The University of Texas at Arlington (known as UT Arlington) was founded in 1895, and was part of the Texas A&M University System until 1965, when it became part of the University of Texas System.
Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area, the university I one of only 115 institutions in the US listed as “tier one” – the highest rating – by the Carnegie Foundation.
The University of Texas at Arlington’s campus contains more than 100 buildings set in 420 acres of land. The oldest date back to 1919. Campus construction projects worth almost $300 million have been undertaken in recent years.
The university has 11 colleges and schools. Its College of Business is one of the largest graduate-level business colleges in the US, and offers PhDs in six different fields. The university also has North Texas’s only accredited architecture programme, and is the only one in the region to offer an undergraduate degree in architectural engineering.
There are more than 300 student organisations on campus, with some 10,000 student living on or very nearby the main campus itself.0
Among the university’s more off-beat traditions are the annual mud-volleyball tournament; the Bed Races, where students add wheels to beds and race; and the Maverick Stamped – two weeks of activities hosted in the build-up to a new academic year.
Each year UT Arlington also hosts an Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES), which celebrates undergraduate and graduate students work with faculty mentors.
Former students include Olympic champion swimmer Doug Russell and the firs Indian-American astronaut Kalpana Chawla.