Why Sul Ross?

Let's face it, choosing where to spend the next four years of your life can seem overwhelming. Even deciding where to apply is tough. Every college brochure has pretty pictures full of smiling students and everyone says their program is one of the best. How are you supposed to decide?

There are many reasons Sul Ross may be a great fit for you. Let's start off with some facts:

  • Average class size is just 18 students
  • Ranked in the top 10 for most affordable public universities in the US
  • A wide variety of Majors and exceptional student support
  • Learning on the Frontier is unlike anything else
  • Average student debt is nearly 16% less than the national average

We have impressive rankings too!

  • One of the top 10 most affordable public universities in the US
  • Among the top in Texas in science laboratory space per full-time student
  • Near the top in the nation among undergraduate institutions producing future Hispanic doctorates in the physical sciences
  • Of the over 100 colleges and universities in Texas, we have one of the highest percentage of freshman and sophomore classes taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty

Facts and figures are great but what do our students have to say?

Iris Chavez
Alpine, TX
Interdisciplinary Studies
"Sul Ross reallly opens your eyes to educational opportunity because although we are a small town, there is so much to see with having Big Bend close to us. It's very peaceful here and the space around here is just beautiful."
Jacques Wisner
Dallas, TX
Master of Business Administration
"Sul Ross is everything that has to do with the region in Texas that we go to school in.  Not only will you receive a tremendous education, you will also have other opportunities such as hiking, rodeos, athletics, and events you won't get everywhere."
Austin Kibler
Alpine, TX
"Sul Ross gives you the opportunity to experience the resources given to us by the frontier. Also it gives you a more hands-on education."
Jennifer Aragon
El Paso, TX
Criminal Justice
"I chose Sul Ross because it is close enough to my hometown for me to be with my family and also far enough for my family to allow me to be independent."
Joshua Spear
Austin, TX
"Sul Ross has resources for all people - we have a lot of first generation students and coming here enables them to be successful."
Jodie Vaughn
Andrews, TX
"I picked Sul Ross because when I first came on my visit, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. It just felt like a family"
Jessica Noriega
Crystal City, TX
"I chose Sul Ross because it's affordable. Sul Ross is now home away from home. Our staff and programs are great. I recommend first generation students to attend this university to feel and experience college life for the first time."
Bella Garcia
San Antonio, TX
"I chose Sul Ross because of the small campus. From my first experience, I knew this campus had a huge family atmosphere. The access to tools geared toward student success was also a big plus."
Carolina Herrera
San Antonio, TX
"I came to Sul Ross after a community college. I was not sure where I wanted to go after high school. I remember looking up Sul Ross and going through the pictures thinking it looked like an amazing campus. After I came out to visit, I feel in love with the community of the school and town."