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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
    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 12,629 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.
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
70%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,739/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,834/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

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.144 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.144 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,629Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,478
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Friendly and outgoing
    33%
  • It depends on the person
    31%
  • Representative of U.S. population
    12%
  • Excited to be a Rhody Ram!
    10%
  • If not in greek or athletics you have no life
    8%
  • Annoying druggie/ alcoholic
    3%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.152 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.207 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Great college experience overall
    40%
  • Love-hate relationship
    24%
  • Inconvenient at times
    7%
  • Bored to death
    6%
  • Irritating
    6%
  • Noisy or i only smell pot
    5%
  • Concerned with the right things
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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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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!
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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.