University of Rhode Island Reviews

3.63 out of 5 stars
(19 Reviews)
  • Kingston (RI)
  • Annual Tuition: $30,862
94% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Jen - 9/4/2015
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/1/2015
Degree: Fashion
Graduation Year: 2005
"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."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Dmo - 8/10/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2012
"Loved the program! Insightful professors and innovative courses"
3.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2009
"Large school with a small school mentality. Beautiful campus with lots to do and great groups to join. The school really has something for everyone."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2010
"The school was great. Large school with some big classes, but you don't feel like a number."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2012
"Loved the program! Insightful professors and innovative courses"
3.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2009
"Large school with a small school mentality. Beautiful campus with lots to do and great groups to join. The school really has something for everyone."
3.5 out of 5 stars
AG - 8/12/2014
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013
"I loved attending URI for the location and the atmosphere. Many of my classes were challenging and interesting, but many others felt pointless. I know many schools have set general electives that students have to take, but instead of making a well rounded student, I think they just take time away from the classes that count more towards the degree and are more important to the major. I would say about 65% of my professors were excellent at teaching and very helpful. They were always open to help if I was struggling in a subject, and usually pretty understanding if I was faced with some sort of problems that led to me missing an assignment or having to retake a quiz or exam at another time. I was actually a part of the International Engineering Program. I was able to receive 2 degrees in just 5 years while traveling abroad during my 4th year. I found it extremely rewarding although at times the program was a bit unorganized. I found that if I was persistent and paid close attention to my schedules and forms that were due, that I was very successful. I would definitely recommend URI to others, but only if you are in state, have someone helping you pay, or are ready to take out major college loans. That was probably the worst part of the entire college experience. There are many job fair at and around URI which was very helpful when searching for a job. I ended up getting a job offer before I even graduated!"