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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

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Overview

Rhode Island School of Design is a Comprehensive institution located in Providence, RI, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2 College Street
Providence, RI  02903-2784
United States
Contact Michael Cameron
Director, Admissions
Email: admissions@risd.edu
Phone: 401-454-6300
Fax: 401-454-6309

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural And Building Sciences/technology Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Graphics Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Systems Science And Theory Checkmark
Precision Production Associate Bachelors
Furniture Design And Manufacturing Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Fiber, Textile And Weaving Arts Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts, Other Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Illustration Checkmark
Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,742
Applied
886
Accepted
2,044
Enrolled
19%
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Female Admissions

3,597
Females Applied
605
Females Accepted
17%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,145
Males Applied
281
Males Accepted
25%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended 3 recommendations
Other requirements: Portfolio, drawing assignments

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st March 22nd
Early decision plan November 1st December 10th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th April 20th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 665 630 710
SAT Math 719 680 770
ACT Composite 31 28 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

56,435
Private
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Fees

1,070
Full-time student fees
15,236
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

37,320
Avg. Financial Aid Package
39,034
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,546
Avg. Loan Aid
33,910
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
62.2%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
3%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,044
Total Undergrad students
33%
International Students
96%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.51%
Black or African American 4.35%
White or Caucasian 23.48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 22.55%
Two or more races 6.31%
Other 1.91%

Gender

Male (33.46%)
Female (66.54%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 65%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Artists Ball, Spring Student Art Sale and Made in Taiwan Night Market

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No

Faculty

510
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 200
Part-time - 310
Male - 253
Female - 257
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