The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

El Paso, TX

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The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso Student Essentials

The University of Texas at El Paso Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Miners
Nickname: UTEP
Website: www.utep.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,868
Out-of-State Tuition: $16,308
Retention Rate: 72%
Enrollment: 20,782
Year Established: 1913

About UTEP

University of Texas at El Paso is highly regarded not only for its numerous degree programs, but also for the wealth of research opportunities and student life offerings.

Since the academics at UT El Paso are so diverse and numerous, there is an array of degree offerings to be found. Six different schools feature majors in professional studies like Business, Education, Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Law.

More academic subjects include Linguistics, Jewish Studies, English and American Literature, Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies. There are also performing and fine arts offerings in Film, Screenwriting, Creative Writing, Music, Musical Theatre, Fine Art, Dance and others.

Numerous research facilities allow students and faculty to undertake research in such fields as Biomedical Studies, Education Reform and Engineering Systems.

UT El Paso’s student life exists both on and off campus. On-campus activities include over 170 student clubs and organizations as well as student-run publications, recreational activities and entertainment.

Off campus, students can find all of the cultural, entertainment and dining activities that exist in a city the size of El Paso.

Admission to UT is fairly competitive, particularly at the graduate level. Undergraduate students are evaluated in terms of their academic performance and test scores, among other things.

At the graduate level, a certain number of students may receive financial aid in the form of assistantships or fellowships. At the undergraduate level, eligible students get loans, grants and scholarships. Tuition is also much lower for state residents since UT is a state school.

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UTEP Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave The University of Texas at El Paso 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Being a student at The University of Texas at El Paso has been a pleasure. The atmosphere that a person as a student gets as soon as the semester start is of familiarity and joy. I fell really comfortable every day that I attend classes at UTEP. Professors as well as students make a student fell as part of a huge family. There university is very complex. It has many activities and clubs that students can get into. I personally enjoy the activities that the university puts together in the west wing area. They often have activities like contest to win prizes and have local artist perform for the enjoyment of students. Compare to other schools in the U.S. UTEP tuition is very accessible. In other Universities a student pays a lot more for the same kind of education that he/she could get in a local university. Inside the campus a student can find everything. one does not have to travel to get what we need. We can find good food even inside the campus. When it comes to classes a student can find all variety of courses offer for any kind of likes.


Former Student - Last Attended 2012

Overall Rating

My overal experience at the University of Texas at El Paso was great. During the 3 semesters that I attended to the school, I did not feel lost at all like most studests feel on their firt year of college. I felt at home.


UTEP Map & Location

The University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968


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Getting Around UTEP

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

4/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for El Paso, TX

Winter
Dec
57
33
Jan
58
33
Feb
63
37
Spring
Mar
70
43
Apr
79
51
May
88
60
Summer
Jun
96
68
Jul
95
71
Aug
93
70
Fall
Sep
88
63
Oct
78
52
Nov
66
40

UTEP Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 16,976
Freshman Class 2,924
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 20,782

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 83%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 11%
  • Asian: 1%
Latino 83%
African American 3%
Caucasian 11%
Asian 1%

Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%
Full-Time 91%
Part-Time 9%
Women 52%
Men 48%
International 9%
Domestic 91%

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