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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
14,074
Undergraduates
6,137
Men - 43.6%
7,938
Women - 56.4%
2,846
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 23,856 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
586 average
SAT EBRW
590 average
ACT Composite
25 average
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,802
Out-of-state: $44,376
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,004
Out-of-state: $32,578
Room and Board
$8,174
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$19,454
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,000
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
27%
20-29
29%
30-39
14%
40-49
6%
50-99
5%
Over 100
5%
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Kingston Population
5,446
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
29% of all students
Mascot
Ram
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
85.5%
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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