UTA is a Carnegie Research-1: Doctoral Universities - “Very High Research Activity” institution. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2017. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate ethnic diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and ranked as the top four-year college in Texas and seventh in the nation for veterans on Military Times’ 2019 Best for Vets list. UTA conferred more bachelor's and master's degrees to African-American students than any other college in Texas in 2018, according to a report in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. UTA also ranks No. 22 in the country for master's degrees awarded to all minority students.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.