Why UT Dallas’ Arlington Campus is the Perfect Fit for You
Today’s college students are dynamic, digitally savvy, and globally-minded. They’re also more mobile than ever before. In fact, nearly half of all college-aged adults move away from home at some point during their educational career. Consequently, more and more students are choosing to attend school online or outside of their home city — a trend that has grown significantly over the past few decades. An analysis by the American Council on Education found that in 2011 almost 27% of undergraduates attended school outside of their home city or state, a figure which has increased by 10% since 2005. Arlington is just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas and has a cost of living that’s 20% lower than other parts of the city – perfect for students! At UT Dallas, our online programs continue to grow in popularity among industrious learners who don’t want to trade distance learning for disconnected learning. That’s why we have opened an additional campus in the heart of Arlington!
Why UT Dallas’ Arlington Campus is the perfect fit for you
UT Dallas has been a leader in distance education for more than 50 years. We were one of the first institutions in the nation to offer a fully online degree program. Our on-campus and online students experience a high-quality learning environment with enriched coursework, robust advising services, and student enrichment opportunities. Our Arlington campus gives you access to the same excellent programs, courses, and degrees as our main campus in West Dallas. You’ll also benefit from easy access to our vibrant student life, including clubs, organizations, and our renowned student-run tech incubator, The Foundry.
A new home for our popular online degree programs
Students in Arlington can take advantage of our best-in-class online degree programs, like the online bachelor’s in business administration, master of science in computer science, or master of science in information assurance. All students can complete their UT Dallas degree online, but our Arlington students can select from a variety of majors that are only available online. You’ll have the option to pursue an online bachelor’s in computer science, which is designed for students who want a career in programming and software development. The online master’s in information assurance is designed for current IT professionals who want to advance their career by becoming certified in cyber security.
You’ll have easy access to innovation and entrepreneurship programs at UT Dallas
The UT Dallas Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (i3) brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry partners to create a collaborative environment to encourage innovation and create transformational ideas. Each semester, i3 hosts events like the i3 Summit and the i3 Expo to bring together students and faculty with industry leaders and innovators. Most of these events are open to students who attend classes at the Arlington campus.
An excellent value: 100% online, ridiculously affordable!
Taking a few classes at UT Dallas’ Arlington campus is an affordable option for busy, non-traditional students. Tuition for the Arlington campus is about one-third of what you’d pay for a full-time on-campus degree program. In fact, our 100% online programs are some of the most affordable in the state. You can also use financial aid to help pay for classes, just as you would at the main campus in West Dallas. And, since Arlington is a separate administrative location, you can transfer the credits you earn back to your home institution.
Proximity to some of the world’s most recognizable brands
UT Arlington is located in a thriving business community, directly across the street from Lockheed Martin and adjacent to the American Airlines Center. You’ll also be near many other household names and Fortune 500 companies, including Raytheon, Verizon, Frito-Lay, and Toyota. Business and engineering students can put their knowledge to work for these companies through co-ops and internships. Pursuing a degree at UT Dallas’ Arlington campus can also put you in close proximity to top graduate programs and research centers, including the Institute for Applied Computational Engineering, the Center for Severe Weather Research, and the Alan G. Harper Center for Health Economics.
If you’re a busy student whose career and lifestyle don’t allow for the 9-to-5 campus experience, attending classes at UT Dallas’ Arlington campus could be a perfect fit. There’s no better time to attend UT Dallas than now. In fact, you can enroll at any time during the year and begin taking classes right away. So, what are you waiting for? The future is yours to create.