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Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Congratulations to all of our admitted students!

Please explore our campus through our virtual tour and/or register for a virtual campus visit where you can chat with a current RIC student tour guide and admissions counselor.

To all Rhode Island Residents: We are excited to once again welcome RI students and their families to our beautiful campus in the “creative capital” of Providence through in-person campus visit.


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#1 Best Value

Among New England Colleges

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Student Internships This Past Year

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Students of Color

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Average Class Size


Sabrina Brum

Sabrina Brum

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

B.A. Spanish, minor in Portuguese
Class of 2019
Intern at the Portuguese Vice-Consulate of Providence and
Intern at the Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in Lisbon

“I think about all the opportunities I’ve had while I’ve been at Rhode Island College that I would never have received had I not enrolled here.”

Justin Campbell

Justin Campbell

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

B.A. Communication
Class of 2019
Men’s Basketball, Most Valuable Player

“I had a very successful four years here. I got to be captain my junior and senior years. I got multiple MVP recognitions. The student-athlete center helps you maintain your GPA or you don’t play.”

Joelle Reyes

Joelle Reyes

Feinstein School of Education and Human Development

B.S. Community Health and Wellness
Class of 2019

“One really great thing that Rhode Island College has taught me is that I love school and learning! It has to do with having really awesome professors and learning about a subject that I really care about.”

Jared Podmaska

Jared Podmaska

School of Nursing

B.S.N.
Class of 2018

“I knew I was going to RIC. My brother had been here, and my mom. It just made sense to go here – RIC has a lot of good programs.”

Lauren DelBrocco

Lauren DelBrocco

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

B.A. Metalsmithing
Class of 2019

“I have such a great support group in this department. I knew there was going to be growth and that I would build relationships with students and professors at RIC…it was a community that wanted me to succeed.”

John Goncalves

John Goncalves

School of Social Work

B.S.W.
Class of 2018
Current M.S.W. student

“I decided on RIC because it was affordable and it worked with my schedule, because I couldn’t give up my full-time job. The School of Social Work also has a lot of opportunities within the program itself.”


Prospective Students

Located on 160 acres, Rhode Island College personally serves roughly 9,000 students through over 60 programs in the arts, humanities, mathematics, sciences, social sciences, education, business, nursing and social work, in addition to pre-law and pre-med.




Undergraduate

RIC blends rigorous, innovative and experiential learning environments with affordable tuition to ensure that our graduates find their passions and attain success in the workplace.


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Important COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Update

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s goal is to be flexible and supportive, as we continue to assist candidates with the admission and enrollment process.

We will continue our holistic review of student applications (evaluation of full academic record and completed high school coursework; as well as consideration of the college essay, demonstrated potential, recommendations, and extracurricular activities) in order to make informed admissions decisions.  Additionally, all applicants will be provided flexibility and will not be disadvantaged by the following:

  • Requirement of submitting standardized test scores (SAT or ACT): for candidates who have or will be impacted by test center closures, the College Board’s Decision to cancel test administration dates, or the profound financial barriers created by the Coronavirus Pandemic limiting student access. 
  • Undergraduate admission criteria as it relates to grade change policies: for students who attend a secondary school that has adopted a pass/fail grading policy for the Spring 2020 term due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

As we communicate our intentions to students and their families, as well as secondary school counselors and community-based organizations, we will continue to adapt to support students.

Thank you on behalf of the Admissions Team,

Jason Anthony
Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Page last updated: August 11, 2020