University of Rhode Island Rankings

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In the World#344 of 14178
In North America#150 of 2629
In the United States#128 of 2528
In Rhode Island#2 of 12
In Kingston#1 of 1
In Geology#195 of 5,175

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
75%
Average SAT
1145
Average ACT
26
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
14,548
Graduates
2,917
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
uri.edu

University of Rhode Island Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate75%72%77%
Applicants22,1138,80213,311
Admissions16,5346,33110,203
Freshmen enrolled full time3,1231,3711,752
Freshmen enrolled part time1798

3,314 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

646 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,921 or 94%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1050
or below

75% of them
had 1240
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in University of Rhode Island are 1050-1240 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
418 or 13%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in University of Rhode Island are 23-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Other Tests Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White12330 (71%)
Hispanic1641 (9%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown1026 (6%)
Black or African American835 (5%)
Asian630 (4%)
Nonresident Alien495 (3%)
Two or more races454 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander16 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native15 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$11,236
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$12,590$13,734
Tuition in-state$12,590$13,734
Tuition out-of-state$29,710$26,512
Fee in-district$1,976$1,780
Fee in-state$1,976$1,780
Fee out-of-state$1,976$1,780

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity6,281
Combined charge for room and board$12,688
Room charge$8,188
Meal charge$4,500

University of Rhode Island Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse376
Psychology, General2339
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2107
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1426
Human Development and Family Studies, General11525
Mechanical Engineering112163
Business Administration and Management, General58673
Health and Wellness, General120
Pharmacy110
Accounting8618
Biology & Biological Sciences, General97
Computer and Information Sciences, General8493
Dietetics & Dietitian4335
Animal Sciences, General77
Finance, General76
English Language and Literature, General686
Marketing & Marketing Management, General72
Political Science and Government, General663
Apparel and Textiles, General635
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General67
Economics, General60
Public Relations & Image Management58
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management57
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography54
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design39411
Civil Engineering, General36171
Public Policy Analysis, General33154
Ocean Engineering29184
Chemical Engineering4065
Social Sciences, Other50
Electrical and Electronics Engineering32133
Education, General3810
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology46
Elementary Education and Teaching44
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist2716
Mathematics, General356
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering40
History, General335
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management38
Library and Information Science37
German Language and Literature36
Nursing Science342
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance34
Spanish Language and Literature275
Secondary Education and Teaching31
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics31
Physical Therapy & Therapist30
Natural Resource Economics24
Fine & Studio Arts, General24
Music, General194
Chemistry, General11111
Cinematography and Film & Video Production23
Industrial Engineering149
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist23
Computer Engineering, General22
Biological and Physical Sciences1210
Environmental Studies21
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General21
Public Administration21
Chinese Language and Literature20
Natural Resources Management and Policy20
Journalism18
Landscape Architecture16
Applied Horticulture & Horticultural Business Services, Other15
Criminology15
French Language and Literature15
Clinical Psychology15
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical105
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor15
Rhetoric and Composition14
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management14
International Business & Trade & Commerce13
Italian Language and Literature13
Sociology12
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other12
Labor and Industrial Relations11
Philosophy10
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations10
Physics, General45
Anthropology9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other9
Applied Economics53
Business & Commerce, General7
Nursing Practice7
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General6
Women's Studies6
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General6
Neuroscience32
African-American & Black Studies4
Statistics, General4
Special Education and Teaching, General4
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
School Psychology2
Health & Health Care Administration & Management1
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies1
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other1
Grand Total3,471599253
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate69%66%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 53%

Publications & Citations

Publications
23,517
Citations
938,169

Publication count by topic

Biology
3,420
Chemistry
2,549
Medicine
2,340
Geology
2,022
Psychology
1,839
Computer science
1,596
Mathematics
1,458
Materials science
1,451
Environmental science
1,366
Physics
711
Engineering
706
Geography
649
Business
573
Economics
525
Sociology
464
Political science
399
History
183
Art
178
Philosophy
134

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geology58126,201
Environmental science11573,002
Psychology258143,417
Geography27114,893
Mathematics32156,770
Business35120,978
Economics43717,108
History456584
Sociology47110,081
Political science4744,191
Biology485154,451
Engineering51816,557
Chemistry55585,886
Medicine61776,475
Computer science63232,268
Materials science65935,883
Art680205
Philosophy706288
Physics72018,667

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19903316904
19913157552
19923517622
19933627858
19943488528
19953599325
199635110146
199733311247
199834510975
199933312183
200037113364
200133914363
200239415279
200340917887
200442419287
200547422134
200650824566
200760026333
200856730065
200961631966
201065234933
201166338327
201287944217
201379749580
201485450404
201595651693
201686849510
201789048620
201895644661
2019113151926
2020108258418

General info

Alternative namesURI
Founded1892
WikipediaUniversity of Rhode Island
MottoHope
Colorscolumbia blue, dark blue, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-June)
Total FTE staff2,790
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

AddressGreen Hall, 35 Campus Avenue
Kingston, Rhode Island, 02881
United States
City population5,000
Phone4018741000
Fax+1 (401) 874 5523

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