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University of Rhode Island Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
42%
Average Housing Cost
$7,952/ year
Poll
45%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.111 responses
Poll
48%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.232 responses

Food

Campus Food
B-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,500/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 298 responses
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  • Food places in the Emporium
    17%
  • Hope stir fry!
    17%
  • Pasta Bar at Hope
    14%
  • Rhody Market smoothies
    12%
  • Ram's Den
    11%
  • Combo Meals
    11%
  • Peking Tokyo in the Emporium
    6%
52%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.122 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
C+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 114 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    24%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    59%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    9%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    9%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
85%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.134 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 109 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    21%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    54%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    18%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    6%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 109 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    11%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    57%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    22%
  • Not very visible.
    9%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 198 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    2%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    47%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    46%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    4%
Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Football, All Track Combined
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, Rowing, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 122 responses
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  • First Night
    25%
  • Sports Games
    16%
  • Parties
    13%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Oozeball
    8%
  • Greek Week
    7%
  • Freek Week
    7%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 134 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    9%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    40%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    31%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    13%
  • Parties? What parties?
    7%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 68 responses
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  • Halloween
    63%
  • Halloween during school, NYE over winter break
    18%
  • Greek Week
    10%
  • New Years Eve event! there is always a place to go
    6%
  • Halloween
    1%
  • Life In Color
    1%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
15%
Women in Sororities
22%
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.143 responses
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