The University of Texas at Dallas is “one of the fast growing schools” with a “good reputation in the Southwest area,” offering “a variety of concentration areas, as well as MS degrees within those areas.” Unlike most MBA programs, UT Dallas’s full-time, cohort-based MBA’s “duration is only 16 months.” “UT Dallas is a great bargain for an MBA program, factoring in national rank, prestige, and tuition prices,” one student declares. UT Dallas is “ranked in the top 50,” yet has “reasonable tuition” and is “a quarter of the price of SMU (the other good option in Dallas).” The Jindal School has a “rigorous curriculum,” “flexible scheduling,” “higher than average test scores, and top tier faculty.” The city of Dallas is a huge plus for business students, as the “DFW Metro area [is] where many Fortune-500 companies base their headquarters,” which provides “many opportunities for graduates.” The professors at UT Dallas “are very attentive and interested in their students learning,” which is evidenced by how readily they “make themselves available for extra instruction outside of class.” The faculty strikes a balance “between professors with an academic background and real-world background,” giving students the best of both worlds. “They seem to have a genuine interest in teaching the courses” and “are very enthusiastic about what they teach, and this is very motivating.” Professors at UT Dallas work hard to “encourage debates and arguments to explore other opinions in the classroom.” However, some students say too many of the professors are “boring academics” who teach with “an unnecessary emphasis on working in groups or giving presentations.” While not small, the class sizes are “manageable” and “have a small-school feel” where “you are able to really know each and every student in the class and develop close relationships beyond just a name.” Students are mostly happy with the school administration, calling it “extremely helpful” and “very interested in the experience of its students.” The Jindal School “administrators are extremely caring and always make themselves accessible,” one student says, “whether it be for school or non-school issues. Many times, they go above and beyond expectations just to help us in our lives, both career and personal.” “When emailing various offices and professors, I always got a swift and helpful response,” says another. However, “online registration and notification of critical deadlines” could be “communicated [more] effectively and thoroughly,” and there are always “long lines at bursar’s, financial aid, and advising” offices. Students with cars beware that “parking is a nightmare.” The School’s problems may be improving, though. As one student says, “We are still an up-and-coming university, so all the kinks may not be worked out, but we are heading in the right direction. I’m excited to be a part of this university, and I know it has a very bright future.” According to university officials, newly approved construction projects will add 1,700 parking spaces in the near future.
The Princeton Review