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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
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.
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
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.
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, 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 2012
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|SAT ® Critical Reading||450 - 570|
|SAT ® Math||490 - 590|
|SAT ® Writing||440 - 540|
|SAT ® Total Score||1380 - 1700|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2012
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||18 - 24|
|ACT ® Math||19 - 26|
|ACT ® Writing||6 - 8|
|ACT ® Composite Score||20 - 25|
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.
|Granted Admissions||11,165 (73%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||4,493 (40%)|
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 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 $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: $14,000-$16,600
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $200-$240 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $580-$690 per credit unit
- 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||82%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||70%||$8,671|
|Receiving Student Loans||56%||$5,931|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 8.6%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
The overall graduation rate of UTSA is close to 30%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||10%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||14%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||7%|
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)
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)
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
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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