B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
1201 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
Website

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
82%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
840-1050
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

Cost

Net Price
$4,335/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,123/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,649/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,416/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,628/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,916/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.121 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.125 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,535Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
70%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Hispanics
    43%
  • Networking make good connections
    18%
  • Hardworking hispanic students with diverse ideas
    16%
  • Clever
    11%
  • Diverse and the people are very nice
    8%
  • Superficial, students do not leave their clicks.
    4%

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.157 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.212 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Go Broncs!
    34%
  • Best college in the RGV
    20%
  • I refuse to call myself a Vaquero
    15%
  • Vamos Vaqueros Vamos!
    15%
  • We will
    8%
  • Trying to get out of the RGV
    5%
  • Buckee
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.83 responses
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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Reviews

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The students of University of Texas have witnessed an evolution. UTPA, the former university in Edinburg, as well as UTB, the former university in Brownsville, have merged to become one large university that not only forms part of the UT system, but that now (and I say this proudly!) has a medical school. The rewards have been great, but they have taken a toll on us. As students, we have bore the disorganization at the registrars. New requirements have plagued our degree plans, and it has been a pain to become part of the "legacy". Buildings have been demolished to make way for newer ones, and students must walk across large expanses to arrive to class. Despite it all, I must admit that the university will be great. Unfortunately, I will no longer be there to bear witness!

-senior
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.