El Paso, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$17,814 ($7,214)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diveristy around The University of Texas at El Paso is very tolerate, and some people are very conservative while others are more liberal. in school everyone has their own thing going on around classes, if you belong to a certain organization nobody tells you anything. if you want to be part of a gay/lesbian organization people are very respectful over that. There are also religious groups who are more conservative. Over all diversity around campus is very good, people accept other people they way the are, of course we all face with daily challanges but at the end of the we all are one whole community fighting for the same reason.

4 College Junior

Diversity: People in my campus are very sweet and helpful, everyone accepts everyone, since we have a diversity of students, from economic background to sexual orientation.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone at UTEP is accepted the way they are, and don't have any problems with diversity.

2 College Student

Diversity: Mainly Hispanics and Mexicans from Juarez.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Most students here are hispanic, but we also have international students and out of state students who are all very welcome.

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Kristopher Rivera
Clint, TX
Multimedia Journalism
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Living on the border evokes a lot of differences among students. Diversity is huge, with students from both the United States and Mexico. The collaboration between these two different cultures can cause friction. However, a neutral standing point will often create friendships. Students should immerse themselves into a different world and enjoy a change from the normal routine now and then.

Students from other regions attend school, as well, although it's not a large quantity. Examples of different origins include France, Germany, South Africa, Brazil, and India. El Paso offers students many opportunities to grow and develop into something better. Communicating with individuals from other regions is not hard; everyone is open-minded. Foreign students come over to learn the American lifestyle, and being located on the border definitely offers a whole new perspective. This collaboration of different cultures is fun. Economic status does not create a big gap between students, nor does it create any conflict. A majority of the students comes from a middle-class home.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • Kansas
  • New Mexico
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 31%
20-21: 24%
22-24: 22%
25+: 22%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 7%
Hispanic: 28%
International: 8%
Native American: 1%
White: 56%
Unknown: 0%
Economic Status
Most students come from middle-class families. Economic statuses really don't cause any tension on campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 76 responses

  • 1% Libertarian
  • 25% Not sure
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 12% Conservative
  • 25% Moderate
  • 21% Liberal
  • 12% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 76 responses

  • 4% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 4% Conservative
  • 32% Moderate
  • 30% Not sure
  • 28% Liberal
  • 3% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 75 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 75 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 76 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 3% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 22% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 74% Very accepting.
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