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#1 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

URI Admission Requirements

Kingston, Rhode Island

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Chances of getting into University of Rhode Island

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of Rhode Island
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into URI and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Rhode Island for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 18,013 out of 23,856 applicants were admitted making University of Rhode Island an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. University of Rhode Island typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Rhode Island. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 92% of students submitted SAT scores and 16% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

URI SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for University of Rhode Island
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of Rhode Island
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1180

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 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 2020 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
1260 and Above Good >84%
1175 to 1260 Avg + 76%-84%
1090 to 1175 Avg - 65%-76%
1005 to 1090 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 1005 Low <52%
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URI ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
ACT Scores for University of Rhode Island
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Rhode Island
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Rhode Island admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >86%
25 to 28 Avg + 76%-86%
23 to 25 Avg - 67%-76%
21 to 23 Reach 58%-67%
Less than 21 Low <58%
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URI GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.56
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Rhode Island?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into URI. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Rhode Island was 3.56 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Rhode Island for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.56 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as URI accepts 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Rhode Island admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,349 9,507 23,856
Accepted 11,263 6,750 18,013
Acceptance Rate 78% 71% 76%
Enrolled 1,913 1,389 3,302
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 21% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Rhode Island is $65.

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 Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

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

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?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to URI. Admission competition is 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 1090 and 1260. 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 23 and 28. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.