University of Texas at Arlington
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The University of Texas at Arlington ( UT Arlington or UTA also called ) is a state university in Arlington, located in the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex.
With approximately 25,000 enrolled students, it is after the UT Austin and UT San Antonio is the third largest university in the University of Texas System and according to the University of North Texas is the second largest in the region.
The University was founded in 1895 as Arlington College. It has been renamed several times over the years and integrated into different system, including in Carlisle Military Academy (1902 ), Arlington Training School (1913 ), Arlington Military Academy (1916 ), North Texas Agricultural College ( 1923) and Arlington State College (1949).
On April 23, 1965, she became part of the University of Texas System, and in 1967, took on its current name. From 1972 to 1991, the number of enrolled students increased from 14,028 to over 25,125. In autumn 1998, however, the number of students dropped to 18,662, while there were just under 25,000 students in the fall of 2008.
At the UTA approximately 20 bachelor's degree programs and 23 master's degree programs are offered. In 17 faculties, a doctorate is awarded.
The university consists of eleven departments.
- School of Architecture ( Architecture )
- College of Business Administration ( Business Administration )
- College of Education
- College of Engineering ( Engineering )
- Graduate School ( Graduate Studies )
- Honors College
- College of Liberal Arts (Fine Art)
- School of Nursing ( Nursing )
- College of Science ( Natural Sciences)
- School of Social Work ( Social Work )
- School of Urban and Public Affairs ( Public Affairs )
The sports teams are called UTA Mavericks since 1971 and have established with the 1980 team the Dallas Mavericks no connection. Among the represented sports include baseball, basketball, tennis, golf, track and volleyball.
The university is a member of the Sun Belt Conference since 2013.
The basketball and volleyball teams of the UTA carry their games regularly in the Texas Hall of, which is actually a theater on campus. It offers 4,200 seats in the lower auditorium and in the stands while the game is played on the stage.
Originally there was also a football team that fought out their games in Maverick Stadium, but was disbanded in 1985 due to high costs and a lack of visitors. The stadium is now used by the football team of women and for golf.