Top Rated Rhode Island Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Rhode Island for 2024

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Rhode Island as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2024 as the best public college in Rhode Island is University of Rhode Island. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.

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University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 17,473enrollment
  • $20,695net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Rhode Island College
Providence, RI

Rhode Island College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 5,787enrollment
  • $11,014net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 870-1110SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.08Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15