Tuition & Fees

$7,813

$20,263

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
50%
400-499
32%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
50%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
53%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
10%
18-23
45%
12-17
41%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
47%
12-17
36%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
62%
12-17
26%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,483
Declined + 2,057
Total Received 10,540
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Public

24,634

undergraduate students

3,074

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6568
ACT 6991

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Location

School Facts

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, formed by the merger of the University of Texas Brownsville and University of Texas Pan American, founded in 2015, is a public, coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Edinburg, Texas.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 27,708
Established in 2015
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Edinburg, TX

Campus in Edinburg (population: 87,650). Major airport serves McAllen (12 miles).

Texas, University of, The, Rio Grande Valley
1201 West University Dive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
50%
400-499
32%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
50%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
53%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
10%
18-23
45%
12-17
41%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
47%
12-17
36%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
62%
12-17
26%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,483
Declined + 2,057
Total Received 10,540

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Debbie Gilchrist
Director, Undergraduate Admissions
P: 956 665-2999
F: 956 665-2687
admissions@utrgv.edu

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,986

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,345
Room $4,976
Board $3,148
Additional fees $1,468
Books & supplies $1,218
Total $17,155
Average Financial Aid - $9,986
Total with Avg. Aid $7,169

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $67,645,048
State $38,038,924
Institutional $18,304,634
Other external $1,913,576
Total $125,902,182

Non-need-based

Federal $168,018
State $32,454
Institutional $1,984,412
Other external $322,609
Total $2,507,493
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 956 665-2501
finaid@utrgv.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Arnold Trejo
Director, Financial Aid
arnold.trejo@utrgv.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
tennis
volleyball
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Athletic Directors

Chris King (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Vaquero
School colors
green, blue, and orange

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Bilingual Education
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems Technology
Computer Science
Counseling/Guidance
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Early Care/Early Childhood Studies
Early Childhood
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Diagnostician
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Management
Engineering Technology
English
English as a Second Language
Entrepreneurship/Innovation
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Science
Experimental Psychology
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Health
Health Science
Health Services Technology
History
Information Systems
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Kinesiology
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Biology
Marketing
Mass Communication
Materials Management/Logistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mexican-American Studies
Multidisciplinary Studies
Music
Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing Education
Occupational Therapy
Performance
Philosophy
Physical Science
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Affairs
Public Policy/Management
Reading/Literacy
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Services
Rehabilitation Services/Deaf Studies
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Translation/Interpreting
Special Education
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

27,708

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

24,634
students

Female
56%
13,807

Male
44%
10,827

11%

3,074
students

Female
65%
2,006

Male
35%
1,068

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

18,754
students

Female
57%
10,642

Male
43%
8,112

24%

5,880
students

Female
54%
3,165

Male
46%
2,715

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
91%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

91%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 7

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

31

semester hours

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Counseling services

Not Reported

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Special transportation
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented Brazil
Finland
Germany
Mexico
Russia
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Samantha Lopez
Director, International Admissions and Services
956 882-7690
samantha.lopez@utrgv.edu

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