University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus
University of Rhode Island campus

From the School

At the University of Rhode Island, students will be inspired by some of today's leading innovators, discoverers, and problem solvers to "think big" to address key global issues.

At the University of Rhode Island, students will find some of today's leading innovators, discoverers, and creative problem solvers offering a steady flow of big ideas to address global issues. From new technologies for identifying and treating killer diseases, to the latest solutions for environmental challenges, to forensic sciences that protect against global and cyber terrorism, the University of Rhode Island is prepared to help.

URI is home to a premier center for behavioral psychology, one of the world's foremost marine research institutions, an internationally recognized institute for the development of vaccines and treatments for diseases of the immune system, and Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence for explosives research and cybersecurity education. Its international engineering program is a national model.

As the State's flagship university, committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions, URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. The University's research enterprise attracts nearly $100 million in annual funding for projects that affect the region, nation, and world. URI alumni own or operate more than 1,000 businesses in Rhode Island alone.

Overall

From The School

The University of Rhode Island is a Common Application School. Students are encouraged to submit applications early in their final year of high school. The early action deadline is December 1, with notification by January 31. The regular deadline for fall term freshman applications is February 1, with notification by March 31. The deadline for transfer applications for fall is June 1 and for spring is November 1.

Freshman candidates must submit a high school transcript and scores on SAT or ACT exams taken no later than January 1 of the senior year (no later than November for scholarship consideration). International students for whom English is not the primary language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other approved English language tests. Transfer students may enter in either semester (although some degree programs admit students only in the fall) and must submit transcripts of all previous work at both the high school and college levels. Early admission is available to high school juniors with superior records.

Admission is competitive. Admission counselors evaluate each applicant individually, and expect that all have completed at least 18 units of college-preparatory work, although specific unit requirements vary for some of the seven colleges of the University. Academic achievement in a challenging high school program receives the strongest consideration. An audition is required for the Bachelor of Music degree. Scores on equivalency exams may be presented by applicants who have not completed formal high school studies. Students are selected primarily on the basis of academic competence and without discrimination on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, creed, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

Overview

Applicants
20,928
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 26

Deadlines


Early Action
December 1

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

University College for Academic Success is the academic home for all incoming students, offering support for a successful first-year experience. This is the place for certified tutors, peer mentors, academic advisors, service learning opportunities, and more. College advisers also help students choose or change majors, minors, concentrations, and appropriate courses for admittance into the desired degree-granting college.

The Office of Career and Experiential Education offers more than 400 fulland part-time internships for academic credit, including one-semester and one-year programs in and outside the state. The Office also helps students find on-campus and off-campus employment, part time jobs, and internships, assess their career interests, write resumes, prepare for job interviews, find an alumni mentor, apply for graduate school, and more.

The Office of International Education and National Student Exchange offers more than 200 affiliated study-abroad programs in sixty countries. Alternative winter and spring break programs, and the Winter J-Term, take students to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Nepal, Ghana, Mexico, Belize and other locations around the globe for study, community service, and cultural experiences.

In addition to its 40 honor societies, the University offers an Honors Program for academically talented students. Honors students enjoy even smaller classes and in-depth exploration of global topics, apartment-style upper-classman housing, support for national scholarship competitions, and opportunities for research and in-depth study with faculty culminating in a senior honors project.

Majors and Degrees Offered

In all, URI offers about 80 undergraduate and 80 graduate degree programs, as well as pre-professional and certificate programs. The University is constantly developing new degrees to reflect emerging career fields, and the blended disciplines found in the global marketplace can also be found in unique URI programs that merge languages with textiles and pharmaceuticals, business with the environment, archaeology with oceanography, and more.

URI offers Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and Bachelor of Music degrees at the undergraduate level. Dual-degree programs in International Business and International Engineering allow students to graduate with a B.S. degree in business or engineering and a B.A. degree in a foreign language.

The University also offers accelerated five-year B.S./M.B.A. programs in Industrial Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; a bachelor's-master's degree program in Speech-Language Pathology; and a six-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree. At the graduate level, URI offers Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Environmental Science and Management, Master of Library and Information Studies, Master of Marine Affairs, Master of Music, Master of Oceanography, Master of Public Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The MBA-MO program combines business with oceanography to train future leaders in the strategic management of global climate change.

Pre-professional preparation in dentistry, law, medicine, physical therapy, and veterinary studies is also available, as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs in chemical engineering, cyber security, digital forensics, electrical engineering, gender and women's studies, interdisciplinary neurosciences, labor relations and human resources, library and information studies, nursing, and textiles, fashion merchandising and design.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16.4:1
Total Faculty
1,123
with Terminal Degree
627

584
Women
539
Men
146
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
  • Plant Sciences, General

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology, Other
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, Other
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics
  • Physics, Other

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Students Say

Located in the village of Kingston in the southern part of the state, The University of Rhode Island is a public research institution known for having “excellent science programs,” including a “marine biology program [that] is one of the best in the Northeast.” URI is a school that challenges me to think big and outside the box,” says one student. Other stand-out majors include “nursing, pharmacy,” which students feel is “excellent—one of the top in the country,” and engineering.” Students feel that “all professors have a unique style of teaching. Most are very willing to adapt their style to fit students’ needs though” and many “are able to share stories from their experiences that make the material more accessible and interesting.” Another student observes that the staff is also “great at helping freshmen transferring from home to college, and there are lots of different programs offered to help students excel academically.” Overall, URI is known to have a solid liberal ideology with “openness to creative and critical exploration.” This engineering major finds the environment to be rather “forward-thinking [with an] emphasis on today’s global workforce.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Christine Amanpour, '83
Anchor, ABC New's "This Week"

Robert Ballard, '75
Famed undersea explorer and professor of Oceanography at URI

Michael Fascitelli, '78
CEO of Vornado Realty Trust LP

Ann Hood, '78
Award winning novelist

Mary Lisi, '72
Chief Judge, U.S. District Court Judge

Clarice Owiti Odhiambo, M.S.'88
Founder of the African Center for Engineering Social Solutions

Nina Saberi, '82
Founder and General Managing Partner, Castile Ventures

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

The comprehensive cost for 2013-14 was $39,814 for out-of-state students and $23,726 for Rhode Islanders. This covers tuition, fees, and room and board for the nearly 50 percent of students who live on campus. Excluding room and board, tuition and fees were $14,126 for Rhode Islanders, and $29,692 for out-of-state students. Books, travel, laboratory fees, and personal expenses are not included in these figures.

The University participates in the cooperative plan of the New England Board of Higher Education, whereby students from other New England states are able to enroll in certain degree programs not offered at their own state colleges for reduced tuition.

Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); priority is given to applications received by March 1. Merit scholarships are available to incoming freshmen with strong academic credentials with priority consideration given to those who apply by the December 1 early action deadline. About 75 percent of new students who completed applications were awarded some form of aid. Opportunities for employment through work-study programs are also available.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,183

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,713

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,636

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,731

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,316

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,128
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$27,118
Required Fees
$1,734
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,500
Transportation for Commuters
$6,144

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

Students can choose from more than 100 student clubs and organizations reflecting recreational and academic pursuits, cultural and ethnic interests, spiritual and political affiliations, lifestyles, community service, professional growth opportunities, and more. And if a student can't find the club they’re looking for, they're encouraged to form it.

About 15 percent of the total University undergraduate population are part of URI's Greek community, which consists 14 fraternities, 10 sororities, and eight organizations that make up the Multi-Cultural Greek Council. The Greek community prides itself on Scholarship, Leadership, Philanthropy, and Friendship.

Outreach is at the core of the University's role as a land-, sea-, and urban-grant institution. Whether doing disaster relief work or environmental clean-up, monitoring water quality, building new homes for Habitat, tutoring and mentoring, or offering medication review and counseling, students and faculty are always sharing their knowledge with people around the state, nation, and world. So strong is URI's commitment and student involvement that the school was listed among The Princeton Review's "Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement."

Out on the playing field, students can engage in sports and recreation at any level they want from 18 NCAA Division I intercollegiate programs to 11 intramural sports, to 15 regionallyand nationally-ranked club teams that involve more than 400 student-athletes competing at the intercollegiate club level.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
13,589
Out of State
44%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
49

Demographics

3.01%
Asian
5.26%
African-American
8.99%
Hispanic
71.08%
Caucasian
8.65%
Unknown
2.00%
International

54% female
46% male
44% are out of state
89% are full time
11% are part time

Students Say

URI, as an affordable state school, naturally attracts a large percentage of Rhode Islanders. Rumor has it that this group “sticks to their friends from high school,” yet one undergrad observes, “Rhody-borns are so afraid of college turning into another four years of high school that we go searching for new people to meet.” The typical URI student “is involved in at least one student organization, but many are involved in more than one. They usually go out about once a week on average and study about an hour a day.” There are “many students...involved in at least one type of extracurricular activity” “then there are students who are not involved at all.” Campus diversity is strong, and most groups intermingle without issue.

Overview

From The School


Location

From the rolling farmlands and surrounding forests to the ocean and coastal watershed, the University of Rhode Island (URI) enjoys natural resources that inspire students and faculty to innovate and discover daily. URI's 1,200-acre, picturesque rural setting in historic Kingston Village is perfectly located just six miles from Rhode Island's coastal beaches. At only 30 miles south of Providence, an hour train ride to Boston, and a few hours from New York City, it's also an ideal location for some of the best cultural and internship offerings.

URI is the largest university in the nation's smallest state. That means it offers the innovative research, discovery, and experiences typically found at larger universities, alongside the warm, friendly, student-centered atmosphere of smaller institutions. In fact, with the low student/faculty ratio (16:1) and smaller student body (13,500 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students), students and faculty often make the kind of personal connections that inspire creative ideas and research collaboration.

Students come from 45 states and 52 nations; 21 percent of students identify themselves as students of color; and the campus community represents diverse cultures, lifestyles, beliefs, religions, political affiliations. To prepare graduates to succeed and lead in the 21st-Century world, URI is committed to ensuring that all members of the campus community feel welcomed and valued and develop the ability to communicate, understand, and engage productively with people different than themselves.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The University houses a large collection of American historic textiles, center for robotics research, planetarium, Center of Excellence for Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response, Inner Space Center, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center, Confucius Institute, medicinal garden, two animal science farms, and the state Crime Lab for forensic study.

In the last 20 years, the University has invested nearly $1 billion into building, rebuilding, or renovating more than 50 campus buildings designed to increase cutting-edge resources available to students and faculty alike. Many of those eco-friendly buildings utilize some of the most innovative and current climate control and energy efficiency systems and have opened with U.S. Green Building Council LEED ratings.

Among the newer academic buildings at URI, is the College of Pharmacy building, featuring telepresence video conference technology in all classrooms and three conference areas, a Good Manufacturing Practice Facility for development and manufacturing of human use pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, a 3D visualization auditorium, 3D animation lab, and 3D printer room, compounding lab, and medicinal garden. The Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences features modern teaching labs, cutting-edge research labs, high-tech facilities for DNA sequencing and analysis, an aquarium lab, and auditoriums. In 2013-14, URI opened a new, state-of-the-art Student Wellness Center and comprehensive athletic performance and student-athlete enhancement center. This year, the University continues work on its new Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences and free-standing LGBTQ Center.

URI's Providence Campus is home to the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education (ASFCCE), the University's biotechnology manufacturing program, and the "Admission Option" for incoming traditional-aged students. The coastal Narragansett Bay Campus, six miles east of Kingston, overlooks the West Passage of Rhode Island's prized bay and is the site of URI's internationally renowned Graduate School of Oceanography, as well as ocean engineering labs and marine sciences research.

Student Organizations & Activities

Students can choose from more than 100 student clubs and organizations reflecting recreational and academic pursuits, cultural and ethnic interests, spiritual and political affiliations, lifestyles, community service, professional growth opportunities, and more. And if a student can't find the club they’re looking for, they're encouraged to form it.

About 15 percent of the total University undergraduate population are part of URI's Greek community, which consists 14 fraternities, 10 sororities, and eight organizations that make up the Multi-Cultural Greek Council. The Greek community prides itself on Scholarship, Leadership, Philanthropy, and Friendship.

Outreach is at the core of the University's role as a land-, sea-, and urban-grant institution. Whether doing disaster relief work or environmental clean-up, monitoring water quality, building new homes for Habitat, tutoring and mentoring, or offering medication review and counseling, students and faculty are always sharing their knowledge with people around the state, nation, and world. So strong is URI's commitment and student involvement that the school was listed among The Princeton Review's "Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement."

Out on the playing field, students can engage in sports and recreation at any level they want from 18 NCAA Division I intercollegiate programs to 11 intramural sports, to 15 regionallyand nationally-ranked club teams that involve more than 400 student-athletes competing at the intercollegiate club level.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
45%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

The school’s proximity to the beach and to other major cities like Providence and Boston make it appealing to students from all over the Northeast. One student reports that “driving to one of the nearby beaches to just clear your mind and relax is one of the many benefits of URI’s location.” Students are said to have a “two brain track” in terms of serious attention to study followed by equal attention to “relaxing and having a good time.” If fine dining is meaningful to your quality of life, it’s worth noting that URI’s dining hall has “won a national award the past two years in a row.” And, while there are complaints about the dry campus, one senior notes that this is a surmountable obstacle, in that “people usually live in the surrounding neighborhoods, so you can travel to your friends’ houses and party.” Others say that students who live nearby still choose to stay on campus during weekends, since this is where their social life is centered. Life isn’t all about “getting wasted,” chides one sophomore. “Sometimes we get together [to] make dinner and just have a movie night inside our apartment.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services for Students

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Pamela A. Rohland, Director

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Full psychoeducational testing including aptitude, achievement and information processing

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Same as above or full diagnostic letter from Psychiatrist or Neurologist

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
40

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
5

5% join a fraternity
7% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

3% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Rams)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Rams)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

In 2007, The University of Rhode Island signed the ACUPCC and established a Council on Sustainability to provide guidance on the greening of URI. Step one: Calculate the university’s carbon footprint—check. Step two: Investigate energy-saving possibilities— check. Step three: Achieve carbon neutrality—on target. URI has undertaken a systematic plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and become a carbon neutral institution in the near future. Energy faculty and graduate students have completed energy audits of buildings on campus, and 95 percent of URI’s buildings have undergone energy-related retrofits or renovations in the past three years including plans to install solar shingles on the Continuing Education Center on campus. In September 2012, URI opened Hillside Hall, a residence hall for first- and second-year students. This energy efficient building features naturally ventilated rooms, rooftop solar collectors to heat water, a vegetated roof, building materials with high recycled content, indoor bicycle storage, and real-time energy monitoring. Further plans are being made to turn the north district of campus into a “sustainable neighborhood” featuring the latest in sustainable materials and technologies. Those who drive are able to park their cars in an eco-friendly parking lot that helps filter pollutants before they enter the groundwater. With ongoing research opportunities available in sustainability through the College of Environmental Life and the university’s minor in sustainability, URI is taking strides to ensure that students both live and learn about sustainability. Outside of the classroom, numerous green student groups are working to educate their peers about sustainability issues on campus.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
30%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
125

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, IBM, and HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Newman Hall
14 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881-0807

Phone
4018747000

Email
admission@uri.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Ryan Center and Boss Ice Arena
College of Pharmacy & Center for Biotechnology & Life Sciences
Memorial Student Union
Multicultural Center
Hope Dining Commons
College of Pharmacy and the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences - are LEED certified and the focal point of a statewide effort to build a new, knowledge-based economy for Rhode Island. Green Hall - historic building houses Registrar, Financial Aid and Bursar, as well as Administrative Offices.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Newport, RI-cliffwalks,historic areas,sh
Providence, RI-dining, shopping, history
Narragansett Beaches-10 min from campus
Block Island-popular vacation spot

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Varies
Times: http://www.uri.edu/admission/tourschedule2.html
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
contact individual academic department

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The T.F. Green Airport in Warwick is 20 miles from campus. The airport is serviced by the major airlines. Bus transportation and rental cars are available for the trip from the airport to campus. For information on bus transportation, contact the RI Public Transportation Authority at 401-781-9400 or www.ripta.edu. Amtrak trains along the northeast corridor stop at the station in Kingston about 2 miles from campus. Local buses (RIPTA) and taxis are available to get to campus from the station. (For train schedules, call Amtrak at 800-USA-RAIL, www.amtrack.com; for bus schedules, call RIPTA at 401-781-9400.) Bus service to Providence is provided by Bonanza Bus Lines (800-556-3815), www.bonanzabus.com; service from Providence to campus is provided by RIPTA

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, take I-95 S. to exit 9, then take Rhode Island Rte. 4 S (a left-lane exit). Follow Rte. 4 S to Rte. 1 S., then stay on Rte. 1 to Rhode Island Rte. 138 W. (Note that this is just past the Holiday Inn; do not take the first 138 exit, which is 138 E.) Take Rte. 138 W. for approximately 4 miles; the university will be on the right. From the south, take I-95 N. to Exit 3A and Rhode Island Rte. 138 E. Proceed for approximately seven miles on Rte. 138; the university will be on the left.

Local Accommodations
About 10 minutes away is the Holiday Inn (3009 Tower Hill Road, South Kingston; 401-789-1051). from mid-May through October. Approximately 10 minutes from campus is the recently constructed Hampton Inn, conveniently located in the Village at South County Commons - a unique mixed-use development in a quaint New England Village setting (20 Hotel Drive So. Kingstown, RI; 401-788-3500). Newport the "City by the Sea" is about 15 miles to the east of the university and offers choices in accommodations ranging from large national hotels and motels to small bed and breakfasts at a variety of seasonal prices. Your best bet for a stay in Newport is to contact to Newport County Visitors Bureau at 800-326-6030 or 800-976-5122 of www.gonewport.com