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On Campus:16%
  • Fall 08/29-12/19
  • Spring 01/17-05/08

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
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Campus Diversity
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Rhode Island College is located three miles from the downtown district of Providence on an attractive 180-acre campus, which includes 51 buildings and features various athletic and recreational facilities. The State's famous saltwater beaches are only 50 minutes from Providence, and Boston is only an hour's drive away. Providence is the home of the nationally known Trinity Square Repertory Company and the RI Philharmonic Orchestra. The Rhode Island School of Design's museum is one of the best of its kind in the country. The Dunkin Donut's Center and the Providence Performing Arts Center host musical, theatre and sporting events.

As a leading regional public college, Rhode Island College personalizes higher education of the finest quality for undergraduate and graduate students. We offer vibrant programs in arts and sciences, business and professional disciplines within a supportive, respectful and diverse community.

Campus Location - Rhode Island College is located on a 180-acre park-like campus in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence. This location combines a suburban atmosphere with easy access to the benefits and resources of the metropolitan area.

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.

Closed Programs
Nursing, Radiological Technology, Clinical Lab Science and upper division Education courses

Communication,Psychology, Justice Studies,upper level Social Work courses are competative due to the size of those programs.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Accounting
  • Psychology
  • Art
  • Theater Production
  • Anthropology

Unique Academic Programs

  • Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Music Theater
  • Acting
  • Film Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Design, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Athletics: Adapted Physical Education, Coaching, Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching, Movement Studies, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology

Business: Accounting, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Labor Studies, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Personnel, Procurement and Operations Management, Public Administration, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media, Electronic Media News, Electronic Media Production and Management, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Mass Communication, Multimedia, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Telecommunications

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Adapted Physical Education, Bilingual, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Technology Education

English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Writing

Environmental Studies: Sustainability Studies

Food Science: Food Science, Food Services Management

Foreign Language: English as a Foreign Language, French, Italian, Language and Culture, Portuguese, Spanish

General Studies: Gender Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Dental Hygiene, Gerontology, Health Education, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Medical Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Technology, Nuclear Medical Technology, Nursing, Radiologic Science, Respiratory Therapy, School Health, Substance Abuse/Addictions, Wellness

History: History

Industrial Studies: Industrial Management

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Design/Technical, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Technical Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs, Public Policy Studies

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Psychology

Recreation: Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Human Services, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Technology: Radiologic Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • With seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 80 Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B 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 Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 18 ($272 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 9/11/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $220 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

  • Figures are current as of 9/11/2017.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Suite: $3,357
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $900
  • Proximity to campus: 5 minutes
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2240 per semester for 19 meals per week.

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