- 1st Best in Texas & 11th in the USA for performance of first-gen students!
- 4th Best in Texas after UT Austin, Rice, and Texas A&M! Washington Monthly 2021
- 2nd Best in Texas for social mobility! U.S. News & World Report 2020
About This CampusUTRGV 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 InformationUTRGV campuses are located in Edinburg, Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, South Padre Island, and Brownsville, approximately 15 miles north of the US/Mexico border and 70 miles west of South Padre Island.
Helpful InformationUTRGV 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.