University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley is ...
NCAA Division I (without football)
Western Athletic Conference
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.125 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities406 Graduates
Rehabilitation and Therapy344 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration321 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science169 Graduates
Business Administration and Management157 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.157 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.212 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- 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
Review University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
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!
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.