Rhode Island College


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Rhode Island


Located on a 180-acre campus in Providence, Rhode Island College is a comprehensive public college whose roots go back to 1854. The college represents a good value, especially for the 85% of students coming from in-state. Providence has an active college scene -- Providence College is about a mile to the east, and RISD and Brown are about four miles away. Boston and New York City are easily accessed by train or interstate. On the academic front, RIC students can choose from roughly 90 majors and programs offered through the college's five schools. Professional fields such as business and education are extremely popular among undergraduates, as is the highly regarded nursing program. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 24. For students in the selective Honors Program, the average class size is 15. Student life is active and includes a small Greek system. In athletics, the Rhode Island College Anchormen and Anchorwomen compete in the NCAA Division III Little East Conference. The college fields twelve women's and nine men's varsity sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Art, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 9085
Total Grad Students: 1307
Undergraduate Students: 7778
Faculty: 327

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 28:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1

Percent Male: 34%
Percent Female: 66%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 16%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence Rhode Island 2908

Website: http://www.ric.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 401-456-8000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Deborah Johnson
Associate Director, Admissions

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International Admissions Contact:

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum GPA requirement is 2.25 with 24 to 29 earned college credits or 2.0 with 30 or more earned college credits.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer credit from a regionally accredited college or university is normally granted for those courses in which you have earned a grade of C or higher, if the coursework is comparable to that which is taught at Rhode Island College.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must have a minimum number of 24 transferable credits, you must apply as a freshman. Students may transfer up to 75 credits. You must earn 45 credits at RIC to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are not required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
There is a required 250 word essay.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 16 20
English 14 21
Math 15 19
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 420 520
Math 420 520
Writing 410 520

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1470

Transfers Accepted: 1200

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 82%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 75%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 7%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1440

Room and Board: 9256

Tuition and Fees: 17554

Total Cost: 29250

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7268

Total Cost – In-State: 18964

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Rhode Island College Transfer Scholar Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 and are based on academic achievement as well as financial need.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5637

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 62%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 67%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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