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Tuition

$13,650

$29,216

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,875
Declined + 4,762
Total Received 20,637
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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 16,451
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 (Association of Collegiate 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

13,398

undergraduate students

3,053

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
49%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
51%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
48%
18-23
47%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
50%
18-23
35%
12-17
9%
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

 
13 fraternities 12% of male students
 
10 sororities 13% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
49%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
51%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
48%
18-23
47%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
50%
18-23
35%
12-17
9%
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

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
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,875
Declined + 4,762
Total Received 20,637

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 - $14,901
Total with Avg. Aid $10,079

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,901

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,080,796
State $2,622,799
Institutional $55,987,154
Other external $2,722,824
Total $77,413,573

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,955,382
Other external $351,357
Total $3,306,739

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
Biotechnology Manufacturing
Business Administration
Business Institutions
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Ocean Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry/Chemical Oceanography
Chemistry/Forensic Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classical Studies
Clinical Lab Science
Clinical Laboratory Science
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/Geosciences
Environmental Science/Management
Environmental Science/Plant Science
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences/Fisheries/Animal/Veterinary Science
Environmental Sciences/Natural Resources Science
Environmental Sciences/Plant Sciences
Environmental/Natural Resource Economics
Environmental/Natural Resources Economics
Film Media
Finance
Fisheries/Animal/Veterinary Science
French
General Business Administration
Geology/Geological Oceanography
Geosciences
German
Global Business Management
Health Services Administration
History
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Studies
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
Medicinal Chemistry
Microbiology
Music
Music Composition
Music Performance
Nursing
Nutrition/Food Science
Ocean Engineering
Oceanography
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceuticals/Drug Design
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Production/Operations Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Remote Sensing/Spatial Analysis
Resource Economics/Commerce
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
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%

13,398
students

Female
54%
7,292

Male
46%
6,106

Graduate

19%

3,053
students

Female
57%
1,746

Male
43%
1,307

undergraduateFull-time

89%

11,945
students

Female
55%
6,467

Male
45%
5,478

undergraduatePart-time

11%

1,453
students

Female
57%
825

Male
43%
628

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
69%
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

65%

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 Canada
China
Germany
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
The United Kingdom
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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