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University of Rio Grande is a private institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,176, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 117 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $19,520 (2011-12).
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"Unique" is the word most often used to describe Rio Grande. When Rio Grande Community College teamed with the University of Rio Grande almost 35 years ago, Rio Grande became more than a private comprehensive institution granting four-year baccalaureate degrees. Almost immediately, it was turned into a "people institution" offering degree programs in technologies and skills to help students get better jobs. It also became a community resource reaching out to improve the lives of all the people it serves. Today, Rio Grande (pronounced Rhy-oh) is a model for higher education into the next century.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to University of Rio Grande, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at University of Rio Grande is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 78.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||78.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Rio Grande is 16:1, and the school has 68.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Rio Grande include: Sport and Fitness Administration/Management; Business Administration and Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Special Education and Teaching, General; and Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 55.7 percent.
University of Rio Grande has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,176, with a gender distribution of 39.3 percent male students and 60.7 percent female students. At this school, 14.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 86.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Rio Grande is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
University of Rio Grande offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. University of Rio Grande also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Rio Grande, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Rio Grande.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Rio Grande, 88.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,477.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$19,520 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,220 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data