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Howard UniversityWashington, DC
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University of Rhode IslandKingston, RI
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (high research activity)
School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Research University (high research activity)
Offered Degrees
2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered Degree1 Year Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$28,916Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$15,332 Rhode Island Residents
$33,354 Out-of-State
expensive$34,326Graduate Tuitioncheaper$16,322 Rhode Island Residents
$29,774 Out-of-State
More$20,237Average Financial Aid AmountLess$11,835
Admission
Higher1,195 SAT
24 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,175 SAT
26 ACT
Tighter39%Acceptance RateEasier76%
Favorable25%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower19%
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
TOEFL
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller10,859Total EnrollmentLarger17,649
Smaller7,857Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger14,904
Larger3,002Graduate Student PopulationSmaller2,745
Smaller109Online Student PopulationLarger3,855
Completion & Outcomes
Lower64%Graduate RateHigher71%
25%Transfer-out Rate-
Higher85%Retention RateLower83%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,909)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,984)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,739)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,500)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty10 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty16 to 1
1,165Number of faculties1,122
Lower$86,882Average Faculty SalaryHigher$88,386
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.