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The University of Texas-Pan American Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,256 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 204 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Independent Southwest Region

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,426)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $51,741)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 24 28 - -
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 14 13 - -
Golf 10 7 - -
Tennis 8 9 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 0.7%
Hispanic 87.5%
Non-resident alien 2.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 4.8%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 17 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 20
Liquor Law Violation 4
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 12
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Karen from Mcallen, TX
  • 5
  • UTPA has three Dorm complexes. Heritage- Most of the CAMP people stay here. It is not very nice, but if you have a roof to live under, take it. Unity Hall-…

  • Apr-19-2012 Read More
  • Edna from Edinburg, TX
  • 5
  • I dont live in door but i would like too. Some of the my friends who sleep in door have more variety of communication with other peers. This help a…

  • Sep-22-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Ivan from Sullivan City, TX
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Plenty of food variety inside the Student union building, burgers, sushi, salads, tacos, they have everything, so don't worry about eating the same thing every single day

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  • 4
  • Sanna from McAllen, TX
  • Mar-09-2014 I am a past student here

    Meal plans are your best friend unless you want ramen all day everyday. It's cheap and delicious. They also serve really good mexican food here much better than taco bell.

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  • 5
  • Andrea from Hidalgo, TX
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria food was great! There was always so many choices, and the staff was friendly. Given that we are in the valley, we do have a Taco Ponchos on campus, and it is AMAZING!

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  • 5
  • Laura from Edinburg, TX
  • Jan-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The Bronc Dining Hall is like a cafeteria with buffet. They serve breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. The variety of food they serve is delicious!! They have such a variety that you can have anything from pizza to fresh sandwhiches or even pasta. At the student union, you may purchase anything from Chik-Fil-A to sushi, pizza, or even tacos! If you prefer to eat out of campus, there are many restaurants located right in front and next to UTPA.

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  • 5
  • Roberto from Mcallen, TX
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    The student union building has a chick-fil-a, a Chinese restaurant, an Italian restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, and a couple other places for food. From what I've eaten, it's honestly all really good. The Jazzman's, a coffee store in the library, is amazing, and we also have a starbucks on campus.

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  • 4
  • Lucy from Edinburg, TX
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a starbucks and chick-fil-a on campus. There is also sushi, mexican, sandwiches, snack machines. There are a lot of restaurants by campus too. There isn't really a lot of healthy choices but if you are just looking for a quick snack then there are plenty of options. The science building has a real good little cafe inside that sells salads and wraps. The engineering building also has a snack stand.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sanna from McAllen, TX
  • Mar-09-2014 I am a past student here

    Our Greek Life is very different, since we're a small campus, we don't have Greek houses. But I think you get the same experience you get in most major universities. The Greeks here are a lot more friendly...but then again, I'm biased.

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  • 0
  • Vince from Harlingen, TX
  • Nov-15-2013 I am a current student here

    A lot of Fraternities, like Kappa Sigma. There is also a lot of sororities, Like Delta Zeta. They all have events a during the school year promoting there groups

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  • 0
  • Utpa student
  • Nov-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Great and fun really a good way to meet people. Greek life can get a little high school at times with organizations aiming to get rival org in trouble with university guidelines.

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  • 0
  • BP
  • Oct-09-2013 I am a current student here

    not involved, but have many different frats and sororities.

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  • 0
  • Breanna from Harlingen, TX
  • Jul-16-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I know there are many sororities and fraternities on camps. They are very community oriented and nice greek families.

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