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The University of Texas at Arlington

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About the University of Texas at Arlington

Established in 1895 as Arlington College, this campus was a military school for fifteen years, and has operated under eight different names. The school joined the University of Texas system in 1965 and was renamed the University of Texas at Arlington in 1967. UT Arlington now enrolls over 33,000 students. The school motto is 'Be a Maverick.'


The University of Texas at Arlington offers 180 different degrees in 12 schools and colleges: the School of Architecture, the College of Business, the College of Education and Health Professions, the College of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Nursing, the College of Science, the School of Social Work, the School of Urban and Public Affairs, the University College, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. Many of the schools and colleges at UT Arlington are connected to advanced research facilities, such as the NanoFab Research & Education Center. UTA offers a number of online credit courses, and a few degrees, such as the Bachelor of Science in University Studies, can be completed entirely online.


Prospective freshmen may apply to the University of Texas at Arlington by using the Apply Texas application. Applicants should also submit official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a $50 application fee. The average SAT score of incoming freshmen is 1076. June 1st, April 1st and December 1st are the regular application deadlines for the Fall, Summer and Spring sessions, respectively.

Tuition & Financial Aid

During the 2011 - 2012 academic year, Texas residents paid $8,878 in tuition at UTA, while students from out of state paid $17,016. The average cost for room and board was $7,708 while books cost another $1,160. UT Arlington offers academic scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $8,000 a year; the specific award given will depend upon class rank and College Board scores. National Merit Scholars can earn full tuition and residence costs. Many of the individual colleges offer scholarships to students in their discipline. Students may also apply for grants, loans, and work study programs.

University of Texas at Arlington QUICK FACTS
School Type Public, 4-year, University**
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's, doctorate, postbaccalaureate certificate, post-master's certificate**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Large city**
Student Body 25,419 undergraduates and 8,020 graduates (2011)**
Schools (and/or) Programs 12 schools and colleges; 80 undergraduate degree programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 23:1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Bachelor's: Registered Nursing (1053)
Master's: Business Administration and Management (488)
Doctorate: Electrical and Electronics Engineering (14)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 15% in four years
36% in six years
40% in 8 years**
Admission Rate 69% in 2011**
Entering Class Size 2,625 in 2011*
First-Year Retention Rates 71% in 2011**
Application Due Date June 1*
Decision Notification Date Applicants are notified 7 to 30 days after applying to the school *
Tuition (YEAR) $8,878 for in-state residents, $17,016 out-of-state**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2011: Federal grants (46%), Pell grants (46%), other federal grants (26%), state and local grants/scholarships (39%), institutional grants/scholarships (50%), federal loans (45%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 85%**
  • University of Texas at Arlington, **IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics

School Contact Information

  • Address: UT Arlington Office of Admissions, Records & Registration, Box 19114, Arlington, TX 76019-0114
  • Phone: 817-272-6287
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