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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 21,431
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $7,651 PER SEM.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $21,296 PER SEM.*
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 73
Median SAT/ACT 983/19
% of African American Students 2.5
% of Asian American Students 0.7
% of Hispanic Students 83.5
% of International Students 5.8
Student/Teacher Ratio 20:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 767
% of Male/% of Female Students 46.7/53.3
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 9.1
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 50
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 81
% of Freshmen Who Return 74.2
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 9.9

University of Texas at El Paso

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










Points of Distinction

  • 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 U.S. research university. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2016 and among the top 50 world leaders by Forbes magazine in 2017.
  • UTEP athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level in Conference USA. UTEP has earned 21 national championship titles, including the state’s only Division I men’s basketball title.

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 73 areas of study, master's degrees in 75, and doctoral degrees in 22. Its nearly 24,000 students reflect the demographics of the region from which they come – 80 percent are Hispanic – and 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.   In fall 2017, UTEP enrolled its first class in the new School of Pharmacy. The school takes an innovative approach to pharmacy education, providing a community-based program that will fill the need for bilingual, bicultural pharmacists.   Research opportunities at UTEP start at the undergraduate level with the Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives (COURI). Key research areas include biomedical sciences and engineering, energy and environment, global enterprise and border studies, national defense and border security, and education.   Students participate in more than 200 student organizations, while the Student Engagement and Leadership Center provides extracurricular and service opportunities.

* Tuition based on 15-hour semester

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