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URI Providence Campus

80 Washington Street

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-277-5000

URI Providence Campus

A Great Undergraduate Education in an Urban Setting

Online Application!
You are encouraged to apply using our online application. To use this online application you should be prepared to pay the $65 application fee with a major credit card.  Please click the link below to begin your application:

Undergraduate Online Application

Combine URI’s high academic standards with reduced fees and get a great value for your tuition dollars at the URI Providence Campus! The University of Rhode Island Providence Campus is the right choice for students who want to pursue their studies in an urban environment and prefer a non-residential campus.

URI Providence offers a complete array of student services, but has significantly reduced student fees.


Students in LobbyDoes It Have A Real Urban Campus Feeling?

Well, you’ll have to see it to appreciate it. Within a five-block radius of the Providence Campus, you’ll find lots of people like you—25,000 other students from four institutions of higher education study in Providence.
Other advantages of our urban campus include:

  • Over 120 restaurants
  • 50 coffee shops
  • 12 bookstores
  • 16 movie theatres
  • 5 museums
  • 12 art galleries, many on the free monthly Providence Gallery Night Tour
  • 1 public ice arena
  • 1 sports arena
  • 1 Convention Center
  • 150 shops and stores

How Do You Measure Quality and Value?

Committed faculty
The professors we hire are highly educated, student centered, comfortable with new technology, and committed to teaching, research, and service.
In addition, community and business leaders regularly teach classes in Providence, further contributing to our urban-based curriculum.

Small classes
Classes are small with students actively involved in learning communities. No big lecture halls are on the URI Providence Campus, and all classes are tailored to students’ needs with a high level of faculty interaction.

State-of-the-Art Facility
Our state-of-the-art building, with wireless, Internet ready classrooms, has everything you need under one roof to complete your degree, including:

  • A fully equipped campus library
  • Modern Child Development Center
  • Newly renovated and completely equipped labs
  • Bookstore open to the public
  • 500-seat, theatre-style auditorium
  • Art gallery

What About Internship and Research Opportunities?

There are 30 public and private organizations for practicum and service learning opportunities in Providence. Some are right here in the URI Providence building, including:

  • Dr. Pat Feinstein Child Development Center
  • Community Research and Services Team
  • Feinstein Center for a Hunger-Free America
  • National Center for Public Education & Social Policy
  • Rhode Island Center for Community and Justice
  • Center for Urban Studies and Research

What Degree Programs Does URI Providence Offer?

Students that elect to enroll at the URI Providence Campus can complete their general education requirements in our unique non-residential learning environment. There are currently 6 majors for which students can complete their courses of study entirely in Providence, whereas other majors may require students to register for some or all of their upper-level class work in Kingston. Whichever University major you choose; you will be guided through your academic plan by the Providence Campus’ dedicated advising staff.
For more information on Undergraduate programs at the Providence campus... [more]

On-Site Student Services

You’ll find a complete array of student services at the URI Providence Campus:

  • Academic support services
  • Financial aid advising
  • Enrollment services
  • Educational internship opportunities
  • Coffee Plus Snack Bar open Monday through Saturday
  • Police and security services available 24/7 a week

Woman taking notesHow Do I Get the Best Value for My Tuition Dollars?

URI Providence Campus students experience high standards of educational  quality and often remark that they’re getting a private university education at a public university price.

So, what are the costs?
R.I. residents pay $311 per credit hour. Annual tuition for full-time course work (12–19 credits per semester) is about $7,454, the same as Kingston Campus tuition. But the real savings can be found in the significantly reduced fees at the Providence Campus. As a non-residential campus, URI Providence student fees are only $90 a yeara fraction of Kingston Campus fees.
More more information about in-state and out-of-state resident costs, please refer to our Tuition and Fee Information.

Financial Aid
Sixty-five percent of URI undergraduates receive financial aid. Work-study opportunities, Pell Grants, scholarships, and other sources of assistance are available. There are also jobs for students on campus and in nearby businesses.

Centennial Scholarships

Outstanding freshman candidates are eligible for Centennial scholarships ranging up to full tuition. See Scholarships for details.
Applications must be received by the December 15 Early Action (non-binding) deadline.

Providence Campus Tours

To schedule a tour, contact Jihan Minikon at 401-277-5150, or e-mail providencecampus@uri.edu.

For disability assistance, please call at least three days before your visit.  For TTY assistance, please call the R.I. Relay Service at 800-745-5555.