University of Texas--Pan American

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1201 W. University Drive

Edinburg, TX 78539

Phone: (956) 665-8872
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Aug. 11
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#75 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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University of Texas--Pan American is a public institution that was founded in 1927. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,966, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 331 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Texas--Pan American's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 75. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,134 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,892 (2013-14).

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

The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) is the 10th largest university in the state and the 5th largest in the UT System. UTPA is second in the nation in the number of bachelor's degrees and fifth in the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanics. The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education lists UTPA among its Top 100 best U.S. colleges for Hispanics. UTPA has the only Physician Assistant Studies Program in Texas outside a medical school. Sixty percent of UTPA students who apply to medical schools are accepted as compared to the state average of 36 percent. Students enrolled in the Baylor pre-medical honors program at UTPA receive conditional admission to medical school and 85 percent are admitted upon graduation. Ninety five percent of students in the UTPA Law School Preparation Institute who have applied to law school have been accepted to at least one. UTPA educates the most Mexican American students in the nation. UTPA ranks 2nd among universities across the nation in the number of Hispanic health sciences graduates. Since 1998 more than 500 UTPA computer science and engineering graduates have been placed in permanent jobs with Fortune 500 companies.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1927
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $31,498,560


When applying to University of Texas--Pan American, it's important to note the application deadline is August 11. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 11. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.2 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 62.2%
Application deadline August 11
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 11

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Texas--Pan American is 22:1, and the school has 14.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Texas--Pan American include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 22:1
4-year graduation rate 18%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 15%
Health Professions and Related Programs 13%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 7%

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Student Life

University of Texas--Pan American has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,966, with a gender distribution of 44.7 percent male students and 55.3 percent female students. University of Texas--Pan American is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 19,302
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 NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

University of Texas--Pan American offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Texas--Pan American 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--Pan American, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Texas--Pan American.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Texas--Pan American, 79.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,621.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,134 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,892 (2013-14)
Room and board $5,720 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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