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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Overview

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a public institution situated in Edinburg, Texas. Edinburg is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Known For?

18,647 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,166 Avg Cost After Aid
80% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest degree offered at UT Rio Grande Valley is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 84% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UT Rio Grande Valley makes roughly $41,900 a year. This is 3% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Rankings

UT Rio Grande Valley is ranked #1,123 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. UT Rio Grande Valley also holds the #40 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UT Rio Grande Valley has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UT Rio Grande Valley

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for the Money 449
Best Colleges for Veterans 504
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 671
Best Colleges 1,123
Best Colleges for Diversity 2,857

Where Is The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley?

Location of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Contact details for UT Rio Grande Valley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
Phone: 956-665-2011
Website: www.utrgv.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/utpanamerican
Twitter: https://twitter.com/utpa

How Do I Get Into UT Rio Grande Valley?

You can apply to UT Rio Grande Valley online at: https://www.applytexas.org

Admission Requirements for UT Rio Grande Valley

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UT Rio Grande Valley?

80% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
46% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 80%, UT Rio Grande Valley may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to UT Rio Grande Valley submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 470 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  ( 480 to 570 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  ( 470 to 550 )
200
800
UT Rio Grande Valley received ACT scores from 75% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 21. Math scores were between 17 and 22. Composite scores were between 17 and 22.

ACT English Scores for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  ( 16 to 21 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  ( 17 to 22 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  ( 17 to 22 )
1
36

Can I Afford The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley?

$4,166 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
8.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UT Rio Grande Valley is $4,166. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UT Rio Grande Valley

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,625 $3,509 $7,109 $11,270 $12,090

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UT Rio Grande Valley, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $3,790 a year. That adds up to $15,160 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Rio Grande Valley is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,647 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,220 undergraduate students at UT Rio Grande Valley, with 18,647 being full-time and 5,573 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UT Rio Grande Valley

There are also 3,589 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,647 full-time undergraduates at UT Rio Grande Valley, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UT Rio Grande Valley

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UT Rio Grande Valley Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 256
Black or African American 89
Hispanic or Latino 17,028
White 448
International Students 555
Other Races/Ethnicities 271

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 67 countries are represented at UT Rio Grande Valley. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, India, and China.

Online Learning at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

2,434 Took All Classes Online
14,369 Took At Least One Class Online
34.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 17 master’s degree programs available online at UT Rio Grande Valley. In 2017-2018, 14,369 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UT Rio Grande Valley has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 27th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UT Rio Grande Valley

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was 34.7%. This is the #625 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UT Rio Grande Valley regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UT Rio Grande Valley majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 14%
Allied Health Professions 18%
Business Administration & Management 12%
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Curriculum & Instruction 34%
Education 13%
Educational Administration 7%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 9%
Health & Physical Education 15%
Health Professions 5%
Health Sciences & Services 9%
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 39%
Mathematics 9%
Mathematics & Statistics 9%
Nursing 15%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 15%
Public Administration & Social Service 3%
Social Work 11%
Special Education 15%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 90%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UT Rio Grande Valley ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UT Rio Grande Valley.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Linguistics & Comparative Literature #2
Mathematics #5
Multilingual Education #6
Mathematics & Statistics #7
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #7
Health Sciences & Services #9
Public Administration #12
Social Work #16
Instructional Media Design #18
Curriculum & Instruction #19
Allied Health Professions #20
Health & Physical Education #20
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #21
Special Education #32
Public Administration & Social Service #39
Educational Administration #44
Nursing #105
Education #128
Business Administration & Management #169
Health Professions #181
Business, Management & Marketing #211

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Majors

In 2017-2018, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley awarded 9,038 undergraduate degrees and 2,512 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 182 38 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 92 0
Anthropology 0 17 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 213 101 0
Chemistry 0 54 9 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 3 0
Civil Engineering 0 59 2 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 22 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 20 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 131 9 0
Communication Sciences 0 39 24 0
Computational Science 0 2 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 35 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 4 0 0
Computer Science 0 76 13 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 463 14 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 58 12
Dance 0 10 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 43 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 8 0 0
Economics 0 23 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 84 3
Electrical Engineering 0 53 7 0
Engineering Physics 0 5 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 3 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 6 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 16 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 82 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 86 10 0
General Biology 0 577 28 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 8
General Engineering Technology 0 9 0 0
General English Literature 0 132 14 0
General Psychology 0 358 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 17 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 224 17 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 27 100 0
History 0 69 6 0
Homeland Security 0 0 8 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 16 0 0
Information Science 0 5 10 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 14 0
International Business 0 32 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 8 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 16 12 0
Management Information Systems 0 18 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering 0 18 8 0
Marine Science 0 0 7 0
Marketing 0 66 0 0
Mathematics 0 64 15 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 143 20 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 6 0
Music 0 51 6 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 19 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 4 0 0
Nursing 0 138 37 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 334 17 0
Philosophy 0 15 0 0
Physics 0 18 3 0
Political Science & Government 0 41 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 56 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 225 58 8
Romance Languages 0 46 16 0
Social Work 0 158 67 0
Sociology 0 44 5 0
Special Education 0 0 120 0
Student Counseling 0 0 39 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 6 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 10 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 21 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 3 0
Writing Studies 0 0 7 0
Total 0 9,038 2,450 62

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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