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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.125 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.135 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.135 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science172 Graduates
Human Development154 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies114 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering89 Graduates
Political Science and Government87 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.143 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.198 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.78 responses
University of Rhode Island Reviews
The University of Rhode Island is a great school for someone who doesn’t mind a large campus and student population. There is a wide variety of options for courses, majors, and minors. I have had great experiences with most of the professors as well. My biggest concern with URI is the influence that Greek Life has on the culture of the school. If you are interested in Greek Life, this is the school for you! If you aren’t, as I am not, than you run the risk of feeling obligated to rush a Sorority or Fraturnaty simply because other students are doing it.
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!
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.