Tuition & Fees

$47,110

$47,110

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
41%
500-599
29%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
31%
600-699
38%
500-599
25%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
20%
600-699
45%
500-599
27%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
46%
24-29
52%
18-23
2%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
51%
24-29
42%
18-23
7%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
42%
24-29
51%
18-23
5%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

33%

67%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 993
Declined + 2,054
Total Received 3,047
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Private (nonprofit)

2,014

undergraduate students

435

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Industrial Design
  3. Architecture
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Codes

SAT 003726
ACT 003812

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School Facts

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a private, not-for-profit, college specializing in the visual arts and design. Its 18-acre urban campus is located in a historic, residential section of Providence, Rhode Island.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,449
Established in 1877
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Providence, RI

18-acre, urban campus in Providence (population: 177,994), 50 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; airport serves Boston; smaller air serves Warwick. Public transportation serves campus. School operates late-night shuttle service.

Rhode Island School of Design
2 College Street
Providence, RI 02903-2784

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
41%
500-599
29%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
31%
600-699
38%
500-599
25%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
20%
600-699
45%
500-599
27%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
46%
24-29
52%
18-23
2%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
51%
24-29
42%
18-23
7%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
42%
24-29
51%
18-23
5%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 993
Declined + 2,054
Total Received 3,047

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Edward Newhall
Associate Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 364-7473
F: 401 454-6309
admissions@risd.edu

Cost

Tuition $46,800
Room & board $12,850
Additional fees $310
Books & supplies $2,700
Total $62,660
Average Financial Aid - $28,778
Total with Avg. Aid $33,882

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,778

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,798,280
State $65,000
Institutional $15,855,000
Other external $608,000
Total $18,326,280

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $200,000
Other external
Total $200,000

Varsity Sports

M W
cycling
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Apparel Design
Architecture
Art Education
Ceramics
Digital Media
Film/Animation/Video
Furniture Design
Glass
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interior Architecture
Jewelry/Metalsmithing
Landscape Architecture
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textile Design
Textiles
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Undergraduate

82%

2,014
students

Female
67%
1,343

Male
33%
671

Graduate

18%

435
students

Female
65%
284

Male
35%
151

undergraduateFull-time

%

2,014
students

Female
67%
1,343

Male
33%
671

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

26%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
32%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

28%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

66

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

23%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Luck King
Admissions Officer
401 454-6300
admissions@risd.edu

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