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
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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
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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

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.70 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 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 42 responses
Report
  • Commuter
    38%
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Average
    24%
  • Ghetto
    7%
  • Driven
    2%

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.72 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Diverse oppotunity for all
    33%
  • Interesting bunch
    21%
  • Cheap
    18%
  • Complicated
    10%
  • Beautiful
    8%
  • 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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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!
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The college itself was not bad, there are great people ther and great staff. There are clubs to join, it is a bit of a small campus! It’s mostly a commuter school, so it does get dead from Friday to Sunday. It has tutors for subjects you struggle in, learning for life, employment, etc.
I am currently enrolled here and living in the dorm. The instructors thus far have been very helpful when assistance is needed. I graduated from the RI Nurses Institute Middle College where the classes were smaller than normal high school classes and the teachers really cared about their students. RI College has been much like my high school, very pleasant instructors whom are always willing to help/ tutor if needed. It's not just a job to them. They want to see all their students pass. I recommend this school to anyone looking to persue a career in nursing.