University of Rhode Island (URI) Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Lippitt Hall at the University of Rhode Island
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The University of Rhode Island has an acceptance rate of 73%, making it a generally accessible school. That said, admitted students tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are average or better. The admissions process is holistic, and students will need to submit high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, a personal essay, and a letter of recommendation. The rigor of your high school curriculum will play a meaningful role, so those AP, IB, and Honors classes can all strengthen your application. If you have any questions, be sure to get in touch with the admissions office at URI.

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Admissions Data (2016)

University of Rhode Island Description

Located in Kingston, the University of Rhode Island often ranks highly for both its academic programs and its educational value. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, URI was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. High achieving students should look into the URI Honors Program which offers special academic, advising and housing opportunities. In athletics, the University of Rhode Island Rams compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference for most sports, with football competing in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 17,822 (14,812 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44 percent Male / 56 percent Female
  • 84 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,884 (in-state); $28,874 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,278
  • Other Expenses: $2,043
  • Total Cost: $28,405 (in-state); $44,395 (out-of-state)

University of Rhode Island Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84 percent
    • Loans: 81 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,680
    • Loans: $6,408

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Rowing, Soccer, Track and Field

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics