Facts

14,726Undergraduate Students
1,998Graduate Students
1,594Certificate and Non-Degree Students
4,220Degrees Awarded in 2016-17
Green Hall photographed by a drone

Investing in the Future

With over 18,000 students representing 48 states and 65 countries, URI continues to grow.

Since 2007, more than $607M has been invested in capital improvements across all four campus, with new facilities for chemistry and forensic science, pharmacy, and communications. The 182,000 square-foot College of Engineering facility, opening in September 2019, will rival any in the world.

URI’s world-class faculty is also growing, with 302 new faculty members since 2010. URI is the only major research institution that can boast a 40% increase in faculty.

Students

Students represent 43 U.S. states, districts, and territories and 65 nations; 20% of newly admitted students identify as students of color.

3.54Average GPA
1,180Average SAT
25Average ACT
  • Last year, more than 22,000 applications were considered for 3,298 spots.
  • About 5,700 students live in 25 residence halls
  • We have 14 Learning and Living Communities

Faculty and Staff

17:1Student to faculty ratio
87%Full-time faculty with terminal degrees
543Graduate Assistants

URI is one of Rhode Island’s largest employers.

Alumni

1,010Alumni live outside the US
52,993Alumni live in RI (42%)
122,860Alumni live in the US
1,591Own a business in RI

Total Alumni: 125,807

Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2017-2018

  Undergraduate Graduate
In-state $13,792 $14,824
Out-of-state $30,792 $27,452
Regional $22,794 $21,438

Average Room and Board: $12,528

Financial Aid

  • Nearly $100M awarded by URI annually
  • $118M awarded by federal and other external sources
  • Approximately 75% of students receive aid

Research and Facilities

Researchers awarded $72.5M in competitive grants

  • Largest award: $5.2M for Sustainable Fisheries Management from USAID
  • Federal funding: $56M (approximately 80%)
  • 12 patents issued in 2017
  • The National Science Foundation awarded URI $19 million to establish a statewide research consortium to study the effects of climate variability on coastal ecosystems, complementing more than $30 million of funding.
  • The National Institutes of Health have awarded URI more than $60 million since 2001 to stimulate biomedical research at universities across the state.

Campuses and Facilities

  • More than $607M invested in capital improvements since 2017
  • URI maintains 320 buildings on four campuses
  • The core of URI’s main campus in Kingston is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Budget

  • University Budget Total: $790M
  • Excludes general obligation debt of $22.7M.
  • URI’s endowment portfolio, managed by the URI Foundation is valued at $138.5M (as of 12/31/17)


Academic Programs

82Bachelor's Degree Programs
70Graduate Degree Programs
18Certificate And Non-Degree Programs

Points of Pride

The URI Food Center, a public/private partnership launched in 2017, harnesses the University’s agricultural and business expertise, convenes growers, researchers and industry, and provides students with practical experience in the food sector.

URI’s International Engineering Program–that prepares bilingual culturally fluent engineers for the global marketplace–is recognized as the first program of its kind in the nation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.

URI’s Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center earned designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rhody Pride

Legendary URI coach, Frank Keaney, revolutionized the game of basketball with the invention of the FAST BREAK in 1939.

Today that tradition continues with the men’s basketball team winning the Atlantic 10 twice in a row and making it into the NCAA championship.

In 2018, three Rhode Island athletic programs were recognized with NCAA Public Recognition Awards for outstanding academic achievement.

Men’s golf and women’s tennis earned the recognition for the second straight year and were joined by the women’s basketball team.

The URI Women’s rowing team won the Atlantic 10 title in 2018 and has competed in the NCAA Division I Championship three times since 2013.