The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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Why Choose UTRGV?

Every accomplishment in life begins with a choice. The bigger the choice, the bigger the accomplishment. When it comes to your potential, your goals, and your future, choosing the right university is as big as it gets.

At UTRGV, we offer a learning experience that we believe cannot be matched.

A Commitment to Academic Excellence

Our more than 120 undergraduate and graduate programs will let you find the major that fits your goals. Our accomplished faculty will form mentoring relationships with you. Our programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) offer ideal preparation for success in a broad range of emerging fields.

An Ideal Pathway to Career Success

We know that the top priority of our students and their families is career success. No matter what professional field you’re pursuing, at UTRGV we have the expert, individualized instruction, the facilities, the real-world technology and training, and the industry connections that will get you there.

A Location in the Gateway to the Americas

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.

A Bilingual, Bicultural, Biliterate Education

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.

A Hub for Innovation and Emerging Technology

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, and many others offer distinctive opportunities for student research.

A 21st-Century School of Medicine

Opening in 2016, our School of Medicine will offer students the most technologically advanced resources, including a 15,000-square-foot Smart Hospital complex. With a multidisciplinary approach to the curriculum and an emphasis on active learning, teamwork, and early patient care, the School of Medicine will be an invaluable resource for UTRGV and the Valley.

A University for the Valley

There’s a special kind of pride among the people of the Rio Grande Valley. With campuses and locations in Brownsville, Edinburg, McAllen, Harlingen, and Rio Grande City, a central aspect of our founding mission is to serve our families and communities. From providing first-rate health care, to improving our K-12 schools, to helping local businesses thrive, UTRGV is about making life better for everyone.

Learn more about why UTRGV may be the best choice for you by calling 888.882.4026 or 956.882.8983 or emailing admissions@utrgv.edu