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The University of Rhode Island, founded in 1892, is a public, comprehensive university. Since its founding as a land-grant institution, the university has offered its students a broad, liberal arts education and practical preparation for earning a living. Designated a sea-grant college in 1971 and an urban-grant institution in 1995, URI is one of only eight universities nationwide to hold all three designations. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Science, Business Administration, Engineering, Environmental and Life Sciences, Human Science and Services, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Its 1,200-acre campus is located in Kingston, 30 miles south of Providence.

Website: www.uri.edu/

Public
Co-ed
15,092
Undergraduate
Students
(56.4%) 8,513 Women
(43.6%) 6,579 Men
3,006
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 22,667 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.53
SAT Math
579 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
588 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,168
Out-of-state: $43,288
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,566
Out-of-state: $31,686
Room and Board
$8,010
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$19,311
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$35,883
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Kingston Population
5,446
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Ram
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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