University of Rhode Island Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!