500 W. University Avenue El Paso, TX 79968 915-747-5890
About University of Texas-El Paso
  • Year of Foundation 1913
  • Size of Campus 330 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 16,037
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 55% 45% 3%OUS
Application
  • App. Deadlines July 31
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $4,311 In state, $13,168 Out of state
  • Room and Board $4,185
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Enrollment No. 16,658
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a four-year state university, and is a component institution of the University of Texas System. Its campus is located on the bank of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas. The school was founded in 1914 as The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, and a mineshaft still exists on the mountainous, desert campus. It became Texas Western College in 1949, and The University of Texas at El Paso in 1967. In Fall 2011, enrollment was 22,640. UTEP is the largest university in the U.S. with a majority Mexican-American student population (about 75%). It is the only such university to be classified RU/H ("Research Universities (high research activity)") by the Carnegie Foundation.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Golden Key International, University Honors Council, Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 8
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, F. I. R. E. , Intervasity Christian Fellowship, Wesley Foundation/United Campus Ministry, Baptist Student Ministry, Abundant Living Campus Ministry
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Coalition, Chicano/a Pre-Law Society, Club Universitario Espanol, Estudiantes de Literatura y Creacion Literaria en Espanol, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. , Indian Students Association, International Student
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 6
  • Other general policies N/A
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Black History Month Activities, National Hispanic Awareness Month, Women's History Month, Minerpalooza, MinerFest, Homecoming, Sparks and Splash, Greek Week, International Food Fair
  • Number of students in fraternities 6
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest train El Paso (3)
  • Distance to nearest bus El Paso (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport El Paso (10)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Type of housing provided for students apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,042,847
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, older student, psychological
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Museums Centennial Museums
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 1,655,707
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, library
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 16,330
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 6,333
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 6,000
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 10%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis