University of Texas--San Antonio

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1 UTSA Circle

San Antonio, TX 78249

Phone: (210) 458-4011
2013-2014 Tuition
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Jun. 1
application deadline

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University of Texas--San Antonio is a public institution that was founded in 1969. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,979, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 725 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Texas--San Antonio's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,737 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,454 (2013-14).

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

UTSA's mission, vision, and core values statements reflect the purpose of our institution (Mission), what we aspire to be (Vision), and the guiding principles that we will use to reach our goals (Core Values).

Mission Statement
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.

Vision Statement
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

Core Values
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration, and innovation are fostered.

UTSA's core values reflect how we have pursued our plan as well as how we will fulfill our mission and realize our vision. Each value reflects rich, shared meaning:

Integrity: adhering to a standard of core values at UTSA and ensuring that one acts in a fair and ethical fashion.

Excellence: commitment to delivering consistently high-quality service, teaching, and research through superior performance.

Inclusiveness: fostering diversity and providing access to educational and socioeconomic opportunities for all - regardless of individual backgrounds and philosophies.

Respect: treating others with civility and openness, recognizing the dignity inherent in each individual.

Collaboration: working with others toward common goals while valuing teamwork, participation, and commitment to public service.

Innovation: encouraging ingenuity, creativity, and discovery.

UTSA is rapidly becoming a research university that continues to provide a high degree of accessibility to underserved populations, especially those of multicultural San Antonio. It has no ethnic majority but the majority of the students are in the first generation of their families to attend college. The university provides an academically supportive environment in which these first generation undergraduate students learn to do research and prepare for graduate and professional education. With over 30,000 students enrolled in over 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UTSA is one of the largest components in The University of Texas System and has been one of the state's fastest-growing public universities for much of the last decade.

The university's three campuses provide access and opportunity for large numbers of historically underserved students. More than 55 percent of UTSA's students come from groups underrepresented in higher education. Many students are the first in their families to attend a college or university.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1969
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $89,521,183


When applying to University of Texas--San Antonio, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at University of Texas--San Antonio is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 73.3%
Application deadline June 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Texas--San Antonio is 23:1, and the school has 18.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Texas--San Antonio include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 23:1
4-year graduation rate 9%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 23%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 10%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9%
Psychology 8%
Social Sciences 8%

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Student Life

University of Texas--San Antonio has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,979, with a gender distribution of 53 percent male students and 47 percent female students. At this school, 12 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 88 percent of students live off campus. University of Texas--San Antonio is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 30,474
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--San Antonio offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Texas--San Antonio 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--San Antonio, 78 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Texas--San Antonio.

Students who have cars on campus 78%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Texas--San Antonio, 64.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,860.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,737 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $19,454 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,229 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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