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 19,000 students enrolled each year at URI.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1050 (25th percentile) - 1240 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 23 (25th percentile) - 28 (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 3.28 to 3.52 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 75 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 2021 is going to be around 67%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall URI Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Rhode Island was reported as 74.8% in Fall 2020 with over 22,100 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 ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • URI Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

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 staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 72.8%
  • 2017-2018: 70.1%
  • 2018-2019: 69.5%
  • 2019-2020: 74.8%
  • Projected URI Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 67.1%

How Does URI Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for URI is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Johnson & Wales University-Providence92.8%
Brown University7.1%
Rhode Island College78.4%
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth74.8%
Bridgewater State University87.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to URI (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 620
Math520 - 620
Total Score1050 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 28
Math22 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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