Resources › For Students and Parents University of Rhode Island: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated January 31, 2020 The University of Rhode Island is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 70%. Located in Kingston, Rhode Island, URI often ranks highly for both academic programs and 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 consider 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. Considering applying to the University of Rhode Island? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, URI had an acceptance rate of 70%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 70 students were admitted, making URI's admissions process competitive. Admissions Statistics (2018-19) Number of Applicants 22,781 Percent Admitted 70% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 20% SAT Scores and Requirements University of Rhode Island requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 92% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 540 620 Math 530 620 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of URI's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to URI scored between 540 and 620, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 620, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 620. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1240 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at URI. Requirements URI does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that URI participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. ACT Scores and Requirements URI requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 16% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 21 27 Math 21 26 Composite 23 27 This admissions data tells us that most of URI's admitted students fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to the University of Rhode Island received a composite ACT score between 23 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 23. Requirements URI does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, URI superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. GPA In 2019, the middle 50% of University of Rhode Island's incoming class had high school GPAs between 3.1 and 3.8. 25% had a GPA above 3.8, and 25% had a GPA below 3.1. These results suggest that most successful applicants to the University of Rhode Island have primarily A and B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph University of Rhode Island Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to the University of Rhode Island. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances The University of Rhode Island, which accepts over two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, URI also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside URI's average range. Note that certain programs have additional application requirements and are generally more selective. As the graph above illustrates, the majority of students who admitted to URI had high school averages in the "B" range or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1000 or better, and ACT composite scores of 20 or higher. 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