RIC Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Rhode Island College
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT90%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||960|
|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.
|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%|
RIC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT8%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.08*
Typical High School GradesB
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.
75% of Rhode Island College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||31%||25%||29%|
Applications are DueMar 15, 2020
Days left to Apply149
Applicants have 149 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.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
What are the requirements for admission to Rhode Island College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.