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Colleges / The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

UTRGV Student Life

UTRGV is on a 685-acre campus in a small town setting in Edinburg, Texas, not far from McAllen and Edinburg and Mission. There are many activities and organizations for UTRGV students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UTRGV also has fraternities and sororities.

UTRGV has a thriving Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students. In fact, more students participate in Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UTRGV include The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honor Society, Pre-Medical Bio-Medical Society and Environmental Awareness Club.

UTRGV students' favorite campus events are Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology Week, Homecoming and UTRGV Picnic with the President.

Does UTRGV Offer Student Housing?

UTRGV offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing. There are 1,200 spots available in on-campus housing for all 26,762 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 485 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 35% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UTRGV Athletics

At UTRGV there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UTRGV:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at UTRGV

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UTRGV campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

UTRGV offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to UTRGV

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UTRGV, take Express 281, Express 83 to Edinburg, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to McAllen Miller International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Texas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UTRGV's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UTRGV Students

60%

Women

40%

Men

80%

Full Time

20%

Part Time

99%

In State

1%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

93%

2%

2%

1%

1%

0.43%

0.25%

0.04%

0.03%

Undergraduate Students

26,762

Graduate Students

5,679

Non-Resident / International Students

423

UTRGV Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

32,441

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,540

Out-of-State

$21,780

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 1
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