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 needs. For more than 125 years since our founding, the University’s traditions of active student participation, community, and innovation have set us apart.
More than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students work side by side with more than 720 full-time, tenure-track teaching faculty, as well as with hundreds of dedicated lecturers, researchers, and adjunct faculty. We’re proud to be an increasingly international community, with students from all over the nation and world. The University has 122,595 alumni now living around the world.
Our graduates are powerful and inspirational reminders of the most important outcome of the University’s work: The education of people who are prepared and empowered to pursue their hopes and aspirations, and to do so with respect, understanding, and appreciation for others.