UTRGV is on a 665-acre campus in the small town setting of Edinburg, Texas, not far from McAllen and Edinburg and Mission.
There are many activities and organizations for UTRGV students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UTRGV has fraternities and sororities.
UTRGV has several thriving Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students. In fact, more students participate in the 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 traditions are Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology Week, Homecoming and UTRGV Picnic with the President.
This table offers information on housing at UTRGV.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||No special consideration for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||3%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
UTRGV offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
Most UTRGV students live off campus. In 2022, 3% of undergrads at UTRGV lived in some kind of on-campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||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||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit 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
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