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Rhode Island School of Design - GPA and Test Scores for Admission

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Rhode Island School of Design - GPA and Test Scores for Admission
RISD - GPA and Test Score Data for Admission

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RISD, the Rhode Island School of Design, is a highly selective school of art -- only a third of all applicants will get in. Successful applicants tend to have grades and test scores that are well above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most students who got into RISD had averages of "B+" or higher, SAT scores (CR+M+W) above 1750, and ACT composite scores of 25 or higher. Many successful applicants had grades up in the "A" range.

However, Rhode Island School of Design applicants need more than good grades and test scores to be admitted. If you look at the red (rejected students) and yellow (waitlisted students) in the graph, you'll see that quite a few students with impressive numbers did not get in. At the same time, you'll notice that some students got in with grades and test scores that are below the norm. This is because admission to RISD is based on much more than numbers. The school asks applicants to submit two essays and they also recommend one or more letters of recommendation. Most important, all applicants must submit two drawings and a portfolio of 12 to 20 images.

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