however the same could be said if every one could pass with an A+.
Dorm Life
Dorm life at Tribes is much like every other college, sometimes a student wants to sleep until noon and forget about their morning classes or they think they can do anything they want when ever they want because they are adults now. The one thing seen most in the dorms is fun, which is not uncommon for a college but it would seem strange to see how much fun the students' have. The males are separate from the females but it is not forbidden for a male student to visit a female student in her dorm. The dorms are home for many students, their rooms are hidden sanctuaries that they use to escape the hardships of being away from home, and throughout every room laughter is the tool for making their days seem not so tough.
Food and Dining
Other than the hard classes the other thing college students complain about is the lack of variety in their food. United Tribes wipes clean the slate of poor food choices for students. They serve a variety of foods each day and the cost is very little in account to the service and quality of food. They do serve food that every college student craves, such as pizza, hamburgers, and chicken but they also serve more healthy food choices and encourage students to eat healthier.
What to do for fun
There is a great deal of activities and places to go to relax and have fun around campus. One of the more popular areas to relax is the sauna and exercise room. If you ask most of the instructors around Tribes they will tell you that they are spoiled with the amount of equipment they have received. There are not many colleges that come to mind when one asks if they have an actual sauna and whirlpool. United Tribes has also recently gained exercise bikes for the students that could not exercise efficiently in the winter months. Aside from exercising there are also dance activities and the library where there are books to read for fun and computer access.
Bang for the buck
What makes United Tribes an exceptional choice to further one's education is the cost. Unlike most colleges that offer tuition at $30,000 or $40,000 a semester United Tribes will generally ask for only $10,000 per semester. This will include cost for credits, tuition, other fees such as food cost, housing, board, books, personal expenses, transportation for those living off campus, and finally cost of attendance. This may seem like a lot to pay for but most of the things only cost between 300 and 700 dollars. Plus as an added bonus United Tribes requires all of their students to apply for the FAFSA program. This gives up to a $5,000 grant plus loan options so no student will be left behind with a large bill. There was a student that attended class and graduated not owing the school a single dime because she was granted grants and scholarships and did not have to take out a single loan so it is possible to never have debts caused by college.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Some people who are not used to the Native American tradition will be awe struck when they witness their first Powwow. It takes place about two weeks after school begins and is a celebration for the entire campus. The inner circle used in the Powwow is set up year round as a symbol of their beliefs and to serve as a reminder of the hardships the Native Americans endured to all students. The campus itself is very spaced out and is not only a campus to the college students but to all families that live in United Tribes. Regular houses and families reside inside the campus and not all students attend school there. This is yet another factor that expresses how United Tribes acts as a community.
Great for these types of students
United Tribes is perfect for any type of student, they do not look down upon others and they do not view themselves as being better than anyone else. For the student that enjoys walking and being outside there cannot be any place better for them to attend school. As the campus is rather large and spacious a student may walk back and forth between their class destinations and even if they did not have to walk far most of the buildings have stairs to climb. Tribes is also great for those students that are looking for a home feel to their school. When students are not in class one can almost forget that he or she is in a college setting, as it seems more like a small town than a campus.
Clubs and Activities
There is always something to do when students are not in class and a wide area of this is seen in the clubs. From Zumba to class study groups if a student is looking for a good time they need only check the announcements. Every day there is always a fun club or activity to join and the best part is if it is located on campus then it will not cost anything. This is a great way to relax after a day full of classes and talk with friends or family. It will also take your mind away from anything that is bothering you or on your mind.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is a very high priority at United Tribes. They want to keep their students and residents safe while at the same time making them feel safe. Security is constantly seen throughout campus and they will not tolerate any misbehavior from anyone. The campus is drug and alcohol free so there is no need to worry about substance abuse. The people at security do their jobs well and effectively and there is rarely any trouble seen or heard on campus.
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