The school located against the slopes of the Franklin Mountains and the banks of the Rio Grande River was founded in 1914 as The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. It became Texas Western College in 1949, and The University of Texas El Paso in 1967. It is part of the University of Texas system. The school is home to just over 22,000 students.
One of the interesting things about the campus is the design of its new buildings. The campus architecture is modeled after the," dzong," style of the country of Bhutan. There are some interesting finishes on many of the buildings which give it a distinctly southwest style.
We drove the campus on a Wednesday and a Saturday and got out for just a short walk.
The University was founded in 1914 and is the only major research university with a large Hispanic American population. This is due the proximity of the state to the Mexican border. My friend who I was visiting had a class there the day I was visiting. We went to the student union and had a beer. When the class startted I headed to the library and caught up with my email in the library. I was happy the class let out early;) Pretty nice campus and people.
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