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The University of Texas at El Paso College Portrait

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Founded more than 100 years ago, UTEP is a Hispanic-serving institution dedicated to providing students access to a wide range of degree programs while sustaining excellence through a commitment to student success and a robust grant-funded research portfolio.

The University of Texas at El Paso is a comprehensive research university with an enrollment of more than 23,000 students. Offering more than 160 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, UTEP has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine as one of the top 10 universities in the nation, and for the last four years, has been ranked #1 among all U.S. universities for promoting student social mobility. Dedicated to its mission of offering access and excellence to a historically underserved minority student population, UTEP is a national model for U.S. public higher education in the 21st century.

Living in the UTEP Community

The University of Texas at El Paso students live and study in one of the world’s largest binational metropolitan areas, taking advantage of cultural, social and academic opportunities unique to the U.S.-Mexico border region.

Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, at the foot of the Franklin Mountains in the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert, The University of Texas at El Paso serves a majority Hispanic population, many who are the first in their families to attend college. El Paso is home to Fort Bliss, one of the largest and fastest growing military posts in the U. S. Army, and is ranked among the safest large cities in the country. Nicknamed the Sun City, El Paso enjoys almost 300 days of sunshine per year on average. The regional history spans more than 400 years, blending Native American, Spanish, Mexican and American roots into one unique culture that embraces and celebrates its diversity.