Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island


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Recent Reviews

Meghan
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As a current freshman, going into my second semester at the University of Rhode Island, I am pleased I made the decision to c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a current freshman, going into my second semester at the University of Rhode Island, I am pleased I made the decision to come here. Luckily enough, I live in one of the newest dorms, however majority if not all freshman at URI live in a triplet. Hillside Hall is a beautiful dorm, spacious bathrooms and air conditioned lounges to relax with friends or do homework. However, living with two other people is quite difficult, not a lot of space to move around, its almost as if your beds are right on top of each other and you're always in each others business. Worst part of all, the closet space is enough to fit 10 shirts, imagine 3 teenage girls in there. The campus is absolutely beautiful, Rhody sunsets are like nothing else, especially if you are coming down from the memorial union towards Hillside or Bressler you will see the most breathtaking sunsets ever. Campus is a good size, unfortunately being a public health major the walk to my dorm to CBLS is 10 minutes. All of URI is on a hill, my dorm is the bottom of a hill, so though it is a pain to walk to upper campus, your legs will thank you later. Something that stands out at the University of Rhode Island is the number of resources available. The library has become my best friend, you can easily rent out rooms to study with classmates and have access to a white board. The academic center is another useful tool, tutoring is offered and there are people ready to help you prepare for a speech or write a well written paper. Switching from academics to social life, to be truthful with anyone reading this, greek life is a huge part of social life at URI. Though I am apart of greek life, I know only a very limited amount of people who are not apart of greek life, for the reason that they didn't want to join. However, I know more people who are not apart of greek life for the reason they dropped during rush because they didn't get invites back from the house(s) they liked. Right next to greek life, are club sports. Club sports is a beautiful thing at URI, if you have a passion for a sport but don't want to continue at the varsity level, club sports are competitive and fun. Rumor has it University of Rhode Island is a huge party school, yes we party, but there is a clear balance between social and academic life. Joining greek life at URI has been the best decision I've ever made for myself, don't come into college with the mindset that to be in a sorority or fraternity you have to be a certain way, act a certain way, all you do is party, etc. That is false. With that being said that goes for everything in general in college, URI has allowed me to succeed academically and make a wide variety of friends. My first semester experience was unlike no other, my life has dramatically changed and Rhode Island truly feels like home to me.

Mary Ellen
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As a public institution, the University of Rhode Island provides a quality education at a relatively affordable cost. The sch...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a public institution, the University of Rhode Island provides a quality education at a relatively affordable cost. The school has great programs in the College of Environmental and Life Sciences because it started out as an agricultural school. One of the biggest, and most common complaints, is on-campus parking. Since those who move off campus become commuters, there is a huge commuter population and limited parking spaces.

Sophia
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I am only in my Freshman year but so far I really like it here! The atmosphere is very inviting and all of my current profess...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am only in my Freshman year but so far I really like it here! The atmosphere is very inviting and all of my current professors are almost always available and very friendly. All of the faculty on campus make a huge effort to help you in your studies and with any problem that you may have! Overall, very pleasant!

Michael
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From my first steps on campus, the University of Rhode Island was the first school to make me feel at home. So much of the co...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

From my first steps on campus, the University of Rhode Island was the first school to make me feel at home. So much of the college search for me has been a bunch of schools I did not see myself living there for 4 years. As a current high school senior I hope I can attend my home school. I have been to the campus numerous times and every time gets better and better!

Allison
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Good university for people who live there but as a commuter it’s a little inconvenient if you don’t know anybody in the syste...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Good university for people who live there but as a commuter it’s a little inconvenient if you don’t know anybody in the system. I’m a transfer from community college and the environment feels very different than I am used to. Maybe I’ll feel better about it later.

Alyssa
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I'm really not enjoying my time at URI. The class sizes are way too big to be engaging, professors are generally friendly bu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm really not enjoying my time at URI. The class sizes are way too big to be engaging, professors are generally friendly but not always helpful, and most after school clubs and activities take place later in the day (usually after 6 pm), which makes it difficult for commuters to become more involved on campus.

Cheyenne
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It is a beautiful, historic school with a splendid Agricultural base. The facilities are plentiful, and the aesthetics are pl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a beautiful, historic school with a splendid Agricultural base. The facilities are plentiful, and the aesthetics are pleasing. Political opinions sometimes leak into the classrooms, and the on-campus housing is atrocious (uncompleted renovations) but most students seem happy and I a glad and blessed to be here pursuing my English degree. The college offers plenty of programs and just the one I was looking for. The Honors program is a breeze to get into, and there are police and buses readily available. The surrounding area is lovely, with the Narragansett beach being about fifteen minutes away. I chose this college because it is close to my home. Some of the dining options are expensive and lack-lister, and you have to pay for printing, but the staff and professors try their best. I would recommend this University. I was nervous at first about classroom sizes and competitive curriculum, but the professors understand that you have a life outside of the classroom and other work to do. The student who rent off-campus are quite rowdy in my neighborhood, but there are policies being implemented. All in all, I am safe and happy and enjoying the pursuit of my education.

Jacqueline
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It becomes your home. As simple as that. The people, turn into friends, and then turn into family. The professors are hands d...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It becomes your home. As simple as that. The people, turn into friends, and then turn into family. The professors are hands down the most supportive when it comes to helping you in anything you need. Campus life is so much fun and it's a beautiful scenery, from bricked buildings to glass window modern built buildings. URI is where you belong, come and be a ram! Go Rhody Rhody rhody, rams, rams, rams!

Jason
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Cool that it's near the ocean and can easily go to the beach. The campus is kind of isolated from shopping. Even Walmart is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cool that it's near the ocean and can easily go to the beach. The campus is kind of isolated from shopping. Even Walmart is a good drive away. Most of the students are friendly and it was easy to make friends my first year. Academics are good. Engineering is challenging, as expected, and there are people available in the living/learning communities to help.

Danielle
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I love my school. It definitely is a good fit for me even though it's not perfect for everyone. I met amazing friends and cla...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my school. It definitely is a good fit for me even though it's not perfect for everyone. I met amazing friends and classmates and even though the dorms and food aren't amazing its a good school and I love the environment I'm in. The professors are pretty great and accessible and theres plenty to do on and off campus.

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