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 12,629 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rhode Island acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 66% of students, Rhode Island alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,400.
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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.144 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.144 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
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.152 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.207 responses
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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
People are very friendly, there are great professors at the school, a lot has been done to make the kingston campus as beautiful as it can be. Recently there have been a lot of strides towards making the campus a safer place. The security threats are always taken seriously and investigated to the best of their ability. There are a lot of places that can help you when you are not sure of something, whether it be acceptance or financial questions. Absolutely beautiful and very nice place!
I attended URI as an undergraduate in the Pharmaceutical Sciences department and I am now a graduate student pursuing my PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology. I loved URI and the campus. The campus is very nicely set up in tiers with the academic buildings and library being primarily at the top of campus, top of the hill. The dorms and dining halls in the middle, halfway up the hill. And then the athletic buildings and fields at the bottom of campus. Additionally, the professors in the College of Pharmacy are very good!
A really great university! The administration is really friendly and helpful, you can tell that they really care. Classes were interesting and structured well, professors were passionate about what they were teaching and the students. The campus is really pretty and in a quiet secluded area. The surroundings of the campus are beautiful and scenic. The university has a really nice vibe to it and its great to go here.