(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 NSA Codebreaker Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering, low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA’s mission. Developer Eric Bryant will present a Tech Talk and answer questions about the challenge. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free pizza. Open to all.John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
UTSA's Office of Sustainability hosts a full day of activities to celebrate the opening of the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop. A ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m.will include President Eighmy, Mayor Nirenberg, Councilman Pelaez and Councilwoman Gonzales.Ximenes Ave. between Ximenes Ave. Lot and Brackenridge Ave. Lot 1, Main Campus
Annual symposium to highlight the importance of effective translation and interpreting in our global community.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs and the Southwest Association of Prelaw Advisors will host the annual Law School Fair for students interested in attending law school. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from approximately 90 ABA approved law schools (including all law schools in Texas), and learn about admissions, financing, course offerings, student life, program reputation, with the opportunity to gain application fee waivers.H-E-B Student Union, Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
This event will showcase the new Large-Scale Testing Laboratory, built to serve students and researchers in UTSA's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Grand Opening will feature speakers, a live demonstration, and tours.Large Scale Testing Laboratory, Main Campus
To prepare, graduation candidates should attend to obtain important information about the ceremony and life after UTSA. At the event, they can order their ceremonial cap and gown and other Commencement-related items as well as win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. UTSA ID Card required; no reservation needed.Buena Vista Street Building, Meeting Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus
To prepare, graduation candidates should attend to obtain important information about the ceremony and life after UTSA. At the event, they can order their ceremonial cap and gown and other Commencement-related items as well as win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. UTSA ID Card required; no reservation needed.H-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms (HSU 1.104 and 1.106), Main Campus
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