Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB-
University of Rhode Island is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
Colonial Athletic Association
University of Rhode Island Rankings
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.125 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.124 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.124 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science159Graduates
- Human Development140Graduates
- Political Science and Government82Graduates
- Business Administration and Management81Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering78Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.132 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.187 responses
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After University of Rhode Island
- Very Good704
The University of Rhode Island is an excellent school for me. Its location is fantastic, located near Narragansett and not a long drive to Providence, RI. For Rhode Islanders it is also reasonably close to home as the state is relatively small. Class sizes are very manageable, professors are well accredited and easy to approach, and the campus is beautiful! It's not too small nor too large, and walking to Class Halls is not an impossible task between two back-to-back classes. Advising, extra-curricular activities, and job opportunities are all plentiful as well, making the campus entertaining and useful for everyone. I'm very pleased with my decision to attend this school, even though I never truly toured it before solidifying my choice to attend, and I would definitely choose this school if I was required to go through the process all over again. I have made amazing friends and memories alike, and was able to get involved in the school in the best way possible, which has made my first year at the school an incredible experience that I will not forget.
- College Sophomore
- Aug 11 2015
BEWARE OF THIS SCHOOL! I have had probably the worst year of my life attending this university. This school is a commuter school and only about 1/3 of its students live on campus. This, coupled with the fact that the only parties at this school are off campus, makes social life on campus NON-EXISTENT. The majority of the student body here is extremely cliquey and isn't interested in meeting new people. This probably stems from the fact that the majority of the student body here is from Rhode Island and will only socialize with their friends from high school. The only plus to this school are the gorgeous women, but they all have sky high standards and are really just a tease. After one year of hell, I am finally transferring and know at least five other people who are doing the same thing. I CANNOT WAIT TO LEAVE THIS AWFUL SCHOOL
- College Freshman
- 7 months ago
The best part of the meal plan are the Combo Meals. These are 3 "free" meals a day that include: parfait, bagel w/ cream cheese, bagel egg & cheese (w/ sausage or bacon), a wrap, personal pizza, and smoothie. They are absolutely amazing to have, especially when in a hurry. The stir-fry/pasta bar at Hope is pretty good too. You get to add your own ingredients to the pasta or rice and it's cooked right in front of you. The mac&cheese is to die for and Butterfield's chicken nuggets are amazing. The biggest issue for me is that there aren't enough healthy options. They have a limited selection of fruit, which isn't always good, and they sometimes will only serve corn as the "vegetable" for dinner. The lunches always include fried food, and are almost never good for you. It's hard to resist the bad food, so the Freshman Fifteen is definitely a reality for a lot of people. Breakfast is always the same: scrambled eggs, home fries, oatmeal (which is actually not bad when you add brown sugar to it), pancakes/french toast/waffle sticks, and baked beans (why? Nobody really knows). Drink selection is decent, but they often will forget to refill the machines. Another great part of the food here is the restaurants in the Emporium. You can order from several places at the top of campus (the Emporium) and have the food delivered right to your dorm! They have EVERYTHING that you are craving and most places will deliver until 2am or so. You can even have money added to your Ram Account, which is like a debit card, but just for places on campus and some places off campus (like Panera in Wakefield!). This money can also be used for doing laundry. It's a big help because you don't have to worry about having coins. For me this option just makes sense.
- College Freshman
- Apr 20 2015