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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 25,119
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $561.13
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $976.13
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 78
Median SAT/ACT N/A/19
% of African American Students 0.5
% of Asian American Students 1.2
% of Hispanic Students 90.5
% of International Students 1.9
Student/Teacher Ratio N/A
Number of Full-time Faculty 1,110
% of Male/% of Female Students 43/57
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus N/A
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years N/A
% of Students Who Graduate Overall N/A
% of Freshmen Who Return 69
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School N/A


University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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












Points of Distinction

  • Home to the national champions of the Final Four of College Chess.
  • Tuition and fees rank as the third most affordable of Texas public universities for resident undergraduate students.
  • First in UT System and one of only three universities in Texas to earn gold status for its sustainability initiatives by AASHE STARS.
  • U.S. News & World Report listed the UTRGV School of Medicine as the third most affordable medical school in the country for out-of-state students.

Discover the world by land, sea and sky at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), one of the largest Hispanic-serving institutions in the country. Home of the Vaqueros, UTRGV delivers unparalleled learning opportunities for its more than 29,000 students.

Through personalized mentorship from world-class scholars, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and opportunities for significant research, UTRGV is focused on bringing knowledge to life and applying it in meaningful ways. From the Gulf Coast to deep space, UTRGV offers a learning environment with more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including engineering, marine biology, hospitality and tourism, international business, astronomy and astrophysics, and a school of medicine.

At UTRGV, students are afforded opportunities to gain valuable life lessons, and engage in challenging, diverse activities in a thriving campus environment. Part of the UTRGV experience is student life, which includes living on campus, linking up with nearly 250 student organizations, studying abroad in one of more than 30 programs, and cheering on 16 NCAA Division I athletic teams.

As one of the largest four-year public universities in Texas, UTRGV awards $250 million in financial aid yearly, and offers guaranteed tuition plans, which means a student’s tuition will not increase for four years.

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