Best Rhode Island Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Rhode Island for 2021

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. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology 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
  • $27,218net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
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
  • $39,791net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1470SAT 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
  • $35,796net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1350SAT range
  • 27-31ACT 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
  • $19,652net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Rhode Island College
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 7,766enrollment
  • $9,572net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 880-1080SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 3.08*Avg GPA
Bryant University
B
Smithfield, RI
Bryant University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,788enrollment
  • $40,038net price
  • 71%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
  • $27,922net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA
New England Institute of Technology
N
Warwick, RI
 
New England Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,763enrollment
  • $31,704net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 16-18ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Community College of Rhode Island
C
Warwick, RI
 
Community College of Rhode Island

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 14,539enrollment
  • $5,760net 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
  • $37,611net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA
Salve Regina University
S
Newport, RI
Salve Regina University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 2,647enrollment
  • $36,646net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA