The Best Rhode Island Colleges

The Best Colleges in Rhode Island for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Rhode Island as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 as the best overall college in Rhode Island is Brown University. The top rated public state college is University of Rhode Island. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


6 results

Brown University
B
Providence, RI

Brown University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in America

  • 10,696enrollment
  • $27,659net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

Rhode Island School of Design
R
Providence, RI

Rhode Island School of Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 2,576enrollment
  • $40,048net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1480SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 3.71Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Providence College
P
Providence, RI

Providence College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 4,671enrollment
  • $37,284net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1330SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Bryant University
B
Smithfield, RI

Bryant University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 3,441enrollment
  • $39,919net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1300SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Rhode Island
R
Kingston, RI

University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 17,511enrollment
  • $15,386net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1290SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Rhode Island College
R
Providence, RI

Rhode Island College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 6,331enrollment
  • $10,557net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 870-1100SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.08Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15