University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Rhode Island Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Rhode Island was awarded 187 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is applied horticulture/horticultural business services, other.

Overall Quality

URI landed the #435 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 10 colleges in Rhode Island, URI is ranked at #7.

See all of the rankings for University of Rhode Island.

Is It Hard to Get Into URI?

Acceptance Rate

University of Rhode Island has an acceptance rate of 70%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 87% of students accepted to URI submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Rhode Island  ( 530 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Rhode Island  ( 520 to 610 )
URI received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Rhode Island  ( 22 to 27 )

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University of Rhode Island Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Rhode Island, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Rhode Island is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Rhode Island

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Rhode Island has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at URI for first-time, full-time students is 44%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Rhode Island.

University of Rhode Island Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,548 undergraduates at URI with 12,596 being full-time and 1,952 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Rhode Island Cost?

The overall average net price of URI is $20,607. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for URI

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,309 $15,509 $19,326 $23,709 $27,235

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of URI, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At URI, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $6,606 a year. That adds up to $26,424 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at URI is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do URI Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from URI make about $52,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for URI students since it is 33% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Rhode Island make the most money.

Location of University of Rhode Island

Located in Kingston, Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Kingston makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for URI are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue, Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-1000

University of Rhode Island Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 86 majors graduated from University of Rhode Island. Of these students, 3,794 received undergraduate degrees and 832 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 362 $63,300
General Psychology 269 $30,400
Communication & Media Studies 206 $33,100
General Biology 167 $36,200
Health & Physical Education 162 NA
Business Administration & Management 136 $45,600
Human Development & Family Studies 124 $29,000
Finance & Financial Management 120 $50,900
Computer Information Systems 112 $64,300
Health Sciences & Services 104 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Rhode Island along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at URI

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 3,960 students took at least one online class at University of Rhode Island. This is an increase from the 3,779 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 3,960 646
2017-2018 3,779 724
2016-2017 3,752 739
2015-2016 2,918 540
2013-2014 5,299 225

Learn more about online learning at University of Rhode Island.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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