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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI, USA
4.02 Average Rating

The Rhode Island School of Design is a fine arts college in the state capital of Providence and one of the first art and design institutions in the United States. RISD confers bachelor’s degrees in 21 fine arts fields of study such as Ceramics, Photography, and Furniture Design. As part of RISD’s emphasis of the liberal arts, all undergraduates are required to take one-third of their classes in the Liberal Arts division along with their BFA. The RISD campus is shared with Brown University and both schools work together to offer joint courses.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
4%
Out of State Students
67%
0
100
34%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1285
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,477
Total Number of Undergrads
1,999
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
69%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
87%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$43,582
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$46,800
Out-of-State Tuition
$46,800
Students Receiving Financial Aid
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,179
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
29%
71%
Student Organizations
87
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Providence
Boston
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,800
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What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
This school is an incredibly challenging school, however the ability to grow as an artist and a designer is limitless. The amount of talent and dedication here is something that doesn't exist at other schools and is something that forces a student to perform to their upmost ability. However, the intensity level is sometimes too high and seems like it has the potential to burn students out.
William
RISD is a diverse community.
RISD is well known for its strong academics.
Students are very talented and enthusiastic about art in general.
Julie

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