The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • UMass Amherst has more expensive tuition & fees ($36,964) than URI ($33,354).
  • It is harder to admit to UMass Amherst than URI.
  • UMass Amherst has a higher submitted SAT score (1,190) than URI (1,190).
  • UMass Amherst has higher submitted ACT score (28) than URI (28).
  • UMass Amherst has more students with 32,045 students while URI has 17,511 students.
  • UMass Amherst has more full-time faculties with 1,452 faculties while URI has 772 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Rhode Island and University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
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URIvs.UMass Amherst
Kingston, Rhode IslandLocationAmherst, Massachusetts
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$15,332
Out-Of-State$33,354
Tuition & Fees
In-State$16,439
Out-Of-State$36,964
81% ($12,192)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)80% ($9,734)
$12,192Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,734
70.06 %Acceptance Rates57.58 %
20.66 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)19.63 %
1,190SAT Score1,355
28ACT Score31
70 %Graduation Rate84 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
85 %Retention Rate91 %
17,511Student Population32,045
772Number of Faculties1,452
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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