Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

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Tuition & Fees

$54,890

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
56%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
55%
600-699
26%
500-599
15%
400-499
3%
300-399
1%
30-36
48%
24-29
42%
18-23
10%
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undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

25%

acceptance rate

Accepted 987
Declined 2,845
Total Received 3,832
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Private

2,009

undergraduate students

491

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,500
Established in 1877
Coeducational Coeducational

19-acre, urban campus in Providence (population: 180,393), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Boston, MA
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: T.F. Green

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
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • athletic clubs
  • Religious clubs
  • South Asian Student Association
  • RISD Global Initiative
  • Community Service Club

Top Events

  • Artists' Ball
  • Spring Student Art Sale
  • Made in Taiwan Night Market
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
56%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
55%
600-699
26%
500-599
15%
400-499
3%
300-399
1%
30-36
48%
24-29
42%
18-23
10%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline February 1
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.6

Very Selective

25%

acceptance rate

Accepted 987
Declined 2,845
Total Received 3,832

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Important

application essay
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

48%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,957

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,820
Room & board $14,430
Additional fees $1,070
Books & supplies $2,700
Other fees $2,500
Total $74,520
Average Financial Aid - $5,957
Total with Avg. Aid $68,563
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, ice hockey

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, ice hockey

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Ice hockey, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Ice hockey, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Apparel and Textiles, General
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Furniture Design and Manufacturing
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial and Product Design
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Systems Science and Theory
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

2,500

total students

4%

in-state

96%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

2,009
students

Female
68%
1,365

Male
32%
644

20%

491
students

Female
66%
325

Male
34%
166

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

2,009
students

Female
68%
1,365

Male
32%
644

Not reported

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 72%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

32%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
27%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

54

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

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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 Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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