The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a nationally recognized state research university in San Antonio, Texas, with four campus locations: Main Campus, Downtown Campus, Hemisfair Campus, and Park West Campus. Located in one of the most vibrant, fastest-growing cities in the country, UTSA actively embraces multicultural traditions while serving as a center for intellectual and creative resources.
With 60 undergraduate areas of study and over 360 student organizations, students can practice what they love to do both inside and outside of the classroom. The UTSA community is full of social interaction, cultural engagement, and service to the community, all of which shape roadrunners into well-rounded, active citizens of the community. UTSA’s top-tier education goes beyond the workplace—it sets students on the path toward becoming who they’re meant to be.
“The College thoroughly prepared me for the next step in my career as an educational administrator through individual attention, cooperative learning opportunities, and relevant curriculum.” – Beverly Broom
Get to know The University of Texas at San Antonio
UTSA plays a distinctive role among research universities due to its devotion to undergraduate research. With a strong belief that students at all levels of learning can benefit from academic research opportunities, UTSA focuses on complementing their classroom-based instruction with real-life research experiences. The university offers first-class laboratories, 23 research centers and industry-sponsored institutes, and faculty with recognized expertise in a wide range of fields. Students can gain hands-on experiences in research from long-term, multi-million dollar projects to modest, short-term explorations.
UTSA is committed to creating a community that promotes equality and inclusion so that graduates may become leaders of a diverse society. The university offers around 360 student organizations with one-third of them identifying as cultural organizations. The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion (SCCEI) hosts annual events and initiatives that proudly honor the history and heritage of various identities.
ALTERNATIVE BREAK EXPERIENCES
The UTSA Alternative Break Program is perfect for students who want to help communities through volunteering. Service trips are not only education, but they also give students the chance to reflect while bringing direct service to the global community. Students bring awareness to problems that exist in all kinds of communities, allowing them to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way.
UTSA READY PROGRAM
The UTSA Ready Program is available for high school juniors and seniors who want to get a head-start on their college career. The program is free to participants, helping future roadrunners prepare for success by teaching success skills that are both cognitive and non-cognitive.
All first-year students are required to take the Academic Inquiry & Scholarship (AIS) Pathways Course, which is designed to align first-year students to their Academic Pathway and help them transition into college life. Students can choose to enroll in a block schedule, which allows them to take multiple courses with a small cohort. It is a great opportunity for first-year students to make connections with peers who share similar interests. Freshmen are also appointed a peer mentor, an experienced upperclassman who can support and guide them through academic challenges.
WRITING PROGRAM COURSES
UTSA’s Writing Program courses help students transform into the most proficient writers possible. The courses focus on the writing process and such important writing elements as purpose, audience, correctness, research techniques, and visual layout. Writing-intensive courses are integrated into UTSA’s core curriculum, requiring students to take Freshman Composition I and Freshman Composition II. These classes include an oral component and quantitative literacy to help students sharpen their skills and prepare for the professional world.
Roadrunners show off their school spirit by participating in UTSA traditions. Students can express their love for their school by choosing to participate in some of the 100 fun, unique traditions. Read about these Six UTSA traditions to discover why students love to get involved.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP CENTER
The Student Leadership Center serves as a centralized resource to help students commit to a life of community engagement and active citizenship. It provides opportunities and resources that encourage students to participate in initiatives that promote positive change to both the UTSA campus as well as the greater San Antonio community. In return, students gain a global perspective that fosters education, innovation, and lifelong action.
Rowdy Corps is a community-based work-study program that connects UTSA students with local nonprofits or public agencies under the common goal to make a positive impact in the broader San Antonio community. Rowdy Corps participants are expected to work between 12 hours/week to 19 hours/week over the span of one academic year. Students receive career-focused trainings, attend networking events, and engage in learning projects.
UTSA is located in one of the most vibrant, fastest-growing cities in the country: San Antonio. This Texas location gives students a unique opportunity to enjoy multicultural events, visit historical landmarks, and explore the city through a riverboat tour. Known as the seventh-largest city in America by population, San Antonio is filled with lively activities and events that any student can enjoy—choose from hiking to the top of Eisenhower Park to riding the tallest roller coaster at Six Flags to participating in the largest in the Martin Luther King Jr. March in the country.
UTSA is San Antonio’s only NCAA Division I FBS institution, and it received national recognition for its prestigious rank in Conference US’ Academic Progress Rate (APR). The university competes 17 intercollegiate sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball.
UTSA offers Micro-Internships, which give students the chance to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to a full internship experience. These projects allow students to explore a different career path in a shorter amount of time. This is an amazing opportunity for students to show off their skills to companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging startups in a variety of fields.
UTSA requires capstones that vary according to major. These capstones help students sharpen and develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Once students complete their capstone courses and graduate, they will be ready to tackle real-world problems and become great leaders of their communities.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 510 | 75th Percentile: 610
25th Percentile: 510 | 75th Percentile: 600
25th Percentile: 19 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 24
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $5,724
Tuition (out-of-state): $17,730