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City Skyline


The University of Texas at El Paso is at the heart of a vibrant city located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along a 54-mile section of the Rio Grande in the mountainous Chihuahuan Desert.

Our region, the Paso del Norte – or pass of the north – has been a gateway to opportunity and a route of trade for over 400 years. We are on the border – la frontera – between the United States and Mexico. We look into the United States, with its natural resources and burgeoning knowledge-based economy, and south into Latin America with its rich culture and robust manufacturing industry.

El Paso/Juárez is the fifth largest manufacturing region in North America, with a total population equivalent to Indianapolis, Cleveland or Las Vegas. Fort Bliss to the east and White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base to the north combine to form extensive test ranges and the largest military installation in the United States.

Our place gives us perspective and opportunities for research, teaching, and service that are distinctive.