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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Brown’s educational experience is excellent and lives up to its Ivy League reputation. With about 6000 undergraduates, Brown’s size strikes the perfect balance between a small college with informal classes and professors who know your name and a...

” – Edward from Livonia, MI
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 2018, is named to the National Register of Historic Places, and spans 1,200 acres...

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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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The overall physical appearance of the school is lovely. The school body seems friendly, the guide on my visit seemed very knowledgable. The atmosphere seems to have an open, fun social setting and good school spirit.

” – Emily from Morris Plains, NJ
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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Professors at Bryant are extremely accommodating and present a great deal of real world experience to pass onto their students. The small class size is also helpful in allowing for students to get the attention they require. The blended curriculum of...

” – Meredith
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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The academics that are offered at Roger Williams University are incredible. I will soon be going into my second year at this university and so far I am very impressed. I am pursuing the major of business-law and, this school, as well as my academic...

” – Brittney from Bristol, 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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If you enjoy art and design, this is the school for you. Foundation year you take studios such as Drawing, 2D and 3D. The hours of those studios are long, however, you learn so much and the professors are great. You can get lucky or sometimes unlucky...

” – Catherine
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 love the school! Would recommend living or working on campus, as you will meet a lot of people quickly. Students are friendly overall, and so are the majority of professors that I have had.

” – Heather
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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Johnson & Wales (or JWU) is the perfect school if you're looking for city life on a welcoming scale. The medium sized student body allows for individual attention from professors and more hands on experience. As a whole the campus comes together...

” – Madison from Allentown, PA

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

The New England Institute of Technology is a technical university in eastern Rhode Island. New England Tech offers 17 technology-centered bachelor’s degree programs that can be completed in 18 months and new classes start four times throughout the...

Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis, St. Joseph School of Nursing is a nurse training academy in eastern Rhode Island. The St. Joseph School offers a diploma-granting program in Nursing with classes taking place at Salve Regina University...

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...

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...

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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