More than 5,600 new Roadrunners join UTSA family this fall
(October 7, 2016) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) welcomed 5,616 new freshman students this fall, according to a newly released census report by the UTSA Office of Institutional Research. The new Roadrunner class brings the university’s total enrollment to 28, 959.
UTSA is a university of choice for top-ranked students in Texas and across the country. Nearly 50 percent of the new freshman class ranked in the top quartile of their graduating class. Approximately 43 percent of incoming freshmen are the first in their families to attend college. Two-thirds are taking 15 or more semester credit hours, putting them on track to graduate in four years.
A quarter of incoming freshmen are enrolled in the College of Sciences, which is known for its top-tier biomedicine, brain health, cancer, computer science and chemistry research.
The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) and the College of Business saw the largest overall enrollment of undergraduate and graduate students this fall. Each college saw about 20 percent of all UTSA students enrolled in programs within their departments. COLFA is known for its groundbreaking approaches to liberal arts education. The College of Business is nationally ranked as a top five undergraduate program in Texas by BusinessWeek.
Bexar County remains the largest source of students to UTSA. In total, 13,751 enrolled students are residents of Bexar County. The second highest population comes from the Houston area.
UTSA is a Hispanic-serving institution. More than half of its total enrolled undergraduate student population (14,889) identifies as Hispanic. Fifty-four percent of new freshman identify as Hispanic.
International enrollment is up. This fall, 1,169 UTSA students come from outside the U.S. These students have traveled to study at UTSA from countries like Mexico, India and China. Thirty-two percent of this year’s doctoral candidates are from somewhere other than the U.S.
UTSA is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development.
For more information, visit the UTSA Office of Institutional Research.
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
The College of Engineering Student Council and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce host this fun and education event. Erika Camacho is the keynote speaker. Children and families are welcome.East Campus Parking Lot, Valero Way, Main Campus