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4 College Freshman

Academics: Not all professors give a lot of homework, but almost everyone assigns quite a bit of reading. Not all of them take attendance either. They are mostly in touch with us via email, which is great, because if we don't have a chance to see them in their offic hours, they are just an email away.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Workload is quite too much yet some professors are great at lecturing.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is pretty demanding, but I like it because it is challenging and I know it will prepare me for life after graduation. The facilities are excellent, with lots of computer labs, study areas and sticky places to plug in laptops and other devices. Internship and job opportunities are readily available for the students that work hard to obtain them

4 College Freshman

Academics: Many of my classes are lectures which gives me time to go ahead in reading the material that will be presented throughout the week.

5 College Junior

Academics: Well, I am an international student and I would like to share that I am very happy to be here. Not just to be here, but studying here. Acquiring the necessary knowledge that I need for my future creates the nicest feeling. The programs, teachers, are nice and they offer the best. However, I am glad to find opportunities like this in order to get an scholarship because I need to pay a lot of money and I was not able to find opportunities like this in my education building.

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UTEP adds bricks to its towering academic structure with every opportunity the University provides students, building upon an already solid foundation. Science and engineering have been UTEP’s core. Currently, UTEP is constructing a new health sciences building, and a chemistry and computer science building is also in the works. Professors at the University are very open to communication with students. Many of the professors build good relationships with students that show dedication and interest in classes and studies. It is not unusual to see students walking with professors throughout campus. Professors also have a tendency to remember faces long after a couple of semesters.

The workload at UTEP is going to be determined by the student’s time management skills. Working students with a full schedule at school do face a challenge, though. However, with completion of assignments before due dates, there is only room for success. UTEP offers reasonable hours for courses, with both morning and evening classes available. Registering for them is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Most professors are open to letting in a few extra students if classes are at maximum capacity. Students are offered great opportunities; however, it is the responsibility of the student that will determine the outcome.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
21:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
678
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
288
Total FT Faculty
693
Average Faculty Salary
$70,266
Full-Time Retention Rate
72%
Part-Time Retention Rate
46%
Transfer-Out Rate
28%
Graduation Rate
38%
Programs/Majors Offered
130
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • 20 to 49 students: 54%
  • 50 or more students: 11%
  • Fewer than 20 students: 35%
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
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • School of Nursing
  • University College
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education: 2%
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other: 4%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative (work-study) program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
The online classes at UTEP are mainly aimed at non-traditional students who don't have the time to attend face-to-face classes.
Best Places to Study
UTEP Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Be moderate when it comes to going out, friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, work, etc. Do not lose focus on school.
  • Get to know your professors throughout the semester. Visit during office hours and put a face to your name. This will give you better odds of doing well in the class.
  • Time management is crucial if you want to succeed. Make studying a daily habit.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 82 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 29% Daniel Olivas
  • 21% Claudia Yvette Rodriguez, Ezra Cappell
  • 14% Andrea Romero
  • 7% Richard Romero
  • 7% Ruben Salazar
  • 7% Alfredo Corchado
  • 7% Sam Donaldson
  • 7% Mike Loya

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 87 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 20 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 18 responses

  • 22% This was my dream school.
  • 44% This was one of my top choices.
  • 33% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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