Nurturing Student Success and Engagement
Creating opportunities for students to realize their full potential is a hallmark of UT Arlington. Increased access to vital resources and a robust slate of co-curricular activities provide these future leaders with powerful learning experiences to help them discover their passions and take major steps toward career success.
A 34 percent enrollment increase over the past five years creates a larger pool of well-educated employees for the knowledge-based industries in North Texas and beyond.
Student retention rates continue to show marked improvement, with 74 percent of freshmen from the fall 2010 semester returning for their sophomore year, up from about 61 percent five years ago.
University College is a one-stop shop for academic advising, tutoring, and counseling to foster student success and boost retention and graduation rates.
UT Arlington awarded more than $312 million in all forms of financial aid for 2011-12, up nearly 35 percent from two years ago.
Two-thirds of UT Arlington students receive some level of financial aid, scholarships, or other assistance to help fund the cost of college. The average grant and scholarship package for undergraduates is about $5,800 a year.
Nearly 27 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in fall 2011 ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class, and 70 percent were in the top quarter.
More than 12,000 students participate in 330 campus organizations, and more than 10,000 students live within a five-mile radius of campus. The density of residential students contributes to a lively college town environment.
Student-athletes excel on the playing field and in the classroom while competing on UT Arlington's 14 NCAA Division I women's and men's athletic teams.
U.S. News & World Report consistently recognizes UT Arlington as one of the nation’s top universities for ethnic diversity.
Nearly 1,200 military veterans and their eligible dependents are enrolled at UT Arlington as a result of enhanced University programs, the Post 9-11 GI Bill, and the Hazlewood Act.
The Engineering Research Building, which opened in 2011, features 234,000 square feet of collaborative, high-tech lab, classroom, and office space that is spawning research partnerships in health care, aging, national defense, and other critical-need areas.