University of Rhode Island

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)


Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Army
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue, Kingston, RI, 02881

(401) 874-1000   

The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. We are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. Our undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together. Embracing Rhode Island ’s heritage of independent thought, we value: * Creativity and Scholarship * Diversity, Fairness, and Respect * Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement * Intellectual and Ethical Leadership

Public, 4-year or above 

First Professional

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2013 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
In District $12,450 $12,450 $11,366
In State $12,450 $12,450 $11,384
Out of State $28,016 $28,016 $27,454
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
On Campus      
Room and Board $11,586 $11,432 $11,068
Other Expenses $1,646 $1,646 $1,677
Off Campus      
Room and Board $9,586 $9,586 $9,586
Other Expenses $3,456 $3,456 $3,378
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $7,600 $7,360

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Football Colonial Athletic Association
Basketball Atlantic 10 Conference
Baseball Atlantic 10 Conference
Cross Country/Track Atlantic 10 Conference

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
26.0% $4,177
State/Local Grant
28.0% $676
Institutional Grants
79.0% $8,728
Loans 80.0% $6,382
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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