The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, TX, USA
3.51 Average Rating

Founded in 1914, The University of Texas at El Paso is a 4-year public institution situated on the US-Mexico border and the second-oldest school in the UT system. With a majority Mexican-American student body, UTEP is home to 10 colleges conferring bachelor’s and graduate degrees in 170 fields of study. The UTEP campus is known for its trademark Bhutanese-style architectural buildings and also features a practice mineshaft. For students interested in the performing arts, the campus hosts the UTEP Dinner Theatre, the only university-based such facility in the United States.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
100%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
39%
Submitting ACT
60%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1011
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
25,078
Total Number of Undergrads
21,341
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
34%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
20%
100+ Students
4%
0
100
12%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
40%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,135
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,998
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,429
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,781
Books and Supplies
$1632

Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,183
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,051
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,416

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
35%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,444
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$182
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
287
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Paydirt Pete
School Colors
Orange/Blue/Silver
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Conference USA

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
El Paso
Dallas
Houston
Austin
San Antonio
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.51 Average Rating
UTEP is two cultures.

UTEP is diverse.

UTEP is opportunity-generous.
Miguel from El Paso, TX
It is a nice school with a very safe environment. Always clean and professor are usually really nice and understanding.
Miriam from El Paso, TX
UTEP is a lot greater than I expected. There are so many resources available for students and so many ways to get help or assistance in all aspects of university life, and a lot of them come at no cost to students. It's apparent that students' success is the top priority at this school.
Tani from El Paso, TX
A large public school with excellent academic programs.
Simon from El Paso, TX

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