Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island


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Recent Reviews

Rachel
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The University of Rhode Island is a great school! There is a lot to do on campus, and the food is great. Before class, you ha...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Rhode Island is a great school! There is a lot to do on campus, and the food is great. Before class, you have to get a bagel and a coffee from "Bagels", best ever. The school is right near downtown Wakefield as well, which is full of amazing places to hangout and spend some time off campus.

Eleanore
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I just finished freshman year and the food is hit or miss. The rooms are dingey college dorms but what did we expect. I lived...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I just finished freshman year and the food is hit or miss. The rooms are dingey college dorms but what did we expect. I lived in Browning Hall during my first semester and sometimes there was food on the walls and floors for weeks. Most of the dorms don't have elevators except for the newer buildings. They built Hillside on a sinkhole so there's also that. Frats and sororities like to think they're hot shit but we only tolerate them for their "gatherings". I've had two poor biology professors but an awesome writing TA (TA's tend to be better than the professor).

Kathia
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My overall opinion of the University of Rhode Island is good so far. It's only my first year, going to be second next semeste...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of the University of Rhode Island is good so far. It's only my first year, going to be second next semester, but it's been great. I made plenty of friends, found some clubs that interested me and found great hangout spots with my friends and taken many adventures with them. The professors I've had were great and really cares about their students and making sure they were doing well inside as well as outside the classroom. I've been able to get out of my comfort zone and have been presented many opportunities to grow. The support system has been amazing and will definitely have long lasting friendships/relationships with my friends, professors and advisors.

Rebecca
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I attended the University of Rhode Island for my bachelor's degree, and have recently returned for my master's degree. Living...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I attended the University of Rhode Island for my bachelor's degree, and have recently returned for my master's degree. Living on campus (South Kingstown campus), the dorms are adequate but nothing special. You need to have a really early pick time to get one of the nicer dorms as an upperclassmen. The food is pretty good in the dining halls, and there is options for grab-n-go meals for those in a rush. The SK campus is beautiful, and there are lots of paths to follow between dorms, academic halls, etc. There are two gyms, one was redone just a few years ago and they are both excellent. Professors are usually very responsive to emails and willing to work with students 1:1 during office hours, but this varies by major and of course the individual professor. Class sizes can range from large lecture halls for gen-ed classes to 12 students for specialized upper classes. There are lots of opportunities for activities and social groups, just a matter of finding the right one for you.

Stephanie
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URI is a school that tries to diversify and accommodate to the needs of the students. As like everything else, there are ups ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

URI is a school that tries to diversify and accommodate to the needs of the students. As like everything else, there are ups and downs. Personally, I have had a lot more ups than downs, but this will vary on the student. The school has been remodeling and trying to create more studies and buildings for each major.

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.

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