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.141 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.141 responses
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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.149 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.204 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
Opportunities to do basically anything you can think of! I was not particularly excited to go to college either. To me, it just sounded like doing more work to end up walking the stage and receiving another piece of paper. But if you find a way to value and take control of your own education, (and have some fun while doing it!) college becomes more than just trying to get good grades on tests. You end up discovering that the mind is virtually limitless, and that your potential is a lot higher than you may have thought. I am in the first semester of my freshman year. I have only just begun my college career, but I am already seeing the benefits of taking control of my education. I am reaching out to you in the hopes that you will take something from it and give yourself a better shot at enjoying your life.
This college is amazing! It has a very welcoming environment and the people are all so kind! I applied late to URI because I was originally going to go to the Community College of Rhode Island through the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship. However, I was not aware that the credits from CCRI could not transfer into the kinesiology major at URI. So after applying late to URI I still got accepted quite soon after applying. I appreciate the flexibility of URI and their understanding of my situation!
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.