Northeast Neighbors

Applicants from MA, CT, ME, NH, VT, and parts of NY, NJ and PA can attend RIC at a 40% discount. Leading in social mobility, RIC extends this offer of more than $10,000 off of out-of-state tuition.

Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges in New England

Discover why RIC was ranked as one of the top 10 best value public colleges in New England in 2021, by Money Magazine:

Rhode Island College is located in historic Providence on a 180-acre suburban campus. Over $115 million has been invested in facility upgrades over the past 5 years. Downtown Providence and its many cultural and career opportunities are just minutes away, and we're in close proximity to these larger neighboring cities:

  • Boston, MA: 50 miles
  • Burlington, VT: 264 miles
  • Hartford, CT: 73 miles
  • Manchester, NH: 102 miles
  • New York, NY: 181 miles
  • Portland, ME: 163 miles

As a Rhode Island College student, you'll be part of a diverse community of approximately 5,000 undergraduates. One-third of students identify as people of color and we hold the proud distinction of being an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Many students at RIC are the first-generation students, being the first in their families to attend a four-year college. We are also a military-friendly school known for our commitment to student veterans.   

Opportunity awaits you at Rhode Island College, where you'll have the ability to study over 50 majors in the arts, science, education, business, nursing, and social work. View our full listing of majors, minors

A Rhode Island College education delivers value, and is ranked in the top 20% of four-year colleges nationwide in creating economic mobility. 75 % of Rhode Island College students receive Financial Aid, and RIC provides generous financial aid programs to keep students focused on their education. Tuition and housing costs for 2023-2024 are frozen at our 2022-2023 rates. View more details on tuition and fees

Students from New England (MA, CT, NH, ME, VT) are eligible for the Northeast Neighbors tuition discount, as well as students from these counties in NY, NJ, and PA:

New York:

Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester

New Jersey:

Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union




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Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application. All students applying for undergraduate admission should complete the Common Application.

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As a Northeast Neighbor you can easily pay us a visit. Come and experience our campus for yourself.

Rhode Island College entrance


Office of Undergraduate Admissions

If you need information about the application process, scholarships and financial aid, transfer credits, and more, our dedicated team of admissions counselors are here to guide and support you from your first campus visit to your first day of classes.