The Best & Worst

Location
Smithfield, RI
Undergrads
3,287
Tuition
$36,872
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Best Of

  1. 1
    Academics and educational opportunities
  2. 2
    Beautiful (and clean) campus
  3. 3
    Friendly atmosphere and people, a great sense of community
  4. 4
    Great job placement rate after graduation, plus resources and support for job/internship search
  5. 5
    One of the safest campuses in the country
  6. 6
    The parties
  7. 7
    Personal attention from professors and small class sizes
  8. 8
    The president and his wife regularly talk to students and eat in the cafeteria.
  9. 9
    The residence halls are in close proximity to classes.
  10. 10
    Residential campus, but only 20 minutes from Providence and 45 minutes from Boston

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
88% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
80% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
97% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
54% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
68% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Safe Campus
74% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
78% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
50% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Learn from the Best
98% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Big puddles on paths when it rains
  2. 2
    Cliqueyness and gossip
  3. 3
    DPS and Res Life are too strict.
  4. 4
    The food
  5. 5
    Goose droppings all over campus during warmer months
  6. 6
    Lack of things to do in the immediate area. You get cabin fever if you don't have a car.
  7. 7
    Not enough diversity
  8. 8
    Too many curriculum requirements/not enough "fun" classes
  9. 9
    Too much partying
  10. 10
    Workload for all classes

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $36,872, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,771.
Want a Job? On Your Own
There aren't any placement services for graduates.
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