Acceptance Rate 51.68%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 19.2%
Applicants 114,001
Admitted 58,917
Enrolled 11,311

Applying To Rhode Island Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 51.68% at Rhode Island colleges and universities where total 114,001 students have applied and 58,917 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $65.00 and the graduate application fees is $57.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Rhode Island colleges.
General Admission Information of Rhode Island Colleges
Open Admission Policy9 out of 24 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 65.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 57.00
Average Acceptance Rate51.68%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.2%
Average Test Scores1,250 SAT / 28 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 114,001 students (46,909 men and 67,054 women) applied to and 58,917 (24,051 men and 34,837 women) students were accepted to admit Rhode Island Colleges. Among them, 5,015 men and 6,294 women were enrolled into Rhode Island schools. The average acceptance rate is 51.68% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 19.20%. The table below shows the Rhode Island colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Rhode Island Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 51.68% 51.27% 51.95%
Enrollment Ratio 19.20% 20.85% 18.07%
[Chart]Rhode Island Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Rhode Island college, 5,957 students (71.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,466 students (16.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,337 and 25th percentile score is 1,162. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 93 and 25th percentile score is 77. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Rhode Island colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Rhode Island Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing581.00661.00
SAT Math581.00676.00
ACT Composite25.0030.00
ACT Math25.0030.00
ACT English27.0033.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Rhode Island Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Rhode Island Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Rhode Island Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Rhode Island State, 11 schools use semester calendar systems and 3 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester11 out of 24 schools
Quarter3 out of 24 schools
Trimester0 out of 24 schools
Four-one-four plan1 out of 24 schools
Other academic year0 out of 24 schools
Differs by program4 out of 24 schools
Continuous4 out of 24 schools
Un-Known/Other1 out of 24 schools
Next table describes credits that Rhode Island colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits11 out of 24 schools
Credits for Life Experiences9 out of 24 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits13 out of 24 schools
Credit for Military Training11 out of 24 schools

Application Requirements

8 Rhode Island schools require High School GPA and 12 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 1 Rhode Island colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Rhode Island colleges.
Admission Checklist for Rhode Island Colleges
High School GPA82
High School Rank06
High School Record (or Transcript)120
Completion of College Preparatory Program73
Formal Demonstration of Competencies15
Admission Test Scores13
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)01