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Admissions & New Student Services

Making the Right Choice

Deciding what university is the best fit for you can be difficult. At UTPA making the right choice is easy. Everything you need to be successful is all right here. With 56 bachelor's, 56 master's, three doctoral and two cooperative doctoral degree programs, there's room for you to find what's right for you. And even though we have over 19,000 students on campus, our small classes, personal attention from faculty, and convenient residence halls make you feel right at home. We've got a long list of things to brag about, from our Premed Honors College to our award-winning Robotics team. Check us out at

Be in the Right Place

Exciting things are happening in South Texas. Did you know that the Rio Grande Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation? And UTPA's main campus in Edinburg is right in the middle of it all. Edinburg is near the U.S.-Mexico border and only a short drive to the sandy beaches of South Padre Island—a great place to study.

Right On Time

Don't miss the benefits because you missed the deadline. Our Admissions Counselors are ready to help you get everything you need to stay on track and be right on time. Check out our calendar at for upcoming deadlines including applying to UTPA and for financial aid.

Paying for college is a big concern for everyone. It's good to know that UTPA has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country, and UTPA students received more than $110 million in financial aid and scholarships last year. Visit the Financial Aid Express Lab for help with aid and scholarship applications.

Estimated Costs
In-State: Full-time Student Fall/Spring Semesters
Tuition and Fees $5,560
Room and Board $6,038

Visit for more information about tuition and fees. Got a question you need answered right away? RIO is there for you 24/7. Visit RIO our Resource Information Online System at for answers to your questions relating to admissions, financial aid and student life.

Making the Right Move

Choosing where to live is almost as important as choosing your major. Freshmen live on campus, and we have a variety of choices for your home-away-from-home that will best match your lifestyle. You can even stay longer, if you like.

Unity Hall is UTPA Residence Life’s newest residential facility and closest to our award-winning Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex. This traditional suite-style residential facility has on-site tutoring and staff to help you succeed while having fun at UTPA.

There are also Living-Learning Communities in our Heritage Hall residential facility. LLC is our way of helping students who have similar interests meet up early in their college career. These communities generally share floors in our residence halls, attend classes together and ultimately, study together. Space is limited and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out more about living the Bronc Life, visit