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

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RISD is a highly rated private college located in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,009 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the RISD acceptance rate is 26%. Popular majors include Systems Science and Theory, Illustration, and Graphic Design. Graduating 89% of students, RISD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,300.

About

2 College St
Providence, RI 02903
Athletic Division
No data available  
Athletic Conference
No data available  

Rhode Island School of Design Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

RISD Admissions

Acceptance Rate
26%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1230-1470
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$39,791 / 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
$30,635 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
48%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,009 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
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%
  • Stressed
    6%

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%

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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