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University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, TX

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 TypePublic
Undergraduate Students20,521
   Women10,915 (53.2%)
   Men9,606 (46.8%)
Graduate Students3,401


Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate100% of 8,684 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission Deadline 
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.23
SAT Math430-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical ReadingNot reported
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite17-22 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceNot available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,348
Out-of-state: $20,329
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met66%
Average Freshman Award$14,633
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes


El Paso Population672,538
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing Guarantee 
Students in College Housing 
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotPayDirt Pete


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
88.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
6.5% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students5.2% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning74.2%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.40 3.30 500 670 23
Low 2.50 2.50 500 670 21
High 3.88 4.00 500 670 25
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