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The University of Texas at San Antonio Overview

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a public institution situated in San Antonio, Texas. The city atmosphere of San Antonio makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is The University of Texas at San Antonio Known For?

5,670 Undergraduate Awards
$22,811 Avg Cost After Aid
79% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UTSA.
  • In 2017-2018, 73% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UTSA with a bachelor's degree make about $45,300 a year. That's 11% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UTSA has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#73 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#163 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#164 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UTSA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Construction Trades Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UTSA has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Music Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#25 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#35 Best Value Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#38 Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#58 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#67 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is The University of Texas at San Antonio?

Location of The University of Texas at San Antonio

Contact details for UTSA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Utsa Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-1644
Phone: 210-458-4011
Website: www.utsa.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/utsa
Twitter: https://twitter.com/utsa

How Do I Get Into UTSA?

You can apply to UTSA online at: www.applytexas.org

Admission Requirements for UTSA

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UTSA?

79% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
83% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 79%, UTSA may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to UTSA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio  ( 520 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio  ( 510 to 600 )
200
800
UTSA received ACT scores from 39% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford The University of Texas at San Antonio?

$22,811 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
6.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UTSA is $22,811. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UTSA, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $6,633 a year. That adds up to $26,532 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UTSA is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

The University of Texas at San Antonio Undergraduate Student Diversity

22,414 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28,275 undergraduate students at UTSA, with 22,414 being full-time and 5,861 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UTSA

There are also 4,319 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 22,414 full-time undergraduates at UTSA, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UTSA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Texas at San Antonio students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UTSA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,346
Black or African American 2,004
Hispanic or Latino 12,767
White 4,825
International Students 445
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,027

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Texas at San Antonio. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 98 countries are represented at UTSA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Mexico, and China.

Online Learning at The University of Texas at San Antonio

705 Took All Classes Online
9,637 Took At Least One Class Online
71.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,637 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UTSA has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 77th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UTSA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Texas at San Antonio was 71.7%. This is the #409 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UTSA regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UTSA majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 22%
Information Technology 46%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UTSA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UTSA.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Information Technology #13
Computer & Information Sciences #32

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The University of Texas at San Antonio Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 0 458 0 8 0 466
Health & Physical Education 0 372 0 42 0 414
Business Administration & Management 0 205 1 137 0 343
Accounting 0 240 0 87 4 331
General Biology 0 279 0 25 1 305
Communication & Media Studies 0 248 0 17 0 265
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 248 0 0 0 248
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 223 0 10 0 233
Computer Information Systems 0 186 7 26 0 219
Mechanical Engineering 0 203 0 10 5 218
Finance & Financial Management 0 176 0 33 3 212
Marketing 0 192 0 10 2 204
Information Technology 0 199 0 0 0 199
Public Health 0 195 1 0 0 196
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 147 0 11 0 158
Educational Administration 0 0 4 122 20 146
Sociology 0 127 0 12 0 139
Electrical Engineering 0 99 0 27 9 135
Public Administration 0 60 25 44 0 129
General English Literature 0 112 0 8 3 123
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 13 33 0 69 0 115
Civil Engineering 0 87 0 22 3 112
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 10 98 0 108
Health Sciences & Services 0 102 0 0 0 102
History 0 75 0 16 0 91
Management Information Systems 0 82 0 5 1 88
General Architecture 0 76 7 0 0 83
General Education 0 68 0 10 0 78
Mathematics 0 73 0 3 0 76
Fine & Studio Arts 0 66 0 4 0 70
Political Science & Government 0 66 0 3 0 69
Building Management & Inspection 0 66 0 0 0 66
Business/Managerial Economics 0 61 0 3 0 64
Anthropology 0 53 0 7 3 63
Music 0 51 3 9 0 63
Natural Resources Conservation 0 52 0 10 0 62
Social Work 0 0 0 62 0 62
Multilingual Education 0 49 0 10 0 59
Special Education 0 29 0 29 0 58
Computer Engineering 0 37 0 16 0 53
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 27 26 0 53
Biomedical Engineering 0 36 0 12 3 51
Teaching English or French 0 22 3 22 0 47
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 38 1 8 0 47
Hospitality Management 0 45 0 0 0 45
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 43 0 43
Physics 0 26 0 10 6 42
Human Resource Management 0 32 0 0 4 36
Statistics 0 11 0 21 4 36
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 35 0 0 0 35
Real Estate 0 30 5 0 0 35
International Relations & National Security 0 33 0 0 0 33
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 24 8 32
Student Counseling 0 0 0 26 6 32
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 31 0 0 0 31
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 23 6 0 0 29
International Business 0 26 0 0 0 26
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 25 0 0 0 25
General Business/Commerce 0 24 0 0 0 24
Information Science 0 0 0 24 0 24
Chemistry 0 16 0 4 4 24
Economics 0 0 0 24 0 24
Romance Languages 0 13 6 4 0 23
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 10 0 12 0 22
Philosophy 0 15 0 7 0 22
Geography & Cartography 0 17 0 1 0 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 6 11 0 17
Ethnic Studies 0 14 0 0 0 14
Interior Architecture 0 13 0 0 0 13
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 5 7 0 12
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 12 0 12
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 12 0 0 0 12
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 9 9
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 9 9
Biological & Physical Science 0 8 0 0 0 8
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 7 7
Writing Studies 0 0 7 0 0 7
Demography & Population Studies 0 0 0 0 7 7
Biotechnology 0 0 0 6 0 6
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 4 4
Area Studies 0 4 0 0 0 4
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 4 0 4
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 0 4 0 4
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 2 0 0 0 0 2
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 2 0 2
Other Social Sciences 0 1 0 0 1 2
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 1 1
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 1 0 0 1
Construction Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 15 5,655 125 1,319 127 7,241

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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