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University of Rio Grande Student Life

University of Rio Grande is on a 170-acre campus in a rural setting in Rio Grande, Ohio. University of Rio Grande has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Rio Grande also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Rio Grande has a thriving Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Student Government than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Rio Grande include Honoraries, Bible studies, ENACTA.

University of Rio Grande students' favorite campus traditions are Community Service Day, Homecoming and Founders' Day.

University of Rio Grande Housing

University of Rio Grande offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most University of Rio Grande students live off campus. In 2021, 17% of undergrads at University of Rio Grande lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 83% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Rio Grande. There are 630 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,106 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 381 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 20% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Rio Grande offers coed housing.

University of Rio Grande Athletics

At University of Rio Grande there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Rio Grande:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at University of Rio Grande

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Rio Grande is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Rio Grande campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

University of Rio Grande offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to University of Rio Grande

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of Rio Grande, take U.S. Route 35 to Rio Grande, OH. If you need to fly, book your flight to Huntington Tri-State airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Ohio you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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University of Rio Grande Students

61%

Women

39%

Men

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

96%

In State

4%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

83%

9%

5%

1%

1%

0.33%

0.28%

0.24%

0.09%

Undergraduate Students

2,106

Graduate Students

55

Non-Resident / International Students

17

University of Rio Grande Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,161

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

73%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$27,481

Out-of-State

$27,481

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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