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.
Throughout the summer, UTSA offers more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Chat with members of the Downtown Campus Initiative Task Force about changes taking place as the Downtown Campus grows and transforms to offer a comprehensive living and learning experience. Table topics will include curriculum changes, orientation updates, transportation, food and living options.Frio Street Building Commons Area, Downtown Campus
UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News will jointly host this town hall meeting to discuss Unequal Justice in Bexar County and in Texas.Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.Various locations, Main Campus and Downtown Campuses
Finance and Budget Modeling Task Force presents a panel presentation of experts from 4 universities with experience in incentive-based budgeting. All UTSA campus community is invited to attend and be informed about budgeting processes.Business Building Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
This event showcases the work of trainees, faculty, staff and students from multiple disciplines and public health agencies across San Antonio.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
This exhibit highlights the UTSA Special Collections, which includes historic photographs from Texas, San Antonio and UTSA history.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Come learn about the benefits available before the enrollment period July 15-31.Business Building University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus