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Rhode Island College is a public institution that was founded in 1854. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,762, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 180 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rhode Island College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 115. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,558 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,256 (2012-13).
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Building on its historic roots in teacher education and its current status as the largest preparer of educators in the State, Rhode Island College aspires to be broadly recognized for the excellence of its academic, public service, and cultural programs. Widely known for its curricula in education, fine and performing arts, nursing, and social work, the College is equally committed to offering a broad array of undergraduate arts and sciences and professional majors.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Rhode Island College, it's important to note the application deadline is March 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 15. The application fee at Rhode Island College is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||73.0%|
|Application deadline||March 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Rhode Island College is 15:1, and the school has 45.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rhode Island College include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.
Rhode Island College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,762, with a gender distribution of 35.1 percent male students and 64.9 percent female students. At this school, 15.3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 84.7 percent of students live off campus. Rhode Island College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Rhode Island College offers a number of student services including women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Rhode Island College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Rhode Island College.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Rhode Island College, 63.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,476.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,558 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,256 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,534 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data