The University of Texas at El Paso

500 W. University Ave, El Paso, TX 79968-0691

About The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are full time students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate17,205
Student Age% Under 2562%
 % 25 and Over38%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time60%
 % Part-time40%
Race/Ethnicity% White10.4%
 % Black3.0%
 % Asian1.3%
 % Latino76.1%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown0.3%
 % International student9%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted99%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled44%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT81%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT20%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800500 / 800
 SAT Math410 / 800520 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite15 / 3621 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 Graduate Application Fee$45
 In-State Tuition & Fees$8,020
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$19,255
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid78%
 % Undergraduates with Loans34%
 % Undergraduates with Grants66%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,092
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,425
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,814
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,588
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,588
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,588

Neighborhood Data for the El Paso Area

Median Age32.4
Median Household Income$39,442
Total Population640,066
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.8% 52.2%
 Age 0-949.6%50.4%
 Age 10-1751.1%48.9%
 Age 18-2451.4%48.6%
 Age 25-2949.7%50.3%
 Age 30-3947.2%52.8%
Race/Ethnicity% White79.7%
 % Black3.2%
 % Asian1.2%
 % Latino80.2%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,425
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,814
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$556
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50058.8%45.3%18.9%
 $500 to $74924.2%44.5%0.0%
 $750 to $9997.4%8.5%25.1%
 Over $10009.6%1.6%7.1%
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