University of Rio Grande

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PO Box 500

Rio Grande, OH 45674

Phone: (740) 245-5353
2013-2014 Tuition
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University of Rio Grande is a private institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,199, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 117 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $21,010 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

"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.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1876
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


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 has an an acceptance rate of 43.8 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 43.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Rio Grande is 16:1, and the school has 67.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 54 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 37%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

University of Rio Grande has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,199, with a gender distribution of 37.3 percent male students and 62.7 percent female students. At this school, 13 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 87 percent of students live off campus. University of Rio Grande is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,278
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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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

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Paying for School

At University of Rio Grande, 93.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,456.

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Tuition and fees $21,010 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,000 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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