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University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI


About This Campus

URI is located in the town of Kingston in the southern part of RI. It is located just a few minutes from beautiful beaches and the cities of Newport and Providence. It is easily accessible to travel to Boston (80 miles to the north) or New York City (160 miles to the south) by car, bus or train. The local area is rich in colonial history and monuments. The campus includes a quadrangle of old granite buildings surrounded by newer academic buildings, residence halls, and Greek-life houses. Chartered in 1888, URI began as the state agricultural school, but today it has expanded to a major research organization. Divided into ten colleges offering over 80 undergraduate majors. Fields of particular interest and strength at URI include marine affairs, business and engineering.

Location Information

To learn more about Rhode Island, please visit http://web.uri.edu/about/

2019/2020 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)
Very Good

Fast Facts

Location | Kingston
Population | 30,639
Enrollment | 18,098
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/05-12/20
Spring | 01/23-05/10

Campus Diversity

White | 71%
Black | 5%
Hispanic/Latino | 10%
Asian | 3%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 6%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • Before seniors
Closed Programs
Nursing, Pharmacy.

Business, engineering, clinical and practical lab courses, such as nursing, pharmacy and education are limited to URI students only.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Textile Design
  • Marine Sciences
  • Oceanography

Unique Academic Programs

  • Peace Studies
  • Leadership Studies

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Animal Sciences, Aquaculture, Horticulture, Life Sciences, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Resource Sciences, Plant Science, Soil Science, Veterinary Science, Water Management

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: African American Studies, African Studies, Art Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Fine Art, Painting, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Entomology, Fish Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Wildlife Biology

Business: Accounting, Administrative Office Management, Business Administration, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Industrial Business, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Public Relations, Retailing, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism, Mass Communication, Writing/Editing

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Economics and Resource Management, Family Science/Services, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Geology, Geosciences, Physical Sciences, Science

Economics: Applied Economics, Economics, Environmental Economics

Education: Child Care, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Communications, Early Childhood, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Secondary Education

Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Systems Engineering

English: English, Film Studies, Literature, Rhetoric, Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Conservation Biology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fisheries Science, Fisheries Technology, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Management

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese, Classical Languages, French, German, Italian, Japanese (some courses), Language and Culture, Spanish

General Studies: Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Leadership Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Gerontology, Health Promotion, Health Services Administration, Kinesiology, Public Health

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology, Marine Studies, Oceanography

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Acting, Design/Technical, Directing, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Child Psychology, Human Development, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Gender Studies, Human Services, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 79 paper, 213 computer or N/A Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 06/07/18.
  • Estimated cost: $7069.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 19 ($500 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 19 ($500 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/07/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $2223.00 Year Plan A & B Optional
Technology Fee $200.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee $265.00 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Communication Fee $178.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Transcript Fee $165.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: All students are charged the Health Insurance fee. If a student has comparable insurance, there is the opportunity to waive this fee. Course fees are dependent on the specific course.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2,223 per year.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003414

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/07/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 38% living on campus
  • Double: $3925
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: varies
Notes About Housing
While there are many housing options on-campus, we cannot guarantee that you will have the accommodation of your choice. Our staff will work to secure on-campus housing for all visiting students. Important: Although housing options are limited, we guarantee that you will have on-campus housing if requested. Most students will be assigned to a triple-room occupancy residence hall. Details on assigned housing will not be confirmed until one month prior to the start of the semester.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
There are three different meal plan options for students living on-campus. The room/meals amount listed is the average room/meals at URI.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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