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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

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
Report
  • 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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University of Rhode Island Reviews

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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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Great STEM fields, lots of opportunities for involvement in research other extracurriculars. If you're looking for social things, join Greek life or you won't get to party. It's a smallish school, you get to know everyone fairly quick. Living so close to the beach is great! The winters are awful and walking up hills suck.
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.