Overview

Applicants
2,516
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
30%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
580 - 720
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
580 - 690
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 32

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9.2:1
Total Faculty
470
with Terminal Degree
300

265
Men
205
Women
46
Minority
19
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
89%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Kara Walker
Painter

Seth MacFarlane
Animator, author, producer

David Macaulay
Illustrator, writer

Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky
Co-founders of Airbnb

Nicole Miller
Fashon Designer

Dale Chilhuly
Glass Artist

Roz Chast
Illustrator, author

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
89%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,005

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,561

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,500

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
48%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,000

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,412

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$45,530
Required Fees
$310
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$2,700

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,400
Transportation for Commuters
$1,996

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,600
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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
Foreign Countries Represented
52

Demographics

18.82%
Asian
2.38%
African-American
8.19%
Hispanic
31.38%
Caucasian
8.14%
Unknown
26.46%
International

68% female
32% male
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
73
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
None

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

Sustainability


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
95

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 02903-2784

Phone
401-454-6300

Email
admissions@risd.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The RISD Museum
The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab
RISD Fleet Library
Carr Haus
RISD Store

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Providence Place Mall
Historic Benefit Street
Rhode Island sea coast
Newport Mansions

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
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Contact Email Address for Visit
rbieberb@risd.edu

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 (designated PVD) is a 20 minute drive from campus. Taxis and shuttle service are available at the airport. 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. Buses are available to Boston's Logan International Airport.

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.