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.

The URI community includes 14,572 undergraduates and 2,256 graduate students. The most recent incoming class included students from 76 nations. URI is located in the historic village of Kingston, 20 minutes from Providence, 90 minutes from Boston, and 3.5 hours from New York City.


Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location:  Kingston, Rhode Island
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution:  Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 71%
  • Average ACT score: 26
  • 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 and Professional Studies; Engineering; English; Environment and Life Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Fisheries; Gender Studies; History; Journalism; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Oceanography; Paleontology; Pharmacology; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Pre-professional Studies; 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): $46,622


  • 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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