Academics

Location
Edinburg, TX
Undergrads
12,359
Tuition (in-state)
$13,589 ($5,165)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I like the academic life. It is great to have people who want to help you. The professors like to see you stop by their office for help. At registration, it does not take long, only the line but they will give you an answer to your question. I wish they had more variety in physiology classes because in biology, their is more environmental classes,

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I am currently attending school for my degree in Biology minor in chemistry. At times it can be difficult but possible. The methods of studying should be Continued for each semester and time management plays an important role. I currently work with UTPA as a SA and chemistry stockroom personnel and the lack of hours do not help me get by. I would like the opportunity to do paid research or acquire a position that allows me to work openly for 30 hours a week within my degree. Because I am a transfer student, I will be attending school for one more year for my residency upper advance credit hours. This is a struggle because I just needed one more semester. I understand they want me to live the bronc life so as long as I don't pass the 180 hour mark I will be fine.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I really like the teaching strategies that most professors have here. most of them including some TAs of the labs provide you with study guides which is really helpful when it comes to studying for tests.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The dietetics program in our university is top ranking among many universities in the nation, it is challenging and very rewarding. We have one of the best programs because not only do students gather information and understanding of the major, but also get hands on experience throughout the program by shadowing a registered dietitian or working in food service.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Although I wouldn't say it has the Best academics, UTPA is an extremely good school. I am just biased towards it since it was not my first choice, and I grew up here.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 102nd
    Best Registration Process
  • 144th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 357th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 362nd
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 406th
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
22:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
631
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
48
Total FT Faculty
631
Faculty with Terminal Degree
82%
Average Faculty Salary
$64,680
Full-Time Retention Rate
75%
Part-Time Retention Rate
57%
Graduation Rate
39%
Programs/Majors Offered
80
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
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
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 3%
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration: 3%
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other: 5%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 61 responses

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Excellent
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 62 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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