Rhode Island School of Design: Statistics

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#2455 of 14,160In the World
#721 of 2,624In North America
#661 of 2,523In the United States
#7 of 12In Rhode Island
#4 of 6In Providence
#626 of 1,020For Fashion Design

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
26%
Average SAT
1350
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$39,791 /y
Aid receiving
48%
Undergraduates
2,009
Graduates
492
Male:Female Ratio
32:68
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Rhode Island School of Design Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate26%36%23%
Applicants3,8329292,903
Admissions987330657
Freshmen enrolled full time480154326

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
399 or 83%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1230
or below

75% of them
had 1470
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the Rhode Island School of Design are 1230-1470 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
92 or 19%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 26
or below

75% of them
had 32
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the Rhode Island School of Design are 26-32 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Nonresident Alien930 (37%)
White680 (27%)
Asian397 (16%)
Hispanic195 (8%)
Two or more races130 (5%)
Black or African American94 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown72 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$39,791/year
Average aid awarded
$30,635
Students receiving aid
48%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$32,844
$30-48K$34,704
$48-75K$41,245
$75-110K$41,250
$110K+$58,498

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$51,800$51,800
Tuition in-state$51,800$51,800
Tuition out-of-state$51,800$51,800
Fee in-district$1,060$1,060
Fee in-state$1,060$1,060
Fee out-of-state$1,060$1,060

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,471
Combined charge for room and board$13,720
Room charge$8,045
Meal charge$5,675

Rhode Island School of Design Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Architectural and Building Sciences & Technology3472
Systems Science and Theory8614
Illustration83
Graphic Design5816
Painting429
Furniture Design and Manufacturing3011
Film & Video and Photographic Arts, Other41
Sculpture199
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts235
Sustainability Studies26
Apparel and Textiles, General22
Architecture21
Metal and Jewelry Arts144
Printmaking125
Photography79
Intermedia & Multimedia11
Art Teacher Education11
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other55
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics46
Grand Total501213
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate89%83%92%
  • Full-time retention rate - 92%

Publications & Citations

Publications
345
Citations
2,063

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
148 / 1,006
Art & Design
115 / 495
Engineering
78 / 387
Computer Science
64 / 308
Sociology
50 / 178
History
35 / 57
Art History
29 / 51
Fashion Design
29 / 30
Psychology
27 / 439
Environmental Science
26 / 161
Business
21 / 110
Medicine
21 / 214
Human-Computer Interaction
20 / 133
Physics
17 / 112
Media Studies
17 / 23
Aesthetics
15 / 90
Classics and Ancient History
15 / 47
Chemistry
14 / 88
Multimedia
13 / 41
Materials Science
13 / 75
Political Science
12 / 21
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
12 / 42
Geography and Cartography
12 / 42
Education Majors
11 / 195
Economics
11 / 84
Architecture
10 / 24
Creative Writing
10 / 108
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
10 / 10
Performing arts
8 / 68
Development Studies
8 / 80
Systems Engineering
8 / 77
Environmental Management
8 / 52
Anthropology
7 / 301
Game Design and Development
7 / 128
Product and Industrial Design
7 / 0
UX/UI Desgin
6 / 86
Sculpture
6 / 7
Painting and Drawing
6 / 7
Management Information Systems
6 / 18
Gender Studies
6 / 210

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199092
1991142
199212
1993410
199416
199524
199608
1997215
19981318
1999213
2000416
2001815
2002512
2003421
2004831
2005740
20061127
2007940
2008769
2009744
20101778
201110100
20121090
201315113
201410128
201527142
201621151
201718151
201816136
201923177
202027236

Rhode Island School of Design alumni

  1. James Franco

    Photo
    James Franco
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorfilm directorfilm producer
    Biography

    James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, painter, and writer. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Franco is known for his roles in films, such as Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Milk (2008), Eat, Pray, Love (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). He is known for his collaborations with fellow actor Seth Rogen, having appeared in eight films and one television series with him, examples being Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013), Sausage Party (2016), and The Disaster Artist (2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

  2. Seth MacFarlane

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    Seth MacFarlane
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design
    Studied animation
    Occupations
    animatorcomedianfilm directorvoice actorsinger
    Biography

    Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and singer, known for his work in animation and comedy. He is the creator of the television series Family Guy (1999–present) and The Orville (2017–present), and co-creator of the television series American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–2013). He also wrote, directed, and starred in the films Ted (2012), its sequel Ted 2 (2015), and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014).

  3. David Byrne

    Photo
    David Byrne
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    film producercomposeractorsingerscreenwriter
    Biography

    David Byrne is a Scottish-American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, writer, music theorist, and filmmaker, who was a founding member and the principal songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads.

  4. Gus Van Sant

    Photo
    Gus Van Sant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    film directorphotographerscreenwriterfilm producerfilm editor
    Biography

    Gus Green Van Sant Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author who has earned acclaim as both an independent and mainstream filmmaker. His films typically deal with themes of marginalized subcultures, in particular homosexuality; as a result, Van Sant is considered one of the most prominent auteurs of the New Queer Cinema movement.

General info

Alternative namesRISD
Founded1877
Academic CalendarSeptember to June
Total FTE staff939
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address2 College St
Providence, Rhode Island, 02903-2784
United States
City population178,000
Phone4014546100
Fax+1 (401) 454 6320

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