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University of Rhode Island

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1892
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 11,875
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $84,834,535
Admissions Address


Kingston, RI 02881-0806

Website

http://www.uri.edu

Admissions E-mail

uriadmit@uri.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Cynthia L Bonn
Admissions office telephone: (401) 874-7100
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 15
 
Decision sent by: January 31
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.uri.edu/admission Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 5 N/A
Total academic units 18 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 82%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 62%
Total applicants: 13,497
Total acceptances: 9,968
Total freshman enrollment: 2,929
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 60%
Male applicants: 5,412
Male acceptances: 3,734
Male freshman enrollment: 1,249
 
Female applicants: 8,085
Female acceptances: 6,234
Female freshman enrollment: 1,680
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 49%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 500
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 266
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: 21%
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 59%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 585
Math: 510 – 610
Combined: 1000 – 1195

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 4.0%
600-699 19.0% 26.0%
500-599 50.0% 49.0%
400-499 27.0% 20.0%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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