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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, TX 4-Year Public


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Edinburg, TX, less than an hour from McAllen, Edinburg, Mission.

Founded in 1927, the institution currently enrolls around 32,441 students a year, including 26,762 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

UTRGV's endowment was valued at $103,771,763 in 2021. The school spends $6,872 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About UTRGV

Acceptance rate: 80%

Mean ACT score: 19

Mean SAT score: 1011

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: July 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

UTRGV Acceptance Rate 2021

It is noncompetitive to get into The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Around 80 percent of all applicants to UTRGV are accepted each year.

The mean composite SAT score is 1011. The mean ACT scores is 19.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is UTRGV a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $15,803 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UTRGV sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is UTRGV a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1201 West University Drive Edinburg, TX 78539

Campus Setting: Small Town

UTRGV Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UTRGV is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UTRGV is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


17 to 22


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UTRGV is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into UTRGV. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.



Composite SAT Range

950 - 1120


Math SAT Range

470 - 550


Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

UTRGV Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at UTRGV is like? There are approximately 29,113 students enrolled at UTRGV, including 24,965 undergraduate students and 4,148 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from TX and 1% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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Campus Setting

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Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

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