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 17,854 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UT - Rio Grande Valley acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 41% of students, UT - Rio Grande Valley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
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.130 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.128 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration386 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities304 Graduates
Rehabilitation and Therapy254 Graduates
Business Administration and Management198 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.162 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.217 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.83 responses
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.
My experience here at the Vaquero nation has been nothing but a great experience! Yes classes can be stressful, but there are plenty of extra curricular activities that can help ease the edge off. However, one thing I’d like to see change is for our University to start a football team, I’m sure there’s a lot to factor when considering a football team, but the vibe that spreads when volleyball and basketball season starts? I can only imagine what it’d be like for a football season!
UTRGV is a overall great campus. The parking..not so much. There are alot of students attending this campus and not alot of parking spaces. The mornings are the worse. Other than that, the campus is great to meet new people, interact, socialize and join tons of organizations on campus to get involved. I've been here for almost 2 years, and never had a problem being involved. Great campus and tons of majors, minors and student organizations to choose from!