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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
700
25th
610
75th
770
25th
640
75th
35
25th
27
75th
30
25th
25
75th
32
25th
27
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undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

27%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,085
Declined 2,916
Total Received 4,001
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Private

2,041

undergraduate students

516

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,557
Established in 1877
Coeducational Coeducational

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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: Small-medium city

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
700
25th
610
75th
770
25th
640
75th
35
25th
27
75th
30
25th
25
75th
32
25th
27

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

27%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,085
Declined 2,916
Total Received 4,001

Admissions Factors

Required

Formal demonstration of competencies
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Secondary School Rank
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Financial Aid

35%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$30,225

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,820
Room & board $14,430
Additional fees $1,070
Books & supplies $2,700
Total $72,020
Average Financial Aid - $30,225
Total with Avg. Aid $41,795
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Financial Aid Office


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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Apparel and Textiles, General.
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
Architecture.
Art Teacher Education.
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts.
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Furniture Design and Manufacturing.
Graphic Design.
Jewelry Arts.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Painting.
Photography.
Sculpture.
Sustainability Studies.
Systems Science and Theory.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Industrial Design
  3. Graphic Design

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships

2,557

total students

2%

in-state

98%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

2,041
students

Female
68%
1,392

Male
32%
649

20%

516
students

Female
66%
339

Male
34%
177

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

2,041
students

Female
69%
1,392

Male
31%
649

Not reported

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Student Break-down

32%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
26%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

8%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

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 46
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
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