About The University of Texas at El Paso

Founded in 1913, The University of Texas at El Paso. is a Public college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 20,521 full time undergraduate students, and 3,401 full time graduate students.

The The University of Texas at El Paso Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 749 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at The University of Texas at El Paso include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate99%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range820-1030
ACT Range17-22

Admissions at UTEP are considered Less Selective, with ,92% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 47 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at The University of Texas at El Paso.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
19%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
67%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
52%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
10%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
42%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
44%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
19%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
7%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
5%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
19%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
67%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
52%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
10%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
42%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
44%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
19%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
7%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
5%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

The University of Texas at El Paso REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    191 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    172 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    272 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    278 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    277 Students rated class size 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    277 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    278 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    278 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of The University of Texas at El Paso?

153 Students rated The University of Texas at El Paso

Bryanna - 08/27/2021

It is not the best school in so many aspects. The professors there are hard on you in a way where you teach yourself more than they do themselves. Calling any office there is such a hassle to even get a hold of anyone. They do not respond to emails on time either. This college says it is cheaper than other schools it's really not but also you pay what education you get. There's a lack of professionalism with anyone who works at this university. Financial aid does little to no help with students who don't understand student loans and how to apply for everything. All courses are made for students who do not work and it is not flexible by all means. I believe this school can do so much better and make it less stressful for those who are willing to get a better education and paying for it. They seem to be taking advantage of what we pay per semester and I do not say it is worth for how much I am paying. Thinking of transferring and suggest others to look for a better universities such as UTSA.

Kimberly - 04/14/2021

My opinion is that The University of Texas at El Paso is a great institution. They handled the transition to online learning during the pandemic extremely well. They have many resources for all aspects not just academics. The facilities are always clean and they have sanitation stations everywhere. They make students feel safe and encourages social distancing and masks. It’s a wonderful university!

Sophia - 02/08/2021

My opinion in UTEP is that it is a great school. Almost all my family attended UTEP because we all live in El Paso, and they have been really successful with the degrees achieve in at this University. My parents are Mexican and they live in Juarez, which is right next to El Paso. It is going to be easy for me to go visit them. UTEP has been always my #1 school of choice since I was little, and it is the only school I applied for because I knew that I wanted to attend it.

Zaul - 12/22/2020

The main word that best describe this university is that is so expensive. As American-Mexican I can't afforded complete the full tuition even with financial aid. This university make you pay for the GYM even if you don't use it in the semester the price and the quality of education is not equal meaning that you pay more that what really offer UTEP. If you wonder why I am on this school is because is nearby my home and my mother's house.

The University of Texas at El Paso FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at The University of Texas at El Paso?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for The University of Texas at El Paso is 99%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to be more open to the different networking that is available at the school, and not to be shy. It is important to get involved in school activities, but it is also important to stay focused on academics and not get distracted partying. It is also beneficial to attempt to make as many friends as possible, as they can help you get through school in several ways.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The way the campus is set up on uneven ground, sometimes I have to run up hills to make it to class in time, and it takes alot out of me. Also sometimes when I am trying to get things done I get sent to many different departments and get the run around or the things they say that they fixed it and didn't.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My fellow classsmates, coming from a very diverse group, are determined, motivated, kind, generous, and above all willing to learn and do anything to achieve their goals in life.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The University of Texas at El Paso is helping me achieve my goal of becoming a Geoligist by providing highly educated professors, excellent learning facilities, readily available learning resources, and an overall satisfying learning experience.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known a little more math before I arrived here. I also wish I could have attended class so I could've better prepared myself as far as note taking and budgeting my time in class and after class.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The best part about UTEP was that it was next to home and algo that it provided the major that I was looking for. Also the labs for my career where brand new.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This University is more geared to individuals already living in El Paso whom wish to advance their education. Being the only big time university in the city, most individuals at this school are commuter students. Most grew up in the city and after graduating from high-school or attending community college for a while end up staying at this univeristy. It is a great starting point.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    To come to UTEP, you have to be open-minded. You have to be willing to interact with other people, not just your “own”. There are so many different types of ethnicities, so many different sororities, and even more, extreme variety of ages on students. Anyone who comes to UTEP can be a UTEP Miner, they only need to allow themselves to truly be one.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    The classes offered.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I tell people that I enjoy the flexibility of online classes. Also, I like that I am saving money by attending this school as opposed to going to the previous university to complete the same degree.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I think the 1966 College Basketball championship game where Don Haskins played a team of mostly African-American players and won the championships is probably what most people know about our university. But we are working very hard to become known as a prestigious research institution. We are in the process of working towards tier one research institution status. We are increasingly being recognized for winning major research grants and opening up research opportunities to a wide range of students from different backgrounds and socio-economic statuses. So, we are making much progress towards being known for our research.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school right now is the construction because we have to take long alternative routes in the campus to get to our class, but when this ends I think there would be no problem. I would say that the school needs more spirit and fun activities.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    At UTEP we have a variety of people from all over the place. Hispanics, White, Black, Asian, etc. Being that the university is right at the border of the United States and Mexico, the Hispanic population is the largest of them. However, since there are people from all over, we also have all kinds of personalities, we have frat kids, geeks, athletes, to name a few. There is not just one stereotype.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I can get my degree online.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    Although I am an online student the professors take the time to get to know each student.

    Read all  7 answers
  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    i have never joined any of those groups but sororities and that kind of groups are popular. football and mens basketball are big events on campus. guest speakers are not very popular. i met my closest friends in orientation and in class, where you spend more time with them. if im awake at 2 in the morning im probably studying till my eyes bleed. there is minerpalooza every year, and its like a big set up to introduce the football team and they have games and food and stuff for the whole family. there is also a contest for sororities(very fun). thursday, friday, and saturday are party days for a lot of students. I went out partying last friday and rested on saturday as well as reading my textbook every now and then.

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  18. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    For me it has been the physical science building

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Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

20,521

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,401

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

92%

In-State

6%

International

Organizations

155

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

8

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

3%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
83%
% White or Caucasian
6%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

85% of students attending The University of Texas at El Paso receive some sort of financial aid. 66% were awarded federal grants. While 32% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$20,323

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,216

Books and Supplies

$9,496

Room and Board

31,035

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,037
$30 - $48K
$6,181
$48 - $75K
$9,921
$75 - $110K
$14,966
$110K & UP
$15,236

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