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 9,500 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1230 (25th percentile) - 1560 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 17 (25th percentile) - 22 (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 2.89 to 3.18 for accepted students. About 70 percent of all applicant were accepted at Rhode Island College, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 34 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at ric.edu.

Overall RIC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Rhode Island College was reported as 69.1% in Fall 2012 with over 4,490 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 SAT Scores: 1230 - 1560
  • RIC ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • RIC Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Rhode Island College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Rhode Island College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Rhode Island College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 71.1%
  • 2009-2010: 76.9%
  • 2010-2011: 75.2%
  • 2011-2012: 73.0%
  • 2012-2013: 69.1%
  • Projected RIC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 72.3%

How Does RIC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rhode Island College is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Providence College59.8%
Rhode Island School of Design27.3%
Brown University9.2%
Bryant University76.6%
Wheaton College67.4%

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 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to RIC (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 520
Math410 - 520
Writing410 - 520
Total Score1230 - 1560
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math16 - 22
Composite Score17 - 22
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