Art Schools

Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island, USA

Rhode Island School of Design is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It has been ranked among the best art and design universities in the United States. Rhode Island School of Design is a private institution that was founded in 1877. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,014. RISD offers nearly 20 bachelor’s and master’s programs, with fine arts being the most popular major.

Quick Facts

Rhode Island School of Design is a private, nonprofit college founded in Providence, RI in 1877—making it one of the first art and design schools in the US. Approximately 2,480 students from around the world are engaged in liberal arts studies and rigorous, studio-based learning at RISD (pronounced “RIZ-dee”), where they choose from 19 studio majors and earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the fine arts, architecture, design or art education. Each year more than 5,800 children and adults also access our specialized studio facilities through RISD|CE courses.

B.F.A., B.S., M.F.A., Master's degrees
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School Type
Male-32%, Female-68%
Tuition & Fees
Room and board: $12,600
Test Score
93 / 6.5
Acceptance Rate / Minimum GPA
3.7 or above