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Rhode Island School Of Design

Rhode Island School Of Design

Rhode Island School of Design, popularly known as RISD is located in Providence, Rhode Island. Incorporated in 1877, The Rhode Island School of Design's main campus is situated on more than 10 acres. The school confers bachelor's, and master's degrees in the fields of Graphic Design, Landscape Architecture, Ceramics, Photography, and Graphic Design.

The sports teams of the Rhode Island School of Design participate in volleyball, frisbee, flag football, soccer, rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding. Notable alumni of the school include Mike Libby, an artist; Sheila Sofian, an animator; Anthony C. Belluschi, architect; Leo Narducci, fashion designer; Todd Verow, film director; and many others. The campus has many student associations like the RISD Christian Body, the Film Society, and the Korean Student Association. The Mixed Media and Blackletter are also published by RISD students.

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Contacting Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design
2 College St
Providence , RI 02903
General Phone: (401) 454-6100
http://www.risd.edu

Rhode Island School of Design Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Design236industrial design, graphic design, illustration
Architecture and Planning147architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture
Fine Arts90painting, sculpture, ceramics, metal and jewelry, fine arts studies
Photography and Commercial Art82photography, film and photography, multimedia, printmaking
Construction Trades63apparel and textiles
Production Trades25furniture design
Education and Teaching18art education

Number of programs and degrees for Rhode Island School of Design in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree50016
Master's degree16116

Rhode Island School of Design Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rhode Island School of Design had a total enrollment of 2,337 students (2,515 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 29%
Women 71%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 36%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 11%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 31%
(Foreign Students) 16%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 28%
20-21 34%
22-24 20%
25-29 13%
30-34 4%
35-39 1%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
(International Students)20%
New York12%
California10%
Massachusetts9%
New Jersey7%
Rhode Island4%
Pennsylvania4%
Connecticut3%
Maryland3%
Virginia3%
Washington3%
Texas3%
Florida3%
Illinois2%
New Hampshire2%
Vermont1%
Michigan1%
Hawaii1%
Georgia1%
Missouri1%
Colorado1%
Ohio1%

Rhode Island School of Design Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %

Rhode Island School of Design Room and Board (2007)

Rhode Island School of Design offers campus housing for 1,400 of its 2,515 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Providence, Rhode Island for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Rhode Island Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rhode Island School of Design Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total3,14892329%43847%
Men94528730%12644%
Women2,20363629%31249%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540660
SAT Math570680
SAT Writing550670
ACT Verbal2431
ACT Math2230
ACT Composite2229

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT8%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Rhode Island School of Design Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 34,925
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 34,925
Room and board $ 10,260
Room charge $ 5,860
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,400
Books and supplies $ 2,600
Other expenses $ 3,415

Financial Aid:
Rhode Island School of Design participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 340900)

Rhode Island School of Design Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track8166

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year44$103,68434$97,191
Associate professoracademic year21$76,49812$77,326
Assistant professoracademic year16$63,43520$60,003
All faculty totalacademic year81$88,68666$82,310

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rhode Island School of Design Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Interior Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Design
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Painting
Sculpture

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Intermedia/Multimedia
Photography
Printmaking

Production Trades
Furniture Design and Manufacturing

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What Sets Rhode Island School of Design Apart:

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Minority % of student body
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Top 18%Rhode Island School of Design Minority % of student body

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing

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