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Rhode Island School of Design Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Providence, RI

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Not reported

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted February 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2 College Street
City, State, Zip
Providence, RI 02903-2784
Phone
(800) 364-7473
Fax
(401) 454-6309
E-mail
admissions@risd.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 22
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 12
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio, drawing assignments required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
26% of 3,832 applicants were admitted
Women
23% of 2,903 applicants were admitted
Men
36% of 929 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
480 (49%) of 987 admitted students enrolled
Women
326 (50%) of 657 admitted students enrolled
Men
154 (47%) of 330 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
41% of 326 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
299
Students Accepting Wait List Position
195
Students Admitted From Wait List
54

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.60
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
688 average
620-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
55%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
15%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
649 average
610-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
26%
Score of 600 - 700
56%
Score of 500 - 600
17%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
26-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
48%
Score of 24 - 29
42%
Score of 18 - 23
10%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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