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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.

2023/2024 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Providence
Population | 180,000
Enrollment | 5,500
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/29-12/20
Spring | 1/17-5/9

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 3%
Black | 10%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 25%
Two or more | 2%
White | 56%
Other | 3%
International | 0%


RegistrationClosed 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... ++ show all


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
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, 213.00 computer or 79.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/05/22

  • 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 ($372 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial 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 05/05/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 15% living on campus
  • Suite: $4035.60
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1500
  • Proximity to campus: 5 minutes
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
There is no college-affiliated off-campus housing. Students would secure a rental on their own.

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 05/05/22

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $634 Semester Home 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: https://www.ric.edu/department-directory/office-health-services


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