University of Texas--Brownsville

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80 Fort Brown

Brownsville, TX 78520

Phone: (956) 882-8200
2012-2013 Tuition
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University of Texas--Brownsville is a public institution that was founded in 1926. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,547, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 496 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,488 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,614 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, serves more than 15,000 students in the Brownsville metropolitan area and broader South Texas region. We have been a member of The University of Texas System since 1991 and offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

The mission of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC) partnership is to provide accessible, affordable, post secondary education of high quality, to conduct research that expands knowledge and to present programs of workforce training and continuing education, public service and cultural value. The partnership combines the strengths of the community college and those of a university by increasing student access and eliminating inter-institutional barriers while fulfilling the distinctive responsibilities of each type of institution.

At UTB and TSC, we are committed to expanding knowledge through enhancing student success in all that we do through excellence and innovation in academics and research while providing accessible and affordable education.

The university's proximity to Mexico generates a multicultural educational environment that highlights unity, heritage and tradition. UTB and TSC are also proud members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, an organization that recognizes excellence in Hispanic higher education in the U.S. and around the world.

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education ranks UTB:
20th in the number of bachelor's degrees
47th in the number of master's degrees
Second in nation in mathematics degrees awarded to Hispanics
Average class size: 24 in lower division, 17 in upper division, and 9 in graduate
Total registered student organizations: 69
Awarded 2nd place in the President's Cup chess competition, the "Final Four of College Chess," in April 2010, 3rd in 2009 and 2011; and in 2007 named Chess College of the Year
Soccer and volleyball NAIA regional champions
Nationally recognized Department of Music, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music
Excellent pass rates on professional certifications:
97 percent for teacher certifications
100 percent for music-education certification
93 percent for associate degree nursing board examinations
93 percent for vocational nursing licensures
Home to the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy with access to the Arecibo Remote Command Center (linked to Puerto Rico)
Bahia Grande wetland estuary is just 30 minutes from campus
Biology department has access to El Cielo, a biosphere reserve with a unique ecosystem in Mexico
First Early Childhood Laboratory School to be accredited in South Texas and offer a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Home to the Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1926
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $14,931,896


When applying to University of Texas--Brownsville, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It has an an acceptance rate of 100 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 100.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Texas--Brownsville is 21:1, and the school has 50 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Texas--Brownsville include: Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Psychology, General; Biology, General; Business Administration, Management and Operations; and Health and Physical Education/Fitness. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 56.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 8%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 23%
Psychology, General 9%
Biology, General 7%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 7%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 5%

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Student Life

University of Texas--Brownsville has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,547, with a gender distribution of 42.5 percent male students and 57.5 percent female students. University of Texas--Brownsville is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 13,636
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

University of Texas--Brownsville offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Texas--Brownsville also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Texas--Brownsville, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Texas--Brownsville.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Texas--Brownsville, 79.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,268.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,488 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $14,614 (2012-13)
Room and board $6,602 (2012-13)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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