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Rhode Island School of Design

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1877
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 1,863
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

2 College Street
Providence, RI 02903

Website

http://www.risd.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@risd.edu


 

QuickFacts
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Edward Newhall
Admissions office telephone: (401) 454-6300
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 15
 
Decision sent by: January 31
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $175 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A N/A
Mathematics N/A N/A
Science N/A N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: N/A
Overall acceptance rate: 33%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 44%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 32%
Total applicants: 2,557
Total acceptances: 854
Total freshman enrollment: 447
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 16%
Male applicants: 729
Male acceptances: 235
Male freshman enrollment: 134
 
Female applicants: 1,828
Female acceptances: 619
Female freshman enrollment: 313
Out-of-state freshmen: 91%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 34%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 66%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 91%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 23%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 93%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 650
Math: 560 – 680
Combined: 1080 – 1330

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 10.5% 18.6%
600-699 39.7% 43.5%
500-599 31.4% 30.9%
400-499 16.3% 6.3%
300-399 1.8% 0.8%
200-299 0.3% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 6%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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