University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Are you interested in attending the University of Texas at San Antonio? They accept more than three-quarters of all applicants. See more about their admissions requirements.

About UTSA

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), is a large public university whose main campus occupies 725 acres on the northern edge of San Antonio, Texas. Undergraduates can choose from 63 bachelor's degree programs. Popular majors span a wide range of fields in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and profession areas.

The university has a diverse student population, and the school wins high marks for the number of degrees it awards to Hispanic students. Established in 1969, UTSA has grown significantly in its short history and the campus has undergone extensive construction, renovation, and expansion in recent years. On the athletic front, the UTSA Roadrunners compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA. The school fields 17 Division I teams.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 28,959 (24,724 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50 percent male / 50 percent female
  • 82 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,700 (in-state); $18,297 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,090
  • Other Expenses: $2,582
  • Total Cost: $22,372 (in-state); $32,969 (out-of-state)

University of Texas at San Antonio Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 67 percent
    • Loans: 52 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,358
    • Loans: $6,044

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 33 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 35 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field

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University of Texas at San Antonio Mission Statement

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"The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development–for Texas, the nation and the world."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics