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
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    A-
Rhode Island College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908
Website

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
72%
Application Deadline
March 15
SAT Range
800-1030
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No
Will You Get In?

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Cost

Net Price
$8,632/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,292/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,268/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,360/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,605/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,184/ year

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
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,581Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Commuter
    38%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Average
    25%
  • Ghetto
    8%
  • Driven
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.70 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Diverse oppotunity for all
    30%
  • Interesting bunch
    22%
  • Cheap
    19%
  • Complicated
    11%
  • Beautiful
    8%
  • Hidden Gem
    5%
  • Inspirational
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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 great! It's not perfect, but no college is. However, being a freshman, my transition from high school to college has been great. Most professors are super helpful and really like to challenge you. Campus safety is a goal that Rhode Island College strives to make their students feel. There is always RIC security driving through campus and many emergency push buttons all over. Which makes you feel very safe. The campus is small and beautiful and gives a home feeling like no other college I looked into. I am a commuter so I can not say what it is like living on campus. However the one downfall the college has is not enough parking spaces...Like ever. The school is mostly a commuter school which is cool, but parking can be horrendous depending on the time you have classes. Even with that one downfall RIC is an amazing school and I absolutely recommend looking into it!
I really do love Rhode Island College for the classes sizes! The school is not to big which gives professors the opportunity to have one on one time with each of their students when needed. You can tell that the professors really want their students to do their best and succeed. Teachers are pretty much always available before or after class if you have any classes, or if not there are always willing to make an appointment with you. Extra tutoring in most of the classes is always available at no extra charge which is great.
Rhode Island College is constantly innovating the campus so there is a lot of new technology to work with. The professors are very helpful and are willing to work one-on-one if you are having trouble. Some students may complain about the cafeteria not being the best but Rhode Island College is really good with switching up the meals and putting out an array to chose from so its not really bad at all. There is also two cafes on campus. Dorm life is something that takes everyone time to get used to but there are janitors to clean the common areas everyday so its not unsanitary to live in, and the RAs that work the desk at night are also really friendly. Overall the campus has a good atmosphere and the students are welcoming to new students and students of different cultures, nationalities, etc.