Rhode Island College (RIC)

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Rhode Island College can be found in Providence, RI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. RIC has an enrollment of nearly 7,800 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 880 (25th percentile) - 1080 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 16 (25th percentile) - 19 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants admitted to Rhode Island College. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the RIC average GPA ranges from 2.71 to 2.90 for accepted students. About 80 percent of all applicant were accepted at Rhode Island College, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 26 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at ric.edu.

Overall RIC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Rhode Island College was reported as 78.4% in Fall 2020 with over 4,750 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • RIC ACT Scores: 16 - 19
  • RIC Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into Rhode Island College?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Rhode Island College and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for RIC has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.7%
  • 2017-2018: 73.6%
  • 2018-2019: 73.5%
  • 2019-2020: 78.4%
  • Projected RIC Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 70.3%

How Does RIC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rhode Island College is thirty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Providence College47.5%
Johnson & Wales University-Providence92.8%
Rhode Island School of Design25.8%
Bryant University71.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to RIC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 550
Math430 - 530
Total Score880 - 1080
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score16 - 19
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