University of Texas at Arlington Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

The University of Texas Arlington
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About two-thirds of those who apply to the University of Texas at Arlington will be accepted. Learn more about their admissions requirements.

Founded in 1895, the University of Texas at Arlington is a public university and member of the University of Texas System. Arlington is located between Fort Worth and Dallas. Students come from over 100 countries, and the university wins high marks for the diversity of its student body.

The university offers 78 bachelor's, 74 master's, and 33 doctoral degree programs through its 12 schools and colleges. Among undergraduates, biology, nursing, business, and interdisciplinary studies are some of the most popular majors. Academics are supported by a 22 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Student life is rich with over 280 clubs and organizations including an active sorority and fraternity system. On the athletic front, the UT Arlington Mavericks compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference. The university fields seven men's and seven women's Division I sports.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 45,282 (32,775 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38 percent Male / 62 percent Female
  • 51 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,616 (in-state); $22,920 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,206 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,410
  • Other Expenses: $4,512
  • Total Cost: $23,744 (in-state); $37,048 (out-of-state)

University of Texas at Arlington Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 76 percent
    • Loans: 40 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,424
    • Loans: $5,790

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art, Biology, Criminal Justice, English, Exercise Science, Finance, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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University of Texas at Arlington Mission Statement

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"The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research, teaching, and public service institution whose mission is the advancement of knowledge and the pursuit of excellence. The University is committed to the promotion of lifelong learning through its academic and continuing education programs and to the formation of good citizenship through its community service learning programs. The diverse student body shares a wide range of cultural values and the University community fosters unity of purpose and cultivates mutual respect."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics