Arlington and the Region

It’s easy to keep busy in Arlington. The city and larger DFW Metroplex offers an assortment of entertainment, educational, and cultural activities year-round.


Arlington, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation. Located in between Dallas and Fort Worth in northeast Texas, the city is home to more than 380,000 residents, making it the seventh-largest in the state. It’s also the hometown of three professional sports teams, the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Wings, who play out of UTA's College Park Center. Residents, athletes, and visitors alike enjoy hot summers and mild winters, and fill their days with good food, good company, and good entertainment.

getting here

Major highways lead you to campus no matter which direction you’re traveling from. If you are traveling from Dallas or Fort Worth, you may take the Trinity Railway Express to the TRE CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. From there, the Metro Arlington Xpress (MAX) bus service makes regular trips to the College Park District on the UTA Campus.
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Rankings In The Region

$17.1 Billion

Economic Impact

UTA's total annual economic benefit to the region.

$22.2 Billion

State Impact

UTA's total annual economic benefit to the state.


Most Powerful Leaders

D CEO ranked UTA Alumni & Faculty leaders of N Texas

Fortune 500

Leadership Powerhouse

Alumni hold leadership positions at 24 of the N Texas F 500.

No. 1

Highest Paid Graduates

UTA graduates have the highest-first-year median wage.

216,544 Jobs

Immense Opportunity

UTA Alumni contribution to N Texas workforce

Things to Do 

Dallas Cowboys

Also called “America’s Team,” the five-time Super Bowl champs moved into their impressive new stadium in Arlington in 2009. You can take a tour of the $1.2 billion facility seven days a week.

Texas Rangers

The 2010 American League Champions play from spring to fall in Arlington, Texas. The new Globe Life Field is set to open in March 2020. The new field will host a multitude of events like collegiate sports, concerts, festivals, and other professional sporting events. Hang out with friends and family at Texas Live! This dynamic $250 million world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality district is nestled between Texas Rangers' Globe Life Field and the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium.

E-Sports Stadium

The largest dedicated e-sports stadium in North America, lives in Arlington, TX. Gamers can come in day-to-day to play all of the latest and greatest games on NVIDIA powered gaming PC’s with 240hz G-Sync monitors, or PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One consoles while engaging with other local gamers.

River Legacy Park and Nature Center

Located in north Arlington, River Legacy offers miles of hike and bike trails winding through thick forest and expansive greenbelts. The 12,000-square-foot Nature Center houses interactive exhibits, terrariums, aquariums, and more.

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden

This is one of the most beautiful outdoor attractions in Dallas, featuring 66 acres of spectacular display gardens in a serene setting on White Rock Lake.

Kimbell Art Museum

With one of the finest private collections in the country, the Kimbell offers visitors the opportunity to view major works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, Goya, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso, Mondrian, and more.

Dallas Mavericks

You can see the 2011 NBA Champions in action at the American Airlines Center, located in downtown Dallas.

Levitt Pavilion

Located minutes from campus, this outdoor venue hosts 50 free concerts a year with a broad-based, eclectic list of performers.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Open to the public since 2003, the Nasher has a collection of more than 300 sculptures that rotate in thematic installations throughout indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces.

Six Flags over Texas

This is the flagship location of the popular amusement park franchise. Hurricane Harbor, the largest water park in North Texas, is located across the street.

Sixth Floor Museum

The permanent exhibit at the historic site features films, photographs, and artifacts that chronicle President John F. Kennedy's life, death, and legacy.

Fort Worth Stockyards

The historic district in Fort Worth features restaurants, clubs, shopping, a rodeo, museums, a petting zoo, and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, among other attractions.