University of Rhode Island

Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue, Kingston, RI

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Majors offered at University of Rhode Island

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Psychology, General
Communication, General

Academics at University of Rhode Island

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Less Selective (69% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Common careers for University of Rhode Island students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)86k
Software Engineer77k
Operations Manager76k
Mechanical Engineer75k
Account Manager75k
Project Engineer74k
Civil Engineer60k
Based on 10,304 student responses
55.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
102kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
50%in High-Meaning careers
18%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Rhode Island

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Student reviews of University of Rhode Island

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Recommended by

91% of students

Known for

Safe campus
LGBTQ+ friendly
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Access to outdoor activities
Beautiful campus
Yemili Abreu Ramirez
Photography and Photo Editing
Painting and Studio Art



I like the people and the environment

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food

Laura Colon Peña
Travel And Tourism
Music + 9 others



Starting college during the peak of COVID19 was not easy and transitioning from online to full in-person classes has been even harder. However, the University of Rhode Island has supported me throughout all the hard times. From amazing professors to caring and kind students, studying at URI has been a wonderful journey. Every faculty member that I've had the opportunity to meet, has been really helpful and supportive. The food is really good, there are spectacular new buildings and currently new renovations too. The campus is huge, green, and beautiful, plus is close to the beach!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Personally, I do not like the lack of housing availability on campus and off-campus. There are quite a few options but it's not great.

Olivia Santucci
Sports + 7 others



The University of Rhode Island is a place where you will discover who you are and what your true passions are. The University creates a safe place for each student to grow, not only in their chosen degree path but also, as a person. During your time here you will meet people, get exposed to many different experiences, have many jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities, and also make so many meaningful connections with students, professors, and local organizations. I would recommend the University of Rhode Island to anyone I come across. The education, the people, the experience, and the beautiful state are all great aspects to draw you in and enhance your overall experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

When applying to The University of Rhode Island, it is nice to be aware that Greek Life is a large piece to social life but it is not everything. I was not ever a part of Greek Life and I made the most amazing friends and still find fun things to do in my free time. The dorms are not the best but you will make the most of it and honestly miss it once you no longer live in one. My first-year dorm-mates and I reminisce about living in our crammed triple very often. The dining halls are well rounded so although some things may not always look or smell the best, you will always have plenty of options. The classes are very nice and if you are offered honors classes, take them. They are not any more challenging than the non-honors courses but the class size is significantly less which is nice and will provide you more opportunities to formulate relationships and connections with your professors. The sports are great but again, they are not everything. I would encourage each student to make the most of their time on campus, go to every event that you can, make time for fun on top of your classwork, join clubs, organizations, club or intramural sports and find your niche; whatever it may be.

Cheyenne Spacco



I liked the diversity of students and the quality of the professors

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I didn't like the cost! Tuition is so high, especially for on-campus living especially considering the quality of the dorms for years following freshman

Melanie Paulino
Piano + 9 others



I really appreciate URI for being inexpensive and having many opportunities to connect with others in my field and having a great social life.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Really put yourself out there and find your people, go to games and events, join clubs, and say hi to those you see in class.

Nadia Sutyrina
Photography and Photo Editing



That's it's a place with a lot of opportunities for social engagement.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

How some of the courses are ran and bad availability for classes, which affect the time you spent on creating your schedule.

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