2 College StreetProvidence, RI 02903 401-454-6300
http://www.risd.edu admissions@risd.edu
About Rhode Island School of Design
  • Year of Foundation 1877
  • Size of Campus 13 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 1,878
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 66%, 34%, %
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $27,510
  • Room and Board $7,709
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 50
  • Enrollment No. 1,882
From its incorporation Rhode Island School of Design has stood out as a leader in art and design education, attracting extraordinary people who thrive in its creative culture. As one of the first colleges of its kind in the country founded simultaneously with the RISD Museum of Art, it has always been something of a maverick. The mission of Rhode Island School of Design, through its college and museum, is to educate its students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, to discover and transmit knowledge and to make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship and innovation.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies N/A
  • Other on-campus organizations 7%
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) risd christian fellowship, jewish cultural society, risd catholic community
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frats 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Artists Ball, Beaux Arts Ball, Asian Cultural Festival, International Festival, Student Arts/Design Sale
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) ACA, NIA, SASA, RISD Global Korean students
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Number of sororities 0
  • Distance to nearest train Providence (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Pawtucket (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport PRovidence/Warwick (5), Boston, MA (50)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 29%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 28%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 9%
  • Number of students using college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 7%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 15
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (81%), apartment for single students (19%), special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 27%
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities picture collection of 515,709 items
  • Number Of Microforms 1,855
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 600
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 127,329
  • Number Of Subscriptions 422
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 166,357
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 200
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Museum of Art, Nature Lab, Galleries
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 400
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 500
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 89%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years 90%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs varies too widely
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 65%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,700
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities City