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Fast Facts

Get the fast facts about students, faculty, degrees, and more.


The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public, learner-centered, research university. We are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. Read more about our mission.


The University was chartered as the state’s agricultural school in 1888. The Oliver Watson Farm was purchased as a site for the school, and the old farmhouse, now restored, still stands on the campus. Read our history.

University Leadership

Meet URI President David Dooley and other top university leaders.

Colleges, Schools, and Departments

Learn about our academic structure and programs.

Community, Equity and Diversity

We support an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for everyone in our community. Read about our efforts to create and foster community, equity and diversity at URI.

We’ve Gone Green

recycling logoAt URI, we are working toward a sustainable economy, a healthy ecosystem, and an environmentally just society. And there are lots of ways for you to get involved.
Learn more about sustainability at URI.

NEASC Accreditation

The University of Rhode Island is a NEASC accredited institution.

More About URI

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Campus Master Plan
Reports, Surveys and Data

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