Rhode Island College

890 reviews
  1. Providence, RI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Rhode Island College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
810-1030
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$8,372/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,164/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,012/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,086/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,216/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,094/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,616Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Average
    44%
  • Commuter
    22%
  • Diverse
    22%
  • Ghetto
    11%
  • Driven
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.50 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Interesting bunch
    46%
  • Beautiful
    15%
  • Cheap
    15%
  • Complicated
    15%
  • Diverse oppotunity for all
    8%
  • Hidden Gem
    0%
  • Inspirational
    0%

After Rhode Island College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

890 reviews
  • Excellent
    93
  • Very Good
    262
  • Average
    394
  • Poor
    60
  • Terrible
    45
RIC is a small college that is affordable. It shadows almost every other college in the state but its programs of study don't fall short of them. The community here comes from all over Rhode Island and features the occasional out-of-stater. It is currently undergoing renovations so expect big things in the coming years here.
  • Senior
  • 14 hours ago
This school is very nice. The second you turn down the road to enter the school , you are immediately entered into a whole knew world. It is secluded from the city so you have the nice campus feel, while only being minutes away from down town.
  • Niche User
  • 3 days ago
Attending RIC was a time I will never forget. For 5 years I attended Community College and slowly received my Associates and when I transferred to Rhode Island College, it was larger and I was afraid that the classes would be too big. The idea of a bigger school always made me feel like I would get left behind because there are so many students. That was never the case at RIC and the faculty was amazing. The layout of the school is cool and it was peaceful to sit on the benches. I found it a nice quiet place to study and feel productive and there were many options for student to get involved in. I had a great time.
  • Junior
  • 18 days ago