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One BOLD choice can make a difference.

When you choose Rhode Island College, you're choosing the best value in higher education in New England and an affordable pathway to career success. We are a regional comprehensive public college that provides a high quality, four-year degree to keep you moving forward with less debt holding you back.


Apply Now for 2023

We look forward to reviewing your application. Need to find out more before applying? View our first-year student information or get in touch with us.

The RIC Advantage

Investments of over $300 million in facility and infrastructure upgrades over the past 5 years.
We have flexible programs with online, in-person and hybrid options to help you achieve your goals on your own terms.
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Graduate Admissions

Our team is standing by to help you get started on your journey to success. Connect with us now to learn more.

Prime Location

RIC has a metropolitan campus with suburban feel.
It is a 30-minute drive to some of the regions’ most beautiful beaches in RI. One-hour drive to Cape Cod and Boston, three hours to New York City.

Diverse and Welcoming Community

of our undergraduate students identify as Black, Latinx, or students of color. More than 45% of our undergraduates identify as first in their family to attend college.

Supportive and Rigorous Educational Environment 

Student to faculty ratio allows you to have a meaningful learning experience with faculty who take the time to know you. Average class size of 20 .
A strong foundation in general education with a broad array of majors that prepares you for the workplace, advanced study, career exploration and experiential learning.
Our honors program gives you opportunities to craft independent projects tailored to your interests and to conduct exciting research.