University Facts

Fall 2016 Enrollment

  • Undergraduate: 2,124
  • Graduate: 622
  • Total: 2,746
  • 31 percent male, 69 percent female
  • Students hail from 35 states and 26 nations

Tuition and Fees 2016-2017

  • Tuition: $37,270
  • Fees: $550
  • Room and board: $13,650
  • Total: $51,470
  • More than $32 million awarded annually in scholarship and need-based aid
  • 81 percent of students receive financial aid

Students

  • 68 percent of students from out of state
  • 56 percent of undergraduates live on campus
  • 32 percent of the Class of 2014 studied abroad
  • 40 percent of undergraduates participate in clubs
  • More than 440 students participate in intercollegiate athletics

Faculty and Staff

  • 125 full-time faculty
  • 1:13 faculty to student ratio
  • 84 percent of faculty hold the terminal degree in their field
  • 50 percent of faculty are tenured
  • 363 full-time staff

Academic Programs

  • 46 undergraduate majors
  • 11 master’s degree programs
  • 14 certificate programs
  • 8 continuing education programs
  • Ph.D. in humanities and Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • 200 study abroad programs in 45 countries

ATHLETICS

  • Men’s: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and tennis
  • Women’s: Basketball, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball
  • Coed: Sailing

HISTORY

  • Charter granted in 1934
  • Ochre Court gifted in 1947, institution opens its doors to 58 women
  • Coeducational since 1973
  • Graduate programs since 1975
  • University status achieved in 1991
  • Ph.D. program accredited in 1995

CAMPUS

  • 51 buildings on 80 acres in the heart of Newport's Bellevue Avenue Historic District
  • 21 structures of historic significance, set on seven contiguous 19th-century estates
  • Off-site location at the Center for Adult Education in Warwick