Arlington College was established at the urging of Edward Emmett Rankin, an Arlington civic leader, to improve the availability of quality education in the recently founded rural town. Lee M. Hammond and William M. Trimble were the founding co-principals of the institution.
UTA has more than 180 baccalaureate, masters', and doctoral degree programs, and more than 60,000 students walking our campus or engaging in online coursework each year.
The University of Texas at Arlington is a world-class, Texas Tier One institution. Our established excellence and commitment to interdisciplinary research, faculty, and education provide transformative opportunities to succeed in a globally competitive world. Here, it’s students first, excellence always. Since UTA is classified as a Carnegie R-1 University, our students have access to professional educators who are leaders in their fields throughout 180+ degree programs within 9 different colleges.
The Lockheed Martin Career Development Center empowers students and alumni for professional success by:
The Office of the Dean of Students creates a culture of caring for students, their families, faculty, and staff by providing exemplary programs and services designed to enhance students' academic and personal success.
University Housing provides the best possible housing at a reasonable cost to residents, while at the same time providing more than just the basic physical needs of the apartments, houses, and residence hall rooms.
The purpose for having residence halls is not simply to provide residents a place to sleep. UTA is striving to create an environment where emotional, social, cultural, academic and recreational growth and development may be enhanced. Through residence hall programs and activities, this student development concept can be realized.
UT Arlington Health Services is an ambulatory health care facility fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Health Services’ mission is to support academic success by providing excellent health care and promoting wellness. We strive to provide enrolled UT Arlington students with quality, accessible, comprehensive, and cost-effective primary health care.
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.
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.
The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
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