The University of Texas at Arlington: Narrative Description

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701 South Nedderman Dr.
Arlington, TX 76019
Tel: (817)272-2011
Admissions: (817)272-6287
Fax: (817)272-5656
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Texas System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1895. Setting: 395-acre urban campus with easy access to Dallas-Fort Worth. Endowment: $42.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $16.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2127 per student. Total enrollment: 25,297. Faculty: 1,081 (758 full-time, 323 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 5,463 applied, 72% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 65% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 13,708 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 5,406 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 139 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 13% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 28% 25 or older, 14% live on campus, 17% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, class rank, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $3630 full-time, $121 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,690 full-time, $423 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1670 full-time, $59 per credit hour part-time, $103 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, and program. College room and board: $5212. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 423 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Medical/Dental Preparatory Association, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, Tai Wanese Students Association, Accounting Society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon. Major annual events: homecoming, International Week, Activity Fair Days. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, remote emergency telephones, bicycle patrols, crime prevention program, student shuttle service from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5,083 college housing spaces available; 2,741 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Central Library plus 2 others with 1.1 million books, 1.5 million microform titles, 16,053 serials, 8,784 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $6.6 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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