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University of Rhode Island Review

Kingston, RI, Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture B
Facilities B+
Activities and Groups B+
B+
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University of Rhode Island is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 16,613 students and offering 178 degrees in Kingston, RI.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Rhode Island.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
806 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
3
Anthropology
18
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
5
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
1
Clinical Psychology
0
11
Comparative Literature
0
Experimental Psychology
11
4
History
65
7
Human Development and Family Studies
140
18
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
4
Library and Information Science
42
Philosophy
14
Political Science
82
8
Psychology
203
Public Administration
29
Public Policy Analysis
35
4
0
School Psychology
3
1
Social Sciences
58
Sociology
19
Women's Studies
18
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Healthcare
768 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
23
17
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services
0
Dietetics/dietitian
56
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
5
Health/health Care Administration/management
2
Health/medical Physics
1
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
53
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
159
5
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
2
Nursing Practice
4
Nursing Science
19
3
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
28
4
8
Pharmacy
114
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs
0
Physical Therapy/therapist
35
Registered Nurse
230
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
580 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
0
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
7
Chinese Language and Literature
11
Communication Sciences and Disorders
52
Education
26
10
6
Elementary Education and Teaching
35
English Language and Literature
72
3
10
French Language and Literature
16
German Language and Literature
18
Italian Language and Literature
7
Music Teacher Education
1
0
Rhetoric and Composition
27
Secondary Education and Teaching
32
Spanish Language and Literature
31
5
Special Education and Teaching
16
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
168
6
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
21
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
565 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
103
28
Applied Economics
0
6
4
Business Administration and Management
81
89
2
Commerce
7
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
29
Economics
37
Finance
62
International Business
11
Labor and Industrial Relations
7
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
39
Marketing/marketing Management
60
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Engineering
404 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
20
Chemical Engineering
25
6
3
Civil Engineering
32
12
4
Computer Engineering
19
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
33
10
3
Engineering
0
Environmental Science
0
2
Environmental Studies
26
1
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
17
Industrial Engineering
11
6
2
Landscape Architecture
15
Mechanical Engineering
78
14
1
Natural Resource Economics
22
Natural Resources/conservation
3
0
Ocean Engineering
26
11
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
312 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aquatic Biology/limnology
5
Biochemistry
0
0
Biological and Physical Sciences
14
3
Biology
112
Cellular and Molecular Biology
28
Chemistry
9
1
6
Conservation Biology
1
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
12
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
38
Mathematics
31
2
2
Microbiology
0
Molecular Biology
2
1
Neuroscience
2
6
1
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
11
8
Physics
7
3
2
Statistics
5
Zoology
0
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Agriculture
120 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animal Sciences
61
0
Applied Horticulture/horticultural Business Services
23
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
6
0
Natural Resources Management and Policy
0
9
Plant Sciences
0
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
0
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
21
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
112 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/video Production
37
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
17
Fine Arts
29
Music
21
8
Music Performance
0
Music Theory and Composition
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Communication and Media
93 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
22
Public Relations/image Management
71
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Trades and Careers
75 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
7
Apparel and Textiles
66
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Computer Technology
44 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
37
6
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Legal and Law
5 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminology
0
Forensic Chemistry
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Rhode Island.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services
Registered Nurse
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Specialized institution accreditations:
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship (Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences)
Didactic Program in Dietetics
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
Education, Class of 1979

It's a bit difficult to remember but I think we had a career advising office and our academic advisors were helpful too.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1982

? I graduated 33 years ago and never looked back.... I have no idea what they do now that is useful.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B of a poli sci , Class of 1998

I graduated 18 yrs ago. No idea

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, BS and Psychology, BA, Class of 2013

Networking events (job fairs) Student Alumni Association Honors program Travel abroad opportunity Academic alternative spring break Experiential curriculum Academic enhancement center

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Family Studies, Class of 1999

Career and Experiential Learning department Mentoring Programs Internships Job Fairs Alumni Association benefits

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing and Spanish, Class of 2007

Clinicals in hospitals and summer in Spain program.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History & Political Science, Class of 2014

There are job fairs and careers services advisors like everywhere, but the professors in my particular major were the key in preparing me for the multiple professional jobs I've had since graduating. They stressed that we developed outstanding writing, researching abilities and critical reading and evaluation skills, which are applicable to a wide variety of fields. As a result, now only 9 years from undergrad, my wife and I have a 6 figure household income with undergraduate degrees only in history. The professors and courses themselves were the best preparation for the world hands down. Career services was useless and I never attended a job fair. The professors themselves have acted as our references for years because we also forged lifelong friendships with several of them.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Wildlife & Conservation Biology, Class of 2014

great question, idk... but the skills I learned in class and labs helped

Rated January 2016
B Great
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
Education, Class of 1979

Hard to say as I've not been there in years

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Literature, Class of 1985

large State university, strong athletics and Greek systems

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1982

I clicked I graduated.... 33 years ago.. when I went, the place was called U R High... and we were not in Denver...

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, BS and Psychology, BA, Class of 2013

Somewhat diverse student body, Known as a party school within the greek life

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Family Studies, Class of 1999

Diverse, flexible, open to possibilities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
biology, Class of 1979

no idea what it's like now

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History & Political Science, Class of 2014

The students seemingly are like students everywhere. A large segment of them like to party and do their work last minute/barely. A smaller subset are studious and work hard. No surprise the party students in my major never went anywhere but the ones who attempted to get something out of their degree, even though it was "only history" have nice careers now.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Wildlife & Conservation Biology, Class of 2014

Large university... a lot of mixed students

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
Art, Class of 2006

They spend too much money on stuff not enough on students. Nice campus but do more for the people

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Literature, Class of 1985

Home computers did not exist; they had a state of the art computer lab for the time. Dorms were appropriately dreary, cafeterias should have been shut down. All is much better now!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1982

we didn't have computers - we had A single IBM 360 mainframe and punch cards. The place to leave your punch card stacks was the basement of the engineering building. The dorms were Spartan and resembled a prison. The cafeteria was nothing I remember.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, BS and Psychology, BA, Class of 2013

Mixture of old and new facilities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Family Studies, Class of 1999

Just to be clear, this was when I attended school back in 1995 to 1999. My experience was wonderful. I have nothing negative to say about classes, labs, dorms, dining halls, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing and Spanish, Class of 2007

New, up to date, historical buildings.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MA English , Class of 2012

The ones I used were nice

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History & Political Science, Class of 2014

Over the last decade the college has undergone incredible upgrades, renovations to existing buildings, constructions of new ones. There are new dining halls, top notch computer labs, new dorms, new everything. Striking improvements since my first day on campus 12 years ago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Wildlife & Conservation Biology, Class of 2014

The school is currently upgrading most of its facilities- including relatively near pharmacy, biology, and chemistry buildings. New dining hall was put in this year

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
BS, Class of 1982

seriously? At noon on Fridays, they gathered at the Quad and smoked pot.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, BS and Psychology, BA, Class of 2013

Student Alumni Association Greek life Student Entertainment Committee

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Family Studies, Class of 1999

At the time was the SASA, LASA and greek life.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing and Spanish, Class of 2007

The gym and ice rink and the restaurant spots

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History & Political Science, Class of 2014

No longer a student, so I don't really know.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Wildlife & Conservation Biology, Class of 2014

Coastal school... lots of sailing, diving, and surfing!!!

Rated January 2016
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