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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • VCU has more expensive tuition & fees ($36,657) than URI ($33,354).
  • It is harder to admit to URI than VCU.
  • URI has a higher submitted SAT score (1,175) than VCU (1,155).
  • URI has higher submitted ACT score (26) than VCU (25).
  • VCU has more students with 29,070 students while URI has 17,649 students.
  • VCU has more full-time faculties with 2,183 faculties while URI has 772 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Rhode Island and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
URIVCU
URIvs.VCU
Kingston, Rhode IslandLocationRichmond, Virginia
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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$15,319
Out-Of-State$36,657
69% ($11,835)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($11,276)
$11,835Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,276
70.06 %Acceptance Rates83.90 %
20.66 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.28 %
1,175SAT Score1,155
26ACT Score25
71 %Graduation Rate66 %
-Transfer-out Rate21 %
85 %Retention Rate83 %
17,649Student Population29,070
772Number of Faculties2,183
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 ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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