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The Rhode Island School of Design

Your Combined ACT:
SAT Math + Verbal:
Your Chances at RISD
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at RISD
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
674
1,992
# Admitted
278
621
% Admitted
41.2%
31.2%
% Overall
33.7%

Students who got into RISD:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (5), Grades (6), Sports/Extracurriculars (1), College Essay (0)
did the nasty with an admissions officerMar 10 2010Art & Design Department
Female
Focus on your portfolioDec 03 2009Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
Focus on your portfolio. I was surprised that I got in, but I spent a lot of time on my portfolio and I spent 1 weekend on my 3 home drawings. Don't worry too much about the drawings, but spend time on your portfolio and show a lot of diversity. Also, care about your grades. They matter! Don't just have academic still life drawings, show what you like to do.
ACT: 29 Female
The application is tough, however it is SO worthOct 03 2009Undecided
Male
I was a transfer, its an Amazing schoolSep 26 2009Art & Design Department
I was a transfer, its an Amazing school. however if you are into the fine arts go to MICA, their painting department is far superior to RISD's

I'm changing to illustration as soon as I can.

Professors are not that accessible in my limited experience here
Male

To get in we had to do several drawingsMar 09 2009Art & Design Department
To get in we had to do several drawings and of course your grades and your unique style have a lot to do with getting in . They love diversity at this school. Requirement
SAT: 1300 Male

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