For those interested in studying in Rhode Island, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Rhode Island institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.
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|1||Brown University (Providence, RI)
Total enrollment: 8,768
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 8.9%
Average freshman retention rate: 98%
6-year graduation rate: 95%
Classes with under 20 students: 70.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1340-1520
|2||University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
Total enrollment: 16,317
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 76.0%
Average freshman retention rate: 80%
6-year graduation rate: 63%
Classes with under 20 students: 32.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 990-1200
Unofficial holidays in the USA
In addition to federal, “official” holidays in the United States, there are many others celebrated either in a particular area, or by one or another racial, ethnic, religious or other social group of the US population.
There are also a number of holidays established by the laws of a particular US state. As a rule, these are holidays associated with some important historical event or person for this state.
At the same time, a number of holidays are considered “commercial”, artificially advertised to increase sales of gifts or other “holiday” goods. In the US, there is even a disparaging name for such holidays ” Hallmark holidays ” (after the name of the largest company producing greeting cards). Hallmark holidays often include Valentine’s Day, Grandparents’ Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and some others.
|Some of the unofficial holidays in the USA|
|Holiday date||Holiday name||About the holiday|
|February 2||Groundhog Day _||The day when, according to legend, the groundhog peeps out of its hole. It is believed that if this day is cloudy, then winter will end soon. If the day is sunny and the groundhog “sees his shadow”, then the winter will last another six weeks. The holiday is traditionally popular in the Northeastern United States. He became widely known after the release of the film of the same name in 1993.|
|The 14th of February||Valentine ‘s Day||Romantic holiday of lovers. Traditionally means flowers, sweets and other gifts.|
|February – March, Shrovetide Tuesday||Mardi Gras (Mardi Gras)||The same as Maslenitsa. Very popular in the US South, especially in New Orleans, where the carnival is held at Mardi Gras.|
|March 17||Saint Patrick ‘s Day||A celebration of Ireland, the Irish and Irish culture (Saint Patrick is considered the patron saint of Ireland). In many cities where the population has a significant number of Irish (including New York and Chicago), colorful parades are held.|
|April 1||Fools ‘ Day||Traditional day of laughter, jokes and practical jokes.|
|First Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox||Easter _ _||Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.|
|April 22||Earth Day _||A holiday dedicated to the protection of the environment.|
|Last Friday of April||Arbor Day_||It is customary to plant trees on this day. In the United States, there is a “National Tree Planting Day Fund”, on the initiative of which the symbol tree was included among the official symbols of the United States.|
Children celebrate Halloween
|5 May||Cinco de Mayo (Cinco de Mayo)||Celebration in honor of the victory of the Mexican army over the French in 1862. Celebrated mainly by Mexican-Americans as a day of Mexican culture.|
|Second Sunday in May||Mother ‘s Day||Holiday in honor of mothers and motherhood.|
|June 14||Flag Day _||USA Flag Day.|
|Third Sunday in June||Father ‘s Day||A holiday in honor of fathers and fatherhood.|
|August, 26th||Women ‘s Equality Day||On this day in 1920, an amendment to the US Constitution was adopted, according to which women received the right to vote in elections.|
|11 September||Patriot Day _||Day of Remembrance for the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.|
|First Sunday after Labor Day||Grandparents Day _||Holiday in honor of grandparents.|
|September 17||US Constitution Day||Holiday in honor of the Constitution of the United States of America.|
|October 31||Halloween (Halloween)||Children’s holiday “horror”. In the costumes of ghosts, witches, vampires, werewolves and other “terrible” fairy tale characters, children go from house to house, “begging” for candies and sweets. Traditionally, head-shaped pumpkin lamps are also prepared for Halloween.|
|from December 26 to January 1||Kwanzaa (Kwanzaa)||A celebration of African American heritage and culture.|