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University of Texas El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is forging dramatic new directions in higher education. UTEP has become a national model for creating and successfully executing highly competitive academic and research programs while maintaining a deep commitment to serving a 21st century student demographic. 

Bachelor's programmes

Education & Training (3)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Law (1)



UTEP officially opened in the fall of 1914 and is the second oldest institution in The University of Texas System. Today, it enrolls more than 25,000 students and is designated an R1 university (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, one of only 131 (4.5%) among the 2,883 four-year higher education institutions across the U.S. 


UTEP offers a broad array of degree programs – 72 bachelor’s, 73 master’s and 20 doctoral degrees taught by outstanding faculty who have been recognized for their commitment to student success.


UTEP’s research achievements draw on such traditional areas of strength as science and engineering, as well as a broad range of programs and interdisciplinary research centers that have evolved with UTEP’s growth and development, including:

  • Border Biomedical Research Center
  • Center for the Advancement of Space Safety and Mission Assurance Research
  • Center for Environmental Resource Management
  • Center for Inland Desalination Systems
  • Center for Inter-American and Border Studies
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Health Research and Evaluation
  • Center for Law and Human Behavior
  • Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research


Explore the many opportunities for on-campus employment, internships and professional jobs. There are more than 2,300 students working on campus. UTEP students have secured more than 700 internship positions in El Paso and across the country. Get started today!

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
799 81
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Student services

The Office of International Programs primarily assists UTEP international students, scholars, and dependent family members to maintain their non-immigrant statuses. We comply with federal regulations for mandatory record-keeping and reporting to federal agencies on behalf of UTEP. We provide high-quality immigration advising and services, and coordinate with university partners to assist international students and scholars in pursuing academic goals.

Housing services

The Department of Residence Life provides apartment-style residence halls with several floor plans, from cozy efficiencies to two- and four-bedroom units. There are also community spaces with room for studying, recreation, private mailboxes and administrative offices. 

Library services

The present Library opened October 12, 1984. It features a unique Bhutanese architecture, as do many of the buildings on campus. The light and airy atrium of the Library houses one of the University's collection of tapestries sewn by Buddhist monks in Thimphu, the Bhutanese capitol. The Library building is 275,000 square feet, with six floors and a book capacity of 1.2 million volumes.


The University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level degrees.

UTEP offers the only AACSB Accredited business programs in the El Paso border region.

Student Reviews

My review
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience at this university was really good, the only problem was the cost.

I would love the opportunity to study abroad, learn a different language and immerse myself in a different cultural.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed the opportunities it gave me to do research abroad.

Studying at El Paso, Texas
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Texas El Paso (or how we call it, UTEP) is a great school to go to, with a wide range of programs to study. We are like a community here, everyone is kind and willing to help. A new research building is being built, and there are so many things to do such as see movies during special events, watch great theater performances by the theater department, join...

El Paso, Texas, United States

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