City : Arlington
Web site : www.uta.edu
The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington or UTA) is a public research university located in Arlington, Texas. The campus is in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, and is adjacent to downtown Arlington. The university was founded in 1895 and was in the Texas A&M University System for several decades until joining The University of Texas System in 1965.
In fall 2016, the student population of 39,714 was the largest in North Texas and the fourth largest in Texas. The Carnegie Foundation in 2016 classified UT Arlington as one of 115 universities in the category of "R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity." Times Higher Education ranks UT Arlington #123 (tie) in its list of best universities in the US for 2016. The Center for World University Rankings places UT Arlington at #175 in the US for 2016. The Chronicle of Higher Education named UT Arlington one of the fastest growing public research universities in the nation. The university is the third largest producer of college graduates in Texas and offers 85 baccalaureate, 74 masters, and 26 doctoral degrees.
UT Arlington participates in 14 intercollegiate sports as a Division I member of the NCAA and Sun Belt Conference.
UT Arlington is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a "Highest Research Activity" institution and a "Next Generation University" by the New America Foundation for being a leader in diversity and innovation.
As of 2016, UT Arlington has 13 professors as fellows in the National Academy of Inventors which is the highest number of any institution in Texas and second highest in the nation.
The Princeton Review named UT Arlington a “Best in the West” university in its 2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region list.
UT Arlington leads all University of Texas System institutions in baccalaureate degree production ratio.
The College of Engineering offers 10 baccalaureate programs, 14 master’s and 9 doctorates. It is the third largest engineering college in Texas, with over 7,000 students. The engineering faculty includes over 50 Fellows in professional societies. U.S. News & World Report ranked the engineering school among the 100 best in the country.
The School of Social Work offers three main academic programs: the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), the Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW), and the Ph.D. in social work. The BSW and MSSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is a nationally recognized program, the largest nursing program in Texas, and one of the five largest public nursing programs in the U.S. with over 125 faculty members and 8,000 nursing students in the BSN, RN‐to‐BSN, MSN, Post‐MSN, DNP, and PhD programs.
The College of Business is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the nation through the graduate level, offering a Ph.D. in six fields. The College ranked 131 out of 472 ranked programs in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list. The part-time MBA program ranked 82 out of 470 programs and among the top 50 for public universities in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. The College has one of the largest executive MBA programs in China, and offers a U.S. executive MBA program that features a study trip to China. The endowed Goolsby Leadership Academy is a cohort program for high-achieving undergraduate business students and distinguished faculty.
The College of Science consists of six departments: Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. The College offers over 50 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, including fast-track programs in select departments which allow students to earn advanced degrees in a shorter period of time than traditional degree programs. The College's faculty includes members of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors, as well as Fellows in various professional organizations and recipients of numerous national, state and UT System teaching awards. Faculty in every department are engaged in cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research, supported by millions of dollars in federal, state and private funding annually. Students can engage in hands-on research from their first semester on campus. The College's High Energy Physics group is heavily involved in ongoing experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and made major contributions to the discovery of the Higgs boson particle in 2012, working on detectors and computational data analysis.
The College of Education had a 95% pass rate on the Texas state licensure examination during the 2014-2015 academic school year. The College of Education certification pass rates have consistently been above the state average.
The College of Liberal Arts provides unique programs such as Southwestern Studies, Mexican-American studies, and African-American studies.
The Interdisciplinary Studies program, a department in the School of Urban and Public Affairs, is one of the largest and fastest growing programs on campus. The INTS program allows students to custom build their own program of study resulting in either a B.A.I.S. or B.S.I.S. degree. Interdisciplinary studies is a thirty-five-year-old academic field and the thirteenth most popular major across the United States. Nationally, almost 500,000 students graduated with an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary degree in Spring 2007. There are 652 interdisciplinary programs nationwide, along with 215 interdisciplinary masters and 65 doctoral programs. The INTS program at UTA is the largest program of its kind in Texas. In building custom degree plans, students mix the required core components with various disciplinary components to meet the academic and professional needs of the student.
UT Arlington has the only accredited architecture program in the North Texas region. The architecture program in conjunction with the College of Engineering is the first and only to offer an architectural engineering bachelor's degree in the region as well.
The Honors College is a selective interdisciplinary college that caters to high-achieving undergraduate students. UT Arlington's Honors College is the first of its kind in North Texas and third in Texas.
The university contains 11 colleges and schools, each listed with its founding date:
The Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies (SIRT) at UT Arlington is a centralized research resource focused on providing access to instrumentation and expertise to support research in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, cognition, engineering, geoscience, material science, nanotechnology, and neuroscience.
UT Arlington is home of a university-based nanotechnology research facility, NanoFab Research and Teaching Facility.
The Center for Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research is one of the world’s best collections of specimens from Central and South America and is used by herpetology researchers from around the world.
The UT Arlington Research Institute (UTARI) is a research and development unit of The University of Texas at Arlington specializing in applying cutting-edge technologies to real-world engineering problems.
The Genomics Core Facility (GCF) provides UT Arlington with one of the top interdisciplinary research facilities in North Texas.
The Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research (LINK) Research Lab is a research laboratory where researchers, educators, and graduate students connect, share, and collaborate in advancing social and technological networks, designing future learning models, and exploring the future of higher education.
The Science, Engineering, Innovation and Research (SEIR) building is a state-of-the-art, six-story, 220,000-square-foot building set to be completed in 2018 for $125 million. The SEIR building will house research laboratories and 900 teaching seats in lecture halls and classrooms.
According to the university's Research Administration, research expenditures for the fiscal year 2016 totaled $85 million. Up nine percent from the previous fiscal year.
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