Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
67%
33%
student ratio
2,014
total students
$44,284 | $44,284
in-state | out-of-state tuition
February 1
fall application deadline
41%
acceptance rate
Very Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
639
sat math
627
sat reading
632
sat writing
Not
Reported
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Apparel and Textiles
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Precision production
    • Furniture Design and Manufacturing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Video and Photographic Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Illustration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Product Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Metal and Jewelry Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Printmaking
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

41% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,408
    • Accepted993
    • Acceptance Rate41%
    • Enrolled2,014
    • Female Applicants1,801
    • Females Accepted704
    • Female Acceptance Rate39%
    • Male Applicants607
    • Males Accepted289
    • Male Acceptance Rate47%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      portfolio, drawing assignments
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer February 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 627 540 670
    • SAT Math 639 570 710
    • SAT Writing 632 570 690
    • ACT Composite 27 32
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$44,284
    • Out-of-state tuition *$44,284
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$310.00
    • Room and board *$12,640.00
    • Room only *$7,167.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,014
    • Male Student Percentage33%
    • Female Student Percentage67%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.39%
    • Black or African American2.09%
    • White or Caucasian31.93%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.15%
    • Asian17.92%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.1%
    • Two or more races3.87%
    • Unknown9.78%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout25.77% representing 47 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students94.3% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 60%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations athletic clubs, Religious clubs, South Asian Student Assoc, RISD Global Initiative, Community Service Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty463
    • Full-time Percentage33%
    • Part-time Percentage67%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 2,449 students to 258 faculty

Location & Contact

2 College Street
Providence, RI 02903-2784
USA

Mr.Edward Newhall

Associate V.P. for Enrollment

Phone: 401-454-6300
Fax: 401-454-6309
Email: admissions@risd.edu


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