(Oct. 2, 2017) -- This fall's incoming class is the largest in school history at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with 7,898 new students, according to a newly released report by the UTSA Office of Institutional Research. Additionally, the university welcomed 5,014 new freshmen, the largest class in six years. Overall, 30,674 students have enrolled at UTSA, which is known for excellence in academics, research and engagement.
Nearly a quarter of UTSA’s freshmen are enrolled in the College of Sciences, where students study in one of six departments: biology, chemistry, computer science, geological sciences, mathematics, and physics and astronomy. With more than $26 million in annual research expenditures, the college is the most productive research community at UTSA. Faculty, staff and students in the College of Sciences make significant contributions in many fields, including nanotechnology, brain health, stem cells, medicinal drugs, infectious diseases and vaccine development, and cybersecurity, where UTSA ranks No. 1 in the nation.
The majority of UTSA’s nine colleges saw a boost in overall enrollment this year. The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) and College of Business (COB) have the largest student enrollments, with about 20 percent of Roadrunners majoring in programs in each college. COLFA, with 6,499 students enrolled, is UTSA’s most academically diverse college. It offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs in the arts, humanities and social sciences. More than 6,200 students are pursuing a degree in COB, one of the top five undergraduate business schools in Texas and the No. 1 Hispanic-Serving Institution in the nation, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
Bexar County remains the largest source of students attending UTSA. In all, 14,706 are from the San Antonio area. The second highest population (2,165) of UTSA students hails from the Houston area.
More than half of UTSA’s undergraduate student population (14,310) identifies as Hispanic and 55 percent of new freshmen (2,741) identify as Hispanic. More than 40 percent of incoming freshmen are first-generation college students, the first in their families to graduate from college.
UTSA also continues to have a diverse international population. This fall, 1,033 students from outside the U.S. are studying at UTSA, including 80 new freshmen. These international students represent more than 90 countries. Thirty-three percent of UTSA’s doctoral candidates come from outside the U.S. this year.
UTSA is recognized as one of the top four young universities in the nation by Times Higher Education.
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.Convocation Center, Main Campus