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Prepare. Discover. Transform. That’s the overarching theme at The University of Texas-Pan American, where we welcome you to “prepare for your future, discover exciting possibilities and transform your life and that of others around you." At UT Pan American, located in the culturally rich Rio Grande Valley of Texas, you can add definition to your dreams and aspirations through our seven academic colleges and the many community involvement opportunities available to you. Whether you aspire to a career in the Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences and Human Services, Science and Mathematics, or Social and Behavioral Sciences, you will find a field of study that will challenge and inspire you. And, in your free time, you can enjoy the many year-round recreational activities in this semi-tropical region, enjoy one of our NCAA Division I sports or take advantage of our beautiful Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex. To learn more, we invite you to visit us at www.utpa.edu.
The University of Texas-Pan American is located in the Rio Grande Valley, a river delta of the Rio Grande at the southern tip of Texas. The campus is in Edinburg, Texas, population 77,100, the county seat of Hidalgo County (pop. 774,769), some 20 minutes from the U.S./Mexico border. Six miles to the southwest is McAllen, Texas, a city of 129,877, and an hour and a half away are the beaches of South Padre Island, Texas. The average temperature is 68 degrees in the winter and 90 degrees in the summer. South Texas is distinctly bicultural, and many people speak both English and Spanish. Some of the programs and services UT Pan American offers to assist you in making the most of your academic career include the Guerra Honors Program, study abroad, learning communities, fraternities and sororities and over 100 service and major-related organizations and many social, cultural and recreational events.
|Total Undergraduate Students||16,966|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||12||<1%|
|African American / Black||100||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||11||<1%|
|Two or More Races||55||<1%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||242||1%|
|Where do UTPA undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||1%|
|How old are UTPA undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||20%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||18 - 21|
|Math||18 - 23||440 - 540|
|English||16 - 21|
|Critical Reading||410 - 510|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||53%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||83%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||93%|
|Average High School GPA Data Not Available|
The cost to attend The University of Texas-Pan American varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||22 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||<1%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||78%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||640|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||39%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||46%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||100%|
11% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
4% of all undergraduates live on campus
The UTPA Police Department provides general law enforcement services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year round. Our professionally trained staff is guided by integrity, service, and excellence in partnership with our community. Police Officers and Public Safety Officers patrol the campus using fully equipped police cars, bicycles, T-3 electric chariots, and foot patrol. Emergency phones are provided throughout the campus for the public to report emergencies or request information and services. Walking escorts, vehicle unlocks, and jumpstarts are provided on campus by the Department. Crime prevention and awareness programming are also provided to the UTPA community.
The Department participates in the national Law Enforcement Explorers program to offer a worksite career education experience for students interested in pursuing a career in the various criminal justice professions. We are committed to working in partnership with the students, faculty, and staff to provide for a safer community.
Students, Faculty, and Staff are encouraged to subscribe to "Bronc Alerts" to receive information in the event of a campus safety emergency. These notices may be received via email, text, and voicemail messaging, in addition to any postings on the UTPA website, designated flat panel monitors, or disseminated through the local media.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at The University of Texas-Pan American in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.||12%|
|Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions.||8%|
|Criminal Justice and Corrections.||8%|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||7%|
|Links to degree programs at The University of Texas-Pan American|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 75%