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The State of Rhode Island

When it comes to higher education, no other region of the United States can match New England in history and prestige.  Thousands of international students come to New England each year to study at a college or university.  At University of Rhode Island, you will live in the heart of historic New England, near the beaches of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S., but it is not short on history and attractions. Rhode Island has an excellent public transportation system that makes it simple to get to its many famous sights and attractions. Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) has a bus stop on campus that can take you to Rhode Island cities as well as a nearby Amtrak train services for out-of-state locations.  

Bristol // Cranston // Jamestown // Lincoln // Narragansett // Newport // Pawtucket // Point Judith // Providence // Warwick // Westerly // Woonsocket

RIPTA also offers FlexService, a reservation-based van service, that can take you to any destination within the FlexService area. 

Rhode Island has:

  • Over 100 Libraries
  • Over 150 Museums & Galleries
  • Over 20 Cinemas
  • Over 450 Restaurants
  • Over 40 Parks
  • Over 40 Beaches

Rhode Island is located near some fantastic cities that you will enjoy visiting while you're studying here.

  • Boston is just 1.5 hours by car or train
  • New York City is 2.5 hours by car and 3 hours by train
  • Providence is 35 minutes by car and 30 min by train

Some popular attractions in Rhode Island include:

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