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Acceptance Rate 50.16%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 20.55%
Applicants 116,278
Admitted 58,321
Enrolled 11,986

Applying To Rhode Island Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 50.16% at Rhode Island colleges and universities where total 116,278 students have applied and 58,321 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $65.88 and the graduate application fees is $57.50. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Rhode Island colleges.
General Admission Information of Rhode Island Colleges
Open Admission Policy9 out of 24 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 65.88
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 57.50
Average Acceptance Rate50.16%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)20.55%
Average Test Scores1,220 SAT / 75 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2019-2020, total 116,278 students (48,074 men and 68,182 women) applied to and 58,321 (23,940 men and 34,367 women) students were accepted to admit Rhode Island Colleges. Among them, 5,450 men and 6,536 women were enrolled into Rhode Island schools. The average acceptance rate is 50.16% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 20.55%. The table below shows the Rhode Island colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Rhode Island Colleges (2019-2020)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants116,27848,07468,182
Admitted58,32123,94034,367
Enrolled11,9865,4506,536
Acceptance Rate 50.16% 49.80% 50.40%
Enrollment Ratio 20.55% 22.77% 19.02%
[Chart]Rhode Island Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Rhode Island college, 6,002 students (69.83% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,535 students (16.83%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,312 and 25th percentile score is 1,128. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 82 and 25th percentile score is 69. 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 Writing563.33648.33
SAT Math565.00663.33
ACT Composite23.5027.17
ACT Math22.6026.60
ACT English23.2027.80
[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 4 Rhode Island colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Rhode Island colleges.
Admission Checklist for Rhode Island Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA82
High School Rank06
High School Record (or Transcript)120
Completion of College Preparatory Program73
Recommendations81
Formal Demonstration of Competencies15
Admission Test Scores43
TOEFL102
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)01