The University of Rhode Island (URI), the State's flagship institution of higher education, offers a small, beautiful, student-centered learning environment with the resources, research capabilities, and opportunities of a much larger public institution.

URI offers 80 majors, 50 minors, and dozens of cross-disciplinary combinations allowing students to create unique credentials, build work-ready resumes, and prepare to succeed in the ever-changing challenges of the 21st century.

The URI community includes 14,600 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students. The most recent incoming class included students from 66 nations. URI is located in the historic village of Kingston, 10-15 minutes from Providence, 90 minutes from Boston, and 2.5 hours from New York City.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 45%
  • Average ACT score: 25
  • Average SAT score: 1190 (without writing included)
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Criminal Justice; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Fisheries; Gender Studies; History; Journalism; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Nursing; Nutrition; Oceanography; Paleontology; Pharmacology; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $41,200


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Rowing; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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