Rhode Island College

country rank  444
world rank  1205

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Founded in 1854, Rhode Island College is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Providence (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Rhode Island. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Rhode Island College (RIC) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Rhode Island College (RIC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 166 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. RIC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym RIC
Founded 1854
Motto Reach. Inspire. Connect.

University Location

Address 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence
02908 Rhode Island
United States
Tel +1 (401) 456 8000
Fax +1 (401) 456 8817

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is recommended
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence 02908
(401) 456 8234
800 669 5760

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Rhode Island College's Library
Rhode Island College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 290,992 physical volumes, 6,558 physical media, 196,114 digital/electronic medium and 123 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Rhode Island College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,130 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1958


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education (RIBGHE)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021