The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The University of Texas at San Antonio has a total student population of about 29,000. The student body is made up of 85% undergraduate students and 17% graduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $60 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: $4,800-$5,700
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$17,410
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $200-$240 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $610-$730 per credit unit
  • Some programs may have tuition rates locked at the first year rate for up to five years.
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

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 Aid83%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$7,857
Receiving Student Loans52%$5,955

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 30%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years10%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 1980)
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2014)
  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on 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 (Conference Usa)
  • Basketball (Conference Usa)
  • Track and Field (Conference Usa)
  • 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 (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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