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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Rhode Island College is a public college located in North Providence, Rhode Island in the Providence Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,104 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rhode Island College acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Social Work and Youth Services, and Psychology. Graduating 50% of students, Rhode Island College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908
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About Rhode Island College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference

Rhode Island College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Rhode Island Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
March 15
SAT Range
890-1100
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$9,273/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,556/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,104Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,580
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Commuter
    44%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Average
    20%
  • Ghetto
    6%
  • Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.81 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Diverse oppotunity for all
    35%
  • Interesting bunch
    19%
  • Cheap
    17%
  • Complicated
    8%
  • Beautiful
    6%
  • Hidden Gem
    4%
  • Inspirational
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
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Honestly, it wasn’t as bad as i thought it would be. Depending on the class, one had to teach themselves. Science courses however, are the worst thing possible online. It’s like one was teaching themselves knowing it’s supposed to be a hands on type of thing. Other than that, everything else played out smoothly! Professors made sure to stay in touch and even pushed back deadlines because they knew it was such a tough situation to be in.
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Rhode Island College is an excellent school with a very supportive staff. The student community is tightnit, and there is something for everyone: small class sizes, knowledgeable professors, and a wide range of clubs activities, including Greek life. The campus has undergone renovations and is has beautiful facilities. Overall, RIC is a great bang for your buck if you're looking for an excellent education and location!
The fact that students and teachers are well integrated makes it very easy to feel like you can succeed to your potential. The ease of access to the college counselors has been especially useful for me, and when I have hit personal the staff have acted amazingly with their support and have acted very efficiently in placing a very structured plan for me so I can balance my studies with well-being.All of the tutors are very supportive and we have lots of independence to get on with our own research and further studies. Also the great feeling of community and the support given to students that need extra help.The teachers are supportive – we are given clear goals for the future.Although students are all working hard and we are being academically pushed, there is always a feeling of happiness around the site.