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Colleges / The University of Texas at El Paso

About UT El Paso

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 offers housing for up to 988 students.

UT El Paso's endowment was valued at $278.29 million in 2021. There are 25 undergraduate students for every full-time UT El Paso professor.

2021 UT El Paso Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 100%
Average GPA 3.3
Mean ACT score 20
In-State Tuition $7,446
Out-of-State $22,512

2022 UT El Paso Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at UT El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for The University of Texas at El Paso

It is slightly difficult to get into UT El Paso. In 2021, UT El Paso accepted 100% of applicants. Last year, 13,121 students applied to UT El Paso and 13,117 were admitted.

UT El Paso Waitlist

UT El Paso reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into The University of Texas at El Paso?

UT El Paso is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to UT El Paso, applicants must submit the following items.

UT El Paso Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for UT El Paso

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to UT El Paso is 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for UT El Paso students is 20.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to UT El Paso.

Is UT El Paso Test Optional?

UT El Paso does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 78% submitted the SAT. 11% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at UT El Paso

Yes! UT El Paso provides on-campus housing for up to 988 students.

UT El Paso students are active in the school's The National Society of Leadership and Success, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Minerpolooza, Miner Welcome, and and Up All Night are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UT El Paso.

Financial Aid at UT El Paso

UT El Paso meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,631 a year.

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

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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.

Is UT El Paso a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. 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.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UT El Paso

About 77% of students who start at UT El Paso return the next year. Out of the 2,908 students who started at UT El Paso as first-time freshman, 528 graduate within four years.

Around 44% of students who started at UT El Paso earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $23,632 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UT El Paso sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit 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


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UT El Paso ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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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

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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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