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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
UTEP is a public university located in El Paso, Texas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 14,025 undergraduate students. The UTEP acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 41% of students, UTEP alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,400.
About University of Texas - El Paso...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
500 W. University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968
Website
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University of Texas - El Paso Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$6,785/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,183/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.172 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.193 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.192 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,025Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,316
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 121 responses
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  • Diversity
    41%
  • Busy
    23%
  • Strong sense of school spirit
    12%
  • Not interested in campus life
    7%
  • Apathetic
    6%
  • Most students are to themselves
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.227 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.252 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 132 responses
Report
  • Comfortable
    36%
  • A good university
    20%
  • Okay
    11%
  • AMAZING
    9%
  • Warming
    7%
  • Trying too hard to be a good university.
    5%
  • All of the above
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.117 responses
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Several degree opportunities, diverse environment. Enjoying the learning experience along with my classmates. Great athletic program with a huge college campus. Professors are the best and work with students when juggling work, family, school, other adult activities. If I had to start over, UTEP would be my selection for the graduate degree program. Go miners!
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The school is located near downtown. There are many restaurants nearby. Also, there are bars and clubs nearby if you are interested in the night life! I am a freshman. So far, my instructors have taught well! A lot of work is required, but I'm sure that goes for any university. There are students of all ages. The parking is TERRIBLE. The school has purchased all parking anywhere near the school and parking permits are needed everywhere. I tried to buy a parking permit but there were no more available. So I was forced to walk a mile to classes, and even still had to pay at parking meters. I didn't mind the walk, but sometimes could not find parking. Another thing I didn't appreciate is that there are no places where I could pump my breast milk, since I am a breastfeeding momma. I always had to pump in restrooms which seemed unsanitary and quite frankly stinky at times. My adviser has been great! She is very helpful. I really do like the school, these were just a few concerns of mine.
My first official experience with the University of Texas at El Paso occurred during my New Student Orientation. I immediately fell in love with the campus, faculty and staff, and programs offered by the university. The campus captures El Paso's beauty around school and in their Chihuahuan Desert Garden, offered to its students and the public. The faculty and staff consistently display a dedication to its students by making sure the transition from high school to college is a smooth one. The University offers a number of programs within its 9 colleges dedicated to helping students strengthen their education. Aside from the academic excellence UTEP upholds, it also provides various resources to its students in order for everyone to have a positive college experience.