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Rhode Island School of Design Admissions

Admissions Overview

RISD admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 26%. Students that get into RISD have an average SAT score between 1230-1470 or an average ACT score of 26-32. The regular admissions application deadline for RISD is February 1. Interested students can apply for early action and early decision. The early action deadline is December 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1.

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Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
26%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
No data available  
Total Applicants
3,832
SAT Range
1230-1470
SAT Reading
610-700
SAT Math
620-770
Students Submitting SAT
83%
ACT Range
26-32
ACT English
27-35
ACT Math
25-31
ACT Writing
No data available  
Students Submitting ACT
19%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
February 1
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$60
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Recommended
Poll
67%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant. 6 responses
Poll
100%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers. 6 responses

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