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University of Rhode Island

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Overview

Founded in 1892, the University of Rhode Island is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of Kingston (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Rhode Island. This institution also has a branch campus in Providence. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, University of Rhode Island (URI) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Rhode Island (URI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 131-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this US higher education organization a moderately 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, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

University of Rhode Island's Control Typepublic

Entity

University of Rhode Island's Entity Typenon-profit

Size

University of Rhode Island' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized

Selectivity

University of Rhode Island's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Name
Acronym URI
Founded 1892
Motto Hope
Colours Columbia blue, dark blue and white
Mascot Rhody the Ram
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University Location

Address Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue
Kingston
02881 Rhode Island
United States
University of Rhode Island's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of Rhode Island Phone Number +1 (401) 874 1000
University of Rhode Island Fax Number +1 (401) 874 5523
Other locations Providence

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.


Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University of Rhode Island's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University of Rhode Island's academic range and degree level offering.




Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees

Introduction

Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.


Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University of Rhode Island's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University of Rhode Island.

University of Rhode Island: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
15,000-17,499 US$
(13,670-15,950 Euro)
15,000-17,499 US$
(13,670-15,950 Euro)
International
students
30,000-34,999 US$
(27,340-31,890 Euro)
25,000-29,999 US$
(22,780-27,340 Euro)

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Admissions

Introduction

Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.


Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University of Rhode Island's admission information.

University of Rhode Island's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).


University of Rhode Island's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of Rhode Island a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of Rhode Island's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.


Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is considered but not required
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is required
  • Recommendations are required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is recommended

Source: IPDES


University of Rhode Island's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Rhode Island has more than 400 international students.

University of Rhode Island's Admission Office Admission Office

14 Upper College Road
Kingston 02881-1322
(401) 874 7100


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Size and Profile

Introduction

University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.


Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University of Rhode Island.

University of Rhode Island's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of Rhode Island has an enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 students making it a large-sized institution.


University of Rhode Island's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).


University of Rhode Island's Control Type Control Type

University of Rhode Island is a public higher education institution.


University of Rhode Island's Entity Type Entity Type

University of Rhode Island is a non-profit higher education institution.


University of Rhode Island's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.


University of Rhode Island's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.


Land Grant Institution Land Grant

This institution is a land-grant university and has a special focus on promoting education and research in agriculture, engineering and other related fields. Land-grant universities are also well known to have a high commitment to public service and outreach.


University of Rhode Island's Disabled Students Friendliness Disabled Students %

This institution has a high percentage of disabled students making it particularly disability-friendly.


Religious Affiliation

University of Rhode Island does not have any religious affiliation.


Carnegie Classification

Introduction

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...


The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official University of Rhode Island's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school

Facilities and Services

Introduction

What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.


University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Rhode Island's main facilities:


University of Rhode Island's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit University of Rhode Island's Library

University of Rhode Island's library has 2 branches. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 934,078 physical volumes, 143,527 physical media, 7,505 digital/electronic media and 285 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 52 full-time employees, including 15 librarians. University of Rhode Island's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

University of Rhode Island's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the University of Rhode Island provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,523 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

University of Rhode Island's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.



University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Rhode Island's main services:


University of Rhode Island's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

University of Rhode Island's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University of Rhode Island's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

University of Rhode Island's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

University of Rhode Island's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.


Recognition and Accreditation

Introduction

There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.


University of Rhode Island's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University of Rhode Island is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: New England Commission of Higher Education

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1930


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Rhode Island's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • American Library Association, Committee on Accreditation
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc.
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


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Memberships and Affiliations

Introduction

University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.


Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Rhode Island's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education (RIBGHE)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Global U8 Consortium (GU8)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

Introduction

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.


Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University of Rhode Island 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


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Social Media

Introduction

Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.


Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some University of Rhode Island's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.


Facebook Facebook

University of Rhode Island's Facebook page University of Rhode Island's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

University of Rhode Island's X (formerly Twitter) page University of Rhode Island's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

University of Rhode Island's YouTube channel University of Rhode Island's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

University of Rhode Island's Instagram page University of Rhode Island's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of Rhode Island's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

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