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Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

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About This Campus

Rhode Island College is a regional comprehensive public college that serves approximately 6,400 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. Established in 1854, we are Rhode Island’s first public institution of higher education. The college is located on a beautiful 180-acre suburban campus in the vibrant city of Providence, and has satellite locations at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence’s Innovation District and the Rhode Island College Workforce Development Hub in Central Falls, RI. We are known throughout the Northeast for high-quality academic programs, small class sizes, personalized, hands-on learning experiences, world-class faculty, and high value compared to other four-year institutions.

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

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Fast Facts

Location | Providence
Population | 180,000
Enrollment | 6,400
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/30-12/21
Spring | 1/18-05/10

Campus Diversity

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


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Medical Imaging, Clinical Lab Science and upper division Education courses

Communication,Psychology, Justice Studies, and Business 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. Education and Social Work are limited for exchange students.

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
  • 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
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Studio Art
  • Technology Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Women and Gender Studies


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 / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/21/21

  • 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 ($364 per additional hour)

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

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/21/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 15% living on campus
  • Suite: $3852
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $900
  • Proximity to campus: 5 minutes
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans, including price, vary and can be catered to your needs


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/21/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $634 Semester Home Pay 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


  • Health records due by: 7/1
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Physical
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Covid-19
  • Immunization: varicella

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