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The University of Texas at Arlington is among the state’s fastest-growing institutions of higher education, with an enrollment now approaching 33,000 students. This remarkable growth mirrors that of the thriving North Texas region it calls home. The University is rising in stature through its commitment to life-enhancing research, innovative teaching, and community service. Pioneering faculty members explore solutions to problems in critically important fields. Our diverse student population represents 110 countries and pursues 81 bachelor’s, 75 master’s, and 31 doctoral degrees in a broad range of disciplines. With almost 4,300 campus residents, UT Arlington has become a first-choice university for students seeking a vibrant college experience. Of our more than 150,000 alumni, approximately 100,000 live in North Texas and help the University create an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion in the region. The achievements below represent a small sampling of our progress toward becoming one of America’s next great research universities.


  • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UT Arlington as a Research University/High Activity.
  • Since 2004 total research expenditures have nearly tripled to $63.6 million, and faculty disclosures of intellectual property have more than doubled.
  • UT Arlington received eight Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program awards totaling nearly $1 million from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2010.
  • The National Science Foundation and Department of Homeland Security have awarded more than $1.3 million to UT Arlington physics researchers to explore the use of nanoparticles in developing a new type of radiation detector.
  • A nearly $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable bioengineering researchers to investigate a minimally invasive way to screen for and diagnose prostate cancer by using a multichannel optical imaging system.
  • UT Arlington received the most awards of any UT System institution—$475,000 for 10 projects—in the Texas Ignition Fund grant program. The TIF initiative is designed to stimulate commercialization of research discoveries.


  • In the last five years, the number of tenured and tenure-track faculty members has increased by more than 16 percent. UT Arlington added 75 new faculty members in fall 2010.
  • UT Arlington’s Regional Nursing Education Center aims to double the number of undergraduate nursing students by 2012 in response to the nation’s nursing shortage.
  • The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.45 million grant to the College of Education and Health Professions and the College of Science to support the education and certification of new science and math teachers.
  • The Asia Executive MBA program in the College of Business is one of the largest of any foreign university in China. The program boasts more than 1,500 alumni.
  • UT Arlington students annually volunteer more than 600,000 hours in the community, benefiting a wide range of agencies and organizations.
  • A collaboration among the School of Architecture, the School of Urban and Public Affairs, and the City of Arlington, the Arlington Urban Design Center tackles redevelopment challenges with an eye toward green solutions.


  • The new 234,000-square-foot Engineering Research Building features state-of-the-art labs that enhance research collaborations between the College of Engineering and College of Science.
  • Construction is under way on College Park Center, a $78 million, 6,500-seat venue that will host a wide variety of high-profile events, including Maverick basketball and volleyball. It is expected to open by December 2011.
  • The $80 million College Park residential and retail development now under construction will provide housing for 600 students in a residence hall and apartments wrapped around an 1,800-vehicle parking structure. It is part of the College Park District, which spans 20 campus acres.
  • The College of Nursing’s Smart Hospital provides 13,000 square feet of space for student nurses to use cutting-edge technology. The facility features more than 30 full-body patient simulators.
  • Located in the historic Santa Fe Freight Building in downtown Fort Worth, the UT Arlington Fort Worth Center offers graduate and upper-level undergraduate programs to meet the needs of working professionals.


  • Fall 2010 enrollment reached an all-time high of 32,975. Nearly 30 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
  • University College opened in fall 2010 and offers academic advising, tutoring, supplemental instruction, and a range of counseling services to help students succeed.
  • UT Arlington offered students $325.7 million in scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial aid in fall 2010, up 79 percent from just two years ago.
  • Almost 3,800 students pay no tuition and fees through the Maverick Promise program. Eligible students must qualify for a federal Pell grant and have a household income of $65,000 or less, among other criteria.
  • Approximately 1,250 military veterans and their eligible dependents are enrolled at UT Arlington as a result of enhanced University programs and the Post 9-11 GI Bill.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington’s students among the nation’s top 10 percent for racial diversity.
  • With approximately 280 campus organizations to choose from, students find it easy to become active, engaged participants in the Maverick community.