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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 21 - University of Rhode Island


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The University of Rhode Island is a public research university with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island. There are over 120 student organizations at URI, ranging from cycling and sailing to slam poetry and meditation. This provides students with a chance to explore their interests and meet new people.


Notable alumni include CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and John King, Tony Horton of P90X fame and NBA player Lamar Odom-Kardashian.


The University of Rhode Island (URI) has several unique aspects:

  • Affordability: URI offers the most affordable out-of-state tuition among all state flagship research institutions in New England.

  • Diverse and Dynamic Community: URI is a diverse and dynamic community of individuals connected by a common quest for knowledge. The university values inclusivity and has a significant percentage of tenured faculty who identify as people of color.

  • Educational Opportunities: URI provides distinctive educational opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. These opportunities are designed to meet the global challenges of today's world and the evolving needs of tomorrow.

  • Campus: URI has four campuses with a total of 320 buildings. The Kingston and Narragansett Bay campuses offer a range of academic and extracurricular activities.

  • Student Body: URI has a diverse student body, with students from 67 nations represented. The student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1, allowing for personalized attention and interaction with faculty members.

  • Academic Programs: URI offers over 203 academic programs, providing students with a wide range of options to pursue their interests and career goals.

  • Experiential Learning: URI emphasizes experiential learning, with approximately 7,000 students engaged annually in hands-on learning experiences.

  • Location: URI is located near the ocean and offers easy access to Southern Rhode Island beaches, historic Newport, Providence, Boston, and New York City.

  • Honors Program: URI has an Honors Program that offers highly individualized and interdisciplinary learning experiences for students dedicated to academic excellence and artistic creativity.


The University of Rhode Island (URI) has an acceptance rate of approximately 76%. The average SAT score range for admitted students is between 1070 and 1278, and the average ACT score range is between 25 and 30.


Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://www.uri.edu/admission/

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