University Of Rhode Island - [URI], Rhode Island, Kingston

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    University of Rhode Island (URI) Rhode Island Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fee & Scholarships

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    University of Rhode Island is located in Kingston, Rhode Island, United States of America. The student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. There are 10 colleges in total on the campus. URI shows interest in research and creative innovation. It has the Inner Space Center and Digital Innovation Laboratory on the campus.

    The University of Rhode Island offers admissions in graduate and undergraduate levels of study. It has a total enrollment of around 18,000 students in Fall 2019 where 83% are undergraduates and 17% are only graduates. The college has an outstanding record in NCAA championships. The annual expected salary of a URI graduate is $53,900.

    Top Programs

    Course 1st Year Tuition Fee
    MS Electrical Engineering INR 20.4 Lakh
    BA Computer Science INR 20 Lakh
    MS Chemistry INR 20.4 Lakh
    MS finance INR 20 Lakh
    BS Marketing INR 20 Lakh


    Type of University Public
    Year of Establishment 1982
    Campus Setting Suburban
    Total Undergraduate Students 14,687
    Total Graduate Students 2,165
    English Proficiency Score  TOEFL or equivalent

    The University of Rhode Rankings

    Universities are ranked as per their performance and calculated multiple indicators. Here are the rankings of University of Rhode Island: As per the US News and World Report 2021:

    Category Rank
    National Universities #170
    Top Public Schools #83
    Best Colleges for Veterans #124
    Top Performers in Social Mobility #224
    Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs #132
    UG Business #157

    As per the Times Higher Education (THE) 2021 Rankings:

    Category Rank
    World Universities Ranking #601-800
    Engineering and Technology #401-500
    Business and Economics #501-600

    The University of Rhode Island Campus

    University of Rhode Island Campus

    The URI has a campus size of 1,245 acres and more than 100 clubs and organizations for students whereas Army ROTC is also offered on the campus.

    • The college has invested around $900 million in capital investment across its campuses.
    • The college’s sports team competes in NCAA Division I.
    • The acceptance rate is 70% and the retention rate is around 83%.
    • Around 90% of URI graduates are employed or pursuing higher studies.

    Residence Facilities at University of Rhode Island

    There are around 25 residence halls on the campus of three different types: Suite style, Community style, and Apartment style.

    • Around 5600 students i.e. 40% of the total live in the residential halls.
    • Around 50% of students have cars on campus.
    • Students can work off-campus as well as in-campus through the URI Institutional Employment program especially for International Students.

    Programs offered at University of Rhode Island

    The University of Rhode Island offers programs in more than 190 academic fields. Around 97 undergraduate programs, 76 graduate and 22 certificate & non-degree programs of study are offered at the university.

    • Online bachelor's degree programs are also offered for selected courses.
    • The maximum number of students i.e. around 12% of students enrolled in the Registered Nursing course.
    • Summer Programs: The summer programs in URI is an affordable and convenient choice for students to earn some extra credits. The courses not only takes place at Kingston and Providence campus but also online. The course takes place in three sessions of five, five, and ten weeks respectively.
    • J-Term: This mini academic semester takes place every year in January in winter. It has a diverse list of on-campus and off-campus courses.
    • Study Abroad: URI offers 200+ international and domestic education abroad programs, internships, and exchanges.

    The University of Rhode Application Process

    International students who want to seek admissions at the University of Rhode Island, can follow the below-mentioned application process:

    • Go through the list of courses and choose the one you wish to apply for. Check if you meet the minimum eligibility criteria.
    • Apply via the university’s online portal. 
    • Submit the application fee of 65 USD.
    • The scores of standardized exams to study in the USA for international admission are as follows:
    Tests Scores
    TOEFL 79+
    IELTS 6.5+
    Duolingo 105+
    PTE 53+
    SAT 1100+
    ACT 22+

    Application Deadlines

    Here are the application deadlines for First-Year Applicants:
    Semester Deadline to Apply
    Spring December 1
    Early Action December 1
    Fall (September) June 1
    Here are the application deadlines for Transfer Applicants:
    Semester Deadline to Apply
    Spring (January) July 31
    Fall (September) July 31

    Supporting Documents

    • English language proficiency scores.
    • A reference letter is required
    • If a gap year then the activities are done during that time
    • Proof of the citizenship of a country of the list mentioned by official English Language Nations.
    • Health Insurance
    • Immunization records as required by law.
    • Copy of Passport

    The University of Rhode Cost of Attendance

    The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study in the USA is mentioned below:

    Expenses Undergraduate (Out-of-State) 2019-20 Graduate (Out-of-State) 2019-20
    Tuition and fees $32,578 $29,082
    Room and Board $12,688 $12,688
    Other $4,290 $4,290
    Total $48,664 $45,270

    Other expenses include Health Insurance, transportation, books and supplies and all the living expenses too.

    The University of Rhode Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Student

    URI offers multiple scholarships to study in the USA on the basis of merit and recognition.

    • Around 86% of students receive financial aid. Over $105 million financial assistance awarded by URI to the students.
    • The amount of scholarship varies as per the need and doesn't include the room and board charges.
    • For URI students the scholarship ranges from $8,750 to $13,000 per year and the requirements are as follows:
      • Students must be enrolled as full-time on-campus students.
      • The renewal requirement is to maintain a 2.8 cumulative GPA minimum.
    Scholarship Type of Scholarship
    Brett Santoro Memorial Scholarship- for students majoring in Biological Sciences Need-based
    John M. Gates Memorial Scholarship- for ENRE graduate students Merit-based
    Eastern Cooperative Extension Scholarship- for any student in the College of Environment and Life Sciences Merit-based

    The University of Rhode Alumni Network

    URI keeps on organizing reunion events, basketball games and recently organized the 50th reunion for the class of 1970.

    • There are around 132,000 URI alumni all around the globe.
    • Being an alumnus of URI there are the following advantages:
      • Concession in Life and medical Insurance
      • Save up to 25% on base rates of selected car models
      • Receiving discounts on different types of insurance.
      • Receive discounts on movie tickets, theater tickets, hotels, and other commodities.

    The name of some notable URI alumni is Christiane Amanpour (Chief International Anchor for CNN), Robert Ballard (Retired Navy Officer and oceanographer), Leon J. LaPorte (Retired US Army General), John King (News Anchor) and Ann Hood (Novelist).

    University of Rhode Island Placements:

    • The university helps students at the university in their career placements via its Center for Career and Experiential Education.
    • University of Rhode Island also offers interesting internship and co-op opportunities to students in all areas of study.
    • Students can also use Handshake to connect with potential employers and other people in their respective areas of study.
    • The university also holds various career events to familiarize its students with the work environment.
    • The average freshman retention rate at University of Rhode Island is 84%.
    • The average 4-year graduation rate at University of Rhode Island is 52%. (As per US News)
    • As per the US News, the median starting salary of alumni of University of Rhode Island is USD 53,900.

    Here is a list of salaries offered to alumni of University of Rhode Island as per different courses: (According to Emolument)

    Degree Salary
    Bachelor of Science USD 99,000
    Bachelor of Arts USD 93,000


    Ques. I am a continuing URI international student currently in the U.S. Can I take online courses for the Spring 2021 semester?

    Ans. Due to the temporary exemptions in place under the July 15 ICE FAQ, as long as you are enrolled full-time, continuing URI students can take classes in various modes: in-person, hybrid, or fully online and still be able to remain in the United States.

    Ques. I am a continuing URI international student. What if I can’t return for the Spring 2021 semester?

    Ans. If you are unable to be physically present for in-person classes, you can attend online classes.

    Ques. I am a new URI international student. Can I take courses online from outside the US if I cannot arrive in time for the start of the Spring 2021 semester?

    Ans. You may take classes online while you remain outside of the United States.

    Ques. I am a new URI international student who will begin their program in Spring 2021. Will I be able to continue my course as planned?

    Ans. Yes, if you are taking at least one in person/hybrid class, you may still be able to study in the United States.

    Ques. If I have been offered an Assistantship (TA, RA, GA) but cannot enter the U.S., can I participate while I am abroad?

    Ans. You should discuss this with your academic department, since it may vary on a case-by-case basis.

    Ques. I have questions and concerns about housing and dining options. Who should I reach out to?

    Ans. Please contact URI’s Office of Housing and Residential Life at 401.874.4151, via the chat feature in MyHousing, or by email at

    Ques. Will I be required to quarantine upon arrival on campus?

    Ans. The University instructs all individuals to follow the Rhode Island Department of Health requirements if you have traveled outside the United States.

    Ques. What are the requirements or guidelines that I must follow upon arrival to Rhode Island if I’m living off-campus?

    Ans. Per the State of RI Department of Health international students who live off campus are not residents of RI and would need to fill out both the State of Rhode Island Certificate of Compliance as well as the online COVID-19 Out of State Travel Screening Form found here.

    Ques. Am I allowed to leave my hotel or off-campus private residence while I am fulfilling my 14 days of self-quarantine?

    Ans. You may leave your quarantine space for short periods of exercise, but you must not enter any public spaces.

    Ques. Is the University of Rhode Island still issuing immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) for newly admitted students?

    Ans. Yes, the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) and the Undergraduate Admission Office are continuing to process immigration documents and are serving newly admitted students, while working remotely.

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    University of Rhode Island Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $30,862 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    2 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    SAT Check Detailed Score11401050123087
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing575530620-
    ACT Check Detailed Score25222722

    University of Rhode Island Acceptance Rate

    70.1 %

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $30,862 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $25,854 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $12,452 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $2,041 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $9,586 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $3,774 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $7,864 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $7,832 / Year

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    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    Language Programs
    Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music


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    College Rating

    Based on 5 Students Rating

    8.3 out of 10
    8.4/10Social Life


    8.0 /10

    My University is the State's public learner-centered research university. We are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. My GPA was around 7, I had applied through an online application form worth $65.

    Course Curriculum :

    My Biomedical engineering program is an interdisciplinary area in which engineering techniques are applied to problem-solving in the life sciences and medicine. Biomedical engineers design medical instruments for diagnosis and the treatment of various diseases as well as for research in biology. Examples of instruments for diagnosis include electrocardiographs, electroencephalographs, automatic blood analyzers, and medical imaging systems.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    8.5 /10

    The university is very prestigious, I got to know about it from education fairs organized to study abroad. I prepared for a year to file my applications to ensure no process is left out. First, we had to submit the application form with a $65 and CAS fee along with other requisites like SoP and mark sheets. I had humanities till class 12 and then I pursued a Bachelor's degree in History and I wanted to continue in the same stream. The faculty was good and I was especially interested in their Archaeology and Anthropology course. That's why I chose this college!

    Course Curriculum :

    The courses were designed to facilitate or cultivate research ethics in us. I was completely new to it and I definitely had a good time following the course. Though I had to catch up a lot, it was a fun ride. It helped me analyze the situation critically and developed in me reasoning which will prove beneficial for me in the future.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.0 /10

    My family made me choose this college because it was close to home and I only have to cover in-state tuition. It is a good college for my major because one of the campuses is near the water so I can study there too. It's a heavy nursing and science school. But is also big for briskness and engineering.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum is okay. You have to be careful with your academic advisor, some care and will guide you step by step(mostly science department advisors) but others will tell you to take classes you don't end up needing to graduate and this tends to put people behind a lot.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    4 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    URI has a really good accounting program and it is such a beautiful campus with a lot of different people that go here. Being at URI is such an amazing opportunity. The greek life and sports are also a big part of it which is a lot of fun and entertaining.

    Course Curriculum :

    My opinion on the course curriculum is that it is amazing. The business program takes about 2 years to get into, and once you get into the business program, that's when you really start your accounting classes.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    7.0 /10

    The college is close to home, which allowed me to stay close to family and easily work while still living at home. The state colleges are typically more affordable, and this university had a program with the community college in my state to earn a discounted tuition.

    Course Curriculum :

    I think the course curriculum at my school was good. They were the only in-state college that allowed me to earn a Bachelor of Science degree instead of just an Arts degree. I loved learning more about the science aspect of psychology.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular
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    Nearby This Campus

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    • Shopping Mall
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    Book Store

    URI Campus Store0.14 km
    South County History Center0.75 km
    Kingston Hill Store Books0.97 km
    Allison B. Goodsell, Rare Books at the Kingston Hill Store1.00 km
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    Richmond Airport7.46 km

    Shopping Mall

    Kingston Emporium0.60 km
    Hunt River Commons4.68 km
    Oak Harbor Village4.95 km
    Wakefield Mall6.18 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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