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We’re proud of our accomplishments. But we don't stop there. They propel us to reach new heights—not just for the University, but for the world.


Our campus spans 420 acres and includes more than 100 buildings, some dating from 1919. To see everything we offer, schedule a visit.

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Of UTA’s 220,000-plus alumni, approximately 65 percent live in North Texas. Their presence helps the University create an annual economic impact of almost $17.1 billion in the region.

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Students and faculty work at some of the most advanced learning environments in Texas, including the state-of-the-art labs inside the Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building and the North Texas Genome Center, the cleanroom in our nanofab lab, the kilns in our glass-blowing studios, the neonatal intensive care unit in our Smart Hospital, and the advanced materials and structures lab in the College of Engineering.



Our men's wheelchair basketball team has won nine national championships. The Lady Movin' Mavs, our women’s wheelchair basketball team, won the national championship in 2016 and 2018.

Movin' Mavs

Our Students

They come from every state and more than 100 countries, resulting in one of the most diverse campus populations in the nation.

Student Life


We have research centers in every discipline. Our efforts have earned us the classification as a “R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity” according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutes of Higher Education. Total funding for research projected to exceed $150 million for 2023-24. See all our current research or find faculty expertise.

Learn More about UTA's Research

Student Life

With more than 300 campus organizations, more than 10,000 students living on or adjacent to campus, and a constant flow of speakers, entertainers, and musicians visiting year-round, UTA has an unstoppable energy. Students, faculty, and staff put that energy to work doing service projects, contributing about 680,000 volunteer hours annually through programs like the Big Event and other programs and events.

Campus Organizations


Welcoming students back to campus, the Maverick Stampede is the ultimate two-week warm-up, with tons of activities hosted by student groups. Oozeball, our annual mud-volleyball tournament is our most popular tradition. It’s also the only time you’ll look back fondly on getting mud in your teeth. Bed Races, 1 bed + 4 wheels + a team of 5 = a 30-year tradition.

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Fueling Economic Vitality

Whether providing an unparalleled education or addressing important societal challenges, UTA enhances the quality of life in Texas and beyond. The North Texas economy reaps the benefits of the University’s focus on fostering discovery and cultivating entrepreneurship. Engaged faculty, staff, and students embody a collaborative spirit that helps UTA change the trajectory of thousands of lives each year by aiding populations in need, improving health care, managing our natural resources, creating more livable communities, and harnessing the proliferation of data.

$17.1 billion

Economic Impact

UTA's total annual economic benefit to the region.


Faculty and Staff

UTA is one of the areas largest employers.

$1.5 million

Federal Grants

Helps qualified graduate students earn doctoral degrees.

Fortune 500

Leadership Positions

Alumni hold leadership positions at all 22 N Texas F500.


Graduate and undergraduate degrees

Total degrees earned in AY 2019-20.

$3.3 Billion

Generated in business activity by companies assisted by TMAC

TMAC worked with 515 manufacturing customers.

UTA research and development

UTA’s research and development efforts are boosting the local economy through the development of intellectual property, company startups, and job creation. The University recently developed agreements with Illumina, Greenway Innovative Energy, Boehringer Ingelheim, and others, and has received a grant funded through the federal government’s Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium to develop the manufacturing process for the ReHeal glove, a bioengineered healing glove that delivers medicine to injured hands. In addition to green construction projects that include multiple LEED-certified buildings, UTA’s commitment to sustainability includes academic offerings that prepare students to understand, develop, and evaluate environmentally friendly practices.

Center for Metropolitan Density

UTA’s Center for Metropolitan Density addresses the challenges of sustainable development in the 21st century.

Center for Metropolitan Density

Center for African American Studies

The Center for African American Studies, the only one of its kind in North Texas, examines issues related to race and cultural diversity. It is a collaboration between the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Social Work.

Center for African American Studies

Faculty and Staff Volunteers

UTA students, faculty, and staff volunteer more than 680,000 hours of service every year through projects like The Big Event, Alternative Break, and more.

The Big Event

Institute of Urban Studies

UTA’s Institute of Urban Studies completes dozens of projects for Texas cities each year—from feasibility and corridor studies to updates of parks and land-use plans.

Institute of Urban Studies

Illuminating Discoveries

Researchers at UTA are at the forefront of discovery, working to solve the world’s most urgent challenges and turning ideas into products and systems that benefit society. Their explorations range from battling serious diseases like cancer and diabetes to devising novel methods of ensuring cleaner energy, air, and water. By encouraging an environment of relentless investigation, the University is making major breakthroughs that will drive the Texas economy and offer hope for future generations.

Civil engineering

Civil engineering Professors Ali Abolmaali, Nur Yazdani, Melanie Sattler, and Mo Najafi are working on projects that assess the condition of pipes, manholes, and bridges for various public agency partners.

Department of Civil Engineering

Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation

UTA’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation, or CLEAR, recently identified two types of bacteria—Pseudomonas stutzeri and Acinetobacter haemolyticus—that showed a capacity to degrade toluene and chloroform, which could be exploited for the bioremediation of groundwater contaminated with chemical solvents.


Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars

Researchers in the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars (CTEDD) are working to build a sustainable urban megacity by creating a cogent, livable plan that ensures quality of life issues are secured.


Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

UTA scientists are playing an increasingly important role in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), a 10-year, $1.4 billion international project focused on subatomic particles known as neutrinos.

Learn More About the Experiment

Defense Department

Electrical engineering researchers are participating in an $8 million Defense Department grant to significantly increase the amount of information that can be securely transmitted via the Internet and the distance it can travel.

Electrical engineering

Enhancing Healthy Aging

UTA is taking the lead in enhancing healthy aging by focusing on research that ranges from understanding and treating diseases like cancer to developing exercise regimens that can improve endurance for patients with heart failure.

Learn More About UTA's Healthy Aging Research

Genome sequencing capabilities

UTA, in partnership with the University of North Texas Health Science Center, provides massive genome sequencing capabilities for North Texas with the North Texas Genome Center (NTGC).

North Texas Genome Center

Greenway Innovative Energy

UTA’s Conrad Greer Lab is addressing the critical issues that affect our planet. Working with Fort Worth-based Greenway Innovative Energy, researchers in the lab are developing economical, small-scale plants that will convert natural gas to high-grade diesel and jet fuel.

Learn More about UTA's Conrad Greer Lab

National Academy of Inventors

Nineteen faculty members have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for creating devices and processes that improve the quality of life. That’s the most of any Texas university and the fourth-most in the country.


Next-Generation University

UTA is one of only six universities nationwide to be named a “Next-Generation University” by the New America Foundation. The report cites the University’s position as an emerging research institution.


Research Expenditures

UTA’s world-renowned scientists and state-of-the-art laboratories sparked a record rise in total research expenditures in 2020 to over $125 million.

UTA Research

Next-generation space weather simulator

UTA is leading a five-year, $7.3 million national initiative to develop a next-generation space weather simulator capable of predicting energy distributions during space weather events like solar flares with unprecedented accuracy.

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Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability

Twenty countries were represented at the 2018 winter school run by UTA’s Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability. This brings global enrollment during the school’s short history to 62 countries, whose representatives take the knowledge learned here at UTA and employ it back home.

Solid Waste Institute

State-of-the-art computational methodologies

UTA and the UTA Research Institute are developing state-of-the-art computational methodologies to predict the strength and life of rotor blade assemblies through a $1 million agreement with NASA.

Learn More about UTA's Research METHODOLOGIES

Nurturing Future Leaders with a Robust Academic and Student Experience

Helping students realize their full potential is a fundamental component of UTA’s mission. These diverse scholars learn from internationally renowned faculty members who embrace new approaches to imparting knowledge and devise imaginative ways to prepare students to better understand the world around them. Beyond the classroom and laboratory, students discover their passions and take major strides toward career success through the University’s extensive slate of co-curricular activities and numerous internship opportunities.

"Best Graduate Schools" list ranks:


Aerospace, Aeronautical, Astronautical Engineering Graduate Program

U.S. News & World Report 2021


Social work graduate program

U.S. News & World Report 2021


Industrial, Manufacturing, Systems Engineering Graduate Program

U.S. News & World Report 2021

Rankings for diversity


African-American bachelor's degrees in Texas, #12 in US

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education


African-American master's degrees in Texas, #13 in US

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education


minority students master's degrees in Texas, #15 in US

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

UTA rankings


"Best for Vets: Colleges" 2021 list

Military Times


Fastest-growing doctoral public institution

Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

Top 200

STEM degrees for Native Americans

Winds of Change magazine

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Enrollment for Fall 2020

35,064 Undergraduate
13,008 Graduate
48,072 Total

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Diversity Fall 2020

31% Hispanic
14.9% African-American
12.8% Asian

18.3% Hispanic
12.9% African-American
7.4% Asian

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Men's Teams

Indoor Track
Outdoor Track and Field 
Cross Country

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Women's Teams

Indoor Track
Outdoor Track and Field
Cross Country

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Students On Campus


More than 5,000 students live on campus and another 5,500 live adjacent to campus, driving demand for new businesses and services.



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Creating opportunities

The University’s growing expertise in national defense, information technologies, energy, bioengineering, and biotechnologies creates opportunities for the numerous companies that support those interests to excel in the global marketplace

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High Research Activity University

The Carnegie Classification of Institutes of Higher Education classifies UTA as an R-1 “Very High Research Activity” university

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NIH grant of $3.3 million

A kinesiology professor received a five-year, $3.3 million NIH grant to study the link between fat storage in the heart and cardiovascular disease, as well as the influence of gender on the development of cardiac dysfunction

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Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab

UTA’s Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab explores the critical demands that new learning technologies place on higher education.

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Early-admissions program

Through its Bound for Success early-admissions program, UTA is partnering with the Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Mansfield school districts to increase the number of high school students who earn a college degree.

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Hispanic-Serving Institution

UTA has met Department of Education requirements to be considered a Hispanic-Serving Institution. In 2020, UTA also ranked again among the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanic Students by The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine.

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Top Graduate Programs

UTA has 16 graduate programs ranked in the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, 2022.