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Study at The University of Texas At El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso, or UTEP, is a public, coeducational university located on the northern bank of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas. It was established in 1914 as The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. UTEP is a member of the University of Texas System and the largest university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student population. UTEP is subdivided into several colleges through which it offers more than 80 bachelor degrees, over 70 master degrees, and more than 12 doctoral degrees. The colleges are:
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • University College
The athletic teams of UTEP are nicknamed the Miners. Their official mascot is called the Paydirt Pete.

Profile of The University of Texas At El PasoUTEP is located in a large city, in El Paso, TX. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at UTEP top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study mathematics, engineering, and liberal arts.

UTEP Selectivity

The admissions department at UTEP does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 380 to 500 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 520 or higher on the math SAT.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 20, 154 students (15, 259 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at UTEP.

Student Life
The school has a large share of part-time students. Students sports include formal participation in Conference USA competitions. UTEP Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts936interdisciplinary studies, history, political science, comparative literature, Spanish language, creative writing, sociology, linguistics, . . .
Business and Management490business management, accounting, marketing, finance, MIS, business, managerial economics, operations management
Engineering320electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, metallurgical engineering, materials engineering, environmental engineering, manufacturing engineering
Education and Teaching283curriculum and instruction, educational administration, school Counselling, special ed, reading teaching, English teaching, health teaching, art education, . . .
Science219biology, microbiology, chemistry, geology, physics, bioinformatics, pathology, geophysics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine173registered nursing, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nursing administration
Media135mass communication, public relations, advertising, journalism, communication studies
Therapy and Counselling115psychology, physical therapy, experimental psychology, medical psychology, clinical psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy97health and physical education, occupational therapy
Security and Law Enforcement86criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering74computer and info science, information science, computer engineering, computer science
Medical Support and Technology72health service and sciences, clinical lab tech, audiology and speech pathology
Mathematics68mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics
Family and Social Work54social work, public administration
Music25music, music performance, voice
Design17graphic design
Fine Arts16painting, sculpture, metal and jewelry, ceramics
Art Studies15art studies
Drama and Performing Arts14drama, dance
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental science
Photography and Commercial Art1drawing
Contact: UTEPThe University of Texas At El Paso

500 W. University Ave

El Paso, TX 79968-0691

General Phone: (915) 747-5000


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