University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island


#306 National Colleges

74.77% Admission Rate
Not Very Selective

13,677 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Public
  • Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
  • Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in
  • Four-year, large, primarily residential
The University of Rhode Island (URI) is a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, United States. It is the flagship public research as well as the land-grant university of the state of Rhode Island. Its main campus is located in the village of Kingston in southern Rhode Island. Satellite campuses include the Feinstein Campus in Downtown Providence, the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence's Jewelry District, the Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett, and the W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich.

The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees in 80 undergraduate and 49 graduate areas of study through nine academic schools and colleges. These schools and colleges include Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Professional Studies, Engineering, Health Sciences, Environment and Life Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy and Oceanography. Another college, University College for Academic Success, serves primarily as an advising college for all incoming undergraduates and follows them through their first two years of enrollment at URI. The university is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". As of 2019, the URI enrolled 14,653 undergraduate students, 1,982 graduate students, and 1,339 non-degree students, making it the largest university in the state.

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Kingston, Rhode Island

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Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)

New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Health Professions And Related Programs 19.3%
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10.9%
Engineering 9.3%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 8.2%
Social Sciences 7.0%
Psychology 6.7%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5.7%
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 5.1%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 4.1%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 3.4%
Natural Resources And Conservation 3.1%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 2.7%
Visual And Performing Arts 2.6%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2.4%
English Language And Literature/Letters 2.4%
Education 2.2%
Mathematics And Statistics 1.0%
History 1.0%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1.0%
Physical Sciences 0.8%
Architecture And Related Services 0.5%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.3%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0.3%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0.3%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0.1%


In State Tuition

Out of State Tuition

Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1156 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 620 570 520
Verbal 620 575 530

ACT Scores

26 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 27 25 22
English 28 25 22