1. Education
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

University of Texas at El Paso - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

By

University of Texas at El Paso - UTEP

University of Texas at El Paso - UTEP

NeeDeeAhh! / Flickr

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.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 22,749 (19,217 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 66% Full-time

Scholarships for UTEP (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,214 (in-state); $17,814 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,160 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,924
  • Other Expenses: $3,822
  • Total Cost: $21,120 (in-state); $31,720 (out-of-state)

University of Texas at El Paso Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 78%
    • Loans: 43%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,631
    • Loans: $4,021

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Admnistration, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 28%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 11%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Texas at El Paso Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.utep.edu/aboututep/visionmissionandgoals.aspx

"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.

As a public university, UTEP is committed to providing access and opportunity to the people of the El Paso region and the State of Texas. UTEP’s mission of ensuring access is coupled with a commitment to excellence reflected in rigorous programs, which prepare students to make significant contributions to their professions, their communities and the world.

As a research/doctoral institution, UTEP fosters a climate of scholarly inquiry, with a special focus on applying innovative interdisciplinary approaches to explore and address major issues that confront the multicultural, U.S.-Mexico border region."

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.