These schools are similar to University of Rhode Island in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
100% of students
I like the people and the environment
The professors that I've had so far are very passionate about what they teach and want their students to succeed in their classes.
Beware of "Fiji"
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!
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.
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.
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.
I liked the diversity of students and the quality of the professors
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
I really appreciate URI for being inexpensive and having many opportunities to connect with others in my field and having a great social life.
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.