Rhode Island College

861 reviews
  1. Providence, RI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  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
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 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 39 responses
Report
  • Commuter
    38%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Average
    23%
  • Ghetto
    8%
  • Driven
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.69 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Diverse oppotunity for all
    31%
  • Cheap
    19%
  • Interesting bunch
    19%
  • Complicated
    11%
  • Beautiful
    8%
  • Hidden Gem
    6%
  • Inspirational
    6%

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%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses

Reviews

861 reviews
  • Excellent
    95
  • Very Good
    265
  • Average
    396
  • Poor
    60
  • Terrible
    45
Rhode Island College is great! It's not perfect, but no college is. However, being a freshman, my transition from high school to college has been great. Most professors are super helpful and really like to challenge you. Campus safety is a goal that Rhode Island College strives to make their students feel. There is always RIC security driving through campus and many emergency push buttons all over. Which makes you feel very safe. The campus is small and beautiful and gives a home feeling like no other college I looked into. I am a commuter so I can not say what it is like living on campus. However the one downfall the college has is not enough parking spaces...Like ever. The school is mostly a commuter school which is cool, but parking can be horrendous depending on the time you have classes. Even with that one downfall RIC is an amazing school and I absolutely recommend looking into it!
  • Freshman
  • 18 days ago
I really do love Rhode Island College for the classes sizes! The school is not to big which gives professors the opportunity to have one on one time with each of their students when needed. You can tell that the professors really want their students to do their best and succeed. Teachers are pretty much always available before or after class if you have any classes, or if not there are always willing to make an appointment with you. Extra tutoring in most of the classes is always available at no extra charge which is great.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
I lived in Sweet Hall, which is an all freshman dorm my first year and I loved it! I personally chose this residence hall because it was smaller and all freshman. I can honestly say that if I lived in one of the other dorms that include freshman, I do not think I would have met the people I am closest with today. I met some of my closest friends living in Sweet Hall, and these are the people that make going to school so far away from home more enjoyable. I personally like living on campus because you meet new people and I believe it is part of the college experience. I am looking forward to living on campus again this next year. I had a really close relationship with one of my Resident Assistance and I am lucky enough to have her again next year in my suite. I only had one problem with living on campus and that was when we signed up for housing for next semester. We had lottery numbers and everything was running smoothly until the time slot I had was right in the middle of when my roommates and I were in class. The internet was down in every building except the residence halls, so this made signing up for housing more of a hassle because you couldn't do it unless you were in a residence hall. Therefore, I think it would be better if they made the time slots either in the evening when most people are not in classes, or they should have it set up so you can register from any building on campus.
  • College Freshman
  • 6 months ago