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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 25,338
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $8,132 PER SEM.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $18,260 PER SEM.
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 77.4
Median SAT/ACT 1041/20 (MEAN)
% of African American Students 0.5
% of Asian American Students 1.2
% of Hispanic Students 92
% of International Students 1.5
Student/Teacher Ratio 26:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 1,112
% of Male/% of Female Students 43/57
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 6
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 24.6
% of Students Who Graduate Overall N/A
% of Freshmen Who Return 76
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School N/A

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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










Points of Distinction

  • The UTRGV Tuition Advantage program provides free tuition and fees for qualifying students from families with an adjusted gross income of less than $75,000.
  • Forbes ranks UTRGV as one of America’s best value colleges and an overall top college.
  • Home to the back-to-back national champions of the Final Four of college chess.
  • New programs include a Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management degree, as well as an early assurance pre-med program for incoming freshmen that creates a direct path to admission into the UTRGV School of Medicine.

RANKED BY MONEY.COM AS ONE OF THE TOP three best value public universities in Texas, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) offers students a world-class education while consistently providing one of the best values in higher education nationally.   UTRGV is at the heart of one of the fastest growing and most culturally rich regions of Texas. From the Gulf Coast to deep space, UTRGV offers a learning environment with more than 125 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including engineering, marine biology, hospitality and tourism management, sustainable agriculture and food systems, international business, and its School of Medicine. As one of the largest Hispanic-serving Institutions in the country, UTRGV is home to internationally recognized folkloric music and dance programs and is an academic center for a broad range of Latino and Hispanic studies.   As the home of the Vaqueros, part of the UTRGV experience is a thriving campus environment with the opportunity to join nearly 250 student organizations and cheer on sixteen NCAA Division I athletic teams.   UTRGV awards about $250 million in financial aid yearly and offers guaranteed tuition plans, which means a student’s tuition will not increase for four years. Newly launched programs cover the cost of all tuition and fees for qualifying students, which is unparalleled in Texas and one of the most generous and expansive programs in the country.

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