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.
Besides 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’s 13,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate 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.
Our 13,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students work side by side with approximately 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 representing most states and dozens of countries and alumni living in more than 80 countries around the globe.