University of Rhode Island Visit Report by kscrotx
Information Session: Yes - The admissions counselor went from person to person before the session to get to know them and was informed & enthusiastic. The 2 students sharing their experiences were very knowledgeable & f
Campus Tour: Yes - We loved our guide. She was super friendly and passionate about URI. She was informed on everything about the school and answered all of our questions well.
Campus Visit Notes for University of Rhode Island
Being from Texas, my mom was surprised when I told her that I thought URI would be a really good fit for me and that I wanted to go visit. After our spring break trip was snowed out, we got to go up in June. It was amazing. Once we were done, my mom admitted that it completely surpassed her expectations. We began with the tour. The Admissions building was quite outdated, but they have since opened a fancy new admissions building. Our tour group was small-- there were 3 families there, so we got to ask our guide a lot of questions. She happily answered them and even some that she wasn't really supposed to tell us like some aspects of Greek life off campus. Overall, the campus was really nice. The chemistry building was really cool and new as well as the fitness center. The dorms were small-- they look like they were made to be doubles, but pretty much everyone triples, so that makes them quite small, but they are nice enough especially Hillside. When the tour was over we headed over to Green Hall which is so pretty and picturesque. Our admissions session leader, Ms. Rhodehamel, went around to all the families at the session and got to know them a bit, so during the presentation, she mentioned specific things that applied to certain students. The two students who were there to describe their experiences at URI seemed to be super involved and accomplished. I personally would have rather heard from less cream-of-the-crop students and more from students that are maybe a more accurate representation of what life at URI is like. However, they were very nice and gave insight into certain opportunities that they had had that sounded quite exciting. After the info session, we talked again to Ms. Rhodehamel before heading over to the student union to get a shirt. The students in the union happily pointed us to the bookstore where we bought a couple of shirts then left. Currently, URI is at the top of my list, and pending scholarships, where I'll attend next fall.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
We stayed at an Airbnb thing in Narragansett. It was super cute and a short drive over to URI.