Admissions Information

Application fee is $50 for applying graduate school. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Graduate Application Fees$50
Online Application
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 82.39% and the yield is 51.33%. 5,312 men and 7,310 women applied to UTRGV and 4,193 men and 6,206 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,178 men and 3,160 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Rate 82.39%78.93%84.90%
Yield 51.33%51.94%50.92%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 53 students (1% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 3,390 students (64%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 570 and the 25th percentile is 480. The SAT Math score is 505 (75th) and 420 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 22 (75th percentile) and 17 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480570
SAT Math420505
ACT Composite1722
ACT Math1622
ACT English1521
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,063, ACT: 60 - Public Doctoral/Research University).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
UTRGV Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRequired
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered but not Required
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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