Big Thinking

That's what today's world needs, and that's what you'll find at the University of Rhode Island.

The University of Rhode Island is a diverse and dynamic community whose members are connected by a common quest for knowledge.

As a major research university defined by innovation and big thinking, URI offers its undergraduate, graduate, and professional students distinctive educational opportunities designed to meet the global challenges of today’s world and the rapidly evolving needs of tomorrow. That’s why we’re here.

320Buildings Maintained on Four Campuses
18.6%Tenured Faculty Identify as People of Color
76Nations Represented in Our Student Body
12Patents Issued in 2017


At URI, we are working toward a sustainable economy, a healthy ecosystem, and an environmentally just society.

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