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Kingston, RI
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$28,016 ($12,450)
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Very Easy
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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: You can deffinilty have a lot of fun in your college expereince. A lot of students have cars that are a form of transportation, also a lot of students live off campus which is great to throw parties or even just hang out and get away from being on campus. Organizations on campus often throw parties at the Union which are either free or $5.00 which is great if you just want to hang out and have fun for a bit.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: URI is a white prodominent school but I believe a lot of schools in the upper portion of our continent are. There are major diverse groups, and clubs for people who are part of the LGBTQ community. There are also Mulit-Cultural Organizations on campus so groups of people do not feel left out of there school. I think the challanges we have is that ethnic people feel like they cannot speak to white students and vise versa. This is not for all students but I do feel like it is a problem.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am actually going to rush this upcoming Spring because I do think that being part of Greek Life is a great way to meet people. Our school is mostly a white predominant school and Greek Life is also prodomintly white but with this being said I believe it is a great way for people to create more diversity and understand other ethnic backgrounds. A lot of people are stereotypical about Greek Life but it only because they are ignorant to who they are and what they do. They do have parties but like any other groups of people they use it as a form of downtime and to have fun. They are also involved with the community and have awesome Philanthropys.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We do have a place called the Emporium were we are able to go and get food from numerous restaurants. They are pretty good overall. The pricing in some places are a bit too much compared to the amount of food that is given. Then again everything is by choice, some people do not find the meals to expensive and some do. I would say it is about average and affordable for college students.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: We live in New England so the temperature here varies and the weather fluctuates a lot. I wouldn't say that the weather affects my campus experience in such a negative way. There are busses that drive around campus so we always have the option of not walking around everywhere in the snow or rain. It is a bit inconvenient when that option does not apply due to timing or any other reasons, but overall, I would not say that our weathr is a downfall.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The internship opportunities for my major are absolutely great. I have made many friends that have actually had the opportunity of taking an internship in Microbiology and they have actually been hired after they have graduated, This gives me hope as an aspiring Microbiologist. The workload is heavy, especially with Chemistry, but it is something I can acheive if I put my complete attention to. Time management in this major is extremely important. Especially for me because I am involved with on campus organizations so I have to be very wise about how I spend my time.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: In my opinion, I think that the campus police do there best in maintaing order on campus. There really isn't much trouble that I notice going on so I feel like they are doing a very good job.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: The wifi is overall really good, I baarely experience any troubles. The libraries and computer labs are filled with computers so it is unlikely you wont find somewhere to log on and get homework done. They also give us the option of renting out laptops which is very convenient for people who like to go to more secluded areas where there are not computers available.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I actually live off-campus now and I would like to say that it has been a really good experience for me. I live right by the beach which has a great view during the Spring and Summer time. It is a bit expensive but a lot of the houses around this area are around the same price range because it is so high in demand. I am aware that there are other off-campus houses that are much closer and cheaper then the one I am currently living, so it really all depends on what the individual who is renting the house finds more convenient.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had the experience of interning for a company but this is something that I do look forward to in the future. I believe that becoming an intern is a great way to have a possible job opportunity since you are working for a specific person or company. I also think that in terms of networking yourself, it is a great way to do so. I would be able to meet a lot of successful people in my field of study and also learn more about my field because of there many years of expertise.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Though my major is difficult for me I do enjoy it very much. I have learned so many new things that I would have never learned before if I hadn't chosen Microbiology as my career program. My carrer goals are to earn my Bachelors Degree in Microbiology and then pursue a Graduate Degree which focuses on Immunology. I would then like to continue my practice in Germany since that is my second major and I do plan to be fluent in. I have these goals because I will be able to use both my degrees and do two things that I am very passionate about.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: We have the city bus that is a form of transportation to many places here in Rhode Island. We also have on campus busing that takes us around campus which are very convenient during the winter time because of snow and rain.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I would say that it is hassle but only due to the reason that all the tax information is needed and that alone is a process with in itself. Also meeting the deadline to be elegible for the Pell Grant also is stressful. In the end it all works out, its really just the process to getting all the information and submitting it all.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I feel that drugs and alcohol are becoming more accesbile to minors as the years go by, but here at the University of Rhode Island, they have a very strict policy. It is a dry campus, so therefore absolutely no one is allowed to have alcohol on campus even if they are 21. Strikes and penalties are given to those who do not follow rules which does not happen often because most students follow directions and take their education serious. Overall, I believe my university does a very good job at enforcing healthy relationships with others and that students are able to have fun without being under the influence.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Good classes and teachers usually care.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Great stmosphere, especially when its nice out.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Beautiful beach houses by the beach, bars, restaraunts, parties, and for half the price of campus housing!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health center is conveinent and there very kind.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are great restaurants and bars in narraganset

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is the ripta that can take you around all of RI for 2 dollars including providence. There are shuttles around campus.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are computes and printers in the library. You have too pay i think 5 cents per paper to print.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: You can do what you want just dont be stupid. If you want to drink in your dorm thats fine. You can get alcohol in easy just put it in your bag just incase you walk by an RA. And your fine drinking at a decent noise level with a small amount of people. Just dont be stupid like me. The first couple months i would have about 15 people in my room drinking being loud and we would get written up.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Most students are white. However there is diversity. Theres numerous groups for diversity and international students. I personally have a friend from Kuwait. Its really cool meeting different types of people from all over. All my friends are from all over new england, New jersey, New York, even Cali and Maryland.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: URI is a party school. There are frat houses on campus that have parties. Usually more during the begining of the year. If you are a girl it is a possibility to party hop from them (on nights that they throw parties.) If you are a boy and know people you can as well but only if you know them or if it is during rush week. At the top of campus there are some houses and apartments that throw parties. Off campus is where the infamous URI parties happen. In specific neighborhoods in narragansett there are neighborhoods of beach houses that upperclassmen live in. They are always fun and can get pretty rowdy! Its fun too because usually cops come after 130 if they even come and none of the party goers get in trouble. Sometimes the owners will shut the lights off, the cops leave, and you just keep partying on! Or party hop to one of the other houses! Theres also bars in narragansett for upper classmen. Bonvue is a favorite. And theres a few in providence you can get in at 18. Overall its a great time just meet people so you have places to go dont sit in your dorm!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The basketball team is good. People go to the games. URI isnt a huge sports school but the basketball team is getting better and the football games are fun to go to even though they arent very good.

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Anthony aRusso
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Johnston, RI
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Journalism
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URI is a school with two identities: It is a place to learn and a place to party. The University offers students many options in the classroom, which leads to many options in life. Students here know the importance of being motivated and focused and are dedicated to getting the best out of their four (or more) years of college. At URI, you will find an atmosphere that is extremely well balanced when it comes to work and play. If URI students learn two things while they are here, they learn how to succeed and how to have a good time. Most students are happy with their choice of making URI their home for higher education.

Students agree that there is an equal balance of academics and social life, and they are expected to do well and are given many opportunities to succeed. The biggest part of college is learning to adjust and knowing what is out there. URI is a friendly environment, and most students are happy here. Academics are the biggest challenge, and getting into the right classes is often an obstacle. There are a lot of organizations and events that engage students throughout the year. Overall, students have a positive experience at URI, and there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy.

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