Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

Providence, USA

  • 1877

  • 37.0%

    International Students
  • 5

    No. of Programs
  • NO

  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations & Rankings

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is a private art and design school, located in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1877, the University offers bachelor's and master's degree programs across 19 majors. The campus of the University is located at the base of College Hill and contiguous with the Brown University campus. The university RISD is affiliated with AICAD.

According to Times Higher Education US Ranking 2020, the university stands at 139th position. The institution is ranked at 4th position in the world in Art and Design by the QS WUR by Subject Ranking 2020.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The RISD (RIZ- dee) campus has an extensive art museum and eye stunning nature lab with animals, plants, and specimens for students to study any references in their art. On-campus, the students of RISD can explore lots of clubs and off-campus, they can visit restaurants and interesting architecture of the state capital. 

The University has an urban setting and its campus size is 23 acres. International students represented by more than 144 countries find in this university a perfect place to pursue their academic aspirations

Rhode Island School of Design offers graduate courses like Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Industrial Design, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Design in Interior Studies, Master of Arts in Interior Architecture, Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Arts in Art plus Design Education. 

Accomplishments & Alumni

RIZ-dee is one of the oldest and best-known colleges of art and design in the U.S. Key alumni of Rhode Island School of Design includes Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia. Other notable alumni are, Kara Walker, Jenny Holzer, Nicole Miller and many more. There are more than 30,000 alumni of RISD living worldwide maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship between alumni and college.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

With more than 2000 international students, Rhode Island School of Design is a popular destination for higher studies among international students. The diversity of students at RISD is as mentioned: 32% white, Non-resident alien 27.4%, Asian 19.6%, Latino 8.5%, Race unknown 5.1%, two or more races 4.6%, Black or African American 2.6%, American Indian 0.2%. Havine a student faculty ratio of 9:1, the institute also has a sizeable percentage of international students (37%).

Top hirers include Hubspot, Boston Logic, Google, Apple, Hasbro, Microsoft, Facebook, Infosys and many more.

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  • MFA in Photography

    • Mode


      Application Fee


    • Duration

      2 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 33,18,200

  • M.Arch

    • Mode


      Application Fee


    • Duration

      3 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 33,18,200

Campus Location

Rhode Island School of Design

Two College Street Providence, RI 02903-2784

http://www.risd.edu/Students/Diversity/International_Student_Services/ | 401 277-4957 | oiss@risd.edu

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