About The University of Texas at San Antonio

Founded in 1969, The University of Texas at San Antonio. is a Public college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 24,724 full time undergraduate students, and 4,235 full time graduate students.

The The University of Texas at San Antonio Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 23:1. There are 911 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at The University of Texas at San Antonio include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline
Application Fee60
SAT Range920-1130
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at UTSA are considered Less Selective, with ,177% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 28 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

89% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 51% were in the top quarter, and 13% 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 San Antonio.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
60%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
61%
“I feel extremely safe”
19%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
22%
“We bought the gear”
59%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
28%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
65%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
60%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
61%
“I feel extremely safe”
19%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
22%
“We bought the gear”
59%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
28%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
65%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

The University of Texas at San Antonio REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    354 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    260 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    407 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    409 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    410 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    409 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    414 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    412 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of The University of Texas at San Antonio?

266 Students rated The University of Texas at San Antonio

Kelsey - 11/29/2020

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a great school. There are several majors that I've heard could use a little bit of work, but for the most part it seems great. Most of my professors have been great and are willing to make arrangements for me to ensure I get the help from them I need. Overall I would recommend UTSA to others.

Karina - 11/18/2020

Overall, this school is great. I enjoy the diversity but at the same time, the school and staff make me feel welcome. The professors are very passionate, and they engage me in my learning every day. The school has a variety of different extracurricular activities and provides a place for all majors to be accepted.

LeeAnn - 08/24/2020

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a wonderful college. The ease of getting in can make you think that it's not a very good college, or comparable to a community college, but I found the classes to be rigorous while the staff was very supportive. It is a quality education without being exceedingly expensive.

Noah - 08/07/2020

I feel extremely proud and lucky to be part of such a great university. I also feel very privileged because many people are not able to pursue an education let alone at an institution like UTSA. Student life is extremely great and there is an opportunity for each person to get involved whether is student groups or activities. So far, every professor I have encountered has made a positive impact on my life and done a very great job. The only negative thing is probably on the financial side with little tuition assistance but other than that, everything about the institution is positive and inviting!

The University of Texas at San Antonio FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at The University of Texas at San Antonio?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for The University of Texas at San Antonio is 76%. 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?

    Look, stop worrying about what other people think of you. Stop letting people think for you. Do what you want to do and choose a career you will love doing for the rest of your life. You have to step up and take care of yourself and learn to do things on your own before you go off to college because noone is going to walk you through it. Just believe in your abilities and you will do great.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Very diverse, some care about school while others don't, some do very well and others fail....

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

    The University of Texas at San Antonio offers a full range of degree programs to students in all economic strata.

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

    The problem of space seems to jump out at me the most. It is always very crowded and, at certain times, getting parking is impossible. Also, the smoking that is allowed on campus is something that is enjoyed by all the smokers on the campus. When passing between buildings, the ambient smoke makes me feel like I'm choking.

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

    A person who intrested in business and engineering should really consider of attending UTSA!

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for the Engineering program. The school recently built a new building, to further the learning capabilities for Engineering majors.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The expenses of this school because they are really affordable and the school costs are not very expensive.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    someone who is outgoing and likes meeting new people and trying new things. our school spirit is also on the rise so if you like sports and want to be a part of something you should really look no further than UTSA

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

    I wish I had known more about cheaper off campus housing and APA writing style.

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

    The truth is that nothing is arrogant for me . I like how everything is organized. I just tell my friends how each day is a special day for me on school.

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

    The University of Texas @ San Antonio is a great school it isn't too big, but at the same time it's not a tiny college where everyone knows everyone. This school is growing and I love being apart of a great community where the professors and staff actually care about the students. There is always something to do, because of all the programs and the location of the school.

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

    Students at UTSA generally fall into two categories: The first, students who just don't want to be here. These students had no intentions of attending this college while in high school and ended up here because they couldn't get into their first, second, or eighteenth choice. By default, they ended up at UTSA and aren't happy about it. The second category doesn't mind being here, but generally underachieve. Classes filled with these students end up with 5-10% of registered students showing up to class. Put simply, the students are the most frustrating part of UTSA.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    I am going to star this summer, so I can give you this information next session

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It's a perfect campus that offers a wide variety of majors, and encourages student growth.

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

    At UTSA there is no typical stereotype; we have it all! There are frat guys, sorority girls, geeks, you name it. Just walking around campus you can see a multitude of student organizations, each a self-proclaimed sterotype from the Atheist Agenda and Campus Crusaders for Christ to the ROTC and the Association of Chinese Culture; there is definitely somewhere for everyone at UTSA.

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    I've been to a number of private universities labeled as "stellar institutions," but I have to give UTSA my approval. Don't be fooled by its label as a "public institution" with high acceptance rates. No SANE PERSON has ever said that a great education requires arrogant professors and failing grades. Yes, admittedly, UTSA has its arrogant professors, but they are avoidable (sometimes). UTSA becomes a second home, despite the laziness of its advisers and lackluster campus decorum. Teachers are reputable and the food is great (not much variety, though). The student body is heavily diverse; I see Indians, Asians, Hispanics, and Whites at every corner. Take it upon yourself to excel as English majors. Don't expect professors to carry you to the top. Choose your courses WISELY. This is the most important advice that I can give you. If you want to make the most out of your undergraduate career at UTSA, then choose the right professors to assist you in achieving your goals. There are amazing professors from Duke, UPenn, and Stanford that aren't condescending fools.

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  18. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    It has a lot of sports that you can be active.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    I have been here two years and have really just been in the engineering area of the school. I don't have to much input as to what stereotypes are out there about UTSA.

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  20. Describe the dorms.

    We only have one real "dorm" at UTSA. Chisholm Hall: it is one big open room that two people share with a private bathroom (no community restrooms). The other on campus housing options are on campus apartments. Laurel Village and Chaparral Village are fairly new and very nice housing options. Each person gets their own room and shares a restroom with one other person. There is also a very spacious common area with a refrigerator. Both of these places are in very close proximity to class. Lastly, University Oaks is an older on campus apartment. They have a full kitchen and alcohol is allowed if you are of age. It is a little further walk to class but it is still a nice option.

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  21. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    We have a Chili's on campus, a Burger King, Panda Express, Taco Cabana, Subway, Extreme Pita, Starbucks, Smoothie King and a cafeteria. So many yummy options!

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Student Body

Students

50%

female

50%

male

24,724

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,235

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

96%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

234

Student Organizations

13

Fraternities

8

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

12%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
54%
% White or Caucasian
25%

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.

84% of students attending The University of Texas at San Antonio receive some sort of financial aid. 45% were awarded federal grants. While 51% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$18,297

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$11,090

Room and Board

30,387

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,617
$30 - $48K
$10,707
$48 - $75K
$13,320
$75 - $110K
$16,880
$110K & UP
$18,597

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