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Rhode Island College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Rhode Island College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is March 15 and the application fee is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Rhode Island College by December 1.

Considering Applying Early to Rhode Island College?

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Rhode Island College Hard To Get Into?

Rhode Island College is amoderately 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Rhode Island College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Rhode Island College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Rhode Island College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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
Interview
Other Requirements 1 letter from a guidance counselor
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

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

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, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 70.3%

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 2021, 84% of Rhode Island College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Rhode Island College?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for Rhode Island College?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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 students can enroll in Rhode Island College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Rhode Island College Admissions FAQs

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:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

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 it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, 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..

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Rhode Island College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

81%

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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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

18 to 25

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Rhode Island College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

420 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

450 - 560

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Rhode Island College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,066

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,702

Out-of-State

$25,900

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 15
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