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Texas is the 2nd largest state by population at nearly 30 million people and the second largest state by land area. It is bordered by New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Known to many as the Lone Star State, the state of Texas has over 500 accredited colleges and universities. It is no surprise that the state university system is as strong as any in the United States. State colleges can be found spread across the 254 county expanse from Corpus Christi and Canyon to Lubbock to Arlington. Top ranked public colleges in Texas include Texas Southern University, Steven F Austin State University, University of Houston, UT Austin, Texas Tech University, UT Arlington, and Texas A&M.

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The University of Texas at Austin is a flagship institution within the University of Texas System. This pubic research university is located in Austin, Texas, about one mile from the State Capitol.

History

The first indication of a university in Texas can be traced to 1827. The consensus was to establish a place where students could be educated in the arts and sciences. In 1836, Texas gained independence from Mexico. This is when the Constitution of the Republic was adopted. The Constitution included a clause to establish public education. The Congress of Texas agreed that fifty leagues of land should be used for public educational facilities within the State and forty acres of that land was reserved for that purpose in Austin. It was named College Hill.

 

Texas was annexed into the US in 1846. At this time, $100,000 in US bonds was designated towards establishing a university by the Act of 1858. Land that had at one time been reserved for railroad development was now designated for universities. Development of this plan was prevented when the Civil War broke out and because Texas seceded.

The Morrill Act of 1862 facilitated Texas A&M University after the Civil War. It became known as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in 1876.

Austin was chosen for the site of the main university in 1881. The medical department would be located in Galveston. Construction began on College Hill in 1882. The building that was erected is now called the old Main Building. Students were first welcomed there on September 15, 1883.

On May 22, 1971, former President Johnson and his wife, as well as President Nixon, attended the official dedication of the first presidential library on a university campus. The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is located on the eastern side of the main campus, which consists of 350 acres.

Around Campus

The buildings with the highest prestige are those in the West Mall. These include the Main Building, Battle Hall, Goldsmith Hall and the Texas Union Building. There are various green spaces on campus, including benched gardens, natural habitats for animals and birds, beautiful old trees and turtle ponds.

Two of the most regarded places on campus are the Architecture Library and the Life Sciences Library. Granite sculptures, large wooden beams, carved wooden furniture, dappled light and classic quotations etched into the ceilings make these a favorite place for students to relax or study.

Academics

The University of Texas at Austin offers:

  • Organized Research Units
  • Undergraduate Degree Programs
  • Graduate Degree Programs

Interdisciplinary units include, but aren't limited to:

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics Graduate Program
  • Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Texas Materials Institute
  • Center for Cellular and Molecular Toxicology

Colleges and Schools

There are sixteen colleges and schools within the University of Texas at Austin. Examples include:

  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • School of Architecture
  • Cockrell School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Law
  • Jackson School of Geosciences
  • School of Social Work

Student Life

The University of Texas at Austin is a multicultural education facility. Students from all 50 US states attend as well as students from over 100 foreign countries. The University is home to a very active Greek community.

There are fourteen residence halls, which are often spoken for well in advance. Most students live in apartments, housing cooperatives or private resident halls off campus.

Organizations

There are more than 1,000 student organizations at the University of Texas at Austin. The Student Government was founded in 1902 and represents student's general interests. The hub of student activity is the Texas Union Student Events Center. The oldest honor society is the Friar Society.

Athletics

The University offers a wide variety of intramural and varsity sports. Both men's and women's athletic teams have been dubbed the "Longhorns." Texas State University was selected by Sports Illustrated as America's Best Sports College in 2002. The University is considered a football powerhouse.

Local Community

On campus be sure to visit the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The collections and exhibitions are extensive.

Downtown attractions include:

  • The Capitol Building
  • The Governor's Mansion

Be sure to take in a show at Austin City Limits or enjoy a ghost tour on Friday or Saturday night. Other venues include, but aren't limited to Austin Duck Adventures, Austin Steam Train, Austin Zoo, Bear Creek Stables, Capitol Cruises and much more.

If you're interested in nightlife, there are bars, music venues and restaurants. The nightlife hotspot is Sixth Street.

Locals and tourists alike converge on the Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk between March and September to witness bats by the thousands feeding on insects. This is a very popular spot, so get there early to get a good viewing spot.

The Paramount Theatre is a century old. It was the office of Sam Houston and also the War Department of the Republic of Texas. Be sure to take in a show at this beautiful theatre that was once home to Vaudeville.

If you enjoy the great outdoors, spend a day at Lady Bird Lake, just south of the downtown area. It's a great place for canoeing, kayaking and rowing or a lovely spot to relax and read a book. If you enjoy hiking, there is a 10-mile trail that goes around the lake. Lady Bird Lake is a popular spot for locals and students alike.

Enrollment

51,832

Student to Faculty Ratio

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Texas A & M University is an international island university located in Corpus Christi, Texas. It is surrounded by natural wetlands, which provide a perfect laboratory for environmental and marine sciences.

History

The Agricultural and Mechanical College was established as a land-grant college in 1871. It was the first public institution of higher learning in Texas. Students were first welcomed here in 1876.

Enrolment at Texas A & M University was restricted to men who were interested in receiving military training for the better part of its first century of operation. A requirement was to participate in the Corps of Cadets. A limited number of women were allowed to attend during this time but they were the daughters of facility and could not receive a degree. In 1918, during WWI, the senior class was called by the military to fight in France. Over 20,000 combat troops, many of them officers, were mustered out of Texas A & M during WWII.

Shortly after WWII, Texas A & M University upgraded from a college to a university. The name was changed to Texas A & M University after the war ended. At this time it became co-educational and integrated.

Near the end of the 20th Century, Texas A & M University gained recognition for its research. Designation of space grant university and sea grant university were specified at that time. In 1997, George Bush Presidential Library was established.

Academics

Students have ample opportunity to pursue career choices at Texas A & M University. The degree programs offered are ranked in the top ten nationally.

Colleges

  • College of Architecture
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Department of General Academic Programs
  • Mays Business College
  • Dwight Look College of Engineering
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Science
  • College of Geosciences
  • College of Liberal Art
  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Research at Texas A & M extends around the world. The University is renowned for world-class research facilities and a student and faculty body that is highly motivated. Texas A & M University offers more than 130 graduate programs.

Student Life

Texas A & M Student Services will allow students to have access to a supportive environment both on and off campus. Students will be learn how to hone leadership skills, to embrace diversity, be active in the campus community and assist them in realizing their educational goals successfully. There are a wide variety of fraternities and sororities on campus.

Athletics

Texas A & M University athletic teams are known as the "Islanders." The school has a physician's examination room, staff offices and state of the art equipment. Teams include:

  • Men's basketball
  • Women's basketball
  • Baseball
  • Women's golf
  • Softball
  • Cross country
  • Men's track and field
  • Women's track and field
  • Men's tennis
  • Women's tennis
  • Volleyball

Community

Corpus Christi is located on the Gulf of Mexico and is sheltered behind beautiful barrier islands. The shoreline runs for miles and is the perfect spot for sunbathers. It's also a popular haven for bird watchers. The area consists of 133,000 acres of undeveloped barrier reefs and is a treasured jewel of nature. There are a multitude of shops, restaurants and clubs along Chaparral, Shoreline and Water Streets.

The promenade and seawall offer stunning views and bikers, skaters and walkers can be found enjoying the moderate climate and scenery. Historical and cultural venues are numerous.

Be sure to take in the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History and the Art Museum of South Texas. If you enjoy sea life, be sure to drop by the Texas State Aquarium. The Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens are beautiful year 'round for those who enjoy strolling along pathways and viewing stunning blooms.

Corpus Christi comes to life after sunset. Bars and pubs are plentiful. A favorite spot for seafood lovers is Pelican's Landing Restaurant, located on Mustang Island.

Whether you enjoy spectacular views, gorgeous sunsets, shopping, nightlife or nature, there's something for everyone in Corpus Christi.

Enrollment

68,679

Student to Faculty Ratio

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About
The University of Texas at Dallas, located in Richardson, Texas, was founded in 1969 through the donation of their research arm by Texas Instruments. The school was admitted as a member of the University of Texas System through the signing of the bill by Governor Preston Smith. The school is located some 18 miles north of downtown Dallas, sitting on 710 acres of donated and purchased land. The school has grown in size, scope and offering over the years, especially during the decade following its formal induction as a public institution, seeing rapid growth in enrollment and the introduction of a large numbers of majors and programs. Over the years the campus has seen numerous improvements and additions over the years. The continued growth and development of the school has required constant update and evaluation of services and programs, and as such the school continually aims to meet the needs of the modern student. UTD has a history of cooperation with private business, most recently working with Honeywell International to establish the NanoTech Institute. The school aims to be on the cutting edge, working with new technologies to enhance student experience and their futures.

Academics
There are over 140 programs of study available to students enrolled at UTD. The large number allows students to pursue the program that best suits their personal and professional goals. Bachelor's degrees are earned through the study of one's major by completing lower and upper division courses, general education requirements, and an assortment of electives that allow for experience and study in non major areas. Students may also obtain a minor degree through the completion of additional courses that provide an extra area of study and expertise outside of the chosen major. Graduate programs are also available at the master's and doctoral level. Such programs will have separate admissions requirements, typically involving high scores on graduate level exams, an appropriate degree earned, and a strong academic record. Some programs may have more specific requirements related to the area or field of study.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Residents of Texas who have completed a high school education in the top ten percent of their class will be automatically admitted to UTD as per Texas state law. Students with an SAT of 1200 or ACT of 26 and class rank in the top 15% will also be guaranteed admission. Students below this mark will face review by committee and have their admission based on application, essay, test scores and transcripts. All students must submit a completed application for admission, including all required essays and providing pertinent transcripts and test scores. Students will be notified as soon as possible regarding their admissions status, with admitted students being provided with the necessary information for beginning their college experience.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the provided information from which will be used to determine financial need, aid program eligibility and monetary awards. Financial aid must be reapplied prior to the start of each academic year. Students may be randomly chosen to provide additional financial information in order to verify the FAFSA's accuracy due to new federal regulations for aid.

Athletics
The UTD Comets participate in intercollegiate athletics through the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III in the American Southwest Conference. Intercollegiate athletics allows students to engage in healthy competition while developing skills and habits that are useful in one's personal, academic and professional life. These include things such as teamwork, discipline, leadership, responsibility and good health habits. Students are required to maintain a minimum academic standard during their participation in intercollegiate athletics and must learn to balance coursework and classroom attendance with practices and games. Individuals interested in participating should contact the athletic department for application forms and tryout information.

Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Enrollment

28,755

Student to Faculty Ratio

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About
University of California - Merced, located in Merced, California, was founded in 2005, and has the distinction of being the first American research institution built in the 21st century. The school is the most recent of the 10 schools that comprise the University of California System. The school was built in California's San Joaquin Valley, which was the state's most populous region without a UC campus. The school technically falls outside of the boundaries of any city, community or county, the school is addressed as Merced, CA. The schools recent construction and expansion is continuing, most recently resulting in new student housing.The school currently enrolls nearly 11,000 students annually.

Academics
UC Merced offers a variety of degrees that allow students to pursue the education and career that best reflects their desires and goals. bachelor degree programs take approximately four years to complete and require a combination of upper and lower division major courses, general education courses, and electives that allow for study outside of one's major. Additionally students may pursue a secondary area of study through a minor degree that requires additional courses, though less so than those of one's major. Graduate level studies are also available, requiring a separate criterion for admission, including GRE scores, a undergraduate degree, and a strong academic record.

Currently UC merced has a smaller number of undergraduate and graduate programs due to the recent establishment of the campus and facilities. Though with anticipated increased enrollment and the expansion of the campus, the addition of new programs are inevitable.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students may apply to UC Merced through the UC application, which allows student to apply to one or more campuses within the UC system. Students applying to UC Merced must supply an application, test scores, transcripts, recommendations and any other information requested by the school. The received information will be reviewed and notification given regarding the students admissions status. If admitted additional information will be provided to prepare the student for life on campus. Priority for admission is given to California residents.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school's financial aid office to determine a student's needs and aid program eligibility when constructing an aid packet. California residents may also be eligible for state issued CalGrants which are offered for academic excellence and need. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year, and students may be asked to supply additional information in order to determine the accuracy of the FAFSA prior to disbursement of funds.

Enrollment

8,544

Student to Faculty Ratio

20:1

University of Connecticut - Tri - Campus is located in Waterbury, CT and is a public institution that helps students to meet their educational goals. Approximately two thousand students enroll at University of Connecticut - Tri - Campus annually.

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then studied by the admissions staff. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken in order to apply to University of Connecticut - Tri - Campus. Scores in a range of 18 - 23 on the ACT or 910 - 1120 on the SAT are required to increase the chance of admission. This school admits about 50% of applicants. Of those applicants accepted, nearly 60% enrolled. More information from the admissions office can be found at admissions.uconn.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay nearly $9,800, while nonresidents pay $28,000 per year. University of Connecticut - Tri - Campus may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that qualify by way of grants and loans.

For a complete list of programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.uconn.edu.

Enrollment

865

Student to Faculty Ratio

22:1

The University of Houston is a leading public research university located in Houston, Texas - the nation's fourth largest city. It has nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that include both online and on campus courses.

The university is situated on a 667-acre campus in the center of the downtown area of Houston.  The campus is very green, with open spaces of manicured lawns and landscaped parks highlighted with many fountains and sculptures.

Research is a major interest and highlight at the University of Houston, with the faculty and students in every department conducting research through its 40 research centers.

The University of Houston (UH) is part of the University of Houston System (UHS), which is a group of six public institutions of higher learning (four universities and two teaching centers) in the Houston area.  They share common goals and are governed by a Board of Regents.

History

The University of Houston was founded in 1927, but didn't officially take the name "University of Houston" until 1934.  It moved to its permanent campus in 1939, and became a state institution in 1963.  In 1977, the school joined the University of Houston System.

Academics

The University's academic calendar follows the semester system, with fall and spring semesters as well as a summer session.

The University of Houston offers 120 majors and minors at the undergraduate level and 139 degree-focuses at the master's level.  It offers 54 doctoral programs and three professional degree programs. Additionally, the university offers online courses through its Distance Education program.  There are also noncredit courses available through the university's Continuing Education program.

Undergraduates can also choose from several pre-professional programs that lead to careers in medicine, law, pharmacy, veterinary science and accounting, as well as programs in teacher certification.  UH students can also participate in special programs such as a five-year dual-degree program, ROTC, Study Abroad, Honors College or the Undergraduate Scholars at UH program.  There are also Certificate Programs in areas such as Paralegal, Entrepreneurship or Sales Excellence, among others.

Colleges and Schools

The University of Houston is comprised of 12 academic colleges.  Each major and graduate program operates from within one of the 12 colleges.  Additionally, there is an interdisciplinary Honors College that provides courses and opportunities to students from all majors and departments.

The colleges at UH are:

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture

C.T. Bauer College of Business

College of Education

Cullen College of Engineering

Honors College

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

UH Law Center

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

College of Optometry

College of Pharmacy

Graduate College of Social Work

College of Technology

Student Life

The University of Houston has a very active and lively student population with more than 400 student organizations and 16 intercollegiate sports teams.  Thousands of students live on campus in residence halls, apartments and townhouses.

Fraternities and Sororities

There is a Center for Leadership and Fraternity & Sorority Life at UH that helps students develop into ethical, purposeful leaders.  Its leadership development programs teach students to get involved and use self-awareness and critical thinking for growth.

The core values of the Greek community at UH are:

Collaboration, Personal Growth, Community Growth, Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Philanthropy and Services, Academic Excellence and Social Responsibility

Traditions

In 1947 the University of Houston adopted the cougar as its mascot, which is nicknamed "Shasta."

Athletics

Cougar athletics is big at the University of Houston.  The UH Department of Intercollegiate Athletics challenges student-athletes to achieve their highest academic, athletic and personal aspirations.

At UH there are cougar teams for men's baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, track & field, and women's basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

Satellite Campuses

The universities within the University of Houston System are the University of Houston (UH), UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown and UH-Victoria.  The Teaching Centers are UHS at Sugar Land and UHS at Cinco Ranch.  The University of Houston also offers programs through facilities at the Texas Medical Center.

Community Life

UH students can participate in one of the 600 UHS community initiatives available that allow students to become involved in local causes such as helping with local education and housing efforts, or assisting local government.  The UH Contact Center can provide information on all services and events.

The city of Houston is popular for many reasons, including its lively, bustling energy.  It is referred to as "the energy capital of the world."  The more than 19 Fortune 500 companies and large medical center located in the city provide ample opportunity for UH students and graduates to find internships and work.

Many Houston residents enjoy the full calendar of arts and entertainment the city offers year round.  There are performances from the Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Symphony, and plenty of art exhibits in Houston's Museum District.  Plenty of award-winning restaurants and the Jazz and Blues Clubs add to the busy Houston nightlife.

Houston offers many outdoor activities including more than 150 golf courses, the Houston Zoo and hiking at the Armand Bayou Nature Center.

Enrollment

46,324

Student to Faculty Ratio

22:1

Texas Tech University (TTU) is a research and liberal arts university in Lubbock, Texas, offering 150 undergraduate degree programs, 100 master's degree programs, and 50 doctoral degree programs.  It has 11 colleges, a graduate school and a school of law.

Texas Tech has a fine faculty and its alumni include astronauts, governors, ambassadors, Olympic Gold Medallists, Pulitzer Prize winners, and prominent actors.

History

Texas Tech was founded on the South Plains of West Texas in 1923 as Texas Technological College. It opened in 1925 with 914 students.  It became Texas Tech University in 1969.

Academics

Texas Tech follows the semester system, with fall and spring semesters, as well as two summer sessions.  The academic calendar for the School of Law varies slightly from the academic calendar of Texas Tech University's other schools and programs.

Colleges and Schools

Texas Tech University has 11 colleges, in addition to its Graduate School and School of Law.  Texas Tech has several institutes and centers that conduct scholarly work from within each of its schools and colleges.

Texas Tech University's colleges are:

  • College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • Honors College
  • College of Human Sciences
  • College of Mass Communications
  • College of Visual & Performing Arts
  • University College

Student Life

There are many student services and programs available at TTU, including several available through its International Cultural Center that houses its Office of International Affairs.  Through this office, students can participate in the Study Abroad program, among others.

TTU also has hundreds of organizations and clubs available for students to become involved in, including several chapters of fraternities and sororities.

A main attraction on the Texas Tex University campus is the United Spirit Arena, a 15,000-seat facility that hosts a full calendar of arts and entertainment, including top-name concerts and exhibits. The TTU basketball and volleyball games are held in this arena, as well as the university's commencement ceremonies.

Traditions

Texas Tech University has many traditions, and the Masked Rider may be its most well known tradition. The oldest and most popular mascot of TTU, the Masked Rider wears a red shirt and black cape, and rides a black horse to lead the athletic team out onto the field for all home games.  Other notable traditions at Texas Tech are its Matador Song, which is sung at many athletics events, and its Double T symbol, a logo that graces the school's jerseys.

Athletics

The "Red Raiders" and the "Lady Raiders" athletics teams of Texas Tech University have won many championships, and are top competitors in many intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The Texas Tech University System is made up of three institutions: Angelo State University, the Health Sciences Center, and Texas Tech University.  Each of these institutions has several locations throughout the southwest Texas area.  Angelo State also offers distance-learning programs.

Community Life

TTU is located in Lubbock, Texas, in the South Plains area south of the Texas Panhandle.  The city was named for Thomas S. Lubbock, a former Texas Ranger and Confederate Officer, whose brother was the governor of Texas during the Civil War.  The Lubbock area is host to thriving manufacturing and agricultural industries.  The TTU campus is noted for having the feeling of a small liberal arts college, though it boasts top-level research programs, an award-winning faculty, and an international student body.

Enrollment

38,209

Student to Faculty Ratio

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University of Minnesota - Rochester is located in Rochester, MN and is a public institution that provides opportunities for students to meet their goals. University of Minnesota - Rochester, with only about 140 students enrolled, has a high ratio of teachers to students and personalized education as part of its commitment to students. The school offers a degree program in Health Services. To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1430 - 1750 for the SAT exam and within the range of 22 - 27 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to this school. This school admits approximately 70% of applicants yearly. Of those students admitted, around 42% of students enrolled. More information regarding admissions can be found here. The cost of tuition is nearly $14,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is about $6,500. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements. Students should visit the website to get a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

Enrollment

533

Student to Faculty Ratio

14:1

The University of North Texas (UNT) is an institute of higher learning that offers 4-year undergraduate degrees as well as graduate degrees.  UNT has been a leader with many of its college programs including the first jazz studies program in the United States.  It also established the first doctoral program in art education and the first comprehensive training and research center for Spanish-language media.

The UNT has been widely recognized for its excellent faculty.  Among its faculty are many well-known researchers and award winners including Fulbright scholars, National Science Foundation CAREER award recipients, as well as many Grammy, Pulitzer and Emmy winners, among others.  Additionally, many UNT students have been named Goldwater Scholars for their achievements in math, science and engineering.

History

The University of North Texas was founded in 1890, and is the oldest university in the region of North Texas.  The first classes of UNT were held at Texas Normal College and Teacher's Training Institute when Denton, Texas was still a developing frontier city.

The UNT had many presidents who instigated many changes and improvements over the years.  In 1999, UNT was designated as an official university system, called the UNT System Center at Dallas or the UNT Dallas Campus, which was opened as an extension of UNT.  In 2001, the UNT System was recognized as one of six higher education systems in Texas.

Academics

The UNT's academic calendar follows the semester system, called "terms," with a fall, spring and summer term.

Colleges and Schools

The University of North Texas has many departments in its different colleges and schools that, among them, offer 97 bachelor's degree programs, 88 master's degree programs and 40 doctoral degrees.

UNT Colleges and Schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • Honors College
  • College of Public Affairs and Community Service
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Information
  • School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management
  • College of Music
  • College of Visual Arts and Design
  • Toulouse Graduate School
  • Mayborn School of Journalism

Student Life

There are 14 residence halls at the University of North Texas, offering a variety of on-campus living options.  A cafeteria and five different on-campus cafes provide places to meet and hang out with friends.

The more than 300 student organizations at UNT that include several fraternities and sororities, 42 academic associations and 54 honors societies, multicultural and political groups, service and religious societies, spirit and special-interest groups, recreational sports teams, as well as a student newspaper, radio station and cable television station.

The UNT Student Activities Center provides resources, services and advising to help students operate organizations.  It also runs many of the larger campus events.

UNT students who enjoy arts and entertainment will appreciate the nearly 1,000 concerts the College of Music presents each year, including the jazz music that UNT is best known for. Numerous art exhibits, film showings and theatre and dance performances are available on and around campus.  Adventure trips and equipment rentals are available at UNT's Outdoor Pursuits Center.

UNT Student Services include free tutoring, counseling, a career center, a low-cost eye center, pharmacy, medical evaluations, study skills and money management seminars and free legal advice.

Traditions

The University of North Texas is rich in school traditions like fight songs, a hand signal and other practices that promote a strong sense of pride and unity among its student body.

The UNT's mascot is the eagle, its school colors are green and white, and its athletic teams are the Talons, but nicknamed "Mean Green."  The eagle claw hand signal is a traditional symbol of pride and unity at UNT.

The lighting of McConnell Tower on the UNT campus is a tradition that symbolizes success, "the lamp of learning," and academic excellence.

The "spirit bell" is a UNT tradition that began in 1891 when a large bell was brought to the Denton campus to be rung to signal class changes and evening curfew.  Through the years it was also taken to sports games and rung there to signify team spirit.  The original bell was damaged, and has been replaced by a new bell that continues to be rung at games, pep rallies and school events to promote school pride and spirit.

Athletics

The UNT has 16 intercollegiate athletics teams for men and women, including its award-winning men's basketball team.  Other "Mean Green" Talon sports teams include women's basketball and men's football, as well as soccer, softball, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. More information can be found at MeanGreenSports.com.

 Community Life

The University of North Texas campus is in Denton, Texas.  Denton is a town of approximately 100,000 people.  It is located 36 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth.

The UNT offers numerous student organizations that are dedicated to service and volunteerism, allowing students to connect with and help the local community.  Some of these organizations are Alpha Phi Omega, America Reads Academy of Empowerment, Champions of Equity and Diversity, and Sister 2 Sister, among others.

Enrollment

38,241

Student to Faculty Ratio

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Texas State University - San Marcos is an institution of secondary education located in Texas hill country, equidistance between Austin and San Antonio. The San Marcos River runs nearby the main campus of Texas State, which has abundant trees, making it a beautiful setting.  Students enjoy many outdoor activities in the area around the main campus, which is situated on 457 acres.

The Aquarena Center at Texas State is located alongside the large springs in Texas, which feed the San Marcos River.  These springs support abundant aquatic life and eight endangered species, making Texas State and excellent place to study aquatic ecosystems and species.

The San Marcos campus of Texas State also has 5,038 additional acres around the area. Texas State offers roughly 100 undergraduate and 97 graduate degrees.  The student population at Texas State is quite diverse, with 35 percent being ethnic minorities.

History

In 1899, the Texas Legislature authorized Texas State University.  It first opened its doors in 1903, functioning as a teacher preparation school under the name of "Southwest Texas State Normal School."  The school's name changed several times over the years, finally becoming Texas State University-San Marcos in 2003.

Texas State University's first building was the castle-like Old Main, built in 1903 when the campus opened its doors.

Academics

Texas State University - San Marcos follows the semester system, with fall and spring semesters, as well as two shorter summer sessions that offer evening and weekend classes.

Colleges and Schools

Texas State University - San Marcos has nine academic colleges:

  • Applied Arts
  • McCoy College of Business Administration
  • Education
  • Fine Arts and Communication
  • Health Professions
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science and Engineering
  • University College
  • Graduate College

Student Life

Texas State University - San Marcos offers many on-campus housing options, with assistance provided by the Department of Housing and Residential Life.

There are many student clubs and organizations for students to get involved in at Texas State. With everything from Greek Life (fraternities and sororities) to political groups or major-specific organizations, there is something available for everyone.  The university also offers many student activities and services, including Study Abroad programs, the Associated Student Government, University Radio Station, Career Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, a Student Health Center, a variety of intramural sports teams, and more.

Athletics

The Texas State "Bobcats" teams compete in many intercollegiate athletics, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track and Field

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to Texas State University's main San Marcos campus on the banks of the San Marcos River, the university also has a campus in Round Rock, Texas.  This campus is The Round Rock Higher Education Center (RRHEC), which is often called "Texas State - Round Rock."  On this campus students can attend upper-level courses for bachelor's degrees or masters degrees, as well as certificate programs.  For lower-level courses, students may attend the nearby Austin Community College and Temple College at Taylor.  If a student completes his/her degree requirements at the Texas State - Round Rock campus, the degree will officially be earned from Texas State University - San Marcos.

Community Life

Prospective students of Texas State University - San Marcos are encouraged to attend a one-day program held on Saturdays called a "Bobcat Day" to learn all the university and surrounding community have to offer.

Enrollment

38,644

Student to Faculty Ratio

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About
Sam Houston State University, located in Huntsville, Texas, was founded 1879. The school is named after Sam Houston, one of the state's founding fathers who made his home in Huntsville and was a student of Austin College, the buildings of which were used by Sam Houston State University after Austin College moved to Sherman, Texas. The school is one of the oldest public institutions west of the Mississippi, and is the third oldest in the state of Texas, and among the first to provide education specifically for teachers. Sam Houston State University has an annual enrollment of over 17,000 students a year and is a member of the Texas State University System which operates post-secondary education institutions throughout the state.

Academics
Sam Houston State University offers nearly 80 undergraduate programs, over 50 masters programs and 5 doctoral programs. Undergraduate programs typically take four years to complete, and provide an education in the major combined with general education courses. Students may also pursue minor degrees which allow for the study of a second field of interest or to augment one's major with a related education. Masters programs require one to have earned a bachelors degree and have separate admissions requirements and application and typically take between one and two years to complete. Doctoral programs will require successful completion of a master's program and will vary in length based on the program.

Majors offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Sam Houston State University must meet the minimum requirements put forth by the school, including successful completion of a high school program (or equivalent) and the minimum required scores on either the ACT or SAT exams. Students must supply a completed application through the online system and provide transcripts and test scores. Once submitted, the application will be reviewed and a decision rendered regarding admission. Admitted students will be notified and be provided the information necessary to begin their academic career.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs at the federal and state level. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting student aid report (SAR) from which will be used to determine financial need, aid program eligibility, and monetary awards. Students may also apply for external scholarships awarded for a variety of reasons, including merit, cultural, or need. Financial aid must be reapplied for at the start of each academic year and students may be asked to provide additional documentation to ensure the SAR is accurate prior to the disbursement of funds.

Athletics
The Sam Houston State University Bearkats participate in intercollegiate athletics through the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. Intercollegiate athletics provide students the opportunity to experience healthy competition in a controlled setting, allowing students to learn skills such as teamwork and discipline, and habits such as good health and punctuality. Students are encouraged to participate in such sports as the allow for the camaraderie that comes from the successes and failures that come with a group of individuals pursuing the same goal. Tryout dates, times and forms are available through the school's athletic department.

Athletic Programs:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

In addition a number of intramural sports are available on campus, allowing students to compete against one another either individually or in teams. Intramural sports allow for friendly extracurricular activity and are considered a good way to meet other students on campus. Individuals may form a team or join an existing one, based on the event. An events calendar is available showing when such events take place and the student center provides information on how to participate.

Enrollment

21,213

Student to Faculty Ratio

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Stephen F Austin State University is a public university that has a large number of degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Nacogdoches, Texas, in a predominantly rural area. SFASU has a yearly student enrollment of over 13,000.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Education

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the school. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken in order to be able to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 18 to 23 on the ACT or 1270 to 1580 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase your chances for getting accepted. 63% of those students that apply are accepted to Stephen F Austin State University, of which 37 percent choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at sfasu.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay around $6,600, while out-of-state residents pay $15,000 per year. Some students at SFASU may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.

Athletic programs are available at SFASU through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students should visit the SFASU website to obtain a complete list of programs offered, student services, and more.

Enrollment

13,144

Student to Faculty Ratio

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The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or UT Arlington) is a larger university situated in Arlington, Texas near the busy Dallas-Fort Worth. UT Arlington is one of nine universities in the University of Texas System. UT Arlington offers nearly 190 degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels in a wide range of disciplines. The university also offers professional development programs. UT Arlington is classified as a research university with high research activity.  Many discoveries have been pioneered and patents made by UTA faculty, and the university offers state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and technology.  The UT Arlington also offers distance education and continuing education.

UT Arlington is notable for the diversity of its students and programs.  UTA ranks in the top 10 percent of the nation's universities for its racial diversity. It is known as a national model of Hispanic student success.  Its Business College's "Asia Executive MBA Program" is one of the largest foreign universities in China. The Department of Art offers a glass art program that attracts some of the most talented and innovative artists in the nation.

History

The University of Texas was established in 1881. The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System was also established in 1881.

Academics

The academic calendar of the UT Arlington essentially follows a quarter system format, with a fall term, winter "intersession, spring term, and summer sessions.

Colleges and Schools

UT Arlington has 12 colleges and schools:

  • School of Architecture
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Health Professions
  • College of Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • Honors College
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Science
  • School of Social Work
  • University College
  • School of Urban and Public Affairs

Student Life

Students at UTA can get involved in the more than 280 student organizations and clubs available on campus.  There area also many special events, guest speakers and music concerts offered on campus throughout the year, featuring headline performers.  Intramural sports are numerous, including a wheelchair basketball team known as "The Movin' Mavs."

There are opportunities for civic engagement through the UTA Volunteers program, Service Learning program, Leadership Center, and more.  There are many active chapters of fraternities and sororities at UT Arlington, along with religious organizations and special-interest groups.

Once of the many Student Services offered at UTA is the "Maverick Scholars" program that helps UTA students to be successful in their educational goals.  The program is designed to ease the adjustment to college life, and students in the program tend to earn higher grade-point averages and graduate on schedule more frequently than their peers.

Athletics

The UT Arlington "Mavericks" athletics teams compete in 14 intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its main campus in Arlington, Texas, the UT Arlington has two satellite campuses:

  • Fort Worth Center (downtown Fort Worth)
  • Arlington Regional Data Center (15 minutes from the main campus in Arlington, Texas)

Community Life

The UT Arlington gets high marks for its community engagement. It runs many revitalization projects and educational outreach initiatives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond.  Its outreach programs serve local, national and international causes with substantial student involvement.  Additionally, the UTA is committed to sustainability, and participates in community building programs that include the construction of "green" buildings.  UT Arlington's "College Town UTA" program helps to connect nearby residents and businesses with opportunities on the UTA campus.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area has much to offer students and visitors, with a vibrant night life and plenty of entertainment, many museums and art galleries, nearby theme parks and amusement parks, health spas, and more.

Enrollment

47,899

Student to Faculty Ratio

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Tarlton provides a variety of program options for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Stephenville, Texas and publically funded. Tarlton has an annual student enrollment of over 11,000.

Areas of study available at Tarlton include but are not limited to:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken in order to apply to Tarlton. Scores between 18 to 23 on the ACT or 1280 to 1580 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase your chances for admission. This school has an acceptance rate of about 63% of which only 52% decided to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at tarleton.edu.

The tuition at Tarleton State University varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $5,800 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $14,000 annually. Student housing is available for students and costs about $4,700 each year. Some students at Tarleton State University may qualify for financial aid, which is generally offered as grants or student loans.

The mascot for Tarleton State University is the "Texans", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the NCAA. Available sports offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Students can visit the Tarleton State University website to get a complete list of academic programs offered, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

Enrollment

13,109

Student to Faculty Ratio

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Texas A&M International University provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Laredo, Texas and publically funded. Nearly six thousand students enroll at A&M yearly. Here is a list of some of the popular programs A&M offers:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Psychology
  • Health And Clinical Professions
Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Very common standardized test scores among applicants accepted to A&M are between 16 - 20 for the ACT exam, or 820 - 990 on the SAT exam. 48% of students that apply are admitted to A&M, of which 34 percent choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here. Tuition & fees at this school vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs close to $5,900 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $14,000 annually. A&M may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that qualify as scholarships, grants, and loans. The Texas A&M International University Dustdevils participate in several athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:
  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
Students who wish to see more about A&M may check out their website at http://tamiu.edu.

Enrollment

7,884

Student to Faculty Ratio

22:1

The University of Texas - Pan American is a public institution located in Edinburg, TX and provides a large number of program options for students. UT-Pan American has an annual student enrollment of nearly nineteen thousand.

Students can choose from a few areas of study, including:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Security And Protective Services

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Students may take either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions to The University of Texas - Pan American. A score in a range of 1240 - 1570 on the SAT, or 17 - 21 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. UT-Pan American has an acceptance rate of 70 percent of which only 56 percent chose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at utpa.edu.

Tuition & fees at UT-Pan American are different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs around $5,500 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $14,000 annually. Housing is available for students, and generally costs approximately $3,700 for the year. Students at this school may qualify for aid which is generally loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at The University of Texas - Pan American through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Contact information, academics information, programs, and much more can be accessed on school's website at http://www.utpa.edu.

Enrollment

28,644

Student to Faculty Ratio

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History

West Texas A & M University is a public four year institution in Canyon, Texas. Established in 1910, WTAMU has gone through name and location changes and has had its share of controversy, yet has maintained its educational standards throughout. WTAMU is a leader in distance education offering individual courses online as well as three undergrad and two graduate programs that can be completed fully online. The school joined the Texas A & M University System in 1990 and currently has approximately 7000 students enrolled.

Academics

WTAMU has over 61 undergraduate degree programs, 45 graduate degree programs, and 1 doctoral program. The school believes in excellence in teaching, research and service, providing quality education and experience to its students through a dedicated faculty and modern facilities.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students wishing to enroll at WTAMU must meet the minimum requirements of the school. These requirements are calculated based on class placement percentage and ACT score along with the necessary courses completed as per Texas curricula. The financial aid office will assist students in determining financial aid eligibility and meting out awards.

Athletics

West Texas A & M University plays in the NCAA Division II Lonestar Conference. The school colors are maroon and white and the school mascot is the buffalo.

Athletic programs:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Enrollment

10,029

Student to Faculty Ratio

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Midwestern State University is a public institution located in Wichita Falls, TX and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Nearly six thousand students enroll at Midwestern State University yearly. Here is a list of some of the popular programs MSU offers:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by the admissions office. Students may take either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score within the range of 1360 to 1645 on the SAT, or 20 to 24 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. 52% of applicants are admitted to this school, of which 45 percent choose to attend. More information on admissions can be found at admissions.mwsu.edu. The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $6,200 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $7,000 for the year. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $3,500 annually. Some students at Midwestern State University may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided as grants or student loans. The Midwestern State University Mustangs participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available may include:
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)
  • Softball (NCAA Division II)
Students should take a look at the school's primary website to view additional information about the school, campus life, athletics, and more.

Enrollment

6,102

Student to Faculty Ratio

17:1

Texas Woman's University provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Denton, Texas and publically funded. Enrollment at Texas Woman's University exceeds 14,000 yearly.

Areas of study available at Texas Woman's University include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Library Science

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 1210 to 1525 for the SAT exam and within the range of 16 to 22 on the ACT is common among students accepted to this school. Texas Woman's University admits around 90 percent of students applying. Of those applicants admitted, nearly 35 percent attended the school. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay around $6,000, while out-of-state residents pay $14,000 for the year. The price of on-campus housing is around $3,900 per year. Some students at Texas Woman's University may qualify for financial aid, which is generally offered as grants or student loans.

TWU participates in sports through the NCAA's Lone Star Conference in Basketball.

Contact information, academics information, areas of study, and much more can be accessed on school's website at http://www.twu.edu.

Enrollment

15,518

Student to Faculty Ratio

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A&M Commerce, a public institution, offers a large number of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Commerce, TX, the school offers a rural setting for students to study in. Texas A&M University - Commerce has an annual student enrollment of nearly eleven thousand.

Areas of study offered at Texas A&M University - Commerce include:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Computer And Information Sciences
  • Education

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken to apply to Texas A&M University - Commerce. Scores between 18 to 24 on the ACT or 860 to 1070 on the SAT are needed to increase your chances for admission. A&M Commerce has an acceptance rate of about 44 percent of which only 39 percent decided to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at tamu-commerce.edu.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs around $6,900 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $17,000 per year. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,700 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements.

The Texas A&M University - Commerce Lions participate in a number of athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Students who would like to view more about A&M Commerce can check out their website at http://www.tamu-commerce.edu.

Enrollment

12,411

Student to Faculty Ratio

21:1

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is a state university in the Southwestern area of Texas.  The main campus of UTSA is located on 600 acres in the northern area of San Antonio.  The school has a well-respected faculty, excellent research facilities and offers 65 undergraduate degree programs, and 70 graduate degree programs at the master's and doctoral levels.  UTSA also offers many courses online.

Notable alumni of UTSA include many well-known NBA players, award-winning research scientists, and recognized writers, among many others.

History

Founded in 1969, the school received the land donation for its 600-acre campus in 1970, which is when the school was established as actively operational. The school was established with five colleges.

Academics

The academic calendar for UTSA follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters, and a summer "term."

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • College of Public Policy
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Sciences
  • Honors College

Student Life

There are more than 180 student clubs and organization for students at UTSA to become involved in, representing interests and shared backgrounds in culture, the military, politics and student government, religion, service, social events, sports and recreation.  There are also many chapters of fraternities and sororities at UTSA, offering a very active Greek Life.

There are several options for on-campus student housing, and a selection of on-campus dining services at UTSA.

Traditions

The colors of the University of Texas System are orange and white.  The UTSA has added navy to the orange and white as their school's third color.

The school's mascot is the roadrunner, a bird that represents the region in Texas where UTSA is located.

Athletics

The UTSA "Roadrunners" athletic teams compete in 16 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division I Level.

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Fencing

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its main campus, the University of Texas at San Antonio has two other campuses in San Antonio: Its Downtown and Hemisfair Park campuses.

Community Life

The weather in San Antonio Texas is known to be very temperate and, along with its many sights, attracts students and tourists alike.

Enrollment

32,264

Student to Faculty Ratio

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The University of Texas at Tyler is a public institution located in Tyler, Texas and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Approximately 6,500 students enroll at UT Tyler annually.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Very common standardized test scores among applicants admitted to this school are between 20 to 25 for the ACT exam, or 1420 to 1720 for the SAT exam. This school accepts approximately 50% of applicants annually. Of those students admitted, around 50% of students attended the school. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay approximately $7,300 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $18,000 for the year. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $7,200 for the year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at The University of Texas at Tyler through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)

Contact information, admission forms, programs offered, and more may be viewed on school's website at http://www.uttyler.edu/.

Enrollment

10,206

Student to Faculty Ratio

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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, a public institution, offers an assortment of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Odessa, TX, the campus offers an urban setting for students to study in. Nearly four thousand students enroll at UT Permian Basin per year. A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Family And Consumer Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Psychology
To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Students may provide either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. A score in a range of 890 - 1120 on the SAT, or 19 - 24 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. Approximately 80 percent of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 53 percent of those admitted choosing to attend.  More information on admissions can be found at ss.utpb.edu. The tuition at UT Permian Basin varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $5,600 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $14,000 per year. On-campus housing is available for students, and generally costs around $4,600 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin offers a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:
  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)
  • Softball (NCAA Division II)
Students should visit the school's portal today at utpb.edu to see additional information.

Enrollment

5,834

Student to Faculty Ratio

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Angelo State University is a public institution located in San Angelo, Texas and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Angelo State University has an annual student enrollment of over 6,900.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs San Angelo State offers:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. Most students accepted to San Angelo State earn an SAT score between 860 to 1080, or an ACT composite score in a range of 18 to 23. 93% of students that apply are admitted to Angelo State University, of which 35 percent choose to attend. More information on admissions can be found at angelo.edu.

Tuition & fees at San Angelo State vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs nearly $6,800 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $15,000 annually. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,300 per year. Some students at San Angelo State may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The San Angelo State "Rams" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Students may visit the Angelo State University website to see a complete list of areas of study, programs, student services, and more.

Enrollment

10,387

Student to Faculty Ratio

20:1

TAMUK is a public institution located in Kingsville, Texas and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Enrollment at TAMUK exceeds nine thousand per year.

Areas of study offered at TAMUK include but are not limited to:

  • Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then studied by the admissions staff. Most common standardized test scores among students accepted to TAMUK are between 15 - 20 on the ACT, or 770 - 980 on the SAT exam. Admission to Texas A&M University - Kingsville is considered highly competitive, with only 20 percent of students who applied on average being admitted each year. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay close to $7,300, while nonresidents pay $18,000 annually. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements by way of grants or student loans.

This school has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)

Students should visit the Texas A&M University - Kingsville website to obtain a complete list of academic programs offered, financial aid details, and more.

Enrollment

8,541

Student to Faculty Ratio

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The 7 schools listed below are part of the -2 system. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Brookhaven College in Lake Jackson, TX1,000 to 4,999info
Grayson County College in Galveston, TX1,000 to 4,999info
Midwestern State University in Midland, TX5,000 to 9,999info Virtual Tour
Owensboro Community and Technical College in McKinney, TXMore Than 20,000info
Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX10,000 to 19,999info
Texas State University in Nacogdoches, TX10,000 to 19,999info
Trinity University in Denton, TX10,000 to 19,999info Virtual Tour

Texas A&M University System

The 8 schools listed below are part of the Texas A&M University System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
in Killeen, TX1,000 to 4,999info
Eastfield College in Commerce, TX10,000 to 19,999info
Lee College in Laredo, TX5,000 to 9,999info
Ranger College in Prairie View, TX5,000 to 9,999info
Tarrant County College in Stephenville, TX10,000 to 19,999info
Texas A&M University in Kingsville, TX5,000 to 9,999info
Texas A&M University - Commerce in Texarkana, TX1,000 to 4,999info
Western Texas College in Canyon, TX5,000 to 9,999info

Texas State University System

The 4 schools listed below are part of the Texas State University System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Lamar State College - Orange in Beaumont, TX10,000 to 19,999info
San Antonio College in Huntsville, TXMore Than 20,000info
Southwestern Adventist University in San Marcos, TXMore Than 20,000info
Tarleton State University in Alpine, TX1,000 to 4,999info Virtual Tour

Texas Tech University System

The 3 schools listed below are part of the Texas Tech University System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Arlington Baptist College in San Angelo, TX10,000 to 19,999info
Texas Wesleyan University in Lubbock, TXMore Than 20,000info
Tyler Junior College in Lubbock, TX5,000 to 9,999info

The University of Texas System

The 9 schools listed below are part of The University of Texas System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
in Tyler, TXLess Than 1,000info
Texarkana College in Galveston, TX1,000 to 4,999info
Texas Southern University in San Antonio, TXMore Than 20,000info
The University of Texas at Austin in Arlington, TXMore Than 20,000info
The University of Texas at Brownsville in Edinburg, TXMore Than 20,000info
The University of Texas at Dallas in Austin, TXMore Than 20,000info Virtual Tour
The University of Texas at El Paso in Richardson, TXMore Than 20,000info
The University of Texas at San Antonio in Odessa, TX5,000 to 9,999info Virtual Tour
The University of Texas at Tyler in El Paso, TXMore Than 20,000info

University of Houston System

The 4 schools listed below are part of the University of Houston System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Houston Community College System in Houston, TX5,000 to 9,999info
Howard College in Houston, TXMore Than 20,000info
University of Houston in Victoria, TX1,000 to 4,999info
University of Houston - Victoria in Houston, TX10,000 to 19,999info

University of North Texas System

The 2 schools listed below are part of the University of North Texas System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Northeast Texas Community College in Denton, TXMore Than 20,000info
Texas Lutheran University in Fort Worth, TX1,000 to 4,999info Virtual Tour

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Texas in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2020: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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