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The University of Texas at El Paso, known as UTEP, was initially named Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy and its purpose was to teach the science of mining and metallurgy in 1914. This explains the pick for their logo and miner for the university’s mascot.

UTEP is the second largest university in the U.S. to have the most Mexican American students and has a 100% acceptance rate. The university’s School of Engineering is the nation’s top percentage rate of Hispanic engineers with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

UTEP has expanded into nine colleges and schools which offer a wide range of different majors and degrees for students. This includes undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate. The university also offers 74 undergrad degrees, 76 master’s degrees, and 22 doctoral degrees.  Not to mention. UTEP offers different internships, externships, research centers, and many more amazing opportunities to enhance education.

Regarding the U.S. and Mexican border, the university has transformed their campus community landscape that reflects the beauty of the Chihuahuan desert. UTEP has one of the first and largest green infrastructure projects in the El Paso region which displays the diversity and beauty of the Chihuahuan desert. Through this project, UTEP is helping the community be more successful to deal with day-to-day life challenges by providing a sustainable landscape for everyone to enjoy.

The University of Texas at El Paso has a variety of students, degrees, sports, and more.

UTEP is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university, with the lowest out-of-pocket costs, and has access to millions in grants and scholarships. Visit to get more information.