The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, TX

The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, TX

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Discover your future—Discover UT Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System, which encompasses 13 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls 10,000+ students and consists of five colleges and three schools. With more than 80 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs offered, the University provides a wealth of learning opportunities and dynamic programs to students representing 167 Texas counties, 45 states, and 60+ nations of the world.

Most University classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants because our learning environment is truly student-centered—we offer that private university quality at affordable public university prices. UT Tyler is a young, fast-growing university offering outstanding facilities such as the renowned R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, a centerpiece of cultural entertainment in the East Texas region, and the Herrington Patriot Center, our state-of-the-art fitness center.

Patriot Pathways to transferring
UT Tyler partners with area community colleges to offer the Patriot Pathways program, which serves as a roadmap for prospective transfer students to visualize their possible degree plans. Students who intend to transfer should speak with an Academic Advisor to assist with planning, course selection, and creating the official degree plan upon admission to UT Tyler. The University offers rolling admissions, which means we accept and review applications throughout the entire year, so students looking to transfer can join us any time of the year. Additionally, transfer students applying for fall semesters will automatically be reviewed for available transfer scholarships.

Make yourself at home
Our beautiful Tyler campus features more than 200 acres nestled along a lake and surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. We also offer instructional sites at The University of Texas Health Science Center and in Palestine, Longview, and Houston. We encourage you to visit campus and see for yourself why you’ll feel at home—and find your best path—here at UT Tyler.

Discover you
College is a time of discovery—and we don’t just mean learning opportunities. It’s about pursuing your passions, finding your people, and discovering your path. At The University of Texas at Tyler, we offer academic excellence and personal focus to support you in the pursuit of your dreams. From a friendly learning environment to a vibrant student life to adventures beyond the classroom, the opportunities are here to discover you.


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#86 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (no doctorate)

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#86 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs


Tyler, Texas

Less than 100 miles east of Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and settled among thick pine forests, Tyler is a medium-sized city with a laidback charm that more than 105,000 people proudly call home. The city acts as a regional focal point for entertainment with 15 local parks, five nature/walking trails, two lakes, retail, health care, 300+ local and national restaurants, arts, and more.

Discover your community

A big part of the college experience is what you do with your time outside the classroom, especially when you're a transfer adjusting to a new campus. Become involved in our thriving campus and make lifelong friendships, explore new interests, develop interpersonal skills, serve the community, or advance your career.

Student activities: 80+ student organizations and clubs for academics, culture, hobbies, and more
Greek life: Eight national Greek fraternities and sororities
Leadership & service: 1,728 hours of community service performed in the 2022–2023 school year
Dining options: Eight dining spots on campus for food and socializing
Intercollegiate athletics: 17 NCAA men’s and women’s Division II
Recreation sports: Club sports, intramurals, 25+ fitness classes, aquatics, wellness education, and outdoor adventures
• Fitness facilities: 6,340 square-foot fitness center

Excellent outcomes

• 100% of our chemistry majors who apply to post-grad and professional program are accepted.
• 95% of our nursing students have a job at graduation or pursue graduate studies.
• 97% of UT Tyler education graduates pass the teacher certification exam on their first try. 

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Almost every professor I’ve had has been genuinely interested in helping me to succeed not only in their classroom but in my career as well. Their advice and willingness to help are invaluable.”

    • Rachel Smith ’25
  • “UT Tyler provided me with career preparation opportunities that gave me an insider's view of what it means to be a part of corporate America, and it's rare to get that opportunity before entering the workforce with a professional career.”

    • Obosa Odia ’27
      BBA in Accounting and Marketing
  • “UT Tyler felt like the right choice from the beginning because I would be able to stay home and commute to campus while still being close enough to be involved in organizations.”

    • Abigail Smith ’25
      BA in Mass Communication
  • “A big part of being at UT Tyler is getting exposure to fantastic instructors and teachers. A lot of times, college is about figuring things out, but you will never have to do that alone at UT Tyler.”

    • Michael McClendon ’09
      BS in Biology