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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Attractive girls are abundent. Lots of new englander type A personalites, but you will find people of kinds.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I think we have a well rounded blend of ALL types at my school. We all seem to blend in well and respect each others differences. We interact and have fun. The spirit of the school breaks down all barriers.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Beautiful girls left and right.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I hang out with the engineering people and they are all pretty great. They are really smart, good looking, and most of them go surfing, rock climbing, long boarding, and go to the gym.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I think our school has pretty average looking people. The girls are really pretty and the guys can be very attractive. But I do think that there is a good spread of different kinds of people, which is a good thing

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URI is the place to hook up, in every sense of the word, be it purely physical or a wonderful relationship. Students can potentially meet the guy or girl of their dreams just about anywhere on or off campus—there are no limits as to where you can meet attractive people. URI is a pretty vain school, and girls and guys both want to impress the opposite sex. Most students find an attraction or develop a crush without even looking for one. A lot of students take pride in their looks and want to show off their most outstanding “assets.” There is no stereotypical guy or girl on campus, and there is a wide variety of looks and personalities. But there is a lot of competition. The guys are aggressive and won’t hesitate to go after what they want. Most girls, however, just want to be impressed and swept away.

Love on campus can be a little tricky. Even if you aren’t interested in a relationship, chances are you’ll want some love and affection. It is evident by the high amount of promiscuity that relationships are not at the top of most students’ lists for things they want. As a result, casual sex is not an uncommon thing at URI. Alcohol might play a role in this by lowering the tension and pressure that goes along with conversating with the opposite sex. If you’re looking for love, you might not be successful at URI, but if you are looking for casual relationships, congratulations, you’ve hit the jackpot.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
54%
Male Undergrads
46%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
It is available by appointment at the Women's Clinic. A full exam is required before prescribing birth control, and women have a choice as to what form they would like, either pills, patch, or shots. Birth control prescriptions can be picked up directly at the Health Services Pharmacy or at local pharmacies.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The gym
  2. Bars/parties
  3. The Union
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Off-campus parties
  2. Dorms
  3. Frat parties
  4. Bathrooms/showers
  5. Parking lots
Social Scene
URI students are naturally outgoing and charismatic. Everyone is looking forward to having a good time, and people are always willing to show you one. Students embrace the social scene with open arms. Like all schools, URI has its share of cliques, but no one is completely shut out. Sports teams interact with one another as well as fraternities, sororities, and other student organizations and clubs. Even if you don't belong to a particular group, it isn't hard to make some friends. Whether you meet people in your classes, within your major, or just from the living situation, URI is a social school filled with outgoing students who keep a steady regiment of work and play.
Hookups or Relationships?
Most college students are usually too immature or promiscuous to have a steady relationship while at school. College is supposed to be the best time of a person's life. With that said, most URI students don't want to be tied down in relationships. However, it is not uncommon for relationships to start, and also end, at URI.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Students of both sexes have a lot of luck finding hotties on and off campus. On campus, students can find love at first sight in a number of places. Anywhere from the gym-if you like the hot and sweaty types-to the library-with your nose stuck in a book. The more social places on campus, like the Union, dining halls, and resident halls, are also places that you can run into your next crush. As for off campus, bars, parties, and restaurants can definitely help you meet the guy or girl of your dreams. Since URI students have taken over the local towns, the chance that you would meet a fellow URI student is pretty much a guarantee. URI is a very social college, and meeting new people is not hard. The real challenge is trying to find that special someone and keep them all to yourself.
Dress Code
Most URI students, especially the ladies, love to dress up and show off, unfortunately, the New England weather is not that kind. The winter months are cold, windy and wet, so students often bundle up and try to stay warm and dry when walking to class. The "uniform" of URI women, or what they most commonly wear, consists of black spandex pats, Uggs, and a Northface jacket or sorority sweatshirt. Once the weather gets nicer, skirts, shorts and flip flops start coming out all over campus. Because URI is such a social school, both guys and girls try to look nice when they can. However, there is no shame in wearing what you rolled out of bed in to class just because you can.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 67 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 66 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 77 responses

  • 20% None
  • 17% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 16% Casual dating at your school
  • 13% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 13% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 12% Long-distance relationship
  • 6% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 25 responses

  • 28% Joining clubs
  • 27% Finding people with common interests
  • 18% Playing a sport
  • 8% Joining an ensemble
  • 7% Study groups
  • 5% Taking an acting class
  • 5% In classes
  • 2% Greek life

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 24 responses

  • 37% Class
  • 29% Bars/parties
  • 18% The Union
  • 11% The gym
  • 5% Group exercise classes

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 25% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 75% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 77 responses

  • 27% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 56% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 17% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 26 responses

  • 58% Friendly and outgoing
  • 27% Representative of U.S. population
  • 15% It depends on the person

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