The University of Rhode Island is a diverse and dynamic community whose members are connected by a common quest for knowledge. As a major research university defined by innovation and big thinking, URI offers its undergraduate, graduate, and professional students distinctive educational opportunities designed to meet the global challenges of today’s world and the rapidly evolving needs of tomorrow. That’s why we’re here.
You have to admit, we’re in a great spot. We’re minutes from the beach, 30 miles south of Providence, 75 miles from Boston, 160 miles from NYC, with Newport just across the bay. The Kingston Amtrak Station is right down the road from campus, T.F. Green Airport only 20 minutes away, and for your Rhode Island destinations, RIPTA runs dozens of buses from campus every day. Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it’s easy to navigate—and from our vantage point, there’s plenty to discover no matter what path you follow.