You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: UNEVEN
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: $3,605
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $3,600
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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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, such as the Coastal Studies Lab, Center for Biomedical Studies, Center for Excellence in STEM Education, among others.
Campus Location - UTPA is located in Edinburg, Texas, 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.
Honors Access: Yes
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies
Area Studies: Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies, U.S. - Mexico Border Health Issues
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, Public Administration
Communications: Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication, Print Media, Radio and Television Studies
Computer Science: System Administration
Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice
Earth Sciences: Geology, Physical Sciences
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: Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering
English: Business Writing, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Language and Literacy, Linguistics, Literature, Poetry, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Writing
Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies
Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies, Spanish Literature
Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Disaster Studies, Health Education, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Occupational Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Rehabilitation Sciences, Substance Abuse/Addictions
Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science
International Studies: International Relations, International Studies
Marine Sciences: Marine Biology, Marine Sciences
Performing Arts: Dance, Design/Technical, Music Education, Music Performance, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology, Theater Production
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy
Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Policy Studies
Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine 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
Theater: Performance and Directing
Figures are current as of 9/3/2015.
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:
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.