Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,440
Total Number of Undergrads
1,976
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
79%
20-39 Students
19%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
89%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
47%
52%
Ethnicity

African American
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
White
79%
Hispanic
5%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
2%

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
It's just plain difficult. The studio classes will be your hardest classes, liberal arts and other academic classes end up being the break
Clara from Providence, RI
Once you are in, expect spending a lot of time working on your projects.
Projects given in classes are meant to inspire you and designed to make you think critically. It is pretty hard to make A's in classes.
Julie
the academic classes, as well as the art classes, are extremely challenging. professors are always willing to help, but you need to put in the work as well.
meri
RISD is extremely hard, but time management helps keep stress levels down
Julia from Horsham, PA
I've heard from many students the courses are challenging, and the professors are demanding. But that's what makes a good artist.
Anshika from Ellicott City, MD
studios challenging, some liberal arts are some are lacking
Jessica from PROVIDENCE, RI
heavy, heavy workload, i hear, although the liberal arts classes leave much to be desired in terms of academic quality. but it's an art school, not a liberal arts school.
van donsel from waltham, ma
As I mentioned earlier, this school is rigorous but not unnecessarily so. You wil be challenged in all aspects of learning, however the liberal arts aspects of this school seem to be lacking a little bit. There is an opportunity to take classes at Brown which is an easy solution to this problem.
William