University of Rhode Island



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Location & Facilities
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Overview

The University of Rhode Island (URI) is the principal public research institute, as well as the land grant and sea grant university for the state of Rhode Island. URI is well known for its nursing and engineering programs, the latter of which includes the internationally recognized International Engineering Program and a robotic competition that has continuous placed it within the top five competing schools. The University also runs a slew of well-acclaimed programs in Pharmacy, Landscape Architecture, and Oceanography. The US News and World Report classifies URI as a tier 1 national university, ranking it 152 nd in the pecking order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Location & Facilities

Located in a traditional New England college town, its main campus is located in the village of Kingston in southern Rhode Island. Additional, smaller campuses include the Feinstein Campus in Providence, the Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett, and the W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich. Perfectly located six miles from Rhodes Island's coastal beaches and easy driving distances from Providence, Boston, and New York, our picturesque rural setting is close enough to big-city culture to make anyone feel at home. Students can choose from about 80 majors within seven different colleges. Among the most popular majors at URI are Nursing, Communication Studies, Psychology, Kinesiology and Human Development & Family Studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College

The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees in 79 undergraduate and 49 graduate areas of study through seven academic colleges. These colleges include Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Human Science and Services, Environment and Life Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy. Another college, University College (UC) serves primarily as an advising college for all incoming undergraduates and follows them through their enrollment at URI.


Courses Offered

Undergraduate Majors

Accounting
Africana Studies (African and African American Studies)
Animal Science and Technology

  • Animal Science
  • Animal Management
  • Pre-Veterinary

Anthropology
Aquaculture and Fishery Technology
Art
Art History
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration

          a (B.S. in business and a B.A. in German,
          French, Spanish, or Chinese)

Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry
Chinese (also see Chinese Language Flagship)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Classical Studies

Communication Studies
Communicative Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer Science

  • Web Development
  • Cognitive and Information Sciences
  • Interactive and Collaborative Gaming
  • 3D Graphics
  • Computer Forensics (Minor)
  • Digital Forensics (Minor)
  • International Computer Science

Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education

Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering

          a (B.S. in engineering and a B.A. in German,
          French, Spanish, Chinese, or Italian)

English
Entrepreneurial Management
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Environmental Science and Management
Fashion (see Textiles majors below)
Film Media
Finance
French
Gender and Women's Studies
Geology and Geological Oceanography

German
Global Business Management
Health Studies

History

Human Development and Family Studies

Industrial and Systems Engineering
International Business Program
International Engineering Program
Italian
Journalism
Kinesiology

Landscape Architecture
Leadership Studies (Minor)
Marine Affairs
Marine Biology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology Manufacturing

  • Biotechnology - Manufacturing
  • Medical Laboratory Science

Military Science (Army ROTC)
Music

  • Music Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music History and Literature
  • Music Performance
  • Jazz Studies

Nursing
Nutrition and Dietetics
Ocean Engineering
Pharmacy: Pharm.D. (0-6 Doctor of Pharmacy)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy
Physics
Physics and Physical Oceanography
Plant Sciences (Horticulture and Turfgrass Management)
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Secondary Education
Sociology

Spanish
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability (minor)
Textile Marketing
Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design
Theatre

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Design and Technology
  • Stage and Theatre Management

Undeclared/Undecided
Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Women's Studies (see Gender and Women's Studies)
Writing and Rhetoric
Pre-Professional Studies
Pre-Dental
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical
Pre-Physician Assistants
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Veterinary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Scholarships

RIT Institutional Programs
RIT Undergraduate Grants/Scholarships
The Undergraduate Admissions Office and the Scholarship Selection Committee will automatically review your admission application for merit-based scholarship programs. If eligible, you will receive a notification letter from the Scholarship Selection Committee. The award will also be listed on your RIT financial aid award. Students qualifying for an additional RIT merit scholarship will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest amount. For a comprehensive overview of RIT academic and merit scholarships, please refer to RIT Merit Scholarships.
By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), your application will automatically be considered for all institutional need-based grant and scholarship programs. If eligible, awards will be listed on your RIT financial aid award letter. For an overview of RIT need-based grant programs, please refer to Need-Based Grants.
For an overview of all undergraduate grants and scholarships, please refer to RIT Undergraduate Bulletin.
NTID Undergraduate Grants/Scholarships
The NTID Office of Undergraduate Admissions Office and the NTID Committee on Academic Excellence will automatically review your admission application for merit-based scholarship programs. If eligible, you will receive a notification letter from the Scholarship Committee. The award will also be listed on your RIT/NTID financial aid award.  For a comprehensive overview of RIT academic and merit scholarships, please refer to RIT/NTID Merit Scholarships.
By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), your application will automatically be considered for all institutional need-based grant and scholarship programs. If eligible, awards will be listed on your RIT financial aid award letter. For an overview of RIT need-based grant programs, please refer to RIT/NTID Need-Based Grants.
For an overview of all undergraduate grants and scholarships, please refer to RIT Undergraduate Bulletin.

RIT Graduate Scholarships & Assistantships
Graduate student scholarships and assistantships are awarded, regardless of financial need, to U.S. and international students through academic departments. Students will be considered for graduate scholarships if they check the appropriate box on their graduate admission application. Additional information for International Studentsand U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents can be found in our Graduate Students section.

Federal Programs
Federal Grants/Scholarships
By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), your application will automatically be considered for federal grant programs. If eligible, awards will be listed on your RIT financial aid award letter.
For an overview of federal grant programs, please refer to RIT Undergraduate Bulletin.

New York State Programs
New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Scholarships are for students meeting residence, income, academic or other requirements, as established by state law. As a result of completing the FAFSA, your information will be forwarded to the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (NYSHESC).
If you have never received a state award, or if NYSHESC needs additional information, you will be sent an Express TAP Application (ETA). Upon completion, you will be notified by NYSHESC of your award.
Although an estimate of your eligibility may be included on your RIT award letter, the state's notification is your official approved award. If you need to make any corrections, follow the directions on the Change Form provided by NYSHESC.
In addition to New York State TAP, some students may be awarded additional state sponsored awards such as the Academic Excellence Scholarship or the Persian Gulf Benefit. The total of all state awards will be reflected as a TAP grant on your award letter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Intake

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