University of Rhode Island Overview
University of Rhode Island is a public institution located in Kingston, Rhode Island. Kingston is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is University of Rhode Island Known For?
- The student loan default rate at URI is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at URI is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from URI with a bachelor's degree make about $52,900 a year. That's 30% more than those who graduate from other schools.
University of Rhode Island Rankings
We have ranked URI as #430 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at URI.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards URI has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Rhode Island?
Contact details for URI are given below.
|Address:||Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue, Kingston, RI 02881|
How Do I Get Into URI?
You can apply to URI online at: web.uri.edu/admission
Admission Requirements for URI
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into URI?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.
Average Test Scores
About 90% of students accepted to URI submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 630.
Can I Afford University of Rhode Island?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At URI, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $11,205 a year. That adds up to $44,820 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at URI is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Rhode Island Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,745 graduate students at the school.
Of the 12,712 full-time undergraduates at URI, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Rhode Island students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||644|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,343|
Rhode Island students aren't the only ones who study at University of Rhode Island. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 70 countries are represented at URI. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at University of Rhode Island
The following chart shows how the online learning population at URI has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Rhode Island for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of URI
The following table shows how URI is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||#22||#19|
|Teaching English or French||#60||#105|
Online Growth Rankings of URI
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Rhode Island was 130.2%. This is the #361 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at URI regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of URI majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||4%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||67%|
|Teaching English or French||32%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at URI ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at URI.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teaching English or French||#4|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||#7|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#55|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#76|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Rhode Island Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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