University of Texas at Tyler


University of Texas at Tyler

Infobox University


name = The University of Texas at Tyler
motto =
established = 1971
type = State University
president = Dr. Rodney H. Mabry
provost = Dr. Richard L. Osburn
city = Tyler
state = Texas
country = USA
undergrad = 4764
postgrad = 1373
postgrad_label = graduate
faculty = 378
campus = Suburban, 204 acres (0.8km²)
mascot =
colors = Orange, Blue
free_label = Sports
free = [http://www.uttyler.edu/athletics/ UT Tyler Patriots ]
affiliations = NCAA Division III, American Southwest
website = [http://www.uttyler.edu/ www.uttyler.edu]
address = 3900 University Blvd. Tyler, Tx, 75799
telephone = 1-800-UTTYLER

The University of Texas at Tyler, also referred to as UT Tyler, is a coeducational public university located in Tyler, Texas, USA, operating as a regional component campus of the University of Texas System serving the East Texas region. [ [http://www.uttyler.edu/mainsite/about.html About UT Tyler ] ]

UT Tyler consists of four professional colleges and one traditional college of arts and sciences, offering over 90 academic degree programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. The University of Texas at Tyler is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university has a student body of over 6,100, a 16:1 student to faculty ratio, and a sprawling, immaculately landscaped, park-like campus.

History

The University of Texas at Tyler was founded in 1971 as Tyler State College. It was renamed Texas Eastern University in 1975, and then joined the University of Texas System in 1979. Initially, UT Tyler was a "senior" level university, teaching only upper division undergraduate (juniors & seniors) and graduate level classes, granting bachelors and masters degrees. In 1997, with the addition of lower division (freshmen & sophomore) classes, UT Tyler became an institution following the full U.S. university pattern, i.e. educating students from the freshman level through graduate and postgraduate levels.

Campus

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The UT Tyler campus is less than 40 years old, with a modern, master-planned and integrated architectural style of buildings. Because of vigorous growth in enrollment, many new buildings and sports facilities have been constructed at the main campus since 1995. The Herrington Patriot Center includes a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio-theater and circuit training, racquetball courts, heated pool and spa, indoor walking/jogging track, and gymnasium/convocation area with basketball/volleyball court and seating for 2,300. UT Tyler’s R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center attracts a wide array of cultural entertainment, and 26,000 patrons attend the performances annually. UT Tyler offers over 80 student organizations including Greek fraternities and sororities.

Buildings

*Administration Building (ADM)
*Art Studio (ART)
*Business Administration Building (BUS)
*Bill Ratliff Engineering and Science Complex (RBS and RBN)
*Braithwaite Building (BRB)
*Physical and Health Education Building (PHE)
*Herrington Patriot Center (HPC)
*Hudnall-Pirtle-Roosth Building (HPR)
*Ornelas Residence Hall (ORH)
*Patriot Village Apartments (PVL)
*Power Plant (PPN and PPS)
*Physical Plant (PHY)
*R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC)
*Robert R. Muntz Library (LIB)
*Biology, Education and Psychology Building(BEP, formally the Science Building)
*Summers Tennis Center (STC)
*Temporary Classroom Building (TCB)
*University Center (UC)
*University Health Clinic (UHC)
*University Pines Apartments (UPA)
*University Service Center (USC)

Activities

*Greek Sororities
**Alpha Chi Omega
**Gamma Phi Beta
**Delta Gamma
**Delta Sigma Theta
*Greek Fraternities
**Sigma Alpha Epsilon
**Pi Kappa Phi
*Recreational Sports
*Student Activities
*Student Government Association
*Student Organizations

Ten most popular majors

*Nursing
*Education
*Management
*Psychology
*Accounting
*Marketing
*Finance
*Biology
*History
*Health and Kinesiology

Athletics

UT Tyler competes in the American Southwest Conference of the NCAA's Division III. Both the men's and women's sports teams are referred to as the Patriots. [ [http://www.uttyler.edu/athletics/about.html Patriots Athletics] ]

UT Tyler participates in the following fifteen sports:

*Baseball{citation needed
*Basketball, Men's
*Basketball, Women's
*Cross Country, Men's
*Cross Country, Women's
*Golf, Men's
*Golf, Women's
*Soccer, Men's
*Soccer, Women's
*Softball
*Tennis, Men's
*Tennis, Women's
*Track, Men's
*Track, Women's
*Volleyball

Patriot student-athletes have won 15 American Southwest Conference East Division and overall championships, and had 71 ASC All Academic Team awards.

In May, 2007, UT Tyler finished their four-year provisional status with the NCAA as a start-up athletic program. In September 2007, the Patriots became full members of the NCAA, and for the first time eligible for national rankings and postseason events.

UT Tyler student athletes have been found to earn a higher grade point ratio than the student body as a whole. [ [http://www.uttyler.edu/athletics/tennis/news/2007/feb21-07.html UT Tyler Student-Athletes Score High On Field And Off] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.uttyler.edu The University of Texas at Tyler]
* [http://www.go2uttyler.com The University of Texas at Tyler Admissions Home Page]
* [http://www.uttyler.edu/housing The University of Texas at Tyler Housing Home Page]
* [http://www.uttyler.edu/athletics/ The University of Texas at Tyler Athletics]
* [http://www.uttyler.edu/belltower/ The University of Texas at Tyler Riter Tower]
* [http://www.cowancenter.org/ UT Tyler Cowan Center]


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