University of Rio Grande Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

The University of Rio Grande was established in 1876 as the Rio Grande Wesleyan College, a private Methodist college. The school was founded by a group of local citizens who wanted to provide higher education opportunities in the area. The first classes were held in a local Methodist Church and had only 11 students. Over the following decades, the school expanded and began offering more degree programs. In 1928, the college became co-educational and was renamed Rio Grande College. In 1956, it was approved as a four-year institution and granted university status, changing its name to University of Rio Grande.

In the 1970s, the university continued to grow with new buildings being added to campus including an auditorium, library and student center. It also began offering more degree programs including degrees in business administration, nursing and education. The university also implemented its first graduate program at this time with a master’s degree in business administration being offered for the first time in 1972. In addition to expanding its academic offerings, during this decade the university also added several athletic teams such as football and basketball which proved popular among students and alumni alike.┬áCheck acronymmonster for information about American College of Endocrinology.

University of Rio Grande, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of University of Rio Grande. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about University of Rio Grande, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

The University of Rio Grande is a highly selective institution, with an acceptance rate of just 54%. The average high school GPA of admitted students is 3.5, while the middle 50% range is between 2.8 and 4.2. In addition to academic credentials, the university also considers extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership qualities when making admissions decisions. The most popular majors at University of Rio Grande are Business Administration and Management, Psychology, Education, Biology and Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences. Over 90% of the student body receive some form of financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants or loans to help pay for their education. The average amount offered to incoming students is $15,000 per year. Furthermore, the university offers a number of special programs for students from underrepresented backgrounds such as first-generation college students and minorities. These programs provide additional support services such as tutoring and mentorship opportunities to help these students succeed in their studies at University of Rio Grande.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity N/A
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 74%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 74%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 2,994
Female applicants 1,905
Male applicants 1,089
Applicants accepted 2,229
Female applicants accepted 1,405
Male applicants accepted 824
Freshman enrollment 514
Female freshman enrollment 305
Male freshman enrollment 209
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 80%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 83%
Average high school GPA 2.9
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.4-3.4

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 48%
Average ACT Composite score 19
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A