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Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

About This Campus

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.

Location Information

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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Providence
Population | 1,622,520
Enrollment | 7,531
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/31-12/22
Spring | 1/19-05/11

Campus Diversity

White | 57%
Black | 10%
Hispanic/Latino | 21%
Asian | 3%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 2%
Other | 6%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • With seniors
Closed Programs
Nursing, Radiological Technology, Clinical Lab Science and upper division Education courses

Communication,Psychology, Justice Studies,upper level Social Work courses are competitive due to the size of those programs. Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Therapy are completion programs only; students must already possess an appropriate license.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Accounting
  • Psychology
  • Art
  • Theater Production
  • Anthropology

Unique Academic Programs

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

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: African American Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, Latin American Studies

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

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

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

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

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication

Computer Science: Computer Science, System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Economics: Economics

Education: Adapted Physical Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Technology Education

English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies

General Studies: Gender Studies, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Dental Hygiene, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Education, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Respiratory Therapy, Substance Abuse/Addictions, Wellness

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science

Interdisciplinary Studies: Non-Profit Programs

Languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish

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

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

Psychology: Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Psychology

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

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Technology: Technology Education, Technology Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing, Theater


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, 213.00 computer or 80.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (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 Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($366 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 03/10/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 03/10/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 16% living on campus
  • Suite: $3727
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate 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.
  • $2600 per semester for 19 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans, including price, vary and can be catered to your needs

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