University of Rhode Island

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world rank  329

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University Overview

Founded in 1892, University of Rhode Island is a non-profit public state 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 (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 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 degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 128 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% 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, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym URI
Founded 1892
Motto Hope
Colours Columbia blue, dark blue and white

University Location

Address Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue
Kingston
02881 Rhode Island
United States
Tel +1 (401) 874 1000
Fax +1 (401) 874 5523
Other locations Providence

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New 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
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 14 Upper College Road
Kingston 02881-1322
(401) 874 7100

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
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 Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Rhode Island's Library
University of Rhode Island's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 930,232 physical volumes, 141,923 physical media, 8,430 digital/electronic medium and 263 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Rhode Island's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
University of Rhode Island provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 6,984 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1930


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • 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)

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