University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI, USA
3.76 Average Rating

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 which feature "green" buildings with "vegetative" roofs. URI has 10 colleges and schools that offer more than 80 majors, and a host of research centers and institutes, such as the Rhode Island Food Center at URI. There are three other campuses located at Providence, Narragansett, and West Greenwich.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
44%
Out-Of-State Students
55%
17%
Submitting ACT
90%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
16,883
Total Number of Undergrads
13,865
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
44%
20-39 Students
39%
40-99 Students
11%
100+ Students
4%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
67%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,731
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$14,566
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,686
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,688
Books and Supplies
$1250

Aid & Grants

0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
88%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,838
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
88%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,480
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,339

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
83%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,606
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$245
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
200
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
40%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Rhode Island Rams
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Colonial Athletic Association

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Providence
New London
Hartford
Boston
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$52,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.76 Average Rating
Beautiful and well located campus with extremely friendly people. Mass number of events, clubs, sports and organizations to keep people interested and interactive around campus. Extremely impressive international engineering program for future engineers who hope to study abroad and get hands on experience.
Morgan from Wolfeboro, NH
The atmosphere and the student life are the best parts about the University of Rhode Island. There is a community that thrives here as well as tough manageable academics with a lot of room to grow and achieve.
Christian from Bradford, RI
I love how the stairs in the Biotechnology college is designed to look like DNA. Also URI offers a dual major program where engineers can pick a language to major in as well and in their fourth get to travel to a different country!
Joyce from Jewett City, CT
This university is great and so is the food. You have awesome mentors and great clubs. All of you professors are willing to help if you ask.
Abigail from Pawtucket, RI

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