The University of Rhode Island has the intimate feel of a smaller university, but our thinking—and our research, innovations, and cross-discipline collaboration—is very big. At URI you’ll find some of today’s leading innovators, discoverers, and creative problem solvers offering a constant flow of big ideas to address global issues.
In addition to the traditional majors you’d expect at a state flagship university, here, unique interdisciplinary programs that blend such disciplines as languages with textiles, engineering with business, pharmaceuticals with engineering, and archaeology with marine sciences engage URI students in real-life, problem-solving initiatives. From new technologies for identifying and treating killer diseases, to the latest solutions for environmental challenges, to forensic sciences that protect against global and cyber terrorism, and more, the University of Rhode Island is prepared to help.
More than 13,700 undergraduates and about 2,500 graduate students work side by side with more than 600 full-time, tenure-track teaching faculty, as well as with dedicated lecturers, researchers, and adjunct faculty. We’re proud to be an increasingly international community, with students from all over the nation and world. The University has about 120,000 alumni now living around the world.
Our graduates are powerful and inspirational reminders of the most important outcome of the University’s work: The education of people who are better prepared and empowered to pursue their hopes and aspirations, and to do so with respect, understanding, and appreciation for others.