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University of Rhode Island

45 Upper College R d, Kingston, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3,621
  • Class Notes
    2,339
  • Textbook Notes
    583
  • Study Guides
    698
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,511
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,767

Overview of University of Rhode Island (URI)

About this school

The University of Rhode Island, founded in 1892, is a public, comprehensive university. Since its founding as a land-grant institution, the university has offered its students a broad, liberal arts education and practical preparation for earning a living. Designated a sea-grant college in 1971 and an urban-grant institution in 1995, URI is one of only eight universities nationwide to hold all three designations. 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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:15,092
    • Men:6,579 (43.6%)
    • Women:8,513 (56.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (URI)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Rhode Island is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Kingston, RI  02881
Phone
(401) 874-7100
Fax
(401) 874-5523
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
List of senior courses required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 22,667 applicants were admitted
Women
70% of 13,626 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 9,041 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,902 (25%) of 15,618 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,111 (22%) of 9,545 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,791 (29%) of 6,073 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.53
375 And Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
579 average |530-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
9%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
588 average |550-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
41%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
10%
• Score 24 - 29
59%
• Score 18 - 23
30%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (URI)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $13,792|Out-of-state: $30,042
  • Room & Board: - $7,774 (70.57648660916931%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (10.894235133908307%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,041 (18.529278256922378%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Rhode Island accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003414
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,480 (78.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,973 (79.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,925 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,194 (62.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$17,526
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,855 (96.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,304
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,631 (84.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,169
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 343 (17.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
333 (10.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,921

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,831 (96.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
11,112 (86.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,100 (90.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,945 (49.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$16,362
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,656 (95.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,371
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,737 (76.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,586
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,165 (11.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,038 (7.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,673

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,335
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (URI)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


757

Part-Time Faculty


389

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


57%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Rhode Island provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


47.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


62.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


65.6%

Programs & Majors (URI)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (83)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Engineering

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing, accounting, pharmacy, chemistry, education, psychology

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Marine Affairs, Master of Oceanography, Master of Science, Master of Music, Professional Science Master's, Master of Environmental Science and Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Library and Information Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (91)


  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Aquaculture
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Gender Studies
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Information Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Library Science
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • School Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Toxicology

Campus Life (URI)

Location & Geography

Population


5,446

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,200 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
19.1 average low in January, 76.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Providence
Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Providence
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Kingston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


41% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


59%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ram
School Colors
Light blue, dark blue, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Rhode Island offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student entertainment committee, student radio station, intramural sport clubs, student alumni association, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,615

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
15,092
Women
8,513
Men
6,579

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.2% Asian
  • 5.4% Black/African-American
  • 10.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 72.2% White
  • 6.1% Unknown

International Students


1.5% from 38 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


3,006

Student Resources (URI)

Study resources