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Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island, United States
As a leading regional public college, Rhode Island College personalizes higher education of the finest quality for undergraduate and graduate students. We offer vibrant programs in arts and sciences, business and professional disciplines within a supportive, respectful and diverse community.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)

About

History

Rhode Island College is built upon a legacy vital not only to the state of Rhode Island but also to the development of modern education in this country. RIC came from humble origins, as an untested idea that was championed by a few truly visionary leaders. 

Education

Rhode Island College offers more than 90 undergraduate and 30 graduate academic programs including a wide range of programs in management, education, nursing, and social work, as well as in the performing and fine arts.

Research

The Center for Research and Creative Activity (CRCA) was established with financial support from the Davis Educational Foundation to broaden participation of students and faculty in the high-impact practice of mentored undergraduate research and creative activity. The mission of CRCA is to increase student engagement toward greater student retention, persistence, and degree completion.

Career

Self-assessment is an exploration process through which a student examines his/her interests, skills, and values and how those connect with different career options. This process may include both individual sessions with a career counselor and use of an assessment instrument. It is an especially helpful process for students who are also trying to decide upon an academic major.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The Office of Student Life provides programs, services, and co-curricular experiences that enhance student success.  Our efforts promote an inclusive community and the development of leadership skills, critical thinking, global awareness, self-advocacy, career decision-making and job search skills.  The Office of Student Life also improves the quality of student life by addressing students’ needs and issues and works to maintain student safety.

Housing services

Each of the six residence halls features social lounges, along with laundry and kitchen facilities. Each hall has its own character and style. Browne, Thorp, and Weber Halls are designed with suites of eight to twelve single rooms adjacent to a study-lounge area. Sweet and Willard Halls feature double occupancy rooms, and Sweet Hall and Penfield Hall have provisions for students with disabilities. All six are co-educational. With the opening of the Penfield Hall, we are able to accommodate a total of 1,194 students.

Library services

The Adams Library offers many services for RIC students, including borrowing, access to databases, guides for technology, and more. The RIC ID card functions as a library card which is used for borrowing materials at RIC and HELIN libraries, as well as paying for printing.

ICT services

  • Borrow Laptops and iPads
  • Print, Copy and Scan
  • Use Public Computers
  • Stream Media
  • Explore Digital Commons

Medical services

The mission of Rhode Island College Health Services is to provide confidential and holistic primary health care to enhance the academic potential of our students. Each student encounter is an opportunity to educate about prevention and risk reduction to promote life-long healthy choices.

Student Life

Campus life

Rhode Island College offers a rich and rigorous environment for each student to engage in learning -- in and out of the classroom. We believe that your educational experience should have many dimensions. You will experience growth in skills and factual knowledge, in self-confidence and self-esteem, in your ability to imagine and create, and in your awareness of others in this increasingly diverse community. We hope that you will make a commitment to grow in each of these dimensions because we know your satisfaction with your educational experience will be directly related to such a commitment.

Sports facilities

Officially opened and dedicated during the 1989 fall semester, the Recreation Center is a tangible reflection of the College’s commitment to provide an exciting on-campus environment that is conducive to the total growth and development of its students, faculty, and staff and assists in their total wellness. The mission of the Recreation Center is to provide RIC students, College community, alumni, and interested persons from the community-at-large with high-quality and wholesome recreational programs and services.

Student clubs

The following student organizations have institutional recognition through the Rhode Island College Office of Student Activities:

  • Active Minds
  • Advocacy and Beyond Club
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • American Marketing Association
  • Anchor

Accreditation

Rhode Island College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I am at my first year at Rhode Island College, transferring from a community college in Rhode Island. I am studying Psychology and am very passionate about it. I am enrolled in 4 classes currently and I enjoy them thus far. Ric is a great school and has many great professors.

RIC, great staff and education
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

A lot of students at RIC will find may things to complain about- for me, the opposite was true. My program of study was filled with knowledgeable professors, always looking to help and inspire. I think RIC is one of the best, yet under-rated schools around.

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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