UT Arlington Fast Facts
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Through life-enhancing research, innovative teaching and community service, UT Arlington Mavericks challenge convention and transform the world in which they live. Classified as a Carnegie Research University/High Activity, UT Arlington rigorously pursues solutions to today’s most complex problems.
The University fosters an active learning environment for its 28,000 students, who pursue more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees within 10 colleges and schools.
Of UT Arlington’s 138,000 alumni, almost 96,000 live in North Texas. Their presence helps the University create an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion in the region. With Maverick mettle, UT Arlington’s bright minds and independent thinkers distinguish themselves in the laboratory, classroom, workplace and community.
UT Arlington faculty and students are at the forefront of their research fields. Classified as a Research University/High Activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, UT Arlington’s research expenditures have more than doubled in the past five years. Since 2003, faculty disclosures of intellectual property have increased from 26 to 60 and patents filed from 15 to 34.
- The new Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in nanoelectronics is exploring commercialization of biosensor platforms for drug discovery and medical diagnostics.
- UT Arlington and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce dedicated the Center for Innovation in 2009. The center focuses on increasing economic development through research.
- Bioengineering Department faculty are conducting research in optical medical imaging that seeks improved surgical procedures for implanting deep brain stimulators to combat cancer.
- The Center for Renewable Energy Science and Technology is developing low-cost biodiesel fuel processing and novel solar hydrogen generation technologies.
- Psychology professors are studying the impact of genetics on drug addiction, depression and disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
- Electrical engineering researchers are developing wireless sensors that, when implanted in the body, show promise in combating gastroesophageal reflux disease, pain and other medical conditions.
- Chemistry and biochemistry faculty are exploring compounds in a person’s breath for clues to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
- Engineers and scientists in the Nanotechnology Research and Teaching Facility are manipulating individual atoms and molecules that could herald the next electronics revolution.
- Genome biologists have discovered a transposable element that could lead to breakthroughs in gene therapy.
- Department of Kinesiology researchers are examining rehabilitation interventions to decrease the risk of falls in sighted and legally blind older adults.
- Psychology researchers are studying the rehabilitation of military personnel returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with musculoskeletal extremity injuries.
- UT Arlington is one of five Tier 2 supercomputing centers in the United States to be used by all ATLAS physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. The ATLAS is one of four detectors at the powerful new accelerator where scientists study how the universe works at its most fundamental level.
- Science and engineering researchers are using nanoparticles to carry drugs to injured blood vessels and to help battle cataracts.
- Collaboration among nursing, biology and psychology, the new Genomics Translational Research Laboratory works to bridge the gap between discoveries in genomics and patient care.
UT Arlington embraces an active-learning environment that encourages students to become hands-on partners in their education. The University’s 1,320 faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their cutting-edge research, teaching expertise and community engagement.
- The American Association of State Colleges and Universities has named UT Arlington one of the top universities in the nation for Hispanic students.
- Through the Maverick Promise financial aid program, UT Arlington grants free tuition to eligible students whose household income is $65,000 or less.
- UT Arlington was named to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its innovative service-learning programs.
- In America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools for 2008, Design Intelligence ranked the School of Architecture’s graduate architecture program second in the South.
- The College of Education has received $1 million in donations to establish a professorship for K-16 Mind, Brain Education and create the Southwest Center for Mind, Brain Education.
- The Asia Executive MBA program in the College of Business is one of the largest of any foreign university in China.
- A Guide to Graduate Urban and Planning Programs in the United States and Canada survey ranks the School of Urban and Public Affairs’ city and regional planning master’s degree eighth in the South Region.
- The School of Social Work’s innovative New Connections Programs teaches skills to parents and children affected by alcohol and drug abuse.
- Since 2003, enrollment at the UT Arlington Fort Worth Center has skyrocketed from 596 to 1,288. Located in downtown Fort Worth, the center offers graduate, undergraduate and continuing education programs tailored to the working professional.
- Small classrooms, high-quality teaching, diverse instructional media and a study-abroad program that promotes global perspectives are attributes of our thriving Honors College.
- Housed in the Studio Arts Center’s spacious facilities, the renowned glass program attracts some of the nation’s most talented student artists to UT Arlington.
- The Marketing Department ranks 27th worldwide in the latest American Marketing Association ratings in the Journal of Marketing.
UT Arlington is committed to sustainability and stewardship of the environment. Efforts guided by the President’s Sustainability Committee include the award-winning green roof and recycling program as well as an energy conservation initiative. The University encompasses 420 acres and includes more than 100 buildings, some dating from 1919. In the past five years, the construction or renovation of more than a dozen buildings has added 1.2 million square feet to the physical plant.
- Construction began in 2008 on the $150 million Engineering Research Complex, which will forge innovative partnerships between engineering and science. Other projects include the Civil Engineering Laboratory Building, which opened in August 2008, and an expansion of the Engineering Lab Building.
- Construction is expected to begin in 2009 on a 6,500-seat, $73 million special events center. The proposed site for the 190,000-square-foot center is at the northeast corner of campus between South Center and South Pecan streets at West Second Street.
- The new Optical Medical Imaging Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center provides lab space for UT Arlington engineering researchers to work collaboratively with physicians from UT Southwestern to battle serious illnesses.
- The School of Nursing’s Smart Hospital provides 13,000 square feet of space for student nurses to use cutting-edge learning technology. The facility features more than 30 full-body patient simulators in a 23-bed simulated hospital environment.
- The Maverick Activities Center offers state-of-the-art fitness equipment and recreation facilities as well as a computer lab, video-gaming area and more than 75 plasma TVs.
- The Central Library, two branch libraries, a collection depository and three electronic libraries provide access to more than 1.2 million physical volumes, 49,000 full-text print and electronic periodicals and newspapers, and other media.
- Located in Fort Worth, the Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) is home to the Texas Microfactory, a collection of assembly and packaging laboratories for micromanufacturing. ARRI stimulates economic growth through research and manufacturing extension services.
- UT Arlington’s purchases from Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) ranked 12th among state agencies in Texas last year. HUB purchases account for almost a third of the University’s total expenditures.
UT Arlington has become a first-choice university for students seeking a traditional college experience. With 300 campus organizations to choose from, students find it easy to become active participants in the Maverick community.
- With almost 4,300 students living on campus, UT Arlington provides a robust learning atmosphere. More than 400 live in Kalpana Chawla Hall, which houses the University’s residential living/learning program.
- Nationally known speakers, entertainers and musical acts highlight a year-round calendar of activities. Among those recently appearing on campus: Spike Lee, Forest Whitaker, Thomas Friedman, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Bob Schieffer.
- Students, who hail from all corners of the United States and 120 countries, contributed more than 120,000 volunteer hours last year through programs like the Big Event and other community service projects.
- The UT Arlington Mavericks field NCAA Division I men’s teams in basketball, baseball, indoor and outdoor track and field, cross country, tennis and golf. Women’s teams compete in basketball, softball, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track and field, cross country and tennis.
- The wheelchair basketball team has won seven national championships.
- The Department of Campus Recreation offers informal recreation, intramural sports, a fitness/wellness program, sport clubs, aquatics and spirit groups.
- Popular traditions include MavsMeet, Graduation Celebration, Parents Weekend, Academic Excellence Week, Maverick Stampede, International Week, Homecoming and the Oozeball mud volleyball tournament.
Degrees Offered (Fall 2008)
Enrollment (Fall 2008)
Student Ethnicity (Fall 2008)
47.0 percent White
15.2 percent Hispanic
13.8 percent African American
10.6 percent International
10.6 percent Asian
2.3 percent Unknown
0.5 percent American Indian
Degrees Awarded (2007-08)
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