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About UTSA

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is redefining higher education by producing career-ready graduates, providing degrees with a strong return on investment and driving economic development for our region.

With a focus on student success and research excellence, UTSA is serving as a model for the urban-serving public universities of the future. Through the transformational learning experiences that we provide, UTSA is creating bold futures for our students, the citizens of San Antonio and beyond.

Future-Focused Higher Education

As the largest university in San Antonio, UTSA is rising to new heights as one of 21 universities nationwide that are designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions and hold a prestigious Tier One classification for research excellence.

What it means to be bold at UTSA

Creating Bold Futures

Founded 1969

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Our Past

UTSA has a unique and rich history that is shared by Roadrunners of all ages

About our history

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Our Present

UTSA is guided by a commitment to our students and community

About our destinations

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Your Future

UTSA is going boldly into the future, growing our student body and campuses

About our bold plan

UTSA At A Glance

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  • 35K

    total students attending UTSA

  • 43%

    first generation undergraduate students

  • 157K+

    Roadrunner alumni around the world

  • Tier One

    research university

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Meet Our President

Taylor Eighmy is the 6th President of The University of Texas at San Antonio. As an advocate for urban-serving public higher education, Eighmy is passionate about UTSA’s role in developing San Antonio’s knowledge economy by preparing future leaders and generating new knowledge that changes the world.

Meet Taylor University Organization

We are educating students who have the skills our city, state and nation need to address our society’s grandest challenges.
- Taylor Eighmy President
Taylor Eighmy, President

History & Traditions

A big part of college is the lifelong memories you'll create and the experiences that unite you with alumni around the world. UTSA's traditions help to tell our story and are interwoven into the fabric of the university.


Rowdy the Roadrunner

Rowdy, UTSA's mascot since 1977, represents the spirit and excitement of the Roadrunner community.

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Birds Up! Hand Sign

A symbol of UTSA pride commonly seen at athletic events, graduations, and other celebrations, this gesture forms a roadrunner's head and tail.

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The Fountain of Luck

One of the most recognizable landmarks at UTSA, the Sombrilla Fountain brings both good and bad luck depending on when you touch it.

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Career Ready Roadrunners

UTSA is gaining national recognition for making big investments in its Classroom to Career (C2C) initiative—the university’s “best open secret” for producing Career-Ready Roadrunners. Students can take advantage of opportunities from their first day at UTSA through Career-Engaged Learning resources like the Najim Center for innovation and Career Advancement.

See how we prepare our students

Connecting Employers and Talent

UTSA's focus on building deep partnerships with leading companies have paid off with more opportunities for our talented graduates. Here’s a snapshot of where many of our graduates currently work:

  • USAA
  • Apple
  • Citi
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Wells Fargo
  • CPS Energy
  • San Antonio Independent School District

Embracing our Hispanic Serving Identity

UTSA’s foundational roots — based on the dreams of generations with the promise of social mobility and opportunity for San Antonio’s predominantly Mexican American population — underpin our institutional commitment to positioning Latino students, staff and faculty for growth, leadership and success.

See how we embrace our Hispanic identity

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Seal of Excelencia

UTSA is a proud 2020 recipient of this national certification recognizing leadership in advancing Latino student success. We are one of only 24 colleges and universities nationwide to earn this prestigious certification.

Our City

UTSA is proud to be located in San Antonio, the nation’s seventh largest city and one of the fastest growing in the country. UTSA considers San Antonio an extended campus for its urban-serving mission.

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Dedicated to the Community

The university is a major supplier of talent for the city’s workforce, an inspiration for business startups, and an integral partner in solving San Antonio’s grand challenges. UTSA is proud to be classified as a Community Engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation.

Discover how UTSA supports the community

Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement

Community Engagement Classification

Our Elective Community Engagement Classification, received in 2015, highlights UTSA's commitment to serving the San Antonio region.

Discover UTSA's commitment to San Antonio

UTSA is now Tier One

Nationally Recognized for Research

Thanks to UTSA’s status as a Tier One university, as well as our cutting-edge research and investments in burgeoning fields like AI and cyber, UTSA is a community ready to face the challenges of tomorrow.

Learn about the Tier One designation

Our Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

Our Mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions, and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property – for Texas, the nation and the world.

Our Core Values







Our Commitment to Inclusivity

The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to promoting access for all. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

Our Destinations

UTSA is rising to new heights as an urban-serving, Hispanic-thriving discovery enterprise considered a destination of choice for students. Under the leadership of President Taylor Eighmy, UTSA has three overarching destinations.