The University of Rio Grande was established in 1876 as an independent institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in liberal arts. In its present form, the University is a unique entity merging the private institution with the public establishment - Rio Grande Community College. As a result of this culmination, students can get the best of both worlds in terms of lesser cost of education at a public college and the quality of academics of a private university. The university has over 2,400 students from 15 states and 23 countries on its rolls.
|Year of Establishment||1876|
|Location||Rio Grande, Ohio|
|Type of University||Private|
|Faculty Members||72 full-time; 189 part-time|
|Total Student Enrollment||2,400|
|Percentage of International Students||2%|
|Test Scores Accepted||SAT/ ACT (if applicable), TOEFL/ IELTS|
Primarily a liberal arts institution, Rio Grande also offers professional and skill development programs. Qualifications that can be earned here range from certificates, 2-year associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. The institution operates out of the following colleges and schools:
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Professional and Technical Studies
The University of Rio Grande is spread over 190-acres at the Rio Grande in South-eastern Ohio. The campus is equipped with modern instructional facilities, a library, an art museum, five residence halls, a dining hall, a student center, a 500-seat theatre, a professional athletic complex, and an administration building.
The campus’s close proximity to national forests and parks makes it a haven for nature enthusiasts. A separate 13,000 square foot, full-service learning facility in Pomeroy, Ohio is the Bernard V. Fultz Center for higher education offers associate degrees and general education courses.
On-campus facilities at the Rio Grande include first-year housing for male students at Boyd Hall, first-year housing for female students at Davis Hall and a co-educational, upper-class facility at Wellness Hall. Accommodation is mostly double-sharing, with a limited number of single rooms available. A few sharing suites with a common living area suitable for two-three students are also available.
Housing at the Rio Grande is packaged as the Total Living Plan that comprises of semi-furnished, air-conditioned living space with Internet access and Meal Plans at the on-campus dining facilities. The basic Room and Board charges are USD 5,583 per semester.
Campus accommodation is allotted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students who have already completed the enrolment process at the Rio Grande can proceed with the Housing application. A one-time, non-refundable Housing application charge of USD 200 is payable.
The Rio Grande follows an open admission policy; however, the following programs have selective admission requirements:
Also, all out-of-state applicants and upper-division transfer students are enrolled at the University of Rio Grande and not the community college. All applications and supporting documents for admission to the Rio Grande should be mailed to the Office of Admissions, University of Rio Grande, PO Box 500, Rio Grande OH 45674-0500.
The International Student Application form and other materials can be filled out and emailed to Scott Morrisey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply: For admissions to University of Rio Grande, students can complete an admission application online.
Application fee: USD 25 (for graduate applications, the application fee is waived off, if submitted online)
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions. Only Allied Health Programs accept applications till April 1.
Admission Requirements: The following documents need to be submitted by international applicants at the Rio Grande -
Please note that the Master’s program has additional requirements like License/ Teaching Certificate (for M. Ed), professional recommendations, statement of purpose, etc.
An estimated annual cost of attendance for undergraduate programs at the Rio Grande, factoring in tuition fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses is tabulated below:
|Expenses||Annual Fee (in USD)|
|Tuition And Fees||27,481|
|Books And Supplies||1,200|
|Room And Board||11,166|
The fee for graduate education program at Rio Grande is 714 USD per credit hour.
Financial Aid at the University of Rio Grande is awarded based on merit and need. The majority of aid awarded is based on demonstrated need of the awardees. Merit-based aid is awarded considering special achievement or a specific talent. The source of such aid is mostly institutional. Awards are disbursed annually and priority is given to early applicants. The university has a priority filing deadline of March 15.
Listed below are few prominent scholarship options that international students at the Rio Grande can avail of:
International students can also apply for various outsideinternational scholarships to study in the USA that are awarded by various private organizations and agencies or the government of respective home countries.
The only form of on-campus student employment at the Rio Grande is through the federal Work-study Program. Undergraduate and graduate students with financial need can apply for the program through FAFSA. Employment will be on campus, paid at the rate of the current federal minimum wage, paid by the hour. Students can work for a stipulated number of hours, outside their scheduled class times, and earn a substantial amount towards their educational expenses. They can be employed in different offices or departments at the university. However, international students are not eligible for federal work study and need to contact the international office for further details.
The University of Rio Grande Alumni Association fosters healthy connections among the alumnae while upholding the cause of the institution. All students of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College become members of the Alumni Association automatically upon graduation.
Here is a list of some distinguished alumnae of the university:
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$26,810 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$26,810 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$21,420 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,200 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$10,630 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$4,028 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$10,630 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$5,888 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$5,888 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$5,888 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Medicine Programs||Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary