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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

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Overview

Student Population
2,467
Rhode Island School of Design overview
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Online risd.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Rhode Island School of Design overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Rhode Island School of Design is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,832 prospective students applied, and 987 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 480 enrolled in the school.  2,467 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $51,800 plus fees of $1,060. RISD is ranked 83 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

9/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
7/10
Value

RISD is rated within the top 19% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Rhode Island School of Design within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Elite
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SAT 1230/1470
ACT 26/32
GPA 3.5
Applications Accepted
25.8% 
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Applications Due Feb 1, 2021
Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$51,800
Costs for Rhode Island School of Design
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,700
Other Fees$1,060
Room and Board $13,720
Budget for Other Expenses$3,500
Total One Year Cost$72,780

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
87% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rhode Island School of Design students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 73%
Architecture 18%
Work and Family Studies 5%
Precision Production Trades 4%

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