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Can I get into RISD? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 902 out of 2,425 applicants or 37% were admitted making RISD a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Rhode Island School of Design typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 51% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Rhode Island School of Design is a prized outcome for many students.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||52%||50%||51%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Rhode Island School of Design and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that RISD regularly accepts students with ACTs of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rhode Island School of Design.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1115. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1345 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>52%|
|28 to 32||Avg +||37%-52%|
|25 to 28||Avg -||27%-37%|
|22 to 25||Reach||19%-27%|
|Less than 22||Low||<19%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1460 and Above||Good||>50%|
|1345 to 1460||Avg +||37%-50%|
|1230 to 1345||Avg -||26%-37%|
|1115 to 1230||Reach||17%-26%|
|Less than 1115||Low||<17%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Rhode Island School of Design. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rhode Island School of Design was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to RISD will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Rhode Island School of Design and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217493 IPEDS survey data for Rhode Island School of Design.