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About University of Rio Grande

University of Rio Grande is a private, nonprofit school in an rural setting in Rio Grande, Ohio. University of Rio Grande was founded in 1876 and now enrolls around 2,161 students a year, including 2,106 undergrads.

University of Rio Grande offers housing for up to 630 students. Most students live off campus,.

University of Rio Grande's endowment was valued at $23.551 million in 2021. For each full-time student, University of Rio Grande spends about $6,239. There are 19 University of Rio Grande undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 University of Rio Grande Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Average GPA 3.1
Tuition $26,821

University of Rio Grande Regular Decision Deadline 2022

University of Rio Grande Early Admission

University of Rio Grande does not offer early decision or early action.

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University of Rio Grande Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into University of Rio Grande. Around 73% of applicants get into University of Rio Grande each year. Out of 1,754 applications received in 2021, 1,280 students were offered admission.

University of Rio Grande Waitlist

University of Rio Grande reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of Rio Grande?

University of Rio Grande is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Rio Grande, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Rio Grande Application Requirements

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University of Rio Grande Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to University of Rio Grande is 3.1 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Rio Grande.

Does University of Rio Grande Require Test Scores?

University of Rio Grande does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 0% submitted the SAT. 60% submitted the ACT.

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Does University of Rio Grande Provide Dorms?

Yes! University of Rio Grande provides on-campus housing for up to 630 students.

University of Rio Grande students are active in the school's Student Government, Honoraries and Bible studies. Community Service Day, Homecoming, and and Founders' Day are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Rio Grande.

Financial Aid at University of Rio Grande

University of Rio Grande meets 87% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,555 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is University of Rio Grande a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Rio Grande

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Rio Grande, around 52% return for their sophomore year.

University of Rio Grande's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 43%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for University of Rio Grande Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $28,617 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Rio Grande sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Rio Grande a good school for you?

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Where is University of Rio Grande Located?

University of Rio Grande is located in the rural setting of Rio Grande, Ohio.

If you want to see University of Rio Grande for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 35 to Rio Grande, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Huntington Tri-State.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande are like without leaving home.

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College Info

218 North College Avenue Rio Grande, OH 45674

Campus Setting: Rural

University of Rio Grande Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Rio Grande is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at University of Rio Grande is like? There are approximately 2,161 students enrolled at University of Rio Grande, including 2,106 undergraduate students and 55 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from OH and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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