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The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About UT El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso Overview

The University of Texas at El Paso is a public, state school in an urban setting in El Paso, Texas. UT El Paso was founded in 1913 and now enrolls around 24,879 students a year, including 21,117 undergrads. UT El Paso provides on-campus housing for up to 988 students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UT El Paso! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of UT El Paso's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UT El Paso students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UT El Paso has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UT El Paso has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UT El Paso on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at UT El Paso on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is May 1.

2021 UT El Paso Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 100%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 78%
In-State Tuition $7,446
Out-of-State $22,512
Percent of Need Met 55%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,631

Is UT El Paso a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at to get a better idea of what UT El Paso offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for The University of Texas at El Paso

It is slightly difficult to get into UT El Paso. Around 100% of applicants get into UT El Paso each year. Last year, 13,121 students applied to UT El Paso and 13,117 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UT El Paso

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 77% of students who start at UT El Paso come back for their second year of college.Around 44% of students who started at UT El Paso earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for UT El Paso Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with UT El Paso directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

UT El Paso's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $278.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UT El Paso

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. UT El Paso meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UT El Paso full-time are awarded $11,631 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $23,632 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UT El Paso. Based on this information, how does UT El Paso sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UT El Paso a good school for you?

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Where is UT El Paso?

UT El Paso is located in the urban setting of El Paso, Texas, less than an hour from El Paso.

If you want to see UT El Paso for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to El Paso, or book a flight to the nearest airport, El Paso International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UT El Paso and El Paso are like without leaving home.

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College Info

500 West University Avenue El Paso, TX 79968-0001

Campus Setting: Urban

UT El Paso Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UT El Paso is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UT El Paso is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UT El Paso ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


17 to 22


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UT El Paso is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into UT El Paso. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UT El Paso SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

450 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 560

UT El Paso Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UT El Paso is like? There are approximately 24,879 students enrolled at UT El Paso, including 21,117 undergraduate students and 3,762 graduate students. 69% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from TX and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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