The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) serves more than 15,000 students through a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Its academic centers and programs have received local, state, and national recognition. The school is committed to its Centers of Excellence, which empower students, faculty, and staff to partner with outside institutions and innovators in conducting research, raising awareness, and making an impact on the local and global community. UTB is home to the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Center for Biomedical Studies, and the Center for Civic Engagement.
- College Type: Public
- Program Type: 4-Year University
- College Size: Small (under 5,000 students)
- Campus Setting: Rural
The university’s proximity to Mexico naturally inspires a multicultural educational environment that fosters unity, heritage, and tradition. The school is also a proud member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, which recognizes excellence in Hispanic higher education.
UTB is located on a 524-acre campus that is home to unique architecture that’s modeled after its history in Fort Brown. Many of the older campus buildings remain from the old U.S. Army outpost.
Students at UTB participate in more than 50 organizations, as well as the Student Organizational Council, which represents students’ interests to faculty and administrators. The school also competes in NAIA athletics, including golf, soccer, volleyball, and other sports.