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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Rhode Island is an above-average public university located in Kingston, Rhode Island in the Providence Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,485 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rhode Island acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 63% of students, Rhode Island alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
About University of Rhode Island...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue
Kingston, RI 02881
Website
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University of Rhode Island Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,391/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,104/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,689/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,638/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,727/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,240/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.125 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.135 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.135 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,485Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 82 responses
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  • Friendly and outgoing
    34%
  • It depends on the person
    33%
  • Representative of U.S. population
    12%
  • Excited to be a Rhody Ram!
    10%
  • If not in greek or athletics you have no life
    5%
  • Annoying druggie/ alcoholic
    4%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.143 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.198 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • Great college experience overall
    39%
  • Love-hate relationship
    25%
  • Inconvenient at times
    7%
  • Noisy or i only smell pot
    6%
  • Bored to death
    6%
  • Irritating
    6%
  • Concerned with the right things
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.78 responses
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I loved the University of Rhode Island because of its dedication to make its students happy. The school constantly made changes to keep its students entertained. There are always fun events planned for students that everyone can attend. URI provides you with excellent resources to make the absolute most out of your college experience. There are hundreds of clubs and ways to get involved on campus. I lived in a Living and Learning Community, which meant I lived in a dorm with people from my major. It really helped me succeed in my classes and introduced me to so many friends!
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I love the passion that URI professors have for their students, and their enthusiasm to teach! I also enjoy that URI has many opportunities for students to become involved through their interests and backgrounds. I also am grateful for their TD program that gives disadvanted students the opportunity to attend URI and also promotes diversity on their campus.
I love how the University of Rhode Island prepares students for college with an amazing orientation program. The orientation itself exemplifies a community filled with life and opportunity that is what the university is like. There are so many clubs available that can target a interest in many students. The on-campus jobs also allow students to build their schedule around school. For me the university made it very clear how to join activities and get a job. I loved taking part in rush week for Greek life. I also enjoyed escaping to a quiet spot in the library to study. A walk around campus is a great way for me to clear my mind and distress. Also going to the gym with my friend was a great way I spend my free time. The University of Rhode Island turned into a second home for me. It was hard to leave for the summer!