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

Parking: It's the closest parking area relatively speaking, since they are trying to make UTEP a "walking campus" meaning no parking spaces inside the campus whats so ever, but the pricing is ridiculously high, and I heard the price will be even higher next semester and that is just ridiculous to me. Everyone is always driving way too fast in there I'm surprised there hasn't been any crashes or people ran over yet.

3 College Freshman

Parking: The prices aren't bad. The remote parking says it all in the name though, since the shuttle system forces students to use it.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Because of construction, you can't get anywhere

3 College Junior

Parking: During the morning to find a parking is very hard. After 2:00 PM is probably to find a parking, but it takes time searching for one .

3 College Freshman

Parking: I park in a really far parking garage and I walk about 7 minutes to get on campus and like 15 to get to class.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 944th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 1231st
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1313rd
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristopher Rivera
Clint, TX
Multimedia Journalism
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Parking has been a problem in the past couple of years, but UTEP recently built two parking garages that have calmed the rage of students angered by the scarce number of spots.

Plenty of parking is now available to students. Parking areas are dispersed around campus to accommodate students, depending on which section of campus students have their classes. Campus police keep a close eye on students who fail to provide a permit for a parking section. A $30 fee is charged to students who park in a parking lot with the wrong permit. Permits are sold according to the different zones of parking requested by students.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired parking meter: $10
  • Displaying expired decal: $15
  • Parking permit not properly affixed to windshield: $15
  • Reckless driving and/or racing: $25
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Los Angeles and California intersection
  • Sun Bowl Drive near the campus police station
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Schuster and Hawthorne street near the Academic Service Building
Getting a Parking Permit
Students can purchase permits either online, with Financial Aid, or later at SBS.
Parking Services
Parking and Transportation Services
Academic Services Building, Room 122
(915) 747-5724

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 95 responses

  • 19% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 12% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 17% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 44% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 3% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 88 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 75% The Parking Garage near the bookstore.
  • 25% Sun Bowl Drive near the campus police station
  • 0% Los Angeles and California intersection

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 88% Anywhere where there is free parking
  • 12% The most available campus parking is far...far.
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