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The University of Rhode Island is truly a special place. We are a medium-sized university with approximately 13,600 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students. We are a Land, Sea, and Urban Grant public research university. What does that mean for you? Our status as a major research center provides you with opportunities to work closely with professors who are national experts. They offer you numerous hands-on learning experiences. We are pioneers in interdisciplinary studies and encourage you to enhance your education through internships, double majors, and study abroad. We also have a dedicated advising college to help you navigate your way and stay on track to meet your goals.

At URI, we've always had to think bigger than ourselves. Our world is in need of a constant flow of big ideas to solve the problems of the planet and its people, and URI is prepared to help. Beyond being an incredibly beautiful place, we do important research at URI. From textile design, to ocean science, to pharmacology, to sustainable fuels for the future. To inspire new ideas and spark innovation, we've even reinvented the very way we teach. We take learning beyond the traditional classroom and even create new majors in response to the world's evolving needs, mixing language, sciences, and other disciplines to develop international programs in business, engineering, pharmacy, and more. URI is perfectly positioned to be a creative problem solver and blessed with natural resources that inspire you and our faculty to innovate and discover daily. No matter what you study at URI, from performance arts to pharmacy, languages and engineering, nursing, textile design, psychology, or environmental science, you'll be prepared to make your mark on the world.

Living in the Community

The University of Rhode Island community contains a wide diversity of departments and offices that provide services and programs to assist students in and out of the classroom. From new student orientation to career services, programs are designed to assist you with making the most of your academic career. But Student Success extends beyond the classroom, and many of our offices focus on providing you with opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities and other aspects of campus life. Look at the links to our campus website for a taste of the URI experience.

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