Since I have not attended UTA as an undergrad, I can only review this university as a graduate school.
UTA is lovely, yes I used the word lovely. It is a smaller state university that offers a more personalized educational experience than other Texas schools. Registering/dropping/paying fees and all the administrative aspects of being a student here are easliy taken care of online on a simple website.
Classes for grad students (in my department) are not plentiful, but you can be assured that the classes that are available are of the highest educational quality.
True, that for a person living on campus there are not many amenities. But the area surrounding UTA (even within walking distance) offers many local eateries and is rich in culture.
Great school. (period)