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Rhode Island School of Design
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  • 4 Year
  • PROVIDENCE, RI

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

2 COLLEGE ST
PROVIDENCE, RI 02903
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From Rhode Island School of Design

RISD’s mission is to educate students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, to discover and transmit knowledge and to make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship and innovation. RISD’s immersive model of art and design education, which emphasizes critical making through studio-based learning and robust study in the liberal arts, prepares students to intervene in the critical challenges of our time. Working with exceptional faculty and in extraordinary specialized facilities, 2,225 students from 60 countries engage in 44 full-time bachelor's and master's degree programs. RISD’s 30,000 alumni worldwide testify to the impact of this model of education, exemplifying the vital role artists and designers play in today’s society. Founded in 1877, RISD (pronounced “RIZ-dee”) and the RISD Museum help make Providence, RI among the most culturally active and creative cities in the region.

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Rhode Island School of Design Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
27%
SAT Range
1250-1470
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$40,048 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$32,571 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
42%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 23 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 31 responses
10%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 30 responses

Majors

Experimental and Foundation Studies (EFS)

The three EFS studios—Drawing, Design and Spatial Dynamics—encourage students to think deductively and intuitively through assignments and critiques, and to investigate the potential of disparate materials as they take projects from concept to completion. Faculty members lead group critiques but critical dialogue among students is also important in helping their work reach its full potential.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,736 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
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Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Talented
    50%
  • Creative
    31%
  • Hard-working
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 20 responses
Poll
72%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Creative
    54%
  • Rigorous
    23%
  • Open-minded
    15%
  • Fast-paced
    8%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 12 responses

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