Tuition & Fees

$48,470

$48,470

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Very Selective

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,092
Declined + 2,328
Total Received 3,420
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Private (nonprofit)

1,976

undergraduate students

464

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Industrial Design
  3. Graphic Design
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Codes

SAT 003726
ACT 003812

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Location

School Facts

Rhode Island School of Design, founded in 1877, is a private, non-profit, college specializing in the visual arts and design. Its 19-acre urban campus is located in a historic, residential section of Providence, Rhode Island.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,440
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

19-acre, urban campus in Providence (population: 179,219), 50 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; air serves Boston; smaller airport serves Warwick. Public transportation serves campus. School operates late-night shuttle service.

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

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
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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

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,092
Declined + 2,328
Total Received 3,420

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

James O'Hara
Vice President of Enrollment
P: 800 364-7473
F: 401 454-6309
admissions@risd.edu

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $48,210
Room & board $13,050
Additional fees $260
Books & supplies $2,700
Total $64,220
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

P: 401 454-6661
F: 401 454-6412
financialaid@risd.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Anthony Gallonio
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment
financialaid@risd.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Apparel Design
Architecture
Art Education
Art/Design Education
Arts in Teaching
Ceramics
Digital Media
Film/Animation/Video
Furniture Design
Glass
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interior Architecture
Interior Studies
Jewelry/Metalsmithing
Landscape Architecture
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Industrial Design
  3. Graphic Design

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships

2,440

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

1,976
students

Female
68%
1,342

Male
32%
634

19%

464
students

Female
64%
297

Male
36%
167

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

%

1,976
students

Female
68%
1,342

Male
32%
634

Not reported

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Student Break-down

30%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
31%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

30%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

27%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 45
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
South Korea
Taiwan
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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