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The University of Texas at San Antonio


Founded by the Texas Legislature in 1969, UTSA was commissioned as a university of the first class. Today, UTSA is an emerging urban serving research institution with nearly 31,000 students, nine colleges and three campuses. 


UTSA offers 60 undergraduate areas of study that are spread across eight different colleges. Curated by an award-winning faculty, our diverse set of programs will prepare you for nearly any professional career or scholarly pursuit.

The university currently offers over 100 graduate programs across our 7 colleges: College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development, College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College for Health, Community & Policy, and College of Sciences.


The UTSA vision is to become a premier research institution. Our mission is to promote research as an academic enhancement for UTSA students, build the University’s reputation for research excellence, and reach out to industry and government to expand the research funding available. UTSA’s university research is making significant progress in meeting those goals.

Access to participation in university research is an important part of an excellent education, and UTSA plays a distinctive role among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate research. Some students have used their research at UTSA to lay the groundwork for entrepreneurship and to bring to market new inventions and patents.


The mission of the University Career Center is to assist students and alumni in identifying and developing the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

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University Ranking

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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

UTSA offers a variety of excellent on-campus housing options to meet every student's needs. UTSA owns and manages Alvarez Hall, Chaparral Village and Laurel Village. Campus Living Villages, a global student housing operator, owns and manages Chisholm Hall and University Oaks.

  • All utilities included
  • Computer labs
  • 24-hour desk service
  • Study rooms
  • WiFi
  • IPTV service
  • High speed internet
  • Free laundry facilities

Library services

The UTSA Libraries advance research and education, stimulate discovery and creativity, and engage and transform our diverse communities by providing distinctive expertise, high-quality information resources, inspirational spaces, and innovative and responsive services.

Medical services

UTSA Student Health Services is recognized as an essential support to empower students as informed health care consumers. As a medical and wellness resource, we are contributors to student success through quality care as well as health education focusing on personal health and literacy of the health care system.

Campus life

With 104 buildings on 600 acres, the Main Campus houses the Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Liberal and Fine Arts, Sciences, and Honors Colleges. In 2019, the Large-Scale Testing Laboratory is scheduled to open for engineering students. The new Science and Engineering Building is scheduled for completion in 2020. Public-private partnerships are providing opportunities for new housing and retail along UTSA Boulevard.

Sports facilities

The University of Texas at San Antonio Recreation Wellness Center is nearly 185,000 square feet of indoor recreation space and houses a wide variety of programs and facilities including: multi-use courts, a demonstration kitchen, massage studio, an aquatics center, racquetball courts, fitness areas, group exercise studios and locker/shower rooms.

Student clubs

With more than 400 student organizations on campus, students have plenty of opportunities to give back to the community, make friends and live the Rowdy life.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) 

Helotes, Texas, United States

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