Chances of getting into Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Rhode Island College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into RIC and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Rhode Island for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,091 out of 4,208 applicants were admitted making RIC a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 77 percent. Rhode Island College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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RIC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Rhode Island College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
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 1000

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

Rhode Island College typically requires applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >82%
995 to 1100 Avg + 73%-82%
890 to 995 Avg - 61%-73%
785 to 890 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 785 Low <48%
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RIC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Rhode Island College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Rhode Island College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 18

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 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Rhode Island for highest average ACT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rhode Island College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rhode Island College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >82%
18 to 20 Avg + 73%-82%
16 to 18 Avg - 61%-73%
14 to 16 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 14 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into Rhode Island College. 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 #9 in Rhode Island for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as RIC accepts 73% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Rhode Island College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,788 1,419 4,208
Accepted 2,145 946 3,091
Acceptance Rate 77% 67% 73%
Enrolled 609 240 849
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 25% 27%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rhode Island College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Rhode Island College Admission 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 IPEDS survey data for Rhode Island College.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

73% of those who apply are granted admission to RIC. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1100. 93% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 20. 5% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.