The University of Texas at San Antonio: Narrative Description

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6900 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78249-0617
Tel: (210)458-4011
Free: 800-669-0919
Admissions: (210)458-4530
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Texas System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 600-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Antonio, Texas. Endowment: $30.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $12.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3801 per student. Total enrollment: 26,175. Faculty: 1,089 (594 full-time, 495 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 15,961 applied, 55% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 65% from top half. Full-time: 19,175 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 3,362 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 72 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 46% Hispanic, 6% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 29% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; biological/life sciences; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: 11/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3720 full-time, $124 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,460 full-time, $382 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1,552 full-time. College room and board: $5306. College room only: $3114.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. Option: coed housing available. UTSA Library plus 1 other with 622,333 books, 3 million microform titles, 10,484 serials, 33,464 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4.4 million. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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