The University of Texas at El Paso Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.99 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 73 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 23,397 (20,220 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 60% part-time, 40% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $5,381 in-state; $12,562 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2014

UTEP achieves its goal of both being accessible and providing quality, rigorous coursework. I was gladly welcomed to this grad school program, where other schools denied me access even after meeting their claimed qualifications. Now that I am here, I am being held to a very high standard of academic quality--some other programs do not require the level of classes that UTEP requires of its undergrads & graduate students. I am a full-time student in a program designed for full-time workers/part-time students. The only real con to my program is that classes are night-school only, so I don't have as many employment/schedule opportunities as full-time undergrads or grad students in other programs.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program at the University of Texas at El Paso has a well standing. I am a first year student and have not been exposed to very much, but have been on campus for four years during undergraduate. The faculty and staff are always open to questions, and often invite great speakers for our weekly seminar talk. Unfortunately, the program lacks an outside student interactive community. I wouldn't mind getting to know my fellow classmates outside of class, but this is all in all minor.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

The quality of your research here truly depends on the mentor chosen to work with. I chose one that is passionate and dedicated to his students so my experience in the masters program has so far been a great one. However, there are several mentors receiving little funding so I would do my research on the faculty before committing myself to one lab. The masters program requires 30 hours of class work out of their students however majority of graduates finish with more than 30. The campus is continually being modified and is currently being transformed into an all walking campus as a majority of inner parking has been removed. People here are friendly and predominately Hispanic. Although not necessary it definitely would be a bonus if any applicants or transfer students spoke Spanish. I overall believe the graduate program at UTEP is well put together and contains several enthusiastic and dedicated professors. I would definitely give my recommendation to any that are considering.
2.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Great program with faculty who are experts in their field. Job placement, however, is lacking.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

The graduate program is convenient for me due to the fact my home life is based out of El Paso. The cons are that UTEP is still a tier 2 university. I hope that changes soon.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

I've had quite a few glitches with my computer and with Blackboard but the technical help is fast, efficient, and friendly. I've addressed issues with my professors and also get fast, courteous, and efficient results.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

The graduate program at UTEP is very successful at helping those achieve their goals.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013

The professors are amazing and are willing to work with the students. There is really no negative parts of my programs except that there is no Ph.D program for Communication.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

On-line programs take a little getting used to. It's difficult not seeing the professor and peers, although the accessibility of the professors makes up for it.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The location and interaction with the local communities including military personnel and government agencies have created a program perfect for those who wish to work for the government. Unfortunately the prestige of the University may prove difficult for someone who is trying to gain higher office compared to someone who received their masters from say Harvard or George Washington.
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