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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 21,427
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $8,961 PER YR.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $24,324 PER YR*
Yearly Room and Board $5,001-$7,000
% of Students on Financial Aid 72.3
Median SAT/ACT 932.6/19.9 (MEAN)
% of African American Students 2.6
% of Asian American Students 1
% of Hispanic Students 81.4
% of International Students 6.34
Student/Teacher Ratio 19:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 799
% of Male/% of Female Students 45.6/54.4
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 9.1
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 51
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 80
% of Freshmen Who Return 75.4
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School N/A

* Tuition based on 15-hour semester

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 Heather Wilson assumed the campus’s highest leadership office in August 2019. She was previously secretary of the U.S. Air Force and has also served as a university president in South Dakota and as a member of Congress representing New Mexico.
  • UTEP’s award-winning, sustainably designed campus landscaping and unique Bhutanese architecture create an energizing and tranquil oasis in the bustling El Paso-Juárez metroplex.

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 72 bachelor’s degrees, 72 master's degrees, and 22 doctoral degrees. It is a top tier doctoral research university with a majority Mexican-American student population, including many first-generation college students. Rigorous programs and research opportunities help prepare students to make significant contributions to their professions, their communities, and the world.   UTEP is designated as a Very High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Research opportunities at UTEP start at the undergraduate level with the Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives. Key areas of study include biomedical sciences and engineering, energy and environment, global enterprise and border studies, national defense and border security, and education.

The campus also provides students with opportunities ranging from civic engagement to study abroad and student employment. These experiences increase confidence, enhance personal and professional skills, and equip students with a competitive advantage when they graduate and enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree.

Students participate in more than two hundred student organizations, while the Student Engagement and Leadership Center provides co-curricular and service opportunities.

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