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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
    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

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 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!
Rhode Island College was an easy transition for me as a single working parent. I applied in 2015, and was called in to interview with staff because I am an "adult learner," and I have not been to school in quite some time. I believe this interview was to observe me, and see what my future goals were, but more importantly, why the school should accept me as part of their student population. Not to say that I wasn't worth it, but to see how serious I was about attending after being away from school for so long. I understand as a learning institution, that fostering a students academia and talents are taken seriously, and they wanted to see if I was ready as well. Furthermore, I was accepted, and I now have 72 credits, and I am looking forward to enrolling in graduate school in the near future. RIC has definitely opened some doors for me that I never knew were possible. The teachers are great, and the night classes offered work perfect for parents who work during the day.