Providence, RI
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Reviews 427 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity is omnipresent at RISD, you will have friends from all around the globe.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There two main dining halls and a few small cafes where you can get sandwiches.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a lot of diversity at RISD, in terms of nationality, interests and style.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants on Thayer street, where most students go.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Even though Providence is a city like any other city with crimes, you will feel safe at RISD.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are sport teams at RISD but if you want to play varsity, Brown accepts RISD students.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There a lot of hang out spots at RISD: the risd beach, Carr Haus, library, Joly Rogers...

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life at RISD

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I still live on campus but as Providence is small, off campus housing will still be close from campus.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The first year is very intense, you will pull all-nighters but it's worth it and you still have free time.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not done an internship yet but I feel like it is very easy to get one with the help of the career center.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Even if Providence is a tiny city, it has a lot of charm and feels like home to me.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: International student do no get any financial aid or scholarship.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Strictness is present but not omnipresent. You will always feel safe at RISD.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Even if the workload is at first scary, you will be able to manage your time as you go.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: For Industrial Design the facilities are good and teachers are professionals in their field.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: RISD does not have a lot of parties, but Brown is just next door.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The number of student in classes are reasonable which allows good participation and better understanding.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: RISD has every year career fairs and has a helpful career center.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: RISD promotes diversity of various things mentioned above; RISD often hold events for students with these diversities.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: First and second year students are required to live on campus unless we have a waiver.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Providence is a great little city and is known to be a food town.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have great facilities, although they may not be the newest and most up to date but I am very grateful to have access to them.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: I love the resources that I have access to at RISD; they give you a lot of freedom to explore the fields that you have interest in.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Of course at an art school the female to male ratio is already very distinctive; as a girl I have the tendency to look for guys at Brown more often.

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Helen Koh
Chicago, IL
Graphic Design/Painting
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Many students love and hate RISD at the same time. The workload may be extremely demanding, but RISD students are not coming to receive the typical college experience. They are coming to get in touch with a community of artists that will enrich their understanding of art as a medium. RISD students come to gain access to an amazing amount of resources and equipment, which enable them to push their art form as much as possible. They aren’t looking for the big party school or a Greek scene—they are coming here to find themselves, to be individuals, and excel in their individual talents.

RISD students work very hard and are rewarded in the end. Many feel they are prepared to enter some sort of job or pursue a way to become active professionals in their field. In many ways, RISD is like boot camp for art, but it’s also an amazing opportunity for students to make the work that they want, while learning about themselves and their surroundings in the process. Once students let go of any ideas of what college is supposed to be, they will realize that RISD is not only a completely unique and exhilarating experience, but also provides a degree that holds a lot of weight in the professional world and skills that will serve students for their entire lives. Ask any RISD student, and they will say that as much as they complain, they would never go anywhere else.

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