Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a state in the Northeastern United States. It is the smallest state in area, but one of the most densely populated. Rhode Island was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that rejected British Rule, and it became a state in 1790. Rhode Island is sometimes referred to as the Ocean State because bays and inlets make up much of the state’s total area. Keep in mind, however, that Rhode Island isn’t actually an island. Several theories explaining the state’s name exist, including the idea that the area was called Red Island by early Dutch explorers and that “red” (rood in Dutch) later became Rhode. Despite its small size, Rhode Island has several public and private universities.

Brown University

Brown University is a private, Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown is world-renowned school and has been one of the best in the nation since it was founded in 1764, making it one of the oldest colleges in the country. Undergraduate and graduate students at Brown possess some of the best developing minds in the nation. Nearly 10,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 different countries make up Brown’s diverse student population. Bachelor’s degrees are available in more than 70 fields of study, and there are just as many graduate programs to pick from. Brown has been named the #1 college in the United States for overall student happiness, and consistently ranks among the top spots for academic excellence. More than 300 student groups make the experience at Brown more than just books and classes. Whether you’re interested in a religious club, a theater troupe, a band, a club sports team, or a service-learning group, you’ll find an organized event on Brown’s campus and someone to share the experience with. Student athletes at Brown compete nationally on 37 different sports teams. Students looking for some physical recreation can sign up for one of Brown’s 64 physical education classes, or take advantage of Brown’s student recreation facilities. Brown University is one of the best in Rhode Island, and the United States. Check them out at brown.edu

University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is a public research university located in Kingston, Rhode Island. It has smaller campuses in Providence, West Greenwich, and Narragansett. The university was founded at the end of the 19th century as a land-grant institution. Nearly 16,000 graduate and undergraduate students attend classes at URI, hailing from 48 states and more than 50 nations around the world. URI has an excellent student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. Keeping class sizes small means learning stays hands-on and personal. URI’s location is ideal on the east coast because Boston and New York are only a few hours away, making them close enough to visit for a weekend trip. Options are a way of life at URI, with more than 80 majors and 50 minors are available to URI students. URI has been ranked as one of the best value colleges in New England, and has been placed high on the list for environmentally-friendly campuses. URI has also been rated as one of the top universities for community involvement. If URI sounds like the school for you, go to uri.edu

Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College is a public university in Providence, Rhode Island. The campus is set on 180-acres in a suburban area. The university is divided into 5 different schools including a school of nursing and a school of education. RIC was established in 1854 and today serves more than 9,000 students. Tons of undergraduate and graduate programs are available to RIC students. Historically, many freshmen at RIC have been first-generation college students. RIC is all about opportunities and excellence for all students. A wide variety of student groups and organizations are active on campus. There is a club for everyone with groups for interests like marketing, mental health, chess, equestrian, feminism, and gaming. The RIC Anchormen compete on a number of athletic teams for both men and women. If you want to learn more about academics or campus life at Rhode Island College visit ric.edu

Johnson and Wales University

Johnson and Wales University is a private, non-profit university with its main campus located in Providence, Rhode Island. Smaller campuses are located in three other states: Florida, Colorado, and North Carolina. JWU has been in operation for more than 100 years and serves more than 17,000 students, with 10,000 of those students on the Providence campus. JWU is a career-focused university that emphasizes hands-on learning and internships that prepare students for success in a variety of careers. Students at JWU come from diverse backgrounds and hail from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. If you’re interested in this great Rhode Island university, head over to jwu.edu to find out more.

 

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