If you want to apply to Rhode Island School of Design, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the fee for the application costs $60.
Students who submit their applications to Rhode Island School of Design for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 22.
Here's an overiew of some of Rhode Island School of Design's admissions stats.
|Rhode Island School of Design 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean SAT Score||1384|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||31%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||7%|
These are the application deadlines for Rhode Island School of Design.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 10|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 15||March 22|
Rhode Island School of Design offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 10.
The early decision acceptance rate at Rhode Island School of Design is 32%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 19%. Last year, Rhode Island School of Design admitted 142 of the 447 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.
➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to Rhode Island School of Design, contact the school directly.
Rhode Island School of Design has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
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 they consider most important in the admissions process. 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 stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Rhode Island School of Design during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Rhode Island School of Design for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Rhode Island School of Design, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Rhode Island School of Design's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1||3|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||portfolio, drawing assignments|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Rhode Island School of Design has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
Rhode Island School of Design looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Rhode Island School of Design 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, 31% of Rhode Island School of Design's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Rhode Island School of Design applicants, you should strive to score between 1320 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Rhode Island School of Design 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1450 and 25% of scored lower than 1320, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Rhode Island School of Design student is 1384.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Rhode Island School of Design students scored 770 or higher and 75% of students scored 630 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rhode Island School of Design students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 630 or higher.
To be most competitive at Rhode Island School of Design, you should strive to earn between 28 and 34 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 34 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rhode Island School of Design's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 34, and three out of four students scored lower than 34 on the ACT.
A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rhode Island School of Design students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 15. Applicants should hear back by April 20.
Transfer students can enroll in Rhode Island School of Design during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Rhode Island School of Design?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Rhode Island School of Design.
Does Rhode Island School of Design accept transfer credits?
✅ Rhode Island School of Design accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Do I have to submit test scores to Rhode Island School of Design?
❌ No, Rhode Island School of Design is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include 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 School of Design's acceptance rate?
✅ Rhode Island School of Design's acceptance rate is 19%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rhode Island School of Design?
✅ Rhode Island School of Design's early decision acceptance rate was 32% in 2021.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rhode Island School of Design is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rhode Island School of Design is Mar 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
34 and Above
28 to 34
28 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Rhode Island School of Design is 31. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Rhode Island School of Design. Students with an ACT score that falls between 28 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 28 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1450 and Above
1320 to 1450
1320 and Less
The median SAT score for Rhode Island School of Design students is 1384. Applicants with SAT scores of 1450 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Rhode Island School of Design, while applicants with SAT scores between 1320 to 1450 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1320 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Rhode Island School of Design.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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