B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Rhode Island is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue
Kingston, RI 02881
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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
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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

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.131 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.131 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 78 responses
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  • Friendly and outgoing
    36%
  • It depends on the person
    33%
  • Representative of U.S. population
    13%
  • Excited to be a Rhody Ram!
    10%
  • Annoying druggie/ alcoholic
    4%
  • If not in greek or athletics you have no life
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.139 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.194 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Great college experience overall
    38%
  • Love-hate relationship
    24%
  • 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 studied art and loved it, faculty were very knowledgable and caring. I do wish that the University put more money towards the Fine Art Center. Driving past, you would not think this was an art center. It is a concrete building with pieces of the wall falling off. In the back, there is construction that had begun, but stopped midway and was left there. The campus is beautiful and so close to the ocean. The science and medical majors, especially Pharmacy, are amazing at URI. They just built new science buildings and they have everything these majors could need. Dorms are okay. The freshman dorms are good for the most part, but you should take a look at as many as you can. Sophomore dorms are the worst ones. Some rooms have balconies which is cool, but the bathrooms are broken and not well taken care of. The food is great! For school food I definitely think URI has one of the best. My favorite was the themed dinners.
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University of Rhode Island; one of the biggest schools coming from the country's smallest state. If URI isn't in your top schools, then it should be. This university offers an amazing experience for anybody who decides to take their next life steps on to our campus. You'll never feel out of place here, the amount of diversity from student to student amazes me. With students from all ends of the country, and even the farthest parts of the earth, you are accepted no matter what your background may be. Along with the amazing students, the things to do are endless! We have clubs, sports, Greek life, and so much more. Now for the most important aspect, academics. URI has so much to offer for any career path you may want to pursue, the staff we have here is incredible and they will do anything to make sure that you are on your best track to success. School is our top priority here and our student body does everything we can to ensure that it stays that way.
URI is definitely a great school, especially for STEM majors. There are a variety of classes, which makes fulfilling your general education requirements easy. Students from all over come to URI for the pharmacy and engineering programs, and the campus pushes diversity. At orientation, we had to attend a seminar on diversity which helped students feel more connected to one another. The professors are professional and willing to help, and walking around campus never feels unsafe. If you feel unsafe, the campus has a blue-light system so police can be contacted quickly. The campus is beautiful year-round, making it easy to take a walk when studies become overwhelming. The campus is located not far from the beach and also Newport, a beautiful town right on the ocean. Every time I eat at URI, I have not been disappointed. The choices allow students to make healthy choices with ease. There are a lot of clubs and organizations for all, and Greek life is very apparent.