University of Rhode Island

45 Upper College R d, Kingston, United States

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About University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island is a public research university located in Rhode Island. The school's main campus was originally located on the Oliver Watson Farm in 1888, when the school was identified as Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanical Literature. University of Rhode Island currently has four campuses, including the main campus in Kingston. The school is located in an ideal setting where students can experience land, sea and urban environments all on the same campus. University of Rhode Island has a total of 15,000 undergraduate students and 3,000 graduate students.

The university offers over 100 official student organizations and approximately 20 fraternities and sororities. Approximately half of the student body is from out of state. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Approximately 87% of the faculty members have obtained the highest possible degree in their profession. The school has many well-known research departments, including the School of Pharmacy and Nursing. The college has seven different colleges and more than 100 majors, among which the most popular majors are communication, psychology, nursing, human development and family studies.

There are 26 residence halls on campus in which over 6,000 students can live in. The school sports teams compete in 17 sports and the teams are represented by the Rhode Island Rams.

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