Additional Requirements by Major

While our Early Action deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications for all majors, and we are still reviewing all applicants for merit scholarships. Now is the time to submit your Common Application!

The following colleges/majors have additional requirements (or recommendations) as noted below.

Reminder: For 2022 and 2023, URI will be test optional. If you plan to send your test scores to URI, please check “yes” in answer to that question on our Common Application. We will wait for your SAT or ACT results if you say you are submitting them, and we will consider them in the review process.

Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Physics

We recommend applicants complete 4 units of mathematics (including precalculus or trigonometry).


Engineering

Applicants must complete 4 units of mathematics (including precalculus or calculus), 3 units of physical science classes with laboratories (including 1 unit of physics). Chemistry is recommended. We enroll approximately 380 first-year students each fall in our College of Engineering.

Admitted Engineering Profile for 2022 (middle 50%)

GPA (4.0 scale) SAT
ACT
3.7 – 4.1 1250 – 1360 29 – 32

Applicants who are not admissible to the College of Engineering who may be admissible to other programs at URI, may have an opportunity to request consideration for admission to another major on a space available basis.


Pharm.D.

URI offers a zero-to-six program in Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). This means that if your application is approved, you are admitted directly to the Pharm.D. program as a first-year student. Admission to Pharm.D. is selective and open to first-year students only.

Admitted Pharm.D. Profile for 2022 (middle 50%)

GPA (4.0 scale) SAT
ACT
3.9 – 4.3 1290 – 1410 29 – 32

Admission Requirements

Applicants who are not admissible to the Pharm.D. program who may be admissible to other programs at URI, may have an opportunity to request consideration for admission to another major on a space available basis.

Nursing 

(Fall semester start only)

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the Early Action deadline (December 1). Those who have demonstrated strength in math and science will be given preference. We enroll approximately 180 first-year students each fall in our College of Nursing.

Admitted Nursing Profile for 2022 (middle 50%)

GPA (4.0 scale) SAT
ACT
3.9 – 4.2 1210 – 1300 28 – 30

Applicants who are not admissible to the College of Nursing who may be admissible to other programs at URI, may have an opportunity to request consideration for admission to another major on a space available basis.


Music

Applicants to all music majors (including music therapy) must audition. Click the Audition Schedule button below to view dates. Applicants to the music therapy program are strongly encouraged to apply by the Early Action deadline (December 1).

Please contact the Department of Music at 401.874.2431 or see web.uri.edu/music for requirements or questions. Please note: if you’re admitted to URI prior to auditioning, your acceptance to the music major is contingent upon a successful audition.

Audition Schedule