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Information for Parents

We are excited that your college-bound student is considering The University of Texas at Arlington.

UTA is a comprehensive research university built for the 21st century, and the first choice institution for more than 50,000 students.

Six Reasons why uta is Right for Your Student

Affordability is a top priority. With competitively priced tuition, generous scholarship programs, and robust financial aid programs we keep university costs affordable. 

Campus safety. The University of Texas at Arlington is ranked among the top 100 safest campuses in America, according to The National Council for Home Safety and Security. And UTA is just one of nine Texas colleges or universities to earn the top 100 ranking. We are committed to safety and we are proud to have been recognized for it.

A revved up résumé. With internships, service learning, and work study opportunities, we match students’ talents and goals to real-world, career experience. Our location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex means there are countless prospects to grow as a working professional.

Proximity to big ideas. Our accomplished faculty are world-renowned for their expert knowledge and groundbreaking research. What happens here can change the world.

Maximizing student potential. Everything we do is about supporting our students at every level. From the Honors College, to Freshman Interest Groups, and University College, we offer services to help your student succeed.

We’re constantly growing. We’re among the 20 fastest-growing universities in the nation, and that’s just the beginning. We’re recognized as a Next Generation University by the New America Foundation—one of only six schools in the nation and the only one in Texas.

These pages will show you how UTA supports students and parents throughout the college search and admission processes, their transition to college life, and all the way to graduation.

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