Chances of getting into 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 74% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Rhode Island for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,566 out of 4,846 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 74 percent. Rhode Island College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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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 490
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Rhode Island College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1060

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 requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Rhode Island for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rhode Island College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >83%
1060 to 1160 Avg + 74%-83%
960 to 1060 Avg - 63%-74%
860 to 960 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 860 Low <50%
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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 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Rhode Island College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
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 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 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 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Rhode Island for highest average ACT composite score. 8 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
22 and Above Good >84%
18 to 22 Avg + 74%-84%
15 to 18 Avg - 64%-74%
12 to 15 Reach 53%-64%
Less than 12 Low <53%
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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 74% of students who apply.

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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 10%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Rhode Island College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,239 1,607 4,846
Accepted 2,477 1,089 3,566
Acceptance Rate 76% 68% 74%
Enrolled 764 276 1,040
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 25% 29%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 15, 2020
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 98 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to RIC before the Mar 15 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19

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.