School Profile

University of Rhode Island

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Kingston, RI

$13,250

Avg in-state tuition

$31,272

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Rhode Island

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The University of Rhode Island is a medium-sized public university located on a suburban campus in Kingston, Rhode Island. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,744, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 76%. The university offers 85 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 70%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $13,250, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $31,272.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

76% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

85% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

70% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-30

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1090-1290

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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18k

Students enrolled

37%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

71%

Hispanic

10%

Unknown

5%

Black

5%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

58%

Socio-economic diversity

23% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

9

Total Online Enrollment

6,527

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

95% On-campus

5% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 25% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 1% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 19% online

Master's Check Bold 6% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $13,250 $31,272
Graduate $14,454 $27,906

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,250
On-campus room and board $13,618
On-campus other expenses $2,496
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,486
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,546
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $9,378

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $30,614 $48,636
Off-campus without family $29,532 $47,554
Off-campus with family $23,878 $41,900

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

53%

State Grant Aid

22%

Institution Grant Aid

93%

Pell Grant

23%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,371
State Grant Aid $1,461
Institution Grant Aid $10,854
Pell Grant Aid $4,941

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$43k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FCS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.