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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

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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.141 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.141 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 88 responses
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  • Friendly and outgoing
    34%
  • It depends on the person
    32%
  • Representative of U.S. population
    11%
  • Excited to be a Rhody Ram!
    10%
  • If not in greek or athletics you have no life
    7%
  • Annoying druggie/ alcoholic
    3%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.149 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.204 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Great college experience overall
    39%
  • Love-hate relationship
    24%
  • Inconvenient at times
    7%
  • Irritating
    6%
  • Noisy or i only smell pot
    5%
  • Bored to death
    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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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.
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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.