Profile: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Fast Facts

On Campus:8%
  • Fall 08/28-12/14
  • Spring 01/16-05/10

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Profile

UTRGV offers students 64 programs of study across seven academic colleges.

The Rio Grande Valley, with close proximity to the Gulf Coast, provides unparalleled opportunities to study in areas ranging from international business and cultural border issues to marine biology and environmental science. With the SpaceX launch site planned in Brownsville, the region is also an emerging global hub for the aerospace industry.

We are the second largest Hispanic-serving institution in the nation, with an emphasis on educating 21st-century leaders and professionals who are culturally fluent and have a deep understanding of the perspectives, languages, and values of different cultures.

Our students find daily opportunities to innovate and collaborate with faculty and global leaders in industry, business, medicine, science, education, and technology. Our facilities include the Coastal Studies Lab, Center for Biomedical Studies, Center for Excellence in STEM Education, among others.

Campus Location - UTRGV campuses are located in Edinburg, Harlingen, and Brownsville, approximately 15 miles north of the US/Mexico border and 70 miles west of South Padre Island.

Helpful Information - UTRGV is one university spread across two main campuses in Edinburg and Brownsville. The majority of students (about 21,000) attend classes at the Edinburg campus and a smaller group (about 8,000) attend at the Brownsville campus. NSE students would be located, most likely, on one campus or the other and would not be expected or required to travel between them.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Hispanic Studies, Mexican American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Theater Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Bilingual, Child Care, Curriculum/ Instruction Supervision, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Language and Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching and Learning, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Technical Education, Theatre Education

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Language and Literacy

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Disaster Studies, Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Rehabilitation Sciences, Substance Abuse/Addictions

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Astrophysics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional

Psychology: Child Psychology, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Speech Therapy

Technology: Engineering Technology

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/20/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $150 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $830 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 003599

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Meal Plans Per Semester

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.