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URI Admission Requirements

Kingston, Rhode Island

Chances of getting into University of Rhode Island

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of Rhode Island
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into URI and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Rhode Island for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,829 out of 22,782 applicants were admitted making URI a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. University of Rhode Island typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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URI SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for University of Rhode Island
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for University of Rhode Island
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Rhode Island?

University of Rhode Island typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Rhode Island for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Rhode Island admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >79%
1155 to 1240 Avg + 69%-79%
1070 to 1155 Avg - 57%-69%
985 to 1070 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 985 Low <44%
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URI ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
ACT Scores for University of Rhode Island
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Rhode Island
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into URI?

Admission data indicates that URI regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Rhode Island for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Rhode Island.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Rhode Island admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >79%
24 to 27 Avg + 69%-79%
21 to 24 Avg - 57%-69%
18 to 21 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 18 Low <44%
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URI GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Rhode Island. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Rhode Island was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Rhode Island for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as URI accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Rhode Island students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 19% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 24% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 23% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

83% of University of Rhode Island freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Rhode Island students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Rhode Island admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,489 9,293 22,782
Accepted 9,587 6,242 15,829
Acceptance Rate 71% 67% 69%
Enrolled 1,711 1,347 3,058
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 22% 19%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Rhode Island and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Rhode Island Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Rhode Island
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
M
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Massachusetts

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Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey

B
CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York

P
SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, New York

M
University of Maine

Orono, Maine

O
SUNY College at Oswego

Oswego, New York

P
Penn State Greater Allegheny

McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217484 IPEDS survey data for University of Rhode Island.

FAQs

Does University of Rhode Island prefer SAT or ACT?

92% of students submit their SAT scores to URI. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Rhode Island?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to URI. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Rhode Island?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1240. 92% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Rhode Island?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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