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There are some very good schools and collegesNot so bright
There are some very good schools and colleges within the university; including the pharmacy, oceanography and certain engineering programs. On the downside, Rhode Island is a very small state where many people know each other. It can seem a bit provincial at times; sort of a continuation of the high school clique scene. This is offset a degree by out of state students many of whom come from Connecticut and Long Island, but the townie mentality still exists. The university is set in a very picturesque location with the ocean being located only 6 miles away. However, as the state's flagship university, the school itself is not particularly well-maintained and landscaping and building maintenance tend to suffer. Expansion and infrastructure projects always seem to be at the center of political debate; ultimately involving state budget referendums which are routinely defeated. On the balance, URI is neither great nor horrible?.. it's just an average place.
1st Year Female -- Class 1921
Faculty Accessibility: C, Campus Maintenance: F
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I am an adult student who attends partNot so brightOther
I am an adult student who attends part time in Providence.That used to be a student friendly place. I don't know what has happened, but it is not friendly any longer. It seems like a very adult student unfriendly place, in fact. Fewer classes are offered than I ever remember and the staff and faculty are defininely unhappy. In state students are not very wanted.
4th Year Female -- Class 2019
Useful Schoolwork: B, Education Quality: F
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This campus used to be a student friendlyBrightPsychology
This campus used to be a student friendly place until the new dean came in. She seems to be turning this into a northern version of the main campus and in doing so has killed all of the best things about it.

Faculty and staff seemed demoralized. We are losing our best adviser because of the dean's big thinking.I'm running, not walking, out of here and I'm not alone.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A-, Useful Schoolwork: F
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