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University of Rhode Island

United States of America

774th US-News World Ranking

The University of Rhode Island is a public research university with a main campus in Kingston, RI and smaller campuses in Providence, Narragansett and West Greenwich. Founded in 1892, URI is the only research institution in the state offering comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, and is the only public land grant, sea grant and urban university for Rhode Island.

The university offers more than 80 majors across 10 schools and colleges: College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Education & Professional Studies; College of Engineering; College of Environment & Life Sciences; College of Health Sciences;  College of Nursing; College of Pharmacy; Graduate School of Oceanography and University College of Academic Success. The university follows a semester based academic calendar. The most popular majors at University of Rhode Island include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Psychology, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; and Human Development and Family Studies.

The total student population at the university is more than 16,500 of which over 13,500 are enrolled in the undergraduate courses. The student to faculty ratio at the university 17:1 and the acceptance rate is 74%.

The university has a partnered with ONCAMPUS Rhode Island, which offers a University Pathway Program (UPP). The program prepares international students for successful progression to Year-2 of a US degree. It also provides a guaranteed progression to University of Rhode Island (subject to fulfillment of the specified criteria).

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Notable Alumni: Jim O'Connor (TV host, Food Network), Steve Cascione (News Anchor, ABC 6), Robert Crandall (Former President and Chairman of the Board, American Airlines), Thomas Ryan (Former CEO of CVS Corporation)

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