The University of Texas at San Antonio is an emerging Tier One research institution that has recently been ranked as #77 on the Times Higher Education list of Top 150 Universities Under 50 years old. It is the largest university in the beautiful and historic city of San Antonio.
Founded in 1969, UTSA has 3 campuses and offers over 160 degree programs, including the #1 Cybersecurity program in the USA.
We have internationally respected academic programs, award-winning faculty and sophisticated science, technology and recreational facilities, along with recognized arts and humanities programs and diverse, dynamic student life.
Why live on-campus? Studies show students who reside on campus report a higher degree of satisfaction with their university experience, have higher retention and graduation rates, and are more likely to achieve a higher grade point average.
The convenience of living on campus is invaluable. Students are within walking distance of the library, classroom buildings, the University Center, dining options, Health Services, and Campus Recreation. They can get to early morning classes without fighting traffic, and participate in a late-night study group at the library or University Center without concern about the drive home. On-campus residents also have the added security of a dedicated University police force that patrols the campus 24 hours a day.
Visit the Housing & Residence Life webpages to learn more about each of the 5 different on-campus housing communities that UTSA offers. We offer (click on the links below for photos and info on each residence):
UTSA offer some financial aid for international students. Our website has details of these opportunities with links to how to apply for each. Please click here for information on financial aid.
We also offer the Distinguished Presidential Scholarship (DPS) to high achieving students. The requirements for this scholarship are different from entry requirements and it is merit-based. Please visit the DPS webpages for all the details on how to be considered for this scholarship.
UTSA offers a number of study abroad opportunities. Follow this link to the Education Abroad Services portal, where you can search through more than 20 UTSA faculty-led programs, several exchange programs with foreign universities, and hundreds of options from our third-party providers.
Meet Nirja Shrestha from Nepal
I’m a public health major at UTSA, and what I like most about it is that the classes are really small. That gives me the opportunity to talk to my professors if I am having any problems with any of my courses or homeworks. They are very approachable. And you get to know a lot of your classmates because of the small class size as well.
I would advise all new students to get involved in as many organizations as they want; that is a great way to make new friends and they are very helpful. I am the Vice-President of the Pre-Dental Society, I’m in Alpha Epsilon Delta (pre-health honors organization) and the Honors Alliance, and I am a member of Global Brigades. Last summer I went with the Global Brigades on a mission trip to Panama. It was the greatest experience of my life so far. We went to small rural villages to help build toilets and did other things to help promote health and sanitation.
What I also like about UTSA is that it is very diverse. Also, it is very central to everything; there is a mall across the street or Fiesta Texas just down the road if I want to go out and have fun. The movies are close by, the grocery store is 5 minutes away – everything is near!
Meet Obafemi Ogunleye from Nigeria
I initially came to UTSA for my bachelor’s degree and ended up coming again for my master’s. The city of San Antonio is a perfect environment for students that want to develop themselves academically, professionally and socially. During my time here, I’ve been able to study in both the College of Business and College of Education & Human Development, which broadened my perspective of the institution. In both colleges, I’ve encountered engaged faculty working alongside staff dedicated to student services making the journey rigorous yet supportive. Overall, I will continue to recommend UTSA as a top institution for students around the world to apply at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Prospective international students coming from Nigeria can expect to find a multicultural campus which encourages cross-cultural exchange. Although not all Nigerian students will want to join the African Students Association, it is reassuring to know that the organization exists and is accessible if needed. One key factor when choosing to study abroad is the total associated costs, and UTSA is an affordable option which compliments the relatively low cost of living in San Antonio. I would advise new students to get involved off-campus with local organizations and tap into the emerging markets that are developing in the city.
Meet Nicole Ngan Tran from Vietnam
Hello, my name is Nicole Ngan Tran. I am from Bac Lieu, Vietnam. I am currently a sophomore in the Accounting Program here at UTSA. I enjoying attending The University of Texas at San Antonio for many reasons. UTSA is a diverse university. You are able to meet other students from all over the world. You’re able to interact with others, learn about their unique culture, and develop friendships.
UTSA provides students with amazing resources that allow them to strive for success. The writing center, tutoring center, library system and supplemental instruction for certain core courses are just a few of the many amazing resources UTSA provides.
Another reason that I enjoy attending UTSA is the football games; there are buses that will take us to the Stadium, and we are able to witness and be a part of the school spirit and atmosphere. Making memories and gaining experiences are other reasons why UTSA is an amazing University. For instance, UTSA has an annual festival called Best Feast. There you’re able to enjoy carnival rides and have a snack while enjoying it with a friend or two. UTSA also offers movie nights, where students can watch movies for free on campus.
Most importantly UTSA provides students with security. The University is concerned with our safety. For example, if you’re studying late in the library and you don't want to walk by yourself to your car, you can ask for a police escort who will take you to your car. Safety is very important and UTSA provides students with many resources that students need. These are just a few reason why UTSA is an outstanding university. Go Runners!