Founded in 1892, University of Rhode Island is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small town of Kingston (population range: 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Rhode Island. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Providence. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, University of Rhode Island (URI) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Rhode Island (URI) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 124 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. URI also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.