The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg

Edinburg, TX

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Overview

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers 342-degree programs and 15 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 22:1. Acceptance Rate is 63%. The most popular test is SAT - 52% of students submitted it in comparison to 81% of students who submitted ACT. 43.5% are women, and 56.5% are men. 3% percents of international students. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 2840$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11365 and $16903 per year. 41% of full-time The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $39,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$2,840
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$1,715
$30,001 - $48,000$2,425
$48,001 - $75,000$5,078
$75,001 - $110,000$9,988
$110,001+$10,711

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4692

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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18%

Types of financial aids

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13557 of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 76 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley number 13 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
99.93%
$9,028
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$8,502
$48,001 - $75,000
94.76%
$5,735
$75,001 - $110,000
56.91%
$1,523
$110,001+
34.94%
$1,235

Salary After Attending

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$39,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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41%
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley graduation rate is below the national average.

41% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

2 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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63%

In comparison to National Average

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 7%.

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63%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 72%, so The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 9%.

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63%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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52%

Total

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47%

Full time

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5%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

77%

Part-time retention rate

64%

The The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley full-time retention rate is 77% and part-time retention rate is 64%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students submitting SAT scores

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52%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1240 - 1550

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 410 - 520
Math: 430 - 530
Writing: 400 - 500

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students submitting ACT scores

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81%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
17 - 21

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 15 - 21
Math: 17 - 22
Writing: 6 - 8

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is 22:1, that means that for every 22 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

22:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

717
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3%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers 342 programs in total: 174 are for Bachelor's degree, 150 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 9 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 471 universities in Texas state. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one of the few institutions in Texas that offers a Doctor's degree-research/scholarship program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 15 distance learning programs that are offered in the The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley: 15 are for Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 16117 students with 483499 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2344 with 56248 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I was ready to attend school here but the cohort was cancelled at the last moment. Very disorganized to say the least.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The university has great opportunities and lots of money that should go back to the students, if you’re reading this and have money to donate do it here the university pushes for good standards and put in work applications into the leading environment

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I would not recommend this university to any of my friends or family, if zero stars were an option this is what they would receive, yes they did expand the university but made things worse. Graduation ceremonies are held opposite of their campus area, for instance if you are attending the Brownsville campus, your graduation ceremony will be held in Edinburg and vice versa.The cost of attending has sky rocketed. A couple of my friends who earned a double major had to fight tooth and nail for their respective degree majors'. To make things worse their parking is atrocious, even to get a visitor pass, you must pay!? What. The. Hell. Man!Lastly, they care nothing for their veterans - this university only works if you either know or are related to the person who is offering the job, if I'm being honest, our military veterans sacrificed more than any regular civilian ever would and therefore should be consider first and foremost amongst people who are not veterans. Take my advice, veterans, do yourself a favor, have Uncle Sam help pay your school elsewhere.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

UTRTV is an expanding University with a variety of majors available. University also has a branch located in Brownsville Texas. Edinburg location is large so make sure you have your google Maps readily available to navigate the campus if you’re new.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Good continuing education programs. Sometimes they have a lot of requirements to take a class, and other times it's easy. Overall, good experience in the Valley.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1201 W University Dr

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9566652011

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: utrgv.edu

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