University of Texas - El Paso

2,320 reviews
  1. El Paso, TX
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
University of Texas - El Paso is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
500 W. University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
810-1030
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$5,607/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,130/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,191/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,759/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,546/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,012/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.172 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.170 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.169 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,106Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    47%
  • Busy
    23%
  • Strong sense of school spirit
    12%
  • Apathetic
    7%
  • Not interested in campus life
    6%
  • Most students are to themselves
    3%
  • Lazy
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.204 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.229 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • Comfortable
    39%
  • A good university
    15%
  • Okay
    12%
  • AMAZING
    10%
  • Warming
    8%
  • Trying too hard to be a good university.
    6%
  • All of the above
    5%

After University of Texas - El Paso

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.117 responses

Reviews

2,320 reviews
  • Excellent
    314
  • Very Good
    867
  • Average
    935
  • Poor
    144
  • Terrible
    60
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