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.


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

Total Students: 18,318In-stateOut-of-state45.1%54.9%

Students Percentage
In-state 10,062
Out-of-state 8,256

Student PopulationWomenMen43%57%

Students Percentage
Women 57
Men 43

3.54Average GPA

1,185Average SAT

25Average ACT

  • Last year, 22,775 applications were considered for 3,250 spots.
  • About 6,000 undergraduate students live in 24 residence halls.
  • We have 18 Learning and Living Communities, of which 13 are exclusively for first-year students.

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