University of Rio Grande
The University of Rio Grande is a four-year comprehensive
institution operating under a unique private
public tuition model that places a quality education
within reach of every student and family. Steeped in
tradition, Rio Grande has been serving southeastern
Ohio and beyond for over 130 years.
Students can choose from over 60 academic programs,
including certificate programs; associateís, bachelorís,
and masterís degrees. Custom majors and minors are
also available for those students whose needs differ
from traditional programs. A Rio Grande education
is student centered, and provides an effective balance
of practical training and the liberal arts. Rio Grande
students also have numerous opportunities available
to study abroad and participate in internships.
Rio Grandeís 160 acre campus is nestled in the
beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, offering
students breathtaking natural beauty and the safety
of the small town of Rio Grande. The campus includes
five residence halls, modern instructional facilities,
professional athletics facilities including an Olympic
size pool, and a performing arts center.
Rio Grande is located in southeastern Ohio along
US Route 35, 100 miles southeast of Columbus via
Rts. 23 and 35; 120 miles east of Cincinnati via Rts. 32
and 35; 250 miles south of Cleveland, via Rts. 77, 7,
and 35; and 60 miles north of Huntington,WV via
Rts. 7 and 35.
The Rio Grande student body of over 2,400 undergraduate
and graduate students come from 15 states
and 23 countries.
Rio Grande offers its students a vibrant campus
life, including nine social fraternities and sororities;
numerous professional and community organizations;
hundreds of planned campus activities a year; an
active intramural sports program; and outlets for
artistic expression. In addition, URGs location within
minutes of national forests and parks makes it ideal
for nature enthusiasts.
STUDENT FACULTY RELATIONSHIP
The student faculty ratio is 15:1 and the average
class size is 20 students.
Rio Grande offers eleven sports, five for men and
six for women. Menís programs include baseball,
basketball, cross country, soccer, and track and
field. Womenís programs consist of basketball,
cross country, softball, track and field, volleyball
Rio Grande also offers five junior varsity programs
in menís and womenís basketball, baseball, menís
soccer and softball. Rio Grande is a member of the
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
(NAIA) and competes in the American Mideast
Over 96% of Rio Grande students receive some form
of financial assistance. Eligibility for financial aid is
determined by the federal government by information
provided on the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA).
Rio Grande has set March 15, 2008, as the priority
filing deadline. Students can submit the FAFSA after
that date, but those students submitting their FAFSA
prior to the filing deadline may be eligible to receive
additional financial aid. For more information about
financial aid, students can contact the Financial Aid
Office at 1-800-282-7201.
ACCREDITATION AND APPROVALS
The University of Rio Grande is accredited or approved
by the North Central Association of Colleges and
Secondary Schools; the Ohio Board of Regents; the
State of Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio
Board of Nursing, the National League for Nursing
Accrediting Commission, the Council on Social
Work Education, the International Assembly of
Collegiate Business Education, the National Council
for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Joint
Review Committee on Education in Radiologic
Technology, and the Joint Review Committee on
Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.