About Us

Founded in 1895, The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research 1 institution with more than 100 years of academic excellence and tradition.

As the largest university in North Texas and second largest in The University of Texas System, UTA is located in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, challenging our students to engage with the world around them in ways that make a measurable impact.

UTA offers state-of-the-art facilities that encourage students to be critical thinkers. Through academic, internship, and research programs, our students receive real-world experiences that help them contribute to their community and, ultimately, the world.

We have more than 180 baccalaureate, masters', and doctoral degree programs, and nearly 60,000 students walking our campus or engaging in online coursework each year.

Research-1 Classification

Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research-1: Doctoral University—Very High Research Activity

220,000 Alumni

UTA has more than 220,000 alumni, 65% of whom still reside in the North Texas area as contributors to our annual economic impact

$100 Million Research Funding

Total funding for research exceeded $100 million for 2018

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100 Countries Represented

Our students come from more than 100 countries, resulting in one of the most diverse campus populations in the nation

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420-Acre Campus

Our campus spans 420 acres and includes more than 100 buildings

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680,000 Volunteer Hours

Students, faculty, and staff contribute roughly 680,000 volunteer hours annually

Our Location

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in Tarrant County, also known as the mid-city area. It's centrally located between Dallas (to the east) and Fort Worth (to the west). Arlington is easily accessible and is located 30 minutes from the two major airports in the metroplex—DFW International Airport and Love Field. Less than two miles from AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park, where the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers, respectively, play, and less than three miles from Six Flags Over Texas, UTA is just a stone's throw away from the excitement the city has to offer.

 

Accreditation

The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas at Arlington.

In addition, many of UTA's academic departments and schools have received national accreditation from specific agencies. These accreditations are detailed under the individual listings for departments and schools in the University Catalog.

 

Leadership

Our distinguished leadership, faculty, and staff engage in a collaborative environment with our students, integrating creative thinking and active learning both inside and outside the classroom. We strive to bridge the gap between our students and their future careers, encouraging them to explore their talents and take on the world around them with vigor. Our leaders make up a strong central organization that operates with passion, clarity, and integrity.

Our Mission

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research, teaching, and public service institution whose mission is the advancement of knowledge and the pursuit of excellence.

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OUR DIVERSITY

  1. In a given academic year, we have upwards of 6,000 international students representing more than 100 countries.
  2. Though the typical student is 18-24, UTA also attracts students of all ages. Slightly more than half the UTA student population is over the age of 24.
  3. Our faculty and students come from a range of cultures, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds.
  4. UTA ranks No. 6 in the nation for ethnic diversity with a student body composition that is far above the national average.