If you are thinking about applying to Rhode Island College, the regular decision application deadline is March 15 and the application fee is $50.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than December 1.
|Rhode Island College 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||14.1%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||84%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||3%|
Rhode Island College does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Rhode Island College is a moderately difficult school to get into. Rhode Island College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Rhode Island College accepted 81% of all applicants, around 3,827 of the 4,709 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Rhode Island College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Rhode Island College must submit the following items. Double check with Rhode Island College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Other Requirements||√||1 letter from a guidance counselor|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Out of all students that were admitted, 70.3% submitted a class rank. At Rhode Island College 14.1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36.1% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Rhode Island College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Rhode Island College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Rhode Island College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 84% of Rhode Island College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Rhode Island College students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rhode Island College students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Rhode Island College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rhode Island College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rhode Island College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Rhode Island College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Rhode Island College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Rhode Island College?
Students who are admitted to Rhode Island College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Rhode Island College accept transfer credits?
Rhode Island College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Rhode Island College accepts:
Does Rhode Island College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Rhode Island College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Rhode Island College?
No, Rhode Island College is test optional, so you can choose whether to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is Rhode Island College's acceptance rate?
Rhode Island College's acceptance rate is 81%.
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How hard is it to get into Rhode Island College? Rhode Island College is a somewhat selective institution. The Rhode Island College acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rhode Island College is Mar 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rhode Island College is Jun 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Rhode Island College is 21. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Rhode Island College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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