The University of Texas at Arlington Graduate Program Reviews

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87%
of students recommend
(3.9 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 188 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 41,988 (30,633 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 58% part-time, 42% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,517 in-state; $16,271 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013

I went to UTA for both my BSN and my MSN. I have no regrets. Once you get into the BSN program in undergrad, they went out of their way to give me scholarships and grants without me even applying for anything. The BSN program was top notch and I had 5 job offers before I graduated. Less than two years later, I obtained my MSN in nursing administration from UTA. It was about $1535 a class, but the schedule was flexible. I was easily able to work full time and go to school. I paid for it out of pocket, though they will help you with a loan if you need it. If you go part time, you only graduate one semester later than if you did it full time. It was totally doable. There was a good blend of online and in person classes and the networking was very good considering I was still only a staff nurse when I went. I really got the best bang for my buck with my MSN-- 7 years after my BSN, I doubled my salary. The job prospects are really good with a UTA BSN or MSN because they have such a good reputation locally. As for preparation for the real world... well, they teach you Ivory Tower nursing management; ideal conditions. The real world was tougher, and I wish there was more of an emphasis on HR, employment law, and modern methods of managing a budget (I was managing a budget for nurses with 8 hour shifts on my assignments... that's a bit outdated). But 5/5 I highly recommend it.
1.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Graduation Year: 2018

A friend introduce me to UTA for my NP program and she was singing the praises of this school. Little did I know that the school was after my money than anything else. i applied and got admission into the AGACNP program and registered for one class. When the class started, they posted the assignment and I did not understand the assignment. I reached  out to the coach but no response. when I asked for clarification of the assignment, she copy and paste the same instruction that I did not understand at first with no explanation and left me there to dry. all effort in trying to get help prove abortive. In the middle of the class the coach send me an email to drop the class instead of her trying to help me. by the time I knew that I was not making any progress and decided to drop the class they told me it was too late. They couldn't drop my class. All my effort in the class went down the drain. When once you are in the system, you are alone. If you expect any help or clarification from somebody else you will fail woo-fly. If you know everything and would not ask for help in any way or form then this is the right school for you but if you are a student that will need help or have a question without further adieu PLEASE RUUNNN!!!!! Don't waste your money like i did. Look for another school.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

Class syllabi did not match assignment modules in most classes, so students were constantly receiving emails stating that assignments were late or formatted incorrectly. Professors were unresponsive and uninterested. Required forms were posted on Blackboard, but students began receiving emails chastising them for using incorrect forms (we used the ones posted). Other files were posted, but were corrupt and would not open. Despite receiving emails pointing this out, corrected files were never posted. Some people in our groups started private groups just so that we could try to figure out what exactly was due and when. One IA agreed to preview a paper, so the student submitted it one week prior to the deadline for feedback and never heard back. Incredibly disappointing. I expected more from an institution affiliated with the University of Texas.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Classes were both online and on campus so it was a nice blend. UT Arlington needs more convenient parking and more access to campus escorts when on campus after dark. Bookstore made it easy to locate books and book ISBN so I could look for cheaper options.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010

UTA is diverse and inclusive. I was more closely involved in Student Activities at UTA than I was at my undergraduate, but because I worked there. It can be hard to plug in for commuter students, but the staff does try. I had amazing professors in my Social Work and Public Administration programs.
1.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2008

I have no thoughts...it was close and had the degree program I was after.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

Good location with a lot of possibilities for internships in multiple fields. Organized departments that make a large school feel small and intimate. Lots of activities to participate in at school and around the area. Main negative as with any large school is lack of parking.
1.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2006

It was an EMBA class - personally I did not get anything from it, I only did it to add a line to my resume and my company paid for it.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington does a great job of preparing students to excel in their career directly upon graduation. During the course of the program students will engage in both internships and on-campus job training that will prepare them for employment immediately upon graduation. The professors are very engaging and are readily available to assist students to ensure we succeed. The program is very flexible also due to the fact that they offer both in-class and online courses. The University also helps you secure employment by offering job fairs and networking events that students can participate in.
3.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

I chose UTA because the class schedule was good for my work schedule. The cohort program was well coordinated, and worked very nicely. I could depend on the classes always being at particular times, and schedule my life accordingly.
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