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Why URI?

  1. Alumni of URI include CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour, and many NBA, MLS, and NFL sports stars.
  2. Located in a traditional New England college town, URI offers students a land, sea and urban experience.
  3. Just 30 miles south of Providence, the university is within easy reach of Newport, Boston and New York City.


Quick Facts:

Location: Kingston, Rhode Island, USA

City Population: 5,446

University Population: 19,095

Climate: Humid, continental climate.

Nearest Airport: T. F. Green Airport


University of Rhode Island is a public institution that was founded in 1892. It has a total undergraduate enrolment of 13,398.

The main campus of the University of Rhode Island (URI) is located in the village of Kingston, with three smaller campuses in various parts of the state. The university began as an agricultural school, and a renovated farmhouse has stood on the Kingston campus for more than a century. Now, URI offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and many master's programs as well, including those in the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the College of Business Administration, and College of Engineering.

Outside the classroom, students can get involved in more than 100 campus organisations or pledge for one of the roughly 20 fraternities and sororities. 

URI students can also leave campus and make a short trip to miles of beaches and the state capital of Providence. Providence combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. Nearby Warwick offers bountiful shopping and 39 miles of coastline, while the scenic beauty and rich history of Rhode Island's other regions are a quick drive away. 



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