Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB
University of Texas - El Paso is ...
NCAA Division I-A
High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.172 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.170 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.169 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities279Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies227Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science151Graduates
- Business Administration and Management103Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering103Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.204 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.229 responses
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After University of Texas - El Paso
- Very Good867
UTEP is known for Engineering, so I'm definitely proud to be attending a university with such an illustrious reputation. In addition, we were also voted one of the best universities next to big names like Harvard putting UTEP at the forefront of offering the best college experience available. Being a music major, we are lucky to have such respected and accomplished world class musicians teaching us. Our facilities including the recording studio are top notch and we have more than enough practice rooms to support our rigorous practice regiments. The college of music is conducive to cultivating extremely talented and capable professionals for the real world and the same goes for the rest of the colleges of UTEP. Just look at their statistics! As far as other facilities are concerned, I'm really only familiar with the Undergraduate Learning Center, the Main Library, and the Union, all 3 of which are excellent places for students. The UGLC houses most of the classes that incoming freshmen will be taking, so expect to spend some time in this well furnished and air-conditioned building. The Main Library has access to everything and anything you'll need to do research, write papers or just hangout with friends until your next class. And there is a most formidable coffee shop located inside to help get you started on any of those activities. As for the Union, the most important thing about it, is that it houses food. There is a good variety of food to choose from including, sushi, pizza, and wings. Other than that, there are pool tables to keep you busy or free wi-fi to keep you connected as you surf youtube and enjoy lunch. The campus life and social scene at UTEP are excellent with tons of new people to meet from all over the world. Most people are really friendly and there are always activities to engage in. I believe there is a campus life bulletin to refer to so whenever you're looking for something fun to do, look no further.
- College Junior
- May 29 2013
If I could do it all over again, I would definitely choose this school. My first year has been great! The teachers were so helpful and wanted me to succeed. I struggled in some of my courses, but the fact that the professors saw that I (along with other people) needed help, they reached out and offered opportunities for us. Other than that, the people and services on campus are terrific and every building is easy to reach. The only thing that I would complain about are the food services. I wish that there were more healthy options, because it was hard to find.
- College Sophomore
- July 17 2015
I have lived on campus in both complexes available. The pros: every apartment has its own kitchen all but the efficiency apts. are fairly spacious. Generally felt quite secure. On site laundry. Frequent events hosted by the residence life people and they usually have food. I lived in Miner heights the first year it was open and that was great because it was clean and with all new furniture. It is cheap if you are only considering what you only pay, but when you consider what they are getting for each unit when it is full, there are cheaper options for housing close by especially if you are ok with room mates.The Cons: after switching to miner village and having visited miner heights again after that you could tell there was a lot of wear and tear. Occasionally due to construction or maintenance issues we did not have access to hot water for several days. One time there was a leak in my bathroom ceiling and it took a couple weeks for it to be fully repaired. The two times I had any real trouble at the dorms I sent an email to the Director, Dr. Charlie Gibbens and he took care of the problem immediately and maintained contact with me throughout the situation to make sure it was taken care of. Once he even came back to the apts. at like 10pm when my door knob broke and the RLA couldn't fix it!
- Recent Alumnus
- Feb 27 2015