University of Rhode Island Reviews

  • 44 Reviews
  • Kingston (RI)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,362
95% of 44 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 44 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 6/22/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school seems like a great idea at first since it's convenient 7 week courses and is $318 per credit. However, they only accept 75 credits towards a BSN, they make these requirements obscure until after you've been accepted even with what they say you require in the welcoming email. I thought I only needed 8 classes but apparently it was 15. There is no payment plan whatsoever for the nursing courses where each class is half of a regular semester and I took 2 classes at a time while working full time. The instructors basically only grade your work, everything else you do yourself. The education method is not worth the money they make you spend. I am literally paying $1,000 a class to teach myself at a professional degree level that will not give me a pay raise."
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2018
  • Degree: Nutrition
"I had an excellent experience in the Nutrition department at the University of Rhode Island. Cathy English (the academic advisor in the department) is a wealth of knowledge and always makes herself available for students by responding promptly to spur of the moment email questions, meeting requests, and drop-ins. The vast majority of the other professors in the department are a pleasure to work with, understanding and accommodating of student feedback, dedicated to providing a positive experience, and passionate about their personal research interests. All the professors are approachable and incredibly receptive to student interest. I had many professors who also acted as additional advisors and sounding boards to ideas and personal concerns. There are many opportunities to get involved in the nutrition field both at the University of Rhode Island and throughout communities in Rhode Island. Professors are very diligent about recruiting undergraduates for promising opportunities, and students are very active in promoting health and nutrition on campus through some very unique organizations such as University of Rhode Island Eating Concerns Advisors, URI Nutrition Club, Slow Food URI, and many others. If you enjoy studying in groups, you will do well in this department. Seeing groups of nutrition students together in the library is the norm, and TA-lead discussion groups are often scheduled before exams to present an opportunity for last minute clarifying questions, exam practice, and student collaboration. Graduates of this program are very successful in the field of nutrition. URI graduates have gone on to fill extremely competitive and prestigious positions as Dietetic Interns and graduate students. This success speaks volumes about the reputation of URI in the field of nutrition, as well as the quality of education you will receive at this institution."
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  • Reviewed: 2/17/2018
  • Degree: Human Resources
"I chose this school because an acquaintance of mine was in the program and highly recommended it. I was between URI and another school, and she though this program was better than the other and so far my experience has been great. The program offers a Human Resources certificate, which you get as a stand alone, or, you can take those 4 required classes and apply them to your masters in HR & Labor relations. Also, if you GPA is high enough, you don't need to take the GMAT or GRE. My last professor was truly in the world of HR, which was great because a lot of it was first hand experience and not just what you read about best practices. Grad school times are great for those working full time as even the campus that is far away still allowed me to get there after work and they also offer quite a few summer courses to help you fast track a bit. I am happy that I choose this school and am excited to learn more skills that I can actually apply to my current career."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"URI was a great place to earn a higher education degree"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I think if you're going for something you truly love, you will fall in love with URI. What I cannot stand is the immense political red tape you encounter, but if you love what you study and what you do and have some professors on your side, you can get through anything. If you go for math, please run the other way - the math department at URI is the worst in the world."
yulia K
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"great place. knowledgeable professors. affordable education"
Ashley Brouillard
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"The University of Rhode Island gave me exactly what I was looking for out of a college. Coming out of high school I wanted a school that had a variety of extra curriculums, events regularly on campus, and for safety while walking in between classes and around the campus. I got all of these attributes and more when I arrived to start my studies at URI. Throughout my four years at URI I went to 3 or 4 concerts whether it was free in one of the auditoriums or at the Ryan Center. There is constantly events, merchants, club activity, and social events that would happen at the Union. For example, every year around Christmas there would be a craft fair held in the union where students, teachers, public, family and friends were able to enjoy and buy gifts for Christmas. During the warmer months, there are usually people selling items such as jewelry, tapestries, kettle corn, and even plants right outside the Union. If you went a little ways up campus you would be on the quad were there are equally as many activities happening. It was a great place to hang out after class to catch some sun or you could see something like a Qidditch match if that is what you are into. I personally was more into sports and was part of an intramural soccer team. What I really liked about the school was that although URI typically has close to 13,000 students, the campus still feels small and intimate. As a student, you do not feeling like it would take you an hour to go across campus and there is not a part of campus a student does not travel to at least once. Between the feel of the campus, the constant activities and events happening it was a no brainer that URI was the college for me."
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of Rhode Island is an amazing college that prepares it's students for the future. By attending this school you are offered outstanding opportunities throughout your time as a student and as a graduate as well. The advisors and professors make it clear that they care about the success of each and every student. Between the challenging course work and the incredible amount of opportunities and guidance, a degree from the University of Rhode Island is well worth your time."
Kathleen Costello
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"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."
Lexie Trudeau
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"One of the few colleges in the state with an FNP program however, the program is very disorganized."
Tara (Simonetti) Mohn
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2016
  • Degree: Philosophy
"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."
Sukurat Olalekan
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2016
  • Degree: Nutrition
"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)."
Chinwe O.
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2016
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"The University offers a rigorous pharmacy program. I learned a lot from the program. However, more support should be offered to students with regards to financial services. Educationally I felt the coursework prepared me for my upcoming licensing. Unfortunately, financial difficulties delayed my licensing in the field and thus prevented me from acquiring work in the field. In addition, there weren't many networking opportunities that assisted students with getting potential employment"
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Fashion
"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."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"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!"
Paula Ramirez
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"The University of Rhode Island has a great and affordable MBA program. The schedule and location is very convenient for people who work."
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Film Production
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Fashion
"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."