UT Arlington enrolls record number of freshmen, new international students

This is the fifth consecutive year the university has posted record freshman enrollment.

The University of Texas at Arlington enrolled its largest-ever freshman class and a record number of new international students this fall.

Total enrollment for the fall is 41,515, the university announced in a press release Tuesday.

UTA’s freshman class has 4,172 students, a 9.2% increase compared to fall 2020, which also set a record.

This is the fifth consecutive year the university has posted record freshman enrollment, according to the release.

Enrollment also grew among new graduate students and new international students, the university said in the release. UTA enrolled 3,186 new graduate students, up 47% from the previous fall. It also enrolled 4,582 new international students, an increase of 18.4% compared to fall 2020.

The enrollment growth comes one month after the university announced it had achieved Texas Tier One designation, which allows it to qualify for millions of research dollars each year. It’s the fourth university in the state to qualify for the designation.

“We are the pre-eminent urban research university in North Texas,” Troy Johnson, UTA’s vice president of enrollment management, said in the release. “More and more students from both inside and outside of Texas are learning about our exceptional research and academic opportunities.”

Sarah Bahari, Special Contributor. Sarah Bahari is a freelance writer covering Arlington, Irving and Grand Prairie. She previously worked as a features writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she covered a little of everything. Email her tips at
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