Rhode Island College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduaton Rate & More

Performing Arts Center at Rhode Island College
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Rhode Island College Admissions Overview:

Rhode Island College, with an acceptance rate of 75%, is largely open to interested applicants. Students with good grades and test scores are likely to get in. Prospective students will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, and high school transcripts. For full requirements and guidelines, be sure to visit the school's website, tour the campus, or contact the admissions office at RIC.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Rhode Island College Description:

Located on a 180-acre campus in Providence, Rhode Island College is a comprehensive public college whose roots go back to 1854. The college represents a good value, especially for the 85% of students coming from in-state. Providence has an active college scene -- Providence College is about a mile to the east, and RISD and Brown are about four miles away. Boston and New York City are easily accessed by train or interstate.

On the academic front, RIC students can choose from roughly 90 majors and programs offered through the college's five schools. Professional fields such as business and education are extremely popular among undergraduates, as is the highly regarded nursing program. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 24.

For students in the selective Honors Program, the average class size is 15. Student life is active and includes a small Greek system. In athletics, the Rhode Island College Anchormen and Anchorwomen compete in the NCAA Division III Little East Conference. The college fields twelve women's and nine men's varsity sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,446 (7,398 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 32% Male / 68% Female
  • 76% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,206 (in-state); $19,867 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,794
  • Other Expenses: $1,440
  • Total Cost: $21,640 (in-state); $33,301 (out-of-state)

Rhode Island College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 64%
    • Loans: 67%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,763
    • Loans: $6,133

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Track, Tennis, Wrestling, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Gymnastics, Golf, Soccer, Track, Lacrosse, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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