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#2 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

RIC Admission Requirements

Providence, Rhode Island

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Chances of getting into Rhode Island College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Admission Difficulty for Rhode Island College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into RIC and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at RIC is 81%.  It ranks #8 in Rhode Island for lowest rate of acceptance. Rhode Island College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,827 out of 4,709 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent (SAT 870/1100 ACT 18/25). Rhode Island College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.08. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The RIC application fee is $50 and applications are due by Mar 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Rhode Island College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

RIC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
870-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
93%
SAT Scores for Rhode Island College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Rhode Island College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Rhode Island College?

Rhode Island College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. RIC ranks #6 in Rhode Island for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rhode Island College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >88%
985 to 1100 Avg + 81%-88%
870 to 985 Avg - 71%-81%
755 to 870 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 755 Low <60%
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RIC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
5%
ACT Scores for Rhode Island College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Rhode Island College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into RIC?

Admission data indicates that RIC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Rhode Island for highest average ACT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rhode Island College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rhode Island College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >89%
21 to 25 Avg + 81%-89%
18 to 21 Avg - 73%-81%
15 to 18 Reach 63%-73%
Less than 15 Low <63%
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RIC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.08*
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Rhode Island College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into RIC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rhode Island College was 3.08 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Rhode Island for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.08 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as RIC accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.08 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

75% of Rhode Island College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Rhode Island College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14.1%
Top 25% of class 36.1%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Rhode Island College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,070 1,639 4,709
Accepted 2,622 1,205 3,827
Acceptance Rate 85% 74% 81%
Enrolled 561 258 819
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 21% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Rhode Island College is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rhode Island College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Rhode Island College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Rhode Island College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217420 IPEDS survey data for Rhode Island College.

FAQs

Does Rhode Island College prefer SAT or ACT?

93% of students submit their SAT scores to RIC. 5% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Rhode Island College?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to RIC. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Rhode Island College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1100. 93% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Rhode Island College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 5% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.