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UNIVERSITY OF RIO GRANDE - [URG], RIO GRANDE, OHIO

Rio Grande, OhioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1876Established Year
  1812Enrollment

University of Rio Grande: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Sonal Vaid Sonal Vaid
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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.

  • Students at the Rio Grande have the option of choosing from 70 academic programs, offered through various schools to students who want to study in the USA.
  • Admission is accepted for the Spring, Summer and Fall intakes.
  • The student-to-faculty ratio at Rio Grande is 15:1 with an average class size of 14.
  • Over 96% of students at the Rio Grande receive some form of financial assistance. The priority deadline for financial aid application is March 15.

Highlights

Year of Establishment1876
LocationRio Grande, Ohio
Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingRural
Faculty Members72 full-time; 189 part-time
Total Student Enrollment2,400
Percentage of International Students2%
Campus HousingAvailable
Test Scores AcceptedSAT/ ACT (if applicable), TOEFL/ IELTS
Official websitewww.rio.edu

Programs, Faculties, and Divisions

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

  • School of Arts & Letters
  • School of Mathematics & Natural Sciences
  • Bunce School of Education

College of Professional and Technical Studies

  • Holzer School of Nursing
  • Emerson E Evans School of Business
  • School of Engineering Technologies
  • School of Health & Behavioral Sciences

Campus

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.

Housing Facilities/Residence

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.

Application Process

The Rio Grande follows an open admission policy; however, the following programs have selective admission requirements:

  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Honors
  • Nursing – Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees
  • Allied Health program like Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Respiratory Therapy

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 scottm@rio.edu.

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 -

  • Complete international student application form or graduate application form.
  • All academic transcripts.
  • A course-by-course evaluation of all transcripts by a NACES-approved agency
  • Official English Proficiency Test Scores (TOEFL/ IELTS)
  • Copy of passport
  • Certificate of Finances
  • Proof of medical/accident insurance with coverage in the United States.
  • Medical History/Immunization Records

Please note that the Master’s program has additional requirements like License/ Teaching Certificate (for M. Ed), professional recommendations, statement of purpose, etc.

Cost of Attendance

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:

ExpensesAnnual Fee (in USD)
Tuition And Fees27,481
Books And Supplies1,200
Room And Board11,166
Other4,028
Total Expenses43,875

The fee for graduate education program at Rio Grande is 714 USD per credit hour. 

Scholarship and Financial Aid

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:

  • Rio Grande Scholarship ranging from USD 2,000 to USD 8,000 is awarded to international students considering their HS GPA and standardized test scores.
  • Art Scholarship to incoming Art Major, the awards being either two half-tuition, four-year scholarship or three one-time USD500 scholarships. Application materials include a statement of goals, recommendations, and sample artwork, to be submitted within January 15.
  • Junior/ Senior year students at the Rio Grande can avail of the renewable Presidential (USD 8,000), Provost (USD 7,000), Dean (USD 5,000), and Merit (USD 3,000) scholarships, based on their college GPA.

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. 

Work While You Study

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.

Alumni Network

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:

  • Jessica Malone, Bachelor’s in PR ’09- Professional Photographer
  • Steve Moses, Bachelor’s in Sales Communication ’80- News Editor
  • Patrick Young, Chemistry ’80- The inventor of 6 U.S. patents with 5 more pending
  • Kevin Purcell, Education ’79- President, Logan Services
  • Maki Karasawa, English ’94- Nissan Motor Company
  • Bryan Minear, Art ’09- Senior Designer for Vanguard World US
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University of Rio Grande Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2335
FAFSA Code003116
Application Cost$25
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$26,810 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -

Attendance Cost

$26,810

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition 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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
28831012187117
+1-800-282-7201
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218 N College Ave, Rio Grande, OH 45674
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Airport

Inishmaan Aerodrome5582.28 Km
Inisheer Aerodrome5586.72 Km
Galway Airport5616.8 Km
Santa Maria Airport8186.22 Km
Salgado Filho International Airport8313.06 Km
Pelotas International Airport8442.64 Km
Rio Grande Regional Airport8485.83 Km
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