Small, beautiful place. Really BIG thinking.

Welcome to the University of Rhode Island. We thank you for your interest and invite you to learn more about our innovative programs, distinguished faculty, and the welcoming community we call home. At our beautiful campus just minutes from the ocean, you’ll find a world of opportunities. We think big at URI—and we encourage our students to do the same.


The Common Application is now open – apply today! For scholarships, honors, and competitive majors, we encourage you to apply by our December 1 Early Action deadline. Please note that URI will remain test-optional for the 2023 admission cycle.


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Our Commitment to You
The University of Rhode Island Office of Admission desires to engage students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. When considering applications to URI, we seek students who will contribute positively to the campus community and beyond, and who will embrace the URI Cornerstones. The members of the Office of Admission are committed to embracing diversity and fostering inclusion, equity, and justice. We encourage dialogue which will further the knowledge and understanding of difference and societal norms. We will continue to collaborate with our campus partners and educate ourselves as we challenge the norms and practices which contribute to the suffering of others.

Land Acknowledgment
The University of Rhode Island occupies the traditional stomping ground of the Narragansett Nation and the Niantic People. We honor and respect the enduring and continuing relationship between the Indigenous people and this land by teaching and learning more about their history and present-day communities, and by becoming stewards of the land we, too, inhabit.