Rhode Island School of Design

296 reviews
  1. Providence, RI
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Rhode Island School of Design is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
2 College St
Providence, RI 02903
Website

Rhode Island School of Design Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
33%
SAT Range
1110-1380
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$35,058/ 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
    $27,160/ year
  • $30-48k
    $32,879/ year
  • $49-75k
    $34,986/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,444/ year
  • $110k+
    $50,402/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
12%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,014Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Talented
    45%
  • Creative
    36%
  • Hard-working
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
68%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Creative
    50%
  • Open-minded
    25%
  • Rigorous
    25%

After Rhode Island School of Design

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

296 reviews
  • Excellent
    74
  • Very Good
    108
  • Average
    79
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    12
Since I haven't yet gotten to RISD, I can only say how wonderful and happy the experience has been applying, visiting, committing, and meeting people. Every current student at RISD is outgoing and very ready to answer any questions and I've gotten messages on Facebook from a bunch of them asking if I need any help and building a small foundation for me to rely on as it gets closer to move in day! I have no doubts about the professors or the classes or the resources because RISD is #1 for design, so it's amazing how perfect everything else around the classes has been as well. I'm so excited to partake in the community and to put myself out there.
  • College Freshman
  • June 22 2015
The dining options at RISD are great and are many. We have 4 facilities that offer great food! The chefs pay extra attention to details such as common allergens, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free offerings as well as providing fresh food daily. The service is always friendly and the cleanliness is second to none. The only caveat is that sometimes items can be a bit more expensive than what you would find outside. For example, I bought raspberries for $8 a carton instead of $4 at a grocer. That said I am very happy with them 98% of the time.
  • College Junior
  • June 29 2013
Beautiful City, Even Better Food. Providence is an amazing city architecturally. Every building is unique especially in the area around RISD. Most students hang out on Thayer st. It is close and is lined with interesting clothing, craft and book shops. Oh and it is home to some of the best food you will ever eat. Nice slice pizza , all the sushi you could ever want/ need, bubble tea, burgers, crazy good ice cream and frozen yogurt. It is located in the middle of the Brown campus too so the few times you do interact with your non art student counterparts, is usually here. This is all , of corse , depending on the fact that you have somehow scrubbed your self clean of charcoal and peeled yourself off the floor of the studio. And if not (which is most likely) most places deliver, so before classes start go around the city and collect menus!
  • College Student
  • Mar 27 2012