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.
Find out which students are getting accepted at URI, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
83% of University of Rhode Island freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||22%||19%|
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Rhode Island and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
North Adams, Massachusetts
Mahwah, New Jersey
Brooklyn, New York
Plattsburgh, New York
Oswego, New York
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217484 IPEDS survey data for University of Rhode Island.
92% of students submit their SAT scores to URI. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.