The results of a nation-wide survey indicated that the top reasons for choosing a PT school included factors of cost, location, facilities, and licensure passing rate. The URI Physical Therapy Department excels in all of these categories:
URI tuition and fee totals are among the lowest in the Northeast for both RI residents as well as for residents of other states. We strongly encourage applicants to explore and compare costs of PT education at URI to other schools in the region and nation. This, and other important information can be found at www.apta.org.
While offering many financial aid packages similar to other schools, URI-PT also offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantships. These opportunities pay entry level students a stipend and/or a partial tuition waiver that helps offset the cost of their education. We believe these opportunities to be quite rare for entry-level programs, and value them for their support as well as allowing students to put theory into practice, honing their newly learned clinical skills in an actual practice setting. In the end, students should consider the total net costs of their education and balance their expected debt load against their expected starting salary. URI's program rises to the top in this analysis.
URI is located in beautiful south Rhode Island, 15 minutes from some of the most scenic beaches in the country. Our building overlooks athletic fields, turf fields, and a horse farm. We are 90 minutes from Boston and about 3 hours from NYC. Amtrack has a major station located one mile from campus, TF Green airport is about 40 minutes away. Location, location, location is the saying: URI has it all. Need we say more?
Our facilities are state-of-the-art and first-rate. Most of the classes are held in the Independence Square building built in 1991. The Physical Therapy space was designed by the PT Program faculty to maximize functionality for classroom, laboratory, and research purposes. Our facilities are described more fully in the Clinics section of our website.
Licensure Passing Rate
Graduates of URI's PT Program are extremely successful in passing the licensure exam. Our passing rates are consistently above the national averages.
The Physical Therapy Department at URI participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Applicants for the 2014 entering class can apply online using the PTCAS Web application, beginning in July 2013. To learn more about the PTCAS application process, please visit www.ptcas.org.
The Annual Open House will be held on September 26, 2013 from 4:30pm-6pm in Independence Square.
Interviews for the 2014 entering class will be held on January 3 and 4, 2014. Interviews are by invitation only.