University of Texas at San Antonio

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The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), located in San Antonio, Texas, USA, is the third-largest out of the nine educational institutions in the University of Texas System. It is the largest university in San Antonio and the eighth-largest in Texas. Its three campuses have over 747 acres of land, 30,968 students, and offers 133 undergraduate, 51 graduate, and 24 doctoral programs.

UTSA has three campuses through which it serves the South Texas region and the San Antonio metropolitan area: The Downtown Campus (in downtown San Antonio), the Main Campus, and the HemisFair Park Campus (Institute of Texan Cultures.) The Main Campus is located around 15 miles northwest of the downtown San Antonio area. It has 600 acres at the intersection of Loop 1604 and Interstate 10 near the northwestern edge of San Antonio City in Bexar County.

UTSA has been ranked number 53 out of the top 100 universities from around the world that have existed for less than 50 years.

General Information

Admission Office
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0617
(210) 458-8000
(800) 669-0919
Fax: (210) 458-2001

Contact: George Norton
Director of Admissions
Main Address
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0617
(210) 458-4011

Total undergrads: 24,648
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,843
Degree-seeking undergrads: 24,308
Graduate enrollment: 3,765

Suburban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 88%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 59%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 12,882
Percent Admitted: 83%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 48%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 450 (25th Percentile)
  • 560 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 470 (25th Percentile)
  • 580 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 430 (25th Percentile)
  • 530 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 19 (25th Percentile)
  • 24 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 18 (25th Percentile)
  • 24 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 18 (25th Percentile)
  • 25 (75th Percentile)

ACT Writing

  • 6 (25th Percentile)
  • 8 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

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 $5,687 $6,056 $6,417 $6,718 +4.69%
Books and Supplies $800 $800 $800 $1,000 +25.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,542 $7,770 $8,738 $8,696 -0.48%
Other $3,082 $2,630 $2,630 $2,665 +1.33%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,615 $8,322 $8,322 $8,482 +1.92%
Other $4,349 $4,108 $4,108 $4,143 +0.85%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $17,111 $17,256 $18,585 $19,079 +2.66%
In-state Off Campus $17,451 $19,286 $19,647 $20,343 +3.54%
In-state with Family $6,487 $6,856 $7,217 $7,718 +6.94%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $4,172
In-state Student Fees $1,879
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $15,332
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,879

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,254 68%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,260 47% $15,419,701 $6,823
• Federal grants 1,468 31% $6,439,567 $4,387
• Pell grants 1,462 31% $5,467,603 $3,740
• Other federal grants 1,231 26% $971,964 $790
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,209 25% $6,221,407 $5,146
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,530 32% $2,758,727 $1,803
Student loan financial aid 2,317 49% $13,275,637 $5,730
• Federal student loans 2,279 48% $11,228,329 $4,927
• Other student loans 237 5% $2,047,308 $8,638

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3929 879 59
Architecture and Related Services 141 26
Architecture 119 26
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
Interior Architecture 22
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 19
American/united States Studies/civilization 7
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american/chicano Studies 11
Women's Studies 1
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 343 36 9
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 343 36
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology 8
Neuroscience 1
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1076 175 8
Accounting 142 43 2
Actuarial Science 11
Business Administration and Management 121 66
Business/commerce 122
Business/managerial Economics 35
Construction Management
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
Finance 182 27 5
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration 33
International Business/trade/commerce 79 5
Knowledge Management 21
Management Information Systems 58 2 1
Management Science 16 1
Marketing/marketing Management 148 2
Operations Management and Supervision 13 7
Organizational Behavior Studies
Real Estate 45
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 58
Taxation 1
Tourism and Travel Services Management 13
Communication and Journalism Programs 186 6
Mass Communication/media Studies 1
Public Relations/image Management 157
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 28 6
Computing and Information Sciences 63 21 5
Computer and Information Sciences 33 10
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 30
Computer Science 5
Information Science/studies 11
Construction Trades
Building/construction Site Management/manager
Education 287 7
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 4
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 12
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 90 3
Curriculum and Instruction 24
Education 19
Educational Leadership and Administration 67 4
Elementary Education and Teaching 11
Higher Education/higher Education Administration 10
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Music Teacher Education 2
Reading Teacher Education 20
Special Education and Teaching 15
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 10
Engineering 193 90 12
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 4 1
Civil Engineering 59 12
Computer Engineering 9
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 52 42 7
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 4
Manufacturing Engineering 1
Mechanical Engineering 82 22
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 200 12 7
English Language and Literature 157 12 7
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 39
Rhetoric and Composition 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 30 9
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature 2
German Language and Literature 1
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature 22 9
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 4
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 4
Health and Wellness
History 100 15
History 100 15
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 187 8
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 187 8
Human Services 90
Public Administration 47
Social Work 43
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 6
General Studies
Humanities/humanistic Studies 6
Mathematics and Statistics 59 14 1
Applied Mathematics 6
Mathematics 56 1
Statistics 3 7 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 396 10
Biological and Physical Sciences 18
Intercultural/multicultural and Diversity Studies 10
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 378
Natural Resources and Conservation 9 5
Environmental Science 9 5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 188 15
Health and Physical Education/fitness 188
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 15
Physical Sciences 53 10 3
Chemistry 26 4 2
Geology and Earth Science 17 4
Physics 10 2 1
Psychology 295 10
Psychology 295 10
School Psychology
Social Sciences 263 20 7
Anthropology 46 1
Demography and Population Studies 1
Economics 6
Geography 23
Political Science and Government 108 6
Social Sciences, Other 12 6
Sociology 74 7
Visual and Performing Arts 118 20
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 17 4
Art/art Studies 42 12
Fine/studio Arts 25
Music Management 3
Music Performance 4 4
Music Theory and Composition 2
Music 25
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Interior Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B
Sales and Distribution B
Travel/Tourism Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Computer/Systems Security B


Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B
Technical/Business Writing B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health Services – General B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B


Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

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.

The University of Texas at San Antonio Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(210) 458-4011
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-1644
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:28,959
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):30%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:23,334 (81% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,700
Out-of-state Tuition:$18,297
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,358

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

The University of Texas at San Antonio Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services22
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences323
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services14105
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services221
Construction Trades1
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics31
Health Professions and Related Programs42
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics231
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Physical Sciences332
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences643
Visual and Performing Arts73
Grand total756324

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at The University of Texas at San Antonio and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid4,09584%
Grant or scholarship aid3,29167%$7,358
Student loan aid2,56252%$6,044

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid16,24266%$7,138
Federal student loans12,33150%$6,496

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants15,5006,9348,566
Percent admitted100%75%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%29%27%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

The University of Texas at San Antonio Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment28,959
Undergraduate enrollment24,724
Graduate enrollment4,235

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

The University of Texas at San Antonio Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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.

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