Overview

Applicants
2,408
Acceptance Rate
41%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

30%
Over 3.75
26%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
540 - 670
SAT Math
570 - 710
ACT Composite
27 - 32

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9.49:1
Total Faculty
463
with Terminal Degree
262

253
Men
210
Women
44
Minority
17
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
78%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
87%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Kara Walker
MFA Painting, Painter

Seth McFarland
BFA Film/Animation/Video, Animator

David Macauley
BArch, Illustrator, writer

Joe Gebia and Brian Chesky
Both BFA ID, co-founders of Airbnb

Nicole Miller
BFA, Apparel, Fashon Designer

Dale Chilhuly
MFA, Ceramics, Glass Artist

Amy Devers
MFA Furniture, Furniture designer, TV host

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,000

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,337

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,500

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,376

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
48%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,285

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$44,284
Required Fees
$310
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$2,700

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,473
Transportation for Commuters
$1,996

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,014
Out of State

International
35%
Foreign Countries Represented
56

Demographics

24.15%
Asian
2.81%
African-American
11.30%
Hispanic
43.01%
Caucasian
13.18%
Unknown
34.72%
International

67% female
33% male
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
34
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

Men's Sports ()
1 Sports

Cycling
Women's Sports ()
1 Sports

Cycling

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: QSA (Queer Student Association): http://csi.risd.edu/student-groups/queer-student-association-qsa/; and other support services.

Minority Support Groups: Intercultural Student Engagement http://www.risd.edu/Students/Diversity/

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Providence College

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
75

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
13

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Admissions Office
2 College St.
Providence, RI 029032784

Phone
401-454-6300

Email
admissions@risd.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The RISD Museum
The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab
The RISD Library
RISD Store
Portfolio Cafe

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Brown University
Newport Mansions
Providence Place
Historic Benefit Street
Rhode Island seacoast

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; open selected Saturdays
8:30am-4:30pm; 1 p.m. scheduled tours
401-454-6300

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
1 hour prior to formal tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
T.F. Green Airport in Warwick is a 20 minute drive from Campus. Taxis and shuttle service are available at the airport for the ride to campus. Amtrak train and Greyhound bus service is available into Providence. Taxis are available at the stations. RIPTA Public Transit authority buses serve TF Green airport and Amtrak.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From either I-95 South or I-95 North, take Exit 22A, Downtown, Memorial Boulevard. Proceed straight through the first three sets of traffic lights and enter the left-hand turn lane as you approach the fourth set of lights. Take a left over the bridge and proceed up the hill along Waterman Street to the third intersection. Turn left onto Prospect Street and proceed through the intersection with Angell Street. Woods-Gerry House is the next block, on the left. From the east: Follow I-195 West to exit 2, South Main Street. Travel down South Main Street to the first light. Turn right onto College Street. At the next stop sign, go straight up the hill. Turn left onto Prospect Street and proceed through the intersections with Waterman and Angell streets. Woods-Gerry House is the next block, on the left. From the northwest: Follow Route 146 to I-95 South. Once on I-95 South, follow the directions above (from the North and South).

Local Accommodations
http://www.risd.edu/Admissions/Visit_RISD/Accommodations/ Hampton Inn and Suites is across the river and a quick walk to campus. The Marriott is within walking distance of RISD, as is the Omni Hotel. The Biltmore Hotel is about 5 minutes from RISD, The Hotel Providence is about a fifteen minute walk to campus. The Radisson Hotel is a short drive from the campus. Airbnb.com is a source of private homes and bed and breakfasts in the area.