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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, TX

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About This Campus

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.

Location Information

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.

2020/2021 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Open
Home Payment (B)
Closed

2021/2022 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Excellent
Home Payment (B)
Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

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Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

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Location | Edinburg
Population | 831,561
Enrollment | 28,644
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/12
Spring | 01/13-05/7

Campus Diversity

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White | 4%
Black | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 88%
Asian | 2%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 5%

Academics

-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Biology
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Astrophysics
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Child Care
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Dietetics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • History
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics
  • Piano
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or N/A Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 07/29/19.
  • Estimated cost: $3937.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): None.
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/29/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $150 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $150 Year Plan A Mandatory
Housing Deposit $150 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Financial Aid

Host Payment (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:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003599

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

Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/29/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 4% living on campus
  • Suite: $4099 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $700
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1188 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1260 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1300 per semester for 17 meals per week.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/29/19.

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

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