Providence, RI
Rhode Island College


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Recent Reviews

Kate
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of the school is that allot of the professors in this major have lost touch with what it is like to be a t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of the school is that allot of the professors in this major have lost touch with what it is like to be a teacher. The general ed professors are really engaging and fun, but the major professors are pretty secure in their position and there for do not put the extra effort to make in classes interesting.

Hattie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall it's a great school. So far my professors have been wonderful and I've loved my classes. The dining hall has a ton ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall it's a great school. So far my professors have been wonderful and I've loved my classes. The dining hall has a ton of food options and they're healthy. It's a small, alcohol free campus which is great because I'm there to learn, not party. I'd say the dorms are standard, depending on which hall you're in, mine's a little on the smaller side but that doesn't bother me. I'm excited to continue my academic career there!

Victor
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I enrolled Rhode Island college fall of 2013, ever since I've had great life experiences that have placed me where I am today...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enrolled Rhode Island college fall of 2013, ever since I've had great life experiences that have placed me where I am today and building my future. The RIC community is very welcoming and with all the clubs and organizations in campus there's definitely a group of people that will connect with and that the same passions as you. The tuition is very affordable and the education that you're getting is above what you're paying as a student making a great school

Julia
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RIC is a great school! There are a ton of clubs to join on campus and the academics are fantastic; classes are engaging and p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RIC is a great school! There are a ton of clubs to join on campus and the academics are fantastic; classes are engaging and professors actually care about your success in their classes. Most of them are available outside their office hours and are incredibly accommodating for students. Some questions on this review, such as on-campus housing, drugs and alcohol, are unfair questions to RIC seeing as 85% of RIC students commute and there is a significant portion of part time students.

Keren
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I’m not going to lie to you, when I first started the college application process I never thought I’d end up at RIC. Not beca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I’m not going to lie to you, when I first started the college application process I never thought I’d end up at RIC. Not because I wanted to run away from home and because 18.5 minutes weren’t enough. No. It was because I heard that RIC wasn’t “lit” enough to live up your college experience and because If I attended this college, I was going to be entitled to be basic for the next four years of my life. Obviously, like any ordinary teenager in America, I dreamt for so long to attend the biggest most live university of the nation, but just like I couldn’t afford a pair of shoes from Aldo without saving up for two weeks; it was also evident that I couldn’t afford any “lit” university. So, it happened. I became part of the eighty percent of seniors from High School in Central Falls, Rhode Island to attend RIC. Yeah, I was now basic. I would’ve loved to say that my story could turn out to be just like Viola Davis’ but unfortunately I’m not as talented in acting. But anyways, with no many other alternatives, I decided to live the college experience at RIC to the fullest. So, I moved in. As the first person to attend College in my household, I can say that moving to RIC was a one-time great experience. Despite the fact that I had to spend my number nineteen birthday moving stuff up and down the Penfield Hall on campus, I can say that a moving day a RIC consists of much more than just picking the best bed in your dorm. In the process of waiting for a room checkup, I met the president of the college. Yeah, they very new president of RIC dude! My mother always told me I was a lucky chicken, but I certainly didn’t know why until I met him. Dr. Frank Sanchez came up to us to greet us and get to know us. He was so polite and charming that even took the time to say a few words in Spanish so my mother could also be part in the conversation. Right after an amazing conversation, I expressed to him how I was happily spending my birthday moving in and he congratulated me for choosing education first as we took a picture of the RIC website. The truth is that RIC is indeed a very diverse campus. Just like we were so lucky to have a president with a Hispanic background, we also had a carnival of races all over campus that I constantly pictured as a rainbow of cultures. Living on campus at RIC was definitely the best choice I ever made. Yeah, dude. I was a RIC first year student in 2016 and I was okay with that. As for the dorms at RIC I can say that I am entirely lucky to be in the most comfortable building and would certainly have nothing to envy from the friends who attended the “lit” university and are forced to share a room with two strangers as they party in bunk beds. Despite the fact that the Donovan Dining Center food needs to be reviewed and reinforced, I can say that living on campus has been a blessing. When I say it needs to be reinforced, it doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate the work of our hardworking men and women working in the kitchen but I can’t let go of the fact that for many of us yogurt and granola has become our number one meal. Maybe it’s because I’m Hispanic and I miss the flavor of my mother’s rice and beans, but I couldn’t miss that detail. In the other hand, I can also say that our RIC community support and love each other. When we were explosively hit with the news of our new president-elect, I observed posters all around campus were a sentences highlighted the intentions of the whole community. “despite the fact of the elections, RIC supports our Hispanics and LBGTQ brothers and sisters” The truth is that at RIC I learned how to care and give for others, as well as being fair. As a very un-athletic person, I am completely satisfied with the campus size. It is always good to know that during snow storms, we can always walk to the dining hall without dying from hypothermia. Also, I find it strongly completely to have small size classes where a connection between students and instructors could be built. It is also convenient because most of us tend to vamp-it for hours to finish our last minute essays and running just five to ten minutes before class comes into hand knowing your class is just across the hall. The truth is that RIC could be the basic college in Providence, but it can also be the most affordable and comfortable to live in. Throughout the last three months of my life, I can say that I am completely satisfied with my choice to attend RIC. Not only because the accounting major is rate ten percent in the nation, but also because at RIC I encountered my second home and certainly learn to live independently and safe. In the same way, at RIC I found opportunities and most importantly, I found a family. So, yes. I am the basic teenager attending the “un-lit college” but I am also the luckiest human being for taking the steps for a better education at RIC.

Elizabeth
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rhode Island College is a good option for many people, however, it does not come without it's problems. The main problem I ha...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rhode Island College is a good option for many people, however, it does not come without it's problems. The main problem I have found is that it is nearly impossible to graduate from RIC in four years, a goal for many students. Due to the extremely limited amount of classes offered, many students are forced to put off required classes for several semesters. There comes a certain point when the low cost of the education is leveled off by the amount of time some students are required to spend here. A solution would be to hire professors who are able to teach multiple classes or multiple sections, giving hardworking students more options.

Phylicia
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This college is decent, however they make it hard for students like me who have outstanding chargers on their account to pay ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This college is decent, however they make it hard for students like me who have outstanding chargers on their account to pay it back in a timely manner, or you will not be able to register for classes the upcoming semester. Overall, it can be better.

Ariel
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I transferred in to Rhode Island College in the Fall of 2016. I came from Community College of Rhode Island. I obtained my ce...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I transferred in to Rhode Island College in the Fall of 2016. I came from Community College of Rhode Island. I obtained my certificate in Medical Billing and Coding there. I did not like the transfer process, I thought there was an extreme lack of communication. I do now like the college and the classes that I am enrolled in.

Chelsea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Compared to other colleges, Rhode Island College is not a party school, but rather as a means to finish college with little c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Compared to other colleges, Rhode Island College is not a party school, but rather as a means to finish college with little costs. Because it's a small campus, most students choose to commute than to live in dorms. While there's a few students, including myself, that commute through bus, but many students drive to RIC. However, the latter needs to find parking early because there's not enough student parking lots. Each program of study has its own building with a small class size. This makes it easy to communicate with other students, professors, and staff members. Outside of class, there's extracurricular activities and events that's fun, and allow you to meet interesting people. To have a fun college life at RIC, one needs to go out there!

Sara
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Rhode Island College is a good school for people who want to either teach or go into nursing. It is also good for people like...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rhode Island College is a good school for people who want to either teach or go into nursing. It is also good for people like me who wanted to go to a school close to home. RIC is a good college; not too big or too small and very much involved in both arts, athletics and academics.

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  • 7,398
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,206
  • Acceptance rate
  • 75%

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