Get to Know UT Tyler
What to Know About a Great Texas University
The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes 13 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls nearly 10,000 students and consists of six colleges. Read about UT Tyler's 50th anniversary.
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 at Tyler and in Palestine, Longview and Houston.
With more than 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs offered, UT Tyler provides a wealth of learning opportunities and dynamic programs.
Most UT Tyler classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and our average student-professor ratio of 18:1 is a definite advantage over larger, less intimate campuses. Our learning environment is truly student-centered: We offer private university quality at affordable public university prices.
We encourage you to visit campus and see for yourself why UT Tyler is where you’ll feel at home—and find your best path.
UT Tyler students represent 167 Texas counties, 45 states and 60+ nations.
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.
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