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The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is a state university in the Southwestern area of Texas.  The main campus of UTSA is located on 600 acres in the northern area of San Antonio.  The school has a well-respected faculty, excellent research facilities and offers 65 undergraduate degree programs, and 70 graduate degree programs at the master's and doctoral levels.  UTSA also offers many courses online.

Notable alumni of UTSA include many well-known NBA players, award-winning research scientists, and recognized writers, among many others.

History

Founded in 1969, the school received the land donation for its 600-acre campus in 1970, which is when the school was established as actively operational. The school was established with five colleges.

Academics

The academic calendar for UTSA follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters, and a summer "term."

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • College of Public Policy
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Sciences
  • Honors College

Student Life

There are more than 180 student clubs and organization for students at UTSA to become involved in, representing interests and shared backgrounds in culture, the military, politics and student government, religion, service, social events, sports and recreation.  There are also many chapters of fraternities and sororities at UTSA, offering a very active Greek Life.

There are several options for on-campus student housing, and a selection of on-campus dining services at UTSA.

Traditions

The colors of the University of Texas System are orange and white.  The UTSA has added navy to the orange and white as their school's third color.

The school's mascot is the roadrunner, a bird that represents the region in Texas where UTSA is located.

Athletics

The UTSA "Roadrunners" athletic teams compete in 16 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division I Level.

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Fencing

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its main campus, the University of Texas at San Antonio has two other campuses in San Antonio: Its Downtown and Hemisfair Park campuses.

Community Life

The weather in San Antonio Texas is known to be very temperate and, along with its many sights, attracts students and tourists alike.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students UTSA accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to UTSA.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading450 - 560
SAT ® Math470 - 580
SAT ® Writing430 - 530
SAT ® Total Score1350 - 1670

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English18 - 24
ACT ® Math18 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score19 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UTSA

The table below lists the chances of getting accepted into The University of Texas at San Antonio.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants12,882
Granted Admissions10,724 (83%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled5,097 (48%)

Student Enrollment

The University of Texas at San Antonio has a total student population of about 30,000. The student body is made up of 85% undergraduate students and 15% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $4,700-$5,700
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $13,000-$15,800
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $200-$240 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $550-$660 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid82%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$8,671
Receiving Student Loans56%$5,931

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, The University of Texas at San Antonio may provide student services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of UTSA is close to 27%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years8%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 1980)
  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation (since 1980)

Intercollegiate Athletics

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southland Conference)
  • Basketball (Southland Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southland Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (B)
  • Intercultural, Multicultural and Diversity Studies (M)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Psychology

Security and Protective Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Communications and Journalism

Business and Marketing Studies

English Language and Literature

  • English (B, D, M)
  • Technical and Business Writing (B)
  • Rhetoric and Composition (B)

History

Social Sciences

Architecture

Education

Engineering

Mathematics and Statistics

Visual and Performing Arts

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Health and Wellness, General (B)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (B)

Public Administration and Social Services

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer and Information Systems Security (B)
  • Computer (B, M)
  • Information Science Studies (M)
  • Computer Science (D)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Chicano Studies (B)
  • United States Studies (B)
  • Womens Studies

Construction Trades

  • Building and Construction Site Management (B)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

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