University of Texas--Tyler

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3900 University Boulevard

Tyler, TX 75799

Phone: (903) 566-7000
2012-2013 Tuition
male /
rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#66 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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University of Texas--Tyler is a public institution that was founded in 1971. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,239, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Texas--Tyler's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 66. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,222 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,752 (2012-13).

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

The University of Texas at Tyler is a comprehensive university of almost 7,000 studentsoffering more than 80 academic degrees. Located in the beautiful East Texas lake country near Dallas, Tyler is a thriving city of 100,000. UT Tyler is recognized across the state of Texas for nursing, engineering and education students who excel in state licensure exams.

The Honors Program at UT Tyler provides intellectually enriching opportunities for academically talented and motivated freshmen at UT Tyler. The emphasis is on small classes, enriched coursework, independent learning, speaking and writing, research within the discipline, sharing ideas, and discovering new worlds beyond the campus.

Honors students will receive personalized academic advising, honors courses with top faculty, special programming, opportunities for research, and a variety of international study and travel abroad programs. Upon completion of the program and graduation, students will receive a special Honors designation on their transcripts.

Global Awareness Through Education (GATE) is a two-year residential learning program designed for incoming freshmen where students live together, take enhanced core curriculum classes and participate in on- and off-campus activities that are globally engaging and culturally diverse. GATE offers freshman and sophomore students the knowledge and critical-thinking skills necessary to succeed in our increasingly global community.

GATE is made up of three major components:

Core Curriculum

Instead of completing the traditional core curriculum, GATE students will be enrolled in GATE-specific sections of 10 Core Curriculum courses that have been redesigned with a global focus. GATE students will enroll in two GATE courses each fall and spring semester of their freshman and sophomore years and will complete the remaining two courses while studying abroad during the summer after their sophomore year.

Cultural Activities

All GATE students will participate in on and off campus cultural activities. These activities include: a global lecture series, international film festival, concerts, service opportunitites. Other off-campus trips will be offered to museums and live performances.

Study Abroad
The GATE Program culminates in a 5-week study abroad experience the summer after the sophomore year.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1971
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $68,337,423


When applying to University of Texas--Tyler, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. The application fee at University of Texas--Tyler is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 79.5 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 79.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 20

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Texas--Tyler is 16:1, and the school has 35 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Texas--Tyler include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 25%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 25%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 7%
Psychology 6%

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Student Life

University of Texas--Tyler has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,239, with a gender distribution of 42.1 percent male students and 57.9 percent female students. At this school, 14 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 86 percent of students live off campus. University of Texas--Tyler is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,858
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 III

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Campus Info & Services

University of Texas--Tyler offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Texas--Tyler 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). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Texas--Tyler.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $7,222 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,752 (2012-13)
Room and board $10,288 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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