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Tuition & Fees

$12,450

$28,016

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,844
Declined + 5,063
Total Received 20,907
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Communication Studies
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School Facts

University of Rhode Island, founded in 1892, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Science, Business Administration, Engineering, Environmental and Life Sciences, Human Science and Services, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Its 1,200-acre campus is located in Kingston, 30 miles south of Providence.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 16,387
Established in 1892
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Codes

SAT 3919
ACT 3818

Social Networks

Public

13,354

undergraduate students

3,033

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
52%
400-499
26%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
51%
400-499
21%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
7%
24-29
42%
18-23
45%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
50%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
48%
18-23
42%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Kingston, RI

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Kingston, RI

1,300-acre campus in Kingston (population: 6,974), 30 miles from Providence.

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881-0806

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 15% of male students
 
10 sororities 15% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
52%
400-499
26%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
51%
400-499
21%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
7%
24-29
42%
18-23
45%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
50%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
48%
18-23
42%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,844
Declined + 5,063
Total Received 20,907

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Cynthia Bonn
Dean of Admissions
P: 401 874-7100
F: 401 874-5523
admission@uri.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,878
Room $7,150
Board $4,180
Additional fees $1,572
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $24,980
Average Financial Aid - $15,482
Total with Avg. Aid $9,498

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,482

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,826,880
State $2,742,759
Institutional $59,738,251
Other external $2,584,505
Total $81,892,395

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,070,437
Other external $301,361
Total $4,371,798

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference (Division I, Football I-AA), Colonial Athletic Association Eastern College Athletic Conferences (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Rams
School colors
light blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African/African-American Studies
Animal Science/Technology
Anthropology
Applied Communications
Applied Mathematical Sciences
Applied Sociology
Aquaculture/Fish Technology
Art
Art History
Art Studio
Behavioral Science
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Institutions
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry/Chemical Oceanography
Chemistry/Forensic Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classical Studies
Clinical Psychology
Coastal Marine Policy Management
Coastal Marine Policy Studies
Communication Studies
Communicative Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Conservation Biology
Dietetics
Earth/Hydrologic Science
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Biology
Environmental Economics/Management
Environmental Horticulture/Turf Management
Environmental Science/Management
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences/Natural Resources Science
Environmental/Natural Resource Economics
Environmental/Natural Resources Economics
Film Media
Finance
Fisheries/Animal/Veterinary Science
French
General Business Administration
Geology/Geological Oceanography
Geosciences
German
Health Services Administration
History
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Studies
Industrial Engineering
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
International Business
Italian
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor Relations/Human Resources
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Library/Information Studies
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Affairs
Marine Biology
Marketing
Marketing Management
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Applied Mechanics
Mechanical/Ocean Engineering
Medical Lab Science
Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Physics
Medicinal Chemistry
Microbiology
Music
Music Composition
Music Performance
Nursing
Nutrition/Food Science
Ocean Engineering
Oceanography
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceuticals/Drug Design
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physics/Physical Oceanography
Plant Science
Political Science
Production/Operations Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Remote Sensing/Spatial Analysis
Resource Economics/Commerce
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Statistics
Sustainable Systems
Textile Marketing
Textiles/Fashion Merchandising/Design
Theatre
Wetland Ecological Science
Wildlife Conservation Biology
Women's Studies
Writing/Rhetoric
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Undergraduate

81%

13,354
students

Female
54%
7,184

Male
46%
6,170

Graduate

19%

3,033
students

Female
58%
1,748

Male
42%
1,285

undergraduateFull-time

88%

11,829
students

Female
54%
6,351

Male
46%
5,478

undergraduatePart-time

12%

1,525
students

Female
55%
833

Male
45%
692

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Germany
India
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Dania Brandford-Calvo
Director, International Education
401 874-2018
brandford@uri.edu

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