The University of Texas at El Paso: Narrative Description

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500 West University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968-0001
Tel: (915)747-5000; 877-746-4636
Admissions: (915)747-5588
Fax: (915)747-5122
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State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: 360-acre urban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $13.6 million. Total enrollment: 18,918. Faculty: 949 (632 full-time, 317 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 4,141 applied, 99% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 10,938 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 4,654 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 67 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 75% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 26% 25 or older, 3% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT or ACT, PAA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/31.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3930 full-time, $131 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,210 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1134 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room only: $4095. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 428 college housing spaces available; 337 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. University Library with 961,247 books, 1.7 million microform titles, and 3,005 serials.

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