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University of Texas of the Permian Basin

 https://www.utpb.edu

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1973
    • Size:
    • Medium (5000~15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Arid
    • Location:
    • 4901 E. University Boulevard, Odessa, Texas, United States, 79762
    • Phone:
    • +14325522020
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of University of Texas of the Permian Basin

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) is a public university in Odessa, Texas. It is part of the University of Texas System. University of Texas of the Permian Basin was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. Its official Spring 2016 enrollment was a record high 6,050, a 15% increase in headcount since the previous year. University of Texas of the Permian Basin is now home to over 7,000 students and 250 teaching faculty. The university is enjoying rapid growth as a result of the oil boom occurring in the Permian Basin.
 
 Among those who pushed for the establishment of University of Texas of the Permian Basin was the oil industrialist Bill Noël, who with his wife, Ellen Witwer Noël, became major philanthropists of the institution.

Academic Highlights

The university offers bachelor's degrees and master's degrees, through its five colleges and schools:

  • College of Arts and Science
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Education
  • College of Nursing

Life in University of Texas of the Permian Basin

The university's athletic teams are known as the Falcons and participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level as a member of the Lone Star Conference. The teams' uniforms reflect the school colors of orange, white, and black. The university currently offers 14 intercollegiate sports, seven for men and seven for women: men's football, baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men and women's golf, and women's volleyball.

School Ranking

University of Texas of the Permian Basin is ranked #82 in Regional Universities West.

Admissions

The average GPA at University of Texas of the Permian Basin is 3.26. This makes University of Texas of the Permian Basin Moderately Competitive for GPAs. (Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.)

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Acceptance Rate

 University of Texas of the Permian Basin admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 83%.

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