Attention High School Students
No matter your grade level, you are welcome to browse our website. Please look around. We believe that the earlier you prepare for your college career, the more successful you will be.
We are the second largest college at The University of Texas at Arlington, with 12 departments, over 30 degree tracks and more than 4,000 undergraduate students. Discover more about Liberal Arts at UT Arlington here.
You may view a list of degree choices in our college with links to the departments on our Admissions site, where you'll find additional information that may be useful to you.
If you are wondering whether or not you really want to go to college there are some important things for you to consider:
First, you will be exposed to a lot of knowledge that you may not ever come across without going to college, and if you do find it you won’t have anyone to help you understand it. A university is a place where people with knowledge help others learn. The United States has a large public university system because the people in the individual states decided at some point in the past that they wanted to have a more educated population. Through a combination of Federal and state funding resources were made available to create state university systems.
Second, you will meet people who are also interested in learning. This is a positive for a number of reasons; it reinforces the learning motivation in all of you; there will be people who you can study with; it expands your circle of friends and acquaintances; you will meet people from varied backgrounds; and you will have lots of people that you can relax and socialize with. Many long-lasting friendships (including marriages) and business relationships have begun between individuals who met during their college years.
Third, it is extremely beneficial for your financial well-being. There is little doubt that earning a Bachelors degree, in anything — not just business — will help you earn more money. In order to earn a degree you must improve your self discipline and the skillset that allows you to deal effectively with information. You will improve your ability to read, hear, remember, analyze and communicate information. All of these skills are needed in today’s world. You are more likely to remain focused and exercise your skills if you are studying a subject that interests you, that should be the guiding principle as you choose your major.
There is census data that shows the value of a college education. On the United States Census Bureau's website, you will find the latest census finding of income level by educational attainment.
Or, you may like to read a study about the effect of a college education income.
So pick something you want to study, find a school you like (hopefully UT Arlington!) and earn your Bachelor’s Degree!
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