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University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Odessa, TX

At A Glance

Main Address

4901 E University Blvd

Odessa, TX 79762-8122

https://www.utpb.edu/

Admission Office

4901 E. University Blvd.

Odessa, TX 79762

(432) 552-2605

Fax : (432) 552-3605

admissions@utpb.edu

Contact : Scott Smiley

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 0448

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 4,347

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 311

Average financial aid package : $14,102.00

In-State Tuition : $12,913.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $15,461.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : Jul 15

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 19 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 60.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Hispanic-Serving Institution

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 22.0%
Psychology : 15.0%
Engineering : 10.0%
Health Professions : 7.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 7.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B M
Information Science/Studies B

Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education M
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Reading Teacher Education M
Special Education and Teaching, General M
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels M

Engineering
Chemical Engineering B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Petroleum Engineering B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Industrial Technology/Technician B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B M

Psychology
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration M
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration M
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B

Social Sciences
Criminology B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Cross-Registration

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Accelerated Program

External Degree Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

170 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : presidential archives, leadership library

Geographic Location : 150 miles from Lubbock, 350 miles from Dallas.

Small City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 4,347

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 311

Degree-seeking undergrads : 3,423

Graduate enrollment : 936

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 94.0%

Out of state students : 6.0%

Part Time students : 46.0%

Percentage of males : 44.0%

Percentage of females : 56.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 2.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 53.0%

White : 32.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 3.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Smoke-free facility. Alcohol is also not permitted on campus.

16.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Mesa Journal

Student Newspaper URL : https://www.utpb.edu/life-at-utpb/index

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 48.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 29.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : Jul 15

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Falcons

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

Club

NCAA Division II

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Personal counseling

Veteran's counselor

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Placement services for graduates

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Writing center

Reduced course load

Tutoring

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: Not reported

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 1,162

Admitted : 915

Enrolled : 521

Less selective 79.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Alumni Relation

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Level of Applicant's Interest

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: ACT

Considered if submitted: SAT

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

State test(s) : TSI Assessment

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Other Test Policies

Foreign students whose native language is not English must take TOEFL. Requirement may be waived for non-English speakers transferring from a U.S. college or high school.

A note from the college

Secondary school record, class rank, test scores important. Students not meeting the requirements may be admitted on a case by case basis.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 20.0%

Top Quarter : 48.0%

Top Half : 83.0%

Bottom Half : 17.0%

Bottom Quarter : 3.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 16.0%

500 - 599 : 45.0%

400 - 499 : 35.0%

300 - 399 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 15.0%

500 - 599 : 44.0%

400 - 499 : 34.0%

300 - 399 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 16.0%

18 - 23 : 52.0%

12 - 17 : 30.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 15.0%

18 - 23 : 43.0%

12 - 17 : 39.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 13.0%

18 - 23 : 38.0%

12 - 17 : 41.0%

6 - 11 : 6.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Credit provided for Advanced Placement Exams.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Science Lab

3

0

Computer Science

1

0

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

History

0

0

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

4

0

Social Studies

4

0

Foreign Language

2

0

Academic Electives

6

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 79.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 31.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

470 - 570

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

470 - 560

ACT Composite

17 - 22


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3*

ARTS 1303

All

4

6*

ARTS 1303 & 1304

All

Biology

3

4*

BIOL 1306/1106

All

4

8*

BIOL 1306/1106 & 1307/1107

All

Calculus AB

3

4*

MATH 2413

All

Calculus BC

3

8*

MATH 2412, 2413

All

Chemistry

3

4*

CHEM 1331/1133

All

4

8*

CHEM 1331/1133 & 1332/1134

All

Computer Science A

3

4

COSC 1430

All

Drawing

3

3*

ARTS 1316

All

English Language and Composition

3

3*

ENGL 1301

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3*

ENGL 1302

All

European History

3

3*

HIST 2312

All

Macroeconomics

3

3*

ECON 2301

All

Microeconomics

3

3*

ECON 2302

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4*

PHYS 2326/2126

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4*

PHYS 2325/2125

All

Psychology

3

3*

PSYC 1301

All

Spanish Language and Culture

2

4*

SPAN 1411

All

3

8*

SPAN 1411 & 1412

All

4

11*

SPAN 1411, 1412 & 2311

All

5

14*

SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311 & 2312

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3*

PLSC 2305

All

United States History

3

3*

HIST 1301

All

4

6*

HIST 1302 & 1302

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

4

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

58

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Introductory Business Law

55

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

55

3

Principles of Marketing

55

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

8

Spanish II

58

11

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 39.0%

% of loans / jobs : 61.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $14,102.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $14,102.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,120.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Joaquin Lopez

Financial aid office phone : (432) 552-2620

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $203.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $288.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$12,913.00

$12,913.00

$12,913.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$15,461.00

$15,461.00

$15,461.00

Room and board:

$9,846.00

$10,944.00

$3,744.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,960.00

$1,960.00

$1,960.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,670.00

$1,670.00

$1,670.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$27,389.00

$28,487.00

$21,287.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$29,937.00

$31,035.00

$23,835.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 66

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 810

Transfers admitted percentage: 94.0%

Transfers admitted: 766

Transfers enrolled percentage: 57.0%

Transfers enrolled: 464

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 78.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 22.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $15,461.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $9,846.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,944.00

Additional estimated expenses: $3,800.00

Costs per credit hour: $625.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $469,065.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 83

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students