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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - RIO GRANDE VALLEY - [UTRGV], EDINBURG, TEXAS

Edinburg, TexasLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 2013Established Year
  27809Enrollment

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley: Rankings, Admissions, Majors & Courses, Tuition Fee, Acceptance Rate, & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has a student population of 28,000+ students. The university was established in 2013 by combining two previous universities and now has over 100 buildings in 6 different locations along the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The university has a relaxed admission policy with an acceptance rate of over 80%.

The University offers student loans and various scholarships for international students to study in the US. Online application and submission of transcripts are required to avail of the scholarships and loans.

Ranking

  • #132 in Best Colleges for Criminal Justice in America-2020 by niche.com
  • #264 in Top Public Universities in America-2020 by niche.com
  • #394 in Best College Campuses in America-2020 by niche.com

Highlights

University TypePublic
Annual Endowment46.13 million USD
Student Retention Rate80%
Work-study programYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Campus housing capacity17%
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@utrgv.edu;
956-665-3439

Campus

  • Some of the student services available at UTRGV Counselling and Mental Health Services, Health Services, Student Food Pantry, Recreation facilities, on-campus housing, parking facilities, etc.
  • UTRGV accommodates a number of student-run organizations, some of the STEM-related student organizations include the American Medical Student’s Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Astronomy Club and much more.
  • Some of the signature events hosted at UTRGV include Alma Mater, Best Week Ever, Commencement Bell Ringers, etc.
  • Around 90% of the undergraduate students attending UTRGV are Hispanic/ Latino, while the other 10% is made up of white, Asian, and students of unknown ethnicities.
  • Students also participate in various civic engagement programs such as learning about the voting process, part-taking in voting registration, etc.

Residence

  • The university offers on-campus accommodation to its students. The residence halls available at Edinburg include The Heritage, Troxel and Unity Residence Halls. Village Apartments are also available at Edinburg. The Brownsville Campus offers housing at the Casa Belle Apartments.
  • All students are provided with a single bed, desk and chair, chests of drawers and built-in closets. Rooms also have the facilities of air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, and cable connectivity.
  • Shared facilities available at the residence halls include free laundry services, computer labs, game lounges, vending machines, etc.
  • The Office of Student Life and the Dean of Students provides help to students with disabilities in finding appropriate accommodations.

Programs

  • UTRGV offers 6 bachelors, 49 masters and 4 doctoral programs. The institute is also subdivided into 12 colleges including a school of medicine and a college of engineering and computer science.
  • Some of the popularly pursued majors pursued at UTRGV are Health Professions, Business, and Marketing Programs and Biomedical Sciences.
  • The university also offers several certificate programs such as the Certificate in Video Editing, Certificate in Web Development, Certificate in Social Media Management, etc.
  • Robert. C. Vacker College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers a traditional MBA program as well as an accelerated online program for pursuing an MBA degree.

Application Process

International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

  • Application Portal:
  • Application Fee: 50 USD
  • Application Deadline: UG Level: June 1; Graduate Level: Varies by program
  • Student Class Profile:
    • Total Enrolment: 28,644; Undergraduate Enrolment: 24,678; Graduate Enrolment: 1,676
    • Percentage of Part-Time Students: 22%; Percentage of Full Time Students: 78%
    • Percentage of Male Students: 43%; Percentage of Female Students: 57%
    • 25th percentile SAT Scores: 950 (Math: 470; Reading+ Writing: 480)
  • Documents Required: Online Application, Application Fee, Official High School Transcripts, valid passport, certification of financial responsibility, bank statement.
  • Standardized test scores
    • SAT/ACT Scores,
    • TOEFL-iBT Score: 61;
    • IELTS: 6.0;
    • TOEFL-PBT: 500
  • Overall Graduation Rate: 46% ; Retention Rate: 76% (Full Time Undergraduate Students)

Cost of Attendance

Estimated Annual 2019-2020 Cost for international students living on-campus

Type of ExpenseCost for undergraduate students (USD)Cost for Graduate students (USD)
Tuition & Other Fees20,79216,303
Room & Boarding8,2528,252
Books and Supplies1,2381,238
Transportation1,1601,178
Additional Expenses2,1642,768
Total Cost of Attendance33,60629,739

Financial Aid for International Students

  • Undergraduate and graduate international students at UTRGV can avail of a number of scholarships to aid their study. Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and to ethnic minorities in the USA.
  • The International Student Financial Aid is a need-based scholarship of the amount of 1,000 USD. Students are required to submit all necessary documents within April 30 to be eligible.
  • The Presidential Graduate Research Assistantship offers up to 75 assistantships to Master’s program students. Each student can receive up to 34,176 USD.
  • Applying for financial aid programs in the US can be overwhelming due to their extensive application filing process. Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.

Alumni

  • Alumni members of UTRGV are provided with Career Services, Distinguished Alumni Awards, an invitation to alumni networking events, reunions, etc.
  • Alumni members of UTRGV are Cindy Vela (actress), Ruben Hinojosa (politician), Mire Chatman (basketball player).

Placement

  • UTRGV offers career development programs, workshops, on-campus internships, job postings etc for undergraduates, graduates as well as alumni members.
  • UTRGV has an employment rate of about 91%, two years after graduation.
  • The median salary earned is 41,900 USD/year about 6 years after graduating from college.
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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population32508
FAFSA Code003599
Application Cost$50
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$20,264 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10359501120 46%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing525480570-
Mathematics510470550-
ACTCheck Detailed Score201722 75%
English191621-
Mathematics201722-

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Acceptance Rate

80.5%

Acceptance Rate

10540

Total Applicants

32508

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

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Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program80.5%
Total Applicants34550
Total Enrolled27807
Graduate
Graduate Programs80.5%
Total Applicants5841
Total Enrolled4701

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Enrollment32508
Undergraduate Enrollment27807
Graduate Enrollment4701
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate48.4%

Attendance Cost

$20,264

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$20,264 / Year
Post Graduate Program$15,898 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,210 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$7,986 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,252 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$7,944 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,242 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,990 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,058 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
17321146602661391
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    Book Store

    UTRGV Offices0.43 Km
    Liberia & Regalos Estrella1.46 Km
    Libreria Cristiana Estrella De Belen2.07 Km
    Libros y Revistas NILO2.16 Km
    Editora Demar3.19 Km
    Ortopedia Cano3.31 Km
    Nostalgia Video Games & Comics3.66 Km
    Bargain Book5.19 Km
    Condesa Bookstore5.75 Km
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    Bus Station

    B&M Bridge0.72 Km
    Brownsville0.88 Km
    MRC Hall North0.9 Km
    Downtown Terminal1.09 Km
    La Plaza at Brownsville Terminal1.12 Km
    13th & Frontage2.52 Km
    Gladys Porter Zoo111.54 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Michael Chapala1.08 Km
    Veterans Plaza1.36 Km
    Greyhound Plaza1.49 Km
    BROWNTOWN FLEA MARKET1.55 Km
    Heroica Digital Wifi Museo Rigo Tovar1.68 Km
    NVS TONER SUPPLIES2.46 Km
    Palm Village Shopping Center2.61 Km
    Corner Shopping Center3.22 Km
    Heroica Digital WiFi Las Arboledas3.32 Km
    Gran Hogar Matamoros3.77 Km
    meeting room maxobi4.05 Km
    Comercial PSP4.57 Km
    Heroica Digital Wifi Parque Ave. Cantinflas4.6 Km
    North American Compliance Services, LLC5.28 Km
    Papeleria y Centro de Copiado COPYMAX5.89 Km
    soriana sendero6.39 Km
    S-Mart6.42 Km
    Sunrise Mall6.83 Km
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    Wingstop2.53 Km
    Subway Restaurants3.31 Km
    Pizza Hut3.35 Km
    La Michoacana Meat Market3.49 Km
    Subway4.27 Km
    Domino's Pizza5.08 Km
    Kikis6.04 Km
    Madeira6.08 Km
    Cinemark Movies 106.78 Km
    Texas Roadhouse7.99 Km
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    Super Market

    Soriana Las Palmas2.66 Km
    Soriana3.02 Km
    Walmart Supercenter3.61 Km
    H-E-B Matamoros II3.85 Km
    Oxxo3.9 Km
    Snack y Cyber Valeria4.98 Km
    Walmart Matamoros5.05 Km
    Tienda Soriana5.05 Km
    Bodega Aurrera5.89 Km
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    Airport

    Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport6.13 Km

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