University of Rhode Island Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

University of Rhode Island Quad
University of Rhode Island Quad. Wasted Time R / Wikimedia Commons

University of Rhode Island Admissions Overview:

The University of Rhode Island admitted around three-quarters of applicants in 2015, making the school generally accessible to interested students. Those with good grades and tests scores are likely to be admitted. Students will need to submit high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, a personal essay, and a letter of recommendation. If you have any questions, be sure to get in touch with the admissions office at URI.

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Admissions Data (2015):

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 (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 16,613 (13,641 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 90% 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 (2014 - 15):

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 84%
      • Loans: 82%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $10,535
      • Loans: $6,238

    Academic Programs:

    Graduation and Retention Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

    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

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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