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The University of Texas at Arlington is the Model 21st Century Urban Research University committed to life-enhancing discovery, exceptional instruction, and caring community engagement.

An educational leader in the heart of the thriving North Texas metropolitan region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values IDEAS— Innovation, Diversity, Excellence, Access, and Student Success. The University was founded in 1895, became a senior college in 1959, and joined the UT System in 1965. Unprecedented advancements continue to make UTA a pre-eminent place for intellectual pursuits and the Model 21st Century Urban Research University.

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The University of Texas at Arlington’s nearly 55,000 students in campus-based and online degree programs represent 120 countries and pursue more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a broad range of disciplines.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UTA fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity. More than 5,000 students live on campus and another 5,500 live adjacent to campus. They can choose from more than 300 student organizations that give them myriad opportunities to become active participants in the Maverick community. UTA fields seven men’s and women’s athletic teams at the NCAA Division I level. Men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams compete in the Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Division.

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