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General Information
1201 W University Dr
Edinburg , Texas 78539-2999

Disability Resource Office

Student Accessibility Services
Cortez 129
One W. University Bldv.
Brownsville, TX 78500
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About The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, commonly known as UTRGV, is a public university located in Edinburg, Texas. Established in 2013, it is a relatively young institution that has rapidly grown in popularity and recognition.

UTRGV is known for offering a wide range of academic programs across multiple disciplines to cater to the diverse interests and aspirations of its students. With over 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UTRGV ensures that students have ample choices to pursue their desired fields of study. Furthermore, the university boasts a faculty comprised of accomplished and dedicated individuals who are committed to providing a high-quality education that prepares students for success in their chosen careers.

One notable aspect of UTRGV is its commitment to accessibility. With a 4-year accessibility score of 1, the university strives to ensure that every student has the opportunity to receive an education without significant financial burden. This commitment is a testament to UTRGV’s dedication to making higher education accessible and affordable for all.

The campus itself is situated in Edinburg, Texas, a vibrant city located in the southernmost part of the state. Edinburg lies in the Rio Grande Valley, an area known for its rich cultural heritage, warm weather, and natural beauty. The region is a melting pot of cultures, with influences from Mexican, American, and indigenous traditions, creating a unique and diverse environment.

Surrounded by lush landscapes and close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, UTRGV students can experience a wide range of outdoor activities. Whether it’s exploring the nearby South Padre Island, known for its beautiful beaches and water sports, or visiting the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge to immerse oneself in the natural wonders of the area, there is always something exciting to do.

Beyond its academic offerings, UTRGV nurtures a vibrant campus community where students can engage in various extracurricular activities and organizations. From joining student clubs and organizations to participating in intramural sports or attending cultural events, students have ample opportunities to foster friendships and immerse themselves in a lively and enriching university experience.

UTRGV’s commitment to serving its local community is also evident through its emphasis on community engagement and service. The university actively collaborates with local organizations and businesses to provide students with real-world experiences and connections. Through internships, research projects, and community service programs, students develop valuable skills and make meaningful contributions to the region.

In conclusion, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a dynamic and accessible institution that offers a wide array of academic programs in a culturally rich and vibrant region. With its commitment to affordability, diverse campus community, and emphasis on community engagement, UTRGV provides students with the resources and opportunities they need to excel academically, grow personally, and contribute positively to their communities.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations