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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
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.
About University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
1201 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
Website
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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
64%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
850-1050
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$4,432/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,673/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,514/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,196/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,312/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,161/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.130 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.128 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,854Undergrads
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 84 responses
Report
  • Hispanics
    43%
  • Hardworking hispanic students with diverse ideas
    17%
  • Networking make good connections
    17%
  • Clever
    11%
  • Diverse and the people are very nice
    7%
  • Superficial, students do not leave their clicks.
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%

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.162 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.217 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Go Broncs!
    32%
  • Best college in the RGV
    21%
  • Vamos Vaqueros Vamos!
    16%
  • I refuse to call myself a Vaquero
    14%
  • We will
    7%
  • Trying to get out of the RGV
    6%
  • Buckee
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
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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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Reviews

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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.
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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!