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University of Rhode Island Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Rhode Island ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Rhode Island Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Rhode Island was awarded 46 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, URI is ranked #392 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when URI held the #409 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

URI is also ranked #7 out of 9 schools in Rhode Island.

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 at University of Rhode Island is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Rhode Island enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At URI the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 44%. That is great when compared to 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.

Good Overall Diversity at URI

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,107 undergraduates at URI with 12,629 being full-time and 2,478 being part-time.

URI Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for URI is 73.19 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  73.19 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Rhode Island Cost?

The overall average net price of URI is $19,431. 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 +
$12,918 $14,907 $19,633 $22,723 $25,234

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At URI, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $6,522 a year. That adds up to $26,088 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at URI is 5.2%. 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 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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

Location of University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island is a public institution situated in Kingston, Rhode Island. Kingston is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of University of Rhode Island

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 85 majors graduated from University of Rhode Island. Of these students, 3,522 received undergraduate degrees and 850 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 384 $63,300
General Psychology 210 $30,400
Communication & Media Studies 198 $33,100
Health & Physical Education 172 NA
Human Development & Family Studies 147 $29,000
General Biology 116 $36,200
Health Sciences & Services 114 NA
Business Administration & Management 104 $45,600
Accounting 95 $46,600
Public Relations & Advertising 90 $38,500

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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 3,779 students took at least one online class at University of Rhode Island. This is an increase from the 3,752 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,779 724
2016-2017 3,752 739
2015-2016 2,918 540
2014-2015 5,935 237
2013-2014 5,299 225

Learn more about online learning at University of Rhode Island.

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