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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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 5,461 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rhode Island College acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 46% of students, Rhode Island College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
About Rhode Island College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908
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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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
March 15
SAT Range
880-1090
ACT Range
15-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$9,008/ 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
$6,877/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,461Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,616
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Commuter
    43%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Average
    20%
  • Ghetto
    6%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.79 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Diverse oppotunity for all
    37%
  • Interesting bunch
    20%
  • Cheap
    17%
  • Complicated
    9%
  • Beautiful
    7%
  • Hidden Gem
    4%
  • Inspirational
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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Rhode Island College Reviews

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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!
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I love Rhode Island College. Beautiful campus and always ready to help staff made me feel that this was a place where I could learn, improve myself, and earn a better education than in my home country, Poland. I took eight incredible classes, and I liked all of them, with no exception! Moreover, all of my professors gave me support during my first year and made sure that I was on the right track, which was very important to me, as an international student. I wish there were more scholarships for students like me, who are struggling with out-of-state tuition.
Rhode Island College has been such an amazing experience. Although it is a small commuter school, they have plenty of activities and student organizations to be involved in. I completed my undergraduate degree in the Feinstein School of Education and am now continuing onto my graduate degree in Social Work. I suggest taking advantage of professors office hours and spent time on campus! Also, Learning 4 Life (L4L) and ALLIED (leadership course)