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.

The second largest university 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, master's, and doctoral degree programs, and more than 41,000 students walking our campus or engaging in online coursework each year.

R-1 University

Research-1 Classification

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

270,000 Alumni

UTA has more than 270,000 alumni, 57% of whom still reside in the North Texas area as contributors to our annual economic impact

$117 Million THECB Research Expenditures

Fiscal Year 2021
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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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UTA awards more than 13,000 degrees every year
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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.



The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Texas at Arlington may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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.



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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  1. In a given academic year, we have upwards of 6,000 international students representing more than 100 countries.
  2. UTA attracts students of all ages. Nearly two-thirds of UTA's undergraduate student population is over the age of 23.
  3. Our faculty and students come from a range of cultures, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds.
  4. UTA ranks No. 5 in the nation for ethnic diversity with a student body composition that is far above the national average.