The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • GWU is a private (not-for-profit) and URI is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • GWU has more expensive tuition & fees ($59,870) than URI ($33,354).
  • It is harder to admit to GWU than URI.
  • GWU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,400) than URI (1,190).
  • GWU has higher submitted ACT score (32) than URI (28).
  • GWU has more students with 27,017 students while URI has 17,649 students.
  • GWU has more full-time faculties with 1,255 faculties while URI has 772 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - George Washington University and University of Rhode Island.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
GWUURI
GWUvs.URI
Washington, District of ColumbiaLocationKingston, Rhode Island
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
$59,870Tuition & Fees
In-State$15,332
Out-Of-State$33,354
65% ($30,529)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)69% ($11,835)
$30,529Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,835
40.98 %Acceptance Rates70.06 %
23.60 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)20.66 %
1,400SAT Score1,190
32ACT Score28
85 %Graduation Rate71 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
88 %Retention Rate85 %
27,017Student Population17,649
1,255Number of Faculties772
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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