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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
UT - Rio Grande Valley is an above-average public university located in Edinburg, Texas in the Brownsville Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,647 undergraduate students. The UT - Rio Grande Valley acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 45% of students, UT - Rio Grande Valley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.
About The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
1201 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
Website

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
950-1120
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$4,095/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,382/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,144/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,488/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,904/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,467/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.121 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.133 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.131 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,647Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,573
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Hispanics
    44%
  • Hardworking hispanic students with diverse ideas
    16%
  • Networking make good connections
    16%
  • Clever
    10%
  • Diverse and the people are very nice
    7%
  • Superficial, students do not leave their clicks.
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.165 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.220 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • Go Broncs!
    31%
  • Best college in the RGV
    23%
  • Vamos Vaqueros Vamos!
    17%
  • I refuse to call myself a Vaquero
    14%
  • We will
    7%
  • Trying to get out of the RGV
    6%
  • Buckee
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.83 responses
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It's a great environment! This campus is easy to navigate through and has beautiful scenery as well. It's constantly evolving to provide it's students with great academic experience. Their services are well enforced. They can provide a clear answer to any questions you have. UTRGV also provides students with exciting events to attend. Creative flyers can be seen everywhere promoting these events such as game nights, karaoke, trivia nights, movie nights, etc. They have many clubs students are welcome to join and their athletic department is amazing! This campus definitely makes the college life a fun and easier life.
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Overall, UTRGV is a very immersive university and gives many opportunities for students to become successful upon graduation. The university focuses and prides on having a great environment so that students feel safe, comfortable, and enjoy spending their time there. In conclusion, I completely recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a well rounded university!
Nothing is ever perfect, but UTRGV comes pretty close. The only problem is that the offices can be disorganized at the busiest times when it is most inconvenient. Although the culture and diversity here is amazing! I always feel so welcome here! I know people from all over the world and I am still connected to all of them even after they have graduated. Luckily, I got the good teachers, but I know that there are some that aren't that great. But believe me when I say the experience overcomes all the cons.