University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Brownsville, Texas; Edinburg, Texas; Harlingen, Texas

Team Name: Vaqueros

Address: One West University Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520 (UTRGV at Brownsville); 1201 West University Dr., Edinburg, TX 78539-2999 (UTRGV at Edinburg); 2102 Treasure Hills Blvd., Harlingen, TX 78550 (UTRGV Clinical Education Building)


Phone: 888-882-4026

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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Brownsville, Texas; Edinburg, Texas; Harlingen, Texas

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY (UTRGV) has been ranked the top university in Texas by Washington Monthly. Many factors go into this prestigious recognition, including UTRGV’s ability to offer students an exceptional education for exceptional value.

UTRGV offers a dynamic learning environment featuring more than 125 undergraduate and graduate degrees spanning the arts and sciences. High-ranking programs include engineering, health professions, marine biology, and international business. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, UTRGV is home to internationally recognized folkloric arts programs and a broad range of Latino and Hispanic studies. 

UTRGV’s School of Medicine trains the next generation of physician leaders in medical education, scientific research, and patient care. With more than four hundred medical students, residents, and fellows currently serving in nineteen hospital-based training programs throughout the Valley, UTRGV is a leader in medical training in Texas and beyond. For high-achieving high school students across South Texas, Vaqueros MD provides a direct path to admission into the School of Medicine.

Admitted students with household incomes of $125,000 or less may be eligible to receive the UTRGV Tuition Advantage grant, a new program fully covering tuition and mandatory fees. This grant is partially why so many Vaqueros graduate with little to no student debt.

It’s an exciting time to be part of UTRGV and to join the future of Texas!

By The Numbers


Acceptance Rate 93%
Median composite SAT score N/A
Median ACT score N/A
Undergraduate Enrollment 24,500
Students on Financial Aid 75%


In-State Tuition $332 per semester hour
Out-of-State Tuition $740 per semester hour
Room and Board $3,000-5,000


African American Students 1%
Asian American Students 1.4%
Hispanic Students 90%
International Students 2.7%
Male/Female Ratio 40/60

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 78%
Student/Teacher Ratio N/A
Full-Time Faculty 1,292


Graduation in Four Years 31%
Graduation Overall 53%
Alumni Who Give $ to School N/A

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