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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
UT Permian Basin is a public university located in Odessa, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,014 undergraduate students. The UT Permian Basin acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 41% of students, UT Permian Basin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,700.
4901 E University
Odessa, TX 79762
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference

University of Texas - Permian Basin Rankings

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

UTPB Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1130
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$9,800/ 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
$7,945/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    30%
  • Online
    46%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,014Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,730
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Busy
    42%
  • Vibrant and hard worker
    33%
  • Eager
    22%
  • I am an online student.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.60 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Small and Reliable
    47%
  • Growing fast and gaining recognition
    36%
  • Dimand in the rough
    4%
  • Helpful, strong and prepared
    4%
  • Expansive
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Growing too fast
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a great school! I am an online student because of Covid but the staff is very helpful in helping me find ways to stay home and get my college education. When I have been to the campus every one was friendly and very helpful. They also have done a lot to keep their students safe during this pandemic but at the same time giving safe ways for students to get their college experiences. They are also giving ways for students like me who are online because of the pandemic to stay healthy mentally as they understand the pandemic can take a mental toll on people who have to be stuck inside. It definitely reassures me as a student to know how much the school cares about its students.
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For a small college, it's great! An actual person instead of a number to the school. See a little bit of everything on terms of diversity. Campus is very clean, dorms are well taken care of. Food's pretty good. Always something going on for the students to get involved and meet new people on campus instead of going somewhere off campus possibly risking their safety here in the West Texas oilfields as you see not so friendly environments.
The student support is very good and although I didn't appreciate it at the time, I miss the campus life. I received the Presidential Plus scholarship which covered most of my tuition and all of my housing, so I was able to live on campus. While I was there, they constructed the first traditional dorms for Freshman, which seemed to be above average quality and had a renovated dining hall. All upperclassmen dorms are apartment style, and even the least expensive dorms are 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, which gives you much more privacy than a typical college dorm. The faculty in the Criminology department were thought provoking and classes were genuinely educational. Although it is the most affordable in the UT system, that does not discount the value of the degree you will earn there.