University of Texas Rio Grande Valley: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 81%. Located in Edinburg, a city on the southernmost tip of Texas, UTRGV is just ten miles from the border with Mexico. A member of The University of Texas System, UTRGV has over 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and popular majors span a wide range of fields in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, as well as business and entrepreneurship. On the athletic front, the UTRGV Broncs compete in the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference.

Considering applying to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had an acceptance rate of 81%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 81 students were admitted, making UTRGV's admissions process less competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 11,191
Percent Admitted 81%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 50%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 50% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 480 570
Math 470 550
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of UTRGV's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley scored between 480 and 570, while 25% scored below 480 and 25% scored above 570. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 470 and 550, while 25% scored below 470 and 25% scored above 550. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1120 or greater will have particularly competitive chances at UTRGV.

Requirements

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that UTRGV requires applicants to submit all SAT scores; the admissions office will consider each composite score in admissions decisions.

ACT Scores and Requirements

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 71% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 15 21
Math 17 22
Composite 17 22

This admissions data tells us that most of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's admitted students fall within the bottom 32% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UTRGV received a composite ACT score between 17 and 22, while 25% scored above 22 and 25% scored below 17.

Requirements

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley does not require the ACT writing section. Note that UTRGV requires applicants to submit all ACT scores; the admissions office will consider each composite score in admissions decisions.

GPA

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Admissions Chances

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a slightly selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, UT Rio Grande Valley is interested in more than test scores and GPAs. The university uses the ApplyTexas application which requires information about your high school coursework and extracurricular activities. The admissions office wants to see that you have taken challenging college preparatory classes and have an upward trend in grades. Outstanding leadership and glowing letters of recommendation can also boost your application. Students who attend an accredited public or private high school in Texas and rank in the top 10% of their class can receive assured admission to UTRGV.

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