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University of Texas at Arlington

Texas, United States

Est. 1895

Ranked among top 20 universities in US

About University of Texas at Arlington

Founded in 1895, University of Texas at Arlington fondly called as UT Arlington or UTA, is a public research university located in the state of Texas. Even though the university is part of the same group, ‘University of Texas’, the institution is ranked pretty low in the US of A. With the likes of the extremely ambitious Texas Austin and TAMU, followed by the hot favourite Texas at Dallas, Arlington looses out on the big league of Institutions. In spite of this, the college is preferred by a lot of Asians, especially Indians, with just an about average profile for Electrical and Telecomm courses majorly.It ranks #446 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.

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As the name suggests, the university is situated in the city of Arlington, Texas. Arlington is approximately 20 miles (approximatey 32 kilometers) from the Dallas and is the seventh largest city in Texas. Being a large city and surrounded by many institutions in the nearby vicinity, Arlington is generally preferred by students from all backgrounds.


The university is spread over 420 acres and covers round about 100 odd buildings. There are a few main libraries which cover thousands of volumes of all the possible courses. Many recreational centers, coffee houses, bars and students study centre completes the infrastructure of the UTA.

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Fortunately, Arlington is not one of the places which are expensive for housing and boarding. The rent charges within the campus is roughly about $3000 but most the graduate students prefer to stay off campus where the apartments are pretty luxurious and not heavy on the pocket as well. Generally, the rental charge for a year is around $4,000 to $6,000 depending upon the size of the room.


Arlington experiences extremely hot summers. The Fall period i.e. July to early October, the climate is hot and humid. Arlington is not one of the places where the winters are something to look for. It snows rarely and is quite bearable. Spring and autumn bring pleasant weather in the city.

Faculty and pedagogy

Well, the faculty at UTA is pretty renowned for their achievements till date. You definitely meet a lot of Nobel laureates andPhD holders. Some professors can be a littledifficult to work with, but thats the case in any university. Most of the professors are busy doing excellent research, hence it is advised that students should approach the respective professor for relevant work.

Financial aid

Being a state funded Research University, UTA is known for its scholarships and the financial aid. Generally, the college gives you F-aid (famous among the student community) but your profile should be impressive enough as well. If you’re up to date with your academics, assignments and projects, Research and Teaching Assistantship (RA and TA) is on your way.

Jobs and placements

One of the states where the country’s economy runs through is Texas. Hence, you can expect to see a lot MNC’s situated within hundreds of cities of this state. Though most of the companies prefer students from Dallas and Austin, the legacy of the name TEXAS follows it to Arlington as well. Roughly, the pay package starts from anything around $35,000.


  • Kalpana Chawla - I dont think we have to introduce this legend
  • Eric Smith - CFO, Americas at Deutsche Bank


In terms of popularity, Austin, TAMU and Dallas are higher in the list as compared to Arlington, which is why it becomes one of the average universities in USA.

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