The University of Texas at Arlington Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.24 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 36 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: 45,282 (32,775 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 62% part-time, 38% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,128 in-state; $18,878 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
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.
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.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2008

Interesting school and great social work program. Professors are kind, yet challenging. Easy to develop relationships & very fulfilling field to get into!
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

College life was expensive but a great place to attend. It felt like home away from home. Plenty of things to do in the city.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

UTA is primarily a commuter college. It is definitely not a party school. Academics is the priority. It can be a little hard to make friends because of the large commuter population therefore make sure you plug yourself into organization and groups. I myself joined one organization, The Christians on Campus. They were very welcoming and have several events throughout the semester you can attend a well as weekly Bible studies. This helped me get to meet like minded people. uta is a diverse school that has organizations and clubs that allow students to express themselves in their own ways. One advice I would give is to make sure you visit your academic adviser frequently. have a list of questions for them. if you find other degrees that could possibly interest you, you can visit other academic advisers from other departments and find out more information, they can even create a degree plan for you. after your freshman year, no one will be guiding you through your degree plan. all responsibilities will be in your hands. Therefore definitely utilize the advisors that is what they are there for. Before registering for any class, check out the professor reviews that would help in class selections. it is advisable to register very early to get the good classes. Also, going for your professor's office hours can be very helpful. You get to know your professor and they know you which comes in handy when you need extra help in the class. UT Arlington is one of the best university for engineering and nursing majors.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

If you are considering earning a Masters degree in Social Work, you may want to steer clear of UTA. If you are a highly motivated and conscientious student, look elsewhere. Most professors require group work, which can frustrating because this program attracts slackers. In addition, many of the professors seem disconnected and can be non responsive to student emails or concerns. Some are downright scattered and disorganized. This program is terrible, and it has been very disappointing experience.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Great school near two big cities. Diverse opportunities. I am interested in research and have been able to find great mentorship. I have worked while being in school and have liked the option of taking classes online and in person. The Social Work program has been great!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently in the MSW program with a concentration of Direct Practice with Children and Families. I am three semesters into the program, having just finished my 1st summer semester of the program & overall, I do enjoy the program. Some professors are more rigorous than others, yet most that I have been assigned to in the program so far have been very responsive & helpful to students in the program. Advisors could be more helpful and organized because there has been some confusion every semester in regards to enrolling in the proper classes and class sections, but once they fix mistakes, the enrollment does run smoother. Financial aid has suffered a couple of hiccups so far & it is a bit hard to acquire financial aid if there are hiccups in your FAFSA or UTA student account. However, overall, the program is very good & I definitely recommend it. I do feel like I will be adequately and efficiently prepared for the social work field after I graduate.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The teachers are really good, but the administration is terrible. Advisors contradict themselves and each other and the field placement office is inept. If you go by a nickname and not your given name, your instructors will never learn your preferred name. Steer clear.
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