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Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

About This Campus

Rhode Island College is located three miles from the downtown district of Providence on an attractive 180-acre campus, which includes 51 buildings and features various athletic and recreational facilities. The State's famous saltwater beaches are only 50 minutes from Providence, and Boston is only an hour's drive away. Providence is the home of the nationally known Trinity Square Repertory Company and the RI Philharmonic Orchestra. The Rhode Island School of Design's museum is one of the best of its kind in the country. The Dunkin Donut's Center and the Providence Performing Arts Center host musical, theatre and sporting events. As a leading regional public college, Rhode Island College personalizes higher education of the finest quality for undergraduate and graduate students. We offer vibrant programs in arts and sciences, business and professional disciplines within a supportive, respectful and diverse community.

Location Information

Rhode Island College is located on a 180-acre park-like campus in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence. This location combines a suburban atmosphere with easy access to the benefits and resources of the metropolitan area.

Helpful Information

Rhode Island College is small enough to be a "big fish" in a little pond, but large enough to have the full College experience. Classroom sizes for the most part are small, allowing the faculty and students to really know each other and learn the material.

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Providence
Population | 1,622,520
Enrollment | 7,771
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/31-12/22
Spring | 1/19-05/11

Campus Diversity

White | 57%
Black | 10%
Hispanic/Latino | 21%
Asian | 3%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 2%
Other | 6%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • With seniors
Closed Programs
Nursing, Radiological Technology, Clinical Lab Science and upper division Education courses

Communication,Psychology, Justice Studies,upper level Social Work courses are competitive due to the size of those programs. Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Therapy are completion programs only; students must already possess an appropriate license.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Accounting
  • Psychology
  • Art
  • Theater Production

Unique Academic Programs

  • Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Musical Theater
  • Acting

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Management
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Community Health
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Administration
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Latin American Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Operations Management
  • Painting
  • Performance and Directing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Studio Art
  • Technology Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Women and Gender Studies


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, 213.00 computer or 80.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($856 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/08/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Financial Aid

Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/08/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 15% living on campus
  • Suite: $3768.75
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $900
  • Proximity to campus: 5 minutes
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2496 per semester for 19 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans, including price, vary and can be catered to your needs

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/08/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $634 Semester Plan B Waiver Available

Important Notes about Health Insurance
All students must have health insurance coverage. A low-cost student plan is available to students, but waivers are also acceptable is proof of existing coverage is provided.For more information, please go to the Health Services webpage: http://www.ric.edu/healthservices/Pages/School-Health-Insurance.aspx

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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