Academics

Location
El Paso, TX
Undergrads
12,681
Tuition (in-state)
$17,814 ($7,214)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Junior

Academics: Environmental Science program isn't fantastic, and the program needs to be updated.

3 College Junior

Academics: Workload isn't terrible, but it typically mirrors how much you learn in a class.

5 College Junior

Academics: My major is multimedia Journalism and i can say that the course work is great, the workload isnt a problem, the only thing that isnt so attractive is the scholarship program doesnt seem to offer many scholarships at all for the Liberal Arts department.

3 College Junior

Academics: People like to study literally anywhere. the campus is beautiful and el paso is a sunny city so you often see people outside on the lawn laid out having picnics, while studying. tanning while studying. it actually looks like a movie scene in a cliche' film about college students. thats one thing i love about this school.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I feel that the College of Science is excellent with the professors mostly being involved with success of students and allowing opportunities in science.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 90th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 198th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 608th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 806th
    Best Course Variety
  • 822nd
    Most Flexible Curriculums

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristopher Rivera
Hometown
Clint, TX
Major
Multimedia Journalism
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UTEP adds bricks to its towering academic structure with every opportunity the University provides students, building upon an already solid foundation. Science and engineering have been UTEP’s core. Currently, UTEP is constructing a new health sciences building, and a chemistry and computer science building is also in the works. Professors at the University are very open to communication with students. Many of the professors build good relationships with students that show dedication and interest in classes and studies. It is not unusual to see students walking with professors throughout campus. Professors also have a tendency to remember faces long after a couple of semesters.

The workload at UTEP is going to be determined by the student’s time management skills. Working students with a full schedule at school do face a challenge, though. However, with completion of assignments before due dates, there is only room for success. UTEP offers reasonable hours for courses, with both morning and evening classes available. Registering for them is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Most professors are open to letting in a few extra students if classes are at maximum capacity. Students are offered great opportunities; however, it is the responsibility of the student that will determine the outcome.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
21:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
678
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
288
Total FT Faculty
693
Average Faculty Salary
$70,266
Full-Time Retention Rate
72%
Part-Time Retention Rate
46%
Transfer-Out Rate
28%
Graduation Rate
38%
Programs/Majors Offered
130
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • 20 to 49 students: 54%
  • 50 or more students: 11%
  • Fewer than 20 students: 35%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • School of Nursing
  • University College
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education: 2%
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other: 4%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative (work-study) program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
The online classes at UTEP are mainly aimed at non-traditional students who don't have the time to attend face-to-face classes.
Best Places to Study
UTEP Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Be moderate when it comes to going out, friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, work, etc. Do not lose focus on school.
  • Get to know your professors throughout the semester. Visit during office hours and put a face to your name. This will give you better odds of doing well in the class.
  • Time management is crucial if you want to succeed. Make studying a daily habit.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 81 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 86 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 27% Claudia Yvette Rodriguez, Ezra Cappell
  • 18% Andrea Romero
  • 18% Daniel Olivas
  • 9% Richard Romero
  • 9% Ruben Salazar
  • 9% Alfredo Corchado
  • 9% Sam Donaldson

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