University of Texas at El Paso Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

University of Texas El Paso, UTEP
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University of Texas at El Paso Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 100%, UTEP is accessible to all those who apply. Applicants will need to submit a completed application along with high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. For complete instructions, including important dates and deadlines, be sure to visit UTEP's website.

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Admissions Data (2016):

University of Texas at El Paso Description:

Serving the U.S.-Mexico border region, the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a public university that prides itself on providing access to higher education in its diverse corner of the country. UTEP is the only doctoral research-intensive university that has a predominately Mexican-American student body. The attractive campus is surrounded by mountains and features interesting architecture modeled after Bhutanese monasteries. In athletics, the UTEP Miners compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 23,922 (20,521 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 65% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,548 (in-state); $20,523 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,216 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,496
  • Other Expenses: $4,292
  • Total Cost: $22,552 (in-state); $35,527 (out-of-state)

University of Texas at El Paso Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 32%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,584
    • Loans: $4,395

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 15%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Texas at El Paso Mission Statement:

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"The University of Texas at El Paso is dedicated to the advancement of the El Paso region through education, creative and artistic production, and the generation, interpretation, application and dissemination of knowledge. UTEP embraces its role as an intellectual, cultural and socioeconomic asset to the region, offering programs to meet human resource needs and contribute to the quality of life."