The University of Texas at Brownsville: Narrative Description

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80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520-4991
Tel: (956)544-8200
Admissions: (956)544-8295
Fax: (956)544-8832
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State-supported, upper-level, coed. Part of University of Texas System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 380-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 11,560. Faculty: 633 (336 full-time, 297 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,601 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 5,256 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 5,427 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 18 other countries, 0.2% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 91% Hispanic, 0.2% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 35% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time entering class returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2064 full-time, $86 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8256 full-time, $344 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $741 full-time, $22 per credit hour part-time, $107 per term part-time. College room only: $2300.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 65 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 4% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Programming Board, Criminal Justice Club, Gorgas Science Club, Club Cultural Latinoamericano. Major annual events: Scorpion Rush (club/organization recruitment day), La Posadea and Pastorela (cultural event), Bouganvillea Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 230 college housing spaces available; 144 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Arnulfo L. Oliveira Library with 174,660 books, 710,820 microform titles, 4,447 serials, 1,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 650 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus.

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