School Review: The University of Advancing Technology
The University of Advancing Technology was founded in 1983 in Tempe, Arizona. It is a small, private university that is focused on graduating well-rounded students of technology. UAT offers 15 different degrees in advancing technology disciplines, including both undergraduate and graduate degrees. They also have an online school that awards five different bachelor's degrees.
UAT's online instructors receive extensive training in distance education teaching in order to ensure that students learn effectively. All instructors have experience as well as at least a bachelor's degree in the field they teach. Financial aid is available to students of UAT in the form of federal grants, loans, and scholarships. Students interested in federal financial aid should fill out a FAFSA as soon as they enroll in the school. Students interested in the scholarships offered by the school should fill out any paperwork that is required for the scholarship through UAT's website.
The University of Advancing Technology offers five different online bachelor's degree majors: digital animation, game art and animation, game design, game programming, and network security. Students of the online programs have access to all of the resources that are available to campus-based students. Online programs are typically more homework-based than lecture-based. Assignments are handed in through email or by posting them online. Enrollment in an online program is available year-round.
UAT is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. They focus their programs on their Year Round Balanced Learning (YRBL) model. Students of UAT study year-round and have access to both traditional and online courses. Students study the most up-to-date techniques in their field, and each student must maintain a work portfolio that is required for graduation from any of the programs.