University of Rhode Island is the principal public research university in the state of Rhode Island which is located in the city of Kingston. Kingston is the main campus but there are also campuses in Feinstein Providence, Narragansett Bay, and 30 minutes from Providence at a campus called W. Alton Jones. The school was established in 1892. The University of Rhode Island, the state's current Land, Sea and Urban Grant public research institution, had humble beginnings as the state's Agricultural Experiment Station.
Today, URI is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and awards degrees up to the doctoral level.
Students can choose from over 80 different majors within seven different colleges. The degree-granting colleges at URI include the following: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Environment and Life Sciences, Human Science and Services, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The popular majors at URI are Nursing, Communication Studies, Psychology, Kinesiology and Human Development & Family Studies. URI is also known for its nursing and engineering programs, the latter of which includes the internationally recognized International Engineering Program. The University also prides itself in its nationally ranked programs in Pharmacy, Landscape Architecture and Oceanography.
In addition to the incredible academics, there are 600 national and international internship opportunities available as well as 200 study abroad opportunities in 60 different countries.
Apart from academics, the school has over 100 registered clubs and organizations available to students to get involved in. Students are encouraged to join in order to help enhance their college experience. There are clubs that meet all varieties of interests and passions and students are always able to find their place.
The URI Greek community consists of 10 sororities and 12 fraternities. Greek life ranges from social to multicultural, service and professional. There are also 40 honor societies as well. A fun fact is that five major motion pictures were filmed on the campus at URI due to its beauty and intrigue.
The total student enrollment is around 13,000 undergraduate and 4,549 graduate students. This past year, there were 3,150 freshman accepted. Of the entire student body population, 45 states and 58 nations are represented. About 60 percent of students are Rhode Island residents and 40 percent are out-of-state. The faculty at URI is dedicated to providing the highest quality education for their students in a research-focused setting. The student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1 which is ideal in a research environment. About 66 percent of classes have 29 or fewer students. Also, the professors are highly qualified and 84 percent of all faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
Applicants must fill out the Common Application and URI Supplement which are both available and preferred online. The application fee is $65. Also, applicants must submit official high school transcripts, list of senior coursework, official SAT/ACT scores, an essay and at least one letter of recommendation. Around 87 percent of applicants are accepted.
The base tuition for in-state students a year is $10,878 and out-of-state is $26,444. Additional required fees are not included. Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. Qualification is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which all aid applicants are required to fill out. Applicants must fill out the FAFSA and apply for scholarships after the application for admissions has been submitted. Aid is received either through loans, grants, scholarships or work-study opportunities.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:3,169
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