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About Rhode Island School of Design

Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD, pronounced “RIZ-dee”) is internationally known as the leading college of art and design in the United States. Approximately 2,400 students from around the world study at RISD, pursuing full-time bachelor’s or master’s degree programs in a choice of 19 studio majors. For more information visit www.risd.edu and our.risd.edu.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class

Mathematics580-720
Critical Reading560-680
Writing580-690

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.5

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 68%
Men 32%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 95%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 9:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 79%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 441 132 7 0 580

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