University of Texas--Arlington

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701 S. Nedderman Drive

Arlington, TX 76019-0111

Phone: (817) 272-2011
2013-2014 Tuition
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University of Texas--Arlington is a public institution that was founded in 1895. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,761, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 420 acres. University of Texas--Arlington's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,878 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,497 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Texas at Arlington is a growing research powerhouse committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction and caring community engagement. An educational leader in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UT Arlington nurtures minds in an environment that values excellence, ingenuity and diversity.
Guided by world-class faculty members, the University's 33,800 students represent 120 countries and pursue more than 180 bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in a broad range of disciplines. UT Arlington is dedicated to producing the lifelong learners and critical thinkers our nation demands. About 106,000 of the University's 163,000 alumni live in North Texas and contribute to our annual economic impact of $13.6 billion on the state of Texas.
UT Arlington researchers are at the forefront of discovery, working to solve the world's most urgent challenges. Their explorations range from battling serious diseases such as cancer and diabetes to devising novel methods of producing cleaner energy, air, and water. By encouraging an environment of relentless investigation, the University is making major breakthroughs that will transform and offer hope for future generations.
Total research expenditures of more than $71.4 million annually produce ideas and products that generate new business ventures. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UT Arlington as a Research University/High Research Activity. The University's assets include the UT Arlington Research Institute, which bridges the gap between academic research and product development in advanced manufacturing, biomedical technologies, robotics, and energy and water.
The University has launched a Security Advances Via Applied Nanotechnology, or SAVANT, Center to generate nanotechnology innovations that will combat threats to homeland security. UT Arlington's renewable energy initiatives of science and engineering researchers include building a better electric automobile and converting natural gas to clean-burning synthetic fuel.
The high-energy physics group has played a key role in discovering the first hints of the elusive Higgs boson that physicists believe gives particles in the universe their mass. UT Arlington's Center for Healthy Living and Longevity researches physical rehabilitation programs to improve the quality of life of older adults, which other kinesiology researchers are studying how best to diagnose and manage concussions among young athletes.
Significantly, UT Arlington has emerged as a national leader in online education. About 9,600 students enrolled only in online courses for fall 2012. Notably, almost 70 percent of students in the College of Nursing are enrolled in the popular Academic Partnerships online degree programs.
Student success is a primary focus at UT Arlington. The University awarded a record 9,052 degrees in the 2011-12 academic year, creating a larger pool of well-educated employees for the knowledge-based industries in North Texas and beyond. University College provides a comprehensive series of academic advising, tutoring, and counseling services that accelerate student success and boost retention and graduation rates.
U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington the seventh most diverse university in the nation, based on fall 2011 enrollment figures. Hispanics (21 percent), African-Americans (14 percent), and Asians (10 percent) represent the largest minority groups. The University also counts more than 2,800 military veterans among its student body.
The 20-acre College Park District brings a new energy to campus while blurring the boundaries between the University and downtown Arlington. The residential and retail development includes the 7,000-seat College Park Center, numerous restaurants, student residences, a high-tech welcome center, The Green at College Park, and parking structures.
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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1895
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar 4-1-4-1
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $89,292,892


When applying to University of Texas--Arlington, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at University of Texas--Arlington is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.5 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 58.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Texas--Arlington is 23:1, and the school has 24.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Texas--Arlington include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.3 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 23:1
4-year graduation rate 18%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 30%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 6%
Engineering 6%

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Student Life

University of Texas--Arlington has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,761, with a gender distribution of 43.7 percent male students and 56.3 percent female students. At this school, 11 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 89 percent of students live off campus. University of Texas--Arlington is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 33,239
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

University of Texas--Arlington offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Texas--Arlington also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Texas--Arlington, 59 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Texas--Arlington.

Students who have cars on campus 59%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Texas--Arlington, 68.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,907.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,878 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $19,497 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,864 (2013-14)
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