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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

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Overview

Student Population
2,227
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

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 4,001 prospective students applied, and 1,085 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 413 enrolled in the school.  2,227 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $53,820 plus fees of $1,070. RISD is ranked 87 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

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

RISD is rated within the top 20% 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 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Elite
Rhode Island School of Design overview
SAT 1250/1470
ACT 27/32
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
27.1% 
Rhode Island School of Design overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2023
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$53,820
Costs for Rhode Island School of Design
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,700
Other Fees$1,070
Room and Board $14,430
Budget for Other Expenses$3,500
Total One Year Cost$75,520

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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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217493 IPEDS survey data for Rhode Island School of Design.

Current students may use the Rhode Island School of Design GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.