FAST FACTS
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Location:Edinburg
Setting:Suburban
Population:399,642
Enrollment:19,302
On Campus:5%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/27-
  • Spring 01/14-

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$3,062

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$3,600

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
N/A

Campus Diversity
5%Caucasian
1%African American
89%Hispanic
1%Asian American
0%Native American
3%International
1%Other


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Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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The University of Texas-Pan American, a Hispanic serving institution, is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley. UTPA is located in Edinburg, Texas, approximately 10 miles north of the US/Mexico border and 75 miles northwest of South Padre Island. UTPA provides program specific classes in Rio Grande City, McAllen and South Padre Island in addition to those offered through the online learning center.

Campus Location - UTPA is located in Edinburg, Texas, approximately 10 miles north of the US/Mexico border and 75 miles northwest of South Padre Island.

Helpful Information - As a new member of NSE, UTPA is excited to offer students opportunities to study in a variety of programs. New apartment style housing is located on campus and allows student easy access to various activities. While UTPA offer students courses in most major areas of study, it will particularly appeal to students interested in issues and studies related to the U.S.-Mexico Border region as well as students interested in easy access to South Padre Island (about 75 minutes away).

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies, U.S. - Mexico Border Health Issues

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Theater Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Administration

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication, Print Media, Radio and Television Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Bilingual, Child Care, Curriculum/ Instruction Supervision, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Language and Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching and Learning, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Technical Education

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Language and Literacy, Linguistics, Literature, Poetry, Rhetoric

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Foreign Language: Chinese (some courses), French, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Spanish Literature

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Health Education, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Occupational Education, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences, Substance Abuse/Addictions

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Dance, Design/Technical, Music Education, Music Performance, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Policy Studies

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Child Psychology, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or N/A Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 11/19/2013.
  • Estimated cost: $3,062.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: None.
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 11/19/2013.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $150 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003599

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 11/19/2013.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Suite: $3,600 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $500
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1030 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1094 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1128 per semester for 17 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.