University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley is ...
NCAA Division I-AAA
Western Athletic Conference
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.123 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.121 responses
Most Popular Majors
Rehabilitation and Therapy279 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities257 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration250 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science114 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services109 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.155 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.210 responses
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After University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
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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
Review University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Overall I believe this university truly has it all. From the great and friendly community to the understanding and helpful teachers and even the amazing food. This school is very united and there's always something going on. The students attending here are truly creative and come up with new things to help engage students into new activities everyday more and more. I have got to mention one of my favorite activities is karaoke during lunch, there is truly so much hidden talent here. I also love how there is this one student who rides his bike every week carrying a dry erase board and it says a motivational caption to keep the students going. He goes all around campus for hours shouting the quote and giving students hope. Some of the captions are, "spread love not hate" "you can do it, don't give now" It's so heart warming how students that don't even know me care about me and care about others. This always puts a smile in my face. I love UTRGV!
Class sizes are generally small, which I greatly appreciate. I am in the Biomedical Science Hybrid program at UTRGV, so we have our own classes apart from the rest of the students on campus. The program is called a "hybrid" because we not only meet in class face-to-face, but also continue our course work on an app called TEX (Texas Educational Experience). We were all provided with an iPad where we use TEX. This app is a social platform too. We connect (friend request) with other students in our BMED classes and can have discussions regarding course work. The largest class I've had consisted of 22 students. The courses are great in my program. I learn so much and it's so fun! The professors are all very welcoming and are always willing to help.
Professors here are usually very accomodating to students' needs and most have a fair set of expectations that they communicate early-on for their students to follow. There is plenty of food options within walking distance of the campus and a few options on-campus, however, there are not many healthy food options to choose from. The majority of the student population is Hispanic/Mexican-American, but there is a noticeable amount of diversity from other ethnic populations that seems to be rising every year. There is also a variety of campus organizations that students can join to stay involved. And of course, tuiton is very affordable for in-state students and there are plenty of opportunties for financial aid, scholarships, etc.