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
  • 12 days 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
My overall experience at Rhode Island College (RIC) has been amazing! I just finished my freshman year and I have nothing but great things to say about my institution. I would choose RIC again in a heartbeat if i could do it all over again. I am from a small town in Georgia and my biggest interest in schools was going somewhere I did not know anyone, RIC gave me that option. I am also a gymnast and RIC has given me the opportunity to continue my sport at the next level. I think my favorite experience so far would be meeting all new people. I really had to step out of my comfort zone to be able to make new friends and feel more comfortable at school. It was hard for me to leave home, but now that I am going to school so far away it is almost weird being home longer than a week or two. I think my school is unique because it is such a diverse group of people. There are students at my school that have been in Rhode Island or Massachusetts their whole lives, and then there are students like me who are from Georgia or Non-New Englanders. Everyone is welcomed by their own group of people and there is always somewhere for people to fit in. When people ask me if I am going back to RIC next year I say absolutely without hesitation. It is the perfect fit for me!
  • College Freshman
  • 6 months ago