The University of Texas at San Antonio

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About the University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), founded in 1969, currently has more than 30,000 students enrolled in 133 different degree programs. UTSA has been recognized for academic excellence by U.S. News and World Report, which ranked its undergraduate engineering programs number 46 in the nation. The university's business school is the largest in the University of Texas system. A member of the Southland Conference, UTSA is the only NCAA Division I university in San Antonio.


The University of Texas at San Antonio offers 66 undergraduate degrees in 8 colleges and schools: the College of Architecture, the College of Business, the College of Education and Human Development, the College of Engineering, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, the College of Public Policy, the College of Sciences, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. In addition to the main campus, there is a second campus in downtown San Antonio and a third in Hemisphere Park, home of the Institute of Texas Cultures. This museum, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, displays 65,000 square feet of exhibits about the people and history of Texas.


Prospective freshmen may apply to the University of Texas at San Antonio by using the Apply Texas application. Applicants should also submit official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a $60 application fee. Students in the top 25% of their graduating class are automatically admitted to USTA. As of 2013, students in the second quartile will be automatically enrolled with an SAT above 1100 or an ACT score above 24. Others may be admitted after committee review. Applicants may track the status of their application online. The priority deadline for UTSA is March 1; the final deadline for domestic applicants is June 1.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Annual tuition at UTSA for in-state undergraduate students was $8,410 for 2010 - 2011, while room and board cost $8,696 and books and supplies ran about $1,000. International students paid $16,567 tuition, $7,285 for room and board, and $1,250 for books and supplies. Approximately 82% of undergraduates at UTSA receive some kind of financial assistance. The school offers scholarships on a number of levels, including the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, the Rising Star Scholarship and the Rising Roadrunner Scholarship. In addition, UTSA offers 60 different general scholarships and a great variety of departmental scholarships. Seniors with a GPA of 2.5 who show financial need may be eligible for a $1,000 interest-free Crawford Loan. Grants, student loans, and work-study programs are also available.

School Type Public, 4-year university**
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's, doctorate**
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Large city**
Student Body 26,268 undergraduate and 4,700 graduate students (2011)**
Student Housing Students may live on or off campus. Housing is available at the Chisholm Hall dormitory, Laurel and Chaparral Villages, and University Oaks apartments. *
Schools (and/or) Programs 8 colleges; 66 undergraduate degree programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 25:1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010 - 2011:
Bachelor's: Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies (434)
Master's: Educational Leadership and Administration (85)
Doctorate: Demography and Population Studies (12)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 8% in four years
26% in six years
30% in 8 years**
Admission Rate 83% in 2011**
First-Year Retention Rates 62% in 2011**
Average SAT Score of Admitted Students: In 2010, the middle 50% of students had critical reading scores between 450 and 560, math scores between 470 and 580, and writing scores between 430 and 530**
Application Due Date Priority Admission, March 1, final deadline June 1*
Tuition (per year) $8.410 in-state, $16,567 international (2011)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010: Federal grants (45%), Pell grants (45%), other federal grants (43%), state and local grants/scholarships (39%), institutional grants/scholarships (53%), federal loans (54%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 82%**

Source: *University of Texas at San Antonio, **IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics

School Contact Information

  • Address: Main Campus, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-1644
  • Phone: 210-458-4599
  • Website:

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