University of Rio Grande

218 N College Ave, Rio Grande, United States
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Overview of University of Rio Grande

About this school

University of Rio Grande, founded in 1876, is a private institution. Its 68-acre campus is located in Rio Grande, 80 miles south of Columbus.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,106
    • Men:768 (36.5%)
    • Women:1,338 (63.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Rio Grande is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
9

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
218 North College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Rio Grande, OH  45674
Phone
(740) 245-7208
Fax
(740) 245-9220
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Medical history required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 1,754 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 1,066 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 688 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
461 (36%) of 1,280 admitted students enrolled
Women
271 (35%) of 775 admitted students enrolled
Men
190 (38%) of 505 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.06
375 And Above
7%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
21%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
12%
• Score 18 - 23
57%
• Score 12 - 17
29%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


University of Rio Grande accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003116
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
320 (96.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
320 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
302 (94.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
224 (74.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$5,555
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 219 (72.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,838
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 224 (74.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,875
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 204 (67.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
287 (86.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,024

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,035 (95.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,035 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,007 (97.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
736 (73.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$7,030
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 721 (71.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,778
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 736 (73.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,910
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 720 (71.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
17 (1.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,067

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,617
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


86

Part-Time Faculty


89

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


26%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 38% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
300
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Rio Grande provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


56.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


39.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (58)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Robotics Technology/Technician
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Education, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Art Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


776

Nearest Metropolitan Area


170 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
100 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
Nearest Bus Station
22 mile(s) from campus in Chillicothe
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Huntington, W.Va.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


17% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


83%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Redmen/Redwomen
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Archery
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Archery
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Rio Grande offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, honoraries, bible studies, enacta

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


2% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,719

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,106
Women
1,338
Men
768

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.3% Asian
  • 5.1% Black/African-American
  • 0.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 83.9% White
  • 9.2% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 6 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


55

Student Resources

Study resources