The University of Texas at Arlington (also referred to as UT Arlington or UTA) is a public research university located in Arlington, Texas, United States. The campus is situated southwest of downtown Arlington, and is located in the DallasFort Worth metropolitan area. The university was founded in 1895 and served primarily a military academy during the early 20th century. After spending several decades in the Texas A&M University System, the institution joined the University of Texas System in 1965. In the fall of 2010, UT Arlington reached a student population of 32,956, a gain of 31% from autumn 2008, and is currently the second-largest institution within the UT System. UTA is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a 'High Research Activity' institution. The university offers 80 baccalaureate, 74 masters, and 31 doctoral degrees.
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