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University of Texas El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is forging dramatic new directions in higher education. UTEP has become a national model for creating and successfully executing highly competitive academic and research programs while maintaining a deep commitment to serving a 21st century student demographic. 

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About

History

UTEP officially opened in the fall of 1914 and is the second oldest institution in The University of Texas System (www.utsystem.edu). It is a Carnegie high-research-activity, urban university that enrolls more than 25,000 students. It serves its primary constituency — residents of far west Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Mexico.

Education

UTEP offers a broad array of degree programs – 72 bachelor’s, 73 master’s and 20 doctoral degrees taught by outstanding faculty who have been recognized for their commitment to student success.

Research

UTEP’s research achievements draw on such traditional areas of strength as science and engineering, as well as a broad range of programs and interdisciplinary research centers that have evolved with UTEP’s growth and development, including:

  • Border Biomedical Research Center
  • Center for the Advancement of Space Safety and Mission Assurance Research
  • Center for Environmental Resource Management
  • Center for Inland Desalination Systems
  • Center for Inter-American and Border Studies
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Health Research and Evaluation
  • Center for Law and Human Behavior
  • Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research

Career

Explore the many opportunities for on-campus employment, internships and professional jobs. There are more than 2,300 students working on campus. UTEP students have secured more than 700 internship positions in El Paso and across the country. Get started today!

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
701
2018
-
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
799 81
2019
880 27
2018
907
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
801 -200
2019
601
2018
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

The Office of International Programs primarily assists UTEP international students, scholars, and dependent family members to maintain their non-immigrant statuses. We comply with federal regulations for mandatory record-keeping and reporting to federal agencies on behalf of UTEP. We provide high-quality immigration advising and services, and coordinate with university partners to assist international students and scholars in pursuing academic goals.

Housing services

The Department of Residence Life provides apartment-style residence halls with several floor plans, from cozy efficiencies to two- and four-bedroom units. There are also community spaces with room for studying, recreation, private mailboxes and administrative offices. All residence halls at UTEP are co-educational and ADA compliant rooms are available.

Library services

The present Library opened October 12, 1984. It features a unique Bhutanese architecture, as do many of the buildings on campus. The light and airy atrium of the Library houses one of the University's collection of tapestries sewn by Buddhist monks in Thimphu, the Bhutanese capitol. The Library building is 275,000 square feet, with six floors and a book capacity of 1.2 million volumes.

Student Life

Campus life

Its easy and fun to become involved on the UTEP campus. Students can participate in student government, clubs, organizations, leadership positions, art, community service and study abroad. Weve got the links below for you to get started on becoming part of the larger UTEP community and family.Students can find a variety of live entertainment and enrichment activities at UTEP. From rock concerts to dinner theater productions, there are events throughout the year.

Sports facilities

With 12 collegiate sports, UTEP offers students many chances to cheer on student athletes throughout the year. Fitness opportunities abound, as students can also take advantage of our recreation center, intramurals, sport clubs and state-of-the-art facilities.

Accreditation

The University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level degrees.

UTEP offers the only AACSB Accredited business programs in the El Paso border region.

El Paso, Texas, United States

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