University of Rhode Island

country rank  176
world rank  453

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University Overview

Founded in 1892, University of Rhode Island is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small town of Kingston (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Rhode Island. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Providence. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, University of Rhode Island (URI) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Rhode Island (URI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 126 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym URI
Founded 1892
Motto Hope
Colours Columbia blue, dark blue and white

University Location

Address Green Hall 35 Campus Avenue
Kingston (population range: 2,500-9,999)
02881 Rhode Island
United States
T +1 (401) 874 7100
F +1 (401) 874 5523
Other locations Providence

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 14 Upper College Road
Kingston 02881-1322
+1 (401) 874 7100

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of Rhode Island's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
New England Commission of Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)


  • Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education (RIBGHE)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Global U8 Consortium (GU8)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018