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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

2 College St Providence, RI 02903-2784
Phone: (401) 454-6100
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Grace from Philadelphia, PA
  • I am a past student here

    If you don't get aid or don't have parents that can pay the full tuition, look elsewhere. Many of my peers in the professional design world are from Pratt or Parsons, and do not have crippling debt.

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  • van donsel from waltham, ma
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    the recurring tips i've heard for any applying students are (1) make sure your portfolio has a lot of variety (risd eats that stuff up), and (2) don't slack off on academics because it's just an art school. although the application is judged primarily by the portfolio, if your grades are low, you might get rejected just because of that. - if you're interested in risd, sign up to receive their information in the mail. the stuff they send you is helpful. - the cost of art supplies adds up. bring whatever you can from home. buy from second life, a store on campus that sells secondhand supplies. you only need new paper, you don't need a brand new ruler / paintbrush / drawing board. - providence is like san francisco for several reasons: (1) it's liberal (2) it's arsty (3) there are so many hills your calves are gonna grow calves of their own. travel light on campus. - don't bring your car to campus. the buildings are close together. if you want to cut your travel time, ride a bike / scooter. - bring a fan and an extra-heavy winter coat.

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  • Julie
  • I am a current student here

    I assume that my essays helped me the most to get into this school. RISD also cares about your high school GPA so don't get lazy on getting good grades.

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  • meri
  • I am a current student here

    draw, draw, draw!! admission is mostly about your artistic talent and abilities. keep your grades up and write interesting essays. they are looking at your artwork and grades mostly, so concentrate on them during junior and senior year!

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