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  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 5,598 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rhode Island College acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 47% of students, Rhode Island College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,700.
About Rhode Island College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908
Website
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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
75%
Application Deadline
March 15
SAT Range
790-1020
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$9,145/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,386/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,945/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,525/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,141/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,949/ year
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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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,598Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Commuter
    43%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Average
    22%
  • Ghetto
    7%
  • Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.76 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Diverse oppotunity for all
    35%
  • Interesting bunch
    21%
  • Cheap
    16%
  • Complicated
    9%
  • Beautiful
    7%
  • Hidden Gem
    5%
  • Inspirational
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
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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.
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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)
Rhode Island College is a great college for in-state and out-of-state students alike. With great degree programs and extra-curricular activities, and friendly people from the students to the faculty and staff. The professors are very passionate in what they teach, and are willing to do anything that they can to help you succeed in both your classes and your personal goals. If you choose to attend Rhode Island College you will get a rich college experience, full of knowledgeable professors, friendly peers, and a well landscaped college campus. Being a RI native, there is no other school that I would choose.