About Rhode Island College

Founded in 1854, Rhode Island College. is a Public college. Located in Rhode Island, which is a city setting in Rhode Island, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 7,398 full time undergraduate students, and 1,048 full time graduate students.

The Rhode Island College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 340 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Rhode Island College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate74%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range790-1020
ACT Range16-20

Admissions at RIC are considered Selective, with ,27% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

75% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Rhode Island College.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
37%
“We know about current events and vote”
51%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
12%
“We save it for the classroom”
31%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
9%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
1%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
46%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
38%
“We bought the gear”
16%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
13%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
50%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
37%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
21%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
48%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
28%
“We only party on weekends”
3%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
24%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
37%
“We know about current events and vote”
51%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
12%
“We save it for the classroom”
31%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
9%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
1%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
46%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
38%
“We bought the gear”
16%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
13%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
50%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
37%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
21%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
48%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
28%
“We only party on weekends”
3%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
24%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Rhode Island College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    119 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    98 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    147 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    151 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    151 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    149 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    151 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    151 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Rhode Island College?

75 Students rated Rhode Island College

Alicia - 08/23/2021

My Opinion about Rhode Island so far is that it is great school even though i been in the college for one year. Every professor i met is nice, some might be rude but it okay for me. I don't hate the college cause it has what i need and it has the best nursing place there. It a nice environment for everyone who decide to come to Rhode island college.

Brianna - 05/28/2021

When I started attending Rhode Island College I was very nervous as many first time students would be, however, their advisors and student leaders made everything so welcoming and gave me one of the best experiences I’ve ever had when it came to advising and counseling. Being able to ensure that I have been on the right path since day one has always been a big priority for me and I was very glad to see that because it was a huge deal for me, it was equally as big for them. They are very understanding and very polite and I have felt very welcome on campus as well as in various student-led groups.

Hannah - 03/18/2021

This was and still is my dream school. I am so happy and proud that I get to be a part of this community. The people, the opportunities, the resources and the feeling of being welcomed is overwhelmingly comforting. Inclusivity, hospitality and prosper is what makes Rhode Island College, and I will forever be proud to be an Anchor!

Natassia - 10/31/2020

Rhode Island college needs better food. Overall I think that it’s a alright college for instate. I love that they are making the college more modern and diverse, I feel like I fit in and making friends isn’t as hard as before.

Rhode Island College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Rhode Island College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Rhode Island College is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time and talk to me as a high school senior I would say the following: Danielle I know that you have messed up and gotten pregnant, but dont drop out of school, you only have 3 months left. If you work hard and not worry about what others are saying around you, you can do this. Finish high school and go to college, Momma said that she would help you take care of the baby until you finish. Dont be so stubron and hard headed take advantage of the oppertunity go to law school like you have dreamed about for all these years because its hard out here. If you wait until you get older you will have to worry about bills and other responsibilities on top of keeping up your grades. Its not as easy as you think it is to just go back. The longer you wait the harder it gets. So be smart. I will be here to help you if you need it. Dont give up, Please dont give up.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    I consider that there are many things that make my school great. This school is full of education opportunities. It made me become professional and independent everyone around me was always eager to learn, listen, and help each other.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    What I consider to be the worst part of my school is the sports. Rhode Island College does not have a football team, a cheerleading team. People tend to take pride in their school when their football team does well. and it is hard to be proud of a school that is division three school.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Rhode Island College class rooms have a very wide range of ethnicities and ages. This certainly has the potential to make RIC a great learning place for students. I love the way each person tha comes to class has a completely different outlook on life than the person sitting next to them because it adds a lot to class discussions.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    nothing

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is career driven. Someone who is determined and wants a bright future.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It could be a lot better.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    Caring and very helpful. Want to help each other understand material better. Easily able to attain study groups with new classmates however, strong continuity of classmates. Once you are accepted you generally stay together and get to know each other. This makes the difficulty of the nursing program a much easier to obtain goal with the support of people who care

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    To attend Rhode Island College, you should be willing to put in a LOT of time and energy for your work. If you want to live on campus, be prepared to dish out money for disgusting food, broken elevators, but nice a/c and heat. You should be mature enough to get over people's pettiness, and willing to live with at least 7 other people. However, upper classmen can live with only 4 people (sometimes). You should be independent and not break the rules (or not get caught). Good luck!! :-)

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I wish that professors had held students to higher academic standards. I learned the most from professors who pushed students to work hard.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    What I brag the most about Rhode Island College is that I attend the best Biology (Pre-Med) program in the state. They have the latest technology and the right study to prepare any student for the MCAT examination, and any Medical School in the country. Rhode Island College is an institutuon that seriously care about their students and their right future career.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is known for its awesome education and nursing programs. Anyone in the New Englad area knows where they shoulgo to college if they want to be and education or nursing major because of the great program and the low tuition rates.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Rhode Island College is known as a commuter school, and primarily it is. That doesn't mean this is a bad thing, though. After transferring from a small private college with lots of cliques, I personally like the independence of the students. To me, this makes it feel more like college rather than high school.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    If I could change one thing about RIC, I would add a better social scene. I mean, since it's in Providence it's great because it's near all the clubs and bars, but there is absolutely NO life on campus on the weekends. This is primarily because it is a commuter school, so everyone either rents apartments in the city, or lives at home. Also, there is absolutely NO school pride, I mean, the school doesn't even have a football team!

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academic life at RIC is very good. The class sizes are mostly all 25-30 students, so professors know you by name and there is personal attention gven to each student. The general education requirements also are not that strict, there is a lot of choice among different courses when it comes to that.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Student government and school newspaper.

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  18. What do students complain about most?

    The food at our college is what the students complain the most about. It saddens me that whenever we are going to our diner, we do not have many options to chose from and we are paying for horrible food.

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  19. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    Around th

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  20. Describe the dorms.

    I have never lived on campus, but from what I have seen they are about average size for dorms.

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  21. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Pretty much. Since it's a small school that's very cheap to in-state students, the vast majority of people are from RI.

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Student Body

Students

68%

female

32%

male

7,398

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,048

Total Grad Students

21%

Out-Of-State

79%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

75

Student Organizations

2

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

13%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
17%
% White or Caucasian
61%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

86% of students attending Rhode Island College receive some sort of financial aid. 50% were awarded federal grants. While 67% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$19,867

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$10,794

Room and Board

31,861

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,386
$30 - $48K
$7,945
$48 - $75K
$11,525
$75 - $110K
$14,141
$110K & UP
$14,949

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