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University of Texas at San Antonio

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Description of University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Year of foundation: 1969
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 32,000 people
  • Age of students: 17+ years.
  • Type of education: State University.

University of Texas at San Antonio is a multicultural educational institution with more than 32,000 students, the largest state university in San Antonio.

The educational institution has a wide range of interests: higher education, scientific research, cooperation with local organizations, participation in public works and the development of the urban environment for training successful specialists, and promoting the development of a new global economy. The university works on the basis of four campuses, surrounded by the seventh largest city in the country.

UTSA was founded in 1969, and today it is the third state institution in the number of enrolled students annually. The university has a local economic impact of $ 1.2 billion, the UTSA Institute for Economic Development generates $ 2.9 billion in direct economic impact, and the university’s research spending rose to $ 40 million annually.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in University of Texas at San Antonio

Program name
All year round
from 24262.00 $ / year
from 24262.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 12500.00 $ / year
from 12500.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

UTSA offers several campus housing options:

  • Chaparral Village (Chap) - residence for 1000 people: apartments with separate bedrooms, fully furnished living rooms and kitchenettes. Amenities include paid utilities, high-speed Internet access, cable TV, an outdoor pool, and a basketball court.
  • Chisholm Hall (Chisholm) - the oldest residential complex on campus, opened in 1986: a four-story dormitory for about 500 students offers 1-, 2-bed rooms, an entertainment center, rest rooms, and a shared kitchen.
  • Laurel Village (Laurel) is the second residential complex of UTSA, built in 2008 and designed for 678 students. Similar in design to Chaparral, it has a private pool, a hot tub, and an outdoor picnic area. Laurel offers a full-year rental option for those looking for year-round housing.
  • Alvarez Hall (Alvarez) is a four-storey residential complex, opened in autumn 2013 and designed for 618 students. Laundry facilities are available in each wing, and a shared kitchen and computer lab are located in the lobby on the second floor.
  • University Oaks (U Oaks) offer 1, 2 and 4 bedroom apartments. Amenities include high-speed Internet access, cable. Residents of the residence are available activity centers, laundry, access to the pool.

Activities University of Texas at San Antonio

The university publishes its own student newspaper, Paisano, which has received numerous awards from the Colombian School Press Association. Paisano remains completely independent from the administration of the university publication since its foundation in 1981.

The university holds several annual entertainment events, including a parade of golf courses, salutes, costume festivals. One of them is the UTSA Fiesta, an annual event held in April: this is a carnival with performances by musicians, competitions, fairs.

The campus has 350 student organizations.


  1. The University of Texas at San Antonio is a growing educational institution, and it continues to grow, making progress as a research university and a large student campus. The university offers academic programs in popular areas, serves as an engine for the prosperity of the region, a driving force for social mobility of students. The intention of the university is to increase the number of students up to 45,000 people, the expansion of UTSA Downtown Campus - this will make it even more active academic and scientific center.
  2. The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of six new research universities in Texas that is a member of Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a consortium of major universities offering doctoral studies and dealing with cooperation and science development.
  3. According to Times Higher Education, UTSA was recognized as one of the 400 best universities in the world.
  4. UTSA consists of nine colleges:
  • College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Engineering
  • Honors college
  • College of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • College of Public Policy
  • College of Sciences
  • University College.
  1. All university programs are accredited by the South Association of Colleges and Schools, and the UTSA College of Business is accredited by the Association for the Development of University Business Schools. It is one of the 30 largest in the US, as confirmed by publications such as the Princeton Review, BusinessWeek and HispanicBusiness. More than 50% of graduates of Honors College were admitted to graduate school, medical and vocational schools.
  2. College of Sciences collaborates with leading San Antonio research institutes - Southwestern Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute and UT Health-San Antonio. Since 2005, UTSA and the Southwestern Research Institute have supported a joint doctoral program in space physics.

Facilities and equipment at University of Texas at San Antonio

The main campus, the oldest and largest of the three, opened its doors in 1975; Roadrunner Cafe, the first canteen of the university, was built in 2005. In 2006, UTSA acquired a 125-acre lane of land on Houseman Road to build an athletic complex. Students live in one of the five campus housing complexes.

In 2014, the construction of New North Paseo (NPB) was completed, where laboratories, classes in computer science, and cyber security are located. NPB accommodates the Center for Infrastructure and Security (CIAS), the Center for Education and Research in Information Security and Infrastructure (CERIIS), the Institute of Cybersecurity. The architectural firm, which was in charge of NPB, received an award from the AIA Austin Design Awards Competition.

Downtown Campus consists of four buildings, a library with an area of 18,138 square meters. f. And parking for more than 2,200 cars.

Hemisfair Campus is the third branch of UTSA: here is the Texas Culture Institute of 182,000 square meters. It hosts the Texas Folklore Festival, an annual event dedicated to the cultures of Texas and their role in a multicultural state.

Athletic complex Park West was opened in 2013 for football, athletics programs. Baseball, softball, and tennis teams play on campus.

The Convocation Center, a multifunctional arena designed for more than 4,000 fans, is a place for training UTSA basketball and volleyball teams.

Admission dates and extra charges

Tuition fees at the University of Texas at San Antonio:

  • Undergraduate - $ 12,500 / g.
  • Graduate - $ 12,500 / g.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Foreign applicants apply online and provide:

  • Certificate, high school diploma (official translation)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE)
  • ACT or SAT exam results (optional).

Scholarships University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Good neighbor scholarship
  • International Student Grant Program.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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