Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is located in a picturesque, historic neighborhood in Providence, RI. Founded by women in1877, RISD is a full-immersion art school and home to extraordinarily creative students and faculty, who are masters in their crafts. RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors. Students here embrace individuality and accept diversity in every sense of the word. International students comprise 24% of the student body. Admissions takes a holistic approach when reviewing applicants and evaluate both talent and academic performance. The selection process is highly competitive, with a 27% admit rate. On average, admitted students have a “B+” average and score 600 on each section of the SAT. The portfolio requirements are rigorous and specific. Students have the unique ability to cross-register at nearby Brown, and some multi-talented students are granted dual enrollment at RISD and Brown. Our tour guide was an architecture major and takes advantage of the crossover RISD/Brown opportunities. Like most RISD students, she has had several internships. This summer she will intern at NASA. RISD students are innovative, and many are entrepreneurs. One-third of graduates start their own businesses just one year after graduation, and 90-percent of all RISD alumni are employed in their areas of study. Our tour ended at the Chace Center, RISD’s on-campus museum, which features both renowned and up-and-coming artists. It was the perfect way to end my 10 Rhode Island Colleges Tour! 

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