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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 21,464
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $7,998 PER SEM.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $21,429 PER SEM.*
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 74.51
Median SAT/ACT 946/19.8 (MEAN)
% of African American Students 2.58
% of Asian American Students 0.04
% of Hispanic Students 80.2
% of International Students 7.13
Student/Teacher Ratio 20:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 781
% of Male/% of Female Students 46/54
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 12.7
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 50
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 81
% of Freshmen Who Return 73
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 3

*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

  • A study by the Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP no. 1 for performing well in both research and social mobility.
  • Department of Education data show that UTEP’s out-of-pocket cost is among the lowest of any national research university in the country.
  • At 30 years, 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 Fortune magazine in 2017.

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 74 bachelor’s degrees, 74 master's degrees and 22 doctoral degrees. It is a doctoral/research university with a majority Mexican-American student population, including many first-generation college students. With nearly $95 million in annual research spending, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic.   The UTEP Edge is a campus culture that includes innovative strategies to ensure students are well prepared to enter graduate school or the workplace. Ranging from undergraduate research and 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.

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 250 student organizations, while the Student Engagement and Leadership Center provides co-curricular and service opportunities.

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