Colleges in Rhode Island

Colleges in Rhode Island

Officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, this New England state has the longest name, is the smallest in area, and is also the second most densely populated. Little Rhody experiences warm summers and cold winters and was the first to part ways from the British Crown back in 1776. There are 12 degree-granted, accredited colleges in Rhode Island, include Brown University, the oldest, most selective, and a member of the Ivy League. The state is also home to the Naval War College. Manufacturing of electric equipment, as well as computer and electronics, is a top industry in The Ocean State, but Rhode Island is also a top producer of jewelry. Top tourist attractions include Benefit Street, the RISD Museum of Art in Providence, and The Breakers, a Gilded-Age mansion.
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Brown University

Brown University is a private Ivy League research university that was founded in 1764. The university offers more than 40 academic departments. The campus is home to program housing for students who share similar interests, plus substance-free...

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With a lack of a core curriculum and no general education classes, Brown emphasizes a sense of independent and diverse learning opportunities that it are unparalleled. The large variety of classes and departments available allow students to take...

” – Matthew from Ludlow, MA
University of Rhode Island

 

The University of Rhode Island is the state's largest university as well as the land- and sea- grant institution. The main campus is based in Kingston, which, as of 2019, FORBES has named a Best Value College, and spans 1,200 acres which feature...

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The classes I have taken at URI have all helped me learn a lot. They are not time-filler classes that are there just for you to get a grade. You will come out of every class being much more educated on that topic.

” – Paige from Nashua, NH
Providence College

Founded in 1917 by the Dominican Friars, Providence College is a Catholic, Dominican liberal arts institution located in the city of the same name in Rhode Island. PC offers 52 major fields of study and was the first college in the nation to offer a...

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PC is strong not only in sports, but also academics. There is a lot of effort put into ensuring that the campus is safe as well as beautiful. There's a very strong sense of community and belonging throughout the school.

” – Anonymous from Lakeville, MA
Bryant University

Originally founded as a business college for Civil War veterans, Bryant University is a 4-year private school in northern Rhode Island. Bryant is home to the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences offering 168 academic major/minor...

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Bryant is a tight-knit community with a great academic reputation. Most people here are athletes and partiers. If you don't fall into one of those two categories, it might not be the place for you.

” – Anonymous from NY
Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University is a private institution located in Bristol, RI, that was named for a 17th century visionary who advocated for religious liberty, equality, and a government free of religion. What began as a junior college back in 1956 is...

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RWU is a university that is there to help the students succeed. RWU has many great programs that can help the student to achieve their desired degree/ profession in a shorter amount of time. Also, RWU is a camps community and is there for their...

” – Shelbie from Westerly, RI
Rhode Island School of Design

The Rhode Island School of Design is a fine arts college in the state capital of Providence and one of the first art and design institutions in the United States. RISD confers bachelor’s degrees in 21 fine arts fields of study such as Ceramics...

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RISD is competitive, everyone is expected to be self-motivated and self-reliant. Asking for help is strongly encouraged and freely given, but you have to self advocate. The school is small but the resources available are without equal.

” – Clara from Providence, RI
Rhode Island College

Founded as a teacher training school, Rhode Island College is a public college in Providence and the second oldest institution of higher learning in the state. RIC is home to five schools of Education, Arts & Sciences, Social Work, Nursing, and...

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I have yet to start classes, (starting school in the Spring-instead of the Fall), but everyone here is really helpful and the alumni/current students are glad to lend a helping hand.

I got to choose my classes with the help of a Junior named...

” – Adilson from Pawtucket, RI
Salve Regina University

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, Salve Regina University is a Catholic liberal arts college bordering the Newport Cliff Walk in coastal Rhode Island. Featuring a campus of former Gilded Age mansions, Salve grants bachelor’s degrees in over 40...

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Salve Regina is a very unique college. Newport is an amazing town and Salve has a beautiful campus. Any student should feel lucky to go here.

” – Current Senior from Wakefield, MA
Johnson & Wales University-Providence

Johnson & Wales University is career-focused institution with a main campus in Providence and branch campuses in North Carolina, Florida, and Colorado. JWU is home to six colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in 28 fields of study. All JWU classes...

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I think so far I've learned alot here not just about school work and my profession or major, but about life and being an adult at this school due to the many organizations this school offers.

” – Devin from Providence, RI
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The Community College of Rhode Island stands out as the only 2-year community college in The Ocean State. It also maintains its standing as the largest community college in New England. CCRI offers majors in 24 academic departments. Over the years...

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I am currently a full time student, enrolled in 4 classes; (12 credits.) 
Marketing Communications, Introduction to College Mathematics,
Social Problems, and Lighting and Sound Production. 
Each class has it's ups and downs, just like any class...

” – Dylan from Smithfield, RI
New England Institute of Technology

Continue your education at a place where passion becomes possibility. Founded in 1940, New England Institute of Technology is a private, technical university located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. New England Tech offers over 50 hands-on degree...

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With a main campus along the shores of Mount Hope Bay, Roger Williams University School of Law is the only law school in Rhode Island. RWU Law offers a 3-year JD curriculum and a Master of Studies in Law program featuring 16 legal concentrations. As...

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Johnson & Wales University Online is the internet hub for JWU’s career-focused online classes. JWU Online offers bachelor’s degrees in 31 fields of study. All JWU Online classes follow the university’s Experiential Learning model and every faculty...

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With a campus overlooking Newport Harbor, the International Yacht Restoration School is a marine technology academy on the southern coast of Rhode Island. IYRS offers academic programs in Boatbuilding, Digital Modeling, Marine Systems and Composites...

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