1,976
Students
Financial aid thermometer
29,371
Avg. Financial Aid
31
31%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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 Mr. James O'Hara
Vice President for Enrollment
Email: admissions@risd.edu
Phone: 401-454-6300
Fax: 401-454-6309

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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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 Related Checkmark
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Metal And Jewelry Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,422
Applied
1,092
Accepted
1,976
Enrolled
32%
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Female Admissions

2,548
Females Applied
Not Reported
Females Accepted
0%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

874
Males Applied
Not Reported
Males Accepted
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
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 7th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th April 20th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 650 570 660
SAT Math 648 560 710
ACT Composite 28 25 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

49,900
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Fees

1,060
Full-time student fees
13,400
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

29,371
Avg. Financial Aid Package
27,614
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
5,216
Avg. Loan Aid
7,500
Avg. Grant Aid
22,934
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
65%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
1%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,976
Total undergrad students
30%
International Students
95%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.15%
Black or African American 2.88%
White or Caucasian 31.12%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 19.03%
Two or more races 5.36%
Other 3.8%

Gender

Male (32.09%)
Female (67.91%)

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 60%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Artists' Ball, Student and Alumni Art Sale and RISD Apparel Show

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Athletic clubs, Religious clubs, South Asian Student Association, RISD Global Initiative and Community Service Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

438
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 161
Part-time - 277
Male - 241
Female - 197