The University of Texas at Tyler: Narrative Description

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3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799-0001
Tel: (903)566-7000; Admissions: (903)566-7195; Fax: (903)566-7068; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Texas System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 200-acre urban campus. Endowment: $39.2 million. Research spending 2002-03: $404,872. Educational spending 2002-03: $5010 per student. Total enrollment: 4,764. Faculty: 265 (178 full-time, 87 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,182 applied, 82% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter. Full-time: 2,670 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 927 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 48 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 34% 25 or older, 8% live on campus, 69% transferred in. Retention: 56% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; interdisciplinary studies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, 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.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2280 Full-time, $95 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7944 Full-time, $331 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $664 full-time, $27.67 per semester hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $3240. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Pre-Med/Pre-Dental Club, American Chemistry Society, Press Club, Latin Club. Major annual events: Patriot Days, New Student Orientation, TennisTournament. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 384 college housing spaces available; 284 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Robert Muntz Library with 136,402 books, 615,328 microform titles, 1,546 serials, 10,864 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $897,667. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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