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University of Rhode Island Student Life

University of Rhode Island is on a 1,200-acre campus in a small town setting in Kingston, Rhode Island. There are many activities and organizations for University of Rhode Island students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Rhode Island also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Rhode Island has a thriving Student Entertainment Committee. In fact, more students participate in Student Entertainment Committee than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Rhode Island include student radio station, Intramural sport clubs, Student Alumni Association and student newspaper.

The University of Rhode Island community comes together each year for First Night, Welcome Week and Winterfest.

Does University of Rhode Island Offer Student Housing?

University of Rhode Island offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of Rhode Island students live off campus. In 2021, 29.4% of undergrads at University of Rhode Island lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70.6% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Rhode Island. There are 6,762 spots available in on-campus housing for all 14,074 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4,276 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Rhode Island offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of Rhode Island Athletics

At University of Rhode Island there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Rhode Island:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is University of Rhode Island Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Rhode Island is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Rhode Island campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

University of Rhode Island offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to University of Rhode Island

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of Rhode Island, take Interstate 95 to Kingston, RI. If you need to fly, book your flight to T.F. Green airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Rhode Island you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of Rhode Island's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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University of Rhode Island Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

90%

Full Time

10%

Part Time

50%

In State

50%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

Undergraduate Students

14,074

Graduate Students

2,746

University of Rhode Island Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

16,820

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$15,004

Out-of-State

$32,578

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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