All Next

By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 20,521
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) 240
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) 672
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 73
Median SAT/ACT 970/21
% of African American Students 2.5
% of Asian American Students 0.9
% of Hispanic Students 83.3
% of International Students 5.4
Student/Teacher Ratio 19.7:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 743
% of Male/% of Female Students 47/53
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 8
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 13.8
% of Students Who Graduate Overall N/A
% of Freshmen Who Return 71.9
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 32

University of Texas at El Paso

Team Name:



500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX 79968










Points of Distinction

  • UTEP athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level in Conference USA. UTEP has earned 21 national championship titles, including 20 in cross-country and track and field.
  • Department of Education data show that UTEP’s out-of-pocket cost is among the lowest of any national research university in the country.
  • UTEP President Diana Natalicio is the longest-serving president of a research university in the country. In 2016, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazi
  • ne.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is at the heart of the U.S.–Mexico border.

UTEP offers bachelor’s degrees in 72 areas of study, master's degrees in 73, and doctoral degrees in 21. Its nearly 23,500 students include many first-generation college students. With more than $90 million in annual research spending, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic.

UTEP celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2014 with a series of construction projects that boosted its research and academic infrastructure, all in keeping with its distinct Bhutanese architecture. Centennial Plaza, a pedestrian green space in the heart of campus, opened in 2015 and has been recognized internationally for its sustainable design.

Research opportunities at UTEP start at the undergraduate level with the Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives (COURI). Key research areas include vaccine development, advanced 3-D printing techniques, the neurochemistry of drug addiction, and water desalination, among many others.

Students participate in more than 200 registered student organizations, while the Office of Student Life provides extracurricular and service opportunities that engage students and promote an active campus life.

Picture of college