University of Rhode Island (URI)

Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue, Kingston, RI

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URI is a public institution located in Kingston, RI and provides a large number of program options for students. As a land grant institution this school is one of the larger public institutions in the state of Rhode Island. Nearly 16,000 students enroll at URI yearly.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Communications And Journalism
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by the admissions office. Most common test scores among applicants admitted to this school are between 21 - 26 for the ACT exam, or 1440 - 1730 on the SAT. This school accepts about 90 percent of applicants. Of those applicants accepted, about 18 percent attended the school. More information on admissions can be found here.

Tuition & fees at University of Rhode Island are different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs around $13,000 per year and out-of-state tuition costing $30,000 annually. The cost of on-campus housing is about $7,800 for the year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided as grants or student loans.

The University of Rhode Island "Rams" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants URI accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of Rhode Island is about 17,000, with undergraduate students making up about 82% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $18,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $65 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State Tuition: $11,000-$13,000
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $27,000-$32,540
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $460-$560 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $1,100-$1,400 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships84%$10,535
Receiving Student Loans82%$6,238

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of Rhode Island may offer services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

University of Rhode Island has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 63%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years41%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: University of Rhode Island

  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Campus: Associates in Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.)

  • English Language Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (since 2013)

Intercollegiate Athletics

URI is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Atlantic 10 Conference)
  • Basketball (Atlantic 10 Conference)
  • Track and Field (Atlantic 10 Conference)
  • Football (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Library Science

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences


    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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