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Rhode Island School of Design Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

2 College St Providence, RI 02903-2784
Phone: (401) 454-6100
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Julie
  • Dec-25-2013 I am a current student here

    I assume that my essays helped me the most to get into this school. RISD also cares about your high school GPA so don't get lazy on getting good grades.

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  • meri
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    draw, draw, draw!! admission is mostly about your artistic talent and abilities. keep your grades up and write interesting essays. they are looking at your artwork and grades mostly, so concentrate on them during junior and senior year!

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  • T
  • May-19-2013 I am a current student here

    A good portfolio is essential. Just because you don't come in with the necessary skill doesn't mean you wont get in, you just need to show that you can think, and you learn the technique while enrolled.

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  • Julia from Horsham, PA
  • Feb-01-2013 I am a current student here

    Get your work done. If you let things pile up, you will drown under all of the work. Also, stay organized. Life will be a lot easier for you if you do

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  • William
  • Jan-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Make sure art and design is what you want to do. This school offers an incredible amount of opportunities to succeed but will seriously challenge every individual who steps over the threshold into the art and design world.

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