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.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Western Athletic Conference
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.121 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.133 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.131 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration386 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities304 Graduates
Rehabilitation and Therapy254 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science182 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.165 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.220 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.83 responses
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Reviews
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.
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.