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University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island, Kingston campus. credit: Kenenth C. Zirkel
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Overview
Public
12,485 Undergraduates
73% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Public
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of Rhode Island
Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue
Kingston, Rhode Island
2881
(401) 874-1000
web.uri.edu/

The University of Rhode Island, a public, land-grant, sea-grant university in Kingston, Rhode Island, is one of the top 160 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was founded in 1888 as an agricultural school, and by 1892 it was called the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Today, it is located on more than 1,200 acres of land in a rural setting. The school has additional campuses in Providence, West Greenwich and Narragansett. Its motto is “Think Big. We Do.” Notable alumni include journalist Christiane Amanpour, retired United States Navy Officer Robert Ballard, Former United States National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, basketball player Lamar Odom, retired United States Army General Leon LaPorte, news anchor John King, former CEO of the Vornado Realty Trust Board of Trustees Michael Fascitelli, football player Steve Furness, magician Mat Franco, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Nancy McKinstry and model Leila Goldkuhl. The school’s colors are blue and metallic gold, its mascot is Rhody the Ram and its teams are nicknamed the Rams. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I, Atlantic 10 Conference and Colonial Athletic Association. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s football, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and track and field, and women’s basketball, cross country, rowing, golf, swimming and diving, tennis and track and field.

Location

Kingston is a village and a census-designated place in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States, and the site of the main campus of the University of Rhode Island. Much of the village center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Kingston Village Historic District. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
45%

Men

55%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

470

New Transfer Students

Admissions
73%

Acceptance Rate

21%

Enrollment Yield

970-1170

SAT Range

20,971

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$18,391

Typical Cost

$30,042

Out-Of-State (published)

$13,792

In-State (published)

93%

Recieve Financial Aid

92%

Have Loans

$17,500

Median Debt

Academics
17.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

93

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

2

National Academy Members

27

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 100 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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