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The University of Rhode Island, also known as URI, is the principal public research university located in the State of Rhode Island. It was founded in 1892. The main campus is situated in Kingston, Rhode Island. In 2008, U. S. News and World Report ranked URI in its list of best colleges and gave it a selective rating. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Continuing Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Environment and Life Sciences
  • College of Human Science and Services
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Graduate School of Oceanography
  • University College
URI's official mascot is named Rhody the Ram. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Rams.

Profile of University of Rhode IslandURI is found in Kingston, RI. Kingston is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at URI.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media, conservation and resource management, and construction trades.

URI Selectivity

Admission to URI is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 590.

URI has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 15, 650 in 2007 at URI.

Student Life
The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. URI values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Rhode Island is the States 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. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. Our undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together. Embracing Rhode Island s heritage of independent thought, we value: Creativity and Scholarship Diversity, Fairness, and Respect Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement Intellectual and Ethical Leadership"

URI Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management491business management, accounting, finance, marketing, international business, apparel marketing, labor relations, MIS, . . .
Liberal Arts353political science, English, library science, history, sociology, Spanish language, econometrics, anthropology, . . .
Media239communication studies, journalism, public relations
Education and Teaching238physical education teaching, education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching
Therapy and Counselling196psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy, clinical psychology, school psychology, experimental psychology
Science186zoology, chemistry, oceanography, marine biology, microbiology, biology, physics, geology, . . .
Engineering173mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ocean engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, various engineering courses
Family and Social Work161family studies, public administration, food and nutrition, public policy analysis
Nursing and Emergency Medicine130registered nursing, nursing science
Medicine95pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacy administration
Construction Trades81apparel and textiles
Conservation and Resource Management64wildlife management, wetlands management, conservation, fisheries sciences, environmental studies, natural resources management
Medical Support and Technology64clinical lab tech, speech pathology, audiology, dental hygienist
Fine Arts46fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering37computer and info science, computer engineering
Animal Science and Care37animal science
Mathematics33mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28dietitian
Landscaping and Horticulture17horticultural business, plant sciences
Drama and Performing Arts17drama
Music15music, music theory and composition, music performance
Architecture and Planning15landscape architecture, urban planning
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy
Photography and Commercial Art5cinematography
Medical administration1health care administration
Security and Law Enforcement0criminology
Contact: URIUniversity of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI 02881

General Phone: (401) 874-1000


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