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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI
University Website: www.risd.edu
Apply Online: apply.risd.edu/
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Rhode Island School of Design (RISD, pron.: /ˈrɪzdiː/) is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1877. Located at the base of College Hill, the RISD campus is contiguous with the Brown University campus. The two institutions share social, academic, and community resources and offer joint courses. Applicants to RISD are required to complete RISD's infamous two-drawing "hometest", one of which involves the trademark RISD bicycle drawing. The school consistently ranks as the number one fine arts college in the United States.

It includes about 350 faculty and curators, and 400 staff members. About 1,880 undergraduates and 370 graduate students enroll from all over the United States and 50 other countries. It offers 16 undergraduate majors and 17 graduate majors. RISD is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of thirty-six leading art schools in the United States. It also maintains over 80,000 works of art in the RISD Museum.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $39,482.00 avg tuition

2 College St
Providence, RI 02903-2784
(401) 454-6100

Apply online Admissions:
Financial Aid:

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Education
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Precision Production
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Rhode Island School of Design

Applied 2,666
Admitted 899 34%
Enrolled total 453
Full Time: 453
Part Time 0
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 560 680
SAT Math 590 660
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 580 640
ACT Composite 24 30
ACT English 26 32
ACT Math 23 30
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 95%
4-year graduation rate 70%
6-year graduation rate 90%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Rhode Island School of Design

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $39,482.00 $39,482.00 $39,482.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $295.00 $295.00 $295.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $39,482.00 $39,482.00 $39,482.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $295.00 $295.00 $295.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $11,652.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $3,500.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $60.00
Books and Supplies $2,700.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 53%
Percent receiving grant aid 35%
Avg amount of grant aid $20,942.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 48%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,836.00

Rhode Island School of Design

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Architecture X X
Interior Architecture X X
Landscape Architecture X X
Art Teacher Education X
Apparel and Textiles, General X
Furniture Design and Manufacturing X X
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics X X
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts X X
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other X
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other X X
Graphic Design X X
Illustration X
Industrial and Product Design X X
Intermedia/Multimedia X
Metal and Jewelry Arts X X
Painting X X
Photography X X
Printmaking X X
Sculpture X X

Scholarships for Students in Rhode Island

Name Amount Deadline
Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Up to $35,000 Varies

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