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Reviews 2002 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I would not know. I do not have the means to rent a place off-campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not too bad, you can find almost all of what you'd like at the Kingston Emporium. If not there's Narragansett or the Providence metro area if you're willing to go that far.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I honestly would not know. I do not live on campus nor do I have many friends who invite me to parties.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Hey what can I say, the administration runs the school, that's pretty much all I know about them. But I have heard of a few instances of them ignoring complaints from students and making questionable changes to the curriculum.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I would not be here filling out scholarship surveys and applications if I got the financial aid that I needed. The struggle is real bro.

College Sophomore

Campus Food: As a commuter the only on campus food that I eat comes from either Dunkin Donuts, Subway, or the Emporium. They're not incredibly expensive and apparently some of these places accept the meal plan, so maybe they're more accessible to students. Other than that, I have to bring lunch from home or end up spending my own money.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I cannot review what it's like to live on campus because I can't even afford to live on campus. That's why I'm here working my butt off filling out scholarship surveys and applications.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I tink that living off campus is great but finding a place to live always seems to be the problem. If you want to live off campus you need to start looking early janurary into feb and make sure that you can put an offer on a house. Believe it or not they go quick because off campus housing is very popular.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I would have to say having a number of options other than campus food is great. The emporium alone offers options for everyone and they deliever right to your dorm! I would say Rhode House was my favorite "off campus" resturant. I was always in the mood for a calzone and they are open late night so you can satisfy those midnight cravings!

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I think the party scene was fair this year. I went to some off campus parties and some on campus parties. The only problem is most parties are held by greek life and if you aren't apart of it you may have a tough time hearing about the parties or even attending. For girls it is easy to get in almost anywhere but for guys that a different story. I would have to say I think having more parties on campus would be better just because the amount of drinking and driving that can occur. If parties were on campus then there would have to be no driving involved.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I think that administration is very calm. They always seem to handle situations in a calm manner and never seem to take things too far. They punish those who deserve it and reward others for their great work. I would say administration at URI is a lot better than most schools.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: For my first year finacial aid went over well. It is my returning year that I am worried about. I am not sure if my FASA application has just not been processed or if it didn't go through. I wish URI has an option to view Finacial aid packages telling us if they have been recieved, processing, or denid.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: For me I would have to say campus food was better than most schools I looked at before deciding on coming to URI. I am a very picky eater which is where I ran into problems. At the dinning hall I wouldnt really eat sandwiches, homestyle, stir fry, or the pasta. I mainly stuck to salad, grilled cheese, and plain pasta with butter. I would say my favorite meals hope offered was breakfast. They always had something good for breakfast (which is my favorite meal of the day), I love the combo meal option because I am addicted to parfaits, salads, and smoothies. I would have to say for me there isnt a wide variety but that is also because I am picky. I believe for the average person the choice in food is just right.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved living in Browning for my freshman year. It was a great building to experience my first year of college. Everyone easa very friendly including hallmates, RA's, and even our custodial staff. Don was my custodian and he did a wonderful job at keeping our floor clean! He was always smiling and greeted me with a "Good Morning" or "how are you?". Overall the campus housing expereince was 9/10 the only problem I had was the heat in the beginning of the year but other than that I have no other complaints

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: its ok the houses are still better than the dorms

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: sucks bad restaurants i'd rather eat at the dining halls

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: totally awesome but too many drunk yards trying to be tough

4 College Sophomore

Administration: they are pretty good at paying attention to the students

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: its difficult because the school doesn't pay attention

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: i love it it is the best food ever so delicious ha

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is like a dungeon but i love it because its cool

3 College Student

Campus Food: On campus is bad, off campus is good

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The beaches are the best part of the local area. I love going down to Narragansett.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, I do enjoy being at URI. It's a nice community and you can get to know a lot of people.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I very much enjoy the class variety here. Every professor teaches differently, but the good majority of my professors so far have been amazing. They really know what they're talking about, they want you to do well, and they give out lots of extra credit opportunities. Class sizes are typically larger than high school, unless you're in an Honors class, which have an absolute cap on the number of students in the class.


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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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