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The University of Texas at San Antonio

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The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is fast emerging as a Tier One University with some of the finest research facilities in the state of Texas. The University of Texas at San Antonio was founded in 1969 by Texas Legislature and the first classes were held at the Koger Center. In 1973, construction began for the main campus of the university on an area of 600 acres. Over the years many buildings were constructed and more colleges were set up.

Currently, the University of Texas at San Antonio has a total enrollment of 29,000 students and comprises 8 colleges namely: College of Architecture, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development, College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences, College of Public Policy, and the Honors College. There are three campuses of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Main Campus, Downtown Campus, and the Hemisfair Park Campus.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for awarding baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees.


The University of Texas at San Antonio offers more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Undergraduate Degrees

The undergraduate degree programs offered at the University of Texas at San Antonio include: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Public Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, and Bachelor of Music degree programs. The Bachelor of Arts degree program is available in different areas of study such as Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Art, English, Art History and Criticism, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Chemistry. The students opting for the Bachelor of Science degree program can specialize in areas such as Health, Kinesiology, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Geology, Physics, and Environmental Science.

Graduate and Doctoral Degree Programs

The graduate degree programs offered at the University of Texas at San Antonio include: Master of Arts, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Public Administration. The University of Texas at San Antonio also offers the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.). degree programs.

Most Popular Fields of Study


To seek admission in the University of Texas at San Antonio, students are required to submit the ApplyTexas Application for admission to four-year institutions. First time freshman admissions require submission of the admission application form, official high school transcripts, and ACT/SAT test scores.

Admissions are primarily granted on the basis of academic performance, educational preparation, standardized test scores, and high school coursework.

International Applicants

International students are required to submit the application form, original secondary school transcripts/national exam score report, and certificates/provisional diplomas evaluated by Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA)/NACES. They are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL/IELTS scores. They can also submit their ACT/SAT scores (if available).

Financial Aid

The University of Texas at San Antonio provides financial aid to students to help them meet their educational expenses. It must be noted that financial aid is only awarded to high school graduates. Different financial aid programs available for the students are: grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and student loans.

Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

The need-based grant options include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG), TEXAS Excellence Grant (TEXAS), and UTSA Grant. Students can avail various loan options such as Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Parent PLUS Loan, and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Students can apply for work-study programs wherein they can seek in-campus and off-campus work-study positions, subject to a maximum of 19 hours per week during academic session. The merit-based awards include Berwin, Celia Memorial Scholarship, Crawford, Eloise Academic Scholarship, Indian Student Association Scholarship, Port of San Antonio Scholarship, Steves Family Scholarship, and Admissions Rising Roadrunner Scholarship.


To apply for financial aid from the University of Texas at San Antonio, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible for financial aid, students must be U.S citizens or eligible non-citizens. The University of Texas at San Antonio recommends a priority deadline of March 15 to apply for the financial aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4001st for the average student loan amount.
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The University of Texas at San Antonio believes in the philosophy that learning occurs both within and outside the classrooms and provides numerous opportunities to the students to explore their potential. There are more than 250 student organizations on campus. Numerous activities and campus festivals are organized by the student leaders throughout the year. The Student Government Association represents the voice of the students in campus affairs. Different types of counseling services such as individual counseling, psychotherapy, relationship, and group counseling and guidance are made available for the students. The Career Center provides valuable career-related and job search advice to the students. There is a Child Development Center that provides child care services for the children of the students, staff, and faculty of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The libraries at the campus maintain a huge collection of books, articles, movies, periodicals, and journals that enhance the educational experience of the students. The campus bookstore stocks new and used books, apparel, accessories, school and office supplies, software, and computer peripherals.

On-Campus Housing and Dining Facilities

The University of Texas at San Antonio provides on-campus housing options to the students. The housing choices include the Chaparral Village and Laurel Village complexes offering apartment-style living. These apartments have two to four bedrooms with a living room and a kitchenette. Other housing options include the Chisholm Hall and University Oaks residence halls.

There are a number of on-campus restaurants such as Subway, Chilis Too, Chick-fil-A, Taco Cabana, Burger King, Roadrunner Café, Einstein Bros Bagels, and Extreme Pita.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The University of Texas at San Antonio is an NCAA Division I school and is a member of the Southland (West Division) Conference. The university has a rich legacy of winning 40 NCAA championships since 1981. The college athletic teams are known as the Roadrunners. The athletic mascot is Rowdy, the Roadrunner. The team colors are orange, navy blue, and white. The men’s sports include baseball, football, cross country, basketball, golf, track and field, and tennis. The women’s sports include basketball, golf, track and field, cross country, tennis, softball, soccer, and volleyball.

The athletic facilities available for the students of University of Texas at San Antonio include Alamodome, UTSA Recreational Sports Complex, Convocation Center, Roadrunner Field, Wolff Stadium, and Briggs Ranch Golf Club.


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Ranks 55th in Texas and 1356th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Texas and 134th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 6 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.01
Robbery 3 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 14 0.05
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 3 0.01
Arrest 145 0.47

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 4,672 0.34
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 89 0.01
Forcible Rape 492 0.04
Robbery 1,785 0.13
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 15,334 1.13
Larceny 59,641 4.40
Vehicle theft 5,893 0.43

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near San Antonio, TX 78249-1644
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population34,190 (33,995 urban / 195 rural)
Households12,220 (2.75 people per house)
Median Household Income$58,101
Families8,899 (3.19 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (high research activity)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral (no medical/veterinary)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4820

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1367th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,786 $4,786 $13,360
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,671 $2,671 $2,671
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $199 $199 $557
FT Graduate Tuition $4,671 $4,671 $17,415
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,925 $1,925 $1,925
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $260 $260 $968
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $20,598 $20,598 $29,172
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,476 $22,476 $31,050
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,913 $11,913 $20,487

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $7,042 $7,389 $7,042 $7,389 $14,554 $15,813
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $9,271 $9,482
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,660 $2,470
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,487 $8,235
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,460 $4,560
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,420(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$60
Graduate Application Fee$45
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 15,239 (7,322 male / 7,917 female)
Admitted 11,165 (5,410 male / 5,755 female)
Admission rate 73%
First-time Enrollment 4,493 (2,299 male / 2,194 female)
FT Enrollment 4,465 (2,281 male / 2,184 female)
PT Enrollment 28 (18 male / 10 female)
Total Enrollment28,623

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Conference USA
NCAA Basketball Conference Conference USA
NCAA Baseball Conference Conference USA
NCAA Track & Field Conference Conference USA

ACT Test Admission

794th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 38%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 24
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 26
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25

SAT Test Admission

608th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 80%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 570
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 490 / 590
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 940 / 1160

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity4,263
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$6,291
Board Fee$3,126

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 576th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $83,444 ($89,845 male / $58,117 female)
Number of FT Faculty 742 (476 male / 266 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,274
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $22,922,001

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