Rhode Island School of Design

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world rank  767

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University Overview

Established in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the urban 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 School of Design (RISD) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 143 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 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. RISD 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, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym RISD
Founded 1877

University Location

Address 2 College Street
Providence
02903-2784 Rhode Island
United States
Tel +1 (401) 454 6100
Fax +1 (401) 454 6320

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 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 required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office Two College Street
Providence 02903-2791
(401) 454 6300
800 364 7473

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
2000 Classification Schools of art, music, and design
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Rhode Island School of Design's Library
Rhode Island School of Design's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 131,412 physical volumes, 598,839 physical media, 11,353 digital/electronic medium and 48 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Rhode Island School of Design provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,539 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
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

1949


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board (LAAB)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)

Academic Structure

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