Rhode Island School of Design

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Providence, RI

$53,820

Avg tuition

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About Rhode Island School of Design

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Rhode Island School of Design is a small private school located on an urban campus in Providence, Rhode Island. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,736, and admissions are highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 27%. The school offers 18 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 89%, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Tuition and fees for students are $53,820.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

27% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

85% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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89% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Implied no

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 27-32

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1250-1470

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Students enrolled

Information not available

Online student enrollment

9:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Non-U.S. Citizen

35%

White

26%

Asian

18%

Hispanic

8%

Two or more races

6%

Black

4%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

16% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $53,820 $53,820
Graduate $53,820 $53,820

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $2,700
On-campus room and board $14,430
On-campus other expenses $3,500
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $14,430
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,500
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,500

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $74,450 $74,450
Off-campus without family $74,450 $74,450
Off-campus with family $61,020 $61,020

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

16%

State Grant Aid

Information not available

Institution Grant Aid

33%

Pell Grant

16%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,495
State Grant Aid Information not available
Institution Grant Aid $30,154
Pell Grant Aid $4,914

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$43k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.