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Rhode Island School of Design

School Profile

  • Rhode Island School of DesignPrivate Four-year College of Art in Providence, RI
  • Acceptance Rate: 29%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,926

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Ceramics
  • Bachelor of Fashion Design
  • Bachelor of Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts
  • Bachelor of Film Production/Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Illustration
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Metal/Jewelry Arts
  • Bachelor of Painting
  • Bachelor of Photography
  • Bachelor of Printmaking
  • Bachelor of Sculpture
  • Certificate of Interior Design

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $36,659
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $36,659

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 580
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 237
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 93


Member: N/A
Team name: N/A


  • Ranked #1 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #3 Ceramics
  • Ranked #5 Fiber Arts
  • Ranked #1 Glass
  • Ranked #1 Graphic Design
  • Ranked #2 Industrial Design
  • Ranked #1 Interior Design
  • Ranked #2 Metals / Jewelry
  • Ranked #3 Multimedia / Visual Communications
  • Ranked #3 Painting / Drawing
  • Ranked #3 Photography
  • Ranked #2 Printmaking
  • Ranked #3 Sculpture

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Admissions Address

Two College Street
Providence, RI 02903-2791
(401) 454-6300
(800) 364-7473
Fax: (401) 454-6309
Contact: Edward Newhall
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity N/A
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 34%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 34%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 2,756
Female applicants 1,957
Male applicants 799
Applicants accepted 945
Female applicants accepted 645
Male applicants accepted 300
Freshman enrollment 478
Female freshman enrollment 311
Male freshman enrollment 167
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 98%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 85%
SAT Critical Reading average score 615
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 550-680
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 633
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 570-700
SAT Writing average score 622
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 570-680
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 15%
Average ACT Composite score 25
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 23-30
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 25-32
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 24-29

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