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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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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 19,128 undergraduate students. The UT - Rio Grande Valley acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 46% of students, UT - Rio Grande Valley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.

About

1201 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Rankings

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UTRGV Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
August 16
SAT Range
950-1130
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$4,654 / 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
$9,465 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
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. 142 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 140 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    46%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,128 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,550
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 94 responses
  • Hispanics
    40%
  • Hardworking hispanic students with diverse ideas
    23%
  • Networking make good connections
    16%
  • Clever
    10%
  • Diverse and the people are very nice
    6%
  • Superficial, students do not leave their clicks.
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 174 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 229 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
  • Go Broncs!
    28%
  • Best college in the RGV
    27%
  • Vamos Vaqueros Vamos!
    16%
  • I refuse to call myself a Vaquero
    12%
  • 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
46%
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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