University of Rhode Island

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University of Rhode Island

In-state Tuition

$7,724 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$21,424 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

February 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


National Sea Grant Library, an archive and lending library for sea grant funded documents, Pell Marine Science Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,237,735 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 6,872 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,688,237 microforms.
  • 8,664 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 785 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 100 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 2,500 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 600 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 2,000 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 90% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 2,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 37% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 80% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 12% of housing units are Triples.
  • 3% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 36 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 17% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 90% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 62% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Midnight Madness, Dance Till Dawn, Greek Week, Springfest, First Night, Orientation, Welcome Week, Winterfest
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 115 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Accounting – BETA ALPHA PSI, Business – BETA GAMMA SIGMA, Business Education – DELTA PI EPSILON, Civil Engineering National Honor Society – CHI EPSILON, Clinical Lab. Science – LAMBDA TAU , Communications Studies – Lambda Pi Eta National Honor Society -BETA GAMMA, Computer/Electrical Engineering – ETA KAPPA NU, Dental – SIGMA PHI ALPHA, Economics – OMICRON DELTA EPSILON , Education – KAPPA DELTA PI, Engineering – TAU BETA PI, Family Consumer Studies – KAPPA OMICRON NU, Fraternity/Sorority – ORDER OF OMEGA , French – PI DELTA PHI, Freshmen – PHI ETA SIGMA, History – PHI ALPHA THETA , Italian – GAMMA KAPPA ALPHA, Juniors and Seniors – GOLDEN KEY SOCIETY , Liberal Arts – PHI BETA KAPPA , Languages – PHI SIGMA IOTA, Management – SIGMA IOTA EPSILON, Mathematics – PI MU EPSILON, Mechanical Engineering – PI TAU SIGMA, Music – PI KAPPA LAMBDA, Nursing – SIGMA THETA TAU, Part-time Students – ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA , Pharmacy – RHO CHI, Pharmacy -KAPPA PSI, Pharmacy – LAMBDA KAPPA SIGMA, Physics – SIGMA PI SIGMA, Political Science – SIGMA ALPHA, Psychology – PSI CHI , Russian Studies – DOBRO SLOVO, Scholarship – PHI KAPPA PHI, Sociology – ALPHA KAPPA DELTA , Spanish – SIGMA DELTA PI, Leadership – Omicron Delta Kappa,
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ, Newman Club Catholic Student Organization, Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Student Association, Brazillian Cape Verdean (BCV) Capoeira, Cape Verdean Student Assocation, Cultural Italian American Organization, French Club, Hillel, Students Organized Against Racism, Teatro Latino Estundiantil La Casa, Uhuru Sa Sa, Latin American Student Association, Muslim Students Association, Irish Pride Association, Society of Hispanic and Professional Engineers, Cultural Italian American Organization (CIAO), National Assocaiation for the Advancement of Colored Pepople (NAACP), Black Amercian Society, National Society of Black Engineers, Native American Society;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) A Cappella, Academy of Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu Club, Agape, Alima International Dance Association, American Marketing Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Animal and Veterinary Science Club, Anime and Japanese Animcation Club, Arts and Literature Review, Asian Student Association (ASA), Badminton – Intramurals, Ballroom Dancing Club, Basketball – Intramurals, Best Buddies, Billiards – Intramurals, Black American Society, Bowling – Intramurals, Breakdancing Crew, Bridges, Cape Verdean Student Association, Car club, CIAO – Cultural Italian American Organization, Club Sports & Intramural Council (CSIC), Colleges Against Career, Crew Team – Club Sport, DECA, Dreams of Diversity through Dance (D3), Eclectic Spirituality Association, Electronic Music Association, Equestrian Team – Club Sport, Equestrian Club , Fashion Merchandising Society, Financial Engineering Club, Firearm Safety Association, First Robotics Club, Flag Football – Intramurals, Flavor Unit, Floor Hockey – Intramurals, Free Software Society, Future Health Professionals, Gaming Club, GCSSA Chapter, Geology Club, Golf – Intramurals, Good 5c Cigar, Habitat for Humanity, Hillel, Ice Hockey – Intramurals, Ice Hockey (M/W) – Club Sport, ICON/NonViolence Training, Independent Student Association, International Engineering Program, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Jeet Kunedo, Kingston Project, Knitting Club, Lacrosse (M/W) – Club Sport, Latin American Association (LASA), Marine Science Society, Memorial Union Board of Directors, Model UN, Musicians Guild, NAACP, National Society of Black Engineers, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Native American Society, Newman Club, Nutrition Club, OUTRI, Outing Club, Philosophers Anonymous, Plant Science Society, Photo Club, Physical Education Club, Psychology Club, Renaissance Yearbook, Renewable Energy Club, Roller Hockey – Club Sport, Rugby (M/W) – Club Sport, Sailing Club, Scuba Diving Club, Ski Team – Club Sport, Snowboarding Club, Soccer – Intramurals, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Softball – Intramurals, Speakeasy, Student Admissions Representatives (STARS), Student Artist Organization, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Student Entertainment Committee (SEC), Student Film Association, Student for Environmental Actions (S. E. A), Student Organization Leadership Consultants, Student Senate, Student Speech and Hearing & Language Association, Student United for Compassionate Living, Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), Students for social change (URI), Students for the Awareness of conservatism, Surf Club, Synchronized Swimming – Club Sport, Tennis – Intramurals, Uhuru Sasa, Ultimate Frisbee – Club Sport, URI College Democrats, URI Dance Company, URI Fencing, URI College Republicans, URI Outing Club, URI Painting Club, URI Nation, URI Robotics, URI TV, URI Turf Club, Volleyball – Intramurals, Volleyball Team – Club Sport, Water Polo – Club Sport, Winter Guard, Wrestling – Club Sport, WRIU, Younger Democrat,
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Good 5 cent Cigar (four days a week – Tuesday through Friday)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Boston, MA (80), Providence (25)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): South Kingstown (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Providence (30)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 65% of students have a car on campus

    Greek Life

    • There are 11 fraternities
    • 6 fraternity houses
    • 10% of students are fraternity members
    • There are 9 sororities
    • 8 sorority houses
    • 10% of students are sorority members.


    • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
    • Navy ROTC: Not offered
    • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
    • Additional Policies

      class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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