University of Rhode Island (URI)

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URI can be found in Kingston, RI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 18,000 students enrolled each year at URI.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1450 (25th percentile) - 1750 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 22 (25th percentile) - 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants that get into this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the URI average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 79 percent with 19 percent of applicants deciding to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the URI acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 83%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall URI Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Rhode Island was reported as 78.7% in Fall 2013 with over 19,800 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • URI SAT Scores: 1450 - 1750
  • URI ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • URI Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Rhode Island?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Rhode Island is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for URI has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 83.7%
  • 2010-2011: 87.4%
  • 2011-2012: 86.3%
  • 2012-2013: 85.4%
  • 2013-2014: 78.7%
  • Projected URI Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 83.2%

How Does URI Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for URI is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Johnson & Wales University-Providence76.0%
Brown University9.2%
Rhode Island College69.2%
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth72.1%
Eastern Connecticut State University64.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to URI (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 580
Math490 - 590
Writing480 - 580
Total Score1450 - 1750
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score22 - 26
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