The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Edinburg, TX

This school is more affordable than other schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$8,917

Avg in-state tuition

$18,733

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a large public university located on an urban campus in Edinburg, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 32,441, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 82%. The university offers 84 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 47%, and a student-faculty ratio of 21:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,917, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $18,733.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

82% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

81% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

47% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Required

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-22

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 900-1075

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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32k

Students enrolled

97%

Online student enrollment

21:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Hispanic

91%

White

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Unknown

1%

Black

1%

Asian

1%

Two or more races

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

60%

Socio-economic diversity

70% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

74%

State Grant Aid

70%

Institution Grant Aid

61%

Pell Grant

70%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,880
State Grant Aid $4,795
Institution Grant Aid $2,309
Pell Grant Aid $5,466

Financial Outlook

$13k

Average student debt after graduation

$34k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.