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Rhode Island College

Providence, RI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%

Rhode Island College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Rhode Island College. Rhode Island College admitted 88% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,921 applications received in 2023, 3,432 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Rhode Island College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 3/15 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Rhode Island College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Rhode Island College's admissions stats.

Rhode Island College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Rhode Island College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Rhode Island College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 3 15

Considering Applying Early to Rhode Island College?

Rhode Island College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Rhode Island College Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Rhode Island College?

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 2022, Rhode Island College accepted 88% of all applicants, around 3,432 from 3,921 applicants.

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.

Transferring to Rhode Island College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Rhode Island College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Rhode Island College

What does Rhode Island College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Rhode Island College for more information on admission factors.

Rhode Island College Application Requirements

To apply to Rhode Island College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Rhode Island College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements 1 letter from a guidance counselor
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rhode Island College?

Rhode Island College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 58% submitted a class rank. At Rhode Island College 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 70% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Rhode Island College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Rhode Island College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Rhode Island College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 15% of Rhode Island College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% 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 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

More Information on Transferring to Rhode Island College

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 applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Rhode Island College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Rhode Island College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Rhode Island College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Rhode Island College.

Does Rhode Island College accept transfer credits?

✅ Rhode Island College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Rhode Island College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Rhode Island College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Rhode Island College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Rhode Island College?

❌ No, Rhode Island College is test optional, so you can decide whether to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Rhode Island College's acceptance rate?

✅ Rhode Island College has an acceptance rate of 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rhode Island College?

❌ Rhode Island College does not offer early decision.

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Rhode Island College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 88%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.


Rhode Island College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

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

Rhode Island College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

420 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 570

Rhode Island College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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