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UTPB Student Life

UTPB is on a 600-acre campus in an urban setting in Odessa, Texas. There are many activities and organizations for UTPB students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UTPB has fraternities but does not have sororities.

UTPB has a thriving The American Society for Mechanical Engineers. In fact, more students participate in The American Society for Mechanical Engineers than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UTPB include The Student Veteran Association, Marketing Experiences, The National Society for Leadership and Success and Students in Free Enterprise.

The UTPB community comes together each year for Falcon Palooza, The Big Party and Homecoming.

UTPB Housing

UTPB offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UTPB offers coed housing and .

UTPB Athletics

At UTPB there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UTPB:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Club Teamsheerleading NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Golf NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Is UTPB Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UTPB campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

UTPB offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to UTPB

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UTPB, take Interstate 20 to Odessa, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Midland International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Texas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UTPB's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UTPB Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

43%

Full Time

57%

Part Time

Ethnicity

53%

33%

7%

3%

2%

1%

0.19%

0.11%

Undergraduate Students

4,754

Graduate Students

776

UTPB Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,530

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

88%

Tuition and Fees

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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