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University of Texas, Pan American

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1927
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 15,076
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $58,568,044
Admissions Address

1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78541-2999

Website

http://www.utpa.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@panam.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Send application by: August 11
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Magdalena Hinojosa
Admissions office telephone: (956) 381-2206
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 11
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? N/A
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? N/A
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://admissions.panam.edu Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $75 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Neither required nor recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 4 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 24 24

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 4
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 7,130
Total acceptances: 4,853
Total freshman enrollment: 2,807
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 3,302
Male acceptances: 2,136
Male freshman enrollment: 1,289
 
Female applicants: 3,828
Female acceptances: 2,717
Female freshman enrollment: 1,518
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 1%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 44%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 75%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 94%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 40%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 400 – 510
Math: 420 – 530
Combined: 820 – 1040

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.9% 1.0%
600-699 6.3% 8.7%
500-599 24.3% 31.3%
400-499 45.3% 43.0%
300-399 21.8% 15.5%
200-299 1.4% 0.5%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 100%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 15 – 20
Math: 17 – 21
Composite: 16 – 21

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.7% 1.1% 0.9%
24-29 8.9% 8.8% 12.6%
18-23 48.7% 37.1% 46.0%
12-17 41.7% 49.0% 40.5%
6-11 0.0% 4.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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