Admissions Requirements

Students at UTRGV are talented, compassionate, hard working, goal oriented and community minded. So when we look at applicants, we don’t simply focus on grades and test scores. We take a holistic approach to admissions so we get a well-rounded picture of who each applicant is and how they would impact our campus community.

Entering Freshman

You are an entering freshman if you have graduated or will be graduating from a high school and have not attended a college/university AFTER your high school graduation. Even if you have earned college credit while you are STILL in high school you are considered an entering freshman. GED and home school students are also considered entering freshmen as long as they have not attended a college or university after receiving their diploma.

High school graduates in the top 10 percent of their graduating class receive assured admission to UTRGV. All UTRGV entering freshman applicants will have their own admissions profile created from all the information submitted, and admissions decisions will be based on that profile and their accomplishments in high school.

Factors for review will include:

  • Class Rank
  • Prior College Hours
  • College Entrance Exams (SAT/ACT)
  • Rigor of High School Courses Completed
  • Leadership Experience
  • Community Involvement
  • Career Goals

All required documents can be submitted in several ways:

In-person at U Central Locations:

Edinburg Location:

  • 1st Floor Student Services Building (SSBL)
    1201 West University Drive
    Edinburg, Texas 78539
  • Office Hours: 8:00 – 6:00pm M-Th, 8:00 – 5:00pm F

 Brownsville Location:

  • The Tower, Main 1.100
    1 West University Boulevard
    Brownsville, Texas 78520
  • Office Hours: 8:00 – 5:00pm M-F

Mail to:

UTRGV Student Enrollment 
Visitors Center 1.113
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, Texas 78539

Electronic Submission of Documents can be emailed to: application@utrgv.edu

If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 888-882-4026 or email admissions@utrgv.edu.