The University of Arkansas (U of A) is a public research university located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The university was founded in 1871 and is the flagship institution of the University of Arkansas System. U of A offers over 200 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs across 10 colleges and schools. The university is known for its strong programs in agriculture, architecture, business, engineering, and law. U of A is also home to several research centers and institutes, including the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies and the National Agricultural Law Center.