Arlington, conveniently located between the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is a great place to be a college student. Sports enthusiasts can cheer for the hometown Texas Rangers and will be able to watch football at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium, scheduled to open in 2009. Getting rejuvenated from studies is easy at River Legacy Parks, a 1,300 public space on the Trinity River with over 8 miles of paved trails where you can walk or bike off your stress.
Arlington's academic options are also appealing. Arlington's branch of the University of Texas is the third-largest school in the UT system with nearly 25,000 students enrolled in 2007. Offering an Honors College as well as highly regarded programs in architecture and nanotechnology, UT Arlington is a big presence in the city. Arlington Baptist College and ITT Technical Institute are other choices for the college-bound. Beautiful and exciting, the city of Arlington is a great home away from home.