University of Texas, El Paso

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The University of Texas at El Paso, commonly abbreviated as UTEP, is a public university located in El Paso, Texas. Founded in 1914 as a mining and metallurgy school, the University gained its current name in 1967.

UTEP is the largest US university to have a Mexican-American majority of students (about 75%)

Physical Campus and Facilities

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), located on the bank of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas, is a component university of the University of Texas System.The UTEP campus is unique in that the buildings that comprise the physical campus are an architectural compilation of Bhutanese-style fortress-like buildings as well as modern designs.Since 1967, the University has expanded to include a large, six-story library and football stadium that seats 52,000.

Academic Colleges, Programs, and Rankings

UTEP is home to seven academic colleges through which the University’s 70 undergraduate, 75 graduate-level, and 19 doctoral degree programs are administered.UTEP’s education and business management programs are the most impacted at the University. Each claims 16% and 15% respectively of the total student enrollment.The University has been recognized and designated by the National Science Foundation as a Model Institution for Excellence. Only six other institutions claim this designation.The University as a whole has likewise been ranked by Washington Monthly as the 7th best university, behind Stanford and ahead of Harvard. It has also been recognized as the top university that facilitates students’ achievement of the American Dream through affordable, high quality, and accommodating programs.

Financial Aid

Over sixty percent of UTEP students receive some form of financial aid. The University is, therefore, committed to facilitating the affordability of its programs and offers numerous methods by which students can pay for, or have paid for, their education.

General Information

Admission Office
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968-0510
(915) 747-5890
Fax: (915) 747-8893
futureminer@utep.edu
Contact: Luisa Havens
Director of Admissions
Main Address
500 West University Avenue
Academic Advising Center Building Room 127
El Paso, TX 79968
(915) 747-5000
www.utep.edu
Size
Degree-seeking undergrads: 16,976

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 5,229
Percent Admitted: 99%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 52%
Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading
  • 390 (25th Percentile)
  • 510 (75th Percentile)
SAT Math
  • 420 (25th Percentile)
  • 530 (75th Percentile)
ACT Composite
  • 16 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)
ACT English
  • 14 (25th Percentile)
  • 21 (75th Percentile)
ACT Math
  • 16 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics


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Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age


Undergraduate Student Residence

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Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity


Retention and Graduation Rates


Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees


Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees



6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees



6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees


Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $5,786 $6,121 $6,223 $8,020 +28.88%
Books and Supplies $900 $1,000 $1,064 $1,092 +2.63%
Living Arrangement – On Campus




Room and Board $7,698 $7,964 $8,344 $8,425 +0.97%
Other $3,240 $3,316 $3,484 $3,588 +2.99%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus




Room and Board $8,580 $9,959 $10,504 $10,814 +2.95%
Other $3,240 $3,316 $3,484 $3,588 +2.99%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $17,624 $18,401 $19,115 $21,125 +10.52%
In-state Off Campus $18,506 $20,396 $21,275 $23,514 +10.52%
In-state with Family $6,686 $7,121 $7,287 $9,112 +25.04%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $4,762
In-state Student Fees $1,283
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $11,272
Out-of-state Fees $1,358

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,767 78%

Grant or scholarship aid 1,505 66% $12,399,660 $8,239
– Federal grants 1,289 57% $5,865,357 $4,550
– Pell grants 1,283 56% $5,204,244 $4,056
– Other federal grants 776 34% $661,113 $852
State/local government grant or scholarships 834 37% $4,204,944 $5,042
Institutional grants or scholarships 948 42% $2,329,359 $2,457
Student loan aid 773 34% $3,587,046 $4,640
– Federal student loans 773 34% $3,493,662 $4,520
– Other student loans 16 1% $93,384 $5,837

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3210 888 50
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 7 7
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american/chicano Studies 5
Latin American Studies 2 7
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 215 17 6
Bioinformatics 8
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 160 9
Biophysics
Microbiology 55
Molecular Biochemistry
Pathology/experimental Pathology 6
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 638 132 2
Accounting 101 11
Business Administration and Management 139 117
Business/commerce 68
Business/managerial Economics 22 4
Finance 104
International Business/trade/commerce 2
Management Information Systems 48
Marketing/marketing Management 134
Operations Management and Supervision 22
Communication and Journalism Programs 145
Advertising 29
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
Journalism 21
Mass Communication/media Studies 53
organizational Communication 27
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 15
Computing and Information Sciences 43 17 3
Computer and Information Sciences 43 8
Computer Science 3
Information Science/studies 9
Education 435 307 2
Art Teacher Education 1
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 171
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 55
Curriculum and Instruction 149
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education 8
Educational Leadership and Administration 55 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 131
English/language Arts Teacher Education 12
Health Teacher Education 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 18
Music Teacher Education 3
Reading Teacher Education 7 17
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 20
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching 35 15
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 41
Engineering 269 117 16
Civil Engineering 50 13 1
Computer Engineering 5
Construction Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 99 30
Engineering 1
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 2 5
Industrial Engineering 36 20
Manufacturing Engineering 13
Materials Engineering 9 5
Mechanical Engineering 70 20
Metallurgical Engineering 14
Systems Engineering 9
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 91 21 4
Creative Writing 18 7
English Language and Literature 73 10
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 4
Rhetoric and Composition 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 37 6
Applied Linguistics
French Language and Literature 5
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Linguistics 9 3
Spanish Language and Literature 23 3
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 378 86
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 13
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 15
Clinical Nurse Specialist 11
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 20
Nurse Midwife/nursing Midwifery
Nursing Administration 8
Occupational Therapy/therapist 8
Physical Therapy/therapist 20
Public Health Education and Promotion 39
Public Health 6
Public Health/community Nurse/nursing
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 324
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor
History 87 9
History 87 8
History, Other 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 132 5
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 132
Homeland Security 5
Human Services 41 14
Public Administration 14
Social Work 41
Mathematics and Statistics 37 19
Applied Mathematics
Mathematics 37 12
Statistics 7
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 223 75
Computational Science
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 223 72
Natural Sciences 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 7 1
Environmental Science 7 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 99 4
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 99 4
Physical Sciences 34 20 8
Chemistry 21 8 5
Geology and Earth Science 9 1 3
Geophysics and Seismology 3
Physics 4 8
Psychology 111 8 9
Clinical Psychology 6
Experimental Psychology 2
Psychology 111 9
Social Sciences 77 12
Anthropology 7
Political Science and Government 50 6
Sociology 20 6
Visual and Performing Arts 104 11
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/art Studies 29
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 1
Dance 5
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 9 1
Drawing 3
Fine/studio Arts
Graphic Design 14
Keyboard Instruments
Metal and Jewelry Arts 3
Music Management 1
Music Performance 4 9
Music Theory and Composition 3
Music 17
Musical Theatre 2
Painting 6
Printmaking 3
Sculpture 2 1
Theatre/theatre Arts Management 1
Voice and Opera 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 99%

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Hispanic-AmericanStudies B
Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Ceramics B
Dance B
Drama/TheaterArts B
Drawing B
Fine/StudioArts B
Graphic Design B
Metal/JewelryArts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
PrintmakingB
SculptureB

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B
MicrobiologyB

Business, Management, & Marketing
AccountingB
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/ManagerialEconomics B
Finance/BankingB
ManagementInformation Systems B
MarketingManagement B
OperationsManagement B

Communications & Journalism
AdvertisingB
Communications/RhetoricB
JournalismB
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/InformationSciences – General B

Education
Education– General B
ElementaryEducation B
Junior High Education B
Special Education B

Engineering
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/CommunicationsEngineering B
Engineering– General B
IndustrialEngineering B
MechanicalEngineering B
MetallurgicalEngineering B

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing B

Foreign Language & Literature
ComparativeLiterature B
French B
German B
LinguisticsB
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
CommunityHealth Services B
Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B
Speech-LanguagePathology/Audiology B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics– General B
StatisticsB

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/PhysicalSciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
EnvironmentalScience B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/PhysicalFitness B

Philosophy & Religion
PhilosophyB

Physical Sciences
ChemistryB
Geology B
GeophysicsSeismologyB
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology– General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
AnthropologyB
PoliticalScience/Government B
SociologyB

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Ratings for University of Texas, El Paso


Student Reviews: 3.29/5 (2)

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Atmosphere


Heat but "Sun City" for a reason

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Good exposure to the border culture. Most of the students are Mexican-American and that allows you to be exposed to different thoughts and ideas. UTEP is trying hard to become a tier one university, but it seems far from now.


Not much to do around the El Paso area.

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