University of Rhode Island Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (16)
The URI Kinesiology program is very challenging, however the very educated staff is always willing to help. There are many research opportunities to work with professors and implement what is learned in class to real work experiences. If you are willing to put in the effort, you will be successful and make great relationships with professors along the way! This program really prepared me for my job, along with graduate school.
The Human Development and Family Studies Program at URI is amazing. The professors and staff are not only professional and helpful, but also incredibly kind. They truly care about the well-being of their students, and they want to make sure each student is a success in their field. Professors are always willing to advise and help outside of class, and make a point to have personal relationships with students. If you work hard and show effort towards your studies, the professors notice and will absolutely help you succeed.
The University of Rhode Island provided me with an excellent education. Although the school was particularly well known for Pharmacy, Nursing, and Engineering, I chose Philosophy as my major. This was after I changed majors several times. URI had enough variety and educational infrastructure to support my reckless abandon for learning! Housed in the dormitories, then moving into my Sorority, and finally renting a beach house near Narragansett beach (a.k.a.Down the Line) in my senior year, I felt as if I experienced the complete spectrum of the URI college experience. Whether I was running across the Quad or driving through the back roads to get to class on time, URI fostered a robust, intellectual community.
The university of Rhode Island was a good school to attend, however the of the education you receive is based upon your major. There are the majors/ colleges who receive most of the attention and money while there are the majors that do not receive much support. This is a good school, if you place yourself in the right course areas.
URI is a great place to get a degree. I was a commuter, so I can't speak to campus life but the dietetics program there is a good one. The curriculum is very heavily science based and could benefit from a little more hands on experience work, but you do get a good science knowledge base to work off of. The faculty is wonderful, attentive and concerned about helping students. They do a great job of preparing students for applying to internships (for those who choose that route).
I really liked to diverse education I got through URI. I had the opportunity to go to FIT years later to further my fashion studies and thought that the quality of education for classes in my program at URI was much better.
Large state school with a small school vibe, extremely beautiful campus with great facilities near the ocean, competitive D1 sports and club teams a like. Go Rams!
URI has a nice balance of education and extra-curricular activities. There is group for just about any interest and there is always some kind of event happening. I never had any issues come up with other students, so it seems like a safe environment to me. There are a good deal of stores and places to eat right on campus, but also a good deal of nice places to visit in the area. Many of the professors I had were very caring and really seemed to like teaching. Overall I had a good experience there.
I chose URI based on the program that they offered - Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design. The only other school I applied to was FIT, but I wasn't ready to move to New York, and wasn't 100% sure on my choice of major so I wanted a school that had other options. It was a good move - I made a diverse group of friends outside of my program and had a great experience. Years later I went back to school at FIT for a degree in fashion design, thinking I needed that experience to get a job. While it was good, I think URI was a better education overall. Comparing it with FIT, realized how high the quality of teachers at URI actually was in comparison, as well as the smaller class size for certain subjects in my major.
The University of Rhode Island is a great place to spend your 4 years after high school. The campus is beautiful, and renovations are frequent. The University has a wide range of majors, and caring faculty.Campus is close to many of Rhode Island's nicest beaches, close to Providence and city life, and about an hour from Boston.