The University of Texas at El Paso

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world rank  549

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University Overview

Established in 1914, The University of Texas at El Paso is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of El Paso (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Texas. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 106 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UTEP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UTEP
Founded 1914
Motto Scientia et Humanitas
Science and Humanities
Colours Orange and blue

University Location

Address 500 W. University Avenue
El Paso
79968-0691 Texas
United States
Tel +1 (915) 747 5000
Fax +1 (915) 747 5111

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Hispanic-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are required
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 500 West University Avenue
El Paso 79968
(915) 747 5890

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to The University of Texas at El Paso's Library
The University of Texas at El Paso's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 873,292 physical volumes, 141,972 physical media, 642,047 digital/electronic medium and 430 licensed digital/electronic databases. The University of Texas at El Paso's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
The University of Texas at El Paso provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 988 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1936


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Council for Public Health Education (CEPH)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education (CACREP)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Texas System (UT System)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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