Best Rhode Island Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Rhode Island for 2020

There are 11 colleges and universities in Rhode Island enrolling 78,898 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Rhode Island below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Rhode Island offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

Rhode Island is home to nationally ranked institutions like Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence College and University of Rhode Island. The highest ranked college in Rhode Island is Brown University and the top rated public state college is University of Rhode Island.

Local college options can be explored in and Providence or other cities.

11 results found

List of the Best Rhode Island Colleges

Brown University
B
Providence, RI
Brown University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 10,257enrollment
  • $25,651net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
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Rhode Island School of Design
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island School of Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 2,467enrollment
  • $39,777net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Providence College
P
Providence, RI
Providence College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 4,674enrollment
  • $36,099net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1360SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
University of Rhode Island
R
Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 17,777enrollment
  • $18,739net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
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Rhode Island College
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 7,766enrollment
  • $9,008net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 890-1100SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.08*Avg GPA
Bryant University
B
Smithfield, RI
Bryant University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,788enrollment
  • $34,663net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Johnson & Wales University Providence
J
Providence, RI
Johnson & Wales University Providence

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 7,360enrollment
  • $27,165net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA
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New England Institute of Technology
N
Warwick, RI
 
New England Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,763enrollment
  • $30,538net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Community College of Rhode Island
C
Warwick, RI
 
Community College of Rhode Island

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 14,539enrollment
  • $5,800net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Roger Williams University
R
Bristol, RI
Roger Williams University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 4,860enrollment
  • $36,862net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA
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Salve Regina University
S
Newport, RI
Salve Regina University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 2,647enrollment
  • $33,997net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA