Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

Providence, RI

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Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline February 15
SAT / ACT Scores Due February 15
College Will Notify April 1
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 878 2,235 3,113
Accepted 265 525 790
Acceptance Rate 30% 23% 25%
Enrolled 152 286 438

RISD Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.40 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(86% of Students Admitted to Rhode Island School of Design Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 550 to 670
  • Math 570 to 690
  • Writing 560 to 680
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 670 690 680
Bottom 25th Percentile 550 570 560

Rhode Island School of Design Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($60)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies   Very Important
TOEFL   Very Important

Rhode Island School of Design Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 2,030 (95%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 92 (4%)

Rhode Island School of Design Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($60)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 27)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 0.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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