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Rhode Island College
Providence, RI
Rhode Island College, founded in 1854, is a public, multipurpose institution. Its 170-acre campus is located in a residential area of Providence.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 7,398
   Women 5,043 (68.2%)
   Men 2,355 (31.8%)
Graduate Students 1,048
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 75% of 5,148 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline March 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 448 average
390-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 451 average
400-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 18 average
16-20 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $21,979
Out-of-state: $33,640
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,206
Out-of-state: $19,867
  Room and Board $11,133
Average Percent of Need Met 71%
Average Freshman Award $10,242
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 335
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Providence Population 178,432
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 41% of freshmen, 15% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Anchor Man/Anchor Woman
Sororities 4% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.0% Asian
8.9% Black/African-American
17.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.2% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students 0.2%
First-Year Students Returning 74.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 18.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported