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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
    A-
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

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,398/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.139 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.137 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 93 responses
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  • Hispanics
    41%
  • Hardworking hispanic students with diverse ideas
    20%
  • Networking make good connections
    16%
  • Clever
    10%
  • Diverse and the people are very nice
    6%
  • Superficial, students do not leave their clicks.
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.171 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.226 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Go Broncs!
    29%
  • Best college in the RGV
    24%
  • Vamos Vaqueros Vamos!
    17%
  • I refuse to call myself a Vaquero
    13%
  • Trying to get out of the RGV
    6%
  • We will
    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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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is known mostly known for getting a bad-wrap due to it being in one of the not-so-wealthiest cities of Texas, Brownsville. But I have to say that UTRGV is one of the greatest and most affordable schools in Texas. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is not a bad university by any means, no matter what people say about it. Is it the greatest? No. Is it the worst? No. But if you are looking for a great education, on a pretty good campus, at an affordable cost, then UTRGV is the school for you! The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley really is one of the best universities in Texas, not to mention that is has been ranked the 4th best university in Texas by “BestColleges.com”, and for many reasons. Great memories will be made here, amazing knowledge will be obtained here, and goals will be accomplished here, I can guarantee you that!
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Being born and raised in Brownsville, The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley has been well exposed to me though friends, family and high school facility staff. To be completely honest, the campus is great! Everyone, including other students and professors, are all there to help one another and most importantly get that "A". I am blessed enough to have been doing successfully for the past 2 years. Such as, earning a spot on the Dean's list, which is due to many of my helpful professors. Whom have helped me expand my knowledge and my abilities. UTRGV is the place to be! I cannot wait to see what my future holds and what UTRGV has left to offer me as I strive for my Bachelors Degree and soon after, my Masters. V's up!
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.