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University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

About This Campus

San Antonio is a culturally & economically vibrant south Texas city with approximately 1.33 million people. The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) main campus is located in the Texas hill country approximately ten miles from the center of downtown. The city is known for its mild weather, tourist attractions such as the Alamo & Six Flag Fiesta Texas. The yearly spring local & tourist event of the year is the week long Fiesta, which provides exposure to a huge variety of cultural events. The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) serves the San Antonio metropolitan area & the broader region of South Texas through programs & services offered from its three campuses. There are over 28,000 students enrolled in 133 undergraduate & graduate degree programs. UTSA provides access to excellence for a diverse group of students. We are committed to helping students reach their educational, personal, & professional aspirations.

Location Information

The University of Texas at San Antonio is housed on three campuses in the beautiful city of San Antonio. Our main campus is located at 1604 and IH10, on the northwest side of town. Our Downtown campus is located at IH10 and IH35, in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Our Hemisphere museum campus, The Institute of Texan Cultures is also located in the heart of downtown and is just minutes away from our academic campus downtown.

Helpful Information

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a diverse, growing, exciting campus and we are excited to welcome you as a potential Roadrunner! We easily accept any eligible Plan A but are quite restricted on Plan B. Registration is done by class standing so the more hours you have, the earlier you register! Living on campus is a great way to be close to class, and get to know fellow Roadrunners! If living off campus is more your style, there are many options within walking distance of campus.

2019/2020 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | San Antonio
Population | 1,330,000
Enrollment | 28,623
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Host (A)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/18-12/11
Spring | 01/12-05/08

Campus Diversity

White | 28%
Black | 9%
Hispanic/Latino | 48%
Asian | 5%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 5%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
College of Architecture and Teacher Education/Certification programs

Programs in the College of Business and College of Engineering, limited enrollment and additional prerequisite or GPA admission criteria that students must meet in order to take courses in those colleges.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture

Area Studies: African American Studies, African Studies, American Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Mexican American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History

Athletics: Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration, Sports Medicine

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Administration, Small Business Management, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Visual Communication Technology, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Network Security, System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Bilingual, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Language and Literacy, Music, Physical Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education

Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

English: Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Professional Writing, Technical Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), Japanese (some courses), Languages, Spanish

General Studies: Classical Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Real Estate, Urban Planning

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, School Health

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Military Sciences

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Technology, Music Theory and Composition

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology, Womens Studies


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.50 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 06/22/16.
  • Estimated cost: $4500.
  • 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 Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (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 Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 19
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/22/16.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $60 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $250 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (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 eligible 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: 010115

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/22/16

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $5100 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $900
  • Proximity to campus: 1 mile
Notes About Housing
The majority of former NSE students have chosen to live off campus since there are shuttles that run from the apartments to campus.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1617 per semester for 20 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Access 7A: All Access Dining 7 days a week • $300 Dining Dollars • 20 Guest Meals • $1761/semester plus tax Access 7B: All Access Dining 7 days a week • $200 Dining Dollars • 10 Guest Meals • $1710/semester plus tax Access 5A: All Access Dining 5 days a week • $300 Dining Dollars • 15 Guest Meals • $1,509/semester plus tax

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