UTEP

University of Texas - El Paso

500 W University Ave, El Paso, United States
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  • Total Documents
    171
  • Class Notes
    108
  • Textbook Notes
    31
  • Study Guides
    32
  • Currently Enrolled
    311
  • Previously Enrolled
    623

Overview of University of Texas - El Paso (UTEP)

About this school

University of Texas at El Paso, founded in 1913, is a public university. Its unique location on the Mexican border creates opportunities for inter-American educational and research collaborations among students, faculty, institutions and industries, especially in northern Mexico. Many programs have a border focus. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Science. Its 330-acre campus is located in El Paso.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:21,341
    • Men:9,960 Men (46.7%)
    • Women:11,381 Women (53.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (UTEP)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Texas at El Paso is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
500 West University Avenue
City, State, Zip
El Paso, TX 79968-0001
Phone
(915) 747-5890
Fax
(915) 747-5122
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
-
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
100% of 9,382 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 5,101 applicants were admitted
Men
100% of 4,281 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,811 (51%) of 9,382 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,475 (49%) of 5,101 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,336 (55%) of 4,281 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
11%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
460-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
6%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
34%
• Score 300 - 400
7%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
16-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (UTEP)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,651|Out-of-state: $21,396 (40.74%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,495 (50.56%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,632 (8.69%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Texas at El Paso accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 30
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003661
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,549 (89.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,021 (79.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
326 aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$11,631
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,612 aid recipients, average amount $9,469
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,224 aid recipients, average amount $4,434
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 249 aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
119 (4.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,222

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,305 (92.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,363 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
1,622 aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$11,820
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,500 aid recipients, average amount $7,873
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,592 aid recipients, average amount $6,330
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,623 aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
655 (4.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,229

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,938
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UTEP)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


780

Part-Time Faculty


547

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 10% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 68% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Texas at El Paso provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


13.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


31.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.0%

Programs & Majors (UTEP)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sculpture
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (75)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Writing

Campus Life (UTEP)

Location & Geography

Population


672,538

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


360 acres

Weather


Temperature
29.4 average low in January, 96.5 average high in September
Rain
49 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
El Paso
Nearest Train Station
El Paso

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
PayDirt Pete
School Colors
Orange, blue, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, skiing (downhill), soccer, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Texas at El Paso offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


14,025

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
21,341
Women
11,381
Men
9,960

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 2.6% Black/African-American
  • 88.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 6.3% White
  • 0.4% Unknown

International Students


5.9%

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


3,737

Student Resources (UTEP)

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