Additional Requirements by Major

Reminder: For the 2024-2025 admission cycle URI will continue to 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.

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


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 2024 (middle 50%)

GPA (4.0 scale) SAT
ACT
3.65 – 4.31 1220 – 1380 27 – 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.). Admission to the zero-to-six Pharm.D. program is selective and open to incoming first-year students only. There are also opportunities to apply into the first professional (P1) year, after completion of all pre-pharmacy requirements.

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Admitted Pharm.D. Profile for 2024 (middle 50%)

GPA (4.0 scale) SAT
ACT
3.97 – 4.41 1270 – 1420 27 – 32

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 2024 (middle 50%)

GPA (4.0 scale) SAT
ACT
3.87 – 4.3 1150 – 1310 27 – 31

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