The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, TX, USA
3.81 Average Rating

With campus overlooking the Rio Grande, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a 4-year public school in south Texas and a part of the UT System. UTRGV is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees and has been designated an Hispanic-serving institution. For students interested in media studies, the campus is home to student-run radio and television stations. Away from the classroom, UTRGV fields 14 men’s and women’s athletic teams as well as a chess team.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
63%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
78%
Submitting ACT
52%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 924
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
27,560
Total Number of Undergrads
24,433
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
22%
20-39 Students
50%
40-99 Students
25%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
22%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
26:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$4,095
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,587
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,547
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,986
Books and Supplies
$1210

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
87%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,398
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
87%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,115
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,617

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
21%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,828
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$10,054
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$107
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
284
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
4%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Vasqueros
School Colors
Orange/Green/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Western Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Mcallen
Brownsville
Houston
Austin
Dallas
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
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I love the University of Texas-Pan American. I enjoy the atmosphere as well as all the faculty and staff that work at the University. Everyone is so helpful and is there to help anyway they possibly can. There is always some activity going on around campus. There are activities at the dorms as well as the Student Union or Quad. I am very happy there.
Michelle from Brownsville, TX
An enjoyable atmosphere for any high-school or college student to attend. There is lots to leans and a wide range of people to learn from. Attending this college has really help me grow and an individual and i think you should attend.
Francisco from Edinburg, TX
The University of Texas-Pan American is in the middle is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley.
Has conferred over 2,600 associate's, 55,700 bachelor's, 12,300 master's and 135 doctoral degrees.
UTPA provides an affordable education and global opportunities.
Marlin from Pharr, TX
I love UTPA!
Its my first year here and I have to admit I am having a hard time adjusting. There are so many opportunities here.
Nilani from Edinburg, TX
UTPA is a LOVELY campus. It is not too big, not too small. The community is fabulous, there is always an activity going on and you never fail to meet some new friends. The professors definitely know how to make classes fun but at the same time they are ready to help you with struggles you may have.
Academic Advisors are always available in the AAMC center to help you, just call in to set up an appointment first at (956) 655-7120 if they don't answer, keep calling. Chances are they are with another student.
Karen from Mcallen, TX

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