Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island


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Recent Reviews

Isabel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a good school with decent academics. I learn what I need to an a bit more in the classroom, not many complaints. Findin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a good school with decent academics. I learn what I need to an a bit more in the classroom, not many complaints. Finding a job on campus is difficult but I manage. The job I do have is not very understanding with students needing time to do homework or clubs or just have any free time in general and expect students to come to work any free minute they have. The clubs are not very clear and when I find some online and got to the meeting spot it is not there. Advising could also use some work. I have made some pretty amazing friends though.

juell
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University of Rhode Island has really developed me as a person. I am in my third year at the university and I cannot speak hi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Rhode Island has really developed me as a person. I am in my third year at the university and I cannot speak highly enough of it! It is definitely an academically rigorous school environment but with plenty of help to get you through it. Many of the classes offer specific tutors for the class and many majors off tutoring in general to help you gain the tools to succeed. For example, I am a very business oriented brain but for the general education classes I struggled a lot, the tutors and my teachers spent lots of time giving me different tools to study for that specific class. The University wants all student to succeed and makes sure to give you tools to do so. Lastly, the school encourages diversity and really wants students to explore the world and create a world view for themselves. The study abroad program is very well managed and helpful with every step of the process. I also want to mention university is large enough to have plenty of variety but URI is a close community, when someone struggles or needs help the community comes together. I personally witnessed this when my friend’s father passed away last year, teachers from all over the school came to support his family, many members of the school reached out that he had never met and the university made his family feel like they were not alone in this difficult time. The university cares for each student no matter how involved you are or not, the University times the time for their students.

Paris
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Rhode Island is a very nice community to be a part of. The caring faculty and students make the environmen...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Rhode Island is a very nice community to be a part of. The caring faculty and students make the environment warm and inviting.

Kayla
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I transferred out after my first year and I don't regret it at all. Most of my professors were great; they were generally wel...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I transferred out after my first year and I don't regret it at all. Most of my professors were great; they were generally well informed and reasonable people and I enjoyed most of my classes. I did feel somewhat like I wish I was challenged more, but there were plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself. I had a double major and was ready to pick up a minor as well and I found it easy to do so. What I didn't know about URI before I got there was how involved in greek life everyone was. Although only about 20% of students are in a fraternity or sorority, I'm not sure how the other 80% got by. Joining a sorority wasn't my thing but I wanted to make the most of my time there so I rushed and actually ended up enjoying it. I made some friends but overall greek life is not my scene. If you're not in greek life (honestly, even if you are), good luck finding and getting into parties. Nothing ever happened on campus and off campus parties were a $40 uber ride away, all in Bonnet or Gansett. The parties that did happen off campus were usually shut down pretty quickly by the cops. Other than than, there are some clubs and sports that I know people got involved in but nothing jumped out at me. On the other hand, most of the students are very spirited and go to a ton of the basketball games. Though there are different types of people at URI, I found it difficult to find a group that I fit into well. This could've just been me (not one to strike up conversations), but most of the students there are into partying and are what I would call "basic." By this I just mean that there isn't a ton of diversity regarding what students are interested in and most are not politically aware or overly involved in their academics. Generally on campus I felt safe; there are street lights and blue lights everywhere and the campus PD is always close by. While this was nice, it's hard to do anything on campus without getting caught by the PD as well. All freshman live in forced triples which was a little rough but nice to have two built in friends. If you get lucky enough to live in Hillside, you're set. By junior year almost everyone is living off campus in houses. Most live in beach houses that are used as summer rentals and get charged a month what a summer renter would pay for a week, so the pricing is pretty good, but 15 minutes away so will definitely need a car. The surrounding town is pretty empty and there's almost nothing in walking distance besides a few pizza places, a CVS, a vape shop and a bagel place at the top of campus in the Emporium. You're really close to Narragansett and not super far from Providence and both have enough to do but, again, you definitely need a car on campus or you'll be bored out of your mind. The dining halls suck but it's regular college dining halls. Grab and Go isn't great either but what do you expect? Overall, the size of the school was nice because you're always able to meet new people but also can find a friendly face most of the time as well. The campus is beautiful and a good size too in my opinion, but the students and environment weren't what I was looking for.

Blessin
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Overall the University of Rhode Island was not my first choice. I wanted to go out of state for school to be able to get the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall the University of Rhode Island was not my first choice. I wanted to go out of state for school to be able to get the full going away to college experience. When I finally decided to attend the University, I wasn't sure that I was going to like it. You know what they say, your state's school is just like high school all over again because everyone is from home. But when I came to campus on move in day, the staff and RA's made me feel right at home. There were welcome activites and refreshments. I made many friends on the first day and had a blast. I knew that the remaining years of my college life would be amazing. I love the University of Rhode Island.

Emma
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URI is beautifully diverse. It is a community composed of all different races, genders, ethnicity's, and backgrounds. Every...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

URI is beautifully diverse. It is a community composed of all different races, genders, ethnicity's, and backgrounds. Everyone that I have come in contact with, whether it be professors or students, are motivated and educated individuals.

keyline
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University of Rhode Island is a great school, especially for the science programs. the abundant amount of opportunities offe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Rhode Island is a great school, especially for the science programs. the abundant amount of opportunities offered to the science kids is much appreciated. from fellowships to internships, we are provided so many different opportunities to expand our field of knowledge.

Hailey
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Rhode Island is an excellent school. It is academically advanced, growing, affordable, and comfortable. I f...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Rhode Island is an excellent school. It is academically advanced, growing, affordable, and comfortable. I feel comfortable talking to my teachers, making new friends, and walking around campus. I am a Kinesiology major and I chose the school due to its reasonable prices and excellent academic programs. I could not be happier about my choice. The only thing that I find frustrating about the school is the abundance of Greek Life. I am not a member of Greek Life and often feel left out. The Honors college is where I fit in the most.

Matthew
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Overall, I feel that the University of Rhode Island is a solid state school that would be great choice for many people. There...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I feel that the University of Rhode Island is a solid state school that would be great choice for many people. There are many opportunities to get involved around campus and there is a solid amount of resources available to the students. Many of the professors push the students to motivate themselves and work hard on their studies.

Sadie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Rhode Island provides a perfect size campus in an ideal location. This school truly allows students to det...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Rhode Island provides a perfect size campus in an ideal location. This school truly allows students to determine their path in life and discover where they wish to end up. The extracurricular opportunities on campus are limitless as well. The students here are open and willing to communicate and help others. The atmosphere is friendly and safe and I know many people that have loved, love, or will love going to school here.

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