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- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB-
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 5,104 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rhode Island College acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Social Work and Youth Services, and Psychology. Graduating 50% of students, Rhode Island College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
Rhode Island College Rankings
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Rhode Island Admissions
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.81 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
Rhode Island College Reviews
Honestly, it wasn’t as bad as i thought it would be. Depending on the class, one had to teach themselves. Science courses however, are the worst thing possible online. It’s like one was teaching themselves knowing it’s supposed to be a hands on type of thing. Other than that, everything else played out smoothly! Professors made sure to stay in touch and even pushed back deadlines because they knew it was such a tough situation to be in.
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!
The fact that students and teachers are well integrated makes it very easy to feel like you can succeed to your potential. The ease of access to the college counselors has been especially useful for me, and when I have hit personal the staff have acted amazingly with their support and have acted very efficiently in placing a very structured plan for me so I can balance my studies with well-being.All of the tutors are very supportive and we have lots of independence to get on with our own research and further studies. Also the great feeling of community and the support given to students that need extra help.The teachers are supportive – we are given clear goals for the future.Although students are all working hard and we are being academically pushed, there is always a feeling of happiness around the site.