The University of Texas at San Antonio
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One UTSA Circle, San Antonio 78249,
Texas United States



The University of Texas at San Antonio (officially "UTSA"[8]) is a state research university in San Antonio, Texas, United States. With over 28,000 students, it is the largest university in San Antonio and the fifth-largest (2014) in the state of Texas.[9] Its three campuses span over 747 acres of land, with its main campus being the largest in the University of Texas System.[10] UTSA offers a wide array of academic studies, with 133 undergraduate, 51 graduate and 24 doctoral programs.[11] In 2012 and 2013, it was selected by Times Higher Education as one of the best universities in the world under 50 years old.[12][13]

UTSA is a member of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a consortium of the nation's major doctorate-level universities dedicated to collaboration and scientific advancement.[14] It is an institutional member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, recognizing its influence and role as a Hispanic-serving institution.[15] UTSA is also a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, an organization of public institutions that seek to both offer educational excellence and opportunities to historically under-served populations.[16]

Established in 1969,[17] UTSA has evolved to become one of the largest institutions within the UT System. Through an aggressive expansion of its academic funding, the university devoted over $56 million to research in 2011.[18] Its NCAA record-breaking football team has competed in Conference USA since 2013, previously playing a stint in the WAC and as an FCS independent.[19][20]

Alongside seven other emerging research institutions, The University of Texas at San Antonio is currently in competition to become Texas' third flagship university.[21]

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