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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
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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

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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  • No origination, application and processing fees, no fees for early repayment

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.129 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.127 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 83 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
    1%

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.161 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.216 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Go Broncs!
    32%
  • Best college in the RGV
    21%
  • Vamos Vaqueros Vamos!
    15%
  • 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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The Univiersity offers a variety of things. Such as free WiFi, very friendly college. There are a lot of things to do in college besides studying and doing late night projects. They host a lot of events that are educational and very resourceful! Everything that you need, clothes, things we need for school are always there to purchase with no hassle. There’s new construction sites for the university that will make it stand out. They have a variety of majors in which you want to pursue.
I love UTRGV because it's so close to my own house. If you're looking for a college that'll ensure you get your basics done and career into Engineering/Nursing, then this school is the one! The people I've met at UTRGV aren't the best individuals, but the ones that stick around in your life are the real treasure here. The culture here is very friendly and despite me working part-time here, all my 'customers' are nice and friendly and very patient with New comers! The teachers you meet show that they actually put genuine thought and belief into the subject that they teach, unlike most Highschools you recently get out of. The people you meet with when assigned for groups actually care about their grade, so I doubt you'll find much slackers trying to sink the group down by not contributing. It's a small college though, but I'm okay with it!